9781583943601-1583943609-The Unlikely Peace at Cuchumaquic: The Parallel Lives of People as Plants: Keeping the Seeds Alive

The Unlikely Peace at Cuchumaquic: The Parallel Lives of People as Plants: Keeping the Seeds Alive

ISBN-13: 9781583943601
ISBN-10: 1583943609
Author: Prechtel, Martín
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Format: Hardcover 476 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781583943601
ISBN-10: 1583943609
Author: Prechtel, Martín
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Format: Hardcover 476 pages

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Acknowledged authors Prechtel, Martín wrote The Unlikely Peace at Cuchumaquic: The Parallel Lives of People as Plants: Keeping the Seeds Alive comprising 476 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1583943609 and 9781583943601. Since then The Unlikely Peace at Cuchumaquic: The Parallel Lives of People as Plants: Keeping the Seeds Alive textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.66 or rent at the marketplace.

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Martín Prechtel’s experiences growing up on a Pueblo Indian reservation, his years of apprenticing to a Guatemalan shaman, and his flight from Guatemala’s brutal civil war to life in the U.S. inform this lyrical blend of memoir, cultural commentary, and spiritual call to arms. The Unlikely Peace at Cuchumaquic is both an epic story and a cry to the heart of humanity based on the author’s realization that human survival depends on keeping alive the seeds of our “original forgotten spiritual excellence.”

Prechtel relates our current state of ecological crisis to the rapid disappearance of biodiversity, indigenous cultures, and shared human values. He demonstrates how real human culture is exterminated when real (not genetically modified) seeds are lost. Like plants that become extinct once their required conditions are no longer met, authentic, unmonetized human cultures can no longer survive in the modern world. To “keep the seeds alive”—both literally and metaphorically—they must be planted, harvested, and replanted, just as human culture must become truly engaging and meaningful to the soul, as necessary as food is to the body. The viable seeds of spirituality and culture that lie dormant within us need to “sprout” into broad daylight to create real sets of cultures welcome on Earth.

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