Dear Citizen of the World,
On behalf of the Mayan Elders of the K’iche’ Community of Santo Tomas de Chichicastenango Guatemala, we invite you to join us as they share their message with humanity, October 23rd to 31st, 2012.
Thousands of years ago, Mayan astronomers foresaw in 2012 a unique alignment of the cosmos which occurs once every 64,000 years. Because they knew that all aspects of life are governed by the movement of the heavens, ushering a new cycle is a huge celebration for the Maya.
Recently, in preparation for this celebration, the K'iche' Elders expressed the desire to come to New York City, to deliver their ancestors' message to the broadest cross cultural community possible.
The group is led by Don Tomás Calvo, the highest moral authority of the Maya. He is head of the Order of the Mayan Lords - keepers of the Popol Vuh (the Mayan Book of Community). He has been described as the Mayan Pope.
With your help we can make their journey possible and provide them with the utmost care. Join us as the K'iche' Elders mark five iconic places in New York (four representing the cardinal points and one the center) with blessings, ceremonies and talks. These include The United Nations, Central Park, NYU, Sanctuary NYC, and The Nicholas Roerich Museum.
As a follow up to the Elders’ visit we’re organizing a trip to Chichicastenango to experience the celebration of the 13th Baktun in the capital of the Kʼicheʼ kingdom; and launching an Online Design Competition to create a collection of market worthy products using the Elders’ message as inspiration. Stay tuned...
HAND/EYE Magazine and The Maya Now Team