Thanks to the teachings of indigenous healers in the Americas, people are waking up to the sacredness of the tobacco plant. Many people associate sacred tobacco with the North American pipe ceremony or know of its role in Amazon shamanic traditions.
But many people don’t understand the role of sacred tobacco in the Mayan and Aztec creation story and history. The Maya were also part of this important indigenous ritual practice. Over time, they integrated a native “cigar” into some of their rituals. Today, the sacred use of cigars span traditions as widespread as the veneration of Maximón in Guatemala and the Santeria faith in the Caribbean. And the misunderstood Mayan sacred calendar or tzolk’in is woven into all aspects of Mayan life, including Mayan astrology.
Join Kirsten and Merissa Lovett for a webinar on Mayan Sacred Tobacco and the Sacred Calendar, Tuesday, September 25 and Wednesday, September 26 from 11:30 AM – noon at Shamanic Earth Medicine.
On Day 1, Kirsten will offer examples throughout Mayan and Aztec history of the sacred role of tobacco. Sacred Tobacco is featured throughout Mesoamerican creation stories, in stones or temples, and as offerings in ceremonies today.
On Day 2, Merissa will introduce the Mayan sacred calendar, some traditional approaches to “keeping the days”, and an overview of Mayan astrology.
Anyone who signs up will receive a free gift and the replay of the webinar.
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