The 10th Wave, Part 1: The Last 13 Days


The 10th Wave is an initiative of awakening human co-creative intelligence, much as the Conscious and Cosmic Convergence events were (1). It works with nine Waves of the Mayan calendar as they move towards simultaneous completion on October 28. All Waves have consistently favoured consciousness growth in one species, us, right down to our present. Part of the fruition process for every Wave in this unfolding has been the sowing of a seed to initiate the launch of its successor. This has happened 95% of the way through the trajectory of all waves, approximately one third way through their 7th Days. Since an aspect of the fruition of all waves to date has been the seeding of a new order to succeed it, and since we would expect this consideration to be especially significant regarding the Wave that completes the series, there is no reason why it shouldn’t happen in the case of the 9th Wave also.

This instigates a virtual 10th which depends for its specificity and effectiveness on our human response. The established pattern, according to Calleman’s scenario, has been for emanations from the Cosmic Tree of Life to register in Earth’s core and to spread from there out through Her inner telluric realm, thus creating seismic disruptions. My prayer/vision – given intuitively in a flash rather than elaborated rationally over time – has been for awakening humans to intercept this process, resuscitating a tradition of co-creative stewardship that got lost in the formation of our modern world. Up till now our task has been to enact the energies of successive Waves more or less consciously but the cumulative purpose of all Waves is to carry us to a point of remembering our origins in Consciousness, thus facilitating an awakening of Divine (Unity) Consciousness in time. Such an awakening might reasonably be expected to affect our conduct in the world.                                                                   

A seed will drop on October 16. Its purpose is to sow the promise of a new humanity into our collective awareness. Its fulfilment requires a wakeful response. A group met in Ireland over the weekend October 14-16 to facilitate conscious reception of this seed and will also meet on October 28-29 to embody its fruition. After October 28 there will be no more Waves. It is our task to awaken sufficiently before this ‘End Time’ to find our own appropriate Way, having absorbed the energies of all 9 Waves. The present document reports the first stages of a ritual process – a sacred play in magic, music, dream and dance – that was dedicated to this end.


(12 Cimi: ego ‘dies’, foregoes attachment to its story, for the sake of transformation)

‘The 10th Wave’ is the third Sacred Play I have staged to facilitate unfolding of the 9th: ‘Dreaming a New Earth’ came at its beginning, ‘Raising the 7th Heaven’ at its mid-point and this one comes at its end. The purpose of the introductory sessions has been the same in all cases: to establish a strong vessel, a ‘collective Grail’, in which deep transformation can happen safely and effectively. This involves establishing a strong connection between human participants and the consciousness of Earth and bringing us all into a robustly embodied sense of Heart-consciousness – one in which all mental-emotional content can be admitted, processed (rendered sublime, as in alchemy) and released without attachment.

The process involves integrating Divine Father (pure yang) and Divine Mother (pure yin) energies. Once this happens, a third energy arises: that of the Divine Child. The Divine Child is a mythological symbolisation of our spiritual essence. Prior to and free from the deformation of our Inner Child(ren), its realisation evokes a spiritual adult capable of remembering the true extent of her/his connectedness, beyond limits imposed by our conditioned stories. It is a critical symbol that can be elaborated with theoretical cogency as well as poetic force (2). I have described a typical sequence elsewhere (3). A significant development on this occasion involves expanding our Heart (chakra) spheres to encompass the room in which we move and letting our boldest, most expressive gestures reach for its extremities. Borne by waves of soaring music we achieve this without effort, not pausing until afterwards to reflect that this means we have been moving in each other’s Heart and in each other’s Dream.

13 Manik: Ascension in the Mode of Service

Over Nine Waves

It’s not possible to engage the 10th Wave, or the 9th, without engaging all others at the same time. Building from an altered state established last night, this session physically enacts a nine-stage ascent through levels of the Mayan calendar as evoked by images from Tikal and Chichen Itza. The result is a deeply embodied, whole-Hearted and full-brained appreciation of All We Have Been in the course of arriving at where we are now. The process also imparts a profound sense of momentum and trajectory. It too is described in detail elsewhere (3).

Spanning the 13 Heavens

This session not only serves the purpose of a more specific and recently focused recap, it also brings alive in us a dynamic sense of the 13 Heavens genesis pattern that encodes the relationship between being and Becoming in Mayan terms (whereby 13 is forever becoming 1 and vice-versa). It is a joy to dance this now almost fully realised pattern for a last time in respect of the 9th Wave. A description is available at (3).

Deep is the Well of the Past

In our prayer/dream, projected during the 7th Day of the 9th Wave, it is a time of ‘Earth after the Wars’. We have walked this way before, descending to earlier Underworlds at the start and middle of the Wave. Now, approaching its end, a more decisive intervention is required. We descend form our position at day 5 of Day 7 to the Regional Underworld. It is day 5 of Day 7 here too, and in the National, Planetary etc. We approach a Ruined City that has been devastated by violence many times: destroyed, rebuilt and destroyed again, over and over. Each time levies a harvest of trauma and harsh memories.

We each find our own way into this city, passing through its maze of streets and lanes towards a central square. There we find a low structure buried under the debris of ancient conflicts. It proves to be a Sacred Well, a repository for the Water of Life which has sustained human communities over many generations. Now it is blocked. The city is deserted and the surrounding countryside a wasteland. We resolve to clear the debris. Shifting it, we hear the Voice of a Goddess rising from below, faint at first but unmistakable and piercing. We are deeply moved. Digging deeper we each come upon a little girl, a Divine Child who has long been hidden. Taking her hand, we walk with her by the sea, opening to vast potentials of Consciousness from which we have been separated. At first she is wary but later starts to play. Tired, she agrees to rest in our Heart(s). Feeling safe there, she begins to sing. Her song becomes ‘A Portrait of the Goddess as a Young Woman’. Many of us cry openly as this happens.

Sacer Facere (To Make Sacred)

Touched by innocence, we take this sensibility of our newly awakened feminine soul on a walk through all levels of the pyramidal structure of space-time, going intuitively where we must to bring healing and receive it. All the while, the Feeling-based awareness of our feminine soul grows stronger in our Heart. Returning to the origin of space-time we rejoin a group of fellow-travellers and move out through the unfolding of Creation, seeing it with new eyes. We witness the coming into being of many forms – plant, animal, human – and their inevitable falling away. Moved in your Heart of Compassion, you behold all evolution as a process of making holy, where earlier forms give way so that later ones can bear Consciousness further into existence, to a point where it becomes aware that it is doing so: Now! Struck by the wonder of this and the Love that underpins it, you are filled with a sense of gratitude and beauty. Impelled to express, you let beauty shine as Goddess once more sings through you, this time with the voice of a grown woman.

[Our relationship with Earth is already transformed but the process is not complete. Every development on our feminine side needs balancing on the masculine. This brings the two into new relationship, further transforming our relationship with Earth. In the event, four women in our group were particularly affected by a sense of stuck, unregenerate inertia which they carried through to the next morning when our whole company – acting as a representative human group – engaged it explicitly. This apart, the Sacer Facere sequence builds to an extraordinarily beautiful conclusion and might well have seemed like ‘the end’ but it doesn’t and can’t on this occasion. Why not?

Because the destiny of every human being alive at this time has been given in relation to Earth and must be pursued in relation to Hers. Also we have only partially retrieved the feminine aspect of the Divine Child (who is a spiritual adult confident of her/his innocence, spontaneity and connectedness). We must bring correlative healing to the masculine aspect as well and then marry them in a way that makes a beautiful fulfilment of Earth’s destiny and ours possible again, in a mode of co-creative stewardship. Tonight’s session is devoted to this purpose.]



Born Again of Earth

The trajectory of humanity in existence has been dominated for several millennia by its masculine yang aspect. Now is a time for new balance and new marrying. For the male/masculine to come into right relationship with the Divine Feminine, it must be reborn spiritually of Her. This balances a culturally orchestrated, calendar-initiated drive to unsustainable yang expansion (as in ‘growth’ economics) that gathered pace through the National and Planetary Underworlds but is now challenged by altered priorities of the Galactic and Universal. (Early matricentric and later patriarchal societies have both been unbalanced in this respect.) A new way needs to be found. This process is facilitated, psychologically and metaphysically, by the re-turning, 9 up/ 9 down energies of the 9th Wave (4). The process outlined here was inspired by tales of the Holy Grail and experiences in Bali during our recent 5th Day/Night (5).

[Human consciousness is bound up with Earth’s consciousness field and responsive to it once our Feeling capacity isn’t swamped by the constant humming of Ruined Cities (6). Our group journey has at this point has qualified us to be still and feel clearly, without the static of mental-emotional backlog or the clamour of media overload. Our consciousness is distinguished from Earth’s by virtue of its intentional capacity. This comes of transcending a debilitating self-consciousness induced by programmes absorbed from our parents and other figures around us. Opening beyond these – as in the Heart-expanding practices of our Introduction – brings a new quality of awareness that allows us to initiate actions in pursuit of our Passion. The collective Passion of humanity at this time is to marry Earth gain, having been reborn spiritually of Her (as the Buddha is said to have been born of his Mother’s Heart, for example).]

This afternoon’s rescue marks a conscious affirmation of the resurgence of feminine soul qualities in human beings at this time. The resultant opening in us evokes a response from the Heart of Earth. This process is dramatised in our darkened room and carried by gloriously vibrant music. Entering via the mouth of a cave, we go in and down, gradually, deeper and deeper. Our approach stirs things up, eliciting a response which is heard as the Song of Earth’s stifled Passion. Long repressed, this has been held in check by trauma, stifling her pain and her rage. Now it rises against us as a tide through which we must pass, engaging resonant aspects of our own damaged souls. Our task is to accept and admit all that comes without attachment or identification, keeping our Hearts open and – by virtue of our boldest, most generous movements – giving form to all that must be felt in the course of processing and releasing it.

We come then to a new threshold. This marks the beginning of a Middle Passage and holds even more turbulent material than that encountered so far. Called forth by our approach, it too is drawn towards release in Consciousness by virtue of our careful mediation. This too is an example of creative stewardship. It allows us to engage directly the energies of Earth’s emotional body and shape them finely calibrated expression so that they don’t need to erupt in violent catharses. The point here is not to urge that earthquakes etc. are ‘wrong’ but simply to note that we can find clearer, more creative ways of coming into and staying in right relationship.

We meet another obstacle – a brick wall, so to speak – against which all our entreaties are unavailing. There is nothing we can do but wait. The wall dissolves and we are admitted into the inner sphere of Earth’s Heart/Womb. The Song of Earth’s Passion sounds again, less tumultuous this time and with an air of resignation, as if she too has been reminded of her necessary fate. (This is a matter of hosting our experiment, not its outcome.) We proceed respectfully, in reverence, and in due course reach Her innermost chamber. A faint chorus of ‘amens’ is heard. It grows in confidence and vigour until, at last, we find ourselves inside the heart/Womb of Earth. Silence falls. We gather in a tight arc around a Heart-shaped stone, honouring the unacknowledged creativity of the Feminine. Then we deliver our prayer/plea:

‘Mother, I am sorry for the suffering we have caused you. I love you and I thank you. Goddess, I am sorry for the suffering we have caused you. I love you and I thank you. Beloved, I am sorry for the suffering we have caused you. I love you and I thank you. May we be forgiven and forgive. I pledge my Dreaming to the fulfilment of your highest Dream, for your sake and that of all our creatures. Let us make a miracle this time.’

Then, feeling drawn to surrender ourselves, we burrow into the walls of our cave as into those of Earth’s Heart/Womb. A new music plays, initiating a quickening that will unfold in us through the night.

(As a representative human group we journey to the Heart/Womb of Earth to deliver a prayer and plead for a new covenant. To do this, we must first pass through layers of trauma which afflict her emotional body, imprinted there by virtue of our violence and neglect as stewards. As for any wounded being, parts of her find it hard to open her Heart/Womb and grant access to representatives of a species that has been known for its transgressions against both. We must bear all necessary expressions of her pain and rage – admitting, processing and releasing them on her behalf, thus re-opening the prospect of creative stewardship. Our earlier work qualifies us to secure entrance and make beauty of this preliminary dance.

We each find our way through the Middle Passage, feeling deeply what has been the Passion of Earth by virtue of a renewed feminine sensibility and resolved still to bring our formerly dissociated yang tendencies back into right relationship. Our journey is supported by the most gloriously passionate music I have ever heard. We ride the storm of Earth’s unsung wounds, her fury and her hurt, making Beauty of her sacrifice with reverence. This brings us to the inner chamber of her Heart/Womb. Will it open for us? A newly conscious dance between her Passion and ours begins until finally, the last veil is removed. She will hear our prayer: ‘Mother (Goddess/Beloved) … I am sorry for the suffering we have caused you. I love you and I thank you (x3). May we be forgiven and forgive. Let us make a miracle this time.’ Something essential opens in us as we speak these words, and in the Heart/Womb of Mother also. We are drawn in, enfolded and challenged ourselves to surrender. Resolute beyond ego fears of annihilation, we do so. A new music is heard, promising rebirth.)


Rebirth of the Mother

We resume next morning in exactly the same places where we fell asleep in the innermost chamber of last night’s ritual cave. The little girl rescued yesterday is now of marriageable age: the Goddess as a young woman. But has our masculine aspect matured sufficiently to attract her, and will she open to the species that caused her traumatic withdrawal from the world? Perhaps our visit to the Mother’s Heart/Womb will prove enough. Our hope is that what quickened in us through the Dreamtime may be seeded into waking consciousness today. This would be the seed of our 10th Wave.


We awake in a ritual cave of the Mother’s Heart/Womb, intact but transformed. We carry fragments still of last night’s dreaming: memories of having risen recently from depths to which we were admitted. Echoes of lost music linger, as if in a dream. Then the dream dissolves and we find ourselves adrift, alone again on a barren plain: each one a solitary Hero in 9 Underworlds, plagued by unprocessed traces from our dream and fated to experience while awake all the numbness and unfeeling which our species has forced upon the being of Earth and forgotten.

We wander through deserts of grey ash, half-sustained by glimpses of lost beauty, sensing the weight of congealed, unredeemed trauma, a frozen sea of unfeeling. If we are to re-marry Goddess consciously, there will be a test. We strive to hold awareness; admit, make beautiful, give form. Every release summons new inertia. Undismayed, we persist. When we have managed this sufficiently, the wrathful Goddess appears: Bone Woman, Kali-Durga, fanged and snarling, wreathed in skulls. She spits and hisses, blood dripping from her lips. Can we entertain Her power without seeking new ways to disable it? We hold, hold, hold … Her appearance changes, from tornado to shimmering apparition. The music of her craziness abates.

She steps out, cautious but drawn, prepared to take a closer look and perhaps even engage. We must abide her reserve. This face of Goddess will not surrender lightly, nor suffer outrage ever again. She ventures a dance, half-mutual, poignant, seductive but steadfast in its power. We negotiate through movement: let us make a miracle this time. Her dance grows vigorous, assertive, erotic. She withdraws then but returns, younger now and wearing different clothes. New music plays: tender, vulnerable, intimate. Finer feelings are broached. The Goddess as Maiden considers opening, trusting, marrying again. We yang emissaries remain constant in our suit. She touches your face as a blind woman might, to check if this person/species can be trusted. At last, she chooses: Yes! We dance like lovers, in unison. The music shifts. She whoops in joy, her power undiminished. Our resolution also has endured. A Divine Child is faintly heard amid the celebrations. Our seed has fallen. The music builds to a triumphant, ecstatic climax.

It takes a while for human participants to contain the searing grace of such marrying. In sacred time, the wedding night has passed when we come to. The Goddess has risen early, put on her finest clothes and gone to dance an ‘Alleluia’ in the Garden of the World. Still feeling her feelings, we give beautiful expression to her joy.

The Last 13 Days

A sacred marriage has been seeded in Consciousness and the spontaneity of a Divine Child restored but it is not yet time to meet the Mayan 9-part god. Another 13 days (Heavens) must elapse before that appointment can be kept. To prepare, we meditate on the passage of these last days of all 9 Underworlds. This exercise bridges between 1 Star and 13 Sun, serving to link the two phases of our Play: the dropping of a seed of human awakening on October 16 and its fruition on October 28th.

We dance the entire sequence on October 16, using it as a bridge forward to October 28. The aim is to engender a sense of active participation, to ride the Wave instead of feeling left behind or disconnected. This makes it much easier to surrender graciously when we reach the last day. We treat odd-numbered days (1-13) as Days and even-numbered (2-12) as Nights. Days are driven by music that elicits yang motions compatible with their specific energies while Nights are silent and yin-governed.

We focus on temple imagery and trust to intuition thereafter, seeing ourselves on the appropriate step on given days, mindful of corresponding themes and open to felt energies of the day. The themes below featured in our enactment of October 16:

October 16/ 1 Star: a new opening to Cosmos, Mystery and the Wonder of Being, sparked by quickening of the Divine (Child) Seed within

Oct 17/ 2 Offering: give yourself into the flow of Night, aware of the ‘you’ that      surrenders into greater Unity until this ‘you’ is fully given and flow is All That Is

Oct 18/ 3 Dog: called out from the sleep of Night, persist consciously in the adventure of Becoming

Oct 19/ 4 Monkey: surrender again, allowing the pattern of your continued evolution to be woven unbeknownst, without reaction. (Let the consciousness of an open, spacious Heart be where there was none before.)

October 19-20 marks the mid-point of the 7th Day. On this night, yield everything that is moving in you out to Cosmos and open to whatever may return during sleep and into the next day.

Oct 20/ 5 Road: open now to the power of Divine Will. Let it be expressed through you by following the impulse of your Heart while you rest at level 9, far side

Oct 21/ 6 Reed: let this energy continue to flow through, wherever it may lead, as you begin your descent from the top of the temple, down its far side to level 8

Oct 22/ 7 Jaguar: see your personal will carried by Divine Will in service to Earth. (Reflection is longer a case of un/witting projections but of articulated awareness that arises from opening beyond the loops of our former conditioning.)

Oct 23/ 8 Eagles: surrender your ego-story, reassured by a growing intuition that ‘you’ (it) are supported by a much greater story

Oct 24/ 9 Wisdom: the mid-point of our descent; will that Divine Will be done through you so that, when outer music of the Waves has been withdrawn, it will still be heard in you

Oct 25/ 10 Earth: bring this awareness deep into your Heart and relay it into the Heart of Earth, so it may manifest through Her

Oct 26/ 11 Flint: let projections abate as you start to remember I AM THAT I AM

Oct 27/ 12 Storm: let everything be as final details are blown into place

Oct 28/ 13 Sun: ascend in consciousness from sunrise to sunset on the last step down. This ‘ascent’ is metaphorical and comes of opening to absorb the highest ever energy frequencies on this day. Kneel, absorb, accept and release as appropriate.

From sunset we continue our descent from the last step (1 on the far side) of the pyramid down to the x-axis/ground on which it stands. Usually, we would continue down through levels -1 to -9 of the following Night but this option no longer applies. We must realise what it means to act from zero-point on what used to be the Line/ Arrow of Time.

For now, in order to complete our meditation of the last 13 days, we turn on the x-axis as (symbolic) mid-night approaches, look back at the 9-tiered wave/temple structure above us and draw down into our Heart(s) the energetic frequencies associated with all of its levels. By this means we facilitate a peaceful descent of the Mayan 9-part ‘god’, now fully manifest as Cosmos and on Earth.


The wave/temple is a visual metaphor. As such, it is like that which it resembles in some respects but unlike it in others. Nine-stepped Mayan temples serve an important purpose by highlighting the idea of an ‘ascent’ through 9 ‘levels’ but there are other aspects that they don’t convey so well: e.g. the fact that each Wave has a frequency that is twenty times greater than that of its predecessor. In other respects, the temple image is actually misleading, especially with regard to the nature of the relationship between Waves/Underworlds.

They don’t actually stack on top of each other, nor do they nest symmetrically around a common vertical axis. Rather all unfold along one X-axis (the Line/Arrow of Time) and the fruition of each earlier Wave entails a seeding of its successor. Even if we allow that this process is triggered by a Cosmic Tree of Life, the effect on Earth is still mediated by pre-existing local structure. The general form of this arrangement is as below:

-          INSERT BJ’s DIAGRAM –

Each new Wave nestles within the 7th Day/13th Heaven of its predecessor. Thus the pattern above is repeated 8 times, with the ‘twenty times slower’ rule posing impossible problems for accurate scaling. Nevertheless we can easily envisage that at the end, as the influx of 13 Ahau energies is completing, the last descending curves of all 9 Waves’ final Heavens will converge simultaneously on a particular Zero-point along the X-axis that marks the Arrow of (Linear) Time. Hence we will stand at that point at symbolic mid-night and integrate all simultaneously in that moment.

The temple atop our sacred pyramid has no role in this scenario. It is a place where we would go to meet ‘the god’, but this ‘god’ is already a metaphor and in the 9+9 count of the 9th Wave it’s not the place where we would be at the culmination of 13 Ahau (when it becomes 1). This happens on the Holy Ground from which our temple rises, the soil of our good Earth. It is invisible to theoretical discourse: being composed of an infinite sum of zero-points, i.e., none at all, in paradox.

Our meditation leaves us on the x-axis at such a point of absolute stillness/potential where yin and yang subsist in perfect balance, mirroring the accomplishment of our inner marriage. It is neither Day nor Night. No ascents are mandated, nor descents. This is the Point of Creation and it is found at the centre of our Heart(s). The birthing of this Sun of new awareness will be empowered on October 28 (13 Ahau), where-after the root creativity of Source will be discerned in the midst of its projections.

We will start by rooting our last meditation of calendar time in the eternal Now of such a zero, at the moment of symbolic midnight, as13 Ahau dips towards 1 Imix but before a New Sun has risen on that day. We will cultivate an awareness of this New Sun in our Hearts, knowing it as ‘the Sun at Midnight’.

For now, we recognise how the course of these projections has brought us to a point of affirming reflections like ‘In lakesh’, ‘Tat tvam asi’ (That Art Thou) and ‘I AM THAT I AM’. We also remember the mysterious Alchemy of Nine, disclosing Cosmos as the image of God/dess in existence, poised to become aware of itself through us.  I will explain this as best I can after October 16 and 28. The first account reads back from external projections of Divine creativity; the second focuses inner experiences of it.

Notes (all references are to )

(1) See ‘The 10th Wave – articulated Outline’ under Workshops

(2) See ‘Reflections on the 9th Wave’ and ‘Nights, Days and the Breath of God’ under 9th Wave



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