People of Color in Predominantly White Institutions


Date of this Version

November 2005


We have calendars in the American continent that go back thousands of years. Researchers today confirm that these calendars not only measure the Macro-cosmos: They are also a sophisticated charting of the inner-world, particularly the dynamics between the body, the emotions, and the multiple elements that constitute our Self. These views are represented in calendars, ancient codices, and pre-Hispanic ceremonial centers. They are also alive in popular views, and traditional healing practices known today as “Curanderismo.” One of these perspectives is the use of the four suns. This presentation will explore this perspective.