Early Mayan Writing

B. Beltrán / Science

This vertical column of ancient Mayan glyphs was painted on stone found in a Guatemalan pyramid complex dating back to between 200 B.C. and 300 B.C. and show the Maya were writing at a complex level 150 years earlier than previously thought, though simple glyphs are dated to as early as 600 B.C.

They were found on preserved painted walls and plaster fragments in the pyramidal structure known as Las Pinturas, in San Bartolo, Guatemala.

The writing is completely different than the Zapotec writing and indicates they are not simple derivatives of each other.

Though a lot is now known of Mayan writings it is not known what these glyphs say.

Full article is here is printed on MSNBC.

The Gurdjieff Journal Issue #51

The new issue of The Gurdjieff Journal is out. Some of the interesting articles in this issue is an exploration of the only thing that is certain in an uncertain time: “Certainty in a Time of Uncertainty.” Also a look at how Buddhism views the soul in “In Search of the Soul, Part IX, Buddhism, Part I.” The basis of self-transformation, prolonging our time in the physical body in order to develop other higher bodies in the article, “Gurdjieff, Food & The Prolongation of Human Life, Part I.” “A Visit of Gurdjieff’s Institute” gives a view of Gurdjieff and his Teaching. A Probe on taking the good or bad end of the stick: “Good Stick, Bad Stick.” An essay investigating Gurdjieff’s birth date: “When was Gurdjieff Born—1866, 1872,1877?” Also, “Pinder at Lunch,” “Sayings of Substance” and “Letters.”

This issue can be seen at Gurdjieff-Legacy.Org.

Sacred Music of the Eternal Present Prayers & Music of G.I. Gurdjieff

Performed by alto Nancy Caporaso and pianist Michael Dale

Nancy Caporaso has performed for many years with the Master Chorale of Washington, D.C., and the Master Chorale Chamber Singers.

Michael Dale is a multi-instrumentalist, composer-improviser and conductor in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he performs regularly with jazz and free improvisation groups.

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