Dr. Konrad Ratz (December 20, 1931 – May 22, 2014)

Dr. Konrad Ratz (December 20, 1931 – May 22, 2014) I was very saddened to learn of the death of my friend, Dr. Konrad Ratz, translator, researcher, and writer whose contributions to our understanding of Maximilian von Habsburg and Mexico’s Second Empire I admire more than I can say. Among his many works, all of them major contributions: Tras las... Read more »
July 24, 2014

The Useful Life: A Crown to the Simple Life

The Useful Life: A Crown to the Simple Life From www.archive.org I oftentimes cannot believe my luck– our luck– with archive.org. I’ve been writing and researching for my writing long enough to well remember when finding books was a question of going to the library or, in some cases, shelling out the money for a copy. Oftentimes, when the... Read more »
June 30, 2014

Una ventana al mundo invisible (A Window to the Invisible World): Master Amajur and the Smoking Signatures

Una ventana al mundo invisible (A Window to the Invisible World): Master Amajur and the Smoking Signatures My go-to antiquarian bookstore in Mexico City Re: The bibliography for my recent book– now in paperback and Kindle– Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero and His Secret Book, Spiritist Manual, which is being updated this week.Window to the Invisible WorldUna ventana al mundo invisible. Protocolos del IMIS Editorial Antorcha, Mexico City,... Read more »
May 11, 2014

Looking at Mexico in New Ways: An Interview with John Tutino

Looking at Mexico in New Ways: An Interview with John Tutino John Tutino says, “The whole big picture of where we thought Mexico fit in the world is somewhere between wrong and mythical.” Marfa Mondays is back… put your seat belts on for this one hour in-depth interview with John Tutino, professor of History at Georgetown University and author of the award-winning... Read more »
April 7, 2014

Las Misiones Jesuíticas de la Antigua California, Baja California Sur, México (The Jesuit of Missions of Antigua California)

Las Misiones Jesuíticas de la Antigua California, Baja California Sur, México (The Jesuit of Missions of Antigua California) Dr W. Michael MathesTalks about the origins of the Jesuitenterprise in Antigua CaliforniaFrom the trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kaovp9rSQrA A most delightfully nostalgic evening spent watching the DVD my amiga the Mexican historian Carmen Boone-Canovas recently sent me: Sergio Raczsko’s new documentary film, Las Misiones Jesuíticas de la Antigua California (The Jesuit of Missions of... Read more »
March 24, 2014