Mysteries of the Mexican Pyramids

Mysteries of the Mexican Pyramids

Reproductions of primitive and nineteenth-century drawings and modern photographs illustrate an inquiry into the histories, construction, and purposes of ancient Mexican and Central American pyramids

 

 

Acknowledgments

PART I SETTING THE STAGE

1 Return of the “Gods” 3
2 Indian Sacrifice 14

 

PART II EARLY OBSERVERS

3 Reports from New Spain 29
4 Humboldt’s Mission 43
5 British Enterprise 62
6 Spanish Reappraisal 77

 

PART III ROMANTIC EXPLORERS

7 Discovery of Mayaland 91
8 Another Champoilion 110
9 Reconquest of Mexico 118
10 Maximilian and Teotihuacan 129
11 Foreign Intervention 141
12 The First Real Digs 153
13 Probing in Depth 165

 

PART IV RAISING THE SHROUD

14 Batres’ Archeological Pork Barrel 1 15 Americans Good and Bad 201
16 Mexicans for Mexico 211
17 Imperial City 226

PART V SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS

18 Mathematical Extrapolations 241
19 Cosmic University 264
20 Wisdom of the Ancients 282
21 Astronomical Observations 304
22 Geodetic Markers 314
23 Cosmic and Telluric Forces 326

PART VI PREHISTORIC REAPPRAISAL

24 Origins of the Maya 346
25 Prehistoric Mexico 355
26 Churchward: Fantasy or Fact 364
27 Cayce’s Mesoamerica 375
28 Therapeutic Theater 384

Bibliography 403

Index 419

 

 

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