Colorado State University - Pueblo presents Mayan Calendar discussion with Elder


Colorado State University - Pueblo presents Mayan Calendar discussion with Elder

PUEBLO – Mayan Elder Miguel Angel Chiquin will discuss the Mayan Calendar and the implications of the year 2012 at Colorado State University-Pueblo at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 7 in the Hasan School of Business Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and the Grandmothers Vision Council in Pueblo.

Miguel Angel Chiquin, known as the “Abuelo Maya” (Maya Grandfather), is the unofficial ambassador of the Maya in the United States and the founder of the Organization of Maya People in Exile, based in South Florida, which produces radio programs in the Maya language to foster the traditions and beliefs of that culture.

Brother Miguel also will provide personal energy readings on March 8, 9 and 10 for a minimum of $30 donation for a 30-minute reading.  Those interested should contact Katherine Gomez, coordinator of the Grandmothers Vision Council, at 565-0463 to schedule an appointment.

A native of Copala, Guatemala, Miguel Angel is a spiritual guide and keeper of wisdom related to the basic tenets of Mayan Spirituality. These include their calendar 2012, the 20 cosmic forces
called naguales of which the Universe is created and the vital importance of
understanding the four forces, also called energies, which can inform you of
your truest self and your purpose. He will discuss the implications of 2012 relative to the Mayan Calendar, including the 6 Knots energy vortexes, which are opening now resulting in upheaval all over the world – fires, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, flooding, and how we can pool our energies to help balance these occurrences.

As of 2008, 400 Maya descendants each lived in Alamosa and Greeley, most of them members of Guatemala’s Qanjobal tribe, who still maintain their beliefs and customs, including music, dances, language and rituals.

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