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Day of the Dead October Full Member Teaching

Oct 29, 2013

This month we are excited to learn about the Day of the Dead from the Mexica/Mestiza perspective on TUESDAY OCTOBER 29th at 6:30 pm PDT. 

 

The work of Citlalxochitl Elena Rios (Azteca Mexica / Mestiza) emphasizes culturally significant themes that take shape through painting, music, dance, and song.  She is the author and illustrator of "Mihtotiancalli" or "La Casa del Danzante, The Dancer's House". 

 

Further education within the Azteca Mexica ceremonial tradition has involved travel in the United States and Central Mexico.  She has played an integral role in the making and designing of vestuario (trajes) or "regalia" which is the clothing that is worn during the offering of dance.  Also helping to organize and direct community circles of learning that are rooted within the structure, discipline, and ways that have been set forth by elders and teachers of the past.  At the time of this writing, she and her son  Miguel make their home in Ojai, California, within the tribal lands of the Chumash.  The word "Ojai" is derived from the Chumash word "Ahwa'y" meaning "moon".  

 

For more information on Elena, click here

 
Her book can be ordered HERE
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