Spirituality has always come from rivers. The Nile gave birth to western civilization, which cradled Christianity and Islam. The Indus germinated eastern systems, which sprouted Hinduism and Buddhism. Yet, the holy water that completes the holy trinity is less known.
As a student at Papaloapan University in southern Mexico, I’m astonished how few people realize that the watershed of the jade green Papaloapan River was a bedrock foundation for a new world society that constructed a new world ideology. Perhaps those of us who live in the Americas, who know so much about faiths from abroad, should learn more about the philosophy of our homeland.
Fresh Wind & Strange Fire: One Man’s Adventures in Primal Mexico is a profound and hilarious guide to the heartland and heart of the Americas. At first glance, it’s a funny and sexy travel book. Yet, the story grips you, holds you, and transports you effortlessly into a deeper understanding of where we who live in the Americas come from and where we’re going.
This captivating journey with author Lyn Fuchs across the land of the ancient Olmec and Maya is really about the journey we all take across the diverse terrain of our lives. Order a copy from your local bookstore or Amazon.com, and let it inspire you to live life’s adventure to the fullest.