JOURNEYS OF DISCOVERY
Spiritual  11-11-11  Doorways
Sacred Mayan Temples
Chiapas, Mexico
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11-11-11 This Mystical number
will open Spiritual Doorways into...
Sacred Mayan Temples
Palenque, Bonampak, Tonina,
Yaxchilan, Sacred Waterfalls
with author and mystic Linda Hogan
and Gayle Lawrence, Journeys of Discovery
Nov. 6 - 13, 2011 Trip was Amazing!
Next Palenque tour dates TBA
This very special journey is a beautiful weaving of time as we work        
with the mystical number
“11-11-11” representative of doorways to higher vibrations and a
deeper connection to Spirit. Understanding how the Mayan past and our current times blend
together, will empower us as we move toward the Mayan prophecy time of 2012. We will be
guided on our journey by local Mayan Priests and group leader, healer, mystic and intuitive,
Linda J. Hogan; author of
“Walk Gently Upon the Earth and The Shaman In Your Cupboard”.
As we experience different sacred sites, Linda and local shaman will guide us in reconnecting
with the power and wisdom of Mother Earth. As you climb to the tops of ancient pyramids,
explore the underworld of hidden tunnels in massive temples, share in sacred ceremony and
purify your Soul in healing waters, memories may emerge, visions may appear and your journey
becomes one of life-changing renewal and awareness. Lovely accommodations within the
peacefulness of nature will nourish us as we are surrounded by lush forests and exotic wildlife
such as howler monkeys and other unusual mammals plus many very exotic and beautiful birds.
DAY 1 – SUNDAY NOV 6. ARRIVAL – D
meals are noted as: B (breakfast)  L (lunch)  D (dinner)

Your mystical journey begins with your arrival into Villahermosa, Mexico and transfer to your
hotel in Palenque. Included dinner depends on your arrival time  
 Villas Kin-Ha Hotel

DAY 2 – MONDAY NOV 7. AGUA AZUL and MISOL-HA FALLS – B,L,D

After breakfast we will have morning workshop time with Linda Hogan as she prepares us and
lays the foundation for what we will be experiencing during our journey. Today we purify our
Spirits, set our intentions and work with the healing energy of sacred waters. The Misol Ha
Waterfalls cascade down from a 120 ft. cliff and are surrounded by lush jungle. These sacred
Waters have been used for purification rituals by the Maya since ancient times. If Mother Nature
is willing and the water level is not too high, you may follow the path to the Water Cave of the
Turtle that is behind the falls and feel the Spirits of the guardians in this special place.

From here we take a short drive to the exquisite Aqua Azul Waterfalls which are a series of
cascades. These cascades form crystal clear, beautiful turquoise blue pools of waist deep water
suitable for swimming. The beauty of the Waters and the lush vegetation that surrounds the
falls makes it a very mystical place. Overnight Villas Kin-Ha Hotel
DAY 6 – FRIDAY, NOV 11.  PALENQUE – B,L,D  / 11-11-11 ceremony at Palenque

The various sacred places, ancient teachings and ceremony we have experienced on this
Palenque, known as Nah Chan Kaan – House of the Serpent of the Infinite is one of the
most wondrous and impressive of all ancient Mayan sacred cities. We will have a full day
bas relief carvings ever found in the Mayan world. This is the dwelling place of the
“Magician of Time,” Lord Pakal Votan. His body was placed in the largest and most
magnificent sarcophagus ever discovered in the Temple of the Inscriptions! Next to his
temple, another royal tomb was discovered and it was dedicated to a royal woman, La
Reina Roja, something never before seen in the Mayan world! There will be time to walk
journey have been preparing us for a very special time, the day of 11-11-11 at Palenque.
Palenque, known as Nah Chan Kaan – House of the Serpent of the Infinite is one of the
most wondrous and impressive of all ancient Mayan sacred cities. We will have a full day
bas relief carvings ever found in the Mayan world. This is the dwelling place of the
“Magician of Time,” Lord Pakal Votan. His body was placed in the largest and most
magnificent sarcophagus ever discovered in the Temple of the Inscriptions! Next to his
temple, another royal tomb was discovered and it was dedicated to a royal woman, La
Reina Roja, something never before seen in the Mayan world! There will be time to walk
ancient pathways and unexcavated temple sites where you might still find pottery shards
and obsidian blades hidden on the earthen paths through the jungle as you pass
waterfalls that spring forth from the mountains. Linda will share wisdom teachings and
guide us in private meditations to connect with the energy here. As the day draws to a
close we will have the opportunity to participate in a private ceremony with a Mayan Priest
after most other visitors are gone.   Overnight – Villas Kin-Ha Hotel

DAY 7 - SATURDAY, NOV 12. PALENQUE – B,L,D
This morning is free and you may choose to spend more time exploring Palenque and its
museum, relaxing by the pool, enjoying the spa facilities or visit the nearby town’s market
for some shopping. In the afternoon we transfer back to Villahermosa and overnight at
the Olmeca Plaza Hotel. Group Farewell dinner this evening as our magical journey in the
land of the Maya comes to a close. Overnight:
Villahermosa Olmec Plaza Hotel


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DAY 3 - TUESDAY. NOV 08. TONINA – B,L,D

Today begins with a scenic mountain ride to the mysterious ancient city of Tonina. It is
an impressive site with its labyrinths, underground passageways and matrix of stone.
Tonina is a complex of temples built on seven terraces corresponding to the seven
Charkas, and is a place of legends regarding its mysterious tunnels and
passageways…one of which is said to connect with Palenque. Tonina will take us within
to the underworld of our own deep inner layers which can also be the womb of Mother
Earth. Tonina will help us in balancing our own 7 chakra’s as we explore this place of
the underworld. We will have ceremony with a local shaman as we venture into our own
inner underworld of hidden thoughts and emotions.
Overnight Villas Kin-Ha Hotel.
DAY 4 - WED, NOV 09. BONAMPAK & LAKAMHA – B,L,D

This morning we travel to the Maya sacred site of Bonampak. Bonampak, which in Mayan
means "painted murals", comes from the many detailed paintings that cover the walls of 3
rooms. Scholars believe that these murals, in the three chambers of the Acropolis, depict a
tale before, during and after a battle and then a celebration of their victory

Bonampak is located within the reservation of the indigenous tribe of the Lacandon people.
We will visit their village, called Lakamha and meet with one of the town’s elders who will
tell us about their history and spiritual beliefs. We will have the privilege of a special
ceremony with one of the Lacandon shaman. The Maya Lacandon maintained a direct
relationship with their Gods in the old days and would communicate with them to consult
and plan every aspect of their lives such as, how to treat illness, when to harvest their
crops and when to ask for rain. According to them, they were created by the God
Hachakium. They refer to themselves as the Hach Winik or “True People” who would live off
the jungle and in complete harmony with nature.
Overnight Valle Escondido Lodge, in a secluded setting in the countryside.  
DAY 5 – THURSDAY, NOV 10.  YAXCHILAN – B,L,D

Rain Forest as we travel by lancha boat down the mighty Usumacinta River, known as
After breakfast we check out of our Lodge and experience the beauty of the jade green
the Nile of the America’s. We arrive at the magnificent site of Yaxchilan, (the place of
the green Stones) which sits on the riverbank and rises in levels to temples that offer
breathtaking views of the rainforest stretching into Guatemala. This sacred site is
known as a city of seers, high magic and powerful Queen’s during the Golden Age of
the Maya. See beautifully detailed carved stone lintels, labyrinths, and magnificently
carved reliefs depicting ceremony performed by Maya Priests and Priestesses.

(
Excerpt) YAXCHILAN PLACE OF THE VISION QUEST by Miguel Angel Vergara
The ancient spiritual and philosophical meaning of the name is The Place Where the
Maya Received their Visions and Prophecies for the Future of Humankind. From this
ceremonial center, the Mayans came into contact with their inner being for the purpose
of “seeing” into the Past-Present-Future of humanity, (the Hall of Records). Yaxchilan
was the place where the ancient Maya Priests and Priestesses time traveled into the
future and wrote their messages in their Sacred Books called “codices”. The Mayan
Prophecy of the end of the Mayan Time-Calendar dated for the Winter Solstice on
December 21, 2012 A.D. is based and located in one of the most beautiful temples in
this ancient City. Yaxchilan was the place where the Ancient Maya Priests and Priestess’
performed ceremonies to unite mind with heart. In connection with this, they would use
some chants, (Mayan mantrams), so they could travel with their spirits and have a clear
vision of the future of Planet Earth.

See howler monkeys and exotic birds as you explore on your own and have time for
quiet reflection. We will return to Palenque and overnight at the Villas Kin-Ha Hotel.
DAY 8 - SUNDAY, NOV 13.  DEPARTURE – Breakfast at hotel starting at 7AM.

This morning transfer to the airport for your return flight home. Taking with you a heart filled with magical memories
of a very special journey shared with a group of new kindred spirit friends!  Welcome Home!

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TOUR Land COST - $2,195.00

based on a minimum of 10 travelers
$500.00 deposit required to reserve your space.
Single Supplement: $275.00

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

goup airport transfers
land transportation in private bus
All meals as noted in itinerary
7 nights shared accomodations
all site entrance fees as noted in itinerary
special ceremonies with other healers / shaman
workshop sessions with Linda Hogan
personal group escort Gayle Lawrence
group escorted by local spiritual guide

NOT INCLUDED:

international flight USA to Villahermos, Mexico
Tips to porters, maids, bellmen, drivers, local guide
airport taxes if applicable
meals not noted in itinerary
items of a personal nature, alcohol, phone calls,
laundry etc.
anything not specifically listed in the daily itinerary
trip cancellation / travel medical insurance

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Questions or need more info?  
Contact:  Gayle Lawrence
Journeys of Discovery
Email Gayle

1-727-785-5563
info@ajourneyofdiscovery.com
Group Leader and facilitator Linda J. Hogan:

Linda is the author of "Walk Gently Upon the Earth", a book to awaken you to the
many natural gifts and wisdom that Mother Earth offers us and "The Shaman in
your Cupboard", a book of natural healing learned from indigenous healers.

Linda is board-certified in holistic health and humanistic psychology. She is also
a Reiki Master and a Theta Healing Practitioner and Teacher. Linda's deep love for
Mother Earth led her to travel and  study with Native American healers as well as
Shaman from Brazil and Peru and Tibetan Elders in India. Linda facilitates shamanic
healing workshops and also works with clients one-on-one for personal intuitive
readings. Linda claims that her greatest teacher over the years has been
Mother Earth herself. Linda's deep connection with the land and nature fosters her
continual work for the healing of the planet as she leads small group trips to sacred
energy spots locally and around the world.