This event is presented in partnership with The Rubin Museum and will be held at The Rubin.
How can a nearly extinct astrological tool influence our lives today? Aztec, Mayan, and other Mesoamerican astrologies center heavily around their own uniquely complex calendar systems. The Mayan calendar, in particular—based on the study of the stars but created before the invention of the telescope—has impressed modern scholars with its incredibly sophisticated structure, yet has only recently been brought up to date.
Maestro Manuel Rufino, an elder from the Taino tradition indigenous to the Caribbean, joins astrology series host astrologer A.T. Mann for a conversation on how the ancient and contemporary practices of Aztec, Mayan, and Mesoamerican astrology can help us to navigate the 2,000-year-long Aquarian age we currently find ourselves in.
The discussion will be followed by a Q&A and conclude with a guided visualization and meditation by Maestro Manuel Rufino.
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About the Speakers
Maestro Manuel Rufino is a recognized elder in the Taino tradition and World Director of M.A.I.S.C. (Movement for American Indian Solar Culture). He is a spiritual guide, gifted ceremonial leader, and teacher of sacred initiatic traditions of the world. Maestro Manuel is also an artist, certified iridologist, naturo-therapist, vegetarian chef, and the visionary guiding the Golden Drum community and many vegetarian restaurants including Jungle Café in Brooklyn. Guided by his teacher, Maestro Domingo Dias Porta, Maestro Manuel has been following the trails of indigenous healing arts for over 40 years. Maestro Manuel travels around the world sharing initiatic traditions, leading workshops, lectures, sweat lodges, and healing rituals.
In 2010 Maestro Manuel and a number of his students opened Golden Drum as a space for sacred traditions in New York City. Founded to give voice to the worldview of Native Americans, indigenous peoples, and the esoteric schools, Golden Drum features living representatives and students of these great traditions.
A.T. Mann is an astrologer, architect, artist, and author. He was born
in New York in 1943 and has written or co-written over 20 books on astrology, calendar systems, sacred architecture, sacred gardens, ecological design, sacred trees, psychology, sacred sexuality, healing, tarot, prophecy, and reincarnation.
Mann is currently working on a new edition of The Mandala Astrological Tarot and has worked with Mystic Fire Video on a film of His Holiness the Dalai Lama giving the Kalachakra Tantra Teachings.