Joaquín Trincado Mateo
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|Joaquin Trincado mateo|
|Born||Joaquin Trincado Mateo
August 19, 1866
|Died||December 6, 1935
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Known for||Founded The "Magnetical-Spiritual School of Universal Commune" (EMECU), and a new perspective on Spiritism; "Spiritism Light and truth".|
Joaquín Trincado Mateo was a philosopher of Spanish origin. In 1911, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he founded the Magnetical-Spiritual School of Universal Commune, an academy fundamentally based on the study of "eternal and continuous life" using its "Light and Truth Spiritism" resource.
Youth and family
Mateo was born August 19, 1866, in the Spanish city of Cintruenigo (province of Navarra), the son of "working class" parents, Ignacio Trincado Alfaro and Romualda Mateo de Ayala. He was a student for about eighteen months at a Jesuit school and later studied to be an electrician.
Foundation of the EMECU
In 1912, Mateo traveled to East Jerusalem, where he was received by the guardians of the school of the Essenes Kábala; here he received the order to open a school, intended as a continuation of the Kábala. The new school he founded, Escuela Magnetico-Espiritual de la Comuna Universal, became very popular. In the first twenty-four years of the school's existence, 184 EMECU branches were opened in several Spanish provinces, as well as Cuba, El Salvador, the United States (US), Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, Uruguay and Venezuela. For administrative operations, the schools established a rigid discipline, governed by a document entitled, "Rules of Procedure, Statutes, Circulars and Articles", from its official magazine, La Balanza ("The Balance"). The document describes a "personality", whereby the Civil School is an educational institution for philanthropic and cultural studies, with own metaphysical and scientific methods.
In addition to writing tirelessly on spiritism, Mateo promoted the progress and unity of Spanish-speaking people. On October 12, 1921, he developed the Hispanic-American-Oceanic Union (UHAO), symbolized by a flag with the seven colors of the rainbow and the Spanish Oak tree of Guernica. In 1925, he founded the Organization Templo Azul Racionalista (Otar), for scientists and intellectuals, and then the "Circle Master's Advocate", a secular education program, whereby teachers would instruct other teachers.
The Nicaraguan revolutionary and politician, Augusto Cesar Sandino, was one of the best-known followers of Mateo's "Luz y Verdad" ("Light and Truth") manifesto of 1931.
The Colony Jaime (Santiago del Estero)
On July 25, 1931, Mateo directed the founding of Colony Jaime (607 hectares (65,300,000 sq ft)), located in Robles in the northern province of Santiago del Estero, Argentina; the Colony remains in existence as of 2012. In 2012, twenty-five families, consisting of seventy-nine children, teenagers, and adults, are the Colony's residents. It is located 25 kilometres (16 mi) from the city of Santiago del Estero (capital of the province), with longitude and latitude directions of 27 ° 47'24 "S 64 ° 04'54" W.
Since 1952, Colony Jaime collaborates with the Cologne Provincial Public School No. 667 Pedro Juricich (primary and secondary EGB3 initial level), which works with many children from the area who attend the association.
Mateo also created the Colonia Los Libertadores.
Death and administration
At the time of Mateo's death on December 6, 1935, it was discovered that he had left directorship duties of the school to his wife, Maria Mercedes Riglos Cosis, who, in turn, delegated this authority to their eldest son, Juan Trincado Donato; Donato eventually died in 1992. The current heirs, trustees of Trincado's unpublished works, reside in Buenos Aires and the Province of San Juan.
Some of Mateo's most representative texts are:
- Conócete a ti mismo
- Extremes Meet
- Philosophy Rational Austere
- Spiritist Questionnaire
- Speech by Bishop Strossmayer
- Searching for God
- Five Loves
- Prophylaxis of Life
- Jesus Man not God
- Magnetism in its Origin
- First Ray of Light
- The True Life of Mary of jerico
- Philosophy Universal Encyclopedic
- Alfaqui Vademecum
- Spiritism Studied
Only about eighteen of his forty works have been published, while some of the remainder are missing from his archives.
- "Biography Joaquin Trincado Mateo". Magnetica-Spiritual School of Universal Commune (in English and Spanish). Magnetica-Spiritual School of Universal Commune. 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
- "Año : 102 Mes : 3 Día : 9 Desde la fundación de nuestra escuela - En linea 1". Escuela Magnético-Espiritual de la Comuna Universal (in Spanish). Escuela Magnético-Espiritual de la Comuna Universal. 1911–2011. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
- "Colonia Jaime "Donde los valores y principios se ponen en práctica"". Associacion Colonia Jaime (in Spanish). Associacion Colonia Jaime. 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
- "Colonia Jaime celebra 79 años de una particular forma de vida comunitaria". ElLiberal.com.ar (in Spanish). 25 July 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2012.