Mayan Rituals

Ben and I are on Lake Atitlan in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. It’s the deepest lake in Central America and has small indigenous towns around its perimeter and between mountains and volcanoes that also surround the lake. After being in the beautiful, clean, to good to be true, colonial walls of Antigua, we were … Continue reading Mayan Rituals

Shaman Ritual

Over the past few weeks our teacher Carlos has been introducing us to Ecuador’s tradition of using herbal plants. Plants have been used medicinally for thousands of years in this country, and still have a very modern role in most society, particularly in indigenous communities living in the Andes (which make up about 30% of … Continue reading Shaman Ritual