Table of contents for The dialogue of earth and sky : dreams, souls, curing, and the modern Aztec underworld / Timothy J. Knab.


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List of Illustrations ix
Acknowledgments xi
Prologue: The "Path" 1
Chapter 1. Earth and Sky, Body and Soul: The Dialogics of Life on the Earth 
and Life in the Most Holy Earth XX
Three Levels of the Cosmos XX
The Soul: On the Earth, in the Earth, and in the Sky XX
Imbalances of the Soul and Disease XX
Chapter 2. Dreams and Dreaming: Journeys of the Soul XX
Everyday Dreams XX
Dreamtales XX
Chapter 3. "I Beseech Thee Most Holy Earth:" Prayers for the Earth XXX
Prayers for the Lords of the Earth XXX
Talocan: The World Reflected XXX
Chapter 4. Life in the Holy Earth: The Aztec Underworld in the Natural World 
of the Sierra de Puebla, a Geography XXX
The Underworld: Alternate Geography XXX
The Axis with Four Sides XXX
Four Regions of Darkness XXX
Talocan Melaw: The True Heart of Darkness XXX
Through the Dark Mist: The Indeterminate Geography of Talocan XXX
Inhabitants of the Underworld XXX
Concepts and Cosmovision: From Natural to Supernatural XXX
Chapter 5. Dreams and Curing: The Dialogics of Curing XXX
Dreamtales and the Dialogic Process XXX
Transforming the Dream: The Dreamtale XXX
Interpreting an Interpretation XXX
Interpreting the Causes of Conflicts XXX
Ritual as Conflict Resolution XXX
The Dialogue of Earth and Sky XXX
Epilogue: Serving the Most Holy Earth XXX
Notes XXX
Bibliography XXX
Index XXX
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(FMT)Illustrations(\)
Figure 1. Semantic and conceptual aspects of the soul (after Signorini and 
Lupo 1989)	XX
Figure 2. The soul in the cosmos	XX
Figure 3. Body and soul in the conceptual world	XX
Figure 4. The talocan flower: a mapping of the underworld	XX
Figure 5. The center of San Martín and the heart of the underworld: natural 
and supernatural geography	XX
Figure 6. The ahmo tocnihuan: social relationships of the inhabitants of the 
underworld	XX




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Aztecs Religion, Indians of Mexico Religion, Sierra Norte (Oaxaca, Mexico) Social life and customs