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    DescriptionA compilation of the teachings of Quetzalcoatl, avatar of the Toltecs, reconstructed from original source texts and the legends told at his birthplace in Amatlan, Morelos, Mexico. - The first complete historical account of the life and teachings of Quetzalcoatl, the most important figure in Mesoamerican spirituality. - Includes 86 chronological teaching stories accompanied by 27 codex illustrations. Quetzalcoatl Ce Acatl (born in A.D. 947)--whose stature has been compared to that of Christ, Buddha, and Krishna--was the key figure in the development of the spiritual culture of the Toltecs. In "The Gospel of the Toltecs" the author has gathered Nahua and Maya codexes, Spanish chronicles of conquest, and native oral tradition to recount the life of Quetzalcoatl: his temptation and fall; his initiation with sacred mushrooms; his long journey in search of spiritual enlightenment; his triumphant return to the Toltec land; and his subsequent teaching, self-immolation, ascension, and promise of return. Quetzalcoatl's teachings make up the Toltecayotl, or Toltequity--the art of intentional doing--which provides an initiatic guide for the transformation of individuals and society, while his personal history is a guide for the development of "Nahualli," the magical side of human awareness. For all those who wish to deepen their knowledge of the roots of Toltec spirituality or who wish to grow from the teachings of one of the world's great spiritual leaders, "The Gospel of the Toltecs" offers a unique and authentic access to the life and ministry of one of the most important figures in the ancient world.

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    The Gospel of the Toltecs
    The Life and Teachings of Quetzalcoatl
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Frank Diaz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9781879181861
    ISBN 10: 187918186X

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLCM
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET150
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/NATAMR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25470
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 299.792
    BISAC V2.8: SOC021000
    DC22: 299.792
    BISAC V2.8: REL029000, SOC002010, OCC031000, OCC036030, SOC008000, REL033000
    DC22: 299/.792
    LC classification: BL624.D585
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    LC classification: BL624 .D58513 2002
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    Thema V1.0: QRRT, QRY
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KLCM
    Edition statement
    Original ed.
    Illustrations note
    86 b&w illustrations
    Inner Traditions Bear and Company
    Imprint name
    Bear & Company
    Publication date
    25 July 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Rochester, VT
    Author Information
    Frank Diaz is an anthropological investigator focusing on shamanic studies, Nahuatl language, and Mesoamerican traditions. His other books include "Quetzalcoatl's Avatars" and "Toltec Wisdom: The Original Teachings of Quetzalcoatl." Born in Cuba, he currently lives in Mexico and teaches classes on Toltec traditions at Cuernavaca University.
    Review quote
    "With more than 85 illustrations from an original codex, "The Gospel of the Toltecs" truly meets its objective of teaching the secrets of the Toltecs, since in the indigenous cultures it was common to teach through the pictography. We all know that a simple picture can say more than 1000 words."