Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Sacred Calendar

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The Sacred Calendar is out. It is a book of twenty poems, one for each day of the Chol Q'ij. The Spanish conquered MesoAmerica in the 1500s, what is now Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and Guatemala. Much of the culture of the K'iche' and other Mayan peoples was lost, but deep in the rain-forests of the Lacandon and el Peten the secrets of the calendar are still very much alive. Often the Mayan Calendar is known only as predictor of apocalypse, but the calendar is much more. This book explores the meaning of each of the twenty daysigns.

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Lord Pakal

Lord Pakal
I once visited Pakal-Na (Pakal's House)

Twenty Poems and Daysign Descriptions

Learn more about the Sacred Cholq'ij Calendar