Book: The Secret Teachings of the Popol Vuh
THE VIRGIN IXQUIC
Ixquic is translated as “the one of the Blood”. Ancient proverbs state that light emerges from the darkness; let’s tear the veil of mystery and seek for the origin of the Twins: Master-Magician (Hunahpu) and Little-Solar-Priest (Ixbalanque).
“There was a virgin of name Ixquic (the one of the blood), daughter of one of the princes of the underworld: Gatherer-of-Blood (Cuchumacuic) was her father. The young Ixquic admired the story of that tree that bloomed unexpectedly, and she learned about the dire warnings imposed against anyone who dared to approach of it”
The young virgin Ixquic is a fundamental element of this narrative. Being a daughter of one of the princes of Xibalba, it shows us one of the greatest mysteries: just like the perfume of a rose emerges from the mud of the earth, from someone like us – filled with psychological defects and lacking virtues – can emerge the light of true wisdom.
“The maid Ixquic, against all warnings, walked to the tree where the heads of the Magi (Ahpu) were hung. As she stood before the tree contemplating its fruit, the cranium of Supreme-Master-Magi (Hun-Hunahpu), while blended amongst other fruit, asked her if she wanted one, to which she said yes. Then, Supreme-Master-Magi (Hun-Hunahpu) asked her to extend her right hand, and he spat on her hand. She immediately looked at her hand, but the saliva had already disappeared and at that very moment, without any contact with a man, she conceived”
We find marvelous parallel stories throughout the world related to the story of an immaculate conception; lest we remember the conception of Huitzilopochtli (Aztec Lord of War) when his mother Coatlicue (the one with the skirt of serpents) was sweeping the floor off feathers that had fallen from heaven and when placing them near her womb became pregnant; just as the birth of the Master Jesus where we find the same symbols with the Virgin Mary and the white dove of the Holy Spirit.
These similitudes speak of an internal birth based on incessant purifications, whether it is represented through the feathers that fall from heaven, the dove of the Holy Spirit or the saliva of Supreme-Master-Magi (Hun-Hunahpu). This narrative is a call to transmute the energies that brought us into existence (our sexual energy) and to avoid the incorrect use of them.
“And so came to be the words of the Heart of the Heavens: Master-Giant (Kakulha-Hurakan), Footprint-of-Lightning (Chipi-Cakulha), and Splendor-of-Lightning (Raxa-Cakulha)”
This is the divine plan from the Heart of the Heavens of the Maya; we walked out of paradise after eating of the forbidden fruit and only when we stop eating of such fruit will we be able to return into Eden. When we lie we set ourselves farther apart from the Truth who is the Father; when we hate we set ourselves farther away from Love which is the Son, and when we abuse of our sexuality, we move farther apart from the Holy Spirit, which is chastity.
“After six moons her pregnancy became evident and this bothered her father, who after seeking council from the supreme rulers of the underworld, determined that if she did not confess, she would be sacrificed at a place far from there. After all efforts to make her confess who the father was, the young Ixquic refrained to just say: ‘Father, I have not known any man'”
The six moons that lead to her pregnancy becoming evident are a symbol of the Star of Solomon with its six rays. The masculine forces are represented by the upward triangle and the feminine forces are symbolized with the downward triangle.
The wise combination of both masculine and feminine forces allow for the development of the solar forces within the human being, but we obviously do not refer to the combination of such forces via the infra-sexuality practiced by today’s humanity, but of a superior type of sexuality where the couple sees in love itself, the path to salvation.
The Red Tree
“The Lords of Xibalba sent the four owls to sacrifice the young Ixquic and gave them a bowl, so that as proof, they would bring back the heart of the maid. Once ready to sacrifice her, Ixquic pleaded for them to spare her life, claiming her innocence. ‘Don’t kill me’ – said the virgin to the owls – ‘and in turn the true fornicators will be yours'”
The four owls, messengers of Xibalba are the Law of Cause and Effect (Karma) acting against the seeker of wisdom as a consequence of the negative actions taken in this and previous lives, actions for which we must pay, as we all reap what we sow.
“The owls believe her, but they are uncertain on what to do next, as they were ordered to return with her heart. Then Ixquic makes an incision on a red pomegranate tree, which resin is as red as blood, and on the recipient meant to carry her heart, she poured the resin of this tree, and when it coagulated, it took the shape of a heart”
Karma is not only paid with suffering, it is also possible to pay Karma with love, helping and sacrificing for others. That is why a heart takes shape from the resin of the tree of blood; blood is symbol of life and sacrifice. While we work with love for humanity, it becomes possible for us to transcend the karma we have earned because of our psychological defects.
“The owls said: ‘Ascend to the surface of the Earth, we will follow you and we will know how to serve you’. When the alleged heart was burned before the ones from Xibalba they noticed a delicious aroma, and that is how they, the Lords of Xibalba, were deceived by the young Ixquic”
The owls that at first serve the Lords of Xibalba (the karma working against) can change, if our actions are the result of right thought, right action and right feeling. The Law of Karma can be in our favor.