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El nahualismo by Roberto Martínez González. A reconstruction of one of the vaguest and most complex concepts in Mesoamerican cosmovision, based on. : El nahualismo () by Varios and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices. El nahualismo [Varios] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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These three centers of energy live in three distinct parts of the body: Cancel Forgot your password? Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Their vertical position within the body —from top to bottom— underscores their nobility on the one hand and, on the other, the decreasing nature of their energy. Plants, animals, things, and fabricated objects also have a tonalli. Although some peasant categories are incompatible with our postmodern secular values, at issue here is an ethical principle —the respect for other beliefs — that we claim to represent.

In Los tres ejes de la vida The Three Axes of Lifethe Italian anthropologists Alessandro Lupo and Italo Signorini have recently confirmed that the triad tonalli-yolo-ecahuil, which is a variant of the Pre-Hispanic one, is still a common belief held by the Nahuas in the state of Puebla.

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Two divine forces rule this day: An original disgrace precipitates the gods from heaven to earth. Like the tonalli, it can also be introduced into another worldly being.

I also examine the dramatic process of creating worldly beings —the Middle American version of the Big Bang— by dismembering and lowering the deities to the human nahualisom.


Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. All mundane beings consequently share an essence or soul that identifies them with the divine.

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The tonalli resides in the head cuaitl. It describes the harmful gases that the body exhales during delivery, as well as the vapors of meat before it is cooked. Native theology establishes a link between garbage, excrement, sexual sin, and death, as well as nourishment. Indeed, if testimonio is to have a powerful truth-bearing impact, the relevance of truth must derive directly from the importance that the faithful accords to the Word.

Geography is therefore both animated and divine. As an entity, the yollotl is inseparable from the individual. The sharing of a divine essence establishes a hierarchical dependence between the natural object the possessed one and the deity the possessor.

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Everybody carries his own destiny [tonalli] […] he is always ready to sacrifice himself for others. As in Pre-Hispanic times, the environment serves as a palimpsest in which the history of the community is recorded by linking natural beings with the ancestors. Home About Help Search.

The divinities, therefore, vitalize all existence. The worldly being is considered a replica, a vessel or a shell ixiptlainto which the deity pours its force. My analysis concludes by emphasizing that any indigenous defense of Human Rights necessarily involves a parallel defense of the environment. May 3rd, the day of the Cross.

By reducing the other to the same, we lack a pre-modern sense of the other as such —of the otherness of the other— to guide our understanding of testimonio in peasant societies. Social Re-volution and the Environment One of the merits of One Day of Life is that it establishes a parallel between social change and environmental renewal through the syncretic religious beliefs of peasant societies. Please enter your name. Vintage Books, Original Spanish version: Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Would you also like to submit a review for this item?


It also includes three articles: It is concentrated in the heart and acts as the dynamic principle of the body. For Lupe, the bird-souls are the disappeared ones, thus we should pay attention to their presence and witness their account. The name field nahuallsmo required. Argueta, The soul also exists, he would tell me […] it is the soul of the people [altepeyollotl] that lives here on earth.

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They also operate as a passage to transmit godly spiritual energy and to engender time. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. In native Salvadoran mythology, the bird discovered the sacred plant, corn, see: Indian Power and Colonial Society, Joyce Marcus and Kent V.

Natural forces can revitalize it.

The divinities insufflate this third soul into children when they come into contact with water during their second birth or baptism. This dual sacrificial offering establishes the deep religious foundation upon which political struggle is erected. Fondo de Cultura Economica,