Archive for October, 2011

Upgrade Your DNA at Chichen Itza Next Month

October 27th, 2011 by ejalbright

I’ll be the first to say it. I think most New Age stuff is hokem, but on the other hand, I was wrong about high cholesterol in eggs being bad for you, so I guess I don’t know everything.

Hence I’m passing along this upcoming event. On Dec. 9-12, Toby Alexander, a.k.a. Swami Shivananda Brahmananda, will be in Cancun and at Chichen Itza to “activate your DNA.” What is DNA activiation? According to Alexander’s website

Most people know that DNA is the ‘blueprint of life’ and is located in every cell of the body. In addition to each chromosome 2 strand double helix of DNA, there are an additional 10 etheric strands of DNA available to each human, which have been dormant since the beginning of recorded history. Each additional strand possesses attributes that permit the individual to perform greater human accomplishments. Scientists acknowledge that we currently only use 3% of our current 2 strand DNA. Thus we live in a society where people are sick, unhappy, stressed out, create wars, have difficulty experiencing love, and are totally disconnected with the universe. Most people have to meditate for many years just to have a so-called ‘mystical’ experience, that’s how disconnected we are now. Imagine activating 100% of your 2 strand DNA, PLUS 10 additional strands! You will go from using 10% of your brain to becoming a multi-dimensional being with psychic, telepathic, and manifestation abilities beyond anything you’ve ever dreamed of.

Normally I don’t write about this sort of thing, but Alexander’s background caught my eye. He spent 10 years as an SAP consultant before finding his true calling uncorking DNA potential. I still write about SAP, so I figured out of professional courtesy I’d give him some ink.

If you are interested in joining Alexander, sign up HERE.

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Hurricane Rina Approaches Yucatan

October 26th, 2011 by ejalbright

Hurricane Rina, currently a category 2 storm, is expected to strengthen and strike the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula near Cancun tomorrow (Thursday).

The National Hurricane Center is tracking the storm with regular reports in English (found HERE).

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Confirmed: Maya Museum in Merida Under Construction

October 25th, 2011 by ejalbright

As reported yesterday, construction has begun on the Museo del Mundo Maya (Museum of the Maya World) in northern outskirts of Merida, capital of Yucatan state.

Although the site is surrounded by a large fence, a friend of this blog managed to snap a few photographs confirming that the museum buildings are under construction. Walls have been raised and scaffolding several stories high erected.

The cost of the museum last year was estimated at 700 million pesos, approximately $52 million U.S. Originally the plan had been to open the museum on Dec. 21 of this year, but delays in arranging funding postponed the beginning of construction until now.

The museum is on property next to the state’s convention center. The theme of the design will be based around the revered ceiba tree, which the Maya believed symbolized their cosmology, from its branches that reached into the heavens to the roots that extend into the underworld. The large scaffolding in the photo below may indicate where, according to architectural drawings, a giant pillar is to be constructed.

According to original plans, which may have changed, the museum will be 22,000 square meters (237,000 square feet) and will include exhibition halls, gardens, cafe, gift shop, and IMAX theater. Funding for the project comes from a Proyectos de Prestadores de Servicios (PPS), a private/public partnership, of which the museum will be the first ever type in Yucatan state.

The museum in one of a series of construction projects envisioned by the state, including the Palacio de la Civilización Maya, another Maya museum slated to be built not far from Chichen Itza.

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Maya Museum to Open in Merida in June

October 24th, 2011 by ejalbright

Construction is underway on Museo del Mundo Maya (Museum of the Maya World) in northern outskirts of Merida, capital of Yucatan state. The museum is slated to open in June.

Museo del Mundo Maya has been in the planning stages for months, and the foundation hole had been dug around a year ago. A few weeks ago work began on the parking lot of the structure, which, when completed will hold some 750,000 objects related to Maya history, from prehistoric times to today.

The museum is one of two proposed by the government of Governor Ivonne Ortega Pacheco. Another museum, Palacio de la Civilización Maya, is proposed for Yaxuna, a few kilometers from Chichen Itza. The governor has yet to find funding for the project.

When opened, the Merida museum will be “a museum to break paradigms in the sense that the Mayan culture will not be seen as an archaeological culture but alive, active and changing,” said José Enrique Ortiz Lanz, director of the project, told El Universal.

The museum “will return the voice to communities,” he says. At other museums, “experts speak of people as if they were people without a voice.” The Maya will be allowed in this museum to tell their own story.


Yucatan Signs Contract for Merida Maya Museum

Construction Begins on Museum Near Chichen Itza

Construction on New Maya Museum in Merida to Begin Dec. 21

More Details Emerge about “Palace of the Maya” Near Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza Gold Going to New Yucatan Museum, Gov. Says

Museum Dedicated to Maya to Begin Construction

Both Chichen Itza and Merida to Get Maya Museums

BULLETIN: Proposed Maya Museum Moved to Chichen; Expropriation Seems Doubtful

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Chichen Itza’s El Castillo Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

October 20th, 2011 by ejalbright

El Castillo, the famous pyramid at Chichen Itza, recently illuminated in pink light. (Photo Robert Espitia/SIPSE)

Everyone and everything is going pink these days to bring awareness to the risks of breast cancer, even the ancient Maya monuments.

Earlier this week Chichen Itza’s great pyramid, El Castillo, along with Uxmal’s Temple of the Magician and the Monumento a la Patria in Merida, were bathed in pink light as part of the Mexico’s national campaign to bring breast cancer awareness, “Tócate 2011” (“Touch Yourself 2011”, an allusion to the importance of performing self exams to detect lumps in one’s breasts).

In a ceremony led by Yucatan Governor Ivonne Ortega Pacheco, in the last four years the number of mammograms performed in the state increased by 500 percent, and the number of deaths by breast cancer have fallen.

For more, see the SIPSE article HERE.

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State of Yucatan Announces Changes to Chichen Itza Entrance

October 18th, 2011 by ejalbright

The main tourist entrance to Chichen Itza will be getting some cosmetic enhancements, such as signage in languages other than Spanish and a giant Mexican flag, according to the state government director in charge of the site.

Jorge Esma Bazan, director of the state agency Cultur that shares oversight of Chichen Itza, visited Chichen Itza last week to go over the proposals for changes to the entrance as well as meet with representatives of the vendors who sell trinkets to tourists inside the archaeological zone, the Diario de Yucatan reported.

The director said he came “to talk with the artisans to hear their problems and to seek the order of stallholders.” Hundreds of vendors invade the archaeological zone each day and set up makeshift stalls along the paths to the various monuments.

The roof of the tourist entrance to the site also has leaks that will be repaired, Esma Bazan said.

Esma Bazan said he did not come to Chichen to discuss a concert by Mexican singer Juan Gabriel at Chichen Itza. In August, Yucatan Governor Ivonne Ortega Pacheco announced that the concert, which had been rumored for months, would take place. As yet no date has been set.

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