The Toltec civilization was a Mesoamerican culture that existed from about the 10th to the 12th century CE in what is now central Mexico. While there is some debate about the exact nature of Toltec society and culture, it is generally accepted that the Toltecs were skilled architects, engineers, and artists who developed a complex system of beliefs and practices related to spirituality and human behavior. In the book – The Four Agreements – Don Ruiz described the Toltecs as scientists and artists who formed a society to explore and conserve the spiritual knowledge and practices of the ancient ones.

According to Toltec mythology, the civilization was founded by a legendary figure named Quetzalcoatl, who was revered as a god of knowledge and wisdom. The Toltecs believed that Quetzalcoatl had taught them the secrets of the universe and that their mission was to preserve and expand this knowledge through scientific inquiry and artistic expression.

One of the most important aspects of Toltec spirituality was the idea of “the path of the warrior.” This concept emphasized the importance of personal transformation and spiritual growth through discipline, self-reflection, and the cultivation of inner strength. Toltec warriors were expected to uphold high moral and ethical standards and to use their knowledge and abilities for the betterment of society as a whole.

Overall, the Toltecs were a highly sophisticated and spiritually-minded culture that left a lasting legacy in the art, architecture, and philosophy of Mesoamerica. Overtime, the masters ( naturals) were forced into obscurity, concealing much of their ancestral wisdom. The prophecies state that there will come a time when these ancient wisdoms needs to be returned to the people. Don Ruiz indicated that that time is here now and has passed on some of this wisdom in the book called – The Four Agreements. The book goes through four powerful actions that we can easily do that will liberate us from the majority of suffering that we experience as human. This book is the practical invitation into health, happiness, and well being.

Marianne Love