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Pyramid of Fire: The Lost Aztec Codex: Spiritual Ascent at the End of Time

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MESOAMERICAN STUDIES / METAPHYSICS

“Ancient Mexico lives again in this amazing retrieval of an Aztec pictorial and oral tradition. Marty and John lead the reader to places undiscovered by archaeologists and ethnologists.”
Bruce Scofield, author of Day-Signs: Native American Astrology From Ancient Mexico

“The Pyramid of Fire is part of the highest esoteric tradition of mankind. . . . a lucid and insightful commentary born of a sound grasp of the Perennial Philosophy.”
Estefan Lambert, author of The Solar Bodyand The Cleaving of the Moon

“Marty Matz is the lost Beat genius and Pyramid of Fire is everything from his spiritual autobiography to a classic world text of enlightenment.”
Gerald Nicosia, poet and author of Memory Babe: A Critical Biography of Jack Kerouac

In 1961 an unknown Aztec codex was revealed to Beat poet and explorer Marty Matz by a Mazatec shaman in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. Originally intended for dramatic performance, this codex presents a profound metaphysical teaching describing how the end of time will bring about a visionary ascent and mystic initiation. At the behest of his Mazatec teacher, Matz transcribed this pictorial codex into a literary form that would preserve its initiatory teachings and reveal its secret meanings to a wider audience.

The Pyramid of Fire codex (Codex Matz-Ayauhtla) is an epic poem that provides a vehicle to transport the initiate into the higher realms of consciousness. It represents a barely surviving thread of teachings that have been passed down in secret since the time of the Spanish Conquest. Revealed are the techniques by which human beings are transported to the stellar realm after death via the solar energy within what the ancients called the “serpent of consciousness.”Line-by-line commentary by John Major Jenkins provides insights into the perennial philosophy and Matz, in his introduction and through the inclusion of his poetry and fiction and an interview he conducted with Jenkins, offers his understanding of its relevance to our time.

JOHN MAJOR JENKINS has taught at Esalen and Naropa and appeared on the Discovery Channel’s Places of Mysteryand National Public Radio’s Spirit and Mind. The author of Maya Cosmogenesis 2012and Galactic Alignment, he lives in Boulder, Colorado. MARTIN MATZ (1934–2001) was a poet/philosopher involved in the 1950s Beat movement. His published works include Time Waitsand Pipe Dreams.

Synopsis:

In 1961 an unknown Aztec codex was revealed to Beat poet and explorer Marty Matz by a Mazatec shaman in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. Passed down in secret since the Spanish Conquest, the codex reveals a profound metaphysical teaching describing how man is transported to the stellar realm after death.

Synopsis:

The first translation of a previously unknown Aztec codex and its initiatory teachings for 2012andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Discloses the potential for great spiritual awakening offered at the end of the Aztec calendar cycleandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Presents the only existing English-language transcription of the Aztec codex, with line-by-line commentaryandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Contains the epic poetry and metaphysical insights of Beat poet Marty Matz (1934and#8211;2001andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In 1961 an unknown Aztec codex was revealed to Beat poet and explorer Marty Matz by a Mazatec shaman in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. Originally intended for dramatic performance, this codex presents a profound metaphysical teaching describing how the end of time will bring about a visionary ascent. At the behest of his Mazatec teacher, Matz transcribed this pictorial codex into a literary form that would preserve its initiatory teachings and reveal its secret meanings to a wider audience.andlt;iandgt;Pyramid of Fireandlt;/iandgt; is an epic poem that provides a vehicle to transport the initiate into the higher realms of consciousness. It represents a barely surviving thread of teachings that have been passed down in secret since the time of the Spanish Conquest. Revealed are the techniques by which man is transported to the stellar realm after death via the solar energy within what the ancients called the and#8220;serpent of consciousness.and#8221; Line-by-line commentary by Matz and John Major Jenkins provides insights into the perennial philosophy contained in the codex and its relevance to our times.

About the Author

John Major Jenkins has taught at Esalen and Naropa and appeared on the Discovery Channelandrsquo;s andlt;Iandgt;Places of Mysteryandlt;/Iandgt; and National Public Radioandrsquo;s andlt;Iandgt;Spirit and Mind.andlt;/Iandgt; The author of andlt;Iandgt;Maya Cosmogenesis 2012andlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Galactic Alignment, andlt;/Iandgt;he lives in Boulder, Colorado. Martin Matz (1934-2001) was a poet/philosopher involved in the 1950s Beat movement. His published works include andlt;Iandgt;Time Waitsandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Pipe Dreamsandlt;/Iandgt;

Table of Contents

“Time Waits” by Marty Matz

Foreword by Barbara A. Matz 

Preface: A Note on the Contents

Introduction: Nahuatl Poetry and Metaphysics

1 Marty Matz and the Lost Codex 

2 In Search of Paititi 

3 The Pyramid of Fire: A Novella

4 The Text

5 Commentary

6 Gnostic and Perennial Parallels to the Pyramid of Fire

Appendix 1: Quetzalcoatl’s Ascension 

Appendix 2: Nahuatl Pronunciation Guide

Appendix 3: A Glossary of Aztec Gods and Goddesses

Appendix 4: Resources

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781591430322
Author:
Jenkins, John Major
Publisher:
Bear & Company
Author:
Matz, Martin
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Metaphysics
Subject:
New Thought
Subject:
Alternate Spirituality
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Mythical Civilizations
Subject:
Metaphysical Phenomena - General
Subject:
Aztecs -- Religion.
Subject:
Religion Western-Mysticism
Subject:
BODYWORK;BOOK;BOOKS;CIVILIZATIONS;CONSCIOUSNESS;COSMOLOGY;COSMOS;CREATION;CULTURAL;CULTURE;2012;CULTURES;CURRENT AFFAIRS;DREAM;DREAMS;EARTH;EARTH STUDIES;ESOTERIC;ETHNOBOTANY;FOLKLORE;HISTORY;ANCIENT;HISTORY, MYTHS AND LEGENDS;INDIAN;INDIGENOUS;INDIGENOUS
Subject:
BODYWORK;BOOK;BOOKS;CIVILIZATIONS;CONSCIOUSNESS;COSMOLOGY;COSMOS;CREATION;CULTURAL;CULTURE;2012;CULTURES;CURRENT AFFAIRS;DREAM;DREAMS;EARTH;EARTH STUDIES;ESOTERIC;ETHNOBOTANY;FOLKLORE;HISTORY;ANCIENT;HISTORY, MYTHS AND LEGENDS;INDIAN;INDIGENOUS;INDIGENOUS
Subject:
BODYWORK;BOOK;BOOKS;CIVILIZATIONS;CONSCIOUSNESS;COSMOLOGY;COSMOS;CREATION;CULTURAL;CULTURE;2012;CULTURES;CURRENT AFFAIRS;DREAM;DREAMS;EARTH;EARTH STUDIES;ESOTERIC;ETHNOBOTANY;FOLKLORE;HISTORY;ANCIENT;HISTORY, MYTHS AND LEGENDS;INDIAN;INDIGENOUS;INDIGENOUS
Subject:
BODYWORK;BOOK;BOOKS;CIVILIZATIONS;CONSCIOUSNESS;COSMOLOGY;COSMOS;CREATION;CULTURAL;CULTURE;2012;CULTURES;CURRENT AFFAIRS;DREAM;DREAMS;EARTH;EARTH STUDIES;ESOTERIC;ETHNOBOTANY;FOLKLORE;HISTORY;ANCIENT;HISTORY, MYTHS AND LEGENDS;INDIAN;INDIGENOUS;INDIGENOUS
Subject:
Self-Help/Spiritual
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 bandamp;w illustrations
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
900x600

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"Synopsis" by , In 1961 an unknown Aztec codex was revealed to Beat poet and explorer Marty Matz by a Mazatec shaman in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. Passed down in secret since the Spanish Conquest, the codex reveals a profound metaphysical teaching describing how man is transported to the stellar realm after death.
"Synopsis" by , The first translation of a previously unknown Aztec codex and its initiatory teachings for 2012andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Discloses the potential for great spiritual awakening offered at the end of the Aztec calendar cycleandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Presents the only existing English-language transcription of the Aztec codex, with line-by-line commentaryandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Contains the epic poetry and metaphysical insights of Beat poet Marty Matz (1934and#8211;2001andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In 1961 an unknown Aztec codex was revealed to Beat poet and explorer Marty Matz by a Mazatec shaman in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. Originally intended for dramatic performance, this codex presents a profound metaphysical teaching describing how the end of time will bring about a visionary ascent. At the behest of his Mazatec teacher, Matz transcribed this pictorial codex into a literary form that would preserve its initiatory teachings and reveal its secret meanings to a wider audience.andlt;iandgt;Pyramid of Fireandlt;/iandgt; is an epic poem that provides a vehicle to transport the initiate into the higher realms of consciousness. It represents a barely surviving thread of teachings that have been passed down in secret since the time of the Spanish Conquest. Revealed are the techniques by which man is transported to the stellar realm after death via the solar energy within what the ancients called the and#8220;serpent of consciousness.and#8221; Line-by-line commentary by Matz and John Major Jenkins provides insights into the perennial philosophy contained in the codex and its relevance to our times.
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