Gratitude for the Rain

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Each Spring, those initiated in the Nahua rain tradition known as Quiatlzques (“bringers of water” in Nahuatl) or Temperos (“workers of the rain time” in Spanish) gather at their sacred altars and special sites in the central highlands of Mexico to “call the waters” for the growing season of the villages through the time honored process of ceremonies and relationship with the spiritual presences as weather. 

Once initiated into this ancient yet living tradition, Temperos, also called Graniceros (one who alleviates hail and storms)work as a bridge, or conduit, between the over-arching and extensive power of these spiritual beings and the humans who inhabit the earth.

It was shown long ago that this relationship provided the pathway that humans need to receive the blessing of the rain through wind, clouds, lightning, and all the existing expressions of weather.  And since all peoples have experienced the destructive ability of weather, having this reciprocal connection is a fundamental necessity to mitigate storms that allow for better living. 

We are part of a continuous lineage handed down through Don Lucio Campos to the present Temachtian or teacher, Don David Wiley. This path is recognized as a calling and as such it requires a life-long commitment of devotion and learning in order to provide both beneficial weather and spiritual understanding.

Spring ceremonies are held in Tepoztlan in April & May, Mexico where our ancestral home and altar resides.

We welcome you to attend any or all of our ceremony days — but please let us know so we may ensure that we can assist you. 

For more information about the Quiatlzques
or the Spring Ceremonies,
please contact
workingforweather@keepsthefire.org

Our coordinator will be in touch with you to provide the details.

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