“Wixaritari” Guardians of the Earth, a photography exhibition by Fernanda Paredes
A photography exhibition by Fernanda Paredes at AltCity from February 15th till March 15th with the collaboration of the Mexican Embassy of Beirut.
A Reception with Fernanda Paredes will take place on Saturday February 15th from 6 to 9 pm at AltCity, a short movie about the “Wixaritari” will be screened at 7pm
You are invited to come and discover the history of this small ancient society and discover their rituals, beliefs and heritage.
“The Healing People.” as they call themselves
For centuries, hidden away from the modern world and protected by the natural barrier the mountains afforded, the Wixaritari have performed ceremonial rituals they believe heal the Earth and keep nature balanced.
They are one of the last pre-Hispanic alive cultures in Latin America, despite the Spanish colonization and the advance of the Mexican society, they have kept their culture, rituals and their ancient way of living.
Huicholes teach us that man must be a guardian of the Earth, he must feel in his heart the pain of the wounded animal, the crushed blade of grass. For all souls are linked.
The universal life force kupuri, flows through all nature’s creations. And when man destroys nature, he destroys the finest part of his own being.