built their godhouses and on the full moon during their
Baluum Ceremonies they celebrated the divinity encarnate
in the human, the human incarnate in God, in the sacrement
of the sacred medicine, baoxche.
The Lacandon Mayans say the Lacandon Mayans always lived
in the Lacandon Jungle. And there is no contradiction
between what is said by the anthropologists and historians
and the truth spoken by the Lacandon Mayans.
In the 1950's the Lacandon Mayans ran out of jungle to
keep between themselves and the outside world. In the
1970's Pentocostal Evangelico missionaries began their
efforts to negate the Lacandon Mayan experience of their
wonderworld, and to destroy the Lacandon Mayan culture.
Since then the Lacandon Mayans' struggle has been to preserve
their experience, their seeing of the world as they find
their way in the modern world.