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Azteca Memoria

A group for any one practicing or intrested in reconstructing the Aztec religion

Website: http://aztecamemoria.tumblr.com/
Members: 80
Latest Activity: Jun 28

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Comment by Enigma on June 28, 2019 at 8:45am

INAH Is continuing to study the skulls uncovered from the Templo Mayor Aztec skull racks (tzompantli) in downtown Mexico City. They have found 180 complete skulls. The victims were defleshed after death and the decapitation technique was clean. They have found that 75% were men, mostly of warrior age, 20% women and 5% children. Often the skulls were decorated and looked like eerie masks. Isotopic analysis of the skulls shows they were born all over Mesoamerica, but spent lots of time in Tenochtitlan before their death. So they were not foreigners. They often spent time with the families of their captors before they were sacrificed. They do display differing dental and cranial modifications. So this will lead researchers to more precise studies of the backgrounds of the sacrificed. New DNA studies will tell us about the genetic diversity of the Mesoamerica population at the time.

Comment by Enigma on June 27, 2019 at 2:02pm

Cecelia F. Klein argues the theory Tezcatlipoca was viewed as androgynous by the Aztecs. She states modern scholars have been homophobic in ignoring this aspect of Tezcatlipoca. I’m reading a paper she wrote in contribution to the book by Elizabeth Baquedano, “Tezcatlipoca: Trickster and Supreme Deity.” 

Comment by Enigma on June 23, 2019 at 8:31am

Last night I had a dream about Quetzalcoatl. His snake avatar/nagual image was carved in the side of a mountain range so that it ran for miles and miles. Two persons went missing and a shaman sorcerer was sought out to help find them. We stood at a distance from the image of the vision serpent carved on the mountain range. When he saw two shadows travel down the image he stated, “there they are.” We followed the shadows until the carved serpent came to a series of doorway entrances into various stone temples. We approached the entrance to one of the stone temples and found two men who had kidnapped and murdered the two missing persons. A vicious fight ensued and the shaman sorcerer beat the two murderers to a bloody pulp.

Comment by Enigma on June 14, 2019 at 2:18am

These are photos of Aztec artifacts claim to have been dug out of a mountainside on private land in Central Mexico. All the items are carved from jadeite. The first image is of a macuaquitle, multiple headed axe, a common weapon used by the Aztecs. The planet Saturn is pictured along with classic UFO space ships and head of an alien. The second image appears to show a tall grey alien. The third image shows an Aztec priest holding a severed alien head. None of these have been scientifically authenticated. All together there was two dozen artifacts dug up in the area. Hoax? We may never know.

Comment by Enigma on June 13, 2019 at 7:28pm

Last night I dreamed of being in a city that had sharp obsidian knives protruding from the corners of buildings and objects like poles and cars. The knives were meant to harm people that attempted to run fast through the streets, alleyways, and walkways. In a way, it reminded me of the level of Mictlan where the wind blew around sharp obsidian blades. Some of the blades looked like butterfly wings, which reminded me of Itzpapalotl, the Obsidian Butterfly. It also reminded me of K’awil, the Maya deity that is another representation of Tezcatlipoca. K’awil has a snake for one foot and a smoking obsidian knife in his forehead. The knives in my dream were at ankle level so that the person would lose a foot if they were not careful.

Comment by Enigma on June 13, 2019 at 8:42am

I’m reading a fun fiction about Tezcatlipoca. It is titled “Burning Water” and is written by Mercedes Lackey. Lackey mixes in Aztec cultural practices, including a strong emphasis on human sacrifice for building power, with modern day neo-pagan and wiccan beliefs. The story starts during the earthquake in Mexico City in 1989. A young female hotel worker gets trapped underground during the earthquake and finds herself in Tezcatlipoca’s Temple. Lackey incorporates the fact that many archeological finds have been unearthed under Mexico City. The young lady gets mesmerized by the statue of Tezcatlipoca and becomes his handmaiden. Lackey even gets the description of the statue right based on post conquest writings. Well things progress and Tezcatlipoca ends up based in Dallas where he recruits a Chicano street gang named the Jaguars, along with various other people who fall under his spell. The Aztec ritual calendar is strictly followed in all its gory details. Tlaloc is sacrificed children, Xipe Totec gets his flayed humans, Xiuhtecuhtli is offered burned alive individuals, and hearts are tore out of the chests of many individuals for all the deities of the Aztec pantheon. Tezcatlipoca and his cult members are pursued by the Dallas police who with the assistance of a neo-pagan witch, and informants from various other magical traditions, seek to stop the murderous Tezcatlipoca and his followers.

Comment by Enigma on April 15, 2019 at 12:48pm

Check out this cool skull rasp: The Skull Rasp

The Tarahumara shamans of today still use a skull rasp.

Comment by Enigma on March 27, 2019 at 5:09pm

Over the years researchers have searched in vain for an Aztec royal tomb. Their desires may have now been satisfied based on this recent report: Aztec war sacrifices found in Mexico may point to elusive royal tomb

Comment by Enigma on March 27, 2019 at 9:15am

Dreamed I was taking a trip with David Carrasco last night. David Carrasco wrote several books about the Aztecs. We talked about the Aztecs over dinner.

Comment by Enigma on January 20, 2019 at 8:30am

Dreamed about the ancient city in Mexico called El Tajin last night. El Tajin is pre-Aztec. It is named after rain and storm deities thought to live there. Most famous for the Pyramid of the Niches. Met with some other folks there. Played the ballgame and shared tamales with them.

 

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