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I Just Wanna Fly

Clash of Eagles by Alan Smale

It is the year 1218 AD and the Roman Empire has come to North America. In its endless drive for land and gold the Empire has sent Praetor Gaius Marcellinus and the 33rd Legion to this new land to conquer it and claim it for Rome. 122 more words

Ardy Sixkiller Clarke: UFO's and Aliens

I have been reading this fascinating account of encounters with UFO’s and aliens in Mesoamerica by Ardy Sixkiller Clark, a Montana University professor who had decided to retrace the steps of two archeologists, John L. 311 more words

Alien Abductions

Rabbit in the Moon

Due to a nasty stomach flu, I haven’t been drinking any coffee, so there hasn’t been anything java-related to share with you. Give me a day or two, and I’ll be back to normal, I’m sure. 301 more words

Mythology

Wading into the Depths

I am probably going to be talking about the Saadia material for a bit. I am not talking about it from a sense of expertise with the material and its context, but from the way in which it seems to provide a solid model for talking about the spiritual work I have been engaged within. 781 more words

Rethinking Old Ideas

Mayan Underworld

Every culture in Mesoamerica had their own beliefs of what the underworld was like, though they would often share aspects of each other’s beliefs. The Mayan underworld was specifically referred to as Xibalba (Shee-bal-ba), which translates as “Place of Fright.” Obviously the underworld was not a place one had aspirations of visiting, however there was not much chance of escaping this final destination. 576 more words

Three technologies people think pre-contact Native Americans didn't have (that they actually did)

1. Writing

By this point in time, it’s fairly well-accepted and fairly well-known that Mesoamerican peoples used writing systems, the most famous being Classic Maya writing. 1,166 more words

Great Lakes

friday feast: spicing things up with Salsa: Un poema para cocinar/A Cooking Poem by Jorge Argueta and Duncan Tonatiuh

Put on your aprons and dancing shoes, it’s time to SALSA!

So pleased to see another yummy book in Jorge Argueta’s popular bilingual Cooking Poem Series… 1,020 more words

Poetry Friday