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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Introducing the Iguassu Falls Area Guru - This Blog's Seven Approaches to the Iguassu Falls

Seen from above: Major Structural Arcs of Iguassu Falls  

Guru  is a Sanskrit  term that brings to mind the idea of someone who is a "teacher, guide, expert, or master" of certain knowledge or field. The knowledge or field we are talking about here is the Iguassu Falls Area – which includes the Iguassu Water Falls, themselves, as well as the cities and towns, people, organizations, religions and spirituality, culture, languages and cosmovisions in the area.  

Guru also means someone who is more than a teacher. It is one who can help dispel the darkness and take students towards light, serving as a "counselor”, helping mold values, sharing experiential as much as literal knowledge, an inspirational source and who helps in the spiritual evolution of a student. So the purpose of this site is to help people, local and visitors, to see and experience the Iguassu Falls in all of its Seven Awareness Levels.     

We also chose ".guru", a Google Domains domain name since we felt it to be  appropriate for the purposes of this site.  

The two major arches on the Brazilian side (opposite the Argentinean side)

Summing up the seven approaches, in numbers, are:

1. A Sacred Place
2. Six major arches
3. Three stairsteps or layers (traps)
4. Islands aplenty
5. One canyon
6. One Single Falls
7  Seven levels
Three stairsteps or layers - from top to middle layer, from middle layer to canyon

The Seven Awareness Levels (as far as visiting the Falls is concerned)
1. Just for the heck of it*
2. To increase natural and societal knowledge
3. Biological, geological and ecological 
4. Y-Guassu Sacred Falls Level I (Ecospiritual level)
5. Y-Guassu Sacred Falls Level II
6. Y-Guassu Sacred Falls Levels III    
7.Restricted - A few things are so simple they can't be told  

Everybody else's approach
Two sides (Nationalistic biased view)
Two countries
One side more beautiful
185 cascades
285 cascades
Tourist Attraction

* For no particular purpose or reason; only for the sake of fun or distraction. (Source)

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