Thaayrohyadi, quite appropriately, is translated
from the Otomi language to mean "the shine of the sun".
It is the light of the sun before the globe crosses the horizon.
sunshine, but rather the rays of light that illuminate the day
as it begins and just as it ends. Thaayrohyadi represents the
dawn and the dusk, before the rise and after the set, where
all life symbolically begins and ends.
As founder and Executive Director of the International
Indigenous University, Thaayroyadi is a traditional healer who
travels internationally offering teachings and ceremonies in
the ways of his ancestors. With a Masters degree in Peace and
Development Studies, he is a specialist on the subject of ethnic
conflicts, culture and spirituality, self determination and
indigenous rights. He is also a Prophecy Keeper and Guardian
of the Sacred Fire of the Council of the Otomi Nation, founder
of the Council of Indian Peoples and Organizations of the State
of Mexico, and a member of the Council of Indigenous Priests
of the Americas.
An indigenous poet and the author of numerous
books on the power of cosmic sound, he is the author of The
Sacred Word, The Word of Blossoming Flowers of the Otomi Olmec,
Offering to our Ancestors, The Medicine of the Cosmic Sound
and Sacred Songs of the Otomi Olmecs.
This sacred man lives and breathes the thrill
of his ancestral hum. As a
wisdom keeper whose life is lead by ritual and daily ceremonies
of prayer and gratitude "sunrise ceremonies, tree ceremonies,
wind ceremonies, water ceremonies" all intended to heal
Mother Earth, Dabadi Thaayrohyadi is exemplary of humility and
Through and through, he is a Sacred Man for a
Troubled Time; not a prophet, but rather a vociferous tribute
to the personification of divine leadership. A guiding principle
for his people and an inspiration not only to his community
but to the global family as a whole, we are graced beyond measure
to be able to share in his brilliant presence, to capture a
fragment of the beauty that is his heart, and to send it out
in all directions.