Maya Sacred Path to 2012 with Miguel Angel Vergara and Dr. Richard Jelusich

Wisdom of the Ancient Maya Teachers December 2 - 11, 2010

Connect with the wisdom of the Ancient Maya Teachers – Itzamná, Kukulkán & IxCheel – on this sacred journey to Mexico with Miguel Angel Vergara & Dr. Richard Jelusich.

On this journey we will connect with the energy of the Ancient Maya Teachers at key sacred sites through meditation and ceremonies. We will visit Chichen Itzá, the spectacular area of Rio Lagartos, Mayapan, the beautiful beach at Tucan Si-ho, the evocative Xtakunbilxunan Cave, and more. Our goal for this journey is to connect with the ancient wisdom directly from the source, from the ancient teachers themselves. We will listen for their messages and resonate with the vibrations they have left for us in the stones of their temples and pyramids. READ MORE

Tour Leader Dr. Richard Jelusich

Renowned spiritual teacher, healer, and author, Dr. Richard Jelusich, Ph.D. has been teaching, giving lectures, workshops, and private sessions for over 20 years. He is the author of Eye of the Lotus and I Can Relate.

Tour Leader Miguel Angel Vergara

Maya Master Teacher Miguel Angel studied for 17 years with Mayan elder and wisdom keeper, Don Vincente Martin, and teaches seminars in Mexico and abroad on Mayan shamanism, tradition, and culture. 


Miguel and Richard are among the best teachers I have met; they are extremely knowledgeable and yet very humble and approachable at the same time. Yee-Fun Lim, Singapore


Tour Description

Journey with us and learn the Wisdom of the Ancient Maya Teachers on our 2010 Maya Sacred Path to 2012 program. This is a tour series which began in 2005 and will be offered each year leading up to and past 2012, the end of the Mayan calendar. 

Each year we focus on different aspects of Mayan teachings and visit different Mayan sites as part of our journey. These journeys are for serious students who wish to evolve a deeper awareness of the true Mayan teachings and thus, evolve themselves through a spiritual awakening of cosmic consciousness.

Rio Lagartos in Mexico
Enjoying clay masks on the Rio Lagartos

Throughout our journey we will connect with three ancient Maya teachers: Itzamná, the first teacher who brought wisdom to the land of the Maya, Kukulkán, the feathered serpent and master of love and wisdom, and IxCheel/Ix Mukane, who represents the Sacred Feminine, Mother Nature, and the Heart of the Earth. These great teachers, representing Father, Son and Mother, are the Maya Forces of Creation, and it is they who will help us to be reborn in the mystical land of the Maya.

We will connect with each teacher at ancient Mayan sites throughout the beautiful state of Yucatán as well as in Campeche, focusing our connection in powerful sacred places. We begin by calling upon the Son, Kukulkán, at the sacred site of Mayapan, where we will be officially welcomed into the sacred land of the Maya with a special Opening Ceremony. We then deepen our connection with Kukulkán further at Chichen Itzá, one of the most well known ancient Maya sites, and now also one of the Seven Wonders of the World. We also visit the home of the great father, Itzamná, in the city of Izamal, a place where the sacred wisdom of the ancients is woven into the history and faith of the present day people. To connect with Mother/Grandmother Ixcheel/Ix Mukane, we immerse ourselves in the spectacular area of Rio Lagartos which lies within a 200 acre Biosphere Reserve and is home to an abundance of beautiful and majestic flora and fauna.

Beach Ceremony in Mexico
Our group preparing for a beach ceremony

We will also call upon her embrace and wisdom while in Campeche at the Tucan Si-Ho Playa Resort where we will join ogether in a special Ceremony for Mother Earth.

Our goal for this journey is to connect with the ancient wisdom directly from the source, from the ancient teachers themselves. We will listen for their messages and resonate with the vibrations they have left for us in the stones of their temples and pyramids. We will also feel their palpable energy at other sacred sites such as Edzná and Labná, and travel deep into the mysteries of the underworld at Xtakunbilxunan Cave.

Maya Teacher Miguel Angel Vergara
Our tour leaders Miguel Angel & Dr. Richard Jelusich

Accompanying us on our journey will be Miguel Angel Vergara Calleros, our teacher of the Maya Wisdom, who will lead us in sacred ceremonies and share the wisdom of the ancients he has gathered through his in-depth studies and vast experiences. Also joining us is Dr. Richard Jelusich, whose passion for, and connection with the Mayan world, have kept him returning to this wondrous land many times over. He too will share the insights and wisdom he has gathered from his experiences and will also lead us in discussion with informative evening lectures.

If you are drawn to this land and all its mysteries, now is the chance for you to share in an unforgettable and transformational journey with others of like mind and spirit. We welcome you to join us, but please book early to avoid disappointment as this journey is limited to 25 participants and they often fill up early on. Also, please note that it is not required that you commit to every year in the Maya Sacred Path to 2012 program, you may join us for one or more journeys as you please. Each tour is a stand-alone program.

Arrive in colonial Mérida and transfer to your hotel in the historic town centre. Mérida, now the capital of Yucatán, was once an important Maya city called Ich Kaan Ziho, “They Were Born into the Face of the Sky”. Even today, sitting in the main plaza in the centre of this city, you can feel the energy and vibration of the ancient temples that used to be there. Of course, in a sense, they are still there since the buildings around the park, the Cathedral and the Montejo House, were built from the stones of these ancient temples. It is a magical and vibrant centre of this Spanish Colonial city.

Most travelers will be arriving in the evening so we will save our introductions and briefing for the following morning.
(Overnight in Mérida at Los Aluxes Hotel)

Merida city in Mexico

This morning we explore the rarely visited sacred site of Mayapan, the sacred city of Kukulkán, considered “The Flag City of the Mayas”. The city was founded in the year 950 AD for the Maya Teacher Kukulkán, also known as the Feathered Serpent, the revered teacher who instructed the Maya in science, philosophy, art, religion, calendars, mathematics, and architecture. Mayapan was constructed with a very thick stone wall encircling it, leaving two narrow doors to enter into the city. In the middle of the city, the Maya built their temples, the largest one bearing similarities to the Temple of Kukulkán” found in Chichen Itzá, as well as a round temple, serving as the Astronomic Observatory, which included four doors facing the four directions of the Universe. Here, Miguel Angel will lead us in a special Opening Ceremony to welcome us to the land of the Maya before allowing us the opportunity to explore on our own and spend time in private meditation.

This evening we enjoy a lecture with Miguel Angel Vergara and Dr. Richard Jelusich, Wisdom of the Ancient Maya Teachers, where we will be introduced to three of the Maya Wisdom Teachers: Itzamná, IxCheel/Ix Mukane, and Kukulkán. Miguel Angel and Richard will talk about the symbology of these three teachers and how they represent the Forces of Creation, the Father, the Mother and the Son. The lecture will include how the cosmology of the “Holy Trinity” applies to the Whole Human Being. Richard will discuss how the Maya knew of our future legacy as activated luminescent light-body beings and the activation of our “future organ”, the pineal gland (sixth, or ajna chakra). Included will be a discussion of the evolution of consciousness and the circular and fractal nature of time as predicted by the Maya.
(Overnight in Mérida at Los Aluxes Hotel)

Climbing Mayapan in Mexico

Today we make our way to the city of Izamal, “The Dew of the Sky”, the first Maya city in Yucatán. Izamal is a beautiful and surprising place, unlike any other in the Yucatán. Known as the “Yellow City”, due to all the downtown buildings being painted yellow, it has some of the best examples of colonial architecture anywhere. Legend states that when Lord Itzamná arrived from Atlantis, he founded this city which still bears his name. It is said that when Lord Itzamná died, they placed his head in the north temple, his heart in the east temple, and his right hand in the west temple. The south temple is said to house his priests and disciples. Here we will visit the Franciscan Monastery which was built on the base of the main pyramid, and then cross over to the other side of town to visit the pyramid of Kinich Kaak Moo for our Ceremony of the Sun when we will activate the Light in each of us. We will enjoy a late lunch in the city of Izamal and then head east to Valladolid for the evening.
(Overnight in Valladolid at Hotel Mesón del Marqués)

Izamal in Mexico

This morning we visit the second city founded by Itzamná, Chichen Itzá, known as the “The Maya Cosmic University” and the capital city of Mayan wisdom. If Izamal is considered the spiritual centre, then Chichen Itzá would be the centre for learning, filled with gifts from the ancient teachers. Here, Miguel Angel will lead us through part of the initiatic path which will include visiting the Pyramid of Kukulkán, the Ball Court, the Sacred Cenote (Sacred Well), the Observatory, and more!

To escape the peak heat of midday, we make our way to the special Ik Kil Cenote for a refreshing swim followed by lunch and time to relax before returning to Valladolid. In the evening we shall return to Ik Kil cenote for a very special candlelight ceremony and blessing with the wise shaman, Don Florencio, and receive a “limpia” for spiritual cleansing.
(Overnight in Valladolid at Hotel Mesón del Marqués)

Visiting Chichen Itza in Mexico

Today’s Ancient Maya Teacher will be Ixcheel/Ix Mukane who represents the Sacred Feminine, Mother Nature, and the Heart of the Earth. We will thus, devote the day to the appreciation of the gifts of Mother Earth on our visit to the stunning area of Rio Lagartos (“alligator river”), a picturesque fishing village within the 120 acre Biosphere Special Reserve, a nature preserve comprised of mangrove forest, coastal dune vegetation, low deciduous forest, savannas, and hummocks. The area is home to over 350 species of native and migratory birds, including its famous and enormous flamingo colony, as well as other mammals and amphibians. Connecting with the elements of fire, air, water, and earth we will take a leisurely, yet exciting boat ride through the estuary to see the mangrove forest and the flamingos. After our wild encounter with the many animal species, we stop for a break at a very special beach area. Feel your burdens and tension lift off your shoulders as you float weightlessly in a salt water lagoon and then play in a natural therapeutic mud bath. We then board our boats and continue our river journey while our full body mud masks have time to work their magic. We then stop at another beach where we get to frolic in the water some more and wash off our mud masks before returning to our initial point of embarkation. This is sure to be a wonderful day full of exciting sensory experiences!
(Overnight in Mérida at Los Aluxes Hotel)

Rio Lagartos cruise in Mexico

This morning we leave the state of Yucatán and travel to Campeche to the Tucan Si-ho Playa Resort. Upon arrival, we will have time to settle in and relax at the beach. In the afternoon, we visit the Mayan site of Edzná, “The House of the Sacred Mantras”, a site known for its acoustic vibration with the universe. This sacred site is one of the most important Mayan sites in Campeche, constructed with a sophisticated system of canals, moats, and reservoirs for collecting rain water. Here, Miguel Angel will lead us in a special Sunset Ceremony.
(Overnight at the Tucan Si-ho Playa Resort)

Edzná in Mexico

Today we spend the entire day preparing for our very special Ceremony with Mother Earth. The day will consist of lectures with Richard explaining the purpose of the ceremony, as well as special practices with Miguel Angel to help us prepare for the ceremony so that we will be completely present in mind, body and soul. In the evening we will then gather on the beach at sunset, and with the use of specific Maya shaman techniques, we will each be led to experience a deep and personal connection with Mother Earth in our own unique way.
(Overnight at the Tucan Si-ho Playa Resort)

Si-ho Playa beach in Mexico

This morning we travel a little further into Campeche and enter the evocative Xtakunbilxunan Cave, considered to be one of the entrances to the Maya Underworld. Our time in the cave will allow us the opportunity to ground after last evening’s ceremony. The name in Maya translates as follows: Ix = Sacred Feminine, TAKUN = hidden, IL = place, XUNAN = lovers. We will enter deep into the earth to connect with Grandmother Ix Mukane, give her our thanks and offerings, and ask for her guidance. Miguel Angel will also enchant us with ancient stories and legends connected with this very special place. We then return to our resort for some free time at the beach before gathering together for a pre-dinner sharing circle to share some of our experiences, insights, and discoveries.

After dinner, we enjoy an informative lecture with Richard where he will discuss the cosmology of the Maya and the end of the long count calendar in 2012, and examine the various theories relating to this time. Will it be apocalyptic? Will it be a time of asteroids, phobos, comets, nibiru, galactic superwaves, or electromagnetic pulses? Richard will also share the ancient prophecies of the Maya Wisdom Teachings, discuss the spirituality and consciousness related to the core Mayan teachings, and teach us that is truly a time to “embrace your self” and not “brace your self”.
(Overnight at the Tucan Si-ho Playa Resort)

Xtakunbilxunan Cave in Mexico

This morning, enjoy some independent time to lounge on the beach or spend some time in private contemplation to reflect on your personal journey. We will then visit the ceremonial site of Labná where we will walk along the Sacbe and through a beautifully decorated Mayan arch, considered a gateway to another dimension. Here will connect once again with the energies of Mother Earth. After spending some time to soak in these energies, we will gather together for a special Closing Ceremony with Miguel Angel.

Later we return to Mérida for some last minute shopping time. In the evening we come together once more for our final Farewell Dinner.
(Overnight in Mérida at Los Aluxes Hotel)

Visiting Labna in Mexico

Transfer to the Mérida airport for your flight home.

Tranquil Merida in Mexico

Maya Sacred Path to 2012 with Miguel Angel Vergara and Dr. Richard Jelusich

December 2 - 11, 2010

Tour Includes:

  • 9 nights accommodation at 4 star hotels and beach resort
  • Breakfast Daily, 5 Lunches, and 5 Dinners
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers
  • Transportation by Private Coach
  • Hotel Taxes
  • Baggage Handling at the Hotels (1 bag per person)
  • Tips for Bellboys, Housekeeping, Restaurant Waiters, and Bus Driver
  • Fees and Gratuities for Tour Leaders
  • Admission to all sites as per itinerary
  • All Guide services as per itinerary


Added Features:

  • Travel with author and Maya Master Teacher, Miguel Angel Vergara Calleros
  • Travel with author and guest speaker, Dr. Richard Jelusich, Ph.D.
  • Participate in meditations, rituals and ceremonies at the Mayan sites
  • Lectures by Dr. Richard Jelusich, Ph.D. and Teachings on Mayan Cosmology by Miguel Angel Vergara Calleros
  • Candlelight Ceremony and Blessing with Shaman Don Florencio at Ik Kil Cenote
  • Sunset Ceremony with Mother Earth
  • Mangrove Boat ride in Rio Lagartos
  • Sound and Light Show at Edzna

Tour Does Not Include:

  • Airfare to Mérida, Mexico
  • Cancellation & Medical Insurance (ask us for a quote if your are Canadian)
  • Meals and drinks not specified
  • Cost to obtain valid passport
  • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks and telephone calls. Any item that is not specifically detailed on our website or in the final retreat itinerary.

Tour Price:

    • Double Room: USD $2,899 per person
    • Single Supplement: USD $550
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