Day of Wrath, 12

The return of Quetzalcoatl If until recently westerners represented the zenith of civilization in the world, presently New Guineans and the headhunters of Munduruku in Brazil represent the nadir. The psychoclass of the poorest strata of Latin America lies at the middle of both extremes. In contrast to most nations, Mexico City gave her name…

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Day of Wrath, 11

An encounter of psychoclasses Julian Jaynes wrote: I have endeavored in these two chapters to examine the record of a huge time span to reveal the plausibility that man and his early civilizations had a profoundly different mentality from our own, that in fact men an women were not conscious as we are, were not…

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Day of Wrath, 10

“The best education of the world” In each Maya city there were two wells: one for drinking water and the other as an oracle to throw the girls almost twenty meters below. When brought out at noon, if they had not died in the cold water they were asked: “What did the gods say to…

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Day of Wrath, 7

The Feathered Serpent     The world’s most beautiful city Bernal Díaz del Castillo would write in his memoirs about what he saw with his brothers in arms in route to Tenochtitlan when he was twenty-two years old: And since we saw so many inhabited cities and towns on the water, and on solid ground…

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