Pyramid of Fire: The Lost Aztec Codex

Spiritual Ascent at the End of Time

Pyramid of Fire: The Lost Aztec Codex

The first translation of a previously unknown Aztec codex and its initiatory teachings for 2012

• Discloses the potential for great spiritual awakening offered at the end of the Aztec calendar cycle

• Presents the only existing English-language transcription of the Aztec codex, with line-by-line commentary

• Contains the epic poetry and metaphysical insights of Beat poet Marty Matz (1934–2001

In 1961 an unknown Aztec codex was revealed to Beat poet and explorer Marty Matz by a Mazatec shaman in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. Originally intended for dramatic performance, this codex presents a profound metaphysical teaching describing how the end of time will bring about a visionary ascent. At the behest of his Mazatec teacher, Matz transcribed this pictorial codex into a literary form that would preserve its initiatory teachings and reveal its secret meanings to a wider audience.Pyramid of Fire is an epic poem that provides a vehicle to transport the initiate into the higher realms of consciousness. It represents a barely surviving thread of teachings that have been passed down in secret since the time of the Spanish Conquest. Revealed are the techniques by which man is transported to the stellar realm after death via the solar energy within what the ancients called the “serpent of consciousness.” Line-by-line commentary by Matz and John Major Jenkins provides insights into the perennial philosophy contained in the codex and its relevance to our times.
  • Bear & Company | 
  • 192 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781591430322 | 
  • November 2004

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John Major Jenkins

John Major Jenkins is a leading independent researcher on ancient Mesoamerican cosmology. He has authored five books on the Maya, including Maya Cosmogenesis 2012, Galactic Alignment, and Pyramid of Fire, and has given a presentation to the prestigious Institute of Maya Studies in Miami. In March of 1998, he was invited by the Indigenous Council of the Americas to speak at their conference in Merida, Mexico.

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Martin Matz

Martin Matz (1934-2001) was a poet/philosopher involved in the 1950s Beat movement. His published works include Pyramid of Fire, Time Waits and Pipe Dreams.

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