Jeff Smith 9 a.m., July 30
Mexican sweat lodge open to public for the 15th annual Dance of the Mother Earth
The traditional temascal and purification dance will be held in Baja between Mexicali and Tecate.
A temascal is a permanent, circular structure often made of volcanic rock, cement, and mud.
A relative of the Native American sweat lodge, the temascal (“house of heat”) dates back to pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican times, when it was used for purification after battle or a ceremonial ball game, general well-being, and to induce childbirth.
From May 23 to December 26, you are invited to take part in the 15th annual Dance of the Mother Earth at Rancho Lagunitas - kilometer 100 on the Mexicali-Tecate carretera libre between a village called El Hongo and the tollbooth.
Enter at the blue CESPTE structure in Cienega Redonda and follow the signs for 5 or 6 kilometers to the parking area, located at a distance from the ceremonies so as not to “interfere with the Energy” (exceptions will be made for those who cannot walk).
Join in the Dance and temascal from 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays.
Cleansing/blessings are offered from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information call Kathy at (665) 104-6106.
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