MARTIN PRECHTEL / The Smell of Rain on Dust

WEDNESDAY JUNE 17 at 6:30PM

RESERVED SEATING IS NOW FULL.

The public is welcome at this event, and the talk will be amplified for those who don't have a seat in the events room.

Mr. Prechtel will sign books after the talk.

(Reserved seats will be held until 6:15pm; please arrive early. One ticket per book.)

 

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 6:30pm

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The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781583949399
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Published: North Atlantic Books - April 14th, 2015

Inspiring hope, solace, and courage in living through our losses, author Martin Prechtel, trained in the Tzutujil Maya shamanic tradition, shares profound insights on the relationship between grief and praise in our culture--how the inability that many of us have to grieve and weep properly for the dead is deeply linked with the inability to give praise for living.


Secrets of the Talking Jaguar: Memoirs from the Living Heart of a Mayan Village Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780874779707
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Published: Tarcher - August 30th, 1999

Twenty-five years ago, a young musician and painter named Martin Prechtel wandered through the brilliant landscapes of Mexico and Guatemala.


The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun: A Mayan Tale of Ecstasy, Time, and Finding One's True Form Cover Image
By Martin Prechtel, Martin Prechtel (Illustrator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781556436000
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Published: North Atlantic Books - August 2005

Author and illustrator Martin Prechtel is internationally known for his explorations of ancient folklore and uncovering the lessons therein for modern readers.


Long Life, Honey in the Heart: A Story of Initiation and Eloquence from the Shores of a Mayan Lake Cover Image
By Martin Prechtel, Martin Prechtel (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781556435386
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Published: North Atlantic Books - October 20th, 2004

Martin Prechtel continues the narrative of his unique life in Santiago, Atitlan in Long Life, Honey in the Heart, an eloquent memoir replete with the subtle intelligence and sophistication of Mayan culture.


Stealing Benefacio's Roses: A Mayan Epic Cover Image
By Martin Prechtel, Martin Prechtel (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781556435874
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Published: North Atlantic Books - June 7th, 2006

Following the acclaimed Secrets of The Talking Jaguar and Long Life, Honey in the Heart, this is an expansive, lyrical novel in the tradition of indigenous oral storytelling.


The Unlikely Peace at Cuchumaquic: The Parallel Lives of People as Plants: Keeping the Seeds Alive Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781583943601
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: North Atlantic Books - January 31st, 2012

MartIn 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.