Hi! My name is Mariela and I am so happy to share my first CD with you.
The intention behind the creation of this music for the soul, besides providing a beautiful and relaxing experience, is to serve as a meaningful and practical tool for conscious evolution. The melody and instruments were carefully selected to help you get in tune with the energy/frequency while facilitating the process of self-reflection and transformation.
These unique songs were created and recorded exclusively for MayanKin only using classical and sacred instruments in a “live” setting, and without the addition of digitally generated sounds.
I hope you enjoy the music as much as we enjoyed creating it!
Why “From Conscious Re-Birth to Illumination”?
Tzolkin, the Sacred Mayan Calendar, guided several Mesoamerican cultures and is still in use in the Highlands of Guatemala (Cholq'ij). This 260-day cycle, commonly referred to as Mayan Astrology, is based on a combination of 20 day-signs and 13 numbers. The songs on this CD were inspired by the twenty archetypes of the Dreamspell, a modern interpretation of the ancient Maya Tzolkin.
The Tzolkin, which is about the same length as the gestation of a human being, embodies a path of self-discovery and re-connection with one’s essence and all that is. The first archetype, the nurturing energy of Imix (Red Dragon), initiates the journey with the power of Birth. And, shining in its own light, Ahau (Yellow Sun) closes the cycle with strength and Illumination. Symbolically, ‘From Conscious Re-Birth to Illumination’ represents an Awakening path, from remembering who you truly are to unfolding your greatest potential and Life Purpose during this magical journey.
The Process of Creation
Since 1999, when I was first introduced to the Mayan Calendar, I’ve been following the Tzolkin cycles and living by them daily. I envisioned one day creating my own CD with the intention of sharing with others a powerful way to connect with and feel the energies through the loving vibrations of sound. Mike Whitebread, a wonderful soul and great musician, helped me to make my dream come true thirteen years later!
Over a year passed from the moment I shared my idea with Mike for the first time until we had the Master CD in our hands. For several months, we met on a regular basis for him to first become familiar with the Tzolkin energies and connect with the archetypes meaning in depth. The recording itself was developed in four phases. As a base, several songs were recorded in a studio where Mike and Hilary played guitar and violin simultaneously. Mike recorded the other songs by himself using guitar or piano. And, once the twenty melodies were created, Mike enhanced the songs with piano, three types of guitar, two different drums, a handmade flute and a zither (instrument similar to a handheld harp).
The last part of the project was my favorite! To add natural sounds, Mike and I played some of my sacred handmade artisanal instruments from Argentina and the Sacred Valley in Peru, including a kalimba, rainstick, feathers, storm instrument, wood croaking frog, Toca seed shaker and various shamanic rattles. We also used my crystal bowl (Heart chakra F note) and Tingsha or Tibetan bells. This final phase happened over a period of several days during which my sacred room at home also became a kind of a recording studio. My beloved Buddha fountain performed the water sound for a couple of songs :)
And, finally, Mike performed his magic and put it all together! Each song starts with the Tingsha bell followed by a 3 second pause that invites you to get in tune with the frequency and let it transport you to a different dimension.
What an amazing and fun project it was! I am so grateful to Mike for his music, enthusiasm, creativity and patience, to Hilary Sloan and Steve Christensen for being part of the creative process and to Pat Perry for writing the beautiful archetype poems. If you are interested to further exploring the Tzolkin or read the poems, please visit my website www.MayanKin.com. You can also check your birth sign in the Daily Tzolkin and see which song refers to your own energy.
In order to keep the CD as eco-friendly as possible, it comes in an eco-wallet packaging without a plastic insert and made with a high percentage of recycled board stock. Also, it has been printed in non-toxic vegetable-based inks.
Celebrating the closure of a cycle and the Dawn of a New Era
Co-creating a New Reality uniting Body, Mind, Heart and Soul
For a world of Infinite Possibilities with Purpose and Meaning
The change is NOW and we are the CHANGE!
In Lak’esh - I am another yourself,
(Yellow Electric Star)