PRIMEVAL MEMORY - "in search of the meaning of life"

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PRIMEVAL MEMORY collection is inspired by TZOLK'IN - the sacred MAYA CALENDAR. The 260-day Tzolk'in is the oldest calendar cycle, known by humanity. It's dating back to at least 600 BC. While some scholars are still searching for an astronomical basis for this cycle, most agree it was based on the nine month human gestation period.


For those who seek meaning of their life - the Maya calendar is where they will find it. For the modern Maya of Highlands Guatemala, who call the sacred calendar the Cholq'ij, each of the day names included in the calendar has its own spirit. The day on which you were born defines your soul, character and destiny. In this regard, the tzolk'in is the closest correlate to the western notion of astrological signs.


There is a unique day name for each of the 260 days (KIN), no weeks or months. The 260-day calendar consists of 20 symbols, each one counted 13 times in the cycle.

 

The 260-day is very much still in use among the Maya communities of the Highlands Guatemala and Chiapas. They are still aware of their 260-day birthday. Counting through the 260-day calendar gives the power of divination.

 

Each day has its own qualities, and the meaning is interpreted based on the circumstances and questions asked.
 

Each day is addressed with titles of respect and as a living spirit or force of nature.