The Resource Maya cosmos : three thousand years on the shaman's path, David Freidel, Linda Schele & Joy Parker ; photographs by Justin Kerr & MacDuff Everton

Maya cosmos : three thousand years on the shaman's path, David Freidel, Linda Schele & Joy Parker ; photographs by Justin Kerr & MacDuff Everton

Label
Maya cosmos : three thousand years on the shaman's path
Title
Maya cosmos
Title remainder
three thousand years on the shaman's path
Statement of responsibility
David Freidel, Linda Schele & Joy Parker ; photographs by Justin Kerr & MacDuff Everton
Title variation
Three thousand years on the shaman's path
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The ancient Maya, through their shamans, kings, warriors, and scribes, created a legacy of power and enduring beauty. The landmark publication of A Forest of Kings presented the first accessible, dramatic history of this great civilization, written by experts in the translation of glyphs. Now, in Maya Cosmos, Freidel, Schele, and Parker examine Maya mythology and religion, unraveling the question of how these extraordinary people, five million strong, have managed to
  • Preserve their most sacred beliefs into modern times. In Maya Cosmos, the authors draw upon translations of sacred texts and histories spanning thousands of years to tell us a story of the Maya, not in our words but in theirs. At the heart of this extraordinary world was the myth of Creation, as enduring and persuasive as any from the Old World. Recorded in stone texts and illustrated on pottery vessels, in books, and in stone at many ancient sites is the narrative of
  • The Maize God and his children as they confront the Lords of Death in the Otherworld called Xibalba. The authors reveal the myth in its ancient form, not as a quaint story for children but as a map of the sky with the actions of the gods revealed in the movements of the Milky Way and the stars. They investigate the myth as the basis of government and the symbolism of political power, as a description of the daily lives of common people as they planted their fields of
  • Corn and cooked food for their children, as instructions for the afterlife and resurrection of the soul, and as the lesson at the heart of the famous Maya ballgame. Maya Cosmos takes this Creation myth from its first expression three thousand years ago by the Olmecs, the first civilization in Central America, to its living expression in a Ch'a-Chak ceremony held in Yukatan a few years ago. As an archaeologist, David Freidel shows how using the myth and understanding its
  • Effect on the artifacts and architecture created by the ancients help explain what we excavate from the ground. As an epigrapher and iconographer, Linda Schele reads the texts and scenes that preserve the myth for the modern world. Between them, the cosmos of the ancient Maya comes to life and reveals the core of one of the greatest traditions of religious thought known from the ancient world. However, the great contribution of Maya Cosmos comes in the connections it
  • Makes between the ancient and the modern Maya. Neither the Maya nor their religion is dead. Invited into their world by the Maya themselves, Freidel and Schele convey their personal experiences. You will stand beside David as his friend Don Pablo prays for rain in a Ch'a-Chak ceremony in Yukatan. Linda takes you to a divination ceremony in Chichicastenango and to the church where she receives the blessing and protection of a powerful Aj Q'ij. Maya Cosmos tells us about
  • One of the greatest, most enduring, and least-known religious traditions in human history. It reveals the extraordinary richness of this religion as well as the contributions it can make to humanity at large during the coming centuries
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freidel, David A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F1435.3.R3
LC item number
F74 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schele, Linda
  • Parker, Joy
  • Jay I. Kislak Reference Collection (Library of Congress)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maya mythology
  • Mayas
  • Maya philosophy
  • Shamanism
  • Shamanism
  • Philosophie maya
  • Chamanisme
  • Chamanisme
  • Mayas
  • Maya mythology
  • Maya philosophy
  • Mayas
  • Shamanism
  • Maya's
  • Sjamanisme
  • Religion maya
  • Mayas
  • Chamanisme
  • Chamanisme
  • Mythologie
  • Chamanisme - Amérique centrale
  • Chamanisme - Mexique
  • Mayas - Rites et cérémonies
  • Philosophie maya
  • Maya
  • Mythologie
  • Central America
  • Mexico
  • Maya
Label
Maya cosmos : three thousand years on the shaman's path, David Freidel, Linda Schele & Joy Parker ; photographs by Justin Kerr & MacDuff Everton
Link
https://archive.org/details/mayacosmosthreet00frei
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 495-523) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: The orthography -- Worlds apart, joined together : the road of Maya reality -- The hearth and the tree : Maya creation -- Centering the world -- Maya souls -- Ensouling the world and raising the tree -- Dancing across the abyss : Maya festival and pageant -- Flint-shields and battle beasts : the warrior path of kingship -- Gaming with the gods : destiny and history in Maya thought
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
543 pages
Isbn
9780688140694
Lccn
93002696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)27430287
Label
Maya cosmos : three thousand years on the shaman's path, David Freidel, Linda Schele & Joy Parker ; photographs by Justin Kerr & MacDuff Everton
Link
https://archive.org/details/mayacosmosthreet00frei
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 495-523) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: The orthography -- Worlds apart, joined together : the road of Maya reality -- The hearth and the tree : Maya creation -- Centering the world -- Maya souls -- Ensouling the world and raising the tree -- Dancing across the abyss : Maya festival and pageant -- Flint-shields and battle beasts : the warrior path of kingship -- Gaming with the gods : destiny and history in Maya thought
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
543 pages
Isbn
9780688140694
Lccn
93002696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)27430287

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