Martín Prechtel speaks about his new book, “The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise” and tells about his life on the DonnaLonna Kitchen show (press the PLAY button!) DonnaLonna Kitchen from KHOI Radio from Ames, Iowa.
Martin will be giving a book talk and signing on October 29th in Minneapolis, MN at the Mpls Public Library at 7 pm.
“Humans are amazing ritual animals, and it must be understood that the Tzutujil, nor any other real intact people, do not ‘practice’ rituals. Just as a bear must turn over stumps searching for beetles, real humans can only live life spiritually. Birth itself was a ritual: there was not a ritual for birth, or a ritual for death, or a ritual for marriage, for death was a ritual, life a ritual, cooking a ritual, and eating were all rituals with ceremonial guidelines, all of which fed life. Sleeping was a ritual, lovemaking was a ritual, sowing, cultivating, harvesting, storing food were rituals, even sweeping, insulting, fighting were rituals, everything human was a ritual, and to all Tzutujil, ritual was plant-oriented and based on feeding some big Holy ongoing vine-like, tree-like, proceedance that fed us it’s fruit.”
― Martin Prechtel, The Unlikely Peace at Cuchumaquic: The Parallel Lives of People as Plants: Keeping the Seeds Alive
Martin will be giving readings/talks and signing books at these locations in October:
Oct. 22 | The Boulder Bookstore | Boulder, CO | 7:30 pm
Oct. 27 | Ames Public Library | Ames, IA | 7 pm
Oct. 29 | Minneapolis Central Library | Minneapolis, MN | 7 pm
Oct. 30 | The Peace Church | Duluth, MN | 7 pm
And in November:
Nov 7 | Ecumenical Campus Ministries | Lawrence, KS | 7pm
Martín Prechtel’s full schedule, and more details about books and music he has made, as well as details about his school for endangered knowledge, Bolad’s Kitchen, can be found at: