Making Ojos de Dios in community

¨Traditional Ojos de Dios are frequently woven in solitude, as part o extended meditation or prayer. In other settings, their construction is one aspect of longstanding communal engagement and connection. For centuries, young people in the mountains of New Mexico have made Ojos de Dios in in learning circles (wisdom circles) with their elders. In other parts of the ‘New World’ they were used as ritual objects or for rites of passage.
The Ojo de Dios or God’s eye is a ritual tool, magical object, and cultural symbol evoking the weaving motif and its spiritual associations for the Huichol and Tepehuan Indians of western Mexico. The God’s Eye is symbolic of the power of seeing and understanding that which is unknown and unknowable, The Mystery. The four points represent the elemental processes: earth, fire, air, and water. The Huichol call their God’s eyes Sikuli, which means “the power to see and understand things unknown.”¨

Thank you, Damian and Lucero, for sharing this amazing ancient practice and knowledge with us ❤

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