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Penser avec les dents : Aux sources de la spiritualité en Mésoamérique

Abstract : The spectacular excavation of an andosite monolith weighing twelve tons and representing Tlaltecuhtli, an earth divinity, discovered at the Templo Mayor site in Mexico City, serves to raise questions about the intricate relations between impulses of the psyche and cultural artefacts in ancient and contemporary Mexican societies. Several paradoxes are examined using the concept of sublimation, in particular how the sacrificial logic adjusts to native spirituality, even going so far as the art of « thinking with the teeth », an originating act par excellence, delivered from affects.
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Jacques Galinier. Penser avec les dents : Aux sources de la spiritualité en Mésoamérique. L'Homme - Revue française d'anthropologie, Éditions de l'EHESS 2012, pp.265--289. ⟨10.4000/lhomme.23183⟩. ⟨hal-01632070⟩

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