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DSC_6238.jpg - Although the predominant religion is the Catholic one, many Guatemalan indigenous peoples practice traditional rituals alongside the other belief. In the Mayan cosmovision, everybody upon their birth has a Nahual, the spirit of an animal that protects and guides. The indigenous spiritual world is broad and full of symbolisms.  Photographs: Javier P. Santos Comments: Rosa Alcubilla English translation and quotes selected from the REMHI and Memory of Silence Reports for the exhibitions: Stefania Minervino © 2009

30 | Mi Nagual | Although the predominant religion is the Catholic one, many Guatemalan indigenous peoples practice traditional rituals alongside the other belief. In the Mayan cosmovision, everybody upon their birth has a Nahual, the spirit of an animal that protects and guides. The indigenous spiritual world is broad and full of symbolisms.

Photographs: Javier P. Santos
Comments: Rosa Alcubilla
English translation and quotes selected from the REMHI and Memory of Silence Reports for the exhibitions: Stefania Minervino
© 2009
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