Unite in the Heart of Guatemala for this Dawning of a New Era

Spiritual Pilgrimage and Ceremonies at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

December 18-23, 2012



Celebrate this historic planetary alignment prophesied by the traditional Maya as an epic time for peoples of all colors, religions and spiritual backgrounds to

 unite.  As we shed the old world, you are invited to harmonize with over a dozen, diverse spiritual leaders in three days of collective prayer for the coming of the Oxlajuj Baktun-  a new era that begins on Dec 21, 2012.   Come generate the originating pulse of this new era in a sacred circle at an ancient Mayan sacred site on the shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.  If ever there was a time to realign ourselves with the natural and spiritual vibrations of our world, the time is now. 




Register by contacting mayanshamanism@gmail.com
or call 530.459.3471


Confirmed Wisdom Keepers for these historic ceremonies
(click HERE for more details about the event)  



Tat OmeAkaEhekatl Erick González

Kaqchikel Mayan Ajq'ij (Daykeeper and Spiritual Leader) 

Spiritual Leader of Tinamit Junan Uleu - Earth Peoples United


OmeAkaEhekatl Erick González was born in Guatemala and moved to the U.S. with his parents when he was 11 years old. He was initiated into Native sacred rites over a thirty period with direct participation, teachings, and guidance from various Native spiritual elders from México, North America, Colombia, Peru, and Guatemala. In 1994, he received his sacred bundle and spiritual mission as a Mayan Ajq'ij. He works throughout the Americas supporting the work of international sharing and preservation of sacred wisdom teachings since 1977, promoting increased cooperation and unity between diverse communities throughout the world.



James Uqualla

Havasupi Medicine Man


Uqualla is from the Havasupi Tribe who live in the most beautiful and remote areas of the western Grand Canyon, Arizona. He is a recognized Spiritual Advisor, intuitive, Ceremonial Life Coach, Lecturer, and Workshop Facilitator. His journey has blessed him with the divine meetings of spiritual leaders, tribally, nationally and globally. His Sacred Oratory, a lecture, is heard through out Japan, Europe, South America, and the United States.    



Sherri Dick

Haida Traditional Weaver & Future Matriarch of the
Yaguuhlaanaas Clan


Sherri Dick is a young elder from the Haida Nation. She is a traditional weaver and teacher in the ancient techniques of Raven's Tail and Chilkat blanket making, and cedar bark and spruce root basketry. She has been an avid supporter and participant in many native ceremonial events. Sherri's mother Lavina White is the matriarch of her clan, the Yaguulaanaas, and she has been training Sherri for many years to someday assume her hereditary position. Sherri's goal has always been to connect the youth with Native Spiritual Ceremonies.




   Natem Anank

 Shuar Traditional Healer

Natem Anank was born in 1947 to the Shuar of the Sacred Waterfalls deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon. He is an Uwishin (traditional healer) guided by Arutam and the wisdom of his ancestors. Natem's mission in life is to help people, to preserve the Shuar culture, and to protect the beautiful rainforest the Shuar have called home for thousands of years. Currently living in the Pacific Northwest, Natem can often be found speaking to students of all ages and participating in conferences in the United States and abroad. He continues to be an active member of the Shuar community and works closely with his sons toward the goal of creating a Shuar owned ethno-biological preserve.





Nana Amalia Tun Chinico 

Kaqchikel Mayan Ajq'ij (Daykeeper and Spiritual Leader)


Nan Amalia is a Kaqchikel Maya Spiritual Guide from Patzún, Guatemala who works with the Ancestral Medicines. She also teaches about the environment and works to preserve sacred sites. She is currently receiving her certification as a Naturopath and has attended many international gatherings bringing the wisdom and ceremonies of the Maya to those attending. 




Grand Chief Woableza

 Lakota Elder & Holy Man


Grand Chief Woableza is a Lakota/Dakota Holyman and Wisdom Keeper of indigenous peoples.  He has traveled across the Americas for over 30 years gathering stories, songs and dances from the elders of many tribes.  Now, he shares that wisdom with people across the continent and around the world. Woableza is a great grandson of the famed Dakotah Sioux "Chief Ti Wakan" (Sacred Lodge) who was instrumental in restoring peace between the Dakota and the United States Army during the great Indian wars. He is a follower of the teachings of the famous Lakota Holyman, Chief Tatanka Iyotake (Sitting Bull).



Tat Mario Ovalle Chavez 

Kiché Mayan Ajq'ij (Daykeeper and Spiritual Leader) 


Tat Mario is Kiché Maya from the Santa Lucia Utlatlan, Solola, Guatemala and is an Ajq'ij (Daykeeper & Spiritual Leader). His Mayan name is Tojil, and he is an Ajq'ojom (plays the sacred songs of the marimba) and an Ajpixa'b (Counselor). 




Sweet Medicine Nation

Chickasaw/Choctaw Healer


Sweet Medicine Nation is a gifted healer, artist, educator, singer, author and storyteller who shares her lessons with passion, kindness, eloquence, wisdom, and humor, awakening us to the sacred realities present everywhere. She lectures and conducts workshops worldwide on cultural anthropology and comparative religions symbology. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Four Winds Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and sustainability of Native Ways within our world family. Of Chickasaw/Choctaw descent, Sweet Medicine is honored as a Delegate for the Indigenous Congress of the Americas.




Patrick Scott

Traditional Dine' (Navajo) Artist 


Born in Tuba City, Arizona and raised in White Mesa, Patrick Scott is of the Bitterwater Clan. Raised very traditionally, Patrick did not speak any English until he  was introduced to the boarding school system at age seven. His creations can be found in permanent collections of major museums as well as galleries and private collections that span the globe. His ceremonial prayer fans, gourd rattles, staff sets and drumsticks are valued by the Native American community for use in their own tribal ceremonies, healing rituals and other religious purposes.



hua anwa


Hua Anwa 

Metis Clan Mother 


Clan Mother Hua Anwa is a Metis Elder and teacher of mixed Mayan and Cherokee descent. She is an adopted Chumash who has been leading ceremony on the Central Coast of California for nearly thirty years. She is the Spiritual Leader of Circles of Empowerment, a Native American inspired Medicine Way.








Abba Liban Debassah Guyo 

Oromo Elder 

Debassah is a keeper of the oral histories of the Oromo/Borana people of East Africa. A highly respected seer and mystic and inheritor of a family lineage that preserves the Oromo's knowledge.  Originally from Ethiopia, Dabassah established a school in Kenya to preserve Oromo wisdom and tradition.   






Vern Williams

Haida artist and composer 


Vernon Williams is a Haida/Nisgaa born on Haida Gwaii.  He belongs to the Kuunlaanas Raven Clan.  He is a carver of argillite, wood flutes and whistles, as well as a maker of beautiful drums and rattles; all of which is made on commission or for ceremonial use.  Vernon is also a composer of Haida songs.  His Indian name is "Gumdumaay" which means  "The Song Bringer" or "The Song".  He is one of only two people who have had the ability to compose new Haida songs in the last half a century or more.   




Nan Sandra Xoquic Cuc

Kaqchikel Mayan Ajq'ij (Daykeeper and Spiritual Leader)


Sandra is Kaqchikel Maya from Solola, Guatemala and was trained as an Ajq'ij (Daykeeper & Spiritual Leader) at the age of 14. She has worked with different communities throughout Guatemala for many years with the theme of spirituality, the environment, and sacred art as a way of communicating with the world. 





Tat Gilberto Guarcax González 

Kaqchikel Mayan Ajq'ij (Daykeeper and Spiritual Leader)


Tat Gilberto is a Kaqchikel Mayan Aj Q'ij, a musician and dancer. He has spent the past ten years investigating and recreating ancient Mayan art, as one of other young Mayan Kaqchikel artists that were born during a generation surrounded by war, genocide and a resurging Maya social and political movement. He turned to Mayan elders to learn with a goal of revaluing the ancient Mayan rhythmic arts (music, dance, theatre) creating performances that reflect a holistic blend of these arts and a spirituality that draws from, and responds to, living tradition.



Erika Stocker

Haida singer and dancer 


Erika Raelene Stocker, Got Gus, is Haida of the Yak'laanaas Raven Clan. She is a direct descendant of Foam Woman, the Mythological Ancestress of the original Raven Families. Her Families main Crests are the Raven, Three Fin Killer Whale, and Grizzly Bear.

Erika played the drum and sang and danced since the age three, and has continued to perform all of her life at public functions of the Haida Nation. Arts and culture have always been the cornerstones of Erika's life. 




 Getachew Wakjira
Oromo elder


Originally from Ethiopia, Getachew is an Oromo social leader who is currently residing in Minnesota. He speaks his native language fluently and serves as a translator between Oromo and English to help bring awareness about his culture. He often travels with Debassah Guyo to help share their ceremonies and teachings with people from other cultures.  




Nan Heddi Neale

Mayan Ajq'ij (Daykeeper and Spiritual Leader)


Nan Heddi Neale has been working to support the exchange of indigenous

wisdom alongside her husband, Tata OmeAkaEhekatl Erick González, since 1998. Fluent in Spanish, she has helped organize, facilitate, and interpret for various international Councils and ceremonial gatherings with Mayan and other indigenous elders, as well as non-native peoples from all over the world. In 2005, Nan Heddi received her sacred bundle and spiritual mission as an Ajq'ij in the Mayan tradition. She is also President and a Founder of Earth Peoples United




For more information and to register for this event, contact us at mayanshamanism@gmail.com or call 530.459.3471.   




On this trip you will join us in ceremony and intercultural sharing from sunrise on December 19th until sunset on the 22nd making spiritual offerings and prayers, sharing our chanupas, our dances, our ceremonies to All our Relations, the Mother Earth, and our universe. Through the Mayan Fire Ceremonies we will be realigning and focusing our prayers so that we can all create a communiqué to the world. 


We will be staying at the Tiosh Abaj Retreat Center and traveling to the Patziapa sacred site for an overnight prayer vigil and sunrise ceremony on December 21st to bathe in the rays of the New Sun.    


Space is limited to 120 people from the international community to join with the Maya and other indigenous leaders from many nations in celebration of this historic time. 


Cost: $1895 - covers ground transportation to and from Guatemala City to Santiago Atitlan, lodging in Santiago Atitlan (shared rooms and dorm-style), food, boat transport to and from Patziapa, sponsorship of Mayan elders, ceremonial materials, donation to Earth Peoples United and more...  


Participants are responsible for their own airfare to and from Guatemala City, as well as overnight accommodations if arriving the day before or leaving the day after the event dates. We will be providing 2 buses leaving at 10 am and 1 pm on Tues 12/18 to Santiago Atitlan from Guatemala City, and leaving to return to Guatemala City/Antigua on Sun 12/23 at 7 am and 11 am. Anyone not making these times will need to arrange their own transportation to & from Santiago Atitlan.   


For more information and to register, contact mayanshamanism@gmail.com or call 530.459.3471.