Meet Laura LaBrie
Your Maya Magic Guide
I have been living in Mexico and Central America for a bit over ten years now, close to the ruins and sacred cenotes of the Mayalands. It is a dream come true for me! When I was about 8 and just learning to read, I found a copy of national Geographic that belonged to my grandparents. On the cover was a fabulous Maya pyramid, almost lost in the jungle! Instantly I knew there were secrets in the story that were meant just for me. I tried to get my parents to read me the article, but they said I would have to figure it out myself.
Oh the hours I labored with a dictionary, trying to read every word in that mesmerizing piece! I KNEW it held secrets for me to discover. But alas, I could not decipher what they were.
Years passed and I visited the Yucatan Peninsulia for the first time. I was entranced. The day I had to leave, I cried. But I would come back one day to fulfill a dream and perhaps a destiny.
Now, it has been ten years that I have been living among the Maya, exploring the ruins, swimming and even scuba diving in the cenotes, pouring over the ancient art, studying sacred texts, practicing the local languages, reading Mayan glyphs, listening to the stories and learning the ways, the wisdom, and the magic of the local people.
They are a beautiful people.
A beautiful people still connected to the ancient ways, still following the ancient wisdom, and still so completely immersed in ancient magic.
And now, they have asked me to share their stories with you. They feel the world is changing quickly, their knowledge is important, and the time has come to share it. And so, to honor their request, I am sharing it with you.