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The Classic Lands of the Maya, Toltecs, and Aztecs Armchair Tour with John Van Auken
An Armchair Tour with John Van Auken, Episodes 1, 2 & 3
These Armchair Tours™ are an excellent way to explore these sacred sites, providing us with more detail and time to view, appreciate, and feel the art and teachings of the ancient world as they touch us deep within our souls.
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A message from John Van Auken:

Since this global pandemic has us confined to our homes and towns, we miss having the chance to explore the ancient and sacred lands of our collective spiritual heritage. I’ve created this series of video tours so we can feel the magic and mystery inherent in the art and texts of these early incarnations. Since we aren’t in large, noisy crowds and forced to move along faster than we’d like, I can actually provide you with more information, detail, and beauty than if we were physically on the sites! And, unlike a live tour, you can pause the program or view it at your own pace and take in the beauty and wonder of these sights as you ponder their meaning and majesty.

For the second Armchair Tour, I've developed a tour of the classic lands of the Maya, Toltecs, and Aztecs, with their strange and wonderful imagery, temples, and altars. This tour includes:

EPISODE ONE: Sacred Altars & Temples with the “Backstory”
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This first part of the 3-part tour provides us with important background about these people and their lands, including Cayce’s historical perspective. Then we explore the magnetized altars that were used to communicate with other dimensions. We’ll go to the magnificent temple complex at Palenque with its sacred temples and see their teachings. We’ll continue on to the astronomical observatory at Chichen Itza and explore the Mayan heavens. Then, we’ll travel on to the beautiful Edzna complex near Merida on the Yucatan Peninsula. Edzna’s connection with Piedras Negras will take us to structures deep in the highland rainforest of Guatemala.

EPISODE TWO: The Sacred Hill & the “Window” Pyramid
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The second part of our 3-part tour visits the massive complex of Teotihuacan (“the place where gods are created”) with its many pyramids, temples, and the famous Jaguar Palace of the beautiful “Spider” goddess, the avenue of the living dead, and a kundalini pyramid. We’ll read the Popol Vuh – “People’s Book,” with its fascinating creation story. We will journey to the highlands and the “Sacred Hill” of White Mountain, a massive hilltop complex. There we will see many temples and a stele showing grandmother giving the mase of power to grandson. We will also see the “chakra dancers” and the great ball court with its allegory of the game of life – including tips for winning the game of life. We will take a journey inside some of temples and pyramids. Then, on to the magnificent “Window” pyramid deep in the rainforest. Here we’ll see an amazing mural revealing stages of life.

EPISODE THREE: The Magician’s Pyramid & the Hidden Underworld
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The final part of our 3-part tour begins with visiting many of the massive pyramids, including Calakmul, Tonina, and Coba, ending with a major visit to the magical Magician’s pyramid at Uxmal (oosh-man), and its vast complex. We will hear the legend of an Atlantean priest named Iltar who may have built this pyramid. We’ll also learn about magic and “conjuring,” a common practice among medicine men and women in the early Americas. Then we will journey into the hidden Underworld, Xibalba (she-bal-ba), with the Dark Lords and the victorious Blood Maiden Xquic (sh-queek). She gives birth to the Hero Twins who defeat the Dark Lords in the ball game, representing the game of life. Finally, we will learn about the Mayan and Aztec calendars and their prophecies for the ages, particularly the age we are living in.

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These Armchair Tours™ are an excellent way to explore these sacred sites, providing us with more detail and time to view, appreciate, and feel the art and teachings of the ancient world as they touch us deep within our souls. Enjoy a tour like no other, an Armchair Tour™ with Edgar Cayce insights and my rare photos, videos, and interpretations.

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Enjoy a tour like no other, an Armchair Tour™ with Edgar Cayce insights and John Van Auken's rare photos, videos, and interpretations.
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John Van Auken is an internationally renowned speaker, a long-time A.R.E. staff member, a current director at A.R.E, and a popular leader of A.R.E.’s tours to sacred sites around the world. He is the author of numerous bestselling books including Edgar Cayce on the Spiritual Forces Within You, Angels, Fairies, Demons, & the Elementals, and is co-author of his most recent, Edgar Cayce on the Mysterious Essenes: Lessons from Our Sacred Past. His extensive knowledge of the Edgar Cayce readings, the Bible, ancient Egypt mysticism, world religions, and Christ Consciousness make him a popular and authoritative teacher.

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