A spectacular educational journey and investment opportunities of a lifetime, August 6-20, 2007
“Gardens of perpetuity which the Beneficent has promised to His servants in the Unseen. Surely His promise ever comes to pass. They will hear therein no vain discourse, but only, Peace! And they have their sustenance therein, morning and evening. This is the Garden which We cause those of Our servants to inherit who keep their duty.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 19, verses 61-63
I have recently returned from an extraordinary journey to Asia, which took me and my traveling companion, Sister Anita Muhammad from the Mid-Atlantic region, to the countries of Mongolia with a one-day stop over in Beijing China. While in China, we visited the splendid Palace Museum more popularly known worldwide as “The Forbidden City.” I will cover more details of this expedition in the upcoming articles.
Upon my return to Chicago, I was pleased to learn that the first advertisements for the MXODUS Tours was featured and announced on the page that usually presents my article, “Unveiling the Number 19.”
This upcoming tour is the second of an educational adventure full of fun and excitement. This journey will take you to the capitol of Xalapa in the state of Veracruz. From there, we will travel to the port of Veracruz that opens to trade routes linking Mexico to the island of the Caribbean nation, crossing over the Atlantic to Africa, the Southern Coast of Europe and the Mediterranean and beyond. From the Port of Veracruz, we will visit the city of Cordaba and the famous city of Yanga, named after the first freed Black man in the Americas. We will participate in the Yanga Festival with the municipal officials and people of villages that look like you and me.
Under the guidance of Professor Humber, from the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, I will be joining her in hosting this tour where we will meet our ancestors from the past, present and future generations to come. Mrs. Humber’s extraordinary work and dedication to this research of the Blacks in Mexico and the Americas, has won her much acclaim and popularity among the people of Yanga and elsewhere throughout Mexico where she has become part of the families with whom she has lived and studied over the past several years.
Believe me, this is not an ordinary tour. This is a living, educational journey as we meet face to face with our Brothers and Sisters from Latin America. We will then journey to the famous center of the Olmec birthplace of spirituality, living among the Shamans (Spiritual Scientists), embracing the ancient art of healing and traditional medicine. We will be surrounded by a sacred lake and forest preserve and ecological park.
From there we will visit several Olmec culture sites revealing huge mammoth-sized stone heads and sculptures in the region displaying urban planning and cities architecturally beautiful in their layout. Mrs. Humber follows in the footsteps of pioneers, Black historians such as Ivan Van Sertima, Roanoko Rashidi in their published books on the theme of the Black presence in Mexico, Central America and Asia. We will then enter the city of Villa Hermosa, State of Tabasco to the site of the open park called “La Venta” where we will see a stunning display of Olmec culture that is native to the region.
As we near the conclusion of our journey, we will visit the phenomenal archeological zone of Palenque nestled in the midst of the jungle habitat emerging as a gem stone mosaic of ancient temples and pyramids. There are still thousands of buried sites not yet excavated within this region. Within this complex, is the famous tomb of Pacal Votan that was discovered by the Mexican archeologist, Alberto Ruiz. The most recent discovery of a controversial tomb was found next to the temple of inscriptions called, “The Red Queen.” We will visit nearby waterfalls also famous to this region and enter the reserve of the Lacondon Jungle and visit some of the villages in the interior, stay over one night to explore a variety of healing medicinal plants and trees. This will include the famous site of Bonampak and Xachilan which overlooks the famous river Usumacinta River bordering Guatemala.
At the end of our tour, we have invited business investors to a real estate adventure and presentation of great opportunities to explore in ecotourism and agricultural and trade projects for export throughout the region leading to the Caribbean on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. I close with these words in offering you as participants a bargain package of true adventure beckoning one to money, good homes, and friendship in all walks of life. “Welcome to Paradise and a land flowing with milk and honey, plush tropical rainforests, lakes, enchanted valleys and waterfalls in abundance.”
“And we descend not but by the command of thy Lord. To Him belongs what is before us and what is behind us and what is between these, and thy Lord is never forgetful. Lord of the heavens and the earth and what is between them, so serve Him and be patient in His service. Knowest thou any one equal to Him?” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 19, verses 64-65
To be continued.
For more information on the tours, call: 314-963-0913.