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Born in Italy, she emigrated to France and then left occupied France in exile for Mexico, in There, she became a naturalized Mexican citizen and married another exile, the Russian novelist and revolutionary known as Victor Serge d. Soon after his death, she joined the Mexican Communist Party. She did anthropological fieldwork in Oaxaca, but then changed to the field of archaeology, excavating at the pre-Spanish metropolis of Teotihuacan, which she believed was the legendary Tollan.

She published several beautifully illustrated books on the art and architecture of Teotihuacan. To a wider public she became known through her publication on the cosmology and religion of the Toltecs and Aztecs, translated into English as "Burning Water: Thought and Religion in Ancient Mexico", this book.

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Strongly politicized like many others at the times, she divorced her husband, [4] and was Victor Serge 's partner. Viktor Kibalchich or Kibaltchitch was a Russian novelist and revolutionary known as Victor Serge. She left occupied France in to join him in exile in Mexico. There, she became a naturalized Mexican citizen and married him. From all of this follows that if we refuse to analyze the invasion that destroyed a civilized world and laid the seed of a system in which hunger, humiliation, and bloody repression constitute the only form of survivorship, contemporary underdevelopment should be a result of congenital incapacity, of the irremediable racial inferiority that justified extermination and vassalage. Later, her focus came to rest more and more on what to her was the embodiment of this Prehispanic 'utopia', Quetzalcoatl.


Burning Water Thought and Religion in Ancient Mexico by Laurette Sejourne

Born in Italy, an Italian family later in life became a naturalized Mexican citizen. She married Victor Serge, author of the novel "The Tulanev case" and other revolutionary writings. His central thesis was based on the pre-Columbian past, we looked at the pyramids and in the codices, was still alive and present in modern indigenous peoples. These reminiscences were visible in the villages of Oaxaca, for example, she studied. His studies of symbolic writing Columbian monuments also highlights some signs like "Ollin" or movement and the "Quinquance" or Cross of Quetzalcoatl , which presents a geometric, above the European flat spatial dimension. His main work was on the figure of Quetzalcoatl. He further argued that Teotihuacan was the legendary Tollan, contradicting the official version of Mexican archeology, which places it in Tula even today.


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