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Time and Reality in the Thought of the Maya

Author : Miguel Leon-Portilla
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In this second English-language edition of one of his most notable works, Miguel León-Portilla explores the Maya Indians’ remarkable concepts of time. At the book’s first appearance Evon Z. Vogt, Curator of Middle American Ethnology in Harvard University, predicted that it would become "a classic in anthropology," a prediction borne out by the continuing critical attention given to it by leading scholars. Like no other people in history, the ancient Maya were obsessed by the study of time. Their sages framed its cycles with tireless exactitude. Yet their preoccupation with time was not limited to calendrics; it was a central trait in their evolving culture. In this absorbing work León-Portilla probes the question, What did time really mean for the ancient Maya in terms of their mythology, religious thought, worldview, and everyday life? In his analysis of key Maya texts and computations, he reveals one of the most elaborate attempts of the human mind to penetrate the secrets of existence.

Time and Reality in the Thought of the Maya

Author : Miguel León Portilla
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Circles of Time

Author : David T. McNab
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Documents the experiences of Aboriginal people, their history and recent negotiations in Ontario, providing insight into the historiography of the treaty-making process in the last 25 years.

The Mayas

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Newsletter

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The Encyclopedia of Religion

Author : Mircea Eliade
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A comprehensive guide to the history, beliefs, concepts, practices, and major figures of religions past and present.

Understanding the Chiapas Rebellion

Author : Nicholas P. Higgins
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Language Thought and Reality

Author : Benjamin Lee Whorf
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Essays by a linguistic specialist develop the theory that the structure of language determines the structure of thought, thus influencing the ways in which different cultures perceive reality

Introduction to Mexican Philosophy

Author : José Jorge Klor de Alva
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Tortillas for the Gods

Author : Evon Zartman Vogt
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For nearly 20 years, the author observed rituals in Zinacanteco society (Chiapas, Mexico). Those rituals organize life into a four stage cycle. Prestige (as determined by age and wealth) is also a factor. Specific rituals are only performed by higher-status individuals, such as elderly or wealthy men. Rituals are also often designed to alleviate the tensions between different classes as well as conflicting beliefs, such as tensions between Mayan and Christian traditions. Rituals dominate every aspect of the Zinacanteco society and are taken very seriously. Everything from the types of plants used in Rituals of Affliction (curing, medicinal rituals) to the color of the chickens that are sacrificed at the corners of a new house when it is built and dedicated are rigidly specified and controlled by tradition.

Thought and Faith Revelation redemption salvation time and the triadic approach to the godhead

Author : Vassilis Vitsaxis
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Latin American Antiquity

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Dream Symbolism and Interpretation Among the Lacandon Mayas of Chiapas Mexico

Author : Roberto D. Bruce S.
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Lacandon Dream Symbolism Dream symbolism and interpretation among the Lacandon Mayas of Chiapas Mexico

Author : Robert D. Bruce
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Sculpture in the Ancient Maya Plaza

Author : Flora S. Clancy
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The free-standing monuments which adorned the Early Classic plazas of the ancient Mayan cities were carved with exquisite relief sculpture. It is the latter which forms the main concern of this book. Drawing on detailed examination of the art pieces themselves, Clancy discusses their composition, carving techniques, imagery, text and attempts to reconstruct the decision-making process associated with their design, creation and unveiling. With many illustrations.

Lucifer

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The Flayed God

Author : Roberta H. Markman
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The authors of Masks of the Spirit present modern English translations of the important myths of the Olmec, Toltec, Maya, and Aztec civilizations of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, along with the strange imagery of the original codices and stallae. Illustrated with 100 photographs (25 in color) of crucial monuments, murals, masks, and friezes.

Main Currents in Modern Thought

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Chamulas in the World of the Sun

Author : Gary H. Gossen
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