The Promise of the Fifth Sun

Ancestral Journey of Self-Discovery

by Dr. Jorge Partida

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/25/2017

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 280
ISBN : 9781504386197
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 280
ISBN : 9781504386180
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 280
ISBN : 9781504386494

About the Book

The Promise of the Fifth Sun explores the myths and the healing secrets found within these ancient stories of creation and native cosmology. By understanding how our native ancestors viewed life, we are able to learn from their profound understanding of healing and its connection to the unseen forces of life and creation. We are the promise, and our time has arrived. The Promise of the Fifth Sun reconnects us to the sacred roots of life and creation. The ancient Toltec and Nahuatl people lived in order to express and celebrate the mystery of creation through time and space. Looking through their eyes, through their heart and soul, we come to recognize of a unified, nature-rooted existence containing all the medicine and power needed for our healing. There is more than culture and customs that remains in the collective consciousness of our native and Latino communities. A rich, ancestral promise stirs within each one of us. The promise restores our rightful place within the evolving history of creation.

About the Author

Dr. Jorge Partida is a Clinical Psychologist, and Curandero in the Nahuatl-Toltec tradition. Born in Mexico, Dr. Jorge was trained in native healing traditions by his paternal grandmother, who was a Curandera. Dr. Jorge immigrated to Chicago at the age of nine where he grew up and learned to navigate two cultures and world views with divergent perspectives on health and healing. He struggled to legitimize the native healing teachings and subsequently, obtained his doctorate in clinical psychology. Dr. Jorge has served as Director of the Doctorate Program in Psychology at John F. Kennedy University and Deputy Director of Behavioral Health for San Francisco’s Department of Public Health. He is currently Clinical Director at Alo Recovery Centers in Los Angeles and has also developed programs in the areas of child welfare, education, community building, diversity and spirituality. He has worked in Liberia, Africa in the repatriation of boy soldiers and has collaborated in creating intentional communities in Colombia, Peru, and Mexico. Dr. Jorge has worked with native healers from various countries motivated to find t universal aspects of health and healing across spiritual and cultural traditions. Dr. Jorge has been most influenced by the Toltec and Nahuatl traditions of Mexico. In his writing, Dr. Jorge explores the secrets of healing encoded in native traditions, which trace their knowledge thousdands of years longer than historically reported. Dr. Jorge’s treatment approach integrates native medicine, ritual and traditional psychotherapy to provide a person centered, empowerment model of healing, restoration, and wellness.