Personal Statement and Introduction:      



   The arts have always been important in my life, both personally and as an educator. After several years as an art       teacher I did a lot of pioneering work in the field of multicultural arts education, earning graduate degrees in       British Columbia and the UK, and then teaching graduate level courses in this field in both Canada and the U.S.        During this time it became evident that, for many of my students, giving themselves permission to work with the    arts was life changing, as the arts can help people to express themselves in unique and profound ways. My job was    to help my students to do just that.


   During this time my own research into the world’s cultural expressions expanded into the realm of Mesoamerican    art and mythology, which is tied in directly with the Mayan calendar and other Mesoamerican calendar systems. It quickly became evident that these ancient cultures had developed one of the most extraordinary hieroglyphic languages the world had even known, and that their system of tracking time and working with energies was highly specific and astonishingly accurate. Moreover, their visual expressions of the meanings imbedded in these ideas were extraordinarily varied and highly sophisticated, but – for the most part – long lost deep in the Central American jungles, forgotten and ignored.  And yet . . . . still potent, still powerful, waiting to be rediscovered.


One of the key things that became apparent during these explorations is that the ancient astronomer-priests and artisans who created these astonishing works were able to encode important information about people and events into multi-layered imagery and hieroglyphics that were often tied in with calendrical information. This connection between time and specific energies was all-important in this realm.


As I was learning about these arts, mythologies, and timekeeping systems I was also testing the basic ideas to see if they would apply beyond their place of origin. It became clear that, indeed, they DO apply – significantly, as described in my Manual for the Soul: A Guide to the Energies of Life, which was written to show how sacred Mesoamerican Calendrics can help people to appreciate “who they are” energetically. But even that is just a starting point because, beyond that, even wider “patterns of influence” can be ascertained through deeper explorations of any given point in time, including birth dates and any given date of importance, either personal or global.


Marguerite Paquin, PhD



An invitation

If You, dear reader, have an interest in this area; if you would like to know “who you are” energetically, through the lens of this system; if you would like to explore the impact of these energies on your life and your “destiny direction” there are various avenues available here to assist you in this quest.


You may want to begin by reviewing “How to determine if you are ready for a reading” to see if any of this applies directly to you. If it is of interest there are various approaches that we can take, all of which can be tailored to your special interests, which generally starts with a personal reading. Many different types of personalized art works are also available, much of which can be customized.


Please note that this is an invitation to explore “self”, which can be both “scarey” and profoundly enlightening. A journey of this nature can begin with “just a peek” at self, through a brief birthdate translation, or it can be a fuller voyage of discovery, as we explore the energies of your life, the key moments (energetically), the recurring cycles and important marker points, key relationships, and points of decision. It is a voyage of discovery that can bring great clarity and help you to become “all you are meant to be”. Are you ready to be “daring”, to see yourself through the lens of the ancients? Would you like to have a clearer picture of the forces that can either confirm your chosen directions in life or provide some “course corrections”? If you are ready we would be pleased to work with you to identify and investigate the essential elements that shape your world and impact your life’s directions. Please Contact us for further information.







Two Key Questions about the Maya Calendar:


Q:  There was a lot of speculation prior to Dec. 21, 2012 about that date being a “world ending” point. Why didn’t that happen? 


A:   That “world ending” hysteria was based upon gross misconceptions about the nature and purpose of the Maya calendar and a great deal of media hype that promoted “world ending” scenarios. Many who were promoting such notions had little or no knowedge of the real

workings of the calendar or its imbedded meanings. Further, there was never any Maya  prophecy that said the world would end at that time. Dec. 21st just happened to be the Gregorian equivalent to Four Ajaw, the Maya date that  marked the end of a 5125 year “great

cycle” of time. Four Ajaw represents the energy that was in place at the beginning of the cycle that began in 3114 B.C., with the 4 Ajaw of Dec. 21, 2012  being that same energy, this time marking the end of the 13th Bak’tun in the Mayan Long Count calendar, and the completion of a “great cycle” of 1,872,000 days. A new cycle began at that time.


Q. Why is the Maya Calendar important?

A. This is not just a timekeeping system, but a way of tracking the qualities of days and the ways in which those qualities influence personal lives and daily events. As Mayanist Karl Taube puts it: “It’s a much more lush view of time . . . Every day is going to have multiple, multiple inputs. It’s going to have multiple shadings of possible meaning. In a way, it’s a richly rewarding way to go through time. You are not just ticking off a day in your calendar. Each day is just percolating with all of these different meanings and recollections and hopes."

A good overview of many of the key components of this calendar can be seen here:  http://www.webexhibits.org/calendars/calendar-mayan.html