What is the internal teaching of the Mesoamerican Ballgame?
Answer from the V.M. Samael Aun Weor.
Commonly, this precinct is called the "ball field," yet this is a mistaken name.
Among the Mayans there was a liturgical ritual performed with a stone-ball. Each movement was carefully studied. The ritual represented the struggle between light and darkness, between the powers of light and the powers of darkness.
These rituals were also practiced in the gothic temples, the cathedrals of the Middle Ages. This is a very carefully studied religious ceremony.
So, this liturgical ritual existed, also in the gothic cathedrals of the Middle Ages. See for yourselves: the court has a tao cross shape, and there are temples around.
Samael Aun Weor. Excerpt of the book: The Mayan Mysteries.
Answer from the Magazine "The Wisdom of the Being".
Since the beginning of time, there has been an eternal struggle between good and evil, there is no creature on this table of existence that does not wage this struggle; between the savannah and the grasslands, sometimes extremely dry and hot, the lioness, who with enormous effort manages to capture prey to feed her hungry cubs, often has to abandon that vital meal, due to the arrival of a herd of hyenas who threaten to kill her if she opposes the fact, she, faced with the obvious of losing in this unequal contest, prefers to leave, because she knows that with life, she can get another prey. In the same way, honest people who earn their daily bread with a lot of work have to give up their salary in the face of the threatening weapon carried by the sneaky thief.
The archaeological zones that have the Field of the Religious Ball, misnamed "Ball Game", also speaks to us about this theme, in the same way, the Chess Game, whose board contains black and white squares and itself, everything The board represents the field of struggle, the place where the human being intends to defeat evil (the selves, the ego living within) in order to have a correct thinking, a correct feeling and a correct action.
The Atlantean culture, the fourth race that our planet had, had special concepts about esoteric chess, which they had as a hermetic wisdom that meant the fight between spirit and matter.
The Wisdom of Being Magazine 97, Chapter: "The Chessboard of life."