Skip to comments.Mayans pray for Obama ahead of visit.....
Posted on 03/22/2011 9:09:42 PM PDT by TaraP
CIUDAD ARCE, El Salvador - El Salvador's Maya Indians on Sunday invoked the forces of nature in an ancient ritual to help US President Barack Obama - set to visit the Central American nation - make wise decisions.
The ceremony for Obama was part of an annual equinox ritual held by members of the country's Maya community.
"We beg the volcanoes, the mountains, and the grandmothers and grandfathers, to call on the energy of the sun to surround ... Obama as he makes decisions," an indigenous shaman named "Tata" Neto said.
Five Maya priests, including Neto - also known as Jose Ernesto Campos - tossed candles and cacao seeds onto a fireplace on a stone altar at an ancient Maya ceremonial site.
Around 100 people who gathered for the ceremony prayed.
"We are going in the wrong direction of our grandfathers and grandmothers, who 7,000 years built the Maya civilization," said another priest, Francisco Rozas.
"Untangle the spider web of all this technology," said a third priest.
The ceremony was held at the Tec-Pan Maya ceremonial center, near Ciudad Arce, some 25 kilometers northeast of the capital San Salvador, under the watchful eye of three US Secret Service agents preparing for Obama's visit.
Obama is scheduled to visit El Salvador on Tuesday and Wednesday during the final leg of his three-nation Latin America tour. The US president began the trip in Brazil, and is set to be in Chile on Monday.
The Mayans are descendants of communities that built pre-Columbian stone cities in the Central American jungle. The culture thrived between 250 and 900, then broke up into competing city-states that were captured by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century.
Maya communities, found today across much of Central America and southern Mexico, have faced discrimination and acts of genocide.
One of the priests recalled the 1932 slaughter of 30,000 Maya Indians during the rule of General Maximiliano Hernandez.
The Maya were also targeted during El Salvador's 1980-1992 civil war.
Will he be the cause for their prediction of the end of the world?
What I wish the volcanoes and mountains would do while Bummer is over there... well it ain’t pretty
Look like he has had to cancel..
Libya concerns prompt Obama to trim stop in El Salvador
Guess he will have to go 12/21/2012!
He needs all the help he can get.
It comes to an end rather neatly at a solstice... methinks the old scribes ran out of rocks or just got tired of carving.
Makes it sound as if the “mayans” are one group, but they are a myriad of ‘tribes’. And they hate each other more than Hispanic descendants. In fact, most of the discrimination is between “mayans”. So, if one group prays for 0, some other group does not. Another group cannot be bothered, etc.
Of course, this fact would go against the narrative.
Or mayhap they believed that the end was predictable?
Won’t do him any good where he’s going.
According to existing statues, a Mayan’s greatest goal was to ascend to the priesthood, climb atop the `Chicken Pizza’ pyramid, slice out somebody’s beating heart, then skin their victim and wear his flayed hide in a ritual of death and sacrifice.
And we’re supposed to LISTEN to these bloody savages!!?
Do they still offer human sacrifices down there?
In a C. S. Lewis vein, it might be observed that in their vile, bloody paganism they sensed something more about ultimate reality than bloodless moderns do.
I know it would extend the calendar!
“El Salvador’s Maya Indians on Sunday invoked the forces of nature in an ancient ritual to help US President Barack Obama - set to visit the Central American nation - make wise decisions. “
Like resigning I hope.
They didn’t want him f’in up their country either!
Somewhere, carved in a stone of the accent Mayan civilization, is a picture of Obama inscribed beneath with the astrological date of “2012”.
“We beg the volcanoes, the mountains, and the grandmothers and grandfathers, to call on the energy of the sun to surround ... Obama AND cover him in lava!
I was praying that the Mayans would take 0bama’s head too!
How's that Mayan civilization thing been going for them the last couple of centuries?........Yeah, right.