The Gospel of the Toltecs

The Life and Teachings of Quetzalcoatl

Author: Frank Díaz

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9781879181861

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 248

View: 894

The author has gathered Nahua and Maya codexes, Spanish chronicles of conquest, and native oral tradition to recount the life of Quetzalcoatl: his temptation and fall; his initiation with sacred mushrooms; his long journey in search of spiritual enlightenment; his triumphant return to the Toltec land; and his subsequent teaching, self-immolation, ascension, and promise of return.

The Gospel of the Toltecs

The Life and Teachings of Quetzalcoatl

Author: Frank Díaz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591438659

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 248

View: 7940

A compilation of the teachings of Quetzalcoatl, avatar of the Toltecs, reconstructed from original source texts and the legends told at his birthplace in Amatlan, Morelos, Mexico. • The first complete historical account of the life and teachings of Quetzalcoatl, the most important figure in Mesoamerican spirituality. • Includes 86 chronological teaching stories accompanied by 27 codex illustrations. Quetzalcoatl Ce Acatl (born in A.D. 947)--whose stature has been compared to that of Christ, Buddha, and Krishna--was the key figure in the development of the spiritual culture of the Toltecs. In The Gospel of the Toltecs the author has gathered Nahua and Maya codexes, Spanish chronicles of conquest, and native oral tradition to recount the life of Quetzalcoatl: his temptation and fall; his initiation with sacred mushrooms; his long journey in search of spiritual enlightenment; his triumphant return to the Toltec land; and his subsequent teaching, self-immolation, ascension, and promise of return. Quetzalcoatl's teachings make up the Toltecayotl, or Toltequity--the art of intentional doing--which provides an initiatic guide for the transformation of individuals and society, while his personal history is a guide for the development of Nahualli, the magical side of human awareness. For all those who wish to deepen their knowledge of the roots of Toltec spirituality or who wish to grow from the teachings of one of the world's great spiritual leaders, The Gospel of the Toltecs offers a unique and authentic access to the life and ministry of one of the most important figures in the ancient world.

Quetzalcoatl and the Irony of Empire

Myths and Prophecies in the Aztec Tradition

Author: David Carrasco

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226094901

Category: History

Page: 233

View: 8833

Davíd Carrasco draws from the perspectives of the history of religions, anthropology, and urban ecology to explore the nature of the complex symbolic form of Quetzalcoatl in the organization, legitimation, and subversion of a large segment of the Mexican urban tradition. His new Preface addresses this tradition in the light of the Columbian quincentennial. "This book, rich in ideas, constituting a novel approach . . . represents a stimulating and provocative contribution to Mesoamerican studies. . . . Recommended to all serious students of the New World's most advanced indigenous civilization."—H. B. Nicholson, Man

Lord of the Dawn

The Legend of Quetzalcóatl

Author: Rudolfo Anaya,David M. Johnson

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826351751

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

View: 7991

The legend of Quetzalcóatl is the enduring epic myth of Mesoamerica. The gods create the universe, but man must carefully tend to the harmony of the world. Without spiritual attention to harmony, chaos may reign, destroying the universe and civilization. The ancient Mexicans, like other peoples throughout the world, wrestled with ideas and metaphors by which to know the Godhead and developed their own concepts about their relationship to the universe. Quetzalcóatl came to the Toltecs to teach them art, agriculture, peace, and knowledge. He was a redeemer god, and his story inspires, instructs, and entertains, as do all the great myths of the world. Now available in paperback, the Lord of the Dawn is Anaya's exploration of the cosmology and the rich and complex spiritual thought of his Native American ancestors. The story depicts the daily world of man, the struggle between the peacemakers and the warmongers, and the world of the gods and their role in the life of mankind.

The Myth of Quetzalcoatl

Author: Enrique Florescano,Lysa Hochroth

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801871016

Category: History

Page: 287

View: 8610

Florescano traces the spread of the worship of the Plumed Serpent, and the multiplicity of interpretations that surround the god, by comparing the Palenque inscriptions, the Vienna Codex, the Historia de los Mexicanos, the Popul Vuh, and numerous other texts.

The Last Toltec King

Author: Julie Black

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692267240


Page: 708

View: 9995

Ce Acatl Topiltzin, legendary figure and cultural hero, did not believe in human sacrifice. The Last Toltec King is a novel of historical fiction about his reign in pre-Colombian Mexico. In Cem Anahuac, the ancient world of the Toltecs, the gods are at war, and they fight their battles through the lives of men. Tonalnan is brought into this world by her peasant mother, Citlali, amidst abduction, suffering and slavery. Through a twist of fate, Tonalnan grows to become an ambitious Toltec noblewoman who builds a dynastic fortune in a patriarchal society. Meanwhile, in a distant corner of Cem Anahuac, the child prince Ce Acatl Topiltzin is favored by Quetzalcoatl, the god of creation and fertility. The prince triumphs over the Queen of Ignorance, a monstrous four-headed serpent, and attains spiritual enlightenment in the pyramid city of Xochicalco. Ce Acatl, now known as the penitent priest, teaches a growing multitude of followers. In time, he becomes the priest-king of the Toltecs at Tula. Enemy forces loom in the distance, as the Chichimeca, a fierce band of nomads led by a malicious sorcerer, plan to destroy the Toltecs and claim the city as their own. Tohuenyo is a Chichimeca warrior who thwarts his tribe's sinister plans unexpectedly. As time passes, the benevolent king Ce Acatl builds a mighty empire, but at prosperity?s zenith and amidst opulent good fortune, he angers the gods through hubris after an exciting tournament, and they curse his house by withholding their bounty. Seizing the opportunity, the dark lord Tezcatlipoca descends from the Heavens on a spider thread to destroy Quetzalcoatl?s people so that he, Tezcatlipoca, will become their favored god and king. Will the ancient Toltecs triumph over the dark forces that threaten their survival? Find out when you read The Last Toltec King. Learn the origins of the ancient Mexicans and their pantheon of gods, discover the difference between Quetzalcoatl the god and Quetzalcoatl the man, and understand the legend of his return.

Burning Water

Thought and Religion in Ancient Mexico

Author: Laurette Séjourné

Publisher: London ; New York : Thames & Hudson


Category: Aztecs

Page: 192

View: 394

He Walked the Americas

The Trail of the Prophet

Author: L. Taylor Hansen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939149190

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 5112

About two thousand years ago a mysterious white man walked from tribe to tribe among the American Nations. He came to Peru from the Pacific. He traveled through the South and Central America, among the Mayans, into Mexico and all of North America, then back to ancient Tula, from whence he departed across the Atlantic to the land of his origin. Who was this white Prophet who spoke a thousand languages, healed the sick, raised the dead, and taught in the same words a Jesus Himself? These are true Indian legends, gathered during twenty-five years of research by L. Taylor Hansen, archeologist and writer, from many different tribes all over the Americas. By consulting museums, libraries and experts on folklore, it has been possible for her to correlate the findings into this fascinating book, backed up by the spades of the diggers into ancient ruins. This is a book that will back up the New Testament of the East, with the Christian Indian legends of the West. In this book is proof that a mysterious healer and prophet came not only to one continent, but to Pacific Islands and the Americas as well. This book will strengthen your faith as no other could! Now, back in print in this paperback edition after more than 20 years! Did a strange miracle man travel, with the help of a Phoenician fleet, around the world about 2000 years ago-voyaging across the Pacific from Indonesia and then returning to the Mediterranean? Hansen tells us: Yes!

The Toltec Secret

Dreaming Practices of the Ancient Mexicans

Author: Sergio Magana

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1781804397

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 8652

In this remarkable book, the renowned Mexican healer Sergio Magaña reveals the fascinating secrets of the ancient Toltec tradition. Closed to outsiders until now, this rich spiritual tradition is over 5,000 years old. The original holders of this secret knowledge, the Chichimeca, were considered to be masters, with a deep understanding of the dream state and a working knowledge of how our perceptions form our reality, as well as the capacity to influence matter. The Toltec Secret reveals the incredibly powerful rituals and symbols that will enable you to: • become lucid in your dreams • create your life through your dreams like the Toltecs did • send healing to others while in the dreaming state • communicate with your ancestors • develop your intuition and use Toltec techniques to see the aura • heal and rejuvenate your body by connecting with the energy of the sun • use the mysterious obsidian mirror for healing yourself and others • practise the powerful dances of the Toltecs and Mexihcas.

Caves of Power

Ancient Energy Techniques for Healing, Rejuvenation and Manifestation

Author: Sergio Magana

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1781807787

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 5679

Many people across the world today are looking for their true selves. The ancient Mexicans viewed this true self as the ‘caves’, which referred to our spirit, instincts, and subconscious. According to the Mexican tradition, we have seven caves of power, which are equivalent to the chakras, and healing these caves allows us to improve all areas of our lives. InThe Caves of Power, world-renowned Mexican healer Sergio Magaña unveils this almost lost and secret knowledge of the ancient Mexicans. He shares powerful practices for healing, rejuvenation, manifestation, and enlightenment, which include: Mexican numerology, astral surgery, dream work, Mexican acupuncture, energy spinning, and Mexican Kundalini techniques. This unique and powerful book brings a new approach to an ancient tradition to bring healing and resolution to our most important issues: health, emotions, abundance, and enlightenment.

The Bearded White God of Ancient America

The Legend of Quetzalcoatl

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 9781555177478

Category: Religion

Page: 194

View: 4946

In the ancient history of Latin America, myths and legends abound of the visitation of Quetzalcoatl, often referred to as the Bearded White God. the Bearded White God of Ancient America relives and explains Cortez' stunning conquest of the vast Aztec empire in the context of the Quetzalcoatl myths and legends. This book gives you a great source for the ancient Latin American Quetzalcoatl myths and legends-from the rare remaining writings of the great Aztec and Incan empires to the writings of the early Spanish colonial priests, soldiers, and colonists who had access to those original native writings not destroyed in the conquest. the Bearded White God of Ancient America concludes with an intriguing study of the Quetzalcoatl myths in the context of LDS theology. Key Features: Addresses the following questions about the legend of Quetzalcoatl: Who was he? When did he appear? Where did he come from? Why did he come? What did he teach? Where did he go? a great source for the ancient Latin American Quetzalcoatl myths and legends. Concludes with an intriguing study of the Quetzalcoatl myths in the context of LDS theology.


Author: D. H. Lawrence,N. H. Reeve

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107004071

Category: Fiction

Page: 407

View: 5238

Originally published as The plumed serpent in 1926.

2012-2021 - The Dawn of the Sixth Sun

The Path of Quetzalcoatl

Author: Sergio Magana "Ocelocoyotl"

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788897951001


Page: 162

View: 9385

What happens on and after December 21, 2012? There has been much confusion and many predictions based on the Mayan calendar. Some people think time on Earth will end, but what if there was an intact and complete resource from the ancestors that will give us the wisdom we need for the shift and an understanding of the coming era? In "2012-2021: The Dawn of the Sixth Sun," Sergio Magana (Ocelocoyotl), mystic and teacher of the ancient Toltec/Aztec lineage of Mesoamerica, discloses an in-depth understanding from a rich and uninterrupted oral tradition, the meaning of the shift from the Fifth to the Sixth Sun, the possibilities presented to humanity at this time, and ancient teachings and practices designed to support this shift. The Toltecs knew how to interpret the mathematical or universal order that governs all of existence by measuring and observing cycles of time, and the impact they had on the Earth, human consciousness, and perception.

The Wisdom of the Shamans

What the Ancient Masters Can Teach Us About Love and Life

Author: don Miguel Ruiz

Publisher: Hierophant Publishing

ISBN: 1938289730

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

View: 4321

For generation after generation, Toltec shamans have passed down their wisdom through teaching stories. The purpose of these stories is to implant a seed of knowledge in the mind of the listener, where it can ultimately sprout and blossom into a new and better way of life. In The Wisdom of the Shamans: What the Ancient Masters Can Teach Us about Love and Life, Toltec shaman and master storyteller don Jose Ruiz shares some of the most popular stories from his family’s oral tradition, and offers corresponding lessons that illustrate the larger ideas within each story. Ruiz begins by explaining that contrary to the stereotypical image of “witchdoctor,” the ancient shamans were men and women who fulfilled several roles within their communities: philosopher, spiritual guide, medical doctor, psychologist, and friend. According to Ruiz, their teachings are not primitive or reserved for a chosen few initiates, but are instead a powerful series of lessons on love and life that are available us all. To that aim, he has included exercises, meditations, and shamanic rituals in an effort to help you experience the personal transformation these stories offer. The shamans taught that the truth you seek is inside of you. Let these stories, lessons, and tools be your guide to finding the innate wisdom that lives within


the great adventurer and the fate of Aztec Mexico

Author: Richard Lee Marks

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

ISBN: 9780679406099

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 347

View: 2307

Adding to the debate over the legacy of the European conquest of the Americas, a thorough portrait of Herna+a7n Corte+a7s, the Spanish conqueror of Mexico, portrays a unique point in history, where independently evolved cultures collided. 12,500 first printing.

Lord of the Dawn

Quetzalcoatl and the Tree of Life

Author: Tony Shearer

Publisher: Naturegraph Pub


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 174

View: 7232

This new edition of the 1971 classic by Tony Shearer is about Quetzalcoatl, the great Indian culture hero of ancient Mexico. Learn about his birth, life, and teachings; and especially his exciting prophecy of the thirteen heavens and the nine hells, after which the Tree of Life shall blossom with a fruit never known before. Background information about the Eagle Bowl and the sacred calendar, by which the people lived, gives the reader a clearer understanding of the story.

Encounter with the Plumed Serpent

Drama and Power in the Heart of Mesoamerica

Author: Maarten Evert Reinoud Gerard Nicolaas Jansen,Gabina Aurora Pérez Jiménez

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 395

View: 1113

In "Encounter with the Plumed Serpent, " two leading scholars present and interpret the sacred histories narrated in the Mixtec codices, the largest surviving collection of pre-Columbian manuscripts in existence. In these screenfold books, ancient painter-historians chronicled the politics of the Mixtec from approximately a.d. 900 to 1521, portraying the royal families, rituals, wars, alliances, and ideology of the times.

Pyramid of Fire: The Lost Aztec Codex

Spiritual Ascent at the End of Time

Author: John Major Jenkins,Martin Matz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591438241

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

View: 4552

The first translation of a previously unknown Aztec codex and its initiatory teachings for 2012 • Discloses the potential for great spiritual awakening offered at the end of the Aztec calendar cycle • Presents the only existing English-language transcription of the Aztec codex, with line-by-line commentary • Contains the epic poetry and metaphysical insights of Beat poet Marty Matz (1934–2001 In 1961 an unknown Aztec codex was revealed to Beat poet and explorer Marty Matz by a Mazatec shaman in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. Originally intended for dramatic performance, this codex presents a profound metaphysical teaching describing how the end of time will bring about a visionary ascent. At the behest of his Mazatec teacher, Matz transcribed this pictorial codex into a literary form that would preserve its initiatory teachings and reveal its secret meanings to a wider audience.Pyramid of Fire is an epic poem that provides a vehicle to transport the initiate into the higher realms of consciousness. It represents a barely surviving thread of teachings that have been passed down in secret since the time of the Spanish Conquest. Revealed are the techniques by which man is transported to the stellar realm after death via the solar energy within what the ancients called the “serpent of consciousness.” Line-by-line commentary by Matz and John Major Jenkins provides insights into the perennial philosophy contained in the codex and its relevance to our times.