Passages | The Popol Vuh



“Let it be this way: now we’ll take them apart just a little, that’s

what we need. What we’ve found out isn’t good. Their deeds would become equal to ours, just because their knowledge reaches so far. They see everything,” so said

the Heart of Sky, Hurricane,

Newborn Thunderbolt, Raw Thunderbolt, Sovereign Plumed Serpent,

Bearer, Begetter,

Xpiyacoc, Xmucane,

Maker, Modeler,

as they are called. And when they changed the nature of their works, their designs, it was enough that the eyes be marred by the Heart of Sky. They were blinded as the face of a mirror is breathed upon. Their eyes were weakened. Now it was only when they looked nearby that things were clear.

And such was the loss of the means of understanding, along with the means of knowing everything, by the four humans.

Passages: Texts, Contexts, and the Ways to Wisdom

The Popol Vuh

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
7:00-8:30 pm
Guided Discussion with President Greg Salyer, Ph.D.