THE JUNGLE JOURNAL
In this first issue The Jungle Journal will bring you to Peru, Brazil, Mexico, and Cuba. We’ll be learning about the coming of age of a Venezuelan Refugee in Peru, a brief history of Mesoamerica, the Lacandon Jungle in Southern Mexico, the archaic revival of weaving and textiles in Peru, one man’s journey to reclaiming his Quechua culture, a plant medicine discussion with a Peruvian Shaman, cosmovisions from Latin America, food recipes, deforestation and Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, tobacco production in Cuba, interviews, and personal reflections.
The Ritual of Temazcal
The sweat lodge ritual referred to as “Temezcal” is a Meso American ceremony that dates back one thousand years. Ancestrally the Temezcal represents a place of transition— a passage into the womb, where afterwards the participants emerge reborn.Read more
Why the social layout in Latin America encourages us to be responsible tourists
“What is the first step to preserve and respect other people?” This small text tries to create a reflection that encourages us to think deeper about a world we see displayed in travel guides, on the one hand, idyllic and stereotyped, and on the other, rich and complex.
Indigenous Languages: Guardians of Ancestral Knowledge
For thousands of years, long before the emergence of modern education, the only way to transmit knowledge from generation to generation was to speak through the word. From every corner of the globe, myths, legends, and stories were vital to understanding how cultural tradition was passed down ...