Ritual, Places of Power and Processes of Religious Change in Yucatec Maya Landscapes

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Publication Conference Paper, peer reviewed
Title Ritual, Places of Power and Processes of Religious Change in Yucatec Maya Landscapes
Author(s) Liljefors Persson, Bodil
Date 2012
English abstract
This paper explores in Yucatec Maya ethnohistoric sources how rituals of power are related to certain places of power that have impacted religious processes of change in the Yucatec Maya landscape over time. Some of the places are bearers of meaning that communicate spirituality and ritual power still today. Early Colonial documents and others written by the Yucatec Maya themselves, such as the Books of Chilam Balam, will form the empirical basis for this paper, as well as information collected during recent fieldwork.
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Yucatec Maya Religion
rituals
Books of Chilam Balam
prophecies
katun cycle
katun seats
power
ritual place
Geo-Politics,
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Note ICA, 54 International Congress of Americanists, Building Dialogues in the Americas, July 15-20, 2013, Vienna, Austria.
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/17204 (link to this page)
Link http://ica2012.univie.ac.at (external link to related web page)

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