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Burning water : thought and religion in ancient Mexico

Author: Laurette Séjourné
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Shambhala ; [New York] : Distributed by Random House, 1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The subject of this book is the cosmology and religion of the Toltecs and Aztecs, and it's main focus is the figure of Tollan's priestly king, Quetzalcoatl, and his teachings.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurette Séjourné
ISBN: 0877730903 9780877730903
OCLC Number: 2567241
Notes: Translation of La pensée des anciens Mexicains.
Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The Aztec empire. The conquest of Mexico ; The nature of Aztec society ; Human sacrifices ; Sources of the history of ancient Mexico ; The formation of Aztec culture ; The Toltecs ; Quetzalcoatl ; Quetzalcoatl's betrayal ; Causes of the fall of the Aztec empire --
The Nahuatl religion. Magic ; Religion and the Quetzalcoatl myth --
Nahuatl symbolic language. Ancient Tollan ; Teotihuacan, city of the gods ; The law of the centre ; The paintings of Teotihuacan ; Union of water and fire ; Union of heaven and hell ; The heart and penitence --
The Nahuatl gods. The free spirits ; Quetzalcoatl ; Xochipilli, lord of souls ; Xipe Totec, lord of liberation ; Huitzilopochtli, the fifth sun ; Tezcatlipoca, lord of the smoking mirror.
Other Titles: Pensée des anciens Mexicains.
Responsibility: Laurette Séjourné ; introd. by José A. Argüelles.

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The subject of this book is the cosmology and religion of the Toltecs and Aztecs, and it's main focus is the figure of Tollan's priestly king, Quetzalcoatl, and his teachings.

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