The Life After Death. By Juan, The Fisherman of Dreams.
The process of mezcal from a spiritual point of view.
The wise maguey extract finds a new home in tubs made of Montezuma cypress, stone or animal hide; here, it will share its sojourn with natural spring water. Live organisms like bacteria participate in the development of hydrocarbon chains, transforming sugars into ethanol, which strengthen the maguey’s spirit.
The moment has come to purify the mezcal’s soul, which is poured into clay, stone or copper pots, and the contact with fire occurs. Here, vapors are generated, which are canalized towards a condenser that cools them, separating superior alcohols that give birth to the “Water of life.”
It absorbs the energy of its natural surroundings during its different life stages. Due to its anatomical complexity, and its ability to store life with just a few gulps of rain per year, it has a privileged spiritual development to exude experience, and initiate those who taste it into a sublime journey. The plants vary depending of the type of maguey.
The agave’s life cycle on earth is between 7 to 40 years, depending on the species, and the place they inhabit.