MartAsn Prechtelas experiences growing up on a Pueblo Indian reservation, his years of apprenticing to a Guatemalan shaman, and his flight from Guatemalaas brutal civil war to life in the U.S. inform this lyrical blend of memoir, cultural commentary, and spiritual call to arms. The Unlikely Peace at Cuchumaquic is both an epic story and a cry to the heart of humanity based on the authoras realization that human survival depends on keeping alive the seeds of our aoriginal forgotten spiritual excellence.a Prechtel relates our current state of ecological crisis to the rapid disappearance of biodiversity, indigenous cultures, and shared human values. He demonstrates how real human culture is exterminated when real (not genetically modified) seeds are lost. Like plants that become extinct once their required conditions are no longer met, authentic, unmonetized human cultures can no longer survive in the modern world. To akeep the seeds aliveaaboth literally and metaphoricallyathey must be planted, harvested, and replanted, just as human culture must become truly engaging and meaningful to the soul, as necessary as food is to the body. The viable seeds of spirituality and culture that lie dormant within us need to asprouta into broad daylight to create real sets of cultures welcome on Earth. From the Hardcover edition.The viable seeds of spirituality and culture that lie dormant within us need to asprouta into broad daylight to create real sets of cultures welcome on Earth. From the Hardcover edition.
|Title||:||The Unlikely Peace at Cuchumaquic|
|Publisher||:||North Atlantic Books - 2012-01-31|