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Xtul, (pronounced /ʃtul/), is a small village in the state of Yucatan, Mexico. It is on the north Gulf of Mexico coast, located 24 km (15 mi) west of the city of Progreso inside of the Progreso municipality, about halfway along the road between Sisal and Progreso.[1] The village, like a few others located on the gulf coast, was a location where salt was harvested from the tidal pools in the area; the salt trade in this area dates 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 1966.[2] They set up camp in an abandoned salt factory.[3][4] While there they were hit by Hurricane Inez.[5][6] The resulting storm lasted for three days.[3] It was during this time that the basic theology of The Process Church was formed, and later written as "The Xtul Dialogues".[citation needed]

Coordinates: 21°15′N 89°49′W / 21.250°N 89.817°W / 21.250; -89.817


  1. ^ "SCT Map of Yucatan" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-10-23.
  2. ^ Bainbridge, William Sims The sociology of religious movements, page 242. Routledge, December 1996. ISBN 0-415-91202-4
  3. ^ a b "History of the Best Friends Animal Society". Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  4. ^ Timothy Wyllie (2009). Love Sex Fear Death: The Inside Story of the Process Church of the Final Judgement. Feral House. ISBN 978-1-932595-37-6.
  5. ^ Bainbridge, William Sims The sociology of religious movements, page 244. Routledge, December 1996. ISBN 0-415-91202-4
  6. ^ "1966 Storm Archive". Retrieved 2009-11-12.