Old wisdom and traditions, that have been considered primitive by the church and “driven out” appear to the people of Tamshiyacu even today to be backward. They ward off their rich heritage and their spiritual roots. Frustration and a deep sense of deprivation are the result. They become willing executors of outside financial interests that act against their own ultimate well-being.
To climb the social ladder, they destroy the natural basis of their lives without knowing it. In order to leave their reality of life, they are ready to be seduced by the metaphorical serpent. They sell their livelihoods for the realization that they thereby lose their paradise.