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B’elejeb B’atz’ for 2017 first falls on Monday, January 15. We are fortunate to have an article from Carlos Barrios, and a video from Maya elder Tata Pedro Ixchop, on the significance of B’elejeb B’atz’ Wajxaqib’(8) B’atz’ is the first day of the count of the Cholq’ij Calendar. There is a
Maya guide, educator and researcher Lina Barrios describes the continued relevance of the Maya Cosmovision in today’s modern world. The Cosmovision has withstood untold challenges, yet remains essential in the lives and flourishing of Maya identity and holds keys for potentially improving all our lives and even transforming modern civilization.
The ancestral Maya world recognized that this which we call reality is a world of energies contained in the NAJT: space-time. Each of these energies has a cosmic and telluric correlation. It is from this knowledge that the different calendars that govern the Maya world were delineated. The calendar known
Nawal: The Sacred Maya Calendar, Cholq’ij, is formed by 260 days/energies; 20 energies that vibrate in 13 different manifestations. These energies are commonly known as Nawal, which is the name that has been diffused in the Western World. According to the most traditional Elders the days/energies of the calendar should
Don Pedro Ixchop, head of the Association of Maya Ajq’ij offers a prayer at Lake Attitlan in April, 2017. Don Pedro was gracious enough to join us, along with his son, for a day where we filmed him speaking on a number of topics, including the mathematics behind Maya knowledge,
For most of the ancient peoples, the cosmic events represented a great occasion. Nowadays these are not as relevant, but even though they are not as present in our minds, they influence us. For the Maya people both the Equinoxes and Solstices mark the beginning of a new cosmic-telluric cycle.
WHAT TO DO TO BENEFIT FROM THE FULL MOON ON THE NIGHT OF NOVEMBER 14 THE MOON WILL BE CLOSER TO EARTH- FULL MOON ON JUN LAJUJ K’AT According to the vision of the Maya World, we are living the times of change, which are related to the New Cycle,
It was long ago when I learned, while in the company of a Navajo elder in the Arizona desert, about the “vision of the eagle”. We were sitting by the shadow of the “great rock” and the elder was patiently listening to my disquisition about the thinking of the indigenous
We were sad to see Lina and Denise leave New Mexico this morning, but we are grateful for all of the wisdom and experience they shared during there time here. This includes giving an interview for the Future Primitive podcast. This is a great interview, covering numerous topics including Lina’s
Much of our life takes place in our home. Our home is imprinted with our energy, both negative and positive, it is imprinted with our joys and hopes, our sadness and anxieties, our memories and thoughts, our fears and yearnings…thus it can be oversaturated with energy, making us feel stuck.