Tue, Oct 08 | Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehous

Douglas Preston Talking to the Ground

A re-issued edition of Preston's 2014 book, retracing the journey of the gods during the creation of the world.
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Douglas Preston Talking to the Ground

Date, Time & Location

Oct 08, 2019, 6:00 PM
Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehous, 202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM, USA

About the Event

Talking to the Ground, originally published in 2014, has been published in a new edition with an Afterword written by Preston, entitled “The Great Terror.” The new Afterword brings the story up to date with extremely disturbing discoveries about what happened to the ancient Puebloan Indians who left their great ruins scattered across the Southwest, in places like Chaco Canyon and Canyon de Chelly.

In 1992 Doug Preston and his family rode horseback across 400 miles of desert in Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico, retracing the route of the Navajo deity Naayee' neizghani, the Slayer of Alien Gods, on their journey during the creation of the world. This is an actual route that can still be mapped through Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. Preston's account of the journey is a tale of two cultures meeting in a sacred land.