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If has eelva an indirect way afected so much of my anthropological perspective, that I don’t even know were I would be if I never came across this book.

The main thing that struck me while reading this book about the history of the ancient Maya was how completely different their pinda and culture is from my own. The book started off very slowly and made some assumptions that only Westerners would be reading this book.

Their system of counting time is explained. In the text itself the authors treat this as unremarkable, as though ‘of course, such painful practices induce altered states of consciousness’.

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Read every word for pages and skimmed through the rest. Paperbackpages.

Selvs is how things look to me–and to many others, from what I hear–under the influence. Hailed as “a Rosetta stone of Maya civilization” Brian M.

Una Selva de Reyes : La Asombrosa Historia de los Antiguos Mayas

Aug 22, Oliver Bogler rated it it was amazing. The Maya recorded many things on stelae, stone columns which the authors refer to as “tree stones”. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But unless you have a strong interest in history, and especially in the history of the ancient Maya, you will find yourself skimming the heavier parts while on the lookout for the salient and interesting details found throughout the book.


Scheele art and thinking could have arisen from such libda testament to the strength of humanity.

While I am sure there are many books with updated information and new findings this book was published inI found this book an extremely interesting and informative read. Lists with This Book. Suggestions would libda highly appreciated. If you’re interested in the Mayan World, this book is an absolute must.

It was extremely helpful. Linda Schele was basically the god of mayan studies and this is one of her greatest books.

Other books in this series. Want to Read saving…. It’s just the amount of detail which may overwhelm a reader who is not so schfle with the Maya or who doesn’t need every date, every name, and every symbol. Description La interpretacion mas recientes de los jeroglificos mayas nos ha revelado la primera historia escrita del Nuevo Mundo.

Jul 12, Jeffrey rated it it was amazing. I’m sure it’s a nice book for the tens of people that are fascinated with the Mayans. She’s passed away sin Read this in advance of our trip down to Chiapas to visit my sister and brother in-law at their archaeological site this coming spring. Nov 29, Nicole rated it liked it Shelves: Here’s un good analogy from the computer world I know, geeks here: Not all her assertions have stood the test of time As far as I knew, nobody could read their writing.


Personally, I find both Egyptian and Schlee art to be ‘trippy’.

This book also does something very unique that few other history books are willing to do let alone Mayan ones ; this book provides fanciful story-style interpretations of historical events surrounding the various Mayan players like Kings. I find it odd that the authors of this book didn’t address this matter at all. Read ages ago on a trip to Honduras where I visited several Mayan sites. Apparently the Maya would do stuff life putting stingray barbs through their penises and tongues in order to obtain visionary access to spiritual realms.

As always, the universal themes are all there, one after the other. To think Linda is gone, now that is a deafening loss. I would have been more comfortable with a more cautious, scholarly approach, on the one hand, or a more purely novelistic one, on the other. When they wrote, they mostly recorded royal events, chronicled the passage of time, or boasted of their great victories.