Long life, honey in the heart: a story of initiation and eloquence from the shores of a Mayan lake

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Jeremy P. Tarcher,
Pub. Date:
[1999]
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English
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"The Mayan gods, who hold eloquence above all else, must surely be pleased with this soul, who in this lifetime is named Martin Prechtel."--Clarissa Pinkola EstesIn Secrets of the Talking Jaguar, Martin Prechtel told of his fourteen years as a shaman in the ancient Mayan village of Santiago Atitlan. Now he continues his story, describing his role as village chief and initiator and examining the complexity of the Mayan religious and social universe against a backdrop of political and social intrigue.During the period in which this book is set (the 1970s), Guatemala was in the midst of a brutal civil war. Prechtel's coming-of-age memoir relates his personal experience of the war, describing how Guatemala's ruling government outlawed the thousand-year-old traditional rites of the Maya, leading to the dissolution of Santiago Atitlan and ultimately forcing Prechtel to flee the country in fear for his life.It's an amazing tale--and Prechtel is a spellbinding storyteller. His writing has been acclaimed as "colorful and revelatory in its insights . . . leagues beyond any ethnography I've ever read" (Common Boundary). At once a page-turner and a profound work of cultural anthropology, Long Life, Honey in the Heart makes a lasting contribution to our understanding of one of humankind's most significant ancient civilizations.
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subject_facet Autobiographies, Biographies, Prechtel, Martín, Santiago Atitlán (Guatemala) -- Description and travel, Shamans -- Guatemala -- Santiago Atitlán -- Biography, Shamans -- United States -- Biography, Trivia and miscellanea, Tzutuhil Indians -- Religion -- Miscellanea
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