The Toltec culture is an archaeological Mesoamerican culture that dominated a state centered in Tula, in the early post-classic period of Mesoamerican chronology (800 – 1000 CE).
The Toltecs were known throughout Mexico as “women and men of knowledge.”
In his book, The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship, Don Miguel Ruiz uses Toltec wisdom to guide us to a better understanding of ourselves and love. Ruiz says that the Toltec people were scientists and artists who formed a society to explore and conserve the spiritual knowledge and practices of the ancient ones. He notes,
“The Toltecs came together as masters (naguals) and students at Teothuacan, the ancient city of pyramids outside Mexico City known as the place where “Man Becomes God.”
Over the milliennia, the naguals were forced to conceal the ancestral wisdom and maintain its existence in obscurity. European conquest, couple with rampant misuse of personal power be a few of the apprentices, made it necessary to shield knowledge from those who were not prepared to use it wisely or who might intentionally misuse it for personal gain.
Fortunately, the esoteric Toltec knowledge was embodied and passed on through generations by different lineages of naguals. Though it remained veieled in secrecy for hundreds of years, ancient prophecies foretold the coming of an age when it would be necessary to return the wisdom to the people. Now, don Miguel Ruiz, a nagual from the Eagle Knight lineage, has been guided to share with us the powerful teachings of the Toltec.
Toltec knowledge arises from the same essential unity of truth as all the sacred esoteric traditions found around the world. Though it is not a religion, it honors all the spiritual masters who have taught on the earth. While it does embrace spirit, it is most accurately described as a way of life, distinguished by the ready accessibility of happiness and love.”
In this book (highly recommended that you buy it!), Ruiz talks of a magical kitchen. Imagine that you had a magical kitchen that had all the foods in the world in it at any time, you could create anything you wanted. Mangos from Colombia, Chocolate from Guatemala, Spirulina from China, Fish from Japan, Wine from Italy, Cheese from France, Blueberries from Blueberry land… anything you wanted. Anytime anybody came over, you could feed them, you could feed the starving with your magical kitchen. Just imagine that.
Now, imagine this kitchen was your heart.
The Toltecs say this is us in our true essence. We’ve simply forgotten that we have a magical kitchen right at the very center of our spiritual beings.