It's been discovered that the Maya climbed into sacred caves in the Earth to observe the heavens, and on two specific days of the year the sun would align with nearby pyramids built for this and other purposes. A magician revered by his people, Lord Pacal Vocan, 603-683 AD, engineered these feats of astronomical and mathematical brilliance, and upon his death, his body was placed deep within the Earth. His sarcophagus is inscribed with the story of his death and fall to the Underworld, represented by the open mouth of Xibalba. From there, he rides the Monster of the Sun to his eventual resurrection. This is a fascinating look at a sophisticated, advanced civilization and its religious beliefs, which are still being uncovered to this day. Download and start listening now!