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GUATEMAYA-The Unification of Wisdom

17/12/2012 13:36

“This is not the end of the world, but the return of the ancestral wisdom”. Journey into the heart of the Maya today, to discover what their message is for the world. Contemporary society has developed a fascination with the Mayan Calendar, and culture, but we rarely hear the voice of the Maya themselves.

Through the eyes of Tzutujil Mayan Elder Pedro Cruz, we learn of the indigenous struggle to retain the wisdom of the ancient Mayan teachings. With the arrival of the conquistadors, this ignited an era of destruction of Mayan language, culture, and their way of keeping time.