Thursday, May 29, 2008

munay ki rites 7-9

Tonight I had the final 3 rites of Munay Ki. I had the 6th one a week or so ago, and nothing happened. I was disappointed, but it proved to me that I am not some great and holy person with amazing experiences every time I’m in ritual, or get some kind of rite/initiation/attunement.
I didn’t know what, if anything, to expect from rites 7, 8 and 9, which are given in a single session.
For rite 7, I was in a chair, like most of the other ones. Immediately I focused on my feet. I felt like they were growing into the floor, like they had roots. That led me inevitably to the Heartlight Wood. I stepped out of my tree and followed my path, to a cave. This cave was formed out of lava/obsidian. It was very black, shiny and flowing, and looked like a woman’s labia. I went inside the cave. It was filled with water, a glowing blue pool. I entered the pool and was greeted by a dolphin. Although she did not identify herself, I knew she was the spirit of Mother Earth. I expected her to have some kind of message for me, but she merely told me that I needed to swim in the glowing blue water. I was swimming like a mermaid, undulating, not thrashing around with arms and legs like humans swim. The water was exactly body temperature and neutral buoyancy. All of a sudden, the pool was a drop of water, with me still in it, and the drop was watering a tree (my tree, in the Heartlight Wood), and all of a sudden I started crying hysterically, convinced that my father had just been reborn. (The 6 month anniversary of his death was Monday.)
But I wasn’t sad. I felt a profound sense of release, relief and mostly gratitude. It was a good feeling.
For rite 8, I was on the massage table. My thoughts turned to aliens (I saw Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull over the weekend). It felt like thoughts were being put into my head, or my thoughts were being guided. I was thinking about the pyramids and all the structures which some believe were built by aliens. And I knew, like I know my eyes are green, that the aliens share the akashic records with us, and if you know how to access them, you can get the aliens’ knowledge without ever being in direct contact with them.
Then I was walking down a long square corridor, with all sorts of Egyptian-style hieroglyphs on the walls. At the end of the corridor, which I knew was underground, was Isis. She had her arms out, and they were winged. In each hand she had a fist-sized heart scarab. Around her neck was the vulture collar. Her head was elongated in the back like Nefertiti’s, and her eyes were big and slanted, like aliens’ eyes. She started to laugh when she saw me and said “don’t you remember that you wanted to be me when you grew up?” (I did! I used to try to dress like her and everything.) She told me this was a different entrance (different route) to the akashic records, and that sometimes knowledge looks different if you come on it from a different route or through a new source, even the same old information.
For the final rite, I was back in the chair. I was a fairy, sitting in the lotus position inside a purple flower. My elbows were resting on my knees and my chin on my hands. I was sitting on some kind of tuffet, like Miss Muffet. My hair was long, curly and silver, and hung to my butt, between my wings. Because my seat was raised, my wings weren’t being crushed. Around me were spikes of amethyst and quartz. I felt like I had been there for five minutes, or five hours, or five years, or long enough for the crystals to have grown up around me. Outside the flower was a field of other flowers. Some held meditating fairies like me. Bees and other insects and birds flew around, and various types of wildlife. I felt like I knew what every other creature was doing and had been doing and would do while I was in my flower, that all I had to do was extend my consciousness. But I didn’t feel the need. I felt totally connected to everything and yet, at the same time, isolated and protected.
At the end of the 3 rites, I did my Fire Ceremony. I gave everything to the fire, every negative emotion and feeling. I saw the emotions as pointy sharp things that cut me and hurt me. Then a great purple wing (owl? Angel?) swept across those sharp things and blurred them, like a chalk drawing. And I understood that nothing could erase the bad things, but that they could be blunted and softened so I couldn’t remember details and so the sharp edges wouldn’t hurt me anymore.
(image sources: heart scarab, vulture collar)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

mystery of the crystal skulls on SciFi

("Live blogged" while I watched the show.)
Because of the hype for the upcoming Indiana Jones movie about crystal skulls, SciFi channel has a 1 hour special The Mystery of the Crystal Skull. Of course they tie it into 2012 (and John Major Jenkins makes an appearance) and hint that aliens carved them. They talk about the legend that there were 13 ancient skulls, and only 8 have been found. This show supposedly chronicles the search for the missing 5.
Of course the whole thing was started by the Mitchell-Hedges skull, and I've read in several places that the skull was planted for the daughter to find, if indeed it was ancient at all. It was found in Lubaantun in Belize--the photo is of Anna Mitchell-Hedges with the skull she found (source)--she died last year, and her husband Homann now has the skull and all her father's research information.
My thought is they were a type of really fancy talking stick, and I would simply love to believe they store information--after all, quartz is merely silicon dioxide and not any different than the silicon we have in our computers' memory. All quartz is piezoelectric, and that's not any special property this MH skull has and other pieces of quartz don't.
The show puts forth one theory, that aliens created the skulls and deposited them where ley-lines crossed, which is not unlike some of the crystal-burying ideas in the original version of Shamballa Multidimensional Healing.
John Major Jenkins believes that that the 13 skulls will activate on 2012 and save us from apocalypse.
So if they will activate automatically, why do they have to be found and correctly placed? If they are still where the aliens left them, why not leave them alone?
Homann goes back to Belize with maps and notes given to him by AMH to try to find the other 5 skulls. From a previous associate of AMH, Homann learns that Suki tok is the Mayan word for crystal, and supposedly a god descended from the sky (or from another dimension) and handed a crystal skull to an ordinary human. They learned to access the knowledge in that skull and from that made the other 12.
The MH skull is so finely carved that a facial reconstruction has been done on it (source--the reconstruction is on the left and the drawing is of a face seen during a meditation on the skull)--this wasn't in the show.
The Sci-fi team found large chunks of quartz within a mile from Lubaantun, where the MH skull was supposedly found (although, if you do research online on the various skulls, the quartz is thought to have come from Brazil). Then they headed to Uxbentun, a nearby unexcavated city, looking for a missing skull. Supposedly MH believed Lubaantun (and Tulum) were both port cities of Atlantis.
An author and former NASA employee, Richard Hoagland, claims there was an ancient civilization on Mars (face on mars); that Mars exploded, destroying the civilization on the moon. Left behind was a robotic head, which the astronauts who visited the moon brought back to earth. Somehow (not clear to me) this robot head is related to the crystal skull, and of course the government is covering it all up and denying that they are covering it up.
(My husband, watching the show with me, comments, "this guy is a crackpot.")
Next, after leaving Belize, Homann goes to Roatan (another place I've been) searching for a supposed second skull MH found there and later threw into the sea when authorities wouldn't let him take it from the island. For some reason, they chose to dive on a known wreck--would he have thrown his "treasure" onto an existing spot?
Then they show the skull "Max" whose owner travels with him, displaying him in a PVC pyramid on top of a colored light. Cool, yet kind of tacky. I am sure she has been around here with him; I seem to remember seeing some kind of flyer or invite at some time past.
The show goes back to Lubaantun, and Homann talks about bringing his wife AMH there, and that the pyramid where she found the skull isn't there anymore ("They took the top down or something") and that the pyramids were "different" from when she had been there in the 1920's. (How did they move?) Although there is proof that the skull was purchased by MH at Sotheby's in the 1940's, the refuting story is that MH had "loaned" it to the man who put it up for sales and forced MH to buy his own skull back.
A woman at the Smithsonian looked at the MH skull and said it had been carved with modern equipment and high-speed polishing tools, and it's clearly not pre-Columbian. Of course that's refuted too--the Atlanteans/aliens w ho carved it had, of course, high speed tools. So yes, it's one of the 13 ancient skulls, even though it was probably carved in the 19th century.
IMHO, the MH skull is still a gorgeous work of art, even if it's only 150 years old, not 1500+.
Edgar Cayce said that Atlantis ran on crystal power and that sent MH to Lubaantun, looking for crystals. (And magically, on her birthday, in a pyramid that no longer exists, his daughter found an amazing crystal skull. Although not one photo of that expedition has her in it, and no one else who wrote about that expedition wrote about her being there OR the skull being found...)
JMJ talks about 2012 and the earth lining up with the center of the galaxy. I just don't understand how, if he understands precession, that he can state any exact date related to it with any accuracy. So somehow they associate 2012 with Itzamna and the skull he is shown to carry, and the alignment will set off a pole shift, unless of course they are found, which JMJ says isn't necessary. (source of Itzamna)
In a very confusing twist, they return to Roatan, and change the story, saying that MH hid the other crystal skull in a cave in the nearby island of Helene (not thrown in the water, as they said earlier, so why did they bother to dive looking for it?). They have a 70 year old photo of the shoreline and another of the cave.
An elderly Mayan man says the MH skull belongs to Belize and should be displayed in a museum there, or at Lubaantun. Of course, if the skull was really ancient and was really found there, the elder is right. But if the story of finding it is a lie and it was created as a hoax in the 19th century, there is no history and no need to return it anywhere.
The explorers find the cave in the photos and find nothing, just like they found nothing in the water. They say it's because the skull is cursed, and is therefore protected, and that it "wants" to be there. (3 things contradicting each other)
The only 2 other skulls of the supposed 8 that exist they showed are Max and the tacky ugly one at the British Museum--except for a brief glimpse of 8 photos at the beginning of the show. (I can't even find a list of them online. Anyone else?) The explorers were supposedly searching for the other 5, but they haven't even found one, and they even say that the skulls don't have to be found for them to work in 2012. And of course, if the Mayans who created the whole 2012 thing (which my readers know I have serious doubts about) also created the skulls, or got them from aliens, and knew they would "activate" automatically and STOP anything from happening....why all the hype? Why a "prophecy" for something that isn't going to happen because there is already a solution in place?
Back in Belize, they head to a hidden secret Mayan ruin near Lubaantun. Local Mayans go to an altar here and do ceremonies. Legend says that a skull is hidden inside the pyramid. They don't find it, of course.

The couple of things that surprise me are that they show a brief view of a stella that supposedly will pinpoint the 2012 event by the sun, and that a legend says when an elder was dying, his/her knowledge was transmitted into a crystal skull and from that into a young apprentince. I had similar ideas in my NaNoWri novel The Ridden several years ago. I am thinking I should revisit it.
12 5 Zip 3 Ik

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Munay Ki 5

I had the 5th Munay Ki rite last night, the so-called "Daykeeper's Rite", which isn't about daykeeping or calendars at all. It's about midwifery and nursing and nurturing and feminine energy. One other woman got the same rite with me.
I was sitting next to the massage table, and I kept getting images of a big jaguar-like cat, yellow with not many black spots, to my right, as if the cat was on (or in place of) the table. The cat's face would shift to a woman's face and back again. The cat told me to ask the person doing the rites about a certain black cat she used to have.
After I recieved the rites, I did a fire ceremony, which is a little ritual where you give your problems to a fire (a candle, in this case) and recieve something back. I didn't know what to give so I just offered everything. When I was taking in the candle's energy I felt led to bring it into various centers of my body with little affirmations. Into my forehead "so I can see the truth" into my throat "so I can speak the truth" into my heart "so I can love the truth" and into my belly "so I can feel the truth". Whatever "the truth" is.
As soon as the other woman was done with her fire ceremony and the sharing began, I asked about the cat: "Do you still have [cat's name]?" The cat in question was old and blind when I last saw him years ago and I was sure the answer would be "no, he died." Instead, she said he was 17 and she still had him, and he was her unconditional love cat. Of course my Zen-zen (also black) was my unconditional love kitty, so I thought of him for a moment and felt a little sad. But she was pretty amazed, wondering WHY I asked about that cat and not her other one. I told her about the jaguar-woman telling me to ask her. She found it really amazing, since the rite is about love that I asked about her "love" cat, and she felt that was a strong message.
Today is 0 Zip 11 Caban (earthquake); yesterday was 10 Cib (Vulture), a good karmic cleansing day, which is why I gave it all to the fire.

Monday, May 12, 2008

2012 episode of wife-swap looking for families

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