The huge 2012 industry came to a head a couple of years ago with countless books and films about the meaning of the Winter Solstice that year ~ December 21 2012 was the end of an important astronomical cycle to the Mayans. But all this media has been produced by non-Mayans (usually Americans and Brits) while few actually bothered to listen to the Mayans themselves or make an effort to understand their culture, of which the Mayan calendar is a key part… but only a part. In order to understand the Mayan calendar, we have to understand how the Mayans think, and few were bothering to ask them.
To add insult to injury, during the 2012 Winter Solstice ceremonies, the indigenous Maya were thrown out of their sacred ground at Chichen Itza to make way for an Elton John concert and were told not to play their traditional ritual instruments there, the tunkul, because ‘it damages the pyramids’.
They were being deliberately disconnected from their Land and the Earth by corporate interests. This is for two reasons.
The first one is the usual obvious one: huge global mining corporations want to commercially exploit the mineral resources, and so they are trying to remove the Mayans from that Land, backed up by that countries’ armies. But there is another reason, and it is one that our leaders, with their knowledge of the occult, know all so well. The Mayan derive their strength and power from their relationship with the ancestral Land, from their Mother the Earth named Ixnuk, and by the severing that connection, they will lose all their power.
This is really crazy and psychopathic behaviour on behalf of the global corporate elite, because they’re cutting off the same branch that they are sitting on. It is only the indigenous peoples’ interaction with the spirits of the Land through trance and ceremonies that connect the ‘cosmovision’ and maintain the natural cycles of the Earth.
What is causing the extreme weather and Earth movements, right now, is not so much pollution (although that’s not helping) or man-made global warming, which is a scam. What’s causing this turmoil is the fact that giant global corporations are raping the Earth with no ceremony and no thanks. They have no relationship with the Land and so therefore, they’re not listening to Her and She also can’t hear them.
If there is no relationship between man and the Land, which also connects him to the rest of the cosmos, he has no more purpose on this Earth and so the next time She sneezes, She will throw him off. The purpose of human life is to be in community with one another, with the Land and with the cosmos. And this is achieved through shamanic journeying and ceremony.
Our ancestors always lived this way, for thousands of years, and understood that honouring the Earth was part of the ‘giving back’ and also served to help maintain man’s connection to the Earth for generations to come.
There is no need for rape and exploitation: despite what we’re told about the need for GM crops to feed an increasing world population, it is not true. If everyone just farmed their own piece of Land in harmony with Her cycles, there would be more than enough for everyone. It only becomes a problem when one man wants to own everything and then charge everyone else for it. This is psychopathic greed on a global scale and it is time now for it to end.
I found a wonderful quote today from Peter Kingsley in his latest book, A Story Waiting to Pierce You.
“The simple truth is that every single civilization, including this western world, was brought into being from a sacred place to serve a sacred purpose. Cultures are created and destroyed in ecstasy—and for every moment in between there is nothing that keeps a world alive aside from the breath of ecstatics.”
This is what the Mayans are trying to tell us in the video (below) about their life and how their calendar is integral to that lifestyle.
We in the modern world think of a calendar as just a table of numbers that we hang on the wall to count off the days to our next holiday. But to the Mayans, the calendar is a direct outpouring of star wisdom gained from the ecstatic or shamanic work of ‘talking to Time’ and ‘listening to Time’.
This is the real meaning and purpose of their Long Count calendar (and all their calendars) and this meaning was at the origin of our calendars too, which were often inscribed as Round Tables of the Fixed Stars, in other words zodiacs in the landscape, actually built into the Land, as a result of the information gained by the shamans who journeyed to the spirits of their ancestral Lands to gain guidance.
This calendar is in fact the Holy Grael of the Celts, otherwise known as the Cauldron of Plenty, which is really ironic, because while Masonic interests are rushing around killing each other over what they imagine to be the Holy Grail or the cornerstone or Jacob’s Pillow, the Mayans have it all along, as do other shamans that work with the Land and who work with and listen to Time.
The Grael isn’t a material object. “Grael” is the Celtic word for cauldron, and it represents the relationship with the Land which is conducted shamanically and that provides, in that manner, a cornucopia of abundance.
The cauldron appears in the Celtic myths as a metaphor for the huge, round, landscape temples of the stars, like the one that’s here in Glastonbury. Terra-forming, involving constructing huge earthworks and re-routing of rivers, created ‘giants’ or effigies on the land which represent fixed stars, the ‘stars that never set’. Katherine Maltwood, the discover of the Glastonbury Temple of the Stars, believed it must be around 4,000 years old.
The 19th century Egyptologist, Gaston Camille Charles Maspero, in speaking of Chaldean formulas and figures for land-surveying work, says:
“Actual knowledge was woven in an extraordinary manner with mystic considerations, in which the virtues of numbers, their connections with the gods, and the application of geometrical diagrams to the prediction of the future, played an important part.”
These great landscape calendar-almanacs were originally created at a time before agriculture, and by those that practised sidereal astrology, which is based on the movements of the stars. So the centre of these old zodiacs was not the Sun, but the pole stars, like Thuban which was part of Draco the serpent, and Hercules with his 12 labours, who is equated by the Celts with their myths about Arthur and his Round Table of 12 Knights on the Glastonbury Temple of the Stars.
It is grimly ironic that today’s so-called Guardians of the Mysteries, the Masons, are destroying the whole world, tearing it up and leaving no stone unturned in order find the Holy Grael, while all the while, it is literally under their noses.
Arthur E Waite wrote this in his Holy Grail (pp 485-86) about the philosophy of the Masons. He reflects that after a long life’s inquiry, it is …
“… as if something were guiding and consoling all the Keepers of the Keys, but dissuading them at the same time from opening certain door till that which has been lost is at length restored to the Sanctuaries.
“It is in this sense that we shall ever get to understand the Inner Mystery of the Holy Grail, the Mystery of the Craft Degree and of the great, disordered cohort of things from near and far ~ reflections, rumours, replicas and suppositious descents from older Mysteries ~ which make up the cloud of witnesses in the High Degrees …
“I conclude, that it is an index-finger pointing to other Rites, to greater and exalted Ceremonies, which ~ somewhat shadowy, somewhat dubious, yet distinguishable as to their purpose ~ remain among the records of the past, not without suggestions that, even at this day, the Mysteries have not died utterly.”
For one book he is lamenting
Which he loves more than gold and precious stones
The fair Grail of this country
A book of the famed Knights
A book of Mystery of all the Round Table
Almost daily, here in Glastonbury, I talk to the spirits of the Land and ask for their guidance. I pray for the return of wisdom to bring about the Promised Land, the Holy Grail, the Ever-Brimming Cauldron, the Cornucopia of Plenty and the Land of Milk and Honey.
Recently, at the Winter Solstice 2014, we held a shamanic ceremony to acknowledge our relationship with the spirits of the Land, and asked for their guidance in reaffirming the Sovereignty. You can read more about that here: Winter Solstice Shamanic Ceremony 2014
The shamans of every culture must be allowed now to do their work.
To reprise Peter Kingsley:
“Cultures are created and destroyed in ecstasy—and for every moment in between there is nothing that keeps a world alive aside from the breath of ecstatics.”
Here is the video in which the Mayans themselves talk about and show their shamanic practises.
The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar
Shamanic sexual healing and sex magic
Shamans and high priestesses in Neolithic times were in touch with the spirits of the land, and so were able to transmit their wisdom to the king or pharaoh in sacred sex rites during his coronation night. These became known as the Sovereignty rites, because they fired up the king’s higher brain centres, giving him a superior intelligence and thus the ability and the right to reign.
Our ancestors have left us magical keys in their orally passed on myths which, like messages in a bottle, can help us find the way to spark up that wisdom again, in ourselves.
Ishtar Babilu Dingir is a shaman and mythologist who is regularly in communion with the spirits of the land. In The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar, she has laid out the way for the ordinary person to ignite their own route to Sovereignty through shamanic sexual practises and also by learning to communicate with the spirits of the land.
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