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03/21/2013

Spring equinox at the pyramids

LA VISITA MASIVA A LAS ZONAS ARQUEOLÓGICAS DEL PAÍS SE REGISTRÓ CON SALDO BLANCO Y SIN DAÑOS. ZONA ARQUEOLÓGICA DE CHICHÉN ITZÁ, YUCATÁN. FOTO DE ARCHIVO DMC INAH. H. MONTAÑO
Some 41,000 tourists flocked to the main 12 pre-Columbian ruins in Mexico Thursday to celebrate the spring equinox. Apparently the tradition is to wear all white clothing, maybe some red beads, and to raise one's hands to "recharge" one's energies. It's not precisely my cup of tea, so I haven't done it, and I'm on the Texas border to boot where there are no ruins. Above is the Temple of Kukulkan at the Chichen Itza ruin in the Yucatan above. The government said the greatest number of tourists -- 21,200 -- went to the Teotihuacan ruins near Mexico City. Below is a photo from Teotihuacan today, provided by the National Institute of Anthropology and History, as is the one above.
LA VISITA MASIVA A LAS ZONAS ARQUEOLÓGICAS DEL PAÍS SE REGISTRÓ CON SALDO BLANCO Y SIN DAÑOS. ZONA ARQUEOLÓGICA TEOTIHUACAN. FOTO DMC INAH. M. MARAT (4)

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hana

And without sounding too critical, I bet not one of those at Chichen brought flowers or fruits as an offering but eager to take. It's reciprocal.

hana

My Maya friends held a Matañkol (unsure of Maya spelling) ayer with a xaman from Hopelchen. It is Thanksgiving Day for my Maya friends and many came in tricycle taxis to partake of the sacred corn mash prepared only for this day. It was high in energy and spirit.

pink schnoid

Reynosa!...welcome back, Tim...these pyramids are cosmic enough on their own, so all this group mumbo celebration seems sort of silly, not my cup of tea, either...but those pyramids are very powerful, they exude big time Chi

Tim J

Okay, Sean, am back on track now with the posts. I came through Reynosa today, and that's been a bit distracting.

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