December 2013 Newsletter
We are Star Children - New Mayan Design and 15% dicount coupon for the Holidays
As always, for the end of 2013 I've decided to create something meaningful for my friends from all around the world. So, this time my dear global friends from our global village I chose again the Image of the Mayan World Tree. The Mayan world tree is one of my favorite cosmic symbols, derived from the Mayan cosmology.
Now, since I do my best to stay true to the original symbol and it's meaning, I was glad to receive (after placing the diagram on my FB fan page) the following explanation from Nefer Khefri who holds a Phd In Mayan Studies:
The Image of the Mayan World Tree is an accurate depiction of the Ceiba Tree with it's bottle like trunk covered with thorns which reminded the ancient Mayan people the body of a crocodile. The crocodile tree became a symbol of the cosmos or the Milky way and the reason that I chose this symbol is because it is one of the first human symbols of the cosmos and because we are all eventually Star Children. Every atom in our body came straight out of the furnaces of long forgotten supernovas in the far regions of space.
Many of you asked me to create something with this beautiful tektite, which is known for it's spiritual characteristics. When I found these pieces of Moldavite a few months ago I knew that I have to come up with something special.
Last year on December 2012 I have made the first Mayan World Tree design. For those of you who are not familiar with the events that led me to create the first Mayan World Tree model, here they are again:
A few months ago, I took my family for a trip in the desert in the south of Israel. In order to avoid the banality of spending time in a hotel by the pool, I decided to take everyone on a night journey in the desert. We hired a guide with an old Landrover jeep and we went out into the desert. We spent the first hours observing foxes, desert rabbits, we spotted porcupine holes, and we looked at the sparkling lights that we discovered were the eyes of the Trapdoor spider. At the end of journey, we came to a valley, that received the name, "Valley of the Scorpions".At the entrance, we all received an ultra violet flashlights. When we entered the valley, we discovered that the flaslight revealed countless luminous dots.These were scorpions. The body of the scorpion contains a little bit of phosphorous which causes it to glow in the dark and to attract moths and other insects which it feeds upon.
The thing that attracted my attention was the sky above me. The expanse of the milky way was spread out above me. In the urban environment with all the artificial lights, we are not able to observe this beauty, but here in the desert when we get some distance from areas that are settled, the gateway to the expanse of the Universe opens up. At the time of quietly observing the desert skies enveloped by the psychedelic experience of luminous scorpions surrounding me, the Milky Way above me, with my youngest child of two years sleeping deeply in my arms and my elder daughter who is six was explaining to me about the desert animals, it came to me that I had found the perfect symbol for the end of 2012- The Mayan World Tree- the ancient symbol of the Universe and the Milky Way.
When we returned from the journey, my eldest daughter asked me," what are all those strange trees that are growing near the house?." "Which trees?", I asked in reply. "Look, Dad" and she pointed at a row of trees with huge pink-white flowers, with a bottle like trunk covered with thorns. This was the Crocodile Tree of the Maya-their symbol of The World tree and the Milky Way. The whole street and the whole area where I live is full of Ceiba trees... Cosmic perfection...
Thank you for reading
David and Ka-Gold Team