Mexico - December 2007
Teachers Training Level 3 5 - 13 December, 2007
Chihuahua City is the capital of Chihuahua which is the largest state in Mexico situated in its northwest. This vast northwest region is dominated by the Sierra Madre Occidental which runs parallel to the Gulf of Mexico, from northwest to southeast. On its east, it drops down to Sierra Tarahumara, a series of extensive canyons generally known as the Copper Canyon (Mexicans boast that this canyon is vaster than the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA!). Chihuahua City is located further east from this canyon system.
Chihuahua offers an awesome variety of scenery and experiences. There are beautiful waterfalls, sandy deserts and gorgeous mountains. There is also the famous Chihuahua Al Pacifico Railway which runs a long distance from Chihuahua City to a Pacific Coast town of Los Mochis, passing through the natural history of the Canyon lands of Chihuahua.
The most recent discovery, and one of the highlights of our Sacred Journey in this magnificent state, is the Naica Crystal Mine, often called "The Crystal Cave of the Giants". It is the largest Natural Crystal Cave on earth, and hosts the largest Selenite Cystals in the world. To enter these emense Crystal Caves is like walking into a gigantic geode with full moonlight shining upon them...
It is possible for human beings to remain in these caves only for a short while due to a very high temperature. Yet, to savour even a few minutes of this great wonder of the natural world will be an unforgettable and deepening experience. This mine is not open to the public, however it is hoped that the Aura-Soma group will be able to obtain permission through special contacts. As it will take at least a few weeks to apply for a pass, we must have the names of the participants by the end of October 2007.
We would like to ask you to send your positive thoughts so that permission will be granted. The cost of the 2 courses and travel information will follow as soon as possible, but in the meantime, we hope you will consider joining us in Mexico and put the dates “firmly” in your diary, and come and share with us this unforgettable experience in the land of Canyons and ancient cultures, deep in the heart of Mexico.