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Secrets of Mayan Science/Religion
Secrets of Mayan Science/Religion
Paperback      ISBN: 0939680637
Secrets of Mayan Science/Religion reveals the sacred teachings that were hidden by the Mayan priesthood shortly after the Spanish Conquistadors landed in Mexico in 1519. In this spiritual text, Hunbatz Men explores the metaphysics of ancient Mayan glyphs and the esoteric significance of the letters G, T, and O. He concludes with an explanation of the secret path to illumined consciousness of the feathered serpent, Quetzacoatl.
The Lost Treasure of King Juba: The Evidence of Africans in America Before Columbus
The Lost Treasure of King Juba
The Evidence of Africans in America Before Columbus
Paperback      ISBN: 1591430062
The story of a mysterious southern Illinois treasure cave and its proof of the presence of Africans in North America long before Columbus. • Includes over 100 photographs of the artifacts discovered. • Re-creates the historic voyage of King Juba and his Mauretanian sailors across the Atlantic to rebuild their society in the New World. • Explains the mystery of the Washitaws, a tribal group of African origin, first encountered by the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In 1982 Russell E. Burrows, a treasure hunter in southern Illinois, stumbled on a cache of ancient weapons, jewels, and gold sarcophagi in a remote cave. There also were stone tablets inscribed with illustrations of Roman-like soldiers, Jews, early Christians, and West African sailors. These relics fueled a bitter controversy in the archaeological community regarding their authenticity, leading Burrows to destroy the entrance to the cave. Researching more than 7,000 artifacts removed from the cave before it was sealed, Frank Joseph explains how these objects came to be buried in the middle of the United States. It started with Cleopatra, whose daughter was made queen of the semi-independent realm of Mauretania, present-day Morocco, which she ruled with her husband, King Juba II. Following the execution of their son, Ptolemy, by Emperor Caligula, the Mauretanians rebelled against their Roman overlords and made their way into what is now Ghana. There they constructed a fleet of ships for a transatlantic voyage to a land where they hoped to rebuild their kingdom safe from Roman rule. They took with them a great prize unsuccessfully sought by two Roman emperors: Cleopatra's golden treasure and King Juba's encyclopedic library of ancient wisdom. Fully illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs of artifacts retrieved from the southern Illinois site, The Lost Treasure of King Juba is a compelling story that could force us to rethink the early history of our nation and the possibility that Africans arrived on our continent nearly fifteen centuries before Columbus.
Crossing over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail
Crossing over
A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail
Paperback      ISBN: 0312421230
A powerful account of migrant culture traces the Chavez family as they leave their southern-Mexican town and embark on a perilous journey through the underground railroad to the tomato farms of Missouri, the strawberry fields of California, and the slaughterhouses of Wisconsin. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
The Songlines
The Songlines
Paperback      ISBN: 0140094296
Bruce Chatwin—author of In Patagonia—ventures into the desolate land of Outback Australia to learn the meaning of the Aborginals' ancient "Dreaming-tracks." Along these timeless paths, amongst the fortune hunters and redneck Australians, racist policemen and mysterious Aboriginal holy men, he discovers a wondrous vision of man's place in the world.
The Hidden History of the Human Race: The Condensed Edition of Forbidden Archeology
The Hidden History of the Human Race
The Condensed Edition of Forbidden Archeology
Paperback      ISBN: 0892133252
Argues that the scientific establishment has ignored bones and artifacts that show that contradict its established theories
Beyond Culture
Beyond Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 0385124740
Calls for and speculates on an extensive transcendence of individual cultures, of material and verbal extensions of the ego, and of the alienating denial of individual talents and powers
Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Sea of Glory
America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Hardcover      ISBN: 067003231x
Draws on journal entries to recount the epic journey of Charles Wilkes and the Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842, which led to the discovery of Antarctica and brought America international renown for its endeavors.
The Globalization of Chinese Food
The Globalization of Chinese Food
Hardcover      ISBN: 0824825829
Eleven anthropological essays presented by field researchers Wu and Cheung discuss a wide-ranging area of topics related to the meaning of Chinese food to understanding human culture. Noting that the study of Chinese food practices have attracted little study precisely because of the relative absence of food taboos or food-connected emotionalism (compare, for example, Jewish, Catholic, or Islamic prescriptions on food), the editors argue that an ethnography of food in China can tell us a lot about Chinese cultural practices in the era of globalization. The papers look at the preparation and consumption of Chinese food within China, among the Chinese Diaspora, and in the wider world. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
The Great Journey: The Peopling of Ancient America
The Great Journey
The Peopling of Ancient America
Hardcover      ISBN: 0500050457
Marshalling evidence, from sources that include frozen mammoths in Siberia, sunken land bridges, and genetics, the author discusses the peopling of ancient America, analyzing the controversial questions posed by modern archaeology
Sites of Violence: Gender and Conflict Zones
Sites of Violence
Gender and Conflict Zones
Paperback      ISBN: 0520237919
"Insightfully and lucidly maps the gendered contours of militarized conflict, from war zones to refugee camps, and across continents as diverse as Africa, South Asia, Central America and Europe. This exciting book provides a variety of incisive feminist critiques of ethnic-nationalism, disputes over oil rights, and discourses about religious fundamentalism. This work not only explores and interrogates conflict, but also seeks to provide a feminist framework for moving beyond the violence of war."--Kumari Jayawardena, author of Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World "Offers a broad range of essays on gender, identity and conflict. What makes this collection exceptional is its critical stance, which draws from political geography as well as scholarship on feminisms, nationalisms and identities. The resulting analysis is both original and provocative. Moreover, the breadth and currency of its coverage renders the collection particularly useful for students and scholars alike."--Julie Mertus, author of Kosovo: How Myths and Truths Started a War "An important contribution to one of the most significant new fields in both women's studies and international politics--the study of post-conflict societies. Giles and Hyndman have brought together gritty, subtle case studies from Iraq, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Guatemala, and the former Yugoslavia to pose edgy questions about what subverts genuine national reconstruction and what thwarts real demilitarization. Anyone interested in international feminist organizing, nationalism, democratization, and the workings of modernized patriarchy will want to read this book cover to cover."--Cynthia Enloe, author of Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives