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1-Ik trecena daily digest: begins 28 December 2015

everyday reincarnation

Yesterday an act of violence, rooted in ignorance and bigotry, took place somewhere, and cut short an innocent life that was full of promise, now expired. It was sudden curtains on a beautifully casted role of a young martyr. His fiance’s grief-stricken face was on all the front pages, next to a photo of his smiling face. Over the course of 48 hours following the tragedy, a large host of readers and viewers synchronized in an invisible wave of empathy that rippled through wireless existences.

The assailant was whisked away into the safe hands of secret government branches. The radical group by whose name he allegedly operated was shown again to be vicious and inhuman – the obvious enemy, deserving all available resources and fears. The large host of readers and viewers was unknowingly coerced into pidgen-holing and picking sides. So the host broke up into smaller, disempowered, and confused groups.

Somehow, life goes on, and the wind keeps blowing.

***

Spirit dwells within bodies and without them. When I am conscious of spirit it is near me, guiding my thoughts and actions, interfacing with this world through me. When I am not conscious of it, spirit still guides me, near though not within my attention.

In one of his allusions to esoteric knowledge, Shakespeare once called sleep “the small death”. So what comes after the smaller death?

06:20 (birth) blank awareness, oblivion

06:22 (baby) get out of bed, get into shower

07:00 (child) eat breakfast, think about today

09:30 (young adult) work/study/DO

12:30 (adult) have lunch, reflect and plan

22:30 (near death) drowsy reading in bed


So every day is a mini-cycle of life and death, and my tenure on planet earth is a longer cycle, with a similar arc of composing and decomposing. In other words, remembering someone from yesterday on the daily cycle is like remembering someone from a previous life on the longer cycle.

But wait a minute. What about innocent civilians getting blown up daily in famous cities? They didn’t get a chance to grow old and depart surrounded by their loved ones. They left a gaping vacuum behind them, a trail of tears and despair.

The effects of the tragedy reverberate long after a young life is cut short. The absence becomes stronger than the presence. But it is only through comparison that a life can be defined as being lived in full or cut too short. It is defined as a tragedy by the ones left behind who have to deal with the aching absence of their loved one, those that imagine what could have been if…

Car accidents, epidemics, hunger, allergies, and other manifestations of Kali (the dark and mysterious goddess of death in the Hindu narrative) all take their part in cutting short beautiful and promising lives. Should I draw comparisons between political terrorism and crashing a car under the influence? Like Alan Watts used to say, is there a clear line between what I do and what happens to me?

If you ask the bereaved, there would be no difference between one cause and the other. No honor in one death and shame in the other. The reality of the bereaved is living daily with the void left behind by a loving spirit.

If comparison is put aside, life cannot be cut short too soon or too late. On many levels life is continuous so it cannot be cut at all, long nor short. Birth happens right on time, why shouldn’t death happen in the same way?

From the individual’s perspective, the show goes on till the actor leaves for good. The other actors, who cared and loved the departed, remain on stage and begin the next act without him. They change the plot in light of his death.

There’s a hope for justice. A staving off of revenge.

Somehow, the show goes on, and the curtains move by an unseen draft.

1-Ik: Mercury, The Pyramid of Giza, School Diplomas – No Swamp in sight

Note: this post is one of the few I haven’t written about in full yet. 1-Muluc is another, and 1-Ix is yet another. Ik is definitely one of the sun-signs I’ve never managed to pin down like I did for most sun-signs. I’m therefore publishing a partial post, hoping to fill up the gaps soon. In the meantime, I’ve listed the celebrities, quotes, and sequence of day glyphs for the 1-Ik trecena.

1-Ik

One voice

Born on this day: Pink, Sade, Robert Johnson, Mick Jones (The Clash), Otto von Bismarck, Scott Bakula, Lesley Stahl

One voice

“A conquering army on the border will not be stopped by eloquence.” – Otto von Bismarck (1-Ik)

I like good quotes, which is why I keep copying them into my posts. A good quote puts into words good ideas and points to wise and deep courses of thought. The day of good communications is known as Ik, the sign of the wind and spirit (among other meanings).

In the glyph, the horizontal line represents the wind, and the perpendicular line is a tree. Trees and winds are intimately related in the Mayan culture, and might even be considered to be one organism. The wind carries seeds across great distances, and they fall to become new trees at new locations.

In the same way, good ideas are like seeds that fertilize new lands when they are communicated (like a quote).

A good idea moves mountains and meets deadlines with great gusto. It’s a glimpse of what a better reality could look like, which sets wheels in motion.

Good communications is key in any community, be it a community of brain cells (as in good thinking) or a beehive (good honey) or a Kibbutz (good parties).

2-Akbal

Dual intuition

Born on this day: Chris Lowe, Joe Strummer, Agatha Christie, Joseph Campbell, Alan Bates, Víctor Martínez

Dual Intuition

“The difficulty of beginning will be nothing to the difficulty of knowing how to stop.” – taken from Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie (2-Akbal)

The sun-sign Ik (wind, breath) is involved with knowledge and communication. In western terms, I might refer to this as the quest for truth, along with the effort to faithfully disseminate it.

Today’s sign, Akbal (night, house) has a flavor of the unknown and veiled aspects of experience and knowledge. To navigate the unknown a good measure of courage is required, and flexibility to adapt to new circumstances as the unknown is revealed.

Together, 2-Akbal is a question of courage, flexibility, and resolve. These are the essential tools of any truth seeker. Courage to follow truth wherever it might lead; flexibility to stay on course and consider alternatives fairly; and resolve to reach the other side of the adventure and lesson.

3-Kan

Natural rhythm

Born on this day: Marilyn Manson, Queen Elizabeth II, Steven M. Greer, Joseph Goebbels, Arthur Conan Doyle, Paul Melnyk (Saints of British Rock), Brian Eno

Natural Rhythm

“Is adult entertainment killing our children? Or is killing our children entertaining adults?” – Marilyn Manson (3-Kan)

3-Kan represents fertile seeds that the wind (1-Ik) carries to distant locations. The seeds travel in all directions. There are so many of them, so it doesn’t really matter where they end up, or whether they strike root or not. When distribution is carried out by the wind in all directions, some seeds are bound to become successfully in becoming new plants.

Other seeds may lay dormant for years until their opportunity comes along. Time means little to good, fertile potential.

4-Chicchan

Foundation of life

Born on this day: Huey Lewis, Ken Wilber, Adam Smith, Sean Austin, Tom Sizemore, Angelina Jolie, Wil Wheaton, Andrew Carnegie

"The power of love is a curious thing" - Huey Lewis (4-Chicchan)

“The power of love is a curious thing” – Huey Lewis (4-Chicchan)

The fourth day of the trecena is when the first cycle around the four cardinal direction concludes. It began in the north (Ik), then west (Akbal), then south (Kan), and today – east (Chicchan). Tomorrow it’ll be north again (Cimi). A trecena consists of 3 such cycles of 4 days (=12) plus one more day to evolve (13).

So, as Ken Johnson often writes, a 4 day is a completion and perfection in itself. Even though there are still 9 more days to the 1-Ik trecena, 4-Chicchan represents a perfect set of requirements and limitations upon which the entire process depends.

What are the requirements and limitations of Chicchan (serpent)?

5-Cimi

Chnage power

Born on this day: Joe Torre, Charlie Chaplin, Erica Badu, Simon Cowell, Monica Bellucci

"I don't want to create a revolution — I just want to create a few more films." - Charlie Chaplin (5-Cimi)

“I don’t want to create a revolution — I just want to create a few more films.” – Charlie Chaplin (5-Cimi)

6-Manik

Traditional shamanism

Born on this day: Brent Spinner, Mother Teresa, Jackson Pollock, Steven Bauer

"Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. Anyone may gather it and no limit is set." - Mother Teresa (6-Manik)

“Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. Anyone may gather it and no limit is set.” – Mother Teresa (6-Manik)

7-Lamat

Purpose = Plenty

Born on this day: John Forbes Nash, Carl Sagan, Benjamin Netanyahu, Grace Jones

"What are the stars? Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars." - Carl Sagan (7-Lamat), Cosmos (1980)

“What are the stars? Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.” – Carl Sagan (7-Lamat), Cosmos (1980)

8-Muluc

Waters above, waters below

Born on this day: Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Joan Rivers, Salomon Mayer von Rothschild, Che Guevara, Thelonious Monk, Clive Owen, Eugene Levy, Frank Ribéry, Carles Puyol, Wilt Chamberlain

"The life of a single human being is worth a million times more than all the property of the richest man on earth." - Che Guevara (8-Muluc), On Revolutionary Medicine (1960)

“The life of a single human being is worth a million times more than all the property of the richest man on earth.” – Che Guevara (8-Muluc), On Revolutionary Medicine (1960)

9-Oc

Intensely canine

Born on this day: Mark Twain, Charles Bukowski, Stephen Biko, Adolf Hitler, Catherine Ashton, Eugene V. Debs, Paris Hilton, Laurence Wachowski, Stephen Spielberg, Steve Carell, Ernest Borgnine

"My ambition is handicapped by my laziness." - Charles Bukowski (9-Oc), Factotum (1975)

“My ambition is handicapped by my laziness.” – Charles Bukowski (9-Oc), Factotum (1975)

10-Chuen

Voila!

Born on this day: Nikita Khrushchev, James Monroe (5th US president), Bruce McGill, Buddy Miles, Alister Crowley, Neil Armstrong

"Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river." - Nikita Khrushchev (10-Chuen)

“Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.” – Nikita Khrushchev (10-Chuen)

11-Eb

Slight detour

Born on this day: Stephen Fry, Nat King Cole, Carl Bernstein, Milton Berle, J. Edgar Hoover, Dale Bumpers, Gene Wilder

"The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists." - J. Edgar Hoover (11-Eb)

“The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.” – J. Edgar Hoover (11-Eb)

12-Ben

Understanding destiny

Born on this day: Geri Halliwell, Dave Grohl, Brad Renfro, Dan Arieli

"I had a little love, now I'm back for more." - Geri Halliwell (12-Ben), When 2 become 1

“I had a little love, now I’m back for more.” – Geri Halliwell (12-Ben), When 2 become 1

13-Ix

Divine majik

Born on this day: George Bernard Shaw, Emily Dickenson

The eternal jaguar stalks outside my peripheral vision

“The eternal jaguar stalks outside my peripheral vision” – Eagle Solomon (8-Lamat), son of 13-Ix

TBD

1-Ik trecena daily digest

Good day to die

Yesterday soldiers died in an explosion. Civilians died too. Their body vehicle expired and their spirit was set free to cast shadows on the memory of those who loved them, those left behind to mourn a great loss.

Spirit dwells within bodies and without them. When I am conscious of spirit it is near me, guiding my thoughts and actions, interfacing with this world through me. When I am not conscious of it, spirit still guides me, near though not within my attention.

In one of his allusions to esoteric knowledge, Shakespeare once called sleep “the small death”. So what comes after death?

06:20 (birth) blank awareness, oblivion

06:22 (baby) get out of bed, get into shower

07:00 (child) eat breakfast, think about today

09:30 (young adult) work/study/DO

12:30 (adult) have lunch, reflect and plan

22:30 (near death) drowsy reading in bed


So every day is a mini-cycle of life and death, and my tenure on planet earth is a longer cycle, with a similar arc of composing and decomposing. In other words, remembering someone from yesterday on the daily cycle is like remembering someone from a previous life on the longer cycle.

But wait a minute. What about those young soldiers and innocent civilians who got blown up yesterday in Gaza? They didn’t get a chance to grow old and depart surrounded by their loved ones. They left a gaping vacuum behind them, a trail of tears and despair.

The effects of the tragedy reverberate long after a young life is cut short. The absence becomes stronger than the presence. But it is only through comparison that a life can be defined as being lived in full or cut too short. It is defined as a tragedy by the ones left behind who have to deal with the aching absence of their loved one, those that imagine what could have been if…

Somehow, life goes on, and the wind keeps blowing.

1-IK: Mercury, The Pyramid of Giza, School Diplomas – No Swamp in sight

Note: this post is one of the few I haven’t written about in full yet. 1-Muluc is another, and 1-Ix is yet another. Ik is definitely one of the sun-signs I’ve never managed to pin down like I did for most sun-signs. I’m therefore publishing a partial post, hoping to fill up the gaps soon. In the meantime, I’ve listed the celebrities, quotes, and sequence of day glyphs for the 1-Ik trecena.

1-Ik [26 July 2014]

One voice

Born on this day: Pink, Sade, Robert Johnson, Mick Jones (The Clash), Otto von Bismarck, Scott Bakula, Lesley Stahl

One Voice

“A conquering army on the border will not be stopped by eloquence.” – Otto von Bismarck (1-Ik)

I like good quotes, which is why I keep copying them into my posts. A good quote puts into words good ideas and points to wise and deep courses of thought. The day of good communications is known as Ik, the sign of the wind and spirit (among other meanings).

In the glyph, the horizontal line represents the wind, and the perpendicular line is a tree. Trees and winds are intimately related in the Mayan culture, and might even be considered to be one organism. The wind carries seeds across great distances, and they fall to become new trees at new locations.

In the same way, good ideas are like seeds that fertilize new lands when they are communicated (like a quote).

A good idea moves mountains and meets deadlines with great gusto. It’s a glimpse of what a better reality could look like, which sets wheels in motion.

Good communications is key in any community, be it a community of brain cells (as in good thinking) or a beehive (good honey) or a Kibbutz (good parties).

2-Akbal [27 July 2014]

Dual intuition

Born on this day: Chris Lowe, Joe Strummer, Agatha Christie, Joseph Campbell, Alan Bates, Víctor Martínez

Dual Intuition

“The difficulty of beginning will be nothing to the difficulty of knowing how to stop.” – taken from Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie (2-Akbal)

3-Kan [28 July 2014]

Natural rhythm

Born on this day: Marilyn Manson, Queen Elizabeth II, Steven M. Greer, Joseph Goebbels, Arthur Conan Doyle, Paul Melnyk (Saints of British Rock), Brian Eno

Natural Rhythm

“Is adult entertainment killing our children? Or is killing our children entertaining adults?” – Marilyn Manson (3-Kan)

3-Kan represents fertile seeds that the wind (1-Ik) carries to distant locations. The seeds travel in all directions. There are so many of them, so it doesn’t really matter where they end up, or whether they strike root or not. When distribution is carried out by the wind in all directions, some seeds are bound to become successfully in becoming new plants.

Other seeds may lay dormant for years until their opportunity comes along. Time means little to good, fertile potential.

4-Chicchan [29 July 2014]

Foundation of life

Born on this day: Huey Lewis, Ken Wilber, Adam Smith, Sean Austin, Tom Sizemore, Angelina Jolie, Wil Wheaton, Andrew Carnegie

"The power of love is a curious thing" - Huey Lewis (4-Chicchan)

“The power of love is a curious thing” – Huey Lewis (4-Chicchan)

5-Cimi [30 July 2014]

Chnage power

Born on this day: Joe Torre, Charlie Chaplin, Erica Badu, Simon Cowell, Monica Bellucci

"I don't want to create a revolution — I just want to create a few more films." - Charlie Chaplin (5-Cimi)

“I don’t want to create a revolution — I just want to create a few more films.” – Charlie Chaplin (5-Cimi)

6-Manik [31 July 2014]

Traditional shamanism

Born on this day: Brent Spinner, Mother Teresa, Jackson Pollock, Steven Bauer

"Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. Anyone may gather it and no limit is set." - Mother Teresa (6-Manik)

“Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. Anyone may gather it and no limit is set.” – Mother Teresa (6-Manik)

7-Lamat [1 August 2014]

Purpose = Plenty

Born on this day: John Forbes Nash, Carl Sagan, Benjamin Netanyahu, Grace Jones

"What are the stars? Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars." - Carl Sagan (7-Lamat), Cosmos (1980)

“What are the stars? Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.” – Carl Sagan (7-Lamat), Cosmos (1980)

8-Muluc [2 August 2014]

Waters above, waters below

Born on this day: Oprah Winfrey, Joan Rivers, Salomon Mayer von Rothschild, Che Guevara, Thelonious Monk, Clive Owen, Eugene Levy, Frank Ribéry, Carles Puyol, Wilt Chamberlain

"The life of a single human being is worth a million times more than all the property of the richest man on earth." - Che Guevara (8-Muluc), On Revolutionary Medicine (1960)

“The life of a single human being is worth a million times more than all the property of the richest man on earth.” – Che Guevara (8-Muluc), On Revolutionary Medicine (1960)

9-Oc [3 August 2014]

Intensely canine

Born on this day: Mark Twain, Charles Bukowski, Stephen Biko, Adolf Hitler, Catherine Ashton, Eugene V. Debs, Paris Hilton, Laurence Wachowski, Stephen Spielberg, Steve Carell, Ernest Borgnine

"My ambition is handicapped by my laziness." - Charles Bukowski (9-Oc), Factotum (1975)

“My ambition is handicapped by my laziness.” – Charles Bukowski (9-Oc), Factotum (1975)

10-Chuen [4 August 2014]

Voila!

Born on this day: Nikita Khrushchev, James Monroe (5th US president), Bruce McGill, Buddy Miles, Alister Crowley, Neil Armstrong

"Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river." - Nikita Khrushchev (10-Chuen)

“Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.” – Nikita Khrushchev (10-Chuen)

11-Eb [5 August 2014]

Slight detour

Born on this day: Stephen Fry, Nat King Cole, Carl Bernstein, Milton Berle, J. Edgar Hoover, Dale Bumpers, Gene Wilder

"The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists." - J. Edgar Hoover (11-Eb)

“The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.” – J. Edgar Hoover (11-Eb)

12-Ben [6 August 2014]

Understanding destiny

Born on this day: Geri Halliwell, Dave Grohl, Brad Renfro, Dan Arieli

"I had a little love, now I'm back for more." - Geri Halliwell (12-Ben), When 2 become 1

“I had a little love, now I’m back for more.” – Geri Halliwell (12-Ben), When 2 become 1

13-Ix [7 August 2014]

Divine majik

Born on this day: Unknown hero

The eternal jaguar stalks outside my peripheral vision

“The eternal jaguar stalks outside my peripheral vision” – Eagle Solomon (8-Lamat), son of 13-Ix

TBD

1-Cib Trecena Analysis Part 1 of 2

Sanctified Unity - The Time of the Elders

Link to previous trecena: 1-Akbal

Announcements

This post was updated through 4-Cauac, so check out the music video I deliberately placed under 2-Caban, the preceding portal day.

Prelude

Yesterday (13-Men) was the last day of the Tzolkin spring, and today (1-Cib) is the first day of summer. It is the first day of the last 65 days in the current round.

The first burner-day set of sun-signs: Imix, Cimi, Chuen, and Cib make up the fixed four signs of the uinal. This concept is similar in western astrology, where we have Torus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius as fixed signs.  These four sun-signs are considered to be fixed also because they retain their place in both the order of uinal (1st, 6th, 11th, and 16th days of the uinal) and also the order of trecenas (1st, 6th, 11th, and 16th trecnenas of the tzolkin).

We therefore begin the Tzolkin summer today by pondering the Holy Place that is mother Earth, as well as our own body – our best vehicle through the material plain. Cib is also called “Vulture”, an eater of carcases and a purifier of Karma.

The missing southern sun-sign is Eb, which manifested 10-Eb on the previous trecena. Ben is another glaring sun-sign that we need to do without.

1-Cib [25 August 2011] Unified Sanctity

Born on this day: James Joyce, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jimmy Page, Damon Albarn, Emma Bunton

Unified Sanctity

"You forget that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence: and the kingdom of heaven is like a woman." - taken from the play "Exiles", Act II by James Joyce (1-Cib)

1-Cib is the day we begin the festival of the Divine Spirit. What’s eminent in the spirit of this festival is the inward Wisdom which constantly informs us, through the Mists of Avalon, that the spirit that dwells in the Pineal gland, dwells also deep within the Apple Smartphone which pollutes it.

Whatever you’d like to know about 1-Cib you can find encapsulated within the Mystic Lyrics and Mandolins of Majix by Jimmy Page (1-Cib), of the Led Zeppelin traveling Circus of Wonders. I highly recommend you download some olden-golden tunes into your Apple-Palm-Sized-Culture-Centers and kick back with your favorite poison. However, I would advise you to steer clear of the infamous Stairway to Heaven, mainly since Ben is not in this week’s menu.

Jack and the Beanstalk/Bud Fox=Gordon Gekko/Hawthorne’s Rappaccini’s Daughter/countless other memes out there – are definitely irrelevant when China’s shores are hit by radioactive algae, and people are swimming in it.

Since now is the time to honor the sanctity of the Human Spirit, I’d like to thank you guys for much inspiration: Sharon, Mike Shore, Brett, Julius from Creatrix13, Michael Hartigan, 11-Edznab from Turkey (Atatürk is mentioned below, as a tribute to your Great Nation! I Love Kemer!), Paul Bud and the rest of the Saints of British Rock, Karen Majorowski, Becoming Corn, Spirit Wings, Jeremy McGie, Kylan Beard, and all other distinguished members of the staff and students of the Jedi Academy!

Lastly I’d like to give a special shout-out to Captian Mission, our Head of the celestial Aborigine Academy down under in OZ. He was born 6-Chuen on the 1-Cimi trecena (another fixed-sign of the uinal), and he was the reader who left me my first comment, back in September 2010.

2-Caban [26 August 2011] Another Earthquake?

Born on this day: Thomas Jefferson (3rd US President), Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Anne Robinson (The Weakest Link UK), Amy Adams, Donna Dixon

Another Earthquake

"Peace at HOME, peace in the WORLD." - Ata Turk (2-Caban) A quote of his, which became the motto of the Republic of Turkey.

Portal Day
Reflecting on 2-Caban and it’s Universal message, I’d like to share some live music with you.

The band I play in played Live last night (in the mixing of energies between 3-Edznab and 4-Cauac, just as we began our ascent from the 5th Night’s mid-line/Midnight of the Universal Underworld).

Here is a link to the page with the video.

TBD – [Your insights here]

3-Edznab [27 August 2011] Scattered Reflections

Born on this day: John Mahoney, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Enrique Iglesias, Jack DeJohnette, Napoleon Bonaparte, Keanu Reeves, Terence McKenna, Dana Carvey

Scattered Reflections

"You don't have to be the victim of your culture; it's not like your eye color, or your height, or your gender. It's fragile. It can be remade, if you wish it to be." - Terence McKenna (3-Edznab)

Terence McKenna was the philosopher who said that we are constantly moving towards a timeless zone in which everyone will create culture rather than consume it. This is basically what blogging and the Internet at large are about.

In the following brilliant lecture, McKenna is proposing that culture is an operating system for our consciousness. It can be uninstalled and replaced at any time. The Windows-based OS is supposedly unable to contain memory leaks, does not recycle resources, multitasks while never getting anything done, and tends to over-emphasize visual and graphic aspects, while overlooking the features essential to any stable OS.

“And then the question is, well, how does one download a new operating system? Well, first of all you need to clear some SPACE on your disk…” – McKenna, ibid

If you can’t get a hold of some of the methods Terrence is mentioning, one (legal) way to do it is to follow the Mayan Calendar. However, it takes a while longer to Drop.

Speaking of Dana Carvey (3-Edznab), here he is doing Hendrix (9-Lamat, Ahau trecena (TRC hereafter)) with Mike Myers (5-Eb, Lamat TRC) and Tia Carrere (10-Oc – classic! Imix TRC):

Just to prove that we’re deep into the no-coincidence zone, Carvey’s Dream Girl-Foxy Lady in the clip above is none other than Donna Dixon, who was born 2-Caban (yesterday). A fine match, destined to consume itself on impact.

Please Note: Stage 3 is the first stage in which the axis/theme DAYS are objected to and criticized. Here we have the Mirror of Reality, revealing deep truths right in the Face of the sanctity and assumed imperfection of the Soul (Cib). The scattered reflections of our respective cultures and various vocations constitutes the Bootstrap rhythm of the Spiritual Traveler.

4-Cauac [28 August 2011] Stormy Foundations

Born on this day: Prince William (Duke of Cambridge), Jack Black, Brad Pitt, Jason Priestley, Nathaniel Hawthorne, George Steinbrenner

Stormy Foundations

"The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits." - Nathaniel Hawthorne (4-Cauac)

Also from Hawthorne: “It contributes greatly towards a man’s moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.”

It’s interesting that, in baseball, things are heating up this season between the Mayan birthdays of George Steinbrenner (4-Cauac) and Lou Gehrig (7-Ik). Here’s what I got from Wikipedia about Steinbrenner:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:George_Steinbrenner_and_B  ob_Sheppard.jpg

Two Major Yankee figures gone within a Heartbeat (+Houk)

On July 13, 2010 [9-Lamat, Ahau TRC], the morning of the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, George Steinbrenner died of a heart attack at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida. His death came NINE days after his 80th birthday. TWO DAYS after the passing of long time Yankee Stadium public address announcer Bob Sheppard [9-Ik, Imix TRK, aka the Feathered Serpent], and eight days before that of former Yankee manager Ralph Houk [13-Caban, Chicchan TRC].”

Steinbrenner, Gehrig, Sheppard and Houk - Yankee Tradition

Steinbrenner, Gehrig, Sheppard and Houk - Yankee Tradition

Here’s how the math works out in the interdisciplinary domain between Baseball and the Mayan Calendar.

George M. Steinbrenner III’s death came NINE days after his 80th birthday, so we’ll count that as 9 days into his 81st year. Also, the day he died was to be held the 81st All-Star game:

80+1=9×9=81

81×2=162 games in regular season (81 Home + 81 Away).

In numerology:

162=~1+6+2=NINE

5-Ahau [29 August 2011] One Empowering So(u)n

Born on this day: Max Weber, William Shatner, Bruce Springsteen, S. N. Goenka, Jennifer Beals

One Empowering So(u)n

"When someone says to me 'live long and prosper', I seriously mean it when I say, 'get a life'." - William Shatner (5-Ahau)

Since Cib is one of the “Fixed Signs” of the Tzolkin, it is important to hear its message, especially during the axis/theme days. Being in a southern trecena, these are stages 1, 5, 9, and 13 where southern sun-signs appear (this is the Yang/LIGHT/Day aspect). On top of these we can add the 3 contrasting stages 3, 7, and 11 (Yin/DARK/Night aspect); we’ll discuss these 3 in Time.

It is also important to emphasize 5-Ahau since it sets the Hour of Sunrise on the 6th Day of the Tzolkin. It is the final day of the uinal of Manifestation, the last watches of the Night. Tomorrow is Nine Eleventh all over again, as we get bogged down in the swamp of 6-Imix (9-11-2011).

My current assumption is that it correlates with the Zodiac sign of Scorpio, since it resonates closely with silence and receptiveness. To further MY assumption, here is a clip from “Introduction to Vipassana” by S. N. Goenka (5-Ahau).

6-Imix [30 August 2011] Flowing Marsh

Born on this day: Louis Farrakhan, September Eleventh, Larry Mullen, Jr. (U2)

Flowing Marsh

"Our lips are full of praise, but our hearts are far removed from the prophets we all claim. That's why the world is in the shape that it's in." - Louis Farrakhan (6-Imix)

6-Imix marks the beginning of the 11th uinal/6th DAY/Heaven 11, which in the Tzolkin lasts for exactly 20 solar days. This is the period in which the newly manifested consciousness finds its place among everything else that’s already been manifested.

In other words, the uinal beginning today is like the day after you have finished draft 1 of your novel, or the morning after after the spaceship prototype you’ve been working on the past few years has completed its maiden voyage successfully. It is the time when you realize your work is not quite done yet. The novel needs proofreading and plot-integrity, while your spaceship, although it took off and landed brilliantly – doesn’t even have a bathroom installed yet.

So, even though it took you many years to reach yesterday’s success, today it feels like there’s still so much to do. After seeing the fruit of centuries of R&D finally manifested in reality, your conscious focus takes an about turn as you suddenly see beautiful imperfections you weren’t able to even think of during all that time leading up to Heaven 10.

TBD [Your insights here]

7-Ik [31 August 2011] Purposeful Parley

Born on this day: Lou Gehrig, Richard Møller Nielsen, Yossi Benayoun, Snoop Dogg, John C. Reilly

Purposeful Parley

"The revolution will be televised." - Snoop Dogg (7-Ik)

The above quote was taken from the track/album “Welcome to the world of the Plastic Beach”/Plastic Beach by Gorillaz (2010). Before you completely blow your Crown chakra, I strongly advise you to have a seat while I add some more prophetic words (or, some might say “Words of Profit”):

The revolution will be televised
And the pollution from the ocean
Now with devotion, push peace and keep it in motion

Kids, gather around
Yeah, I need your focus
I know it seems like the world is so hopeless

It's like Wonderland

Now, let us survey these supposed “Words of Prophecy”.

  • The revolution will be televised
    So far, so good
  • And the pollution from the ocean
    [Video below]
  • Now with devotion, push peace and keep it in motion
    From the unique standpoint of Stage 7, Devotion (Muluc) can resonate with the previous 7th stage (7-Muluc) or the next trecena (1-Muluc). Everything else is only in your mind.
I won’t even bother with the rest of Snoop’s WORDS, for knoweth I they be TRUTH and WORDs of the Divine Black Man of the Wind and Parley.

On this week’s edition of the Muppet Show, here’s Sludge and Slush Live from Communist China:

OK. So we started with Damon Albarn (1-Cib) beginning his career with Blur (alongside Alex James, 10-Cauac, opposite trecena of the Dog OC) and ultimately moving on in 1998 to form the band “Gorillaz” alongside Jamie Hewlett (12-Manik, coming up on his trecena). On their 3rd album together, these Native Brits hook up with Snoop Dogg for a rap song.

Snoop came to this dimension on the Tzol-kin 7-Ik.

P.S.1: I wanted to write more: about Lou Gehrig, one of my childhood heros/legends. Gehrig lived for 38 years minus 17 days. I’m preparing myself to beat at least one of his records; and also about Yossi Benayoun, a contemporary legend of many.

P.S.2: … and about John C. Reilly, one of my favorite actors. Here is his hallmark scene, at least for me. This is the final scene of the feature “Magnolia”, which undoubtedly changed my consciousness way back when the Galactic Underworld settled in as a Seed.

In this scene Police Officer Jim Kurring is driving back to Claudia (Melora Walters, 6-Ahau), whom he had his first date with the previous evening.

These are his words to her (almost inaudible):

“I can’t let this go. I can’t let you go.

Now, you… you listen to me now. You’re a good person. You’re a good and beautiful person and I won’t let you walk out on me. And I won’t let you say those things – those things about how stupid you are and this and that. I won’t stand for that.

You want to be with me… then you be with me. You see?”

Claudia responds by smiling for the first time in the movie. {Curtains/Credits}

The basic message of 7-Ik, the Purposeful Parley – within the context of the Divine trecena (1-Cib), as the Mayan Summer Solstice is already a week ago – is therefore: Disseminate that which is Essential

[Credits/Fair Use: “Magnolia” 1999 by Paul Thomas Anderson (7-Imix). Music by the tantalizing Aimee Mann (4-Akbal) who sings “Save Me”.]

P.S.3: In the movie soundtrack, the lyrics of the song are much more in the foreground than what Jim is telling Claudia. This is because we experience it through Claudia’s consciousness (Yin/Feminine/Receptive/Night). The lyrics of the song reflect her responsiveness and silence. In the sanctity of the Union of the Woman and the Man.

Before another taste from Aimee’s lyrics, I’ll just point out that the Yin/Yang paradigm is always reversible. Go ask the Queens and the Queers.

But can you save me?
Come on and save me
If you could save me
From the ranks of the freaks
Who suspect they could never love anyone
Link to Part 2 – TBD