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Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy

Volume 1, 2018

Aesthetics and Philosophies of Art

Luz María Barreiro Güemes
Pages 33-38

The Aesthetics Uptaking: A Privileged Path to The Knowledge of Reality in the Ancient Mexicans
An Experience Called La Barranca

The Nahuatl Philosophy: Flower and Song. The wise nahuas understood that the inner experience of man is the search for the answers to the meaning of life and the hereafter: the search for the truth that they identified as a flower and a song. In the afterlife there is a new flower and song: the absolute truth, the foundation of the identity of what exists: they called it Ometeótl. Looking for a new way of knowing, capable of bringing man to a safe and sound knowledge with a foundation in the same idea that I know from my inner and deep experience. Saying truthful and beautiful words, making poetry, flowers and songs. An experience called La Barranca.1 By reflecting the student finds in itself the principles of reality. The arts, especially word, songs and theater are means to penetrate the knowledge and reach flowers and songs to the truth. La Barranca is an educational center in the indigenous area of Mezquitán in the state of Jalisco, Mexico (with the participation of 320 children).

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