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Hanab-Ku
© 2006 Karen Speerstra & Joel Speerstra
[ from Hunab-Ku, pg. 153]

The Mayans, without the aid of telescopes, watched the night sky and created at least twenty different calendars, based on the movements of Venus, in particular, but also on Mars, and other heavenly bodies. They could see into the Milky Way and knew where its center was. They called that center, “The Galactic Butterfly.” The Hunab Ku. In the Mayan language Hun means One state of being and Ku means God. So we could roughly translate this glyph to mean “You are one with God.” Other translations are “One Giver of Movement and Measure,” “One Source of Limits and Energy.” Hunab Ku, as the “supreme God and ultimate Creator” acted as the gateway to other galaxies—a whirling disk or Mother Womb constantly creating new stars. And a new consciousness energy. Does your group sense an “opening of the ‘Worlds’?” The Maya sensed harmonic resonance and balance throughout every corner of their existence. They named and honored Cycles and Ages. How has your group, your community marked time? How have you cycled? What may be about to dramatically change? Do you sense being carried on an updraft of cosmic wind, as Hunab Ku suggests? Green: The Hunab Ku lies at the center of the book from which it’s taken, Hunab Ku: 77 Sacred Symbols for Balancing Body and Spirit. Let it hold and center you as well.