From the top
Last week I was fortunate enough to fulfill one of my oldest wishes. I went to Hot Springs Arkansas to meet and spend time with Mike Shore of Mayan Majix. During my stay there, I had many rare conversations with Mike; the kind of talks you can only have with truly switched-on people.
Besides talking about the calendar, and how it facilitates a conscious waking up from the mainstream dream, I wanted to know much more about the late Ian Lungold from someone who worked with him for many years. I had a chance to peruse over Ian’s old photos, paper articles, and notebooks.
It was the final steps in a giant personal cycle, coming full circle. I’m still processing it all behind my mind, as my body tries to get back into sync with the local time zone.
Getting what I wished for is a purifying process, and now I’m slowly coming to terms with a new emptiness. It’s not a negative nor a positive emptiness. It’s just like a fertile field that just got harvested.
Here’s a lesson I recorded on board Mike’s lake boat, which is a short 101 Tzolkin for dummies. At the last 3 minutes of it there’s a song.
This is the Sea
These things you keep You better throw them away You want to turn your back on your soulless days Once you were tethered now you are free That was the River – this is the Sea - Mike Scott (7-Muluc) and The Waterboys
There’s only so far I can go forward before I begin going back.
When water reaches the sea and becomes ONE it gets as far as it can go. Anything that transpires afterwards is already considered going back. Water will return to the mountains and begin a new journey through the veins of the land and my veins, too.
This is the overall ‘gestalt’ vibe I’m picking up around me and also deep inside. I keep hearing the words ‘critical mass’ and ‘event’ from people and texts here, there, and everywhere. It is the transition from the river consciousness to the Sea allness.
Oh, and please don’t dwell on the word ‘event’. For your own good.
To truly convey this message I sense that my best course of action right now is to stop writing. My experiences away from the keyboard (in the ‘real world’) have all of the sudden turned so engaging and vivid. When I meet friends, when I’m at home having diner – it’s just being there.
Regardless, I love writing, and will keep at it as long as someone out there is reading and syncing with me. Even if words and dissections of thought and language seem to be counter-productive, they remain my link to my past and to the people who wrote before me and with me.
We all tap into the global mind to write, read, and speak; each tracing a path up his/her specific branch of language. This human principal is known as Mercury, or Kukulkan, or Moses, Nabu, Hermes – among many other names.
But now, apart from the Mercury aspect of it, I realize that I tap into the much deeper global heartbeat (Caban) every time I emote somehow, internally or externally. When I watch a moving movie, when I pick a child up in my hands. When I can’t sleep and step outside at 3 AM to watch all those Stars.
No thinking, no wild day-dream imagining – just conversing on the spot with the situation, with that other me out there.
Is it time to put down all speculation, for the sole purpose of dissolving all our respective sequences of causality?
Is it time to begin emoting, acting, and talking under the firm conviction that those are the only factors that create subjective reality?
Is this a complete overhaul of the concept of responsibility?
Born on this day: Robert McNamara, Amy Smart, Jennifer Aniston, Billy Wilder, Billy Bob Thornton, Alan Watts, Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot), Nick Cave
So, here we go again.
Born on this day: Ezra Pound, Slash (Guns n’ Roses), Kylie Minogue, Cynthia Nixon, Anthony Burgess
Continuing the discussion about Hermes/Mercury, Ik is the initial appearance of mind and spirit in the standard uinal (20-day period). It blows both ways. Wind begins with the number 2, since the first number that ever appeared in awareness WAS 2. It wasn’t One. It sounds absurd, but the number 1 came right after 2.
This is because in order to even have a concept of number you have to evolve from a unitary consciousness, where all is ONE, to a duality where discernment is possible. So when you realize there can be two of something you also realize that before there was only one.
Born on this day: Dennis Hopper, Jason Statham, Louis C.K., John Williams (composer)
Akbal is the dark house of the underworld, where we spend the night until dawn arrives. It is the sign of inspiration and intuition – of storytelling. When you meet someone born under this sign s/he’ll always have a story to tell you; something that makes perfect sense, and at the same time – based on profound spiritual truth.
The 3rd stage stands for exuberant action and communication on all levels and in all directions. Thus, 3-Akbal is like an engine of gut-reactions and rudimentary logic that drives the most physical trecena on offer (1-Imix).
Born on this day: Shlomo Artzi, Seth Green, Adele (singer), Michael Madsen, Sonny Rollins, Hyman Rickover, Nigel Hawthorne
The darkness and uncertainty of yesterday (Akbal) took some luck and good ideas to negotiate successfully. Now it’s time to set the boundaries for the next time Transformation is called for.
Kan (seed, lizard) is considered the most basic form of abundance. The seed is small, and can be stored in bulk in normal conditions without spoiling for a very long time. When it is needed, it is placed in convenient surroundings and conditions to begin growing. This means that 1 full silo of grain turns into bread for many thousands next year. This is nature’s abundance in its most humble form.
As another southern sun-sign (Eb) teaches, the most humble have the best chances to achieve abundance. I don’t mean humble like a mendicant necessarily. I mean humble like someone who has the gift of listening.
4-Kan draws four lines in the sand and says – these are the minimal criteria for the physical world (Imix).
Born on this day: Srinivasa Ramanujan, Andy Griffith, Marilyn Monroe, Demetri Martin (comedian), Sylvia Plath, Barbara Marx Hubbard
6-Cimi: Going, going GONE!
Born on this day: William Jennings Bryan, Joaquin Phoenix, Ivri Lider
Born on this day: Wade Boggs, B.B. King, Ricky Martin, Sean Combs (Puff Daddy), Jacques Brel, Allen Ginsberg, Benazir Bhutto, Matthew McConaughey, Johnny Depp, Alex Jones, Steve Kroft
This speech was given 8 months before she was assassinated under mysterious circumstances.
Born on this day: Babe Ruth, Jessica Simpson, Samantha Fox, Saffron (singer), Dido, Cyndi Lauper, Donovan, Emir Kusturica, Kathy Bates, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Me
Born on this day: Salvador Dalí, Terry Jones (Monty Python), Levi Eshkol (3rd Israeli PM), John Demartini (The Secret), Robbie Williams, Max von Sydow
The above quote was taken from an interview with Jones that was published on the Daily Telegraph December 1st 2001. This was just short of 3 months following the September Eleventh tragedy. According to the Tzolkin, the publishing date is 9-Ik, which is exactly 13 days after Jones had his Tzolkin birthday.
More Timely insights from Jones:
“Ludicrous concepts…like the whole idea of a “war on terrorism”. You can wage war against another country, or on a national group within your own country, but you can’t wage war on an abstract noun. How do you know when you’ve won? When you’ve got it removed from the Oxford English Dictionary?”
“It took 200 years for the Crusaders to create [this] Muslim fanaticism. It was the exact imitation of Christian intolerance.”
Born on this day: J. K. Rowling, Tia Carrere, Vladimir Putin
More from Rowling:
“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”
Born on this day: Shannen Doherty, David Duchovny, Shimon Peres (8th Israeli PM, immediately past President), Stanley Kubrick, Karl von Clausewitz, Lars von Trier, Tracy Thorn
Born on this day: LeVar Burton (Star Trek TNG), Maurice Ravel, Django Reinhardt, Doug Fister (SP Detroit Tigers), Yitzhak Rabin (5th Israeli PM), Jeff Bridges (a.k.a. The Dude), Chaim Topol (a.k.a. Fiddler on the Roof), David Zucker
“We are destined to live together, on the same soil in the same land.” – Yitzhak Rabin
Born on this day: Joel David Coen, Diana Krall, Menachem Begin (6th Israeli PM), Michael Crichton, R.J. Mitte (Breaking Bad)