Ometeotl – El Principio Generador de la Esencia Dual
(Ometeotl – The Beginning of the Dual Essence)
Acrylic on Canvas – 50″ x 48″
Oliverio Balcells 2005

From the ancestral perceptions point of view, the beginning of beginnings, of double nature, is composed of two entities called Ometecuhtli and Omecihuatl, which join in the middle to become Omeyotl, the dual essence of Omeyohcan where they coexist in harmony and balance, forming the fundamental conception who the people of Anahuac called mother and father together, giving beginning and origen to all that exists.

Nowadays the native peoples call this: In Totan, In Totah, Our Mother, Our Father. They also called it Teteo Inan, Teteo Itah, as a duality that generates the elements of nature and that generates also through themselves other dualities.

—Arturo Meza (Writer and Scholar from Mexico City)

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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.

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