The Trecena of Ajpu inspires us to begin the quest for the divine within each one of us and to embark on our heroic journey.
12 No’j / 2024 Calendar
My 2024 calendar is now available. The calendar shows the days of the Chol Q’ij, formatted onto the Gregorian calendar. This year it is available electronically as a PDF in English and Spanish. Printed versions, in English, are available locally here in Guatemala, from Palo Santo and Lava Love Cacao in San Marcos. It is also available at the candle shop of Nana Maria Feliciana, opposite Banrural in San Juan la Laguna. See this link for details on how to get your pdf.
Google Calendar Plugin
I have also created a plugin for Google Calendar for the more technically minded. This enables you to track the days of the sacred calendar on your smartphone. In this way you can ensure that your activities are aligned to the most conducive energies! I have also added a description to every day, just click on the day name. It is available for purchase here
In my videos, I mention various programs that I personally know about. I can vouch that if you donate to these programs, your contributions will actually go towards helping the people in need. In one of my videos, I talked about the Konojel program and their work in San Marcos la Laguna. This program has evolved from a basic “let’s make sure bellies are full” initiative to a more comprehensive social development program. If you’re interested in learning more about their programs or would like to make a donation, you can visit their website. https://konojel.org/
In the village of San Pablo la Laguna, there is an organization called ODIM that is doing amazing work. They specialise in providing medical and educational services to the locals. During the pandemic restrictions, they helped feed many people in addition to their regular long-term work. You can find out more about this organization by contacting them directly through this link http://www.odimguatemala.org/donate
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. They were all 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. To donate to the Elders of Peten to fund the Popol Jay, please use this link https://www.popoljay.org.gt/donaciones
If you would like to dive deeper into the sacred calendar, I will be running a workshop via Zoom from 10am – 2pm Guatemala time, from 24th February – 1st March 2024. There are currently some spaces available. For more information, please go to https://thefourpillars.net/?page_id=1120
You can see the Ajpu trecena video here: https://youtu.be/9DXP40Ug33M