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GLOBAL BURNER: Sacred Fire Ceremonies

The Element of Fire

Fire holds the power of transmutation, able to change the form and structure of other Elements. Honoring Fire as a Sacred Element through which we can purify and release those things that no longer serve. On the traditional Medicine Wheel path we bring our prayers of tobacco to send up the smoke of our prayers. We offer blessings to honor and feed it. Traditional gifts are chocolate or raw liver. What we bring to the fire is released into the Hands of the Creator. We feed the Fires of Creation.

There are many traditional ways of Sacred Fire Ceremony. The Maya and Native American tradition lay a circle of cornmeal and mark the 4 directions with the cross made of tobacco. The Mayan incorporate candles, sugar, flowers, and consecrate the Earth with tequila. Prayers are offered to the 4 directions, for the Inspiration of the East, the Relationships of the South, the Unknown Journey of the West, and the Wisdom of the North.

As an offering for the Global Burner day, the Fire Ceremony page offers a way to observe a sacred fire ceremony indoors.

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much love, in lak’ech, Debra

New Year Celebration, Highlands of Guatemala

Greetings Kin,

A Mayan Daykeeper who lives in a village near Lake Atitlan, shared a photo from the New Year’s Celebration on WAXAJQIB B’AATZ (8 Monkey/CHUEN). Jen has become “family” connected through the journal. She’s a touchstone to a way of life, and shares insight on the K’iche traditions. She spent the day in the highlands for the celebration in Momostenango. ~Debra

The Circle: A Spiritual Tool

The Circle: Heart of the Seed
Flint/Etznab Cycle of Creation

Greetings Kin,


Ensō to Breath, DMalmos The Ensō is a form of single stroke artwork (the circle), representing a moment in time, however it expresses itself.

The Haab Year Bearer, 6 Deer/MANIK, falls in the Galactic Week (trecena) of 1 Wind/IK. These are times noted for dramatic change. The Guardian of the Wind/IK trecena is 13 Jaguar/IX. The “Earth Magic” of Spirit in Communion with the Creator is a Promise inside the Seed, for this Haab Year.

Flint/ETZNAB also holds the Element of Air. We are learning the Breath of Creation. Remember the Power of Sacred Breath. (Breath Work)



Astrologers have already forecast 2020 as a very significant year. The Haab Year Bearer for 2020 is 8 Earth/CABAN, Mother Earth in its zenith position. The Haab New Year for 2020 is 02/20/2020.

This is a very important trecena. It’s significance is synchronicity with Planetary, Lunar, and Solar Endings and new Beginnings.

A recent Solar Eclipse began a new cycle of Solar Light. There was an interruption of incoming photons that created an ending and new beginning of the Sun’s influence on our body’s circadian rhythms (in the physical realm). In the realm of Spirit, a cycle of incoming Light was completed, and now we are manifesting new Light.

We are approaching a Lunar Eclipse, Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius July 27th –Quantum Leap” ~Barbara Goldsmith

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Our Aural History | Laura Grace Weldon

Greetings Kin, Laura Grace Weldon’s post shares wonderful insight on our relationship to Sound and Vibration from a scientific perspective, and personal experience. She reminded me of the Silence of Deer, and remembering the sounds we heard from the womb.

Thank you Laura Grace!

in lak’ech, Debra

“We carry aural memories with us forever. What sounds make up who you are?”

Source: Our Aural History | Laura Grace Weldon

Eve of the Eagle/MEN Trecena: Ceremony of Initiation

Initiating Ourselves into the Eagle/MEN Trecena

Sacred Ritual allows us to create a physical representation of something in Spirit. Through ritual we are able to establish a relationship with Spirit that can be experienced in the physical world.

My first offering for the new Ceremonial Arts page is a Ceremony of Initiation. The Ritual offers a traditional way to initiate ourselves into a new beginning. This is ritual that can be used at the beginning of each trecena, or at the beginning of every new day.

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Details of the Ceremony are offered on the Ceremonial Arts page, linked on the Main Menu under Medicine Path.

Observing the 4 Days Preceding the Mayan New Year


A Message from Minisa Crumbo Halsey on preparations and Sacred Ceremony in observance of the New Year on 8 Monkey/CHUEN (July 4, 2016)

5 Lamat

I visited the Longhouse this morning after last night’s FIVE PERSON grief release and celebration of life ceremony that life might go on ‘in a good way’.

The tea lights were STILL glimmering.
I removed the directional lava and rose quartz stone beings from the fire ring to the side.
Any charred wood ends were removed.
Small, long-handled, old broom swept ash from the center, up and over the sides of previous ash ring rakings.

A WHITE center and bottom of the fire pit revealed itself..the other side revealed it’s face and UNIFIED WITH THE OUR CONSCIOUS WORLD… THE FIRE RING CENTER.

The directional stone beings and rose quartz beings were returned to the fire ring perimeter.
The small, old broom then swept out, completely, ALL, of our previous track…in the entire Longhouse..to the door… creating a RE-NEWED field whereby the new tracks and paths will be laid down on a clear, purified and unified ground…in a sacred manner we walk.

We will walk there four days in ceremony..this 5 Lamat, being the first of the four days of the Mayan New Year observances.

Fires are being built and prayers offered wherever DayKeepers and sweetgrass swingers live, sing, breath and dance.

Dream and make personal and collective ceremonies of Unified Intent according to dream and vision drawn from your life and offer it to Life.

In the Spirit of Art, Beauty and Love…forever

Ceremony Update: Eve of the Monkey/CHUEN Trecena

The Birds and Bees of Summer

A Message for the Trecena of Monkey/CHUEN
by Minisa Crumbo Halsey

Let us place some time and attention apart in order to move into and more deeply with the divine and eternal concepts of balance and harmony. Love and the red gifts of the heart are flowering, even fruiting and seeding with those of us who reside in the northern hemi-shell of our beautiful Mother Earth which is in turn, shone down upon and energized by our beloved Father Sky Sun.

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