Walk the Centro de la Adoración in Huautla de Jiménez

Huautla de Jiménez , Oaxaca

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WALK THIS MYSTICAL MOUNTAIN 


At the highest peak of Huautla is the Cerro de la Adoracion, one of the mystical mountains that is home to the Mazatecan culture and a sacred place.
Take the trip to the highest peak which will take you two or three hours of walking. If you prefer to travel by car, you will only need to walk thirty minutes to get to the top.   
During the journey, you will feel the murmur of the birds and the white and disorienting mist staining the sky above the mighty mountains. You will feel the wind against your skin, and the Mazatecan culture drawing you into a mystical and sensorial experience. 


MAKE A WISH TO THE MAZATECO GOD


At the highest point of Huautla, on the Centro de la Adoracion, be sure to ask the Mazateco god, also called Father Thunder, owner of the rivers, rains, mountains and hills, to grant prosperous harvests and benefits. Remember to go with respect and devotion, and pay for your plea with cocoa, candles, eggs and incense like the ancient Mesoamerican peoples once did. 


Once at the foot of the hill, ask one of the local inhabitants to make you a prayer in Mazateco, listen attentively to the sound of each word pronounced and feel the aura of this powerful land. 


ADMIRE THE CULTURAL SYNCRETISM IN CERRO DE LA ADORACION


When you are at the top of the hill, admire the crosses embedded in the earth next to an altar placed aside the Virgin Mary. Slowly bury your offering in the earth, known as a magical bundle, containing cocoa, turkey egg, macaw feathers and amate paper wrapped in banana leaves. You can leave a few flowers and light a candle to give light and guidance to the offerings of this sacred land. 

 

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