“So live your life so that the fear of death need never enter your heart. Do not be like those who weep and beg for just a little more time to live your life a different way. When your time comes, sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.” -Chief Tecumseh
We will miss you Ramon, but your songs and teachings will live on forever. Love you.
This day is held in celebration of the creative life force given to us by Tonantzin (Mother Earth). An indoor ceremony and talking circle is held in order to honor all life given to us, especially by the female side of Ometeotl (the male-female life force in creation).
What: Tonantzin Ceremony
When: Dec 12th, 2011
Pot Luck: Always welcomed but not required.
Nov 2 Dia de los Muertos (Micailhuitl): A Temazcal and an Altar set-up is held on this day to remember and honor those who have passed on to Mictlan (the underworld). To our people, death was not something to be feared or ignored. Instead, our culture teaches us to celebrate, dance with, and honor death as just another part of the life cycle. In fact, it is part of our culture to not only celebrate death, but also eat it one sweet bite at a time.
What: Temazcal and altar set-up
When: Wed Nov 2nd
Where: 302 Gonzalez St.
Pot Luck: Always welcomed but not required
On this day, Danza Azteca is held in honor of the Sun passing over the Zenith of the sky at noon. Our culture believes that this is the time in which the doorway was its most receptive to thoughts and prayers from creation. During the day, the Sun is represented as an Eagle descending down towards the sunset while at night, the Butterfly constellation also appears over the Zenith of the night sky. This creates the male-female duality in which our culture is based on. It is also at this time that the Eagle constellation moves over the cactus constellation and perches on it. Our ancestors took this cosmic event as a sign to begin the settlement of what is now Mexico City.
What: Danza Azteca conmemorating the founding of Mexico-Tenochtitlan.
When: July 26
Where: Sundance Grounds at Hueco Tanks (please contact us for directions or caravan arrangements)
Pot Luck: Light snacks, water, and fruit always welcomed but not required