Even though only the cacique and the bohíque were the ones establishing communication with higher spiritual realms, the purifying state they were all able to reach through the areyto ceremony, would benefit each one of them, allowing them to receive grace, wisdom and joy.
Author Archives: Magic in Puerto Rico
In the Island of Enchantment
In the beautiful land, surrounded by the crystal waters of its blue Caribbean Sea, I can hear through the waves a delightful music that arouses my soul. It is in those stunning sunsets where belonging seems so normal, and in those moonlit nights with showers of falling stars, when the sound of the coquí takes meContinue reading “In the Island of Enchantment”
The Magic of San Juan Bautista Celebration
Accordingly to the legend, la noche de San Juan Bautista is magical because the waters of Puerto Rico are blessed with special powers. It is the only day of the year you shouldn’t skip jumping into the ocean, if you happen to be there.
The Indigenous Borincanos
During the prehistoric times, the Archaic Indians traveled in canoes from the Greater Antilles to our coasts, finding a paradise in Puerto Rico. Approximately 2,300 years ago; another progressive group of Indians, known as ignerus, came from South America. They were great sailors, potters and farmers and had rootsContinue reading “The Indigenous Borincanos”
Mona Island known as The Galápagos of the Caribbean
Sailing through canoes that were built by the Indian Taínos, they navigated the Caribbean and the Atlantic sea, finding a home in La Mona over 2,000 years before Columbus discovered America. They fell in love with the exotic island for its unique flora and fauna; giving thanks to Mother Nature for giving themContinue reading “Mona Island known as The Galápagos of the Caribbean”
Special thanks to two very talented photographers for allowing me to post their fabulous photographs in my blog: Ricardo Jusino and Jerry Valentín.
Arecibo Observatory – The World Largest Telescope
Known as the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence, SETI is the most famous research project at Arecibo Observatory.
The Train that Never Arrived
On November 6, 1944, Puerto Rico celebrated the victory of the Democratic Party on the Election Day. Among the festivities during that festive evening, a show of fireworks took over the clear and radiant sky. During those times, the rail system was the most popular medium of transportation, connecting by train the metropolitan area withContinue reading “The Train that Never Arrived”
A local farmer who lived in Isabela, a beautiful town on the northwestern coast of the island, was named Jacinto. Every afternoon, right before sunset, Jacinto would take a herd of cows for a beach walk. He tied his favorite cow to him while he led the rest of his herd. One day, on theContinue reading “Jacinto’s Well”