Name Guillermo Ruiz
|Literary movement Toltec Toltecayotl|
|Born 30 April 1952 (age 63)
Mexico City, Mexico (1952-04-30) |
Occupation Researcher, historian, writer
Genre Ancient Mexican History, Cem Anahuac & Toltecayotl
Education National Autonomous University of Mexico
Entrevista Completa Guillermo Marin - Factor Desconocido
Guillermo Marin Ruiz (30 April 1952) is a researcher, historian, cultural promoter and Mexican Writer of multiple works, mainly related to the ancient history of Mexico, the Toltecs and the Toltecayotl.
- Entrevista Completa Guillermo Marin Factor Desconocido
- Investigation y diffusion
Marin studied at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1974 at the UNAM Mexico City campus. After spending roughly 4 years working in the business sector, he decided to relocate to Europe, and during the time he spent in Spain, he took a course on the history of America, at the Complutense University of Madrid. Later, in Paris he learned of Carlos Castaneda, a Peruvian-born American anthropologist and author, which led Marin to pursue his indigenous roots, prompting him to return to Mexico.
Since then, Marin has lived in the State of Oaxaca, and has dedicated his life to the research of the history of Mexico. In 1991, he studied Cultural development in Venezuela at the UNESCO Latin American and Caribbean Center for Cultural development. Subsequently, he became director of the IESO Center for Research and Dissemination of Mexican culture, was appointed State Commission Coordinators Adviser for the Independence bicentennial and Revolution centennial commemoration and President of the Cultural Promoters National Association A.C. 1996. As a promoter, Marin offers conferences and seminars "Tequio", or free of charge at universities, educational and cultural centers throughout Mexico and the United States. He is considered a cultural philanthropist, who disseminates his works with the purpose of creating consciousness of the philosophical and cultural values of the civilization that developed for thousands of years in the continent or Cem Anahuac.
Guillermo Marin has solid humanist background in the fields of history, the Anahuac civilization philosophy (Toltecayotl) and in cultural development. He is a collaborator of the El Imparcial newspaper in Oaxaca, and Uno mas Uno of Mexico City, the Autonomous University of Baja California magazine. Marin has also been awarded distinctions, such as an award of the Government of Romania for cultural exchange activities in 1984, and the academic merit medal awarded by the "Universidad Jose Vasconcelos" of Oaxaca.
Investigation y diffusion
His professional activities include lectures and courses around Mexico and the United States as well as the coordination of events and special programs in Oaxaca, Morelos and Guerrero, among others. His lectures focus on the Anahuac civilization, and how their original culture spawned latter cultures such as the Chichimeca, Purepecha, Yopis, Zapotec and Mixtec, Mayan, Huastecos and others. Furthermore, he explains how each of these shared a single cultural and philosophical root, though occurring in different times and locations. The multicultural mosaic of ethnicities and linguistics, as well as the continued traditions, festivals, cuisine, folk art, music and dance, he cites, as examples of this ancient civilization found in the 21st century. All of which are aspects Marin believes must be preserved and valued. Among his other efforts are to educate on the various ethnic groups in Mexico, which although most have maintained many cultural antiquities, that some have often found folklores and handicrafts, as well as Eurocentricism, mixed into the history.
Guillermo Marin Ruiz books are likewise based on the ancient history of Mexico. In Daany Beedxe, a fictional novel, he writes about the ancient Anahuaca civilization, and recreates how society may have been at that time. In some of his non-fictional works such as Los Guerreros de la Muerte Florecida and Pedagogia Tolteca, Marin focuses on the foundation of Toltec philosophy, and how these philosophies remain relevant in Mexican culture, respectively. In the book Para leer a Carlos Castaneda, Marin concentrates on both the Toltec philosophies and Carlos Castaneda, in which he "presents in a simple and clear manner, the men of knowledge methodology".