In this week’s episode, Martín Prechtel speaks with Joanna about his newest book, “The Smell of Rain on Dust”: the wild indigenous soul of human beings; cultural change through becoming intact human beings within a natural community; grief and praise, the capacity for making life and beauty; the Beach of the Stars; the causes of addiction and violence according to the Mayan people; “grief is a shameless dreamer..”; the nourishment and deep peace of traditional communities; money and the unheard story of the world’s grief; ongoing wars and business mentality: a constant state of emergency; keeping the seeds alive for a better future.
A master of eloquence and innovative language, Martín Prechtel is a leading thinker, writer and teacher whose work, both written and oral, hopes to promote the subtlety, irony and pre-modern vitality hidden in any living language. In his native New Mexico Martín teaches at his international school Bolad’s Kitchen: Through story, music, ritual and writing, Martín helps people in many lands to retain their diversity while remembering their own sense of place in the daily sacred through the search for the indigenous Soul.
He is the author of: “Stealing Benefacio’s Roses”; “The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun: Ecstasy and Time”; “Long Life, Honey in the Heart” and “Secrets of the Talking Jaguar”. His newest book is “The Smell of Rain on Dust. Grief and Praise”.
Photo: Johanna Prechtel