What role can filmed documentation play in ensuring the living lineages of the Maya tradition remain vital? The tradition of the Maya has persevered for millennia through lineages of transmission that have endured conquest, colonization, war, globalization, evangelization and countless other, continued threats. We are in a moment in which
Aj symbolizes the return to our home, to our place of origin, to the Tab’al or sacred Maya altar, to the place where higher energies converge and manifest. Number 13 contains strength and wisdom; it is a number that has gained the experience. This is a good day to work
E is the path that leads us to our precise destination. Your destiny is built by every step you take towards your personal path; move forward with firm steps, believe in yourself and what you can accomplish, today number 12 gives you the energy to materialize your dreams.
Number 11 stands for the cycles of life; it is the energy of learning through experience. B’atz’ is the thread of destiny; anything that has occurred to us in the past, anything that is happening now, and everything that will occur in our future. Make each moment count; understand that
The energy of Tz’i’ relates to the written word, especially to sacred writings; it is the symbol of the great scribes. Number 10 symbolizes the ten cosmic energies connected to the fingers of the hands and the ten telluric energies connected to the toes. Today your creative side can receive
Mayan Ajq’ij Gerardo Barrios discussed prophecy, the Mayan calendars, cosmology and more with interesting insights into the Maya cosmovision. This article is based upon an interview with him in 1998. Gerardo is the brother of Lina and Carlos, and sadly, passed away a few years ago. We are glad that
The energy of Toj is expressed through cause and effect, action and reaction; it is the day to repay Mother Earth and the Creator and Maker for what we have done, for what we are, and what we have received. Number 9 is a good energy to ask for forgiveness;
Saq’ Be’ works to support the movement of living lineages into modern times. Many may wonder what “lineages” mean exactly, and why they are relevant? We view this as the transmission of knowledge and wisdom, over time and generations (and often place) from one set of keepers of a tradition
Here are some images from Lina and Denise’s July, 2014 visit to Santa Fe, NM. As the fire ceremony ended, thunders came and the sky opened up on us, ending the ceremony with a bang!
Q’anil means germ, seed, life and creation; in this day B’itol and Tz’aqol ―the Creator and the Maker― sowed the seeds of life in this part of the universe. Number 8 represents the complete energies of the material world. 8 Q’anil brings with it the energy of creation. Today you