From 1521 the children of the sons of the sons of the old grandfathers have been subjected to the loss of our languages, historical memory, knowledge, physical space and religion.
The settlers have made history and have written to their convenience and perception of reality. The “big story” of ancient Mexico, the vast majority, are foreigners, beginning with the first “historian, anthropologist and archaeologist” Hernán Cortés.
Indeed, “Relationship Letters”, which were legal arguments of Cortes to the King of Spain for having transgressed the law and the authority of the Governor of Cuba and a totally part of historical fact, are now a text “of great historical value” to understand not only the conquest, but what is most unfortunate, “were understood as the vanquished, our old grandfathers.”
From 1521 the story has been in the hands of the victors and not the people of Mexico. That story that has remained on the tongue and in the heart of the peoples descended from the old grandmother, is outside the scope of “official science sacrosanct.” These ancient wisdom live in hiding and waiting, lurking the time of disclosure bright.
In this way, foreigners in the “study” of our ancient history, one day divided our civilization into two parts. One they called Mesoamérica, ranging from Nicaragua to about Zacatecas. This is the region of “the ancient Indians were good, wise and learned, so they built large” ceremonial centers “, full of pyramids, ball courts and palaces. “The other part of our territory was called Aridoamérica, place in the desert where they lived the bad Indians, savages, barbarians and warriors.
“The Indians of Mesoamerica left a big number of items, beautifully decorated and now saturate the world’s museums. In contrast, the wild Indian warriors of Aridoamérica, left no more than killings and persecution”.
It is curious to observe how European culture is measured at the other peoples of the world with its own measure. I mean that Europeans are a people who over the last five hundred years of history have engaged in over the planet, its peoples and its natural resources. For them, culture is based on three main aspects. The Judeo-Christian culture, Greco-Roman culture and Germanic culture. These three cultures to fusionares in the “Western culture”, they will ponder everything in the world: War, Trade and the Cult of Matter and its technology.
In this way measure the “degree of development (?) Of the people, where they are, people” developed “in the material, military and commercial. It is interesting to note that the underdeveloped (materially) are generally great powers in regard to spiritual development. The great ancient civilizations of the world, Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, Mexico and the Andean Civilization, found its development in “the liberation of spirit from matter, while the European peoples property development “the liberation of energy of matter. That is not nothing but nuclear fusion.
Thus foreign historians in one fell swoop our civilization divided into two parts, the cults and the savages. However, the same story acknowledges that the origins of iconographic symbols and the frets of the splendor of ancient Mexico, which are the essence of the philosophy of Anahuac, are in Aridoamérica in much more ancient than the splendor of Mesoamerica in the so-called “petroglyphs.” Indeed, philosophical thought, which was the essence of development of ancient Mexico and the Mexican investigator Miguel Leon Portilla has called toltecayotl, is still so tight in the men of knowledge of the indigenous peoples of the north of the nation and oldest designs in a multitude of hermetic symbols stones throughout the North Pacific.
It is no coincidence that the discovery of the century anthropological field, was made in Baja California and ring through the anthropologist Carlos Castaneda, who may come into contact with a Yaqui shaman, who transmitted the ancient teaching that for thousands of years, came from generation to generation and in the last five centuries, has traveled in the dark spaces of the nagual. This ancient wisdom has caused a real “groundbreaking” in the vision that the world has on the indigenous peoples of America and is now known and respected throughout the West, unless of course in Mexico.
North Indian peoples of ancient Mexico were so wise and learned, that his brothers in the South. The difference has been the desert and what it takes to survive in the adversity of the weather. The great cultures that have developed in the desert, are culturally very strong and almost inexhaustible, because if you have survived for millennia and the challenge of desert, like any other challenge, not a serious difficulty.
The wisdom that gives live in the desert for millennia, is now one of the most important cultural heritages that have Mexican citizens living in the north of the country.
Indeed, although many people believe they have nothing to do with the Indian peoples of North, how to face life and the world, undoubtedly comes from his vast and ancient Indigenous Cultural Heritage.
In the “gene pool” is deposited all the experience and wisdom of our old grandfathers. That way of being of “northern”, that strength, perseverance and endurance, is a common thread with thousands of years of life in the desert, much of the popular wisdom that exists today in the Northern towns and cities have to do with the cultural philosophical matrix that binds us and sister to all Mexicans, South and North, the center of the coast.
So the concept of “Arid America” is another of the myths of conquest and colonization of Mexico.