Dawn of the Feathered Serpent 2018

Journey of Initiation

Far Travel to Teotihuacán, “the city where one becomes a god.” Arrive Saturday, March 10 depart Saturday, March 17, 2018. Fly into Mexico City – Lodging at Villas Arqueologicas Teotihuacán.

Teotihuacán was the location of my “Spirit Man” interaction where he referred to me as the mind and soul of Quetzalcóatl—the Sixth Sun.

Teotihuacán, “the city where one becomes a god,” is the birthplace of the Fifth Sun and the home of the prophet Quetzalcóatl and his religion. According to legend it is here where wisdom flourished and the arts and sacred science originated two thousand years ago. It was a ceremonial and spiritual/religious center as well as a city where all the people were extremely religious.

Today the ruins of this theocratic city lie in a semiarid valley on a plateau 30 miles north of Mexico City. The enormous four-step pyramid—the Pyramid of the Sun, dominates this magical place, 2000 meters above sea level. This pyramid was situated so that the sun set exactly in front of it on the day of the summer solstice. As a spiritual city, Teotihuacán’s main avenue, and the axis of the city, the “Street of the Dead” runs for almost two miles south to north beginning at the Citadel housing the Temple of Quetzalcóatl and ending at the Complex of the Plaza of the Moon. Along its entire length it is lined with palaces, pyramids and temples. Walking this throughway, as was done before by the Initiates of Teotihuacán, you carry out a symbolic and mythological journey of death and re-birth. As part of this process, you pass through and complete the ceremonies first at the Temple of Water, then the Temple of Fire, the Temple of Air and finally the Temple of the Earth. For the thousands of casual tourists that tread this path, they know little of these very ancient and ageless ceremonial acts of death and re-birth.

Day Trips:

Tula was the major city of the Toltec’s and according to legend had been founded by the mythological figure Quetzalcóatl (the Plumed Serpent), an ancient deity which the Toltecs had adopted from earlier cultures and worshiped as the god of Venus. The ruins of the archaeological site are concentrated in two clusters at opposite ends of a low ridge. Recent surveys indicate that the original urban area covered at least three square miles. The ruins include the remains of a palace, two ball courts and three temples shaped like truncated pyramids. The largest of the pyramid temples, which is surmounted by 15 foot (4.6 meter) columns in the form of stylized human figures, is thought to be dedicated to Quetzalcóatl. This pyramid has been restored and the tall statues, called Atlanteans (Los Atlantes), have been erected on its summit. A distinctive feature of the pyramid’s base is its walls covered with slabs of volcanic tuff, with bas-reliefs of jaguars and coyotes participating in a sacred procession. Directly to the east is the restored Templo de Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, or Temple of the Morning Star.

Calixtlahuaca was the main center of power in the 15th century of the Matlatzinca, one of four ethnic groups in the Valley of Toluca. One of its prominent structures is round and is thought to have been dedicated to Quetzalcoatl in his wind god identity—Ehécatl-Quetzalcóatl. It was built in a circular form so that it would not hinder the wind god’s entrance. But that shape also could be of a coiled snake and the temple could have been originally dedicated to the ancient serpentine creator god, and later dedicated to the god of wind by the Aztecs. A statue of Coatlicue, the Aztec earth-mother goddess who gave birth to the moon and stars and wore a skirt of snakes, was found here and is now at the Mexico City Museum of Anthropology.

Ehécatl-Quetzalcóatl appears to have functioned both as a patron of the regular priesthood and of those practitioners of various techniques which most anthropologists would classify as shamans.

Calixtlahuaca is not a tourist destination; we will be able to peacefully contemplate the esoteric power of this sacred site.

Itinerary:

March 10 — Arrive Mexico City; transfer to Villas Arqueologicas Teotihuacán, welcoming, and overview.

March 11 — Knowledge of the Plumed Serpent, Quetzalcóatl, while exploring the ancient site of Teotihuacán.

March 12—Teotihuacán; begin journey of initiation ascending the “belly of the serpent”

March 13 – Continue journey of initiation

March 14 – Day journey to Tula

March 15 – Day journey to Calixtlahuaca

March 16 – Completion, but really a beginning, journey of initiation: Pyramid of Moon and Sun. Celebration meal.

March 17 – Depart to Mexico City airport

This is a very basic itinerary. For more details, please contact us at bigcatthatflies@gmail.com

Fee: $1995. Breakfast daily, teachings, initiation, and transportation within Mexico. Does not include airfare to and from Mexico City.