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Secrets of the Talking Jaguar: Memoirs from the Living Heart of a Mayan Village

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Twenty-five years ago, a young musician and painter named Martin Prechtel wandered through the brilliant landscapes of Mexico and Guatemala. Arriving at Santiago Atitlan, a Tzutujil Mayan village on the breathtaking shores of Lake Atitlan, Prechtel met Nicolas Chiviliu Tacaxoy--perhaps the most famous shaman in Tzutujil history--who believed Prechtel was the new student he had asked the gods to provide. For the next thirteen years, Prechtel studied the ancient Tzutujil culture and became a village chief and a famous shaman in his own right. In Secrets of the Talking Jaguar, Prechtel brings to vivid life the sights, sounds, scents, and colors of Santiago Atitlan: its magical personalities, its beauty, its material poverty and spiritual richness, its eight-hundred-year-old rituals juxtaposed with quintessential small-town gossip. The story of his education is a tale filled with enchantment, danger, passion, and hope.

Synopsis:

This powerful memoir of an American who was adopted by a shaman and allowed to study the secrets of a Tzutujil Mayan village in deepest Guatemala "offers readers a privileged and rare glimpse into (the village's) complex and spiritually rich life" ("Rocky Mountain News"). 15,000.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874779707
Foreword:
Bly, Robert W.
Author:
Bly, Robert W.
Author:
Prechtel, Martin
Publisher:
Tarcher
Location:
New York
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
New Age
Subject:
Mayas
Subject:
Shamanism
Subject:
Shamans
Subject:
Spirituality - Shamanism
Subject:
Tzutuhil Indians
Subject:
Shamanism x
Subject:
Santiago Atitlâan
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Tzutuhil Indians -- Religion.
Subject:
Shamans -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-New Age
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st trade paperback ed.
Series Volume:
WP 1997:1
Publication Date:
19990831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.92x6.20x.84 in. .80 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , This powerful memoir of an American who was adopted by a shaman and allowed to study the secrets of a Tzutujil Mayan village in deepest Guatemala "offers readers a privileged and rare glimpse into (the village's) complex and spiritually rich life" ("Rocky Mountain News"). 15,000.
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