“Journeys to Mexico” by Teresa Yates is a captivating blend of travelogue, historical exploration, and spiritual odyssey. Embarking on two journeys to the heart of Mexico, Teresa and her husband Donald Yates immerse themselves in a land that still harbors ancient magic and religion. In this book, they venture to archeological sites such as Ek Balam, Valladolid, Puerto Morales, Merida, Chichen Itza, Coba, Tulum, and more. They also visit Mexico City and its prominent sites such as Teotihuacan and Cuicuilco.
The narrative, extracted from Teresa’s travel journal, takes the reader through encounters with the enduring symbols of ancient Mexican religion – the Goddess and the Starry Night Jaguar. Woven throughout the narrative is the recurring theme of the Goddess, a universal symbol of femininity, strength, and nature. The Goddess is depicted not just as a reflection of the universal order, but also as chaos, myth, and the binding force that threads existence together.The book also delves into the spiritual dichotomy between the patriarchal and matriarchal belief systems, highlighted by the author’s exploration of the Goddess’ role in various mythologies and religions. The narrative provides thought-provoking discourse on humanity’s connection with nature, the suppression of the feminine divine, and the essential need for harmony between the masculine and feminine.
In “Journeys to Mexico,” Teresa invites readers to tread the paths less traveled, to embrace the ancient wisdom hidden in forgotten places, and to resonate with the hum of the Goddess as they traverse through Mexico’s magic-infused landscapes. The vivid description, compelling storytelling, and intricate exploration of mythology and history make this book an enthralling read for those interested in travel, history, spirituality, and gender studies. It’s not merely a travelogue but a profound exploration of cultural and spiritual dimensions.
The author and her husband took two trips to Mexico where they were struck by the survival of magic and ancient religions. Teresa A. Panther - Yates
Publisher: Independently published (June 12, 2023)
Paperback: 174 pages
Item Weight: 9.1 ounces