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The Birth of the New World Tree

To the Mayans, the World Tree Yaxkil created the directions and the nine worlds that emanate out from that. The tree, as it grows, dictates the waves and cycles of physical life and human consciousness. The tree creates time. In the Mayan tradition, the calendar is sacred. Each day has its own character and meaning. Specific rituals are performed on each day to keep time alive. This is the work of the shamans in this tradition: keeping time alive. They do this consistently through divination and ritual. Martin Prechtel’s book, The Unlikely Peace at Cuchumaquic eloquently speaks of this...

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