Vital Health Secrets of the Maya Indians.
Vital Health Secrets of the Maya Indians.

Vital Health Secrets of the Maya Indians.

“The New Organic Way to Health” and post-atomic age doom

Health bulletin promoting the nutritional value of toasted pepitoria squash [pumpkin] seeds as a “wonderfood” eaten by the Hunzas Indians of Central America. The bulletin was issued by the Palmivarian Fellowship of Guatemala City, Guatemala, here advertising healthy eating as well as their organic health resort and settlement in the highlands of Guatemala. In addition to eating pepitoria squash seeds, they urged their followers to eat “cana fistula” fruit for its laxative properties, eat corn tortillas instead of white bread, and drink canella bark tea.

They also exhibit here a curious interest in post-atomic age doom and a forthcoming Biblical Apocalypse-style disaster based “...on a study of cosmic ray cycles…in our presence…” They pointedly ask their readers: “WILL YOU SURVIVE to enter the Coming POST-ATOMIC AGE OF THE FUTURE, whose Cradle lies hidden in the Virgin Forests of the Landof the Mayas in the Tropical Highlands of Central America?” On the final page there is a membership application.

Description: Vital Health Secrets of the Maya Indians.

Guatemala [City]: Talleres Gutenberg, c.1958. [4]pp. “Palmivarian Research Bulletin No. 4.” Bifolium, folds. 12¼ x 9½ inches. A few minor stains; short tear at one fold; very good.



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