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Delve into the forgotten dimension of ancient Native American life, culture, and spirituality. Filled with unique and previously unpublished research and based on the findings of many scholars, scientists, and explorers, this fascinating survey offers a well-rounded portrait of an enigmatic world. Consider evidence about the origins of the Native American people, including the earliest accepted and disputed signs of their presence. Examine the myth-worlds and religions of the Native Americans, including Shamanism and the widespread use of mind-altering plants. Find out what is known about such lost civilizations as the Olmec, Maya, Inca, and Anasazi. Look at the role astronomy, rock art, and sacred landscapes played in these civilizations, and investigate one of the greatest puzzles in ancient America-the existence of curious ground markings, including the famous Nazca lines. Finally, identify some of the vestigial survivals of ancient traditions and practices in modern Native American culture.

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Filled with unique, previously unpublished research and based on the findings of scholars, scientists, and explorers, this fascinating survey offers a well-rounded portrait of an enigmatic world. Consider evidence on the origins of the Native American people, examine their myth-worlds and religions, and find out about such lost civilizations as the Olmec, Maya, Inca, and Anasazi.

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Delve into the forgotten dimension of ancient Native American life, culture, and spirituality. Filled with unique and previously unpublished research and based on the findings of many scholars, scientists, and explorers, this fascinating survey offers a well-rounded portrait of an enigmatic world. Consider evidence about the origins of the Native American people, including the earliest accepted and disputed signs of their presence. Examine the myth-worlds and religions of the Native Americans, including Shamanism and the widespread use of mind-altering plants. Find out what is known about such lost civilizations as the Olmec, Maya, Inca, and Anasazi. Look at the role astronomy, rock art, and sacred landscapes played in these civilizations, and investigate one of the greatest puzzles in ancient America-the existence of curious ground markings, including the famous Nazca lines. Finally, identify some of the vestigial survivals of ancient traditions and practices in modern Native American culture.

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Margie, October 19, 2006 (view all comments by Margie)
This book was recommended to me by a friend and it was a good recommendation. We hear and read all the time about the ancient past of Europeans, Asians, Africans and others, but it is rare to read a whole book devoted to the Americas' ancient peoples. There are a lot of theories which Mr. Devereux throws out for you as to how they got here, where their knowledge came from, etc. and you have to decide which best resonates with you, but is sure is nice to have it all in one book instead of scattered here and there.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781843335948
Subtitle:
An Investigation into the Enigmas of America's Pre-History
Author:
Devereux, Paul
Publisher:
Vega
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
America
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Civilization, ancient
Subject:
Alternate Spirituality
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Indians
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Spirituality
Subject:
General Body, Mind and Spirit
Subject:
FICTION - FICTION TRD PB
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20020801
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 in color
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Mysterious Ancient America: An Investigation Into the Enigmas of America's Pre-History
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Product details 192 pages Vega Books - English 9781843335948 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Filled with unique, previously unpublished research and based on the findings of scholars, scientists, and explorers, this fascinating survey offers a well-rounded portrait of an enigmatic world. Consider evidence on the origins of the Native American people, examine their myth-worlds and religions, and find out about such lost civilizations as the Olmec, Maya, Inca, and Anasazi.

"Synopsis" by , Delve into the forgotten dimension of ancient Native American life, culture, and spirituality. Filled with unique and previously unpublished research and based on the findings of many scholars, scientists, and explorers, this fascinating survey offers a well-rounded portrait of an enigmatic world. Consider evidence about the origins of the Native American people, including the earliest accepted and disputed signs of their presence. Examine the myth-worlds and religions of the Native Americans, including Shamanism and the widespread use of mind-altering plants. Find out what is known about such lost civilizations as the Olmec, Maya, Inca, and Anasazi. Look at the role astronomy, rock art, and sacred landscapes played in these civilizations, and investigate one of the greatest puzzles in ancient America-the existence of curious ground markings, including the famous Nazca lines. Finally, identify some of the vestigial survivals of ancient traditions and practices in modern Native American culture.
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