Feather and Firesnake

Feather and Firesnake

The 10 lectures and practical exercises which compose the main body of this book are the result of this exchange.

Author: Nema

Publisher: MoonWeb Press

ISBN: 189039937X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 154

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In the early 1990s Dr. Julijan Naskov of Macedonia asked Nema to write a series of lectures for presentation at the Academy of New Age Spiritual Sciences. The 10 lectures and practical exercises which compose the main body of this book are the result of this exchange.
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Treasury of Memory making Indian Campfires

Treasury of Memory making Indian Campfires

... 38 E Eagle Dance , 183 Eagle Feather fire opening , 240 Eagle Guide , The ,
an action - story play , 205-207 ; solution ... for council fires : Fire by Fire Snake ,
50-51 ; Flaming Feather Fire , 52-53 ; Flying Torch Fire , 49-50 ; Thunderbird Fire
 ...

Author: Allan A. Macfarlan

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112032986298

Category: Campfire programs

Page: 288

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Guidebook for planning campfire programs and activities. For the novice as well as the more experienced camp director.
Categories: Campfire programs

The Mythology of all Races

The Mythology of all Races

The Fire Snake, Xiuhcoatl, as represented in stone. The Fire Snake is associated
with Huitzilopochtli, Tezcatlipoca, and the fire god, Xiuhte- cutli; and stands,
perhaps, in a kind of opposition to the "Green Feather Snake," Quetzalcoatl, the
latter ...

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The Fifteenth Month

The Fifteenth Month

The Array of Huitzilopochtli On his head is a headdress of yellow parrot feathers
with a quetzal feather crest. His blood bird is on his forehead. There are stripes
on his face, on his countenance. Ear plugs of lovely cotinga feathers. On his back
 ...

Author: John F. Schwaller

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806164113

Category: History

Page: 264

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The Mexica (Aztecs) used a solar calendar made up of eighteen months, with each month dedicated to a specific god in their pantheon and celebrated with a different set of rituals. Panquetzaliztli, the fifteenth month, dedicated to the national god Huitzilopochtli (Hummingbird on the Left), was significant for its proximity to the winter solstice, and for the fact that it marked the beginning of the season of warfare. In The Fifteenth Month, John F. Schwaller offers a detailed look at how the celebrations of Panquetzaliztli changed over time and what these changes reveal about the history of the Aztecs. Drawing on a variety of sources, Schwaller deduces that prior to the rise of the Mexica in 1427, an earlier version of the month was dedicated to the god Tezcatlipoca (Smoking Mirror), a war and trickster god. The Mexica shifted the dedication to their god, developed a series of ceremonies—including long-distance running and human sacrifice—that would associate him with the sun, and changed the emphasis of the celebration from warfare alone to a combination of trade and warfare, since merchants played a significant role in Mexica statecraft. Further investigation shows how the resulting festival commemorated several important moments in Mexica history, how it came to include ceremonies associated with the winter solstice, and how it reflected a calendar reform implemented shortly before the arrival of the Spanish. Focused on one of the most important months in the Mexica year, Schwaller’s work marks a new methodology in which traditional sources for Mexica culture, rather than being interrogated for their specific content, are read for their insights into the historical development of the people. Just as Christmas re-creates the historic act of the birth of Jesus for Christians, so, The Fifteenth Month suggests, Panquetzaliztli was a symbolic re-creation of events from Mexica myths and history.
Categories: History

The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7

The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7

“Lord Feathered in Black told meto investigate this business, didn't he?So
letmedo it.” “This man's a friendof yours!” the steward objected. “You just want to
get him offand putme inthat cage instead!” It was a tempting thought, but allI
saidwas: ...

Author: Maxim Jakubowski

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849014601

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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The must-have annual anthology for every crime fiction fan - the year's top new British short stories selected by leading crime critic Maxim Jakubowski. This great annual covers the full range of mystery fiction, from noir and hardboiled crime to ingenious puzzles and amateur sleuthing. Packed with top names like Colin Dexter, Christopher Fowler, Alexander McCall Smith, Robert Barnard, Peter James, Natasha Cooper, Sophie Hannah, and many more
Categories: Fiction

Handbook to Life in the Aztec World

Handbook to Life in the Aztec World

and to the left a cuauhtli (eagle), both dancing. These images represent eagle
and jaguar warriors, distinguished orders of the Aztec army. These warriors carry
the flag of sacrifice (pamitl) and wear a headdress with heron feathers (aztaxelli),
 ...

Author: Manuel Aguilar-Moreno

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195330830

Category: History

Page: 440

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Since its violent dissolution in 1521, the Aztec Empire of Mexico has continually intrigued us. Recent discoveries resulting from the excavation of the Templo Mayor in the heart of Mexico City have taught us even more about this fascinating culture. The increasing recognition that the achievements of Mesoamerican civilizations were among the most sophisticated of the ancient world has led to a demand for introductions to the basic methods and theories of scholars working throughout the region. Handbook to Life in the Aztec World gathers the results from recent archaeological discoveries and scholarly research into a single accessible volume. Organized thematically, the handbook covers all aspects of life in the Aztec world: Mesoamerican civilizations and Aztec archeology; evolution of Aztec civilization; geography of the Aztec world; society and government; religion, cosmology, and mythology; funerary beliefs and customs; Aztec art; Aztec architecture; Nahuatl literature; the calendar, astronomy, and mathematics; economy, industry, and trade; daily life; the Aztec after conquest and today. Each chapter includes an extensive bibliography, and more than 165 original line drawings, photographs, and maps complement the text. Handbook to Life in the Aztec World provides all the essential information required by anyone interested in Aztec history or culture.
Categories: History

Mammoth Books presents The Best British Crime Omnibus Volume 7 8 and 9

Mammoth Books presents The Best British Crime Omnibus  Volume 7  8 and 9

Just then Fire Snake spoke up. “I'll talk to Yaotl. ... “Lord Feathered in Black told
me to investigate this business, didn't he? So let me do it. ... “Old Black Feathers
sent me here for a reason,” I replied, speaking half to myself. “If he wanted you ...

Author: Maxim Jakubowski

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472105080

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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122 fantastic stories from Britain's best crime writers For ten years the Mammoth Best British Crime series has been publishing an annual volume of the most outstanding crime and mystery short fiction published in the UK. Over 400 stories by the very best writers in the field have been published. Contributors have included, among many others, Mark Billingham, Liza Cody, Roger Jon Ellory, Reginald Hill, Peter James, Simon Kernick, Alexander McCall Smith, Val McDermid, John Mortimer, Anne Perry, Ian Rankin, Derek Raymond and Andrew Taylor. On several occasions, stories published in The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime have won some of the most prestigious awards in the field, including the Crime Writers Association Short Story Dagger, The Mystery Writers of America Edgar award and the Anthony award, while countless others have featured on the respective shortlists. This truly bumper collection of over 120 stories, an omnibus edition of Volumes 7, 8 and 9, showcases as ever the impressive breadth of crime writing, from cosy tales of detection to noir mayhem and psychological suspense and terror. There are puzzles to solve, nagging questions about the nature of the society in which we live, but, above all, there is an abundance of first-class entertainment. Over 1600 pages of outstanding crime fiction by: Lin Anderson, Kate Atkinson, Ian Ayris, Ray Banks, Robert Barnard, Colin Bateman, Mark Billingham, Nigel Bird, Tony Black, Stephen Booth, Paul D. Brazill, Simon Brett, Gerard Brennan, Christopher Brookmyre, Alison Bruce, Ken Bruen, Declan Burke, Col Bury, Tom Cain, Ann Cleeves, Liza Cody, Natasha Cooper, Bernie Crosthwaite, Judith Cutler, Colin Dexter, Martin Edwards, Matthew J. Elliott, Kate Ellis, R. J. Ellory, Chris Ewan, Christopher Fowler, Simon R. Green, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Allan Guthrie, Sophie Hannah, John Harvey, Mick Herron, David Hewson, Reginald Hill, Matt Hilton, Kate Horsley, Peter James, Paul Johnston, L. Kennedy, Bill Kirton, John Lawton, Simon Levack, Michael Z. Lewin, Toby Litt, Peter Lovesey, Phil Lovesey, Stuart MacBride, Adrian Magson, Barry Maitland, Alexander McCall Smith, Keith McCarthy, Val McDermid, Brian McGilloway, Denise Mina, Steve Mosby, Edward Marston, Amy Myers, Barbara Nadel, Stuart Neville, Christine Poulson, Ian Rankin, Sarah Rayne, Peter Robinson, Nicholas Royle, Zoë Sharp, Roz Southey, Sally Spedding, Jay Stringer, Andrew Taylor, Marilyn Todd, Peter Turnbull, L. C. Tyler, Simon Kernick, Nick Quantrill, Sheila Quigley, Louise Welsh, Marc Werner and Kevin Wignall.
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Stories Told by the Aztecs Before the Spaniards Came

Stories Told by the Aztecs Before the Spaniards Came

W His face , with its blue forehead , appeared between the distended beaks of a
helmet of green feathers , in the form of a hummingbird ' s head . A terrifying blue
snake coiled over his nose and cheeks , the tail embracing his neck . His body ...

Author: Carleton Beals

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173023942515

Category: Aztecs

Page: 208

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Twenty eight stories passed down from the Aztecs, many of which were learned from pottery shards and charcoal and skeletal records dating back 12,000 years.
Categories: Aztecs

Chinese Medicine in Fertility Disorders

Chinese Medicine in Fertility Disorders

Or: "Place two tail feathers of a male duck under the woman's kang without her
noticing; then it will be a boy."5 Instructions are numerous on which foods a
pregnant woman should consume in which year in order for her to give birth to a
 ...

Author: Andreas A. Noll

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 9783131468314

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Written by experts in Chinese medicine, this textbook provides a comprehensive overview of Chinese medicine therapies for fertility disorders. It opens by reviewing the basics of current Western reproductive medicine in terms of diagnosis, treatment options, and possible risks. The book then introduces the reader to traditional Chinese fertility treatments, providing information about how they complement Western reproductive medicine. The authors describe in detail the different treatment methods, ranging from qi gong and tui na to moxibustion and acupuncture to Chinese dietetics and medicinal therapy. The main section of the book provides in-depth discussion of specific fertility disorders and their management, including menstrual disorders, early menopause, sexual disorders, male infertility, endometriosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome. It closes with a section on patient support, addressing issues such as the mind-body relationship and the impact of stress.Key features: Case studies with real-life examples of specific treatment approaches Information on both Chinese and Western therapiesPerspectives from numerous Chinese medicine specialistsExtensive quotations from classical texts in translation Historical, cultural, and social perspectives on the issue of fertility in Chinese culture, modern and ancient Chinese Medicine in Fertility Disorders is an invaluable resource for practitioners in complementary medicine, including acupuncturists and Chinese herbalists who wish to include fertility treatment in their practice, and a useful reference for all physicians who seek to expand their perspective on managing fertility issues.
Categories: Medical

The Mythology of All Races

The Mythology of All Races

The Fire Snake , Xiuhcoatl , as represented in stone . The Fire Snake is
associated with Huitzilopochtli , Tezcatlipoca , and the fire god , Xiuhtecutli ; and
stands , perhaps , in a kind of opposition to the " Green Feather Snake , ”
Quetzalcoatl ...

Author: Louis Herbert Gray

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000006147668

Category: Civilization, Greco-Roman

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Categories: Civilization, Greco-Roman

The Mythology of All Races Alexander H B Latin American

The Mythology of All Races  Alexander  H B  Latin American

The Fire Snake , Xiuhcoatl , as represented in stone . The Fire Snake is
associated with Huitzilopochtli , Tezcatlipoca , and the fire god , Xiuhtecutli ; and
stands , perhaps , in a kind of opposition to the “ Green Feather Snake , "
Quetzalcoatl ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015012278647

Category: Mythology

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The Mythology of All Races Latin American by H B Alexander 12 Egyptian by W M M ller Indo Chinese by J G Scott 1918

The Mythology of All Races  Latin American  by H  B  Alexander  12  Egyptian  by W  M  M  ller  Indo Chinese  by J  G  Scott  1918

The Fire Snake , Xiuhcoatl , as represented in The Fire Snake is associated with
Huitzilopochtli , Tezcatlipoca , and the fire god , Xiuhtecutli ; and stands , perhaps
, in a kind of opposition to the “ Green Feather Snake , ” Quetzalcoatl , the latter ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015028755836

Category: Mythology

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Coyolxauhqui

Coyolxauhqui

Another of Cihuacoatl ' s names was Cuauhcihuatl , “ Eagle woman , ” as a hymn
in her honor says : " The eagle , the eagle Quilaztli , eagle feathers are thy gear ,
eagle feather comes " ( Garibay 1958 : 137 ) . In the feast of Hueytecuilhuitl ...

Author: María del Carmen Aguilera García

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173010067396

Category: Aztec mythology

Page: 134

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With the exception of the Aztec "Calendar Stone," the recently discovered monument of Coyolxauhqui-Chantico is the largest of all of the pre-hispanic Aztec monuments. Depicting an aspect of Chantico, the Aztec fire goddess, the monument was carved before 1478 A.D. Here, Aguilera (a historian at the Biblioteca Nacional de Antropologia presents an analysis of the symbolic elements of the monument and places the symbology within the context of current knowledge of the belief systems of the Aztecs and their representations in artifacts. Also included within the volume is a short 11-page paper by H.B. Nicholson (anthropology, U. California at Los Angeles) touching upon the same topic. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Aztec mythology

Latin American mythology

Latin American  mythology

The Fire Snake, Xiuhcoatl, as represented in stone. The Fire Snake is associated
with Huitzilopochtli, Tezcatlipoca, and the fire god, Xiuhte- cutli; and stands,
perhaps, in a kind of opposition to the "Green Feather Snake," Quetzalcoatl, the
latter ...

Author: Hartley Burr Alexander

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119867732

Category: Indian mythology

Page: 424

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Myths, legends, heroes, and gods from Native Americans in Central and South America.
Categories: Indian mythology

Bentley s Miscellany

Bentley s Miscellany

Oh , no ! we didn ' t ' zactly kill him , sich as cuttin ' his throat , or puttin ' lead in his
holler cimblin , for that would have been takin ' the law inter our own hands ; but
we guv him five hundred lashes , treated him to a coat of tar and feathers , made
 ...

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081753026

Category: Literature

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The Tonalamatl of the Aubin Collection

The Tonalamatl of the Aubin Collection

The objects which , in the Tonalamatl of Codex Telleriano Remensis , the ruler of
the second week holds in his right hand - gems and quetzal feathers — may
denote either the precious fruits of self - mortification or the fertilising rains , which
 ...

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ISBN: IND:30000057061040

Category: Calendar

Page: 146

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Categories: Calendar

Mockeries and Metamorphoses of an Aztec God

Mockeries and Metamorphoses of an Aztec God

As on the jamb of the Patio de las Monjas , feathers and volutes entirely fill up the
space left unoccupied by the cen - tral ... As a hypothesis , I propose to identify
the snake with the fire snake ( xiuhcoatl ) carried by Tezcatlipoca in the Codex ...

Author: Guilhem Olivier

Publisher: Mesoamerican Worlds

ISBN: UVA:X004746027

Category: Social Science

Page: 403

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A study of Tezcatlipoca, one of the greatest but least understood Mesoamerican pantheon. Analyzing the sources and problems related to Tezcatlipoca's protean powers and shifting meanings, the author guides readers through the symbolic names of this great god, from his representation on skins and stones to his relationship to ritual knives and other deities.
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The Mentor world Traveler

The Mentor world Traveler

after year weaving feathers , a back - breaking , eye - blind . It is not recorded that
Coatlicue , long - suffering god . ing business , but the harem supply was nearly
as inex - dess that she was , objected to her approaching motherhaustible as the
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ISBN: UOM:39015023577318

Category: Art

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The Griffith Observer

The Griffith Observer

This was not an image of light and shadow but a representation fabricated of
paper and feathers of one of the sun's " fire serpents . ” For the Aztec , the sun
was not ... The fire - snake is become a quetzal - snake . The singer asks that
Xipe carry ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822020245924

Category: Astronomy

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Categories: Astronomy

The Earth is Our Mother

The Earth is Our Mother

Smoke from a dim fire snake - wiggles out a small hole in the top . ... Like sprays
of fireworks or a huge dandelion , his headdress sprouts willow branches tufted
with feathers , his head entirely covered with a long hat of reeds emblazoned with
 ...

Author: Dolan Eargle

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106008703271

Category: Indian reservations

Page: 193

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Categories: Indian reservations