Saturday, May 26, 2012

This Week In End-of-the-World News

A few years ago we went grocery shopping at some hippy-dippy organic food co-op here, and thus wound up on the store's mailing list, which is how we know that, at this very moment, in a park a few miles away in Huimilpan, Querétaro, dozens, perhaps hundreds (but really, more likely dozens) of people are taking part in some sort of ceremony to "Activate Neuronal High Vibrations To Awaken Mexico." Participants are urged to wear white, bring a plant or small tree, and water (in glass, not plastic, bottles, por supuesto). Apparently, this was something the Maya did all the time, and, hey, it's not like their civilization collapsed or anything. Here's a video primer, in case you want to play along at home:

Meanwhile, down in the Estado de Mexico, another vibration-related ceremony took place a couple days ago:
Mexican Boy's Eyes Gouged Out 'To Save the World'

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A 5-year-old Mexican boy whose eyes were allegedly gouged out by his mother as part of a drug-fueled ritual "to save the world" is expected to live, but has been left completely blind, health authorities said Friday.

The chief prosecutor for Mexico state, where Nezahualcoyotl is located, said the boy's mother had apparently urged others to help her mutilate her son in order "to prevent an earthquake and save the world."

Several adults were at the home reciting a prayer, and had apparently been fasting because "the world was going to end," said Nezahualcoyotl assistant police Chief Samuel Cuevas Monroy, quoting the boy's grandmother. The mother, identified as Maria del Carmen Rios, 28, reportedly told the boy to close his eyes and when he refused, she decided to gouge them out "to clean them."

We assume these cancel each other out, and the world will still end on schedule on December 21 of this year.

2 comments: said...

Horrible ,to sacrifice one's own son for salvation, I think she is from hell.

Burro Hall said...

It's not without precedent in the literature, you know.