JEMEZ — SHRINE OF THE STONE PUMAS + CAVE OF THE HORNED SERPENT

SPRING 20



















4-16-2020 12 BEN (Tree of Life) : personal New Fire *

Tree stumps remains from Santa Fe hallowed ground (where vision of the Mandãla was received) are brought to the Shrine of the Stone Pumas and enwalled in its circular enclosure. Now permanently enshrined in a revered locale of the American Southwest connected to the great feline spirit
― a site tied to my personal history, path, and mythology.

New Fire ritual is then undertaken at the Cave of the Horned Serpent
perched on a canyon cliffside. This vast, illuminated and liminal cave-mouth open to a dark, starry sky? No photo will ever do justice to that. For such spiritual panorama extends past the frame of any display screen. Such panoramic spirituality extends past the walls of any named church.



* New Fire: the 52-year synchronization of the vague solar year cycle with the Mesoamerican Sacred Count