8. Lina Barrios

Lina Barrios is an anthropologist and ajq’ij, or one who tracks the Maya calendar. Though she became interested in the ancient Maya traditions at the age of 19, it would be some years later that, when in crisis, she consulted with an elderly ajq’ij. He told her that it was her energy to work as an ajq’ij in order to help people through ceremony and teachings. Says Barrios, “By helping others, my problems were resolved.” An advocate for environmental issues, she encourages people to stop leading what she calls “an instant life”, which she believes is harming Mother Earth. She resides in Guatemala.

Lina Barrios speaks to us about masculine/feminine balance in the world of the Maya. Filmed in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala:


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