Maya Temples of Transformation: Yucatan Ancient Academy of the Spirit
About This Event
Ancient texts describe temples as places where a person may be “transformed into a god, into a bright star.” If so, then the enigmatic temples of the Yucatan fulfil that promise, and more.
On this Mexican peninsula stand hundreds of temples and pyramids, each one an ancient academy dedicated to the spiritual elevation of those on the quest for personal transformation.
They embody a cult of knowledge maintained by the Maya and the Olmec who inherited it from an even older, Golden Age when gods walked among humans.
From Chitchen Itza to Ek Balam, each site was designed to embody a specific spiritual teaching, each forming an essential component of a library etched in stone to which countless questers once made pilgrimage. There they learned and distilled the knowledge, experienced the subtle forces of the site, then continued their journey to other temples to seek new levels of understanding of the natural sciences which in turn raised their inner vibration.
This was the path pursued by countless people seeking the knowledge of the gods, and through this practice initiates came to achieve the ultimate aim: the total realization of the soul, the outcome of which was nothing less than immortality.
These ancient ideas are not an outdated set of beliefs. Like the temples that portray them, they are eternal, and more importantly, they are more relevant today than ever, as the modern seeker searches for tools to navigate this discombobulated modern culture. The Mesoamerican teachings once predicted this age but they also provided the antidote.
It is upon these timeless beliefs that we bring you this unique tour, a journey that integrates the spiritual and practical aspects of the temple teachings. It is about experiencing the subtle energy of place; the Mysteries teachings of the Maya; understanding the Seven Laws that transform an ordinary space into sacred space; the thinking that lay behind temple design; the cosmology of the ancient seers; and the experience of the spirit of place that develops that latent god residing within all of us.
You will be travelling with Maya Master Teacher Miguel Angel Vergara and best-selling author and one of the world’s leading researchers of sacred sites, Freddy Silva. Your tour leaders will unlock the secrets of these extraordinary temples through talks, meditations, rituals and ceremonies. They will guide you as your learn about the enduring significance of the temple sites for our world today and for your own inner journey of transformation. You will travel through the Yucatan, from Ek Balam to Chichen Itza, Uxmal to Mayapan, Labnah to Oxkintok, with like-minded participants who are sure to become lifelong friends, experiencing the very best culture, history and cuisine this sacred region of Mexico has to offer.