IMAGE OF TULA
Taking the time to research places mentioned in Carlos,
Taisha, and Florinda's books is well worth the effort. There is a surprising
consistency about the location of places mentioned in the story line.
Map out the cities mentioned and you will find them all failing along
highway 15 which meets with the 19 from Tuscon and stretches all the way
down to Mexico City. This is true of all three authors.
This implies that Carlos has not changed the locations in
his books in order to disguise the whereabouts of participants. Perhaps
it was unnecessary since Mexico is such a big place.
One area of particular interest was described in The Eagle's
Gift, a sequel to the morbid and disturbing book The Second Ring of Power.
Both books are of importance to us because they show how apprentices behave
in the absence of a Nagual leader.
In that book, Carlos mentioned he had just been visiting
some archaeological ruins in the city of Tula, Hidalgo which is located
near Mexico City. He had been particularly impressed with the figures
called "The Atlanteans". One of these is shown on this page. The implication
was that the figures were objects of the fixation of the second attention
of the Toltecs or were built as dream guideposts.
The figure Pablito described as "mannish
women" at the Toltec capital of Tula, near Mexico City.
Nagualist Newsletter and Open Forum / Issue 1 June/July 1994