Friday, August 13, 2010

The Maya equivalent of a druid

The article "Learning from Don Juan" in the Spring 2010 issue of COA: The College of the Atlantic Magazine (go to page 11, or search for "Don Juan"), profiles Don Juan Witzil Cima of the Yucatan Peninsula.  The article says, "Don Juan is a farmer, counselor, judge, healer, basket maker, father, teacher, guide, knowledge keeper, and so much more." It seems to me that in his role as a h'men in the Maya community, he is the sort of person that druids aspire to be.

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