Saturday, April 22, 2017

Temple mounts

A part of the New School's Orozco mural I'd never really spent much time thinking about came to life for me today. As part of the ISSRNC conference, Ines Talamanez - mother of the field of Native American Religious Studies in the US - and her students presented a fascinating panel called "We Now Speak for Ourselves: Religious Aesthetics for Creating Ceremonial Space, Chanting, Singing, and Dancing in Defense  of Our Sacred Landscapes." At the end, attention turned to the part of the mural with the Yucatan pyramid. Look, said Talamantez, that's us. She had a loop of hair just like that when she was growing up.

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