:shock: those weren't the answers I was expecting
Well, the only ancient knowledeges that have been passed down here are; cooking-.......
well, I am no mayan, they don't exist anymore, the only ones that "look" mayan here are the pooor people , most of them are cheaters, liars, robbers, (specialy parrot robbers
. I miss my parrot that was called lorenzo) thats one reason you shouldn't trust them....(well not all of them are like this but sadly a great majority is like this)
Well here the people are mostly catholic fanatics so they don't pay atention to any mayan prohecy, just their church and food, here the peaple prefer to stay away from the truth and believe in wicky wacky magic things. And if not, they are afraid from the truth, so is really sad.
Of course, there are some people , the inteligent ones that investigate and believe in 2012 , Illuminati , and research a lot(if they don't believe in 2012 they just simply have read many books ). But sadly this peaple are the ones that went to school , and work. But this peaple are the most rare to find.
What in your opinion constitutes a Native Maya person?
Thats like saying that there aren't anymore Native American Indians left because they don't rain dance around in loin cloths and feathered headdresses or shoot buffalo with bows and arrows! The maya have been suppressed just as the american indians have. That doesnt mean that all American Indians are cheaters liars or robbers... nor are the Maya people. They have developed at their own speed as a race; keeping with them much of their culture, religion, folk lore and yes cooking. That is anything but sad.
In my town most Maya work, it doesnt fall into the conventional western concept of work but they work. You wont find them in local bars slinging whisky or in corporate offices but you will see them on just about every corner selling typical maya clothing, shoes, jewellery, food, pottery and much more. In fact, the majority of 'gringos' that live here prefer them to anyone else for employment, do you think thats because they are all robbers, liers and cheats? Its because we trust them and admire their family values and morals, something lost, imo, in the Mexican and American cultures. Some of the hardest domestic workers here are the Maya.
What is sad is that the government is just now willing to help them because they are coming to realize the Maya are a tourist attraction in themselves, something the government is more than willing to exploit for money.
What are you referring to when you say they are afraid of the truth? What is this 'truth'?
Could you give me an example of the wicky wacky magic things?
Are you one of those intelligent people that have done your own investigating; seeing as though your not Mayan?