Xtul

Xtul, (pronounced "shtool"), is a small village in the state of Yucatan, Mexico. It is on the north Gulf of Mexico coast, near Sisal. It was a minor seaport for the henequin industry in the 19th century, but fell out of use with the development of more modern facilities at Progreso. The village also harvests salt from the tidal pools in the area; the salt trade in this area goes back to Pre-Columbian times.

Xtul is noted as the location where some 30 members of The Process Church of the Final Judgment went in 1963. While there they were hit by a hurricane that lasted for 3 days and put the group through trials and tribulations akin to biblical scale. Their faith was tested and it was during this time that the basic theology of The Process Church were formed and later written as "The Xtul Dialogues".




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