My 2024 calendar is now available. Once again I have decided to keep the format in alignment with the Maya solar year by creating a calendar of 14 Gregorian months. The issue is that the Maya Solar calendar celebrates its “new year” in February. Of course most people want their calendars in December ready for the new Gregorian year. My 2024 calendar includes the months of January and February 2025. In this way I cover the whole of the year 12 No’j (and the whole of 2024).
As an example of what you will receive, here is an electronic copy of my calendar from 2023. Please click the image below to take to the document which you can view.
Once again I have decided to share 20% of the profit from the calendar. I have been very fortunate to meet some incredible people through my work. This year I will once again split the share equally between two projects.
Reclaim the Altars
Firstly, I am choosing the work of my teacher, Don Rigoberto Itzep Chanchavac and his organisation Misión Maya Wajxakib B’atz. In 2019 I attended a national conference of Aj Q’ijab, Mayan Spiritual guides, regarding the reclamation, renovation and maintenance of altars within Guatemala. Some have been forgotten, some have ended up on private land, and some have even been built over. The objective of this project is to identify these altars and either bring them back in to use or transfer the energy of the altar to a new altar if renovation is not possible. Even the meetings require funding, to get all of these elders together, and so I have chosen to use some of the profits from the calendar to support this mission.
Preserve the Wisdom
The second project is the Popol Jay project. Popol Jay is an ancient name to define the House of the Council of Elders, among the Maya of Guatemala. These were places of wisdom where sacred knowledge about medicine, the calendars, music, spiritual practice and more was kept and passed to future generations. All were burnt down during the Conquest and subsequent Colonization periods. Today, the Q’eqchi’ Maya Council of Elders Releb’aal Saq’e has joined forces with many supporters to rebuild the Popol Jay of the North, in the lowlands of the Petén region, heart of the Maya culture of the Classic Period. The Elders have worked hard to acquire land and co-design this Center of Knowledge to share ancient wisdom with the World. You can also find out more and donate directly to the Elders of Peten to fund the Popol Jay using this link https://www.gofundme.com/f/popoljay-zentrum-fr-mayawissen
I am very excited to have the opportunity to play a small part in this project, to conserve the source of the wisdom which forms such an important part of my life.
How to get your 2024 calendar
As usual, the shipping situation in Guatemala means that printed copies are only available locally. You can find it in Lava Love Cacao and Palo Santo in San Marcos la Laguna. In San Juan you’ll find it in the candle store of Nana Maria Feliciana.
Tambien, el calendario pdf 2024 está disponible en Castellano!
Use the contact form to send me a message stating whether you want your calendar in English or Spanish. Also tell me the PayPal account name if it is different to the name you use in the contact form. Then use this link https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/MarkElmy/12.50 to pay through PayPal and I will send you your pdf.