"Death is the only friend who has been by my side the whole time- a true witness to my life."
In many earth-based cultures around the world, we see that death is a living entity or spirit that guides us- it has an essence. In some cases, like the Mexica-Azteca, there is no word for death, but rather, we transcend and go back to the fountain of life. This voyage can be seen from Greeks to Celtics, to Mayans. Our earthly ancestors have gifted us a blueprint for death and how we can relate to it so we don't have to suffer when it is time- however, and whenever that is.
Join us, on this journey of reimagining Death. This is the introduction to a cohort that will begin on October 1.
Mariana Bandera is an anthropologist and archaeologist who has an affinity to ceremonies around the world that help preserve wisdom and remembrance. Under the guidance of her Mexica and Mayan mentors, she offers Cacao ceremonies and life story interviews for those who want to share their wisdom and heart with their family and loved ones as a form of Right of Passage.