Day 1: The Arrival
Tuesday - 8:30 pm
And so the story begins on the beach...
Mayan rowers have just rescued a castaway on a canoe journey from the island of Cozumel. When they reach the mainland, the people see that the man is different from them – white – and they are afraid. The village leader, the Chaman, orders to offer the white man up as a sacrifice to the goddess. The Chaman’s daughter, however, pleads on the man’s behalf. Overcome by fatherly love, the Chaman grants his daughter’s wish and spares the foreign man’s life.
Tuesday 8:30 pm
Day 2: Fire of Life Ceremony
Saturday - 8:30 pm
Gather around a clearing in the jungle to witness a Mayan ritual of darkness and fire...
Surrounded by the intense heat, the Mayan Chilam gives thanks for everything the Great Creator has given us: the sacred elements of Water, Sun, Wind, Earth and Life. While the villagers dance to thunderous drums, the Xcalacoco community unites in a prayer for harmony. In this final ceremony, we promise to continue feeding the Fire of Life.