Tuesday, September 29: The Wixaritari and the Heart of the World
Join MOA Director Dr. Anthony Shelton for a special lecture on The Wixaritari (Huichol). The Wixaritari, who live in the mountainous, isolated parts of northwest Mexico, have retained a unique cosmology despite continuous threats to despoil their land and sacred sites. Their homeland was created through the sacrifice of their ancestral deities who became transformed into the land, mountains, seas and plant and animal forms that surround them. This presentation will open a glimpse into this world and describe some of their techniques and philosophy which enables them to see what is invisible to others.
Tuesday, September 29 at 7pm
UBC Museum of Anthropology
Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, September 15, 2015