Pilgrimage to Broken Mountain: Nahua Sacred Journeys in Mexico's Huasteca Veracruzana
Presented by Alan and Pamela Sandstrom, Anthropologists
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of Religious Studies at Wilkinson College
Join Alan and Pamela Sandstrom to hear of their decades long field research that explores five sacred journeys to the peaks of venerated mountains undertaken by Nahua people living in northern Veracruz, Mexico.
Esteemed anthropologists Alan and Pamela Sandstrom will present their captivating field research from their new book, Pilgrimage to Broken Mountain: Nahua Sacred Journeys in Mexico’s Huasteca Veracruzana. After long mountainous pilgrimages, the Nahuatl enact ritualized myths grounded in monist philosophy where altars, dances, chants, and paper figures provide direct access to the sacred. These present-day religious practices echo the ancient indigenous ancestorial origins of Día de los Muertos. Scholars are calling the Sandstroms’ research culminating anthropological work, “the first great ethnographies of the twenty-first century,” and “a brilliant masterpiece.”’
Co-sponosred by the Huntington Memorial Lectures
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