Mayan Healing with Jose Santos Tamay: I Recognize in you my Other I
The Maya are a people with rich culture, history, traditions, and a way of life that we can learn much from today. I learned more about Mayan healing as well as the culture in my interview with Jose Santos Tamay who I met at Hacienda Chichen in Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico. My own journey has shown how much wisdom cultures such as the Maya have to teach us about our lives and how we see them today.
Celebrating Connections & Cherishing Differences in San Juan Chamula
The villagers of San Juan Chamula in Mexico's Chiapas Highlands are skilled textile artists and practice a faith that that mixes Mayan mythology with Catholic tradition. Get a virtual introduction to Chamulan beliefs, which include a strong commitment to community service & tradition that considers pine to have sacred properties. Saint John the Baptist church is a spiritual home for the devoted residents who put no price tag on their beliefs. Travel opens our eyes to both the cultural differences between us and others, as well as the bond of human connection.
Uncovering Chiapas Culture with the Hero of Chiapas, Mexico
Learning about Chiapas culture in Mexico's San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Patricia Ferrer worked with "big man" Sergio Castro, known by locals as “heroe de Chiapas.” Don Sergio is a humanitarian, an ethnologist, a collector of Maya costumes, textile and artifacts, museum curator and a polyglot.
Danza de los Voladores or Dance of the Flyers
Danza de los Voladores or Dance of the Flyers, is an ancient Mesoamerican ritual still performed today. According to one myth, the ritual was created to ask the gods to end a severe drought. This group is from Papantla in Veracruz, which is considered the epicenter of this ancient art form. Danza de los Voladores was named an item of Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2009.
Cenotes in Yucatan, Mexico - The Mayan Waters of Life
Cenotes in Yucatan, Mexico, are one of the countries best loved attractions, and its 3,000 cenotes offer a magical way to cool off and access Mayan mystery. Take the plunge into the turquoise pools like Cenotes Yaax Ek, Zaci and Ik Kil, and immerse yourself in local culture and history!
Jose Santos Tamay, Mayan healer: I recognize in you my other I
In Mexico's Yucatan, near the ancient Mayan ruin of Chichen Itza, ancient rituals are still practiced by J'men, or shaman. In this revealing and inspiring interview, Mayan healer Jose Santos Tamay debunks myths about Mayan beliefs and offers insight on cultural and spiritual concepts that are both profound and exceedingly practical.
Zapotec Weavers of Santa Ana del Valle in Oaxaca
Mexico's state of Oaxaca is known for its colorful and vibrant arts scene with good reason! Meet father and son tradition-bearers Alberto Sánchez Garcia and Bëërt Sánchez Martinez from the village of Santa Ana del Valle. This powerful profile of sixth-and seventh-generation Zapotec weavers offers insight into their inspiration, creativity and process...as well as a moving story of a father's journey to provide a life, and a legacy, for his son.
Parachicos, Chiapa de Corzo - Healing old Hurts through Pageantry
Parachicos Chiapa de Corzo, Mexico, is a spectacular festival, filled with meaning behind the Parachicos tradition colourful costumes and joyful dancing. Read about the experience of the festival and about the historic and cultural reasons the exuberance of this Mestizo festival contrasts with the personal boundaries of many Mayans.
Merida Music Museum Youth Concert Rehearsal
Catch a rehearsal by a youth group preparing for a concert at the Merida Music Museum. This Yucatecan piece is conducted by José Luis Chan Sabido, Director General y Artístico de la Vienna Music & Art Academy-Yucatán. Mérida is the vibrant capital of the Yucatán and has a rich Mayan and colonial heritage.
Faces of Mexico
Experience Mexico's warm hospitality and see the faces of locals from all around the country, including Oaxaca, Santa Ana del Valle, San Bartolo Coyotepec, Teotitlán del Valle, San Cristobal, Amatenango del Valle, Chiapa de Corzo, San Juan Chamula, Zinacantan, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Merida.