Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Masks of the Spirit: Image and Metaphor in Mesoamerica

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Masks of the Spirit: Image and Metaphor in Mesoamerica by Roberta H. Markman and Peter T. Markman

ABBREVIATIONS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION
PROLOGUE THE MASK AS METAPHOR
PART I THE METAPHOR OF THE MASK IN PRE-COLUMBIAN MESOAMERICA
1 The Mask as the God
2 The Mask in Ritual Metaphor in Motion
3 Coda I: The Mask as Metaphor
PART II METAPHORIC REFLECTIONS OF THE COSMIC ORDER
4 The Shamanistic Inner Vision
5 The Temporal Order
6 The Spatial Order
7 The Mathematical Order
8 The Life-Force Source of All Order
9 Transformation Manifesting the Life-Force
10 Coda II: The Mask as Metaphor
PART III THE METAPHOR OF THE MASK AFTER THE CONQUEST
11 Syncretism The Structural Effect of the Conquest
12 The Pre-Columbian Survivals The Masks of the Tigre
13 The Syncretic Compromise The Yaqui and Mayo Pascola
14 Today's Masks
Notes
BIBLIOGRAPHY

4 comments:

juipi said...

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I read your post!
Feel free to ask whenever you whant questions! and also to post in my blog :) its nice to know people
Kises

Jimena

Deleted said...

Thivai,

This is off topic, but very important. Please read about Dr. Thornton's research. He may well have found the perfect solution to a problem that has haunted teachers for centuries.

Thivai Abhor said...

Jimena,

Thanks for the invite...

Kisses

Thivai Abhor said...

Harry... thanks I've always wrestled with that problem, my favorite tactic is to get the whole class to quietly sneak out and leave the poor soul to sleep through other classes in the hope that some learning will enter by way of osmosis... but then few students fall asleep in my class as they are not really sure what the hell I will do next.