HomeThe PASCHR Journalvol. 2 no. 2 (2019)

Indigenous Religious Beliefs, Rituals, and Practices as Expressions of Culture

Michael G. Layugan



The indigenous peoples’ religious belief system forms the intangible culture that embodies the interconnectedness of everything within their universe. Their universe is a whole network of activities involving the world of physical realities and the world of the unseen. This symbiotic relationship also determines the well-being of the individual, the community and the environment. It is a belief that once this rapport is severed, harm can happen to individuals, and natural catastrophes can wreak havoc on the environment.