Jaguar and Five Rabbit

Jaguar and Five Rabbit
Author: Norris Peery
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2004-10-27
ISBN: 059578304X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jaguar and Five Rabbit Book Excerpt:

Within these pages lives a story of love, of friendships, and of families, which are imbedded within a place and time, where the most diametrically opposite of human values existed and survived side-by-side, where heaven and hell daily rubbed their social elbows, and each of their elements were ever threatening the survival of their counterpart. Here is a story of people caught between the gears and wheels of their god's invisible machinery that daily drives their universe. Here is portrayed both the physical and psychological landscape of a time whose structures, writings, and beliefs have now been systematically destroyed by a new foreign master and a new foreign religion, which has a so-called "Modern Strategy" about blood sacrifice and intellectual domination. Here is the story of lovers, whose powerful desire to be forever together, is the magic that guides them through an ever-fluxing nightmare that is their reality. The story opens in the capitol city of the Aztec Empire during the night of November the 8th in the year 1516 CE.

The Conquest

The Conquest
Author: Norris Peery
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2006-02-06
ISBN: 059582689X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Conquest Book Excerpt:

In 1519 Cortés sailed from Cuba, leading an expedition of search and discovery of any lands to the west of Cuba. What he found was a land and a civilization that was larger and richer than anything in his wildest dreams. He became compulsively determined to have this new land and its riches as his own. But within the fog that hides the future, it was the Aztec's own beliefs and their complete ignorance of any nations existing beyond the seas that made up the substance of that fog, and led them blindly into a collision with a fate, which time and distance had been ever-ripening. It is through that fog that the Aztec's continuing story and the love affair of Jaguar and Five Rabbit unfolds within a quite unbelievable military struggle for the conquest of Mexico.

Animal Tales from the Caribbean

Animal Tales from the Caribbean
Author: George List
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2017-09-11
ISBN: 0253031176
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Tales from the Caribbean Book Excerpt:

Traditional stories from the northern Colombian coast, in both English and Spanish. These twenty-one animal tales from the Colombian Caribbean coast represent a sampling of the traditional stories that are told during all-night funerary wakes. The tales are told in the semi-sacred space of the patio (backyard) of homes as part of the funerary ritual that includes other aesthetic and expressive practices such as jokes, song games, board games, and prayer. In this volume these stories are situated within their performance contexts and represent a highly ritualized corpus of oral knowledge that for centuries has been preserved and cultivated by African-descendant populations in the Americas. Ethnomusicologist George List collected these tales throughout his decades-long fieldwork among the rural costeños, a chiefly African-descendent population, in the mid-twentieth century and, with the help of a research team, transcribed and translated them into English before his death in 2008. In this volume, John Holmes McDowell and Juan Sebastián Rojas E. have worked to bring this previously unpublished manuscript to light, providing commentary on the transcriptions and translations, additional cultural context through a new introduction, and further typological and cultural analysis by Hasan M. El-Shamy. Supplementing the transcribed and translated texts are links to the original Spanish recordings of the stories, allowing readers to follow along and experience the traditional telling of the tales for themselves.

REAL WORLD POETRY BOOK THREE

REAL WORLD POETRY BOOK THREE
Author: Norris Peery
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2007-10-19
ISBN: 0595917313
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

REAL WORLD POETRY BOOK THREE Book Excerpt:

Real World Poetry Book Three is a continuation of the style of poems of my first two poetry books. Some few of these poems have appeared as prose embedded within the text of some of my other writings. Again, the mood of these poems is intended to address the lack of objective truth within many of the world's major philosophies, and to call attention to hidden seeds, which will eventually, upon germination, determine both our near and distant futures. Some of these poems may seem overly grating, but their purpose is to awaken those few readers to the perils of worshiping forever, without reflective thought, those philosophies and mythologies, whose messages should have long ago crumbled from lack of any supportive substance and from their old, very old, age.

Real World Poetry Book Two

Real World Poetry Book Two
Author: Norris Peery
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2006-06-12
ISBN: 0595843794
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real World Poetry Book Two Book Excerpt:

Real World Poetry Book Two is a continuation of the style of poems, of my first poetry book, Real World Poetry. Some few of these poems have appeared as prose embedded within the text of my other writings. The mood of these poems is intended to address the lack of objective truth within many of the world's major philosophies, and to call attention to hidden seeds, which will eventually determine both our near and distant future. Some of the poems may seem to some few readers to be overly grating, but the purpose is to awakening those few readers to the perils of worshiping forever, without reflective thought, those philosophies and mythologies, whose messages should have long ago crumbled from lack of any supportive substance and from their old, very old, age.

Super Brainy Level Five Textbook

Super Brainy Level Five  Textbook
Author: Makram Haddad,Samar Darazi
Publsiher: World Heritage Publishers Ltd
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-01-04
ISBN: 6144135286
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Super Brainy Level Five Textbook Book Excerpt:

Super Brainy, Level Five, a sequel of Brainy Kids, escorts learners to their multiple destinations on the fifth leg of their English-language journey. By the end of this fun journey, learners will have mastered the set objectives in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

The Aztec Book of Destiny

The Aztec Book of Destiny
Author: Rick Holmer
Publsiher: BookSurge LLC
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2005-07-08
ISBN: 9781419611636
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Aztec Book of Destiny Book Excerpt:

The Aztec Book of Destiny summarizes traditional Mesoamerican beliefs about the spiritual nature of time and its influence on one's personality and fate. The ancient Aztec, Toltec and Maya believed that the day of birth, as defined in their sacred calendar, affects destiny; and this philosophy has guided their daily lives for more than 3000 years. This book condenses the scattered and disparate literature about these beliefs into a fun and informative narrative; but it goes far beyond what academics and popular authors have published to date. The author presents a unique perspective shaped by the wisdom of a traditional calendar-keeper he met in Mexico in 1973. The book's message is that the calendar is not simply an ancient and forgotten curiosity - it is as relevant today as in ancient times. The majority of the book projects the timeless Mesoamerican philosophy into contemporary Western society encouraging introspection and self-awareness.

Real World Poetry

Real World Poetry
Author: Norris Peery
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2004-11-19
ISBN: 059578660X
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real World Poetry Book Excerpt:

Real World Poetry contains a group of individual poems, which I wrote over a very extended period of time. Some few of these poems have singularly appeared in some of my other writings. The mood of these poems is intended to address the lack of objective truth within many of the major philosophies of the world's cultures, and to dress those wounds, of cognitive dissonance, with a dressing of hope and guidance towards a more reasonable outlook upon life, and of life's struggles to discover a meaningful perspective, which can be embraced by reasonable peoples, allowing them to find a guiding path to peace-of-mind, and some form of contentment within a world that everyday waxes and wanes between its self proclaimed ancient morals, which have grown so crumbly with time's passing, as to be without any substantial or meaningful substance.

Intelligence and Instincts

Intelligence and Instincts
Author: Norris Ray Peery
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2002
ISBN: 0595241212
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligence and Instincts Book Excerpt:

A journey through the forest that composes the inner-self. Daring forbidden insights that cut to the bone of truth of what we are, how we are, and why we are what we are. We are covered by "The Thin Skin of Civilization," but here is revealed what lies beneath that skin.

The Askandar

The Askandar
Author: Norris Peery
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2003-04-01
ISBN: 9780595276288
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Askandar Book Excerpt:

The Askandar is a continuation of the story ETMA PNIKRE. The Askandar, the great starship has escaped with its six thousand survivors from the cremation of the planet Earth and now rushes onward in its journey through the blackest darkness of the infinite ocean of the universe. In the starship, within its occupants, live all of the natural instincts and emotions, which had fluxed and flowed within the cultures, the survivors had left behind. No one had given much consideration to the great broad spectrum of the human condition, which would demand its satisfaction, even though it had been stripped from its natural home. The individual's instinctive creature found itself resident within a closed capsule, where it still needed to satisfy its ancient secret yearnings, and to find contentment for the beast, which secretly underlies civilized humanity, that it might be peaceably consoled. And so, though Earth and its societies had all become just a distant cinder, the mysterious ways of Mother Earth had been so patiently distilled into every cell and every fiber of the people on the starship, that her ways, her embedded instincts, her emotions of love, hatred, and savagery, rode within the ship in the safe luxury of each individual survivor.

Instincts

Instincts
Author: Norris Ray Peery
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2003-07-13
ISBN: 0595747566
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Instincts Book Excerpt:

This book is the third in my series of four books dealing with Intelligence, Instincts, and Consciousness. The simple and truthful realization of what we are, and how we got to where we are within nature's world, is the ultimate truth that any philosophy could ever propose to know. It is ultimately the most powerful state that any human mind can ever attain. It is a true kind of nirvana. It is with this knowing state of mind that we can make ever-new beginnings and provide for a future where our chances are best for surviving whatever random hells that nature will with great certainty rise up against us. The fact that we might have to eventually face up to what we are as completely definable creatures in terms of a very complex organization of billions of very simple structures is not in anyway whatsoever a degradation of the truth of our humanity. Understanding what we are has led us to realize both the miraculous and morally good achievements of our kind, and also to an understanding of the basic nature of our more hidden ugly and evil actions.

Re Creating Primordial Time

Re Creating Primordial Time
Author: Gabrielle Vail,Christine Hernández
Publsiher: University Press of Colorado
Total Pages: 503
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN: 1607322218
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re Creating Primordial Time Book Excerpt:

Re-Creating Primordial Time offers a new perspective on the Maya codices, documenting the extensive use of creation mythology and foundational rituals in the hieroglyphic texts and iconography of these important manuscripts. Focusing on both pre-Columbian codices and early colonial creation accounts, Vail and Hernández show that in spite of significant cultural change during the Postclassic and Colonial periods, the mythological traditions reveal significant continuity, beginning as far back as the Classic period. Remarkable similarities exist within the Maya tradition, even as new mythologies were introduced through contact with the Gulf Coast region and highland central Mexico. Vail and Hernández analyze the extant Maya codices within the context of later literary sources such as the Books of Chilam Balam, the Popol Vuh, and the Códice Chimalpopoca to present numerous examples highlighting the relationship among creation mythology, rituals, and lore. Compiling and comparing Maya creation mythology with that of the Borgia codices from highland central Mexico, Re-Creating Primordial Time is a significant contribution to the field of Mesoamerican studies and will be of interest to scholars of archaeology, linguistics, epigraphy, and comparative religions alike.

Time and Sacrifice in the Aztec Cosmos

Time and Sacrifice in the Aztec Cosmos
Author: Kay Almere Read
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1998-07-22
ISBN: 9780253113917
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time and Sacrifice in the Aztec Cosmos Book Excerpt:

This introduction to the imaginative world of the Mexica (or Aztec) explores sacrifice in the richly textured life of 16th-century Mexico. Kay Almere Read describes a universe in which every object was timed by a given lifespan and in which sacrifice was the mechanism by which time functioned. This book makes a convincing case for what sacrifice meant religiously and for how it came to be that human sacrifice of staggering proportions could be accepted, matter-of-factly, by the Mexica people.

Tlacuilolli

Tlacuilolli
Author: Karl Anton Nowotny
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780806136530
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tlacuilolli Book Excerpt:

Appearing for the first time in English, Karl Anton Nowotny’s Tlacuilolli is a classic work of Mesoamerican scholarship. A concise analysis of the pre-Columbian Borgia Group of manuscripts, it is the only synthetic interpretation of divinatory and ritual codices from Mexico. Originally published in German and unavailable to any but the most determined scholars, Tlacuilolli has nevertheless formed the foundation for subsequent scholarly works on the codices. Its importance extends beyond the study of Mexican codices: Nowotny’s sophisticated reading of these manuscripts informs our understanding of Mesoamerican culture. Of particular importance are Nowotny’s corrections of errors in fact and interpretation in the Spanish edition of Eduard Seler’s commentary on the Borgia Group. George A. Everett and Edward B. Sisson have translated Nowotny’s masterwork into English while maintaining the flavor of the original German edition. To the core text they have added an extensive bibliography and constructed a framework of annotation that relates the principles in Tlacuilolli to current research. This edition includes a selection of eleven stunning full-color images chosen from the original catalog.

Epigraphy

Epigraphy
Author: Victoria Reifler Bricker,Patricia A. Andrews
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 195
Release: 1992
ISBN: 0292776500
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epigraphy Book Excerpt:

Civilization in the Ancient Americas

Civilization in the Ancient Americas
Author: Gordon Randolph Willey,Richard M. Leventhal,Alan L. Kolata
Publsiher: Olympic Marketing Corporation
Total Pages: 487
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civilization in the Ancient Americas Book Excerpt:

Primeros Memoriales

Primeros Memoriales
Author: Bernardino de Sahagún,Henry B. Nicholson
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780806129099
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primeros Memoriales Book Excerpt:

Primeros Memoriales is here published for the first time in its entirety both in the original Nahuatl and in English translation. The volume follows the manuscript order reconstructed for the Primeros Memoriales by Francisco del Paso y Troncoso in his 1905-1907 facsimile edition of the collection of Sahaguntine manuscripts he called Codices Matritenses. During the 1960s, Thelma D. Sullivan, a Nahuatl scholar living in Mexico, began a paleographic transcription of the Primeros Memoriales, along with an English translation. After Sullivan's death in 1981, a group of her colleagues finished, enlarged, and annotated her project. This long-awaited publication makes available to specialists and interested laypersons alike an invaluable portion of the remarkable Sahaguntine treasure of information on sixteenth-century Aztec society.

Eighteen Rabbit

Eighteen Rabbit
Author: Janice Van Cleve
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2006-06-15
ISBN: 1462808123
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eighteen Rabbit Book Excerpt:

Deep in the mysterious jungles of Central America, in a time when Arthur was long dead, yet before Charlemagne even stirred in the womb, the brilliant and powerful god-king, Eighteen Rabbit, ruled the city of Copan in renaissance splendor. This is his story – a tale of glorious temples and gory sacrifices, strange narcotics and brutal statecraft. It is a story of pride and humility, love and betrayal, devious intrigue and the triumph of the human will. It is a story told by Eighteen Rabbit himself, masterfully teased out of the stone inscriptions he commissioned, as if it happened only yesterday. Thank you,

The Mixtec Pictorial Manuscripts

The Mixtec Pictorial Manuscripts
Author: Maarten Jansen,Gabina Aurora Pérez Jiménez
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2010-10-15
ISBN: 9004193588
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mixtec Pictorial Manuscripts Book Excerpt:

This handbook surveys and describes the illustrated Mixtec manuscripts that survive in Europe, the United States and Mexico.

History and Mythology of the Aztecs

History and Mythology of the Aztecs
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 1998-06-01
ISBN: 9780816518869
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History and Mythology of the Aztecs Book Excerpt:

One of the great documents of colonial Mexico, the Codex Chimalpopoca chronicles the rise of Aztec civilization and preserves the mythology on which it was based. Its two complementary texts, Annals of Cuauhtitlan and Legend of the Suns, record the pre-CortŽsian history of the Valley of Mexico together with firsthand versions of that region's myths. Of particular interest are the stories of the hero-god Quetzalcoatl, for which the Chimalpopoca is the premier source. John Bierhorst's work is the first major scholarship on the Codex Chimalpopoca in more than forty years. His is the first edition in English and the first in any language to include the complete text of the Legend of the Suns. The precise, readable translation not only contributes to the study of Aztec history and literature but also makes the codex an indispensable reference for Aztec cultural topics, including land tenure, statecraft, the role of women, the tribute system, warfare, and human sacrifice.