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The Living Maya

The Living Maya

Author: Robert Sitler, Ph.D.

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781583945759

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 209

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Author Robert Sitler’s immersion in Mayan culture began with a transformative spiritual experience more than three decades ago in the ruins of Palenque, Mexico. Led by a local to a nearby Mayan village, Sitler discovered firsthand what traditional Mayan life was like—a community of people living in peace with each other and their physical surroundings. In The Living Maya, he shares this experience and many that followed. In the process, he immerses readers in a rich indigenous culture and offers a fresh view of the 2012 phenomenon, focusing on the valuable lessons Mayan culture can teach us in this time of transition. Personal anecdotes are interwoven with factual information about the roots of traditional Mayan customs and traditions, presenting a rare multifaceted view of their simple yet profound way of life. The book showcases Mayan infant care, community building, ties to nature, attitudes toward the elderly, and orientation to spirituality. In The Living Maya, Sitler shows how following “the Mayan way” can help us ground our lives in harmony with nature, broaden our perspectives on human existence, connect us with our capacity for compassion, and use the vaunted cataclysm of 2012 as a unique chance for growth.

Breath on the Mirror

Breath on the Mirror

Author: Dennis Tedlock

Publisher: Harper San Francisco

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173000575095

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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Shares the myths of the contemporary Mayans of Guatemala, in tales of tricksters, lords of the underworld, warriers, kings, Spanish invaders and missionaries, and even anthropologists

Decolonizing Development

Decolonizing Development

Author: Joel Wainwright

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: UOM:39015073670096

Category: History

Page: 332

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Unsettling the Colonial geographies of southern Belize -- The matter of the Maya farm system -- An archaeology of Mayanism -- From colonial to development knowledge : Charles Wright and the battles over the Columbia River Forest -- Settling : fieldwork in the ruins of development -- Finishing the critique of cultural ecology : reading the Maya Atlas.

Living Maya

Living Maya

Author: Walter F. Morris

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015012866060

Category: History

Page: 215

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Looks at the daily life and culture of the modern Maya people and discusses the connections with the civilization of their ancient ancestors

The Maya of Modernism

The Maya of Modernism

Author: Jesse Lerner

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822038165775

Category: Art

Page: 214

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From the time when archaeologists first began to discover the civilization's spectacular ruins, Mexico's Mayan past has been a boundless source of inspiration, ideas, and iconography for the modernist imagination. This study examines the ways artists, architects, filmmakers, photographers, and other producers of visual culture in Mexico, the United States, Europe, and beyond have mined Mayan history and imagery. Beginning his study in the mid-nineteenth century, with the first mechanically reproduced and mass distributed images of the Mayan ruins, and ending with recent works that address this history of representation, Lerner argues that Maya modernism is the product of an ongoing pan-American modernism characterized by a continuing series of reinterpretations, collaborations, and exchanges in which Yucatecans, Mexicans and foreigners, mestizos, Mayas, and others all participate and are free to endorse, misunderstand, reinterpret, or reject each other's ideas.

Star Gods of the Maya

Star Gods of the Maya

Author: Susan Milbrath

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292778511

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

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Observations of the sun, moon, planets, and stars played a central role in ancient Maya lifeways, as they do today among contemporary Maya who maintain the traditional ways. This pathfinding book reconstructs ancient Maya astronomy and cosmology through the astronomical information encoded in Precolumbian Maya art and confirmed by the current practices of living Maya peoples. Susan Milbrath opens the book with a discussion of modern Maya beliefs about astronomy, along with essential information on naked-eye observation. She devotes subsequent chapters to Precolumbian astronomical imagery, which she traces back through time, starting from the Colonial and Postclassic eras. She delves into many aspects of the Maya astronomical images, including the major astronomical gods and their associated glyphs, astronomical almanacs in the Maya codices [painted books], and changes in the imagery of the heavens over time. This investigation yields new data and a new synthesis of information about the specific astronomical events and cycles recorded in Maya art and architecture. Indeed, it constitutes the first major study of the relationship between art and astronomy in ancient Maya culture.

The Living Maya Part 1

The Living Maya Part 1

Author: Hubert Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1181855309

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Introduces the village of Chican and the Colli-Colli family, and examines the structure of Maya agricultural and village life.