What is the Unification of Wisdom

GUATEMAYA- The Unification of Wisdom is a cinematic journey through the culture of the Maya; past, present and future.  The film journey's through the life of Tz'utujil Mayan elder Tata Pedro Cruz, who is one of the last living Ajq'iij's (mayan calendar day keepers)

from the highlands of Lake Atitlan, in Guatemala.Tata Pedro Cruz garcia in his school in Lake Atitlan Guatemala. Photo by Danielle Barnett He has dedicated his work to preserve the ancient culture of the Maya, their cosmo vision and the teachings of the sacred Mayan Calendar. The film journeys deep into his mission of sharing the Mayan Calendar with his community, his country, and the world and to revitalize a culture that has been at the heart of genocide and opression for centuries.

It details his challenging life, including a 30 year civil war, where he endured cultural and religious oppression, overcoming many obstacles, to where he is today on his current path which is teaching the youth of his community about the Mayan Calendar and the importance of finding their purpose and mission on this planet and how to live in harmony with nature and each other.  

This captivating film will take you on a deep and unique journey into the beautiful world of Tata Pedro and the other Maya whom you will meet along his journey, spanning across the country of Guatemala.

We follow his journey of preserving and reinvigorating his culture about their native teachings and to dispel the myth's throughout the world that are surrounding the Mayan Calendar. He teaches the the true essence of the Mayan Calendar and universal message that the calendar embodies in connecting all of humanity.

"There is no world that is going to end." -Tata Pedro Cruz

 Special Thanks

We are grateful to be able to document his life and teachings of the Mayan calendar and the knowledge of the Mayan ancestral wisdom that is being shared.

A special thanks to all who participated in the filming of the Unification of Wisdom, to Tata Pedro and his family, and to all the Nana's and Tata's. We also give thanks to all who have helped us over the years and those in Guatemala for being so generous.  

Thank you to Quiche Maya artist Juan Leon Cortez, Miguel Cortez and Mario Cortez who provided us with their artowork which you see here on the website. (Gracias por la artistas en Chichicastenango, Juan, Miguel y Mario Leon Cortez.)

A special thanks to Peter Kater and Carlos Nickai.  For more music by Peter Kater please visit


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