Saturday, December 26, 2015

IXTLALTZIN: Face of the Earth


 Espejo de la Tierra                   Earth Mirror 

The day will come
the shards of rubble,
will be swept away;
the remains
of loved ones will be carefully laid to rest in places
at that moment where
worlds that were
will also be
no more, and
new world’s
Discovery brought us all a shudder of horror
to have lost they who through knowing them,
with them and of them,
made us

The day that comes,
comes for us all.
The coldest winds before that dawn,
the shards of humans being inhuman
to each other and themselves, look for the broken places in our
and heart,
look to wounds searching for caves of fear, far beyond the chasing
conscience of the One:

At that moment shall appear,
When the ground is finally clear,
A shining dust
A mirror of earth, and she will speak again.
“What have you done to my children?”
And foundations of Heaven’s Earth, respond -
In justice of war gods unbound. 

Tupac Enrique Acosta

Thursday, December 24, 2015

CHACANA: Tenamaztle of the Cosmos

La Chacana

Chakana Cross
Three Steps
Emergence – Presence - Return

The three steps represent levels of attainment of consciousness in the three 'worlds' or tiers:
 * Hanan Pacha: the upper world of the stars, celestial beings and gods (also represented by the condor)
 * Kay Pacha: the middle world of Mother Earth and human life (also represented by the puma)
* Uqhu Pacha: the lower world of the underworld and death (also represented by the snake)

Central hole
The central hole represents the Incan capital of Cusco, the portal from one tier to the next, and the Eye of God.

Twelve points
The entire symbol additionally represents the cyclical year, with each of the twelve corners corresponding to a month.

Four arms
The four 'cross' arms represent:

    * the four directions of the compass,
    * the four 'classical elements' of earth, air, water and fire,
    * the four main stars of the Southern Cross, an important constellation for the Inca, who believed that was the centre of the Universe.
Star Turtle's Island

Friday, June 5, 2015

La Consigna de Anahuac

The Resonance of Equilibrium

HUITZILOPOCHTLI stands on the third, the highest level of the TEOCALLI (la piramide) and surveys the quadrant of the cosmos that is home to humanity.  Under his feet a mighty force that originates from a great fire within the heart of Tonantzin, anchors him, embraces him with a power that is beyond time.  It is what the religions of the world call love and the scientists call gravity.

From this foundation arises TEZCATLIPOCA, constructing himself in four aspects – the first level of the Teocalli.

Besides recalling the four previous suns or cultural epochs of the Nahuatl civilization, these four attributes reflect the facets of human perception in terms of the sum of relationships.  Arising from the awareness of our earthbound context, the human personality is molded as a result of the interaction of duality, and the tension between two absolutes. 

  • The duality is that of the self and others, the individual and human society, the feminine and masculine, the family and the generations – both past and future.

  • The first absolute that of the creation itself, with the human being an integral conscious participant and which although she remains a mystery, the universe is not a secret.

  • The other absolute is that of the unknown, all that lies beyond the realm of human understanding or perception.  Embedded in the precept of Ometeotl, the these relationships as regarded holistically as complementary and not oppositional, with interwoven values of  nahui ollin: symmetry and diversity, science and mystery. 

QUETZALCOATL appears arriving from the East, the direction of light and life, radiant with the energy of creation.  Quetzalcoatl is charged with the task of ordering with the intelligence that is humankind’s exceptional characteristic the apparent chaos.  His instrument is the Wind with which he clears a path for the arrival of TLALOCTEKUTLI who brings the rain of time, activating the seed planted by Quetzalcoatl.

The seed is the principle of harmony, the resonance of equilibrium as the MEXICAYOTL Way of Life that reverberates echoing the solar wind itself to create a reality allowing for the development of the full human potential.  The second level of the teocalli is constructed and the ceremony is born.

Huitzilopochtli looks to the West.  It is in that direction that he senses his spirit will depart from this world.  As he gazes towards the heavens, in spite of the powerful attraction of Tonantzin, a sense of nostalgia and profound longing spark him into his characteristic personality mode – action

The bow of Dream Memory is drawn, his thoughts as arrows he lets fly seeking the Quetzalmazatl: the hunt is for knowledge and wisdom.   He moves to the drum of a great heart beat, the Nahui Ollin. He sings, he dances, and then finally, he flies. 

© Tupac Enrique Acosta 2004


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Canal Toltecayotl: El Origin de la Virgen de Guadalupe


Canal Toltecayotl

El Origin de la Virgen de Guadalupe

Canal Toltekayotl

El Origen de la Virgen de Guadalupe, descripción, sierra de Guadalupe, Tepeyac, Culto prehispánico, apariciones, contradicciones, fuentes documentales y Matlalkueye y Chalchiu´tlikue.

 Codice Teotenantzin
El llamado Codice de Teotenantzin es uno de los testimonios históricos más intrigantes de los relieves esculpidos en las peñas de la Cuenca de México durante el Posclasico tardio.  Muchas son las incógnitas y las controversias que giran en torno a su nombre, su confección y su contenido.  Aún así, los estudiosos de la religión mesoamericana y de las transformaciones que ésta experimentó tras la conquista española coinciden en acordarle un gran valor, pues lo consideran la unica evidencia grafica del culto a deidades femeninas en la zona del Tepeyac con anterioridad al fenómeno guadalupano.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Canal Toltekayotl El Origen de la Virgen de Guadalupe

Canal Tolteka: El Origen de la Virgen de Guadalupe