In the week beginning with 1 Ix (Tues Sept 16th), we begin the story of the connection to what is sacred, to the altar, to the sacred site, to the medicines. The week of 1 Ix ends in the transformation of all things, which is 13 Keme. So in this part of the story the question is “what is sacred?” In this week we go through the process of finding what that is and then finishing with the transformation, the death process of everything that exists. However, in the middle of this week sits the day of 7 Ajpu (Mon Sept 22nd), the Lords of the Light and the hero twins. They are tested to see what is sacred- “are you sure you consider that sacred?” In this story, before it gets to the 7 Ajpu it must go through its purification, its cleansing, what we call the 6 Kawok (Sun Sept 21st)- the sweatlodge, the preparations that the Ajpus (the Lords of the Light) must go through. So that in the next day, in the 8 Imux (Tues Sept 23rd), the mind, we are very clear: what are we going to go forward with? Then we can have a spiritual birth on 9 I’q (Wed Sept 24th). And so it takes us through this beautiful story to end in what is it that is going to die, what is it that is going to transform in 13 Keme? (Sun Sept 25th). And what is it that is going to lead us down one of two roads: the good transformation into the butterfly, or the total death of the soul…