Nagal, a, versus a nagual from Warriors' Experience


  • Nagal, a, versus a nagual
  • Nagual versus nagal

Question:

It is obvious to me that the word "nagal" is not an English word. What is its true pronunciation? And also, how is it the same as the Spanish word "nagual?"

Answer:

The word "nagal" comes from what Toltecs term the Old Tongue, the language which was spoken in Atlantis during the time of the Toltecs. The "g" is pronounced like the "h" in English, but without the aspirate, that is, a soft "h." So it is pronounced as "nahal," and it means quite literally "the spirit." The word "nagual" is peculiar to the Meso-American tradition, and means spirit, but as used in shamanism.