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Huichol art: Beaded suns, moons and animals by Robert Otey

The eclipse has special meaning for the Huichol, because it represents the eclipse of July 11 1991 at 10:21 a.m. Pacific Coast time. This is the sixth sun according to the ancient Meso-American Calendars of the Maya. When Cortez arrived it was the begining of the fifth sun. As we all know, Cortez changed their world more than any other force they had ever encountered in their past. Evidently they are expecting some large scale Earth changes according to their divine cosmology. Animals also figure prominently in their beaded art.

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Huichol artwork: celestial things Robert Otey

The eclipse has special meaning for the Huichol, because it represents the eclipse of July 11 1991 at 10:21 A.M. Pacific Coast time. This is the sixth sun according to the ancient Meso-American Calenda... read more
Published or Updated on: May 1, 1997 by Robert Otey © 1997
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By Robert Otey and adapted here from his website "The Masks of God" with his kind permission.

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