The Maya Cosmovision: Philosophy, Spirituality, and Connection to the Universe with Jazmin Caraveo Tunon - Context Travel

The Maya Cosmovision: Philosophy, Spirituality, and Connection to the Universe with Jazmin Caraveo Tunon


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The Maya cosmovision is the holistic worldview of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It interprets the relationship between humans, their surroundings, and the universe—the cosmos. Join archeologist Jazmín Caraveo Tuñón to unpack the layers of this sophisticated philosophy so often shrouded in mystery and wonder.

“We are just one thread in the wonder we call existence. We inhabit as reality shaped and modeled after the cosmos, and we vibrate in tune with the movement of the stars. We find other dimensions by stopping time, and this is achieved in dreams or in absolute stillness.” Carlos Barrios, The Book of Destiny: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012.

In this seminar, we’ll discuss the origins of the Maya, the way they understood the universe, and how this understanding was reflected in the material world. Of particular focus will be the architecture and planning of their ancient cities and the true meaning of the pyramidal base temples at sites like Chichén Itzá, Tulum, and Ek Balam.

Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with perspective on how the Maya viewed and interacted with the world and understand how the legacy of the cosmovision lives on today.

Born and raised in Mexico City, Jazmín’s interest and passion for pre-Colonial art and worldview of ancient Mexican cultures led her to pursue a degree in archaeology (ENAH) and a Master’s degree of Mesoamerican studies (UNAM). Her fascination for the Mayan culture and her love for Mexico led her to become an adventurous tour guide with the purpose of sharing the historic, cultural, and natural heritage of this beautiful country.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
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M.H.
The Maya Cosmovision w/Jazmin Caraveo Tunon

So much great information, well researched by Jazmin, who shared an impressive volume of knowledge of the Mayan cosmovision. There is something about their cosmology that is so fascinating in its consistency and complexity, and I very much enjoyed Jazmin's direction, further explaining it as related to the imagery and carvings found at the archeological sites and cities. If you are interested in this topic, I highly recommend this conversation and any others guided by Jazmin!

C
C.
Fascinating!

I am fascinated by the ancient Maya and their spiritual beliefs and practices. Jazmin distilled the topic beautifully, while including so much detail in the ancient ruins. It was 90 minutes of jam-packed information.

J
J.
Much more than a typical tourist jaunt around the sites

Had visited two of the three sites in 2014 that Jazmin showed us and found her framing of the philosophy made the sites (and all the others I visited) more interesting.

M
M.

I always enjoy the Context discussions and always learn something.

A
A.

Enjoy "Zoom" learning.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
82%
(9)
9%
(1)
9%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
M
M.H.
The Maya Cosmovision w/Jazmin Caraveo Tunon

So much great information, well researched by Jazmin, who shared an impressive volume of knowledge of the Mayan cosmovision. There is something about their cosmology that is so fascinating in its consistency and complexity, and I very much enjoyed Jazmin's direction, further explaining it as related to the imagery and carvings found at the archeological sites and cities. If you are interested in this topic, I highly recommend this conversation and any others guided by Jazmin!

C
C.
Fascinating!

I am fascinated by the ancient Maya and their spiritual beliefs and practices. Jazmin distilled the topic beautifully, while including so much detail in the ancient ruins. It was 90 minutes of jam-packed information.

J
J.
Much more than a typical tourist jaunt around the sites

Had visited two of the three sites in 2014 that Jazmin showed us and found her framing of the philosophy made the sites (and all the others I visited) more interesting.

M
M.

I always enjoy the Context discussions and always learn something.

A
A.

Enjoy "Zoom" learning.