Collins, Wesley M.

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Can a culture have a theme that unifies seemingly unrelated practices? In this volume, Collins suggests that Maya-Mam customs as different as constructing a house, staying healthy, seeking God, disciplining children, agreeing to a contract, or just speaking the language, all originate from the same concept— a search for the center. This is far more than mere balance, long recognized as a Mayan cultural value. Rather, center space is a place of physical and metaphysical peace, acceptance, meaning, health, happiness and “home.”

López G., Filiberto and Wesley M. Collins, compilers
Godfrey, Thomas J. and Wesley M. Collins, editors
Rowland, Ronald and Wesley M. Collins

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