Originally posted on Mountain, Path, and Pool:
From Maya History and Religion by J. Thompson: On Tobacco as an Offering The lighted cigars in cornhusk wrappings, mentioned as part of a ceremony in 1685, have disappeared from present-day milpa ceremonies in Yucatan, but the tradition still lingers that the Chacs, the rain gods, are heavy smokers,…

Originally posted on carrying their light:
Lately I’ve found myself more challenged by feminism than in the past. I do not and cannot call myself a die-hard feminist. I’m not an activist. I am a quiet supporter, who still indulges in mainstream media while acknowledging how problematic such institutions can often be. I have friends…