ABOUT THE MAYAN WISDOM PROJECT

"COMMITTED TO REVIVING ANCIENT CULTURE, WE AIM TO SET AN EXAMPLE OF HOW INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE CAN BE RESPONSIBLY SHARED."

OUR IMPACT

We collaborate with and employ small, Indigenous, family-owned businesses specializing in traditional methods of producing specialty Maya items such as ceremonial cacao, jicaras, traditional candles and more!

By adopting a value-based pricing model tailored to our American and European customer base, we have the capacity to purchase our products at significantly higher rates than the prevailing local market prices. This approach not only enables us to source goods but also creates avenues for these enterprises to vend larger quantities than they typically would. This, in turn, fosters enhanced wealth distribution within these families and the broader communities they serve.

The collaborations we engage in with the Maya Spiritual Leaders ensure they receive generous compensation and continuous royalties for their contributions to the project's recordings.

Not only does this increase the income of the individuals we employ but it also uplifts other families living in poverty.

WHO ARE WE?

Our journey began three years ago when our co-founder Solveig and her father, the renowned Mayan Spiritual Leader Tata Carlos Barrios, joined forces.

Fueled by a deep concern over the misappropriation and dilution of Mayan traditions, Solveig dedicated herself to empowering the Maya people to share their sacred wisdom with the world.

With the invaluable support of her husband and Mayan Wisdom Project co-founder, Martin, Solveig transformed her father's profound insights into captivating videos and educational content for a broad audience.

With the help of their team, Martin & Solveig’s unwavering commitment to the safety and prosperity of the Maya people has allowed this small project flourish into a global movement whilst upholding its mission to honor the legacy of Tata Carlos, whose pioneering work paved the way for this profound cultural exchange.

  • Why we should stop using the term "cacao ceremony"

    Why we should stop using the term "cacao ceremony"

    Cacao ceremonies are NOT a part of ancestral Maya tradition.Even if cacao has been considered sacred since ancient times, it is important to note that there was no such thing...

    Why we should stop using the term "cacao ceremony"

    Cacao ceremonies are NOT a part of ancestral Maya tradition.Even if cacao has been considered sacred since ancient times, it is important to note that there was no such thing...

  • The importance of Copal for the Maya

    The importance of Copal for the Maya

    Copal is a tree resin that comes from several trees in the Burseraceae family. Its name derives from the Nahuatl word, copalli, meaning incense. Though widely used for spiritual practices,...

    The importance of Copal for the Maya

    Copal is a tree resin that comes from several trees in the Burseraceae family. Its name derives from the Nahuatl word, copalli, meaning incense. Though widely used for spiritual practices,...

  • The Prophecy of the B’alameb’

    The Prophecy of the B’alameb’

    Children of Ik’i B’alam and Kak’ixa Ja’ In the pursuit of a harmonious connection with the energies that form our world, families, communities, and people who hold the wisdom of...

    The Prophecy of the B’alameb’

    Children of Ik’i B’alam and Kak’ixa Ja’ In the pursuit of a harmonious connection with the energies that form our world, families, communities, and people who hold the wisdom of...

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