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Ant’s maternal bloodline, from both grandmother and grandfather, are tied to the ancient and mystical Aztec, Mayan and Incan civilizations. In particular, the Teotihuacans, who predate the Aztecs. Teotihuacan, where Ant’s Grandmother Carmen took him to visit several times, was founded as early as 400 B.C. Teotihuacan was a major religious center in Mesoamerica.

The Aztec name of Teotihuacan means “the place where gods were created.” The religion of Teotihuacan was similar to other Mesoamerican cultures. The Teotihuacans brought cosmological ideas to reality through sacrificial rituals and sacred warfare.

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The Pyramid of the Sun

The Pyramid of the Sun, which Ant has climbed many times, was believed to have functioned as a base for a large temple dedicated to the sun, which was considered a deity. A new interpretation proposes that the god worshiped in this building was the water deity, Tlaloc.

Teotihuacan is also known for its:

  • Complex, multi-family residential compounds.
  • Avenue of the Dead.
  • Vibrant, well-preserved murals.
  • Pyramid of the Moon.
  • Influence on the Aztec & Mayan civilizations.
  • Ethnic diversity among its inhabitants.

Ant’s belief that illness is a spectrum across physical and supernatural causes is rooted in his ancestral bloodline knowledge. The Aztecs believed that disease could be caused by natural or divine reasons. They believed that good behavior and moderation were synonyms of good health. They treated illnesses and injuries with a wide range of natural products.

The Aztecs, which had a god of medicine and healing called Ixtlilton, instituted a number of healing rituals and treatments. One of the most profound and significant was the sap from the maguey, which was typically used to treat wounds and other injuries caused by battle.

This and other treatments were so effective that they are still used in traditional medicine, for example, using maguey or agave sap is still an effective natural treatment because of the antibacterial properties of the maguey sap.

Other healing methodologies include:

  • Family medical practices: Medical knowledge was passed down through generations.
  • Black obsidian, herbs, & rituals: Used to heal the mind, body, and spirit.
  • Limpia: A specialized ritual to bring balance back to the body and spirit.
  • Tlacaxipehualiztli: A festival held during the second month of the Aztec calendar to honor “the flayed one”.
  • Temazcals: A ritual to sweat out toxins and rebalance the mind and body.

Mayan mystical healings are a medico-religious tradition that views the ailments of the body and the spirit also as fundamentally interconnected. Examples include:

  • Mayan Spiritual Bath: A healing practice that may help to remove emotional obstacles.
  • Mayan Spiritual Healing: A spiritual cleansing ceremony done with Mayan water, sacred Mayan herbs, flowers, essential oils, feather brushing, and sound bowls.
  • Maya medicine: Plants were boiled and used in herbal drinks and/or baths, eaten raw, snorted, smoked, or inserted into one of the body’s orifices.
  • Mayan healers were called shamans and ah-men. Shamans acted as intermediaries between the physical and spiritual worlds.

Ant’s Grandfather’s lineage has been traced back to the Incas, who practiced shamanism, which involved spiritual healings. The Incas had a sophisticated understanding of the medicinal properties of herbs and plants. They used the bark of one tree to produce quinine, which cured cramps, chills, and other ailments. They also used the leaves of the coca plant to numb people who were in pain.

Mystical Healings

The Incas also performed religious and mystical ceremonies. The Paqo (priest healer) healed the soul, which according to the Inca worldview, the heart housed.

The Incas also used these healing methods:

  • Sniffing seeds of the vilca tree: To invite visions and make contact with the gods and spirit world.
  • Cleansing plant baths.
  • Temazcal (sweat lodges).
  • Sound and energetic healing.
  • Sacred plants such as the ayahuasca vine.
  • The Incas also performed religious and mystical ceremonies. The Paqo (priest healer) healed the soul, which according to the Inca worldview, the heart housed.