Mytho-Historic Studies

The Esoteric Dimensions of the Popol-Wuh

The Blessing of Spiritual Poverty

By Norland Téllez, PhD | July 28, 2021

Convinced as Campbell was “of the unity of the race of man, not only in its biology but also in its spiritual history…” (8), let us then raise the question of where we have come thus far. What is the spiritual situation and interpretive horizon of our own times?

Sacrificial Origins

By Norland Téllez, PhD | June 26, 2021

The search for origins has always figured among the greatest adventures of humankind and its epic journey on earth. “Who are we?” “Where do we come from?” “Where are we going?” are fundamental questions which never fail to touch our mind and lift our hearts on the seat of philosophic wonder. Looking back into the … Read more

Discovering Bright-sided

By Norland Téllez, PhD | March 4, 2021

I first learned about Barbara Ehrenreich when I stumbled upon an interview with Catherine Liu for Jacobin, where the notion of the PMC or Professional Managerial Class is discussed and developed. The interview centered on the development of this notion of the PMC as formulated by Barbara and John Ehrenreich published in the Radical Magazine for the … Read more

The Flight of Icarus

By Norland Téllez, PhD | July 12, 2020

As we saw last time, the secret identity-in-difference between Hephaestus, Daedalus, Talos, and Icarus begins to expose the greater network of mythic inflexions that belong to the archetype of the artist in Greek mythology. If Daedalus represents the artist himself, Icarus, his son, stands for the work of art and its fall into the lifeless … Read more

Reflections on the Unprecedented

By Norland Téllez, PhD | March 21, 2020

Asking the fundamental question of being in our own times, we have to face the gaping existential blindspot which prevents us from properly knowing ourselves.

Daedalus as Archetypal Artist

By Norland Téllez, PhD | March 16, 2020

Robert Graves notes the secret identity-in-difference shared by all the figures associated with Daedelus—an archetypal network of partial identifications—whose divine ‘center’ is Hephaestus, the ‘hobbled’ God of artistic productivity and ‘Vulcanic’ creation.

The Rising Dawn of Maya Time

By Norland Téllez, PhD | December 29, 2019

From time immemorial, in the highlands of Mesoamerica, the spectacle of the winter solstice, this most sacred of rising dawns, has offered a precise point of spiritual concentration and reflection on the nature of being in time.

The Initiation of Our Age

By Norland Téllez, PhD | May 24, 2019

Attempting to trace my own “path to bliss” I do not engage in a self-centered affair, for it is not a question of “my” individuation alone…

Grammatological Opening

By Norland Téllez, PhD | September 28, 2018

A consequent grammatological opening of the Popol-Wuh has already been deployed by Gordon Brotherston in his remarkable Book of the Fourth World: Reading the Native Americas Through Their Literature

The Hyphen of Mytho-History

By Norland Téllez, PhD | September 27, 2018

“We, in fact, are dealing with a unified history that embraces in continuous succession the whole historical-cultural process: history written in terms of mythological thought, which is historical for these people.”