Tag Archives: Santiago

Oldest Maya Ruler Tomb, 350 BCE


One of the more interesting icons in the cultural history of the world is the image of the jester, or trickster, or fool.  It might be Enki, or Loki, or Maximón, or Prometheus among many.  It is an archetype in … Continue reading

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Memories of Genocide: Guatemala


I have an uneasy fascination with the era of Guatemalan genocide.  I was there toward the end of this period (Guatemalan Civil War) in the 1990s.  I visited Santiago Atitlán in 1990 a week after the massacre of 13 indigenous … Continue reading

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