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Cult Of The Winged Serpent

Quetzalcoatl (“winged serpent” or “plumed serpent”) is the Aztec or Nahuatl name for the Feathered-Serpent deity of ancient Mesoamerican culture from whom, according to myth, almost all Mesoamerican peoples claim descent. To the Maya area, he was approximately equivalent to Kukulkan, which also translates as “feathered serpent” in different Mayan languages. In Peru he was called Amaru.  More from Robert Sepehr, author and anthropologist.




Lost Waves Of Time

Musician, historian, artist & scientist Jill Mattson joins Sarah Westall’s program to share her life long research into the intersection of music, art, science, and history. Her book the “Lost Waves of Time” is a journey through time and music; how music was used by the ancients for everything from medicine, agriculture, to war, but not widely for entertainment. She explains how today is very different from the past. This episode is a journey into the power of sound through out history.

This is part one of a two-part program. We will present the followup after it appears.




The Mayan Underworld

Anthropologist Robert Sepehr brings us up to date on the latest discoveries about the Mayans and their jungle cave passages to the underworld. Mexican archeologists have discovered a maze of stone temples in underground caves, some submerged in water and containing human bones, possibly the remains of human sacrifices. The underground caves, including a subterranean road that stretched 330 feet, were believed by the ancient Mayans to be a portal where dead souls entered the underworld, the entrance to Xibalba.

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The Mayan Underworld

Mexican archeologists have discovered a maze of stone temples in underground caves, some submerged in water and containing human bones, possibly the remains of human sacrifices. The underground caves, including a subterranean road that stretched 330 feet, were believed by the ancient Mayans to be a portal where dead souls entered the underworld, the entrance to Xibalba. More from Robert Sepehr, an author and anthropologist.

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Egyptians in New World

Did the ancient Egyptians visit the New World centuries before Christopher Columbus crossed over the Atlantic Ocean? The Black Jaguar shows us some intriguing Mayan graffiti in the astral portal atop the Temple of the Red Hands in Peten, Guatemala. This is part of what’s now Yaxha National Park.

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Ancient Mayan Cities Found

Researchers from the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts have uncovered a pair of gems in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Archaeologists unearthed the ancient Mayan city of Tamchen, deep in the Yucatan jungle, then rediscovered Lagunita nearby. Lagunita was originally discovered in the 1970s but its exact location was never recorded. Joe Bereta and Trisha Hershberger dish out the details in this edition of SourceFed.

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Christmas with the Maya

The extinct stone-age culture got the dates wrong — who saw that coming? Ol’ Pluggsy is on the job; more or less. And guess who’s coming for the guns? All this — plus — remedial pirate geography as Ben Crystal presents The Great Eight for Personal Liberty Digest.

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Mayans Monitor Sun from Cave

The Mayan calendar might not have been precise in predicting the world of the world, but the Maya certainly took astronomy seriously as a cornerstone to their religious beliefs. In a cave in Mexico’s Yucatán, a National Geographic explorer reveals what is believed to have been an underground observatory for witnessing the zenith passage of the sun.

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Putin Laughs Off Doomsday

As frenzied doomsayers around the world prepare for the apocalypse sometime today, Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed the Mayan prediction as a hoax, saying at a yearly Q&A that the earth won’t end for another 4.5 billion years, when the sun goes out.

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Fist Pumping in Michigan

This just in…During protests in Michigan last week, a pro-union protester punched Fox News contributor Steven Crowder in the mouth. “But as the liberal media reported it, conservative Steven Crowder hit a union worker in the fist with his face,” says Jodi Miller. She also opines about Hugo Chavez, the Mayan calendar and Quentin Tarantino’s new film Django Unchained in this edition of NewsBusted.

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