The Sacred Calendar

The Sacred Calendar [Read] ➬ The Sacred Calendar ➵ Ralph-Michael Chiaia – Heartforum.co.uk This book follows the twenty days of the Mayan Calendar There is one poem for each day In the appendix there are explanations of each day

This book of twenty poems extracts the essence of eac This book follows the twenty days of the Mayan Calendar There is one poem for each day In the appendix there are explanations of each The Sacred MOBI :Ä dayThis book of twenty poems extracts the essence of each of the days on the Sacred Mayan Calendar Ralph spent years in Latin America as a journalist, traveler, story transcriber, English teacher, and adventurer He was trained to be a Mayan Daykeeper and these poems express his love, awe, and respect for the Sacred CalendarThe Mayan Calendar called the Cholq’ij [in K’che’ language Tzolkin in Yucatan Mayan language] is an amazing work of accuracy and precision Its exact origins are debatable although I think it may be the creation of the Mixtec Indians of the Oaxaca region InI flew to Mexico for what was supposed to be a two week vacation I first went to Bacalar in the Yucatan but soon moved to Oaxaca I spent time later in Chiapas mostly Palenque and San Cristóbal de las Casas and Guatemala Seeing the great pyramids in Tikal, Guatemala was one of the most incredible experiences of my life I was quite sick upon arrival and was having terrible bouts of diarrhea as I was walking the path to Temple NoI was in the middle of bout of watery bowel movement in a quiet part of the rainforest I was squatting, sweating, moaning and looking down I had noticed before how Dung Beetles materialize out of nowhere when you leave a dump I was watching for them, deeply trying to survive the pain My neck was craned and hurt so I looked up and there it was: Temple Fourthe amazing temple that towers over the rainforestpeeking its head out over the Ceiba trees I finished my business and ran to it Soon I was on top of it looking down over the rainforest Then the strangest thing happened I took a nap I dreamed of Kings and Glyphs The Mayan bug had bitten me I spent the next few years living in Mexico and Guatemala, working for a newspaper company I visited all the sacred sites I could and met curanderos, shaman, storytellers, linguists, and girlfriends I learned from all of them My awe for the temples and for the calendar has never died down These poems are an attempt to express some of that awe.

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The Sacred Calendar  eBook ò The Sacred  MOBI :Ä
    The Sacred Calendar eBook ò The Sacred MOBI :Ä the Sacred CalendarThe Mayan Calendar called the Cholq’ij [in K’che’ language Tzolkin in Yucatan Mayan language] is an amazing work of accuracy and precision Its exact origins are debatable although I think it may be the creation of the Mixtec Indians of the Oaxaca region InI flew to Mexico for what was supposed to be a two week vacation I first went to Bacalar in the Yucatan but soon moved to Oaxaca I spent time later in Chiapas mostly Palenque and San Cristóbal de las Casas and Guatemala Seeing the great pyramids in Tikal, Guatemala was one of the most incredible experiences of my life I was quite sick upon arrival and was having terrible bouts of diarrhea as I was walking the path to Temple NoI was in the middle of bout of watery bowel movement in a quiet part of the rainforest I was squatting, sweating, moaning and looking down I had noticed before how Dung Beetles materialize out of nowhere when you leave a dump I was watching for them, deeply trying to survive the pain My neck was craned and hurt so I looked up and there it was: Temple Fourthe amazing temple that towers over the rainforestpeeking its head out over the Ceiba trees I finished my business and ran to it Soon I was on top of it looking down over the rainforest Then the strangest thing happened I took a nap I dreamed of Kings and Glyphs The Mayan bug had bitten me I spent the next few years living in Mexico and Guatemala, working for a newspaper company I visited all the sacred sites I could and met curanderos, shaman, storytellers, linguists, and girlfriends I learned from all of them My awe for the temples and for the calendar has never died down These poems are an attempt to express some of that awe."/>
  • ebook
  • The Sacred Calendar
  • Ralph-Michael Chiaia
  • English
  • 15 November 2017
  • 9781301905515

10 thoughts on “The Sacred Calendar

  1. Lenora Good says:

    Let us get the legalities out of the way first—I received a complimentary copy of The Sacred Calendar from the author, a man heretofore unknown to me, and was asked to read and review it. With hesitation, I accepted, knowing if I thought it sucked bilgewater, I would return it and not review it.

    I did not return it. In fact, I am buying a hard copy for my poetry collection.

    Chiaia has written 20 poems, inspired by his time in South and Central America. These poems are beautifully executed, and held together by an expert weaver's use of warp and weft and yet, if you were to cut those threads of continuity, each poem would stand alone in it's own beauty.

    Chiaia knows words, and how to use them, weave them, sing them, into tapestries never before seen or heard. Yes, heard. We read with our ears, and in this case, the poems should be read aloud. (Actually, all poetry should be read aloud, but most people are to shy to sit and read poetry to their cat!) At the end of the poems, which came too soon for my taste, he shows us the glyphs for each day, and explains their meaning. That alone makes the book worthwhile, even if you happen not to like poetry.

    These poems are like poems I've never read. They evoke memories of sights I've never seen, perfumes I've never smelled, voices I've never heard. You will leave the comfort of your living room to enter the marvelous World of Chiaia. The trip is a head rush and one you will enjoy the rest of your life.

    Buy this book. Read this book. Enjoy this book. Oh, and review this book.

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