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“Sikodiwa” is a portmanteau of the words “sikolohiya” (psychology) and “diwa” (will, psyche).

It is a project that explores the grit and magic of the Filipino mind.

It was created by Carl Lorenz Cervantes.

This image of an anito is in the public domain.

The Library

The Sikodiwa Library contains various resources connected to the Sikodiwa project. In particular, it contains the following:

Publicly available resources are linked, for your easy browsing.

Free zines are also available, which can be downloaded, printed, and distributed.

Also included in this library is a list of features and published work related to the Sikodiwa project.

Carl Lorenz Cervantes is a researcher who is interested in the psychology of Filipino spirituality. He worked on his masters degree in counseling psychology in Ateneo de Manila University. He is currently teaching psychology at Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Intramuros, Manila.