The Gospel of the Toltecs

The Gospel of the Toltecs

The Life and Teachings of Quetzalcoatl

Foreword by: Victor Sanchez
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A compilation of the teachings of Quetzalcoatl, avatar of the Toltecs, reconstructed from original source texts and the legends told at his birthplace in Amatlan, Morelos, Mexico.

• The first complete historical account of the life and teachings of Quetzalcoatl, the most important figure in Mesoamerican spirituality.

• Includes 86 chronological teaching stories accompanied by 27 codex illustrations.

Quetzalcoatl Ce Acatl (born in A.D. 947)--whose stature has been compared to that of Christ, Buddha, and Krishna--was the key figure in the development of the spiritual culture of the Toltecs. In The Gospel of the Toltecs the author has gathered Nahua and Maya codexes, Spanish chronicles of conquest, and native oral tradition to recount the life of Quetzalcoatl: his temptation and fall; his initiation with sacred mushrooms; his long journey in search of spiritual enlightenment; his triumphant return to the Toltec land; and his subsequent teaching, self-immolation, ascension, and promise of return.

Quetzalcoatl's teachings make up the Toltecayotl, or Toltequity--the art of intentional doing--which provides an initiatic guide for the transformation of individuals and society, while his personal history is a guide for the development of Nahualli, the magical side of human awareness. For all those who wish to deepen their knowledge of the roots of Toltec spirituality or who wish to grow from the teachings of one of the world's great spiritual leaders, The Gospel of the Toltecs offers a unique and authentic access to the life and ministry of one of the most important figures in the ancient world.
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  • Bear & Company | 
  • 248 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781879181861 | 
  • June 2002
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From The Gospel of the Toltecs, Part 4, Chapters 9, 10, and 12
Chapter 9 The Bonfire
1. The moment had come. All the earth was delivered to the service of the house of god! Paper flags with butterflies of fire were raised everywhere. The men were standing, facing the four directions. Never before had such a sacrifice as this been prepared.
2. The face of the penitent was shining with the mark of God. But his friends were somber because, while readying the firewood temple, it became clear to them who was destined for the offering.
3. Observing their dejection, Ce Acatl gathered them around and told them: "Do not cry, my friends. I... see more

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