Douglas Preston Talking to the Ground
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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.