Sunday, January 31, 2010

El Quetzal Issue 8: 1 Kan

Trecena of 1 Kan
The Trecena of Fertility

We are entering the twelfth trecena, ruled by Kan, the Seed or Lizard. This trecena is especially sacred, as it embodies the power to give life and drive evolution, but also especially dangerous, as it harbors powerful passions in all aspects of creativity and fertility—from sexual prowess to creative genius to the generation of wealth—that, if left unguided along the right path, can cause wanton waste, sensual abandon, or excessive indulgence.

The key to allowing the fertile energies of the Kan trecena into your soul is respect. Respect the sanctity of your life, and your own talent, imagination and capacity for creativity, fertility and abundance. Don’t put yourself or your abilities down, but be realistic in terms of which are your talents and where to best channel your creative energies.

The modern world we live in is built on power, productivity and money, which are but the technical structures that are supposed to serve the generation of true wealth—that of the mind, body and soul—yet which have taken over the psyche of our society and are now reigning as the ultimate purpose in life.

We categorically reject this paradigm, and encourage all of you to rediscover and harness the creative powers you hold deep within your soul. Nature herself expresses her fertility and creativity every breath of every day, blossoming new forms of life, nurturing the tiniest and supporting the biggest, painting vibrant colors across her skies, forests and seas, unleashing awe-inspiring storms, winds and earthquakes, yet balancing all of her forces with eternal patience, knowledge and the wisdom of millennia.

You too are a force of Nature. Live your life accordingly.

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Love & Abundance

In celebration of the essence of the Kan trecena, we’re thrilled to announce the introduction of a new line of Maya e-cards, called “Love & Abundance.” The first two cards in this line are dedicated to Ix Chel, Maya goddess of fertility, abundance and the moon, and to the Quetzal, a resplendent jungle bird that symbolized the movement of Creation and was deeply cherished and revered by the Maya—and is, incidentally, the name of our newsletter!

Visit our updated Maya card page, or click here to see previews of the new Love & Abundance cards (once you're there click on the thumbnails).

You can also listen to the sounds of various birds from the Quetzal and related families at the Xeno Canto web site, or learn more about its endangered status here.

And to everyone who has already sent one of our Sacred Mayan Birthday e-cards to a loved one, thank you so much for your support and for all of your wonderful compliments. We want you to know that every dollar goes directly to the maintenance and continued innovation of the Mayan Calendar Portal.

Thank you again and we hope you enjoy the new Love & Abundance cards!

Ix Chel, the Maya goddess of Love and Fertility
Art by award-winning artist and MCP designer Luba Ortoleva

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Shift of the Ages Film

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Shift of the Ages Update

In the next few weeks we will be issuing our first Newsletter, meanwhile, here are a few quick updates:

1. Intention Cr ystals

2. New Wandering Wolf Video Clips

3. Shift Central, Social Networking Portal and Discussion Forum

4. Web Site Language Translations

5. Maya News Blog

6. Affiliate Training Conference Call

7. Film Progress

1. INTENTION CRYSTALS: The first round of Quartz Intention Crystals went to all National, Planetary and Galactic Ambassadors that had enrolled by December 22nd, 2009. Based on our stock of this first family of crystals, we will now be shipping monthly, beginning early February for the period from December 22, 2009 though the end of January 2010. Please note this initiative has just begun and will continue to organically evolve. More rounds of Intention Crystals will be following, each unique with distinct intent to share with the world. Another type of crystal will be used for the next family, but details have not been finalized yet.

You can view the video of the First Round blessing by Grandfather Cirilo (Wandering Wolf), Rufino and Grandmother Elizabe th here:

We still have a limited number of this first family of quartz crystals if you would like to upgrade your level of support from Community Ambassador to one that receives the crystal gift. You may do that here:



“Seeding Mayan Knowledge and Wisdom– South America”

“Shift of the Ages First Round Intention Crystal”

Our mission is to help the Maya deliver their message to the world. While the film is being finished (discussed below), we will continue to create and share many short video clips, at no charge for viewers, on our site and on YouTube. There are now 5-6 of these message media clips to view, with more coming in the next few months:

Please help spread the messages by using the “SHARE” button on any page of our site or linking to them in your favorite social media portal.

3. SHIFT CENTRAL NOW OPEN! In order to foster greater community about the Shift of the Ages and the mission to support the Maya, we have just launched two initiatives, and respectfully request your cooperation:

A. Our Community Social Networking Portal called Shift Central. Please create a profile; share pictures, stories and experiences; create your own blog; network with people in your area; and tell us about your SHIFT!

B. The Shift of he Ages Discussion Forum:

With new and fresh conversations inspired by you!

We will be making some major changes to the web site in the coming months that will better relay our mission: it will have a lighter more elegant appearance, create more opportunity to interact, and help create the story we are collectively making called the Shift of the Ages.

4. LANGUAGE TRANSLATIONS: We will also be translating the site into multiple languages, but need your help. If you can volunteer to be on a language team, please reply to with your language skills and availability.

5. MAYA NEWS BLOG: We are also supporting the release of a Maya News Blog that features news from the Maya of Central America and other indigenous reports from around the world. This way we can keep up on the happenings of our indigenous sisters and brothers, stay abreast of issues affecting them, and how we can support their causes in effective ways.

6. AFFILIATE TRAINING: We will be holding a training call for Shift of the Ages Affiliates On Saturday Feb 6th at 9 AM Pacific (Noon Eastern, 5:00 Pm GMT). A separate announcement will be sent with call in details. We now have over 60 approved affiliates and invite all Affiliates and Ambassadors to attend this global conference call. We will explain the Affiliate Program in detail and explore ways to help everyone be successful in spreading the message of the Maya.

7. FILM PROGRESS: After some early screenings of the film’s rough cut we are now revising the script to give the film a broader appeal and to be able to carry the message in a way more meaningful to the average person. We are exploring ways to have Ambassadors provide feedback on the film script later in the script-writing process. We’ll keep you posted as this develops, but know it will take a couple months when we are ready to proceed.

Our 2½ hour rough cut edit of the film has recently been trimmed into about a 1½ edit that our narrative will weave into. Once the Shift of the Ages script is finalized, we will have the blueprint needed to complete the film’s post-production. We will most likely seek an accomplished co-production company to help us with the final editing, graphic design, animation, voice over, sound, music, and other important attributes for release. This process could move relatively quickly with the right people and tools.

In closing, we wish to offer an important clarification of our work together. There are two main components to the Shift of the Ages project:

The first is helping Wandering Wolf and the Maya clear up popular misconceptions about their tradition and spread their messages to the world. Since 2005, we have been working diligently to share dozens of timely videos over the internet, without charge, to help spread the Maya’s message. We will continue to edit and release video shorts until the film itself is circulating. These videos, along with others, will be compiled into a bonus DVD for Ambassadors, and will be shared with Ambassadors in the next couple months. This i s our gift to you for your continued support.

The second component is to create an emotionally moving film that enthralls its viewers and honors the Maya and all whose dedication and support have made the project a reality. We are uncompromising on the creative process that will bring this film into theaters and households around the world. The timing for the release of the official Shift of the Ages film is a moving target, dependent on many factors, some of which are out of our immediate control. We originally thought we could have it finished by the end of 2009, then early 2010, and now with the exciting changes being incorporated by our writer, the time is moving forward. It will be released in an appropriate timeframe. Meanwhile, we will continue producing the video shorts to help develop awareness of the authentic Maya, to help establish the grassroots Ambassador network that will help raise awarenes s of the shift, as well as propel the film to a global audience.

We are not a Hollywood production company. We are a small independent effort with a goal of reaching a broad audience while not compromising the heart of the message. What is most important to us is the relationship we have with Wandering Wolf and the Maya people. There is little reason for the Maya to trust outsiders of the tradition, yet we have been given an amazing opportunity to team-up with the Grand Elder of the Living Maya. Wandering Wolf trusts us to help him and we don’t take that lightly. There are only a handful of us dedicated at a core level to seeing the project to completion, and together we are attempting to incorporate new models of film development, fundraising, distribution, and creative promotion. We are, however, bridging Maya time with Western timelines. We are very grateful for our aligned investors and the growing community of Ambassadors around the world. It is this continued support, and our undying commitment to the Maya cause, that will ensure our collective success.

Thank you,

The Shift of the Ages Team

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Institute For Cultural Awareness - January 2010 News

Institute For Cultural Awareness
January 2010 News


Some great pitchers of Our travels in Colombia.

Hi from The Heart Of The World.
I.C.A. Supports Kogi & Ayawako Comunitys With Donations Of food.
Feed the People Kogi
Last year I.C.A. sponsored 2 communities in the month of November by offering a few months worth of fish, vegges, food and supply's to them, they where very grateful.

Kogi & Baby
A Future Mamo & young women.
Newsletter Signup
Latest Press
Traditional Arhuaco Home

A traditional Home @ Mamo Kuncha land.

Kogui Home

A traditional Kogui Home Of Mamo Jacinto.

We are here to protect Mother Earth And all here relations.

Coffee Beans Colombia

You got to love fresh Colombian Coffee.

This coffee is picked and grown by the Arhuco & Kogui people. If you are interested in helping them sell there Indigenous Grow coffee let us know we can help you get some directly to your home.
Check these out
Earth in Hands Welcome all of you to 2010 I.C.A. upcoming gatherings, events,travels & messages to Humanity. We are looking forward to see you all this year with open arms and warm heart. This is our first event of the year:
Look at there Calendar of Events.

Great gardens in the Mamos community!
Garden Colombia

Mamo Kuncha Speaks

On the 17th of November 2009

During our meeting yesterday at my home with Adam Yellowbird together with Arhuaco leaders we talked about the possibility of supporting some projects from the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta.

The agreement that was reached was to begin with the collaboration of the important projects;

To build stronger formation of leaders in different areas in the Sierra to continue with a system of the Arhuaco government that is strengthening, also the well-being and protection of the people and land.

I am asking different donors through I.C.A. that can be collaborators in these projects and then can be then guaranteed to be initiated and developed. We appreciate all the donations that are provided.

Mamo Kuncha as the maximum leaders and emissaries (Guardian) for my people of the ancestral knowledge so that we the Mamos can continue transmitting our teachings generation to generation. With your support financially this will allow the freeing up a little of our time to dedicate to our educational labors and endeavors.

The second project is to support the Mamos so that they can also continue there work teaching new Mamos.

We the Big Brothers, keepers of Mother Earth and that reside in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Heart of the world thank you very much for your time and considerations.

Signatures of authority at the meeting.

Attentively, Danko Viccafone Intended Project Coordinator,
Mamo Kuncha,, Local Head leader of the Arhuaco people, LuisAndres Mestre,Dario Torres Mareves, Head Commissioner Adam Yellow Bird, President Of I.C.A.

Councile AywakoYellow Bird After Meeting with leaders from Arhuaco. All is in good relations and meeting approved! I.C.A. will now be working directly with the leaders and people on the ground in 2010 to return 3 more times to continue the relationship and building trust with in nations.

Sedona Creative Life Center:

Documentary film by the Arhuaco, Wiwa and Kogui

Our first Benefit to raise $5,000. Everyone is welcome. No one will be turned away. Donations welcomed.
Elderly Words/Revelations from the Heart of the World. A benefit to support their schools and teaching for the future Mamos. The ancestral territory is in danger and the elders have much to say. A team of indigenous film directors of the Arhuaco, Wiwa and Kogui communities travels the territory of the Sierra Nevada de
Santa Marta in Colombia which, according to them, is "the heart of the world". From the seashore to the snowy mountains, this documentary travels with the purpose of transmitting the alert messages from their spiritual leaders. Sat. Feb. 27, 7-9 pm. Contact ICA at 928 852 0112 or e-mail, or visit

Please go to

Look under Calender of Events Feb 27 7:00-9:00pm.

If you would like us to bring this Documentary to your community please contact us.


The Institute for Cultural Awareness (I.C.A.) is a non-profit corporation providing a safe and healthy environment for cultural exchange and healing. I.C.A . is dedicated to facilitating cultural exchange programs, preserving sacred sites and honoring Indigenous traditions while bridging the gaps between the elders and the children.


I.C.A.'s endeavors focus on a sustainable multicultural environment offering self awareness, healing, survival skills and communal ways of living thus educating and inspiring new dimensions of spiritual existence and the celebration of life.


I.C.A. believes that returning to the natural world humanity can live more in harmony with the Earth and focus on planetary transformation by working at the individual and community level creating a conscious global network.


Founded in 1988, I.C.A. has hosted and provided a space for healing services, gatherings, ceremonies, workshops, retreats and sacred pilgrimages throughout North, Central and South America, Australia and Europe. In 2002, ICA elected Adam Yellowbird DeArmon as the new President. With his vision and leadership, Adam took I.C.A.'s mission to a global magnitude.


  • We believe that all people regardless of socio economic conditions have the right to take charge of their life and make decisions for their future.

  • We are dedicated to reviving the indigenous traditional ways of living.

  • We honor and respect Earth and seek to live in balance with all creation.

  • We respect the sacredness of each religion, spiritual expression, and indigenous tradition.

  • We uphold equality of all people regardless of race religion, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, etc.

  • We value the full range of human diversity and seek to involve our board members, staff, volunteers, and clientele in that diversity.

  • We maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct, prudent use of resources, together with fair and accurate disclosure of information.

  • We believe that everyone has something positive to offer the world, regardless of age or physical condition.

  • We provide fair wages and do not condone child labor.

  • We make decisions based on how they will affect our future generations.

  • We endeavor to have ethics and integrity in everything we create.


Come Visit the New Institute for Cultural Awareness Cultural Center is situated amongst 5 acres of private and beautiful creek front property in Cornville, Arizona. Green grass a pond & 2 artisan wells. And we are so blessed with the enchanted Cottonwood trees.

The Institute for Cultural Awareness Center is an expansion of the Earth Dance8 vision with a foundation for the people to come heal, live, learn and grow physically and spiritually. The efforts of the Institute for Cultural Awareness Center have extended into our children's schools, elder and autism day care centers, and with our animals as we make a difference in our community. Global begins local.

Thanks for all your support since 1988!
Institute for Cultural Awareness
Telephone # 928 852 0112

Expert predicts end to hierarchies and value of money

The period Nov. 7, 2009 to Nov. 2, 2010 will be characterized by the collapse of the U.K.-U.S. axis of western domination, the dissolution of hierarchies, and an end to the perceived value of money in its paper and electronic digital formats, predicts Mayan calendar expert Dr. Carl Johan Calleman. These social breakdowns are part of a period of transformation to a new era, characterized by sharing rather than individual ownership, and by higher human universal consciousness. The pace of extraterrestrial disclosure is expected to accelerate after Nov. 2, 2010. Using the time acceleration matrices of the Mayan calendar, Dr. Calleman correctly predicted the first phase of the global financial collapse for the period Nov. 19, 2007 – Nov. 8, 2008. ...

El Quetzal Issue 7: 1 Chuen

Trecena of 1 Chuen
Jan 17:1Chuen
Jan 18:2Eb
Jan 19:3Ben
Jan 20:4Ix
Jan 21:5Men
Jan 22:6Cib
Jan 23:7Caban
Jan 24:8Etznab
Jan 25:9Cauac
Jan 26:10Ahau
Jan 27:11Imix
Jan 28:12Ik'
Jan 29:13Akb'al
The Trecena of Creativity

Finally, a fun trecena! The eleventh trecena is ruled by Chuen, the playful Monkey. The upcoming thirteen days embody a magical period of creativity, art, music, dance and play. This is the time to slip out of your rigid corporate persona, leave that business suit and tie in the closet, and let the real, creative you thrive.

This trecena can help you transform your life from fulfilling the mundane daily tasks of modern existence to one of endlessly vibrant, exuberant experience. We know of many such transformations: a Wall Street investment broker who quit his job to dedicate his life to photography, a Washington DC accountant who shed his corporate skin to be the painter he always was, a freelance writer who started a company dedicated to beauty and sustainability.

But as with any creative or magical power, you need to respect and honor it, and lend it your deepest talents and skill, and guide it as you would any wild untamed force of nature. Lose sense of what you’re doing and it will snap into chaos.

Do you have the courage to be who you are?

Join us on the daily journeys of each Trecena, online at Facebook and Twitter.

Calling all parents and their children

Too often, those of us running Mayan Calendar web sites focus our content and communications on adults. But it is the children, with their natural innocence, playfulness and inquisitive nature, who often tell us, the adults, much more about the living essence of the Mayan Calendar than we can imagine. Most of us can surely remember at least a few moments when a child utters a question or comment so natural, so pure and so true, that we simply stop in our tracks.

We want to include the voices of children in the conversations and the knowledge that the Mayan Calendar Portal brings to the international community. We always have... and now is the time to make it happen. Supported by LUCITÀ, the company that designed and produced the Portal, we are announcing a new project: telling stories of the Mayan Calendar through children's eyes.

So those of you who are parents, relatives, or teachers of school-age children who are interested in writing stories about the Mayan Calendar, please contact us for further details.

Help for Haiti

On 9 Cimi,, Tuesday, January 12, a 7.0 earthquake struck about 10 miles from the capital city Port-au-Prince in the nation of Haiti in the Caribbean. Tens of thousands of people are feared dead, with hundreds of thousands homeless, displaced and injured. The Mayan day sign for this day was Cimi, meaning “Death”. To many this may be too eerie of a coincidence to be brushed aside; it’s always more pleasant to interpret the Tzolk’in in a positive or supportive light, but unfortunately not all that happens in our world is pleasant or pretty.

What matters is how we, as a society and a global community, respond. What matters is how we ensure disasters like this are mitigated or prevented in the future.

What happened in Haiti is nothing short of stunning. In only 35 seconds, a vertically pounding seismic tremor reduced the entire capital city to rubble. Reconstruction and rebuilding of lives will take many months if not years, but for now, Haiti’s most immediate need is for food, water, shelter and medical assistance and supplies.

What happened in Haiti is nothing short of stunning. In only 35 seconds, a vertically pounding seismic tremor reduced the entire capital city to rubble. Reconstruction and rebuilding of lives will take many months if not years, but for now, Haiti’s most immediate need is for food, water, shelter and medical assistance and supplies.

If you are able, please donate to the organizations now on the ground in Haiti helping to care for the wounded, the hungry and the homeless. You can click on the cross in the left column, or here to send donations so desperately needed.

Thank you for your support and solidarity.

On our "Flight of the Stellar Serpent" journey
Image from a recent Sacred Earth Journeys trip, sent in by Helen Tomei

Do you have photos of the Maya lands, or beautiful images or artwork you would like to share? Your work could be featured here; email us for details.

Shift of the Ages Film

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

El Quetzal Issue 6: 1 Etznab

Watch MCP video interviews

Trecena of 1 Etznab
Jan 4:1Etznab
Jan 5:2Cauac
Jan 6:3Ahau
Jan 7:4Imix
Jan 8:5Ik'
Jan 9:6Akb'al
Jan 10:7Kan
Jan 11:8Chicchan
Jan 12:9Cimi
Jan 13:10Manik'
Jan 14:11Lamat
Jan 15:12Muluc
Jan 16:13Oc

The Trecena of Truth

The fourth dawn of 2010 mirrors the piercing, brilliant light of the 10th trecena, the Trecena of 1 Etznab. Etznab, sharp black Obsidian, cuts through the multitudinous veils we live wrapped up in, through the layers of misperception, fear and misinterpretation that our social and media conditioning continues to hypnotize us with, through the fog that surrounds the clarity, potential and truth of our souls.

The challenge of this Trecena is to stand before the mirror of your soul unclad and unfettered by fear, uncertainty, weakness or falsehood of any kind. Have the courage to look directly into your heart, body and mind, without judgment, without opinion, without comparison. Breathe deep and long through your life’s journey, recognize that which still needs attention or improvement and rejoice in that which you have made strong.

There is no journey like the search for personal truth.

Join us on the daily journeys of each Trecena, online at Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Write to us or send in your Mayan Calendar Story, let us know how these sacred energies resonate with you.

Did Hollywood get it right this time?—review "Avatar"

Late last year, we asked you to review SONY Pictures' action movie "2012"—and you responded. Citizen movie reviews came pouring in, and we are now preparing a communication to the filmmakers. This time however, we have a very different film for you to review: "Avatar" by James Cameron. We have heard many positive reactions in our community to the film and its message of love and respect for life winning over human greed and violence. Many people are going to see it twice.

Whether Avatar inspires you or leaves you skeptical, we want to hear from you. It's important to tell Hollywood not to mislead the public about 2012, but it's even more important to tell the film industry when they get a story right. That's why your opinion of Avatar matters. It may not be related to the Mayan calendar, but its message mirrors that embedded in the sacred Calendar: to live in unity with the natural world and with ourselves.

To submit your review, just fill out the online form we've created. All reviews will be sent to director James Cameron and 20th Century Fox. So take this opportunity to communicate directly with Hollywood, and make your voice heard!

Happy New Year from the MCP

In the Tzolk’in, the equivalent of January 1, 2010 was simply another day in the Chicchan Trecena: 11 Men. But for countless populations around the world, the tradition of celebrating the New Year in the Gregorian calendar retains its powerful cultural hold. It’s a time for parties, special foods, parades, light shows and fireworks, parades, and of course lots of champagne and confetti.

Without taking away from any of the celebratory joy surrounding the transition of the New Year, let us remember that natural time is cyclical, not the linear deadline-driven race that modern society imposes, and “resolutions” should be daily journeys or moments of awareness and action rather than the typically short-lived annual effort to improve ourselves.

On behalf of all of us at the Mayan Calendar Portal, we wish you and your families and loved ones a joyous New Year, a blessed Etznab Trecena, and an infinite string of fulfilled “now” moments.

The Little Prince
Artwork by Luba Ortoleva (designer of the Mayan Calendar Portal)

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Your work could be featured here; email us for details.

Shift of the Ages Film

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