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, 8

Sahagún’s exclamation I have worked in the heart of Houston, in the middle of its skyscrapers. The photographic postcards of downtown I saw in the hotel where I worked were deceptive: they flaunted only the luminous side of the Texan city. They never showed what I saw a few blocks away from my job: ugly…

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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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