A Note From Dr. Beverly Nelson, Director
Last Friday, October 12th marked the 520th anniversary of the discovery of the American continent by the European explorers – the most known of which is Christopher Columbus. The circumstances of this event are taught to children in Mexican local schools from a very early age.
Countries, communities and their traditions are enriched by the fusion of cultures. It’s true that there was chaos and conflict, and great losses, yet also many positive things came out of the clash of two impressive cultures – the Spanish and the Mexican. All of the Mexican traditions still alive today, incorporate elements of both cultures.
As an American living in San Miguel de Allende, I find myself also a part of another cultural phenomenon – that of the many Americans who live in this beautiful town and absolutely love it!It gives me great joy and hope to take part in that cultural interaction. Whether we take part in the local festivities, or get involved with remarkable social organizations to give something back to the people of San Miguel de Allende, we are all part of something unique and meaningful.
At LifePath Center, we’re very excited to participate in the merging of cultures, so next November 1st we are going to have a Day of the Dead Altar / Offering, created by our staff and practitioners. More specific details to follow soon – we’ll love to have you join us!