Sunday, February 04, 2007
STUPA STAR-TRAIL/HUNAB KU HUIFE CHILE
This photo is approximately 20 minutes, using Kodak ASA 400 print film, and a Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 lens at f/4. The white cloudy area is the Milky way, and the brightest region is the center of the galaxy, what the Mayans call the "Hunab Ku", the "one giver of life and movement." This region is where the constellations Scorpio and Sagittarious meet. The dome of the stupa is illuminated by light from our camp-fire. The Tibetan Buddhists built this stupa here because they intuit that in this area is a major planetary energy vortex; with the reversal of the Earth's magnetic fields happening, the power spots of the northern hemisphere are shifting to the south. South-central Chile IS an immensely powerful place; Huife, where this stupa is located, is only 30 kms from the Rucapillan volcano, the third most active in the world.