Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions

2019 Edition
| Editors: Henri Gooren

Caravanas Arcoiris

  • Renée de la TorreEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27078-4_9

Definition of Rainbow Caravans

Rainbow Caravans is the name of a movement formed by cosmopolitan artists and intellectuals who have gone on different journeys to learn about different spiritual traditions and be initiated into them. They all share an environmental program in defense of Mother Earth and indigenous peoples. The leader of this movement is the Mexican Alberto Ruz Buenfil, a key agent in alliances between Mexicanism, nativism, alternative spiritualities, and ecologism (De la Torre 2015).

Rainbow Tribes

In Las Tribus de Arco Iris (Ruz Buenfil 1992), Alberto Ruz gives an account of his personal history, especially of when he joined the Beat Generation in California, the postwar countercultural generation of the United States. This experience allowed him to weave alliances with artists and leaders of the hippie movement, the Chicano Movement, the Black Panther Party citizens rights movement of Afro-Americans, and the movement of Puerto Ricans in favor of independence, as well...

Keywords

New Age Neomexicanism Eco-villages Hippies Environmentalism Rainbow Caravans 
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  1. 1.CIESAS OccidenteJaliscoMexico