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Leonide Martin

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Leonide (Lennie) Martin: Award winning author, retired California State University professor, former Family Nurse Practitioner, Research Member Maya Exploration Center.

Dr. Martin’s books portray ancient Maya culture and civilization through stories about both actual historical Mayans and fictional characters. She studied Maya culture and history from both scientific and indigenous viewpoints. While living for five years in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, she apprenticed with Maya Elder Hunbatz Men, becoming a Solar Initiate and Maya Fire Women in the Itzá Maya tradition. Other indigenous teachers in Guatemala included Maya Priestess-Daykeeper Aum Rak Sapper and Maya elder Tata Pedro. The ancient Mayas created the most highly advanced civilization
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Leonide Martin The fourth book is scheduled for release in October 2018. I'm about 80% done writing it and hope to meet the publishing deadlines--should Fate smile a…moreThe fourth book is scheduled for release in October 2018. I'm about 80% done writing it and hope to meet the publishing deadlines--should Fate smile and the creek not rise. This story features Pakal's daughter-in-law, K'inuuw Mat who married his youngest son; their son became ruler and continued the lineage. I'm so happy that you enjoyed the prior three queen's stories, thanks for telling me. This feedback sustains us authors and keeps us writing! (less)
Leonide Martin Recently I finished re-editing The Mayan Red Queen for the upcoming print version. It's surprising how much an author can continue refining and improv…moreRecently I finished re-editing The Mayan Red Queen for the upcoming print version. It's surprising how much an author can continue refining and improving word-crafting. You could get so caught up editing that you never finish the book! But I did get it done, and think its an improvement, though the changes are small. Publication date is set for March 1, 2018.

Next on the plate is to finish writing the final book in the series about Mayan queens. I'm about halfway done, but took a long break due to travel, health issues, and re-editing and marketing earlier books in the series. So, I'll need to read and edit from the beginning to get my mind wrapped around the story and characters. Already I've got good suggestions for changes from my "street team" who read the first draft. Thanks, queridos!(less)
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Adena and Hopewell: Advanced Indigenous Cultures of North America

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“Dying is easy, beloved. It is living that is difficult. The secret is to live fully, to embrace every instant of existence, beautiful and ugly, blissful and painful. And remember to dance between the worlds, for that is your heritage as a child of the infinite Oneness.”
Leonide Martin, Dreaming the Maya Fifth Sun: A Novel of Maya Wisdom and the 2012 Shift in Consciousness

“Hmmm, it is a small pelvis with a very ample sub-pubic angle; at least ninety degrees...the bones are delicate, fine, graceful...hmmm..." With certainty born of profound expertise and his uncanny ability to dialogue with bones, Romano stated his conclusion without touching anything. "It is a woman." (Arturo Romano Pacheco, physical anthropologist)”
Leonide Martin, The Controversial Mayan Queen: Sak K'uk of Palenque

“Men cannot make good decisions about their lifelong mate when driven by the passions of youth. If Pakal is continuing to see this woman, I will immediately put this to an end." -- Sak K'uk, Queen Mother of Janaab Pakal, Ruler of Palenque.”
Leonide Martin, The Mayan Red Queen: Tz'aakb'u Ahau of Palenque

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“The reuse of names by later (Maya) kings (of Palenque) is not random, but conforms to a reversed re-ordering. The overall king list suggests a closed system. We hesitate to think that Maya dynasties were predestined to end by themselves . .”
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“Dying is easy, beloved. It is living that is difficult. The secret is to live fully, to embrace every instant of existence, beautiful and ugly, blissful and painful. And remember to dance between the worlds, for that is your heritage as a child of the infinite Oneness.”
Leonide Martin, Dreaming the Maya Fifth Sun: A Novel of Maya Wisdom and the 2012 Shift in Consciousness

“Self-realization is the knowing in all parts of body, mind, and soul that you are now in possession of the kingdom of God; that you do not have to pray that it come to you; that God’s omnipresence is your omnipresence; and that all that you need to do is improve your knowing.”
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“We are meaning-seeking creatures. Dogs, as far as we know, do not agonise about the canine condition, worry about the plight of dogs in other parts of the world, or try to see their lives from a different perspective. But human beings fall easily into despair, and from the very beginning we invented stories that enabled us to place our lives in a larger setting, that revealed an underlying pattern, and gave us a sense that, against all the depressing and chaotic evidence to the contrary, life had meaning and value”
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