Tag Archives: The Ballot or the Bullet

1-Kan trecena daily digest

Preface: The last uinal

3 days ago (11-Imix) the Tzolkin began its 20-day countdown to 4-Ahau (21 December 2012). Many wise men and women have thought and wrote about this date. Their conclusions are as varied as the authors are. The guidance offered so far has been like those big signs over the supermarket aisles. Here’s the dairy, there’s the dry goods. Take what you need, then check out.

Here’s my case study. These past days I’ve been following a video series put together by a guy called Chris Duane, called “The Greatest Truth Never Told.”

Note: the link above leads to the first of 50-odd videos in a playlist, each about 5 minutes long (some shorter, some longer). It’s a condensed mind-job, so be prepared and digest slowly…

Following a long and in-depth study of reality over the last ten years or so, Duane figured that the way the world is going to check out is by killing the US dollar. He claims that this will be the single most important event in human history.

The US dollar has more influence over more people than any other currency in history. When the dollar falls the paradigm shift will be complete, and every soul on earth will need to come to terms with a new reality. A reality with no reality TV or Facebook, a financial system devoid of greed and compound interest, a business sector that knows no corruption, a government that… wait, will there even be one?

Duane uses the Peter Josef Zeitgeist format to deliver a summary of his extensive research, and mentions false flag covert ops, the international banking cartel, and the rise of BRIC and other international players that offer an alternative to the British-American hegemony. Ultimately, when China, India, and other countries stop trading oil using the Petro$ all hell is going to break loose in North America, and then permeate quickly down to the rest of the world.

Well, that’s one way to check out, for sure. It’s much more of a punishment than, say, a global tsunami, or planet X colliding with Earth, or the dreaded pole shifts and galactic alignments. It’s another well-presented subjective viewpoint. It speaks of crime and punishment; a balancing of karma, while displaying little spiritual maturity.

Drawing a line

Soon after Saddam Hussein (11-Muluc) started selling Iraqi oil in exchange for only Euros he was hung. When Muammar Gaddafi (5-Men) started selling Libyan oil in exchange for Gold Dinars exclusively, he was signing his own lynch contract. Lately, Hugo Chavez (6-MULUC, coming up) got off the Petro$ and had to put down an attempted coup, orchestrated by American interest groups.

Iran and Russia are already off the Petro$, which is very evident in everyday journalism these days. Since the West cannot invade and conquer them just yet, these are the countries and the leaders to shun and vilify according to Fox and the BBC. At the same time, RT and Al Jazeera are already morphing into what conspiracy theory followers would like their mainstream media to look like.

So what’s going to happen when China sells everything it produces in Yuen only? And when India does the same in Rupees? I can see how Duane’s argument makes sense.

thoughts on personal conclusions

I’m not elaborating on this case study for no good reason, so please bear with me, even if you haven’t checked out that link yet. “The Greatest Truth Never Told.” is a cultural conspiracy soup which serves as a perfect example of duality in loud, vindictive action.

Here’s a profile of your everyday alternative truth champion of pure duality:

He puts across most of the ideas he borrowed from other researchers clearly, but utterly fails to convey any real hope in his message. His format is very condensed and technical. Numerous bits of material borrowed from other alternative truth YouTube videos are used and then reused. He warns about repeated propaganda soundbites, only to use the same strategy he argues against, repeating his mantra “the death of the dollar”.

His guidelines for identifying psychopathic traits are brilliant. He does place plenty of good emphasis on personal responsibility, but it stems from personal guilt and wrongs that must be corrected. He exposes weaknesses at the root of any organized movement, but denounces cyber-individuality as being anti-social. He trashes Facebook like it’s the Antichrist, and fails to see any promise in today’s teenager Tweeter generation.

Social media is just a tool in the hands of the worthy, right? Here’s a taste of some post-modern preachin’:

He shuns any and all religion by principle and views the Earth as a finite resource (“the solid rock”) upon which the huge rushing wave of debt and death is destined to crash, as a new paradigm emerges.

Oh, yeah. One last thing. The fact that he counted Israel as the first place not to be in when things “go down” really pissed me off… Southern California was 4th on that list, so I might not be alone here. And he hates smokers, too, so it’s personal! 😉

The Monkey has left the building

Now that the 1-chuen trecena is over, all bets are off, as they say. Tomorrow’s circumstances are anybody’s guess, and are mostly a question of where my attention and intention are focused. While under the spell of the Seed (Kan), I’m focusing on abundance for all, naturally.

When confronted by a taunting adversary, Jeff Lebowski (Bridges, 13-Eb) once said:

“Yeah? Well, you know, that’s just like, your opinion, man.”

Much like the doomsday predictions of 2012, the conspiracy theory (or “Feary” as I call it) is an attempt to detail and illustrate the outside world from within the shell of an egg/cocoon. The feary is a suggested crack in the eggshell; it’s an omen foreseeing the shell’s inevitable destruction, and an indication that it’s just about to happen, any day now. On top of that, I have very little to do about it, except maybe prepare somehow.

Although many fearies hold important truths that must be exposed, a feary is basically a story that connects specific dots of history in an attempt to find the final dot of history. When that final dot is connected, a pattern will emerge – vindicating most, if not all of the feaory’s line of reasoning and conclusions.


1-Kan is not the best time to badmouth social networking, Facebook included. It’s a time to celebrate each and every way of connecting with another person, regardless of the tools I use. Naturally, not using any tool and meeting face to face remains the best choice. But even that has been enhanced by the video call.

The day of manifestation in this process is 10-BEN. This is the day on which a clear line is drawn between what’s real and what’s just an opinion; between feary and reality.

The union that abides between you and me (Kan) is not something that needs to be achieved or put together slowly over time. It has to be acknowledged as a constant and indestructible reality. No level of technology can finally alienate nor divide us.

The ironies of the universal artistic mind (1-chuen) led me out of the cave of the ego and back to real people and real challenges. These are the challenges that I face when I stop talking and begin doing. Manifestation’s promise of abundance begins to unfold today, 1-Kan, and continues for the next 12 days.

So Much!

1-Kan: Big Time Sensuality

Under the hood

1-Kan is considered to be the most balanced trecena of all, slightly more than 1-Chicchan. The correspondence between sun-sign and stage is relatively high, unlike the previous trecena when you had a basic sign (Ik) on a heavy day (12). It is no wonder, then, that many Maya mark the balancing point of 1-Kan (8-CHUEN) as the day on which a new cycle of the Tzolkin begins.

Counting from 1-Imix, the 1-Kan trecena marks the balancing midpoint of the Tzolkin, and therefore of the fabric of time itself. 8-CHUEN is located 1 day after 7-OC, the midpoint of the trecena . This “off-center” location resonates with the trecena itself, which runs down the 8th uinal. This is again off the center – the 20-day core period of the 7th uinal.

I call 8-CHUEN the Tzolkin’s eternal midpoint. For a discussion of the temporal and eternal midpoints of the Tzolkin, see the previous 1-Kan post.

8-CHUEN is one day which gravitates towards and balances off all future Tzolkin rounds to come. Generally speaking, to harmonize with stage 8 means to stay ahead of the curve. Literally.

On tonight’s show…

Since the artist (chuen) put down his bags yesterday (13-Akbal), and plans to stay for a while, I’ll take his lead. This digest is a mixture of politicians, rebels, warriors, gangsters, court jesters, pharaohs , and many musicians.

Kicking back and watching them on YouTube is the only way to check out.

1-Kan: Everything needed

Born on this day: Syd Barrett, Tim Lincecum, Ziggy Marley, Václav Havel (1st Czech Rep. president)

Everything Needed

“All middle men are bad.” – Syd Barrett (1-Kan) Melody Maker 1967

If I had just one wish for the future it would materialize in the shape of a seed. A seed is a wish I bury below the surface. A wish is a promise for something better.

Philosophically, Kan is the essence of potential, of unknown and innumerable benefits that are collected to be shared, and then shared to be multiplied. At the same time, Kan is also a powerful grounding force which reminds me that planting a seed is just a beginning. If I don’t tend to my garden regularly its death is probably the best result I’ll get. If I’m not so lucky, it’ll bear fruits of wrath – the wrath of broken promises.

In the preface I discussed the fall of the dollar as the one Event that’s going to sort all us sinners out once and for all. Thankfully, this particular prediction has no due-by date attached to it, but the focus right now is on the December end date. Others hold a strong conviction regarding alien visitation or a magnetic shift of the poles, and look to this date as the proverbial deadline (or is it the flat-line? I forget).

How can it be that the final calamity of judgement lurks just 4 days after 1-Kan – a period of abundance, community and balance – concludes?

How does all this period of potential and promise fit in with the 2012 endgame phenomenon of the looming twenty first of December?

It doesn’t.


1-Kan means networking to the max and in every respect. It means integration on the most basic levels of survival and global communion.

Kan (Seed) is the first, and most basic form of abundance in the uinal. Without seed there is no food. Lack of “seed” is represented by one of the horsemen of the apocalypse – Famine (keeping in mind that the meaning of the scary word ‘apocalypse’ is simply “unveiling”).

The specter of famine is ever present on a very basic level of our perception, regardless of how secure I might actually be in that respect. Even in this post/ultra-modern era, and in what’s called the developed world – where I can go to the mega-market store and get everything I need – there’s always some doubt regarding how nutritious the groceries are, and how many toxins are hidden there. This is also a method of experiencing famine/lack of ‘Kan’.

“How you feel can make it real” – Peter Gabriel (5-Akbal)

So, to kick it off I give you the prodigal son Ziggy Marley (1-Kan), singing “Tomorrow People”. Personally, I think father Bob (5-Oc) would have something to say to junior about those all-white teeth, something like “You’ve been on that toxic electronic joint again, man?”:

Where is our past? We are tomorrow people, living another today.

2-Chicchan: Cure to cancer

Born on this day: Yasser Arafat, Noam Chomsky, Enid Blyton, Dutch Schultz

Cure to cancer

“We’re supposed to worship Adam Smith but you’re not supposed to read him. That’s too dangerous. He’s a dangerous radical.” – Noam Chomsky (2-Chicchan) commenting on Smith (4-Chicchan)


“Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players, and electrical tin can openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol and dental insurance. Choose fixed-interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisure wear and matching luggage. Choose a three piece suit on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth…

“Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked-up brats you have spawned to replace yourself. Choose your future. Choose life…

“But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life: I chose something else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you’ve got heroin?”

– Ewan McGregor (12-Cauac) as Mark Renton in “Trainspotting” 1996

The challenge of this generation is abundance. Choice has been multiplied over and above my physical and mental needs. Yet I want more. I feel I need more. I don’t feel a 100% secure, and my TV tells me I’m probably right.

My daily existence resembles a medical procedure:

I begin my day, waking up, already worried about chores and tasks I didn’t catch up with yesterday. That’s the malady.

I think about how to tackle this day, usually while getting cleaned up and having breakfast. That’s the meeting I have with the doctor, discussing the remedy.

I get to work and administer my favorite substances right to my vein. Usually it begins with coffee. That’s anesthetics.

I do what I do at work. I dive into and then yank myself out of distractions. I’m nice to people. I swallow little pains. I sympathize. This is the procedure.

I log off and get my sore lower spine back home to my family. That’s rehabilitation.

I fall asleep, eventually. That’s the death between maladies.


Every MD in almost every hospital around the world wears 2-Chichan on his doctor’s robe. That symbol consists of two snakes coiled around the medicine staff of authority. It’s in the old testament, it’s the DNA in modern genetics. It is an ancient symbol of life, given and taken away.

If and when you find yourself in hospital staring at that symbol, remember that it signifies the doctor’s ability and skill to help you, as well as the well-established skills and knowledge of your own innate doctor (your Body) who’s been healing you since day one.

Hence – dual serpent.

The gangsta meets the Linguist

Here’s Noam Chomsky (2-Chicchan) interviewed by Ali G (13-Men). Note the dwelling on “Bi”:

3-CIMI: Change everything

Born on this day: Hugo Weaving (Matrix), Paul McCartney, Natalie Merchant, Faye Dunaway, Kurt Waldheim, Nick Swisher

Change everything

“Tell me Mr. Anderson… what good is a phone call… if you’re unable to speak?” – Hugo Weaving (3-CIMI) addressing Keanu Reeves (3-Edznab)

Well, here we go again! 10-consecutive Portal Days coming right at you.

1-Kan is a very social trecena. It has 9-EB in it, as well as 7-OC, 10-BEN and other socially-related sun-sign/tone combinations. One of the prominent of these is today, 3-CIMI.

Cimi is a rudimentary sun-sign associated with the ancestors. Cimi natives are known for their psychic connection with remote grandfathers and grandmothers. Reflecting back to the seed (1-Kan) and its ancient journey through my agricultural heritage, 3-CIMI is the day I nurture my garden and give due attention to the seeds and young plants.

With my hands and legs, I use the same body movements my forefathers and mothers used to tend their plot of land. I use the same tools, same methods, and consider the same administrative options. I cannot escape these deep connections. I have no reason to.

This used to be called husbandry. Our home planet yearns for it; agriculturally, environmentally and in every other way. All talents and life pursuits are welcome and desperately required. This is where the 3rd stage come into place.


Cimi signifies a form of surrender. In the context of the 8th uinal only just began, 3-Cimi is very much like the point in the Roller-Coaster ride when the cars have completed their painstaking climbing up uinals 1-7, and the first cars are already plunging down into oblivion, taking everyone else with them.

If I’m sitting on that ride, “sweet surrender is all that I have to give”, as Sarah McLachlan (11-Imix) sings. Once that is out of the way, and the fear of the unknown, climbing up the ride becomes a distant memory – that’s when the real fun begins.

The roots of Pop and Drag

Very early in my Tzolkin research, when looking up the Beatles’ birthdays, I had a small laugh when I did McCartney. 3-CIMI (death) turned out to be the birthday of the Beatle that was declared dead, reducing the band down to 3 members. He wasn’t the one who eventually turned dead in reality, and that was lucky in a way. Luck is one of the benefits of being dead once in a while, and it is part of the Cimi symbolism.

Here’s the magnificent Hugo Weaving (3-CIMI) in the Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. I dedicate this one to my friend Chris Duane, and to the smallest, subtlest truth, told time and time again. It really resonates with the didgeridoo:

“And so felt like dropping in and just expect me to be free, but now I’m saving all my loving to someone who’s loving me!”

4-MANIK: End famine

Born on this day: Prince Charles, Malcolm X, Bugsy Siegel, Sharon Corr (The Corrs Irish Band)

End famine

“I don’t see any American dream; I see an American nightmare.” – Malcolm X (4-MANIK), The Ballot or the Bullet (1964)

The discussion moves now to a previous topic (see 1-Chicchan), which is stage 4 as an ending of sorts. Manik is a sun-sign associated with endless pilgrimage  and continued perfection of skills. So how does Manik’s ongoing process sit next to the 4th stage of completion?

I began the journey 3 days ago, on 1-Kan, and today I complete my first full cycle around the four cardinal directions to arrive at 4-MANIK. This means that the planted seed or sapling, after it has been properly nurtured, is going to yield a result which will ultimately lead me to conclusions.

After inspecting the plant my conclusions are going to be about the seed’s quality and the quality of my gardening skills. These have evidently led the plant to its current condition.

This is the endless learning process of nurturing good fruit and good spirit.


4-MANIK’s message and energy is the most balanced form of medicine known in the Mayan culture. So, if you’re praying for someone’s health – this is the day for focusing your thoughts, prayers, and intentions.

Manik is the Deer, in other words – the Raam. It is the spirit of the forest, the one that doesn’t hesitate to claim his last stand, in a God-sent bush-fire, for example. The Raam shares symbolical grounds with the Father of Raam, a.k.a. Abraham (in Hebrew).

Raam is also known as the Zodiac sign Aries. It reflects an age in history, dated around 1800 BC till 325 AD. The Age of Aries was replaced by the Age of Pisces, which is the age most scholars agree to be still in effect today. The next (st)age in Light is Aquarius.

Are we there yet?

Extreme Islam, American style

Moving to the more serious part of the journey, here is Malcolm X (4-MANIK) in his speech “Who taught you to hate yourself?”, given on 10-manik (20 days ago):

I love it when he flatters the ladies… They seem to love it when the video ends. Maybe it’s not a coincidence that Islam picked the sickle of Venus to be on its flag?

5-LAMAT: Busy Bunny-Stud

Born on this day: Salma Hayek, Paul Dano, Bobcat Goldthwait, Brian Blessed

Busy Bunny-Stud

“Impetuous boy! Ah, well… who wants to live forever? DIVE!” – Brian Blessed (5-LAMAT) as Prince Vultan in Flash Gordon

5-LAMAT (star) is a day set aside to consider multiplication and its relation to abundance. Multiplication is the empowering force behind community and prosperity.

In the Bible, God commands Adam and Abraham to go forth and multiply like the stars in the heavens. Procreation multiplies souls on earth.

God further decrees that bread is to be won by the sweat of thy brow. Husbandry and agriculture multiply fruits, seeds, and livestock. Industry and commerce multiply just about everything else.

All these empower me, my family, and my neighbors. They are the keystones of prosperity.

Lamat is Yucatec for “Rabbit”. ‘Nuff said.


Today is already the 3rd consecutive Portal Day. What’s called for right now is a precise star (5-LAMAT).

When I’m out in the desert at night, looking for good shelter, all I need is 1 precise star. A single star from the multitude, which I’ll recognize immediately and navigate according to it to the nearest Oasis. It’s just a small star (5th stage star, not yet 6 or 7), but it pinpoints my location and maps the way to more abundance on this southern sunny trecena.

British humor

Back to comedy, here’s the talented Brian Blessed (5-LAMAT) in “Have I got news for you”, exhibiting a continuity lapse:

6-MULUC: Perpetual irrigation

Born on this day: Walter Cronkite, Sam Elliot (The Stranger from Big Lebowski), Burning Spear (Reggae artist), Shaggy, Hugo Chavez, Al Capone, Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.

Perpetual irrigation

“You should resign. It’s the least you can do: Resign, along with those other spies and delinquents working in the State Department.” – Hugo Chavez (6-MULUC) advising Hillary (9-IK) on the way out.

I used to work for two managers, in completely separate jobs, who were born on a Muluc day – one is 6-MULUC and the other 7-MULUC. From my experience, having a Muluc-type manager is almost the only way to go. They are the kind of executives that know that feedback, and especially positive feedback costs nothing, so they use it wisely. They also know  that every situation and hurdle can be negotiated by dedication and teamwork.

I got along with the 6-MULUC much better than the 7, even though I don’t usually get along with sixes. When I think about the chubby guy mentioned in the preface, Hugo Chavez (6-MULUC) as a boss I can understand the loyalty that most of his people have for him.

According to the Tzolkin, Chavez is the water that nourishes the Venezuelan tree of abundance. All his flock rely on the tree’s fruit to live and thrive. These waters must always be available, to compensate for lack of rain.

The good of the led is Muluc’s first priority. Appreciation for the opportunity to serve is close behind it.

So it’s little wonder old Hugo chose to get off the US titty when it got sour.


The river flows on (6-MULUC), in appreciation and thanksgiving (offering). To imagine what this is like you can think about standing on a riverbank. When a strong river flows by you, it seems to be completely still and motionless.

Like the spokes on a wheel rotating in a certain RPM and appearing to be still, resonant with our frequency of vision.

To my understanding, this is the conservative nature of 6-MULUC. It is an essential link between the gathering (Heavens 1 through 5) and the Reflection (7th Heaven), along with being the forerunner to the balanced phase of the process.

Apropos being conservative and taking care of the family, please note that so far in this trecena we’ve already had birthdays of 3 distinguished “family” members: Dutch Schultz, Bugsy Siegel, and Al Capone.

These were the ones that were caught. There are other, legitimate government gangsters who have their birthdays during this period. Can the live ones be found and brought to justice yet?

Can the dead ones be forgiven?

How it used to be

And now, an interesting bit of serious history. Walter Cronkite (6-MULUC)’s career inspired countless TV people of all nations. His professionalism, as displayed in the video above, is still being studied and mimicked. Here he is announcing the death of LBJ (5-Edznab) on January 22nd, 1973 (12-Ik, 7 days ago).

He’s broadcasting live while talking to the correspondent on the land line. Now there’s some old-school Twitting!

7-OC: Purpose = Love

Born on this day: Mariah Carey, Charles Lloyd (Jazz), Golda Meir, Anwar Sadat, Jennifer Connelly

Purpose = Love

“It is true we have won all our wars, but we have paid for them. We don’t want victories anymore.” – Golda Meir (7-OC), Life magazine 1969

Today is another riveting walk through the twists and turns of relationships with fellow travelers and gardeners. OC is about the territory each of us marks around his/her personality. With my family I have intimate boundaries, with my neighbors I have social and personal boundaries. All these relationships require husbandry (even if you’re the wife) and what Americans call “maintenance” within their respective boundaries.

When balance is achieved in relationships, prosperity is maintained. When the purpose (7) of the process is Love (OC) prosperity is guaranteed.

The unlikely bridge

One of my earliest memories, sitting in front of the TV with my parents and sister, is watching Anwar Sadat (7-OC) exiting his plane and going down the stairs to greet Menachem Begin (13-Ben). We then continued following the coverage of his speech in the Knesset, and later his signing of the peace treaty with Israel.

To many of us living in Israel it was like living in a dream. To some this meant giving up an amazing piece of desert, and trusting those who should not be trusted.

To Sadat it meant the Nobel peace prize, a distinguished place in human history, and multiple 7.62 rounds to his aorta, intestines and neck.

Here’s a documentary by Al Jazeera about him:

It was only after I watched this video that I learned about the trick Sadat played on Hafez al-Assad (7-Ben) back in 1973. He talked Assad into starting a coordinated surprise skirmish against Israel – the Yom Kippur war.

When the war began, Assad rushed to reclaim the Golan heights and kept his end of the bargain. Sadat, however, stopped his advance just a few miles into the Sinai peninsula, allowing the reeling IDF to regroup.

That’s all Israel needed to concentrate efforts on the fight with Assad, and then later to win the war, paying a relatively high price for being caught unawares.

That’s all Sadat needed to do for Egypt switch from Migs to F-16’s, and from communism to capitalism. He also got back the Sinai and all its oil, along with many other perks from the West. This, of course, infuriated all the other Arab nations, and back home it pissed off too many loud and violent members of his opposition.

And if you think history counts for little, take a look at what’s happening right now. Sadat’s trick is the difference between Egypt and Syria today. Egypt is one Arab nation that wasn’t invaded this last decade; that is not overtly and militarily. Syria is one.

Bashar al-Assad (13-Eb) is reaping his father’s orchid.

… And to think that for 40 years Israeli kids in school are taught that the IDF saved the day in 1973…

Here’s a link to part 2, where Zbigniew (8-CHUEN, tomorrow) himself is interviewed, around the 5 minute mark:

8-CHUEN: Happy new year!

Born on this day: Johnny Marr, John Keats, Jesse Owens, Zbigniew Brzezinski

Happy new year!

“Nation state as a fundamental unit of man’s organized life has ceased to be the principal creative force: International banks and multinational corporations are acting and planning in terms that are far in advance of the political concepts of the nation-state.” – Zbigniew Brzezinski (8-CHUEN), Between Two Ages: The Technetronic Era, 1971

A thing of beauty is a joy forever
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
- John Keats (8-Chuen), taken from Endymion (1818)

Under the hood

8-Chuen means Harmony which is much more subtle and deep than other western 8’s (Like 8-Men or 8-Cauac), and even more so than all southern 8’s put together (8-Lamat, 8-Ahau, etc.)

Having the new-year in the midst of spring immediately resonates with the Jewish New-Year, which was originally celebrated in Passover (around the spring equinox), back when the Israelites were trekking the Sinai desert.

It must have made some sense 2000 years ago to celebrate the new year during spring. It still makes sense through a particular point of view, but so does celebrating it in autumn (the academic year, the Hebrew calendar) and mid-winter’s day (Christianity).

As discussed above, the absolute midpoint of the trecena is stage 7. But it is not the center of evolution, nor its center of gravity. It is simply the dual divide-point of the current process. The midpoint of Nature and Evolution is “Left of center” in a manner of speech. It is Infinity (8), and the center of the universe – the heart. Therefore, in the standard uinal Oc is the 10th sign and Chuen is 11th i.e., center +1.


Being heavy on consecutive portal days really drains me, so I better head back to the pleasant pastures of music. Here is Johnny Marr (8-CHUEN) and his band the Healers playing on Letterman (7-CHICCHAN):

9-EB: On the road again

Born on this day: Gary Peacock, Matisyahu, Speech (Arrested Development), Robert Downey Jr., Henry Goodman (British Theatre)

On the road again

“Mr. Wendal, a man, a human in flesh, but not by law. I bid you dignity to stand with pride… Go ahead Mr. Wendal.” – Speech (9-EB), Mr. Wendal

How nice it is to get a Road Map the day after the New Year has began!

[Please check back later, I’ll be updating this post from this point onward later.]

Here’s Arrested Development and Todd Thomas (Speech) playing Mr. Wendal:

10-BEN: Ripe corn

Born on this day: Plácido Domingo, Salman Rushdie, Sigmund Freud, Carl Gustav Jung, Joe Zawinul, Kevin Spacey, Mel Gibson, VE day WWII, James K. Polk (11th US president), Louis Mountbatten, Lou Costello

Ripe corn

“Remember those posters that said, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life”? Well, that’s true of every day but one – the day you die.” – Kevin Spacey (10-BEN) as Lester Burnham in American Beauty, 1999

How freakish is it that Freud and Jung are one and the same as far as the Tzolkin goes? And Salman Rushdie too? Boy, talk about some heavy-thinkers there. Just one glance at the list of distinguished gentlemen (couldn’t find famous ladies, sorry) who were born on 10-BEN, and you might begin to grasp what manifested destiny means.

Abundance has manifested today and I have a Reed, a conduit: to elevate all my work and action in this dimension into dreamland to bring science fiction and fantasy from dreamland down to earth.

Destiny on the 10th stage means that the conduit between Heaven and Earth has become a reality (Jacob’s ladder). The leaders/Ladders born under the Ben sign (Like Obama, Ben-Gurion, Sarkozy, FDR, Menachem Begin) are well-known for their charisma, oratory skills, Dogma-with-impunity kind of preaching, authority, and amazing ability to sway the masses.

Americans used to be funny AND smart…

And now for a classic: “Who’s on first?” Bud Abbot (12-Cimi) and Lou Costello (10-BEN):

“I don’t care” is an interesting name for a shortstop… What’s the left fielder’s name?

11-IX: Beneficial magic

Born on this day: Chris Cornell, Bernard Sumner, Black Francis, Amelia Earhart disappeared, Moshe Sharett (2nd Israeli PM)

Beneficial magic

“And if the ground’s not cold everything is gonna burn, we’ll all take turns. I’ll get mine, too.” – Black Francis (11-Ix)

[Check back later for more details, please]

And now for some Chris Cornell (11-IX) and Audioslave playing Cochise, with just the lyrics for maximum effect:

12-MEN: Understand vision

 Born on this day: Busta Rhymes, Michael Jordan, Donald Rumsfeld, Adam Sandler, Peter Coyote, Susan Sarandon, Cary Grant, Leslie Nielsen

Understand vision

“It’s true what they say: Cops and women don’t mix. It’s like eating a spoonful of Drano. Sure, it’ll clean you out, but it’ll leave you hollow inside.” – Leslie Nielsen (12-Men) as Sergeant Frank Drebin in The Naked Gun, 1988

Last of the 10-consecutive portal day dash. Next one will be in the 1-Chicchan trecena of the next Tzolkin.

Stage 12 is associated with Depth of Understanding, and vision is bestowed by the eagle.

It is said that Men-types find fortune and luck in all their dealings. So, on the seed trecena of basic abundance, at the very last stage of the journey, the eagle hovers over the earth and understands how seeds become tree-trunks (Ben), and then with the magic of the jungle’s spirit (Ix) flowers blossom on the tree, and in turn get impregnated by vision (Men) and ripen to be fruits of wisdom (Cib), which bear a gazillion new seeds.

Here’s 25 great Sergeant Frank Drebin quotes, played to perfection by Leslie Nielsen (12-MEN):

13-Cib: Transcending sanctity

Born on this day: Fergie (Black Eyed Peas), Rip Torn, Ty Cobb, Yair Lapid

Transcending sanctity

“You can look, but you can’t touch it, if you touch it I’m a-start some drama. You don’t want no drama.” – Fergie (13-Cib) My humps

Back to normalcy with the Holiest and Heaviest day of the Abundance festival just concluded.

The fruit (stage 13) of the seed (1-Kan) is sacred as the legacy of all our mutual ancestors combined. On 13-Cib this ancient, undying energy is the essence that carries abundance into the future.

Here are my humps:

EPILOGUE: True Faith

Here’s some of Bernard Sumner and his band New Order.

When I was a very small boy
very small boys talk to me
Now that we've grown up together
they're afraid of what they see
(they're all taking drugs with me)
That's the price that we all pay
our valued destiny comes to nothing
I can't tell you where we're going
I guess there's just no way of knowing.
- Bernard Sumner (11-Ix), True Faith by New Order