communal exploration of new places and concepts

10 E’ (13th June 2024)

10 E' This could be the day of the joint venture, the communal exploration of new places and concepts. The nawal of discovery joins with the number of cooperation and community.

The day 10 E’ can be seen as a day to explore your role within your chosen community. In turn, this can bring clarity and understanding to your life purpose. It can also be a day on which your community may wish to look at its direction. It should be a great day for an adventure with friends, where you can all expect to learn something profound.

Another way in which I see this day is as the exploration of society itself. In this time of new concepts during the Aq’ab’al trecena, we can help our society to change by incorporating concepts from others. I sometimes think of 10 E’ as the day of the anthropologist. It could be a great day to explore how community and society function. It could also be a good day to be guided by the understanding of community.

When I call the day E’ in ceremony, I often talk about how our paths have woven themselves together. They bring each person in the ceremony to this point in space and time, to have this experience. The energy of the ceremony is created by the people who participate in it. It is a cooperative collaboration through which we discover something new. Of course, this applies to far more than just ceremony. Our paths connect and weave with the people around us in this present moment. It is a day to celebrate our path together, and how we all cooperate to enrich each other’s lives through the experiences we provide for each other.

The Nawal E’

Footprints on the road
Footprints mark the road, from the Dresden Codex

Nawal E’ represents the journey of discovery, the life path in both its physical and spiritual aspects. E’ is the explorer, it craves novelty. It inspires travel to understand different cultures and ways of life, it is a seeker of experience. It can be a thrill seeker, and sometimes will take risks to understand what it is examining. Whilst it gains experience and understanding through physical travel, E’ also drives us to explore our inner world, helping us to understand our own minds and hearts, and those of others. E’ sometimes creates a restlessness. A desire to find new things within the world means that E’ finds it difficult to sit still.

E’ can sometimes cause us to explore simply for the sake of exploration. We seek the new experience because it is there. This can give rise to a lack of direction, aimless wandering. However, even in its wanderings E’ is discovering. It may not know exactly where it is going, but it will when it gets there. In it’s best aspect, E’ seeks out knowledge and experience in order to form an understanding which brings wisdom. E’ enjoys sharing the wisdom gained with its peers, for the enrichment of the community.

The Number Ten

The number 10 is another number which demonstrates the connection between the sacred calendar and the human body. As five represents one hand, ten represents two hands coming together. This can be seen as the shaking of hands creating agreement between people. Ten is seen as a good number, a number of community and the laws of society, of acting in harmony.

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