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Author Gillette, Douglas.

Title The shaman's secret : the lost resurrection teachings of the ancient Maya / Douglas Gillette.

Imprint New York : Bantam Books, c1997.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection  299.784 G413s 1997    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xxii, 278 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-265) and index.
Contents Pronunciation Guide to Maya Words -- Time Line for the Maya Area -- 1. Rediscovering a Lost World -- 2. A Terrible Beauty -- 3. A Living Cosmos -- 4. Blood and Ecstasy -- 5. The Creations of the Lightning-Serpent -- 6. God -- 7. The Soul -- 8. The Shaman's Secret -- 9. Death -- 10. The Trials of Xibalba -- 11. The Ballgame and Human Sacrifice -- 12. Resurrection -- Family Tree of the Maya Gods.
Summary Much more than an archaeological adventure, The Shaman's Secret is the most comprehensive documentation yet of the extraordinary spiritual forces that set the civilization of the ancient Maya apart. As Douglas Gillette deciphers sacred artwork, hieroglyphics, myths, and artifacts, he shows how entire cities mysteriously disappeared into enveloping jungles, taking with them a world of magic, miracle, and wisdom - a vast, untapped treasure of the human spirit. Through ritual, sacrifice, and altered states of consciousness, the Maya developed a remarkable resurrection technology - precise encoded instructions for preserving the essence of the human spirit after death. In a culture of savage splendor, of exotic gods and goddesses both benevolent and bloodthirsty, the shamans taught a potent psychological truth: that one must embrace the dark side of oneself and of the world - cruelty, suffering, and death - in order to overcome them.
Subject Maya mythology.
Mayas -- Religion.
Maya philosophy.
Immortality (Philosophy)
Spiritual life -- New Age movement.
Immortality (Philosophy) (OCoLC)fst00967858
Maya mythology. (OCoLC)fst01012734
Maya philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01012738
Mayas -- Religion. (OCoLC)fst01012826
Shamanism. (OCoLC)fst01115159
Spiritual life -- New Age movement. (OCoLC)fst01130134
ISBN 0553101544 (hc)
9780553101546 (hc)

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