The Gospel of the Toltecs
The Life and Teachings of Quetzalcoatl
by Frank Diaz, Bear & Company, 2002
Ce Acatl Toplatzin is the human incarnation of the Toltec deity Quetzalcoatl. His story contains many familiar themes: he’s chosen for leadership at an early age; he trains for and fulfills his duties becoming the leader he is destined to be. He becomes careless, leaving room for his adversaries to undermine his authority, eventually contributing to his downfall.
In his fall from grace he leaves the Toltec homeland, Tula and wanders. Eventually he finds a new home, and a new people; disciples hear his words and practice his teachings, until the time where he makes the choice to leave his human form. He descends first to the underworld before rising to the heavens. After four years he returns in human form. This is the story of Quetzalcoatl laid out in the “The Gospel of the Toltecs, The Life and Teachings of Quetzalcoatl,” by Frank Diaz. Continue reading