Join us for our Fall Weather Ceremonies in Mexico!

Join us for our Fall Weather Ceremonies in Mexico!

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Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. Photo by Sam Lopez.

[Excerpted from the newsletter of our tradition's teacher and caporal mayor, Don David Wiley.]

In late Fall, many who are initiated in the Nahua rain tradition - known as Quiatlzques (“bringers of water” in Nahuatl) or Tiemperos (“workers of the rain time” in Spanish - gather at their sacred altar and special sites in the central highlands of Mexico to “conclude the rain season” and give gratitude for the rains that provided for us during the growing season. A time-honored set of ceremonies to close the doors on the rainy season to allow time for sleeping, dreaming, and germinating to prepare for the next season of rain, this set of ceremonies is deeply important for the balance with the spiritual presences of weather.

Once they are initiated into this ancient, yet living, tradition, Tiemperos, also called Graniceros (one who alleviates hail and storms) work as a bridge, or conduit, between the over-arching and extensive power of these spiritual beings and the humans who inhabit the earth.

It was shown long ago that this relationship provided the pathway that humans need to receive the blessing of the rain through wind, clouds, lightning, and all the existing expressions of weather. And since all peoples have experienced the destructive ability of weather, having this reciprocal connection is a fundamental necessity to mitigate storms that allow for better living.

We are part of a continuous linage handed down through Don Lucio Campos to the present Temachtian or teacher, Don David Wiley. This path is recognized as a calling and as such it requires a life-long commitment of devotion and learning in order to provide both beneficial weather and spiritual understanding.

Please join us for our ceremonies on November 3 & 4 2019.

For more information about the Granicero tradition and our ceremonies, contact us at workingforweather@keepsthefire.org or at info@ashevilleweatherworkers.org.

 

 

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