El Equilibrio

El Equilibrio

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El Equilibrio de los 5 Puntos (The Balance of 5 Points)
Acrylic on Canvas – 3' x 3'
Oliverio Balcells 2004

“The Law of the Center or the Quincunce” of the Ancient Grandparents, tells us that the human being should try to balance the four courses of the existence in its center in order to achieve transcendence.
—Guillermo Marin (Writer and Scholar from Oaxaca)

The heavens are represented from the belly button up to the head, symbolized by the beautiful celestial bird, Quetzal.The earth is represented from the belly button down to the feet, symbolized by Coatl or the serpent. The Toltec philosophy says that each person has to bring together the Quetzal-Coatl, which represents the spiritual and material parts.

The left-handed part of the person represents the subjective world, lunar and feminine, symbolized by the intangible world or Nahual. The right-handed part of the person represents the objective world, solar
and masculine, symbolized by the tangible world or Tonal.

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Toltecayotl Collection

This work preserves and expresses the most important historical and philosophical legacy, in essence and structure, of the civilization of the Anahuac.

With respect, honor, appreciation and love I dedicate this work as a recognition to the inheritance deposited in the DNA of every one of the Mexicans. Still it is dormant, waiting for us to summon it up in order to return to having our own face and a true heart.
—Oliverio Balcells.

Toltecayotl:
A grouping of the creations of the Toltec culture

“The knowledge, practices and wisdom related to the universal search to transcend our existence in this material world, are known as Toltecayotl.”
—Guillermo Marin

“The Toltecayotl, essence of being Toltec, was sustained with the philosophy of the duality and came to represent for the posterity that which is most elevated inasmuch as the constant search of the loftiness in knowledge and in the human arts, to become a Toltec, to become what is Toltec, a concept that was born with those sedentary villages that by living at the edge of the rivers, lagoons and streams where the tula plants abound, they managed to evolve until they converted their name into a synonym of perfection, that which is described in the posterity designated to the artists that have Toltec hands, and to those wise men and philosophers that make their knowledge bloom like Toltecs”
—Arturo Meza