Don Alejandro Cirilo Perez Oxlaj
Is a 13th Generation Quiche Mayan High Priest. Early in life Don Alejandro was recognized by members of his Mayan people as a messenger to carry the traditions. Since a number of years he is president of the Mayan Council of Elders, a body of 440 male and female elders of wisdom in Guatemala, representing 23 different ethnic groups and has the authority to speak on its behalf. His Mayan name "Wakatel Utiw" means Wandering Wolf and he travels the world together with his wife Elizabeth Araujo, together sharing ceremonies and Mayan traditions and prophecies. Don Alejandro is also the head of the Indigenous Council of the Americas, which has member tribes from Tierra de Fuego, to Alaska and serves as a gathering point for shamans and elders of many peoples. Don Alejandro and Elizabeth live in Antigua, Guatemala.
The following is taken from a speech Don Alejandro gave originally in
"Heart of heaven, heart of the earth, heart of the air, heart of the water
Tepeu, Kukumatz, Quetzalcoati, Kukulcan,
Balam Kitze, Balam Akab', Majacutaj, Iq Balam
Thank you, Father, for having given us life,
bless us all, those who are here on Earth
Thank you, Father, bless our people, our mountains, our rivers,
our lakes, all that we are, thank you, Father.
Honourable elders, beloved people, you who hear me, I bring this message, and
also a greeting to all who hear this voice, here is Wakatel Utiw, Wandering
Wolf, the voice of the forest, and the messenger of the Maya, who has shared
with the seven races that cover the planet Earth. I have come in fulfillment of
the prophecies, that we may all walk together, no group shall be left behind. I
am here in fulfillment of this prophecy, carrying this message to all that hear me
and to all who love the Earth, to all who love peace, and who love themselves.
We are all living beings. A tree is a life and it is an elder, the same as a human
being. A plant, while it is green, is a life. The smallest animal is a life that is part
of the life of human beings. The rocks have spirit. The volcanoes and mountains
have spirit. The rivers, oceans, and lakes have spirit. They are all children of the
Father. This is why I have come. I am the voice of the forest, the messenger of
the Maya. I come to invite you to defend our Mother Earth and see that we
continue to love the beauty of this great woman. We are millions and millions of
human beings and we are destroying her. We are mistreating her. We are
denuding and polluting her. When the Mother Earth is no longer suitable our life
will be worthless. We are creating our own misfortune, our own death.
The Mayan Prophecies tell us it is time to awaken, time for the dawn, so that
the people will have peace and will be happy. The Mayan Prophecies also tell
us, from so much walking, so much seeking, that what we are seeking, what we
have to find, at last we have found it. We are here on Earth, where we want to
be. This time has come: 13 Baktun 13 A'jau, the return of the grandparents, the
return of the wise ones to the measure of time. We are observing the control of
time. The time has come. May the people awaken. May they arise. May we all
walk together without distinction of race, color or creed, rich or poor, black or
white, indigineous or non-indigineous, people and government, to build a country
full of peace, love, tranquility and prosperity.
This is the message of the Wandering Wolf, who has travelled throughout the
is doing with me. I do not know where I am going. I do not know where I shall
stay. I do not know if we shall ever see each other again or not but I will leave
this message wherever I go. I leave it in the mind. I leave it in the heart. I leave
it in each breast, in each soul of my brothers and sisters where I have been.
Leaving this message in the minds of each one of you.
Cultivate it. Practice it. This is not bought or sold, it is a thing that we have to do
ourselves. We cannot wait for someone else to do it.
There have always been destroyers. They destroy peace. They destroy the
environment. They destroy the beauty of Mother Earth. They pollute space.
Scientists say we have even ruptured the balance of the Ozone layer but let us
rebuild and plant more trees. We do not have much time or life left. We have
only 14 years until the year Zero. After the year Zero there shall be peace.
There will be peace even if there are no survivors. Of course there will be peace.
We need to cultivate peace. Let us love one another. Let us defend the Earth,
our Mother, and respect our Father. His sacred mandate is among us.
We are the ones who have forgotten. We have forsaken. We have gone down a
path that is not ours. The false preachings of false religions are destroying our
own. Each people in
is ours. We have no need to take from another. I am Mayan. I am travelling
through this land but I don't come to convert you into Mayans. I come to tell
you let us defend the Mother Earth. Defend our life and the lives of our
children. You in your language. You in your tradition. You in your way of
praying and making your offering. Making your payment to the Father so that
there may be peace, there may be love.
You and I may meet again in another dimension after the year Zero. The year
Zero is the word of the Maya. On March 31, 2013 the sun will be hidden for a
period of 60-70 hours and this is when we shall enter the period of the Fifth
Sun. Then will you realize that what the Mayans speak are facts and not false
preachings. We are not saying that the world will end in 2000. There are false
ones who say these things to frighten and threaten the world without awakening.
But the Mayan priests and astronomers know what is happening and see what
shall happen in the future. This is my only message. I do not come to intimidate
you. I come to say that we should love one another. Let us walk together. We
are all children and we pray that our Father be with us. Thank you."