We are bringing back Ian Xel Lungold's line of ancient Maya sacred symbols
which he sculpted and created. Ian
researched the meanings of Mayan sacred symbols, with the
help of elder Maya shaman of Guatemala and the Yucatan of Mexico.
We humbly presents them for your spiritual meditation, display
and or smoking pleasure.
Silver Maya Toj Pipe
oz. of Sterling Silver
The Mayan culture
is very rich in spiritual wisdom memorialized in pictures carved
in stone. Mystical symbols were crafted in mural relief on the
walls and grounds of magnificent Temples towering out of the
jungle all over Central America.
The Maya are venerated for the
way they lived and built with nature. Some of their architectural
wonders cannot be duplicated today. One of these structures
is the Temple of Quetzal Coatl or Kul Kum Kan at Chichen Itza,
It is here that each spring equinox a pattern of 7 triangles
of light and 6 triangles of dark appear on the grand stairway.
At the very Center of Classical (3115BC) and then Post Classic
Mayan culture (600BC) is the traditional belief in the person
and mission of The Plumbed Serpent or Quetzal Coatl. The mythical
symbol of the Plumbed Serpent embodies the highest aspirations
of mankind. The Vision Serpent is seen as the consciousness
of Quetzal Coatl coming to visit mankind to deliver wisdom and
new understandings. The Vision Serpent is a Dragon with mouth
very wide open. From the mouth a man is appearing. This symbolizes
the vision/message/inspiration being delivered by the Plumbed
Serpent's consciousness, can now be recognized by humankind
and so become part of our consciousness as well. Thus the evolution
of consciousness continues.
The Plumbed Serpent is known by
the Maya to represent the flow of Creation. Quetzal Coatl when
he came as a man to the Maya and Toltec people could be compared
to Jesus in our own culture as he stood for equal treatment
of all and the recognition that spirit is senior to physical
in all respects. He also called for the end of human sacrifice.
That demand was the reason that the high priests of the time
banished Quetzal Coatl out of his city of Tula and out of all
He warned the priests and the people that he would return on
the Day Reed 1 in the Year Reed 1 on the Mayan calendar.
If the priests were still doing human sacrifice he promised
to utterly destroy the civilization That day Reed 1/ Reed1 1,
on the Mayan or Aztec calendar was April 12th, 1519 on the Gregorian
calendar, is the very day that Hernandez Cortez landed at Vera
Cruz and began the invasion of Europe into The Americas
Deep in naturally medicated trance
the Mayan king and Shaman priests await the given hour of prophecy.
High atop the temple a cloud of incense billows up into the
torch light and stars of the galaxy lighting the night from
above, The ceremony unfolds as the herbs, chanted prayers, ritual
and magic mushrooms open channels of communication and awareness
to realms not so distant in space but to unseen realms of different
time frequencies.In these altered states the Mayan mystics could
travel the time lines and discover prophecies of the future.
These prophecies were delivered by the appearance of the Vision
Serpent. The many symbols on the pipe that are defined below
1. Vision serpent. In all ancient
cultures serpents and dragons were seen as bearers of great
wisdom. Quetzal Coatl was not just a man who the Maya worshiped.
It was a concept of the pursuit of wisdom on the part of anyone
or everyone. When wisdom does arrive it comes from the mouth
of the Vision Serpent. The messages travel in a wave or vibe
rational form symbolized by the movement of the serpent. All
is vibration. All is motion.
2. Pattern of 6 triangles. Each
of these represents a period of 394 years on the Gregorian calendar.
It is a "Night" or period of rest on the part of Creation
according to the Mayan sacred calendar. These are the same dark
triangles that can be seen appearing on the serpent stairway
of the Temple of Quetzal Coatl at Chichen Itza each Spring Equinox.
Triangles represent the sacred geometry of Creation, the proportion
of 1/3rd to 2/3rds in everything. Past, present and future,
Man, Woman and child, the proportions of all your body's joints
in the skeleton and water (H2O) as a few examples. To see actual
photos of Temple stairway demonstration go to www.mayanmajix.com/
3. The Body's seven sections of
light, The serpent's body is divided into seven sections representing
the seven days or awakenings during the Grand cycle of the Mayan
calendar that covers all of written history, or the last 51000
years of humanity. Each of these "Light" or "Day"
sections are 394 solar years in duration as well. (We are now
living in the last of these sections of time and this is a 7th
day or awakening period 1992 - 2011)
4. The Oval Spots. These mark the
High Noon of the "Days" in Creation's wave like motion.
These are known pivot points in time where and when consciousness
changes direction. The most recent of these events was Sept.30th
2001. Consciousness was surely changing direction right then
5. The Feathery Scales on the Stem.
This describes the undulating path of the flight of the Plumbed
Serpent. His movement through time and Creation is propelled
by the quaking of his feathers that could be seen as the astrological
movements of planets and stars. It was the study of this movement
that the Maya shaman dedicated their lives. By working with
the energy and direction of Creation they would be rewarded
with a bountiful existence. This bounty is symbolized by the
ear of maize or corn that floats among the flow of the feathers.
6. The Four Crosshatched Areas
at the Mouth of the Pipe Stem. When you see an X in Mayan writing
it means to make something manifest or make something happen.
When you see a field of these Xs, it means all potential manifestations
or the Void where nothing yet exists but all potential dwells.
When there are four of these areas arranged in a clover type
pattern this mean the fourth dimension or the existence of time.
It is through such a time portal that you may draw inspiration
from the void. So draw away my friends. Infuse yourself with
the wisdom from the movement of Creation as Quetzal Coatl.
7. The Cleansing Staff. This tool
to clean the pipes air passage has the figure of one of the
Creation Gods of the Maya carved on it. He is offering you a
good time with his hand positions.
On the feathers of Intuition
Aspire to Higher
Ian Xel Lungold