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“Wa'ix” What are you talking about?
The non-traditional adventure tourism business Extreme Mayan Adventures launches an educational resource on Mayan culture. The resource is for students, teachers, and travelers to Guatemala.
Who is Maximón? What is the indigenous belief about the Mayan number zero? When does the Mayan calendar end? Where can someone go to escape the hoards of tourists in Panajachel? And why do Mayan shamans consider the corn plant sacred? The answers to all these questions are found in this new online resource for students, educators, travelers, and aficionados of Mayan Culture.
Some of the highlights of this new resource include a page defining Mayan words, a travel blog outlining unique day trips around Lake Atitlan, an article about the Mayan calendar, and a compiled list of external links to informational websites. Though all these resources are useful, the flagship of the new resource is a newly released dissertation on the Tzutujil Mayan concept of Jaloj-K'exoj http://mayanadventuretravel.com/
This never before released visual ethnography outlines the interconnectedness in pan-Mayan culture between the concept of Jaloj-K'exoj, the Mayan number zero, the Mayan calendar, Mayan mathematical concepts, the corn plant, and the rhombus. The thesis is 40 pages long. It includes photographs of the weaving and is based on major anthropological studies. This is a fantastic free e-book for anybody interested in Mayan philosophy and religion.
So, what is a wa'ix you ask? Well, don't ask us about it. You can find the answer in the resource section on the Extreme Mayan Adventures website: http://mayanadventuretravel.com/
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