Nagualism

A Study in Native American Folk-lore and History

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 27,978 / 96 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.5
LoC Category: GR
Downloads: 2,111
Added to site: 2008.08.25
mnybks.net#: 21867
Genre: Myth
Excerpt

lled tenextlecietl (from tenextli, lime).

Allied in effect to these is an intoxicant in use in southern Mexico and Yucatan, prepared from the bark of a tree called by the Mayas baal-che. The whites speak of the drink as pitarilla. It is quite popular among the natives, and they still attribute to it a sacred character, calling it yax ha, the first water, the primal fluid. They say that it was the first liquid created by God, and when He returned to His heavenly home He left this beverage and its production in charge of the gods of the rains, the four Pah-Ahtuns.[9-[+]]

=5.= Intoxication of some kind was an essential part of many of these secret rites. It was regarded as a method of throwing the individual out of himself and into relation with the supernal powers. What the old historian, Father Joseph de Acosta, tells us about the clairvoyants and telepaths of the aborigines might well stand for a description of their modern representatives:

"So

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Nagualism by Daniel G. Brinton - Free eBook

Astray in Couper

Matty Cruz Adventure Book 1
R. Marquez

When the economic downturn ends Matty Cruz’s co... Read more

Cover image for Nagualism by Daniel G. Brinton - Free eBook

Loose Ends

A California Corwin P. I. Mystery
David VanDyke

"Loose Ends was a great read, if you're looking... Read more

Cover image for Nagualism by Daniel G. Brinton - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Nagualism by Daniel G. Brinton - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Nagualism by Daniel G. Brinton - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Nagualism by Daniel G. Brinton - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

A Book of Myths
by Jean Lang
Ancient Tales and Folk-Lore of Japan
by Richard Gordon Smith
The Book of Nature Myths
by Florence Holbrook
Myths of Greece and Rome
by H.A. Guerber
The Age of Fable
by Thomas Bulfinch
The Age of Chivalry
by Thomas Bulfinch
Le Morte D'Arthur, vol 1
by Thomas Malory
Celtic Tales
by Louey Chisholm

See more popular titles from this genre.