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El Pilar 3 - H Gibson - Big Tree1  With one of the trees growing on top of the buildings at El Pilar.

Visit to El Pilar, Mayan City. 2 May 2018

From all the Mayan Ruins in the area I truly wished to visit El Pilar.

One morning we woke and I just knew I needed to go, today, before the roads deteriorated further by rain.

I was warned by Rosario Panti and other local guides that the road is bad and one should phone ahead and find out if it was accessible. A helpful hint is not to go in the rainy season.

El Pilar is sometimes shown as being excavated on Google, in truth, do not be disappointed to find only a small section opened up. The rest of the buildings are left undisturbed at this stage, so if you wish to experience a 'discovery' of still undisturbed exploration, El Pilar will be the first place to visit. It is quiet, a quick walk through of about two to two and a half hours and ideal for meditation and just taking the area in.

Clear, easy to follow maps make it a pleasant experience.

As to the photographs taken, my household knew that when I needed to go somewhere, 'things' always happen in the background. The broader their mother's smile, the more 'things' are happening and the more uncomfortable they get.

Indeed, so many things happened at the small section we visited. Metaphysical 'things' that I could really not stop smiling as a human being. These are the things that happen when a person operates between worlds, the hidden energetic happenings that make up the rest of life most people are not even aware of.

Many years ago, my Soul-Spirit used to frequent these areas. Even today the Guardians and some of the Spirits I used to know are still around these areas. To physically meet up with them was such an honour and so special for me no matter what emotions it elicited within me.

To walk old haunts and see how everything had become while seeing on a visionary level how everything used to be is just beyond words! I did not expect this to happen. I did not expect anything to happen at all, just that I felt this was where I needed to be, for whatever reason.

We explored, took in the sight, sounds and smells. This magickal experience no-one can ever take from us, as magick it was indeed. Yet time is too short and soon we had to return to our usual affairs.

Treading those 'hallowed hallways' was fun, exciting, adventure, and light, yet deep down, seeing in vision all that had been, long ago, you hear and see and swallow bitter tears. I cried when we got home and I had an alone moment, just cry for the beauty of it all, for the opportunity to be here, for staying in this wonderful place, for being still in the flesh on this Earth.

And while I shed silent tears for times gone by, old friends found but no friendships rekindled, seeing that nothing is permanent but all transient, it reminds me of so many places I've left and returned to years later, to find either nothing, or ruins.

Thus, for now the connection has been made. We will have to see where things go to from here and what will happen next. What this new path will entail.

Han Gibson

Copyright © 2018 H Gibson Chronicles of Han

El Pilar - Map     El Pilar - 26 - H Gibson 2 May 2018

El Pilar 1 - Inside Shaman home  El Pilar 5 - H Gibson in Mayan Ruins  El Pilar 5 - To Main Plaza of Nohol

                                                                      Inside the Ruins                                         

El Pilar 6 - Bit of Excavation just before main plaza

 

Bit of excavation

El Pilar 6 - Sentry above tunnel into temple  El Pilar 7 - Tunnel into temple  El Pilar 13 - view from one of the lookout posts

Sentry above tunnel entrance                                     Tunnel entrance                               View from Look-out point

El Pilar 8 - Pathway between buildings on either side  El Pilar 14 - In the main plaza - new trees have been planted  El Pilar - 13 Aquada - water source - hollow underneath and POINT X activated and connected with

Pathway between buildings                        One of the main Plazas                                    Aquada (dam)

 El Pilar - 14 vine around tree on way to Hmena or Shaman Centre  El Pilar - 15 start of excavation again abandoned for now  El Pilar - 16 ANOTHER staircase to look-out point

  Twisted Vine                                                      Entrance to building                                     Stairs to look out point

 El Pilar - 17 Part of a retaining wall  El Pilar - 18 Xaman quarters  El Pilar - 20 - Xaman quarters

Retaining wall                                                Ruins                                                                    Ruins

 El Pilar - 21 - Xaman Quarters  El Pilar - 22 - Xaman Quarters baked drainage pipe in the home  El Pilar - 24 - Zots Na Tunnel closed off to people - lines indicate removed pictographs

 Ruins                                                                Clay Water Pipes                                Inside tunnel (closed to the public)

 El Pilar - 19 - Lookout point over Guatemala Higest Point of Palace

 View from the highest point of the Palace

 

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