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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.

For those who would like to read my current writing and research and receive updates via email, you may subscribe here.

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 the author of Deep Roots: Essays on the Psychic and Spiritual in Philippine Culture, which has been distributed around the world. He is currently a lecturer in the University of the Philippines, in Diliman, Quezon City.