• Rescuing the Light

  • Quotes from the Oral Teachings of Martín Prechtel
  • By: Martín Prechtel
  • Narrated by: Martín Prechtel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
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Publisher's Summary

A collection of quotes and sayings from the oral teachings of a leading thinker, writer, and teacher of indigenous spirituality.

Martin Prechtel is widely recognized as a profound and beloved teacher for our times. Raised in the Tzutujil Maya shamanic tradition, he has dedicated his life to the preservation and promulgation of indigenous spirituality. Rescuing the Light is a collection of Prechtel's quotes and sayings spanning the course of 15 years, and recorded at Bolad's Kitchen, a four-year course in New Mexico where students from all walks of life gather to receive hands-on training in language, history, cooking, farming, and crafts. Artist, musician, and storyteller, Prechtel teaches and initiates with passion and eloquence, awakening his students to the sacred realities present everywhere and at all times. 

The quotes of wisdom and inspiration collected in this audiobook are earth-centric and animist. Divided into thematic sections, they range from the poetic and witty to the serious and direct. Sharing his deep shamanic wisdom within a grand overview of human history, Prechtel shows us how we can reconnect with the unique and unsuspected manifestations of our own sacred selves.

©2021 Martín Prechtel (P)2021 North Atlantic Books

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“This is a very powerful soul-growth book, one of the most powerful in recent years. The ideas here for renewal and reorganizing are so fresh and new that they quicken the taste buds and put an expectant readiness in the legs!” (Coleman Barks, author of The Essential Rumi)

“In a time of immense cultural insanity, Martín’s inimitable spirit echoes out through the words on these pages. As an Indigenous woman, his words have had a profound healing impact on the generations in my bloodlines. Rescuing the Light will reverberate across the grand loom of time, a true gift for the transformative times we find ourselves in. This book helps us remember how to be good future ancestors and responsible descendants. Kí:ken iewennahnotáhkhwa. Ionkwaienawá:se aonsaionkwehiahráhkwen oh ní:ioht ahonnonkwe’tiióhake tsi nén:we ne ionkhihsothokón:’a akénhake tánon aionkhiniáhese tsi nikionkwathwatsirí:non.” (Rowen White, Mohawk Seedkeeper, farmer, and storyteller of the Indigenous Seedkeepers Network) 

“After reading Rescuing the Light, I feel like I’ve been planted at this moment with spiritual common sense and that I don’t have to solve the mystery but know the acceptance of amazement.” (Tiokasin Ghosthorse, host of First Voices Indigenous Radio - all-Native hosted, all-Native produced) 

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What the world needs now...

He writes like a poet. He speaks with boldness and confidence. Truly helps in understanding the faults of our humanity. It starts within us reprogramming our minds - Jesus used the term 'born again'. Since we were born and raised lacking in true love for nature and humanity.

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So grateful for this treasure!

As a former student of Martin, I find this treasure to be a helpful awakening of the seeds of the vast wisdom & teachings received at Bolad’s Kitchen. Thank you for the beauty.

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Like a life-giving flood that polishes my eyes into deeper understanding

Listening to Martín speak Rescuing the Light aloud is like attending a birth, weeping and laughing as the miracle of life turns herself inside out and opens a door that remained hidden and dormant up until this moment, forever changing me into someone who has fallen ever more deeply in love with life, wanting with every cell to grow into a tree rooted in such wisdom, bearing fruit that feeds precious life to continue. This book steeped my heart in a remembrance of all that truly matters, inspiring me into living these words in attempt to make beauty all around. Thank you Martín for another masterpiece that washes over my soul with such beautiful music that for a moment, I’m a little more human and a little less forgetful. What a blessing to have these words to listen to in times like these, a miracle in itself.

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Thank you again for your generosity~🌷🌷🌷

Please read this & all Martín Prechtel shares.
Listening to Martín’s own voice reading knocks the ball outta the park!!! I’ll be listening over & over plus recommend to everyone I know.

Reading print out loud & listening audiobook goes into nooks & cranny’s of life’s realities sometimes subtly, often with directness impossibly felt~ wherever listener/reader is inside & outside… his teachings find their mark & knock on the door of our humanity, our resistance/insistence to love, as well as inviting our remembrance for growing devotion into our depth of intelligence where we each face the magnificent choice/chance for our courage to employ our pride for the sake of our kids having places to laugh & sing! May we find our courage & try.

May we know by listening/reading this gift, we have been truly blessed with seeds of hope we can help grow & find ourselves growing too.

Thank you for feeding me/us, & thank you for eating~ especially blessings on your family, work, school & unknown to me aspects also fed by blessings…
Sigrid