this be learned by Westerners
who see just two directions:
East and West?"
These are the names, and one of many interpretations of the
symbols used by the ancient Mayas to depict the twenty
concepts upon which they based their Tzolkin
me these people represent the heart and soul
of the Maya, because they dare to speak the truth
about their people. After 500 years in which many groups
have attempted to make them disappear, they prove that the
Maya are not a civilization which has vanished.
have attempted to capture their spirit in these pages which I
have created for them. It is my sincerest hope that it gives them
and the Maya the respect and honor which they so justly deserve.
mi dulce amada,
tu voz y mi canto
unidos hoy en el exilio
como puñal en al alma."
(Nuestra Literatura Maya)
Maya Educational Foundation
Maya Literature and Language
Maya Photo Archive
Mayan Priests & Warriors
Yax Te' Foundation
The Dreamspell is a special interpretation of the ancient Mayan Calendar
which was channeled from the ancient Mayan priest-king Pacal
Votan through Jose Arguelles in harmony with the oracles of the
Jaguar Priests of the Yucatan the Priests of Chilan Balam.
The count of days in the Dreamspell does not coincide with the count of
days of the ancient Classic Maya calendar or the calendar of the
present-day Quiche of Guatemala. It is not meant to do that at all.
Instead it is meant to be used in harmony with and not in competition
with those other calendars see the statement by the
Dreamspell Movement on this subject for further explanation.
home pages are dedicated to all Mayan people
wherever they may be, but especially to the following friends:
hurts Indians most is our costumes are considered beautiful, but
it's as if the person wearing them didn't exist."
it pains me,
The silence of my ancestors
Who, little by little
Their traces disappearing
Like the distant wind
Of the unknowable stars.
As the fire
Hidden by night
Only to be put out
By the rains
And their steps
Almost erased like obscure
Pages of ancient codices"
© Curbstone Press
Congress of Indigenous
Literatures of the Americas
Author of: Mayan Life
Tainos and the Ancient Mayas
your name, homeland,
and in the name of your sons,
the thousands of disposessed,
I'll lift my head and fight
as you wanted me to."
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