CELEBRATING THE WINTER SOLSTICE IN
THE CEREMONIAL CENTERS OF THE YUCATAN:
Welcoming a New Cycle of Personal Transformation
and Planetary Light
December 20-26, 2012
According to the Maya tradition, December 2012 offers us the opportunity to experience a Great Change because one cycle of 5125 years will be ending and a new cycle will begin. You are invited to experience this pivotal period in planetary evolution at sacred sites in the Yucatan, an ideal place to connect more deeply with the legacy of Mayan wisdom.
Unfortunately, there have been fear-based rumors about the disaster and destruction that will arrive in December 2012. This is not true. For the Mayan people and many other ancestral traditions, we have a chance to begin a new cosmic cycle with a more en-lightened consciousness. It is a time to focus on our own interior balance and peace, so that we can contribute to positive change at a planetary level. The Mayan call such work connecting with your Kinich Ahau - your "face of the sun", or how you radiate your personal light into the world.
This once-in-a-lifetime journey will bring together twenty five people maximum from Mexico, Europe and North America to spend a week visiting key sacred places in the Yucatan to collectively create and conduct ceremonies for personal peace and planetary healing. Each day the group will visit a different sacred pyramid, each with its own energies and messages. The journey will include in-depth visits to Mayapan, Coba, Ek Balam, Uxmal and Chichen Itza.
Come join us - bring your unique energies and life experiences as we plant together new seeds and intentions; helping pave the way for a new cycle. We await you!
Jose Luis Carrillo Ricalde (Oxkin) is the journey leader. Oxkin is a native of the Yucatan region, where he was born on November 4, 1953. According to the Mayan calendar, he was born under the sign of the serpent. Jose Luis has spent his life learning more about the wisdom of the ancient peoples of this region as well as working with various schools and traditions related to sacred light and transformation. He also interprets the Sacred Mayan Tzolkin calendar. Click on this short video of Oxkin discussing the meaning of 2012. Click here to see the English translation of the video.
Since 1998, Jose Luis and his wife Kettia have been organizing journeys to Mayan ceremonial centers in the Yucatan for the spring equinox, May 1st and for the Mayan New Year. Because of his expertise and deep connections with the zone, the groups that he leads have permission to conduct ceremonies at these sites a privilege not widely given by Mexican authorities.
Dr. Skye Stephenson will be the Jade Journeys guide, serving as translator, facilitator and supporter for the participants. She will also offer optional sessions about how to program rocks and crystals at these sacred sites for those who are interested. According to the Mayan calendar, she was born under the sign muluc, which stands for offering. In keeping with her Mayan sign, Skye is the founder of Jade Journeys, LLC and is a life long student of Latin American culture and wisdom. She leads sacred journeys in the Americas, and does crystal healing. Skye is also a published author and poet and writes a healing column.