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Author: Bruce Love PhD
ISBN13: 978-9706053107
Title: Maya Culture of Yucatan Today
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Language: English
Publisher: Dante Press; 2nd edition (2004)
Pages: 64

Maya Culture of Yucatan Today by Bruce Love PhD

Personal Name: Love, Bruce, 1945-. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book La cultura maya en el Yucatán de hoy, Bruce Love.

Maya Shamanism Today book. More than 75 full-color images, the author's own photographs, representing more than 35 years of field work in remote jungle communities, working with practicing Maya shamans. Published by Precolumbia Mesoweb Press.

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Bruce Love has been traveling and doing fieldwork in Mesoamerica since the 1970s. He received his doctorate from UCLA in 1986 and is the author of 'The Paris Codex: Handbook for a Maya Priest' as well as of numerous chapters and articles on Maya hieroglyphs, colonial Maya literature, and contemporary Maya religion and ritual. Bruce Love's firsthand professional examination of shamanism as still practiced today among the Maya of central Yucatan is both insightful and sensitive in its treatment, and serves as both a standalone presentation and analysis of this important, resilient belief system, and a valuable comparative counterpart to Barbara Tedlock's equally seminal examinations of Highland Maya shamanism in Chiapas.

Noted anthropologist Bruce Love's classic text on Maya shamanism is now revised and fully illustrated with color photographs by the author. Spirit beings can be allies or enemies, helpers or pranksters, life givers or death dealers. The shaman with his rituals and ceremonies guides his fellow villagers through this cosmic jungle.

In his book La Civilización Maya, he states that, for the ancient Maya, the main object of religion was to procure life, health, and sustenance. According to the knowledgeable North American, the ancient Maya invoked and placated the gods in different ways. Almost all important ceremonies began with fasting and abstinence, which were scrupulously observed, and it was considered a grave sin to break these rules. Sacrifices were an important part of the Maya culture, and they ranged from simple food offerings to all kinds of ornaments and other valued objects, as well as the practice of human sacrifice. The offerings varied according to the urgency of the case. If the sacrifice was needed to cure an illness or to avoid a small nuisance, it was usually sufficient to offer food or adornments.

Redirected from Mayan religion). The traditional Maya religion of Guatemala, Belize, western Honduras, and the Tabasco, Chiapas, and Yucatán regions of Mexico is a southeastern variant of Mesoamerican religion. As is the case with many other contemporary Mesoamerican religions, it results from centuries of symbiosis with Roman Catholicism.

Today, devout Maya worship at mountain and cave shrines, making offerings of chickens, candles and incense with a ritual alcoholic drink. The Maya are a very superstitious people and have countless superstitions regarding events in mature which forewarn the observer of sickness, disaster, and death. Family is a very important part of Maya culture. The average Maya family will have 6-8 children and most newlyweds have their first child within a year of marriage. In the domestic life of the Maya, family ties are strong, although outward displays of affection, such as kissing and embracing, are rare. Their pottery, weaving, and cross-stitch work have remained very much the same during the entire history of Yucatan.