Go home crybabies. TV reporters and anchorpersons, trying desperately to keep their job. TV is programming, which in sound is too close to
Let the frog-lovers out there have their feast in private and quit inviting me into their fear-porn. Direct viewing has rendered all programming null and void to any among us who cares about his/her mental hygiene.
Nowadays my favorite TV series is Breaking Bad, where Walter White (9-Caban) and Jesse Pinkman (2-Oc) are the main stars. Both of them were born in this trecena. So I put it on my computer screen, which is one option, and keep the TV in the attic. Otherwise, I might connect it to the computer and realize my job is done.
I’ve been dodging payment to the national TV “TAX” (Channel One) for the past 10 years or so. The only reason I keep getting payment requests from those dinosaurs is because once I used to pay. Now, I’m sitting in my lounge, typing at my keyboard, with the TV in its original cardboard box right next to me.
I’m dying for the TV Tax enforcement squad to come by my house for a cold drink of water, followed by picking this fine piece of oriental tech and giving it to someone who still, for some inertia-related reason, needs it. This is the officially-declared penalty for those who refuse to pay.
Apparently, their enforcement squad has suffered budget cuts, or else they want me to keep the TV in case I happen to relapse.
So, if you’re working for the national TV tax goon squad, you’re invited to come with your van and donate my set to:
Seventy five per-cent Water
When considering several different world cultures, Muluc closely resonates with Water (and purification), Illusion, the Moon, and reflection as a broad concept.
In the Dreamspell system he invented, José Argüelles (10-Chicchan, last trecena) called this sun-sign “Moon” for good reason. The crescent moon is the bowl or vessel by which the moon goddess draws holy water for her rituals of purification and regeneration. The moon also governs the waters of the earth, tides and ebbs, as well as the waters of women. A woman has 13 moon cycles each year.
According to a famous Buddhist parable, the moonlight is reflected on the surface of the water, contained within many bowls. It appears that there is a moon in each bowl, so there are many moons. But this, of course, is an illusion. The moon doesn’t have to do anything to be multiplied. It just reflects the sun, and the water does the rest.
In Sanskrit, “Maya” means illusion, and it refers to the symbolism of this parable. In Hebrew water is “Ma’im”, in Arabic “May’ya” and in English this ancient root is where the words Mire and Mary originate.
Under the Hood
1-Muluc takes place during the 11th uinal of resolution, and is therefore associated with adaptation. The previous (10th) uinal revolved around manifestation and destruction of the unnecessary. Now Muluc (water) is called for to adapt the old to the new and vice versa.
1-Muluc marks the beginning of the last 52-day period of the Tzolkin round. 260 days are divided into 5 equal periods of 52 days (four trecenas). Each such period begins on an eastern sun-sign and ends on a southern sun-sign. The first period begins 1-Imix and concludes 13-Eb, then 1-Ben to 13-Kan, etc. The last of these begins today 1-Muluc and concludes 13-Ahau.
Fifty two is a quintessential Mayan number. According to Hunbatz Men, any wo/man in line to become a tribe elder must be at least 52 years old. Around that age women end their minstrel cycles, and men undergo their own physical transformation. It is said that at that age the focus of energy shifts in the body from the reproduction and lower realms up to the crown. That’s when one is able to see, judge and decide wisely.
Fifty two is four times thirteen. Many cultures (ancient and present) mark the completion of the first 13 years somehow. It is the coming of age, the successful completion of childhood. It is First Communion, Bar Mitzva, and any such initiation rite into adulthood.
This 13-year cycle continues to be observed in the Mayan culture. At twenty six the wo/man is ready for parenthood. At thirty nine another phase of adulthood comes to the fore. Then comes fifty two. Next is sixty five (retirement year in many countries) which is the first quarter of a new cycle, then seventy eight, ninety one and beyond.
During the height of the Mayan culture the fifty two-year mark was celebrated as the Great Year. That’s when all the lights everywhere went out, and later rekindled to remain ablaze until another fifty two years elapsed.
1-Muluc [13 July 2014]
One Dedication to Offer
Brooke Shields, David Schwimmer, Jean-Benoît Dunckel (Air), Gary Cooper, David Suzuki, José Valverde, Steve Vai
What dedication can I offer other than a complete one?
When I sign up for community work, can I do it halfway? “What’s in it for me?” – that kind of dedication is lessened by hypocrisy. Especially in a community setting, dedication cannot be faked. The dedicated ones are those who energize and empower all the rest, through their palpable emotion and sentiment. That’s usually enough to achieve much.
The Maya called this human trait Muluc.
It is said emotions originate from thought, and then fuel further thoughts, which intensifies emotions, et cetera. The dualistic thought groove requires a division between thought and emotion, and then demands to divide cause from effect (i.e., thoughts cause emotions).
The journey I begin today (1-Muluc) tests my emotional maturity, which cannot be understood by division. Rather than trying to understand emotions, emotional maturity is realized and accepted as a procedural result of life experiences. In other words, when I divide emotions from thoughts I do that for the purpose of controlling both. The very effort to control is immature by definition.
Dedication, as exemplified by Muluc, is a unitary force of nature. When I’m dedicated to something there is no need for any control. It is simply an attention to each detail and situation as it arises, point-by-point. Emotions and thoughts can run their courses, intensify and then subside – they never get in the way of my dedication.
All I need
Here’s a classic chill-out song by the French duo “Air”: Jean-Benoît Dunckel (1-Muluc) Nicolas Godin (6-Edznab), and featuring vocals by Beth Hirsch (from Tampa, Florida. Anyone knows her birthday?)
2-Oc [14 July 2014]
Elijah Wood, Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Friedrich Engels, Mercedes Sosa, Gary Speed, Elvin Jones (drummer)
- “Wholeheartedly” means my heart is totally into whatever I’m doing.
“Thank you Life for giving me so much
Given me two bright eyes
that when I open them
I distinguish perfectly
between black and white
in the high heavens – a background of stars
and in the crowd – the man I love
Thank you life for giving me so much
Given me the hearing spectrum
that records night and day, crickets and canaries
Trumpets, turbines, barks and tempests
and the warm voice of my good love” – Mercedes Sosa (2-OC)
3-Chuen [15 July 2014]
Drawing beyond frames
Gerald Celente, Winona Ryder, Armand Assante, Andy Kaufman, Andrew McCutchen, Rhys Ifans, Sri Ramana Maharshi, Frank Wolf (Virginia politician)
Here’s Andy Kaufman (3-Chuen):
When he was talking, which was seldom, Sri Ramana Maharshi used to say that silence is the most powerful mode of communication.
4-Eb [16 July 2014]
Jason Alexander, Zakir Hussain, John Quincy Adams (6th US President), Hugh Hefner, Al Jolson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Andie MacDowell, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Howard Stern, Paul Warburg, Louis XVI
5-Ben [17 July 2014]
Justin Timberlake, Peter Ustinov, D. H. Lawrence
6-Ix [18 July 2014]
Matt LeBlanc, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), J.P. Morgan, Wesley Snipes
7-Men [19 July 2014]
Sigourney Weaver, Ringo Starr, Debbie Harry, Conan O’Brien
8-Cib [20 July 2014]
Anton Chekhov, Lauryn Hill, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, Haim Saban, Guglielmo Marconi
9-Caban [21 July 2014]
Are we there yet?
Bryan Cranston, B-Real (Cypress Hill), Richard Dawkins, André 3000 (OutKast), Gary Husband, Pope Francis
10-Edznab [22 July 2014]
Donald Sutherland, Katie Holmes, John Belushi, Roger Clemens, Alvin Boyd Kuhn, Nicola Tesla
11-Cauac [23 July 2014]
Jaco Pastorius, Keith Flint, Joe DiMaggio, Katey Sagal (Peggy Bundy), Paulo Coelho, Melanie Brown (Scary Spice), Helena Blavatsky, Nicolas Cage, Treat Williams
12-Ahau [24 July 2014]
Ian Xel Lungold, Meg Ryan, Anne Archer, Kurt Russell, Michelle
Pfeiffer, Youssou N’Dour, Robert Menzies (12th Australian PM), Tommy Lapid
Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, John Cleese, Brandon Boyd (Incubus), Tony Blair, Scott Davis