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Waqxaqui (8) B'atz Ceremonial Retreat at Deer Mountain

Renew your spirit and walk the beauty way. 

Tues May 13th - Sun May 18th, 2014
(5 Q'anil - 10 Aj)

Join Tat Erick Gonzalez and Nan Heddi Neale as we work with the important energies of the Mayan Calendar that take us through the "Mayan New Year" of 8 B'atz. We will be giving to ourselves, each other, and all of life through teachings, sacred gifting ceremonies, sweatlodges, a community Mayan Fire Ceremony, and personal Mayan Fire Ceremonies focusing on what we want to crystallize in our lives as we begin this new cycle of life!

The day of Waqxaqui (8) B'atz in the Mayan Calendar is celebrated by millions of the Maya throughout Guatemala and Central America as the day of Spiritual Renewal for all life that has come through the matrix, when another 260-day (9 month) cycle of Life is completed (this day is often referred to as the "Mayan New Year"). The energy of B'atz is that of the threads of life, the cords of energy that flow from our umbilical cords and connect us to all of our past and future generations, with 8 being the number of completion. It is a powerful opportunity to join together around the Grandfather Fire to weave our thoughts, prayers, intentions, and actions together for a better future on our Mother Earth. We offer generous amounts of ceremonial gifts to the fire in gratitude and payment for our lives and the spiritual and elemental forces that guide and protect us. We invite you to join us and weave your unique thread for peace and healing of our Mother Earth and each other!    
This ceremony is being opened up for the local communities to join us for the day... (see details below)
Loving contribution for full retreat:  $750  
Weekend only (Fri evening - Sunday): $400
Your generosity helps cover costs for Guatemalan ceremonial materials for personal fires, food, land contribution, & support of medicine people. 
Register HERE
(Registration will close on May 7th)
For more information, contact Kirana at 602.758.1213 or email  


Tues May 13th - 5 Q'anil 
Arrive between 1-4 pm
Head up hill for welcome, orientation, set up camps. Dinner and evening blessing around the campfire. 

Wed May 14th - 6 Toj
Sunrise ceremony to create and strengthen our relationships through generous loving gift exchange. Each person will bring something beautiful and special to be gifted to someone else, for the purpose of connecting to the Toj- the payment and the receiving. In this gifting ceremony we collectively and individually make a ceremonial action for each other, ourselves, and our spiritual connection to Life. 
Pilgrimage to the springs to give gifts to the source of life. Bring small, natural gifts for the springs, things like: flower petals, cornmeal, cacao, cedar, sage.
Dinner & rest

Thurs May 15th - 7 T'zi
Sunrise wood fire ceremony with offerings for Wuku (7) T'zi. Traditionally the women lead the ceremonies on this day as the carriers of the genetic code, and the children are brought closest to the fire. Special offerings are given to the fire on this day to bring nourishment and strength to the Mother Earth and the elemental and spiritual energies. 
Start fire for lodge after lunch, women's sweatlodge (and men's if there are enough men!) in afternoon. On Wuku T'zi we want to complete and let go of anything from the past cycle that we don't want to bring into the new cycle starting the next day on 8 B'atz. 
Dinner & rest 

Fri 5/16 - 8 B'atz
Sunrise ceremony
Breakfast & lunch prep
Prepare for ceremony
10 am - sharing and set fire
Noon - light fire 
Weekend-only people arrive at bottom of hill by 5 pm, head up hill, welcome and orientation, set up camps
Dinner at 7 pm
Sharing circle around campfire, get ceremonial materials ready for next day's fires 

Sat 5/17 - 9 E
Sunrise ceremony
Pilgrimage to Pop Jay with ceremonial materials 
Personal fires to birth our new destinies, focusing on "what do you want to crystallize for your life?" Teachings and instructions how to ceremonially holograph your vision through the ceremonial fire- creating a vortex of energy (elemental stargate) to shift the frequency of our experience in this world. And though that, the fire also creates a shifting in the collective consciousness of humanity. 
Integration circle in tipi
Dinner & rest

Sun 5/18 - 10 Aj 
Sunrise ceremony focusing on the staffs of our beings, anchoring ourselves between heaven and earth. 
7:30 am: Breakfast
9-11 am: Sharing circle & closing 
11 am: Pack up camps to be ready to go before lunch
12:30 pm: Lunch
2 pm: Depart to head down the hill
For more information, contact Heddi at or call 530.459.3471.   
Register HERE