Jan 9, 2019
"I am a link between my father and my ancestors, the Incas, and knowledge formed thousands of years ago."
The daughter of a Shaman, Julia has just released a book of her father's stories.
Abuelito tells the tales of boyhood adventures with Eduardo Paez's grandfather in the foothills of Ecuador, trekking into mountains, visiting his special tree, watching the rituals of the wise men.
Stories of fun and adventure, they also represent an ancient spirituality, a First Nations cosmovision, and bring a wisdom formed thousands of years ago into the modern day, a wisdom gentle and profound.
From Eduardo's grandfather, a strong man, leader and warrior, there are gentle lessons on how to tackle climate change, how to protect the Earth that sustains us, and how to get along with each other.
As Julia asks, "Who will still be telling these stories in a thousand years?"