Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you.
If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here.
No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You must let it find you.
~From Traveling Light: Collected and New Poems by David Wagoner.
2012 and the Venus transit of the Sun
June 6, 2012
For two decades I have been studying the Quetzalcoatl myth and its relation to the end of the Fifth Sun in the
Mesoamerican calendar. (Quetzalcoatl was Kukulkan to the Mayans.)
I would like to share with you some of the material I have written on this. The first is an informal work written before the
first Venus transit in 2004. The second is an unpublished academic paper in which you will find all of the sources carefully
cited. I think you will find that it adds a profound dimension to the meaning of the calendar date 2012, which was of such
importance throughout Mesoamerica as the end of the 5125 year era of the Fifth Sun and the birth of a new age. The links