I have now finished creating my 2023 wall calendar. This year I have decided to change the format a little. I have been trying to integrate the rhythm of the Maya calendars with the Gregorian calendar to help people to bridge between the two. There is an issue as the Maya Solar calendar celebrates its “new year” in February, but of course most people want their calendars in December ready for the new Gregorian year. In order to resolve this issue, my 2023 calendar has become a 14 month calendar that includes the months of January and February 2024 so that the whole of the year 11 E’ (and the whole of 2023) are covered.
As an example of what you will receive, here is an electronic copy of my calendar from 2019, please click the image below to take to the document which you can view and download.
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 and this year it will be split equally between two projects.
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.
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 donate directly to the Elders of Peten to fund the Popol Jay using this link https://urlis.net/3mpy4
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.
As usual, the shipping situation in Guatemala means that printed copies will only be available locally, mostly in San Marcos la Laguna. They will be in the usual stores in late November 2022.
However, you can purchase an electronic copy, in English or Spanish, as a pdf for £12.50 using the steps below.
Tambien, el calendario pdf 2023 está disponible en Castellano!
Use the contact form below to send me a message stating whether you would like your calendar in English or Spanish. If necessary please also tell me the PayPal account name if it is different to the name or email address 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.