Natural History of the Soul in Ancient Mexico

ISBN-10: 0300072600

ISBN-13: 9780300072600

Edition: 1997

Authors: Jill Leslie McKeever Furst

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Drawing on linguistic, ethnographic, and iconographic sources, Furst explores basic Precolumbian beliefs among ancient Mesoamerican peoples about life and death, body and soul.
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/23/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 242
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836

Acknowledgments
The Evolving Soul
The Mexica and Their Souls
The Yolia and the Soul
The Yolia as a Bird
The Winged Soul, Universality and Natural History
The Yolia as Breath
The Yolia as Shadowy Double
The Yolia as Stone
The Tonalli and Fire Drilling
The Tonalli as Sumptuary Art
The Tonalli as Name and Astrological Sign
The Tonalli and Physical Resemblance
The Tonalli, Body Temperature and Neonates
The Tonalli and Advice at Puberty
Soul Loss and Aging
The Tonalli and the Cold Body
The Tonalli as Body Part
Blood, Shock and Sacrifice
The Spirit, the Air and the Winds
The Aires as Spirits, Gods and the Returning Dead
The Glowing Ihiyotl, the Winds and the Aires
The Ignis Fatuus and the Ihiyotl
The Foul-Smelling Ihiyotl
Postscript
Notes
List of Abbreviations
Bibliography
Index
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