August 5, 1986 to September 4, 1986


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Mystery; the sacred; a Greater Reality of Spirit; human need for meaning; need to understand the context of beliefs; meditation and prayer; retreat and repentance; sacrifices made in order to find the peace that resides at the very center of one' being; special places of worship; precedence of spiritual values over material values; deepest destiny; synthesis and coordination; hidden direction and power; Crown chakra: the "thousand-petaled lotus", seat of Divine awareness and bliss at the top of the head.


Gifts, body, ritual, feasts, mudra, mating, charity, courtship, endurance, hospitality, completion, spontaneity, acting "as if", spiritual tools, ceremony of the dance.

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Over the months leading up to my first encounter with the culminating seventh Moon of my first lunar year on The Lightning Path, I had experienced a gradual build-up of psychic energy. That energy peaked during this Moon cycle as once again, as in my revelation of the existence of The Lightning Path half a year earlier, I experienced a powerful insight into the depths of my metaphysical research. In an exalting moment of insight, I saw in my mind’s eye how two of the central symbolic systems at the core of my work, the lunation cycle and the I Ching, were completely congruent symbolic representations of the same spiritual essence!

Lunation Cycle/ I Ching Synthesis

I had been working studiously with both systems for more than a decade, never having consciously related the two. Now, in a moment of intellectual fusion, the two became one. The energy released from this fusion was tangible and compelling. The effect on my psyche of what was now a second astounding moment of mystical insight on The Lightning Path was profound. During the weeks and months following, a flood of insights led me to formulate an integrated synthesis of the four major symbolic systems I had been working with over many years: astrology, I Ching, the Tzolkin and the chakra system. The synthesis is extensive and as resources allow, I will share more about it through this website.

So powerful was my experience of synthesis during this Moon that I have continued to ponder the nature of the number and glyph aligned with it on The Lightning Path. One of the conclusions I have come to is that 7 MANIK refers to none other than the immortal archetypal ancestor of all humanity and is the same presence invoked in the common Mayan greeting, “In Lak’ech”, which means “ I am another yourself.”

Empowered by my encounter with 7 MANIK, I plunged into my research further and over the duration of the Moon cycles extending from SEVEN MANIK to THIRTEEN BEN, final Moon in my passage through the The Temple of Fingers and Toes, I formulated most of the graphics, systems and practices that form the basis of a process I eventually came to call "light body activation." Evocative of that process are the images below and at right which consolidate many of the symbolic systems mentioned above:



Synthesis of Astrology, I Ching, Tzolkin and Chakra System


Working with a personalized version of this template to apply its coded wisdom directly to one’s life constitutes a form of yoga and, like all yogic practices, East or West, its purpose is to facilitate communion of the individual self with the Greater Self or Godhead -- never an easy task. Success only comes through the attainment of deep states of compassion and understanding of the human condition. This implies mastery of what the Maya call "the seven powers of light". Such mastery is implies that the serpent power which initially lies hid at the base of the spine has been given wings, hence, the image of Feathered Serpent.


Feathered Serpent - Bright Guide of Interior Reflection

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