"Far as the Solar Walk": The Path of the North American Shaman

Gordon Brotherston


It may be fairly claimed that the solar walk, pace Alexander Pope, was and is a paradigm in native North America. Integral to it are a pattern of days and years o f astronomical significance and the principle of the time-shift itself. With Chusco this leads further into the inner dimensions of the day, fore- and afternoon; in Mesoamerica it leads outwards towards a vast evolutionary story recorded at length in the "Popol Vuh " and counted by aeons, hundred of millions of years, in the hieroglyphic inscriptions.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18441/ind.v9i0.15-29

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