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(contents page) (FMT)Contents 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 (new page) (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