Chapter IIHistory and Cosmovision
European Origins for NativeAmericansWhere are they from (because they can’t be from America)?  Egypt, Asia, Atlantis, Lo...
Plants and the Dead              Control of               agriculture and               Urbanism                Imaginat...
Olmec (1500-300 BCE)-”Mother Civilization”giant basalt heads of ancestors  body was earth--dead rulers in contact with t...
Charles H. Long”(Religion) . . . will mean orientation-- orientation in the ultimate sense, that is, how one comes to ter...
Teotihuacan (200-700 CE)“City of the Gods”Temple of the Sun  4 directions  Street of the DeadTlaloc and QuetzalcoatlP...
Reproducing the landscape
Me in another lifetime
Temple of the Moon
Tlaloc and Quetzalcoatl
Tollan/Tula (900-1100 AD)Reinvented Mesoamerican culture after the fall of Teotihuacan  Priest/King Topiltzin Quetzalcoa...
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Rel142 9-12-12

  1. 1. Chapter IIHistory and Cosmovision
  2. 2. European Origins for NativeAmericansWhere are they from (because they can’t be from America)? Egypt, Asia, Atlantis, Lost tribe of Israel, Outerspace [Bering Strait]Origin stories, Creation Myths are all indigenous
  3. 3. Plants and the Dead Control of agriculture and Urbanism Imagination of Matter From Olmec to contemporary people
  4. 4. Olmec (1500-300 BCE)-”Mother Civilization”giant basalt heads of ancestors body was earth--dead rulers in contact with the livinginterior architecturePyramid temple and mountainBallgame action of solar dramabuildings aligned with the rising sun at equinox Religion a Orientation
  5. 5. Charles H. Long”(Religion) . . . will mean orientation-- orientation in the ultimate sense, that is, how one comes to terms with the ultimate significance of ones place in the world. . . . . The religion of any people is more than a structure of thought; it is experience, expression, motivations, intentions, behaviors, styles, and rhythms.” Significations (1986), vii.
  6. 6. Teotihuacan (200-700 CE)“City of the Gods”Temple of the Sun 4 directions Street of the DeadTlaloc and QuetzalcoatlPlace of origins for the AztecFirst Impirial city of Central Mexico
  7. 7. Reproducing the landscape
  8. 8. Me in another lifetime
  9. 9. Temple of the Moon
  10. 10. Tlaloc and Quetzalcoatl
  11. 11. Tollan/Tula (900-1100 AD)Reinvented Mesoamerican culture after the fall of Teotihuacan Priest/King Topiltzin Quetzalcoatl Tezcatlipoca--TricksterCortes was mistaken for Quetzalcoatl returning

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