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The Maya Creation Myth contains classic archetypal themes. A core dynamic is the relationship between the deities named Seven Macaw and One Hunahpu, who represent the Ego-Self axis discussed in Jungian psychology. This talk will discuss the universal or perennial themes in the Maya Creation Myth, and explore the archetypal identities of several of the central characters. The interface of these characters with Maya astronomy will also be discussed.
About the presenter:
John Major Jenkins has been studying Mesoamerican traditions since the 1980s. The author of over a dozen books, Jenkins is a co-founder of the non-profit Maya Conservancy, a member of the Explorer’s Club and the Society for American Archaeology, and has taught at institutes, universities, and conference venues around the world. His work focuses on reconstructing ancient Maya astronomy and a deeper archetypal reading of the Maya Creation Mythology. For additional information about John Major Jenkins visit: http://johnmajorjenkins.com/?page_id=16
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