Mexcaltitan is the legendary origin of the Aztecs. It is a “Venice” of Mexico, where boats are used to access homes and streets. This village is located in Nayarit, Mexico, on the Pacific, and is a tourist attraction known for excellent seafood.
The Huichol Indians are of the Uto-Aztecan language group, and includes the Hopi, Yaqui, Tarahumara, Cora, Aztec and others. The Huichol believe their origin was the Pacific ocean, near San Blas, Nayarit; Mescaltitan is not far (north) from San Blas. For the Huichol, this site (Washieve) is a very important pilgrimage destination, and is associated with renewal and healing.
Ixtlan Del Rio is also in the Mexican State of Nayarit, located south of Tepic and North of Tequila (Jalisco). Close to the town are ruins left by the Chichimecas, relatives of the Aztecs. It is a powerful location with impressive views of its valley and horizons. Carlos Casteneda’s book, “Journey to Ixtlan” was probably named after this site.
Chicomoztoc (Runias Quemadas) is found near Zacatecas (a regional place of power, similar to Santa Fe, New Mexico) in the state of Zacatecas. This is large ceremonial site built by the (Aztecs or Toltecs) and commands a spectacular view of the high altitude desert and horizons. The Huichol Indians visit this area, known by the name “Jaikitenieh” (Cloud Mouth Pass) and pray, before traveling on to their Holy Land.
Teotiahuacan is the pyramid complex of the Aztec and Toltec, located near Mexico City. It is the most famous ruin site in Mexico, and was associated with the ancient capital city Tenochitlan during the era of Montezuma. The power and majesty of this site cannot be conveyed with words: it is an experience you should have at least once. Don’ forget to visit the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City where fabulous treasures from the past are on display.
I found an amazing coincidence of words where we find the phoneme “ku” or “cu”: Sanscrit: ku ndalini = latent vitality; Spanish cu lebra = snake; Maya: Ku culcan =source of culture and snake diety associated with the Flying Serpent (Aztec) Quetzalcoatl; Huichol: cu wiwi = rainbow, hi cu ri = peyote, i cu ri = corn, ku puri = life force vitality.
Mexico Mystique by Frank Waters
Unknown Mexico, Vols. 1 & 2 by Carl Lumholtz
(c) Paul C Adams 2014 updated 7/22/14