Trying to live in harmony with Mother Earth is something that we will never reach in full unless we go back in time and experience a more natural life, more connected to the cycles of the universe.
We are urban, modern, technical beings and somehow that determines our behavior. We want quick answers, convenient solutions and instant fun. Far from us is the idea of being able to enjoy a whole day through contemplation or conscious breathing.
The Chontales were an indigenous group that lived in what is now the state of Guerrero in Mexico. This community lived in harmony with the land whom they called and worshiped as Tonantzin, who was generous and allowed them to exchange silver for food with other communities. For the vast majority of pre-Hispanic indigenous communities, precious metals did not have the same meaning or commercial value they have for us today. Precious metals were simply bartering elements provided by Mother Earth so that her children (the Indians) could survive.
Madre Tierra, a beautiful story written by the well-known author Inga Paterson-Zuñiga, tells us a true story around a sacred silver mine and how a man changed his whole life with the sole purpose to preserve this ancient treasure. Your students will not only be able to entertain themselves with the adventure and life change of Mario Alberto Garcìa, but also learn about the mutual love and respect between Mother Earth and the inhabitants of Guerrero.
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