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The Toe Bone and the Tooth: An Ancient Mayan Story Relived in Modern Times: Leaving Home to Come Home
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The Toe Bone and the Tooth is structured around an ancient Mayan myth that was gifted to the author by an elder in a remote village in Guatemala. This tale forms the backdrop for Prechtel's own untold story — how he, his wife and two little sons experienced a chilling escape from Guatemalan death squads in the mid-1980s and how he has continued to live out the myth in the alien context of modern life in the United States.
Lyrically written, filled with irony, mystery, and magic, Prechtel shows how tiffs powerful mythic story can be a pattern for everyone's life and how understanding ancient myths can ensure our spiritual survival in the modern world.
The Toe Bone and the Tooth will be greeted eagerly by the readers of Prechtel's previous books, as well as those who admire the work of Joseph Campbell, Robert Bly, and Clarissa Pinkola Estes.
Structured around a mythic Mayan tale, this text tells Prechtel's own story - how he, his Indian wife and two little sons experienced a chilling escape from Guatemalan death squads in the mid-1980s, and how he has continued to live out the myth in the alien context of modern life in the US.
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