Lemurian Embassy Diaries – Part III
Building a self-sustainable sanctuary in the Yucatán jungle in Mexico
10 Feb 2014
These last weeks have been the most productive since the project began 6 months ago. We’ve had numerous WWOOFERS from countries such as Canada, New Zealand, US, Austria, France, Germany, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Guatemala, Cuba, Japan, Australia and Norway!
The male and female toilet were designed using concrete blocks and cement on the shape of a piloting chair and the female one is shaped as a heart! The bathrooms were created using an old system of Bajareque (Sticks together reinforced with wired and nails). Cement mortar is then applied as an insulating agent to hold the entire structure – Due to the time schedule and not fully understanding natural plasters yet, in the future we will use tadelak or other forms of insulating water protective plaster.
The Palapa #2 (yet unnamed) was given a paint coat using acrylic to make the wood shine. Then two coats of earthen plaster were applied inside as an insulating agent; the following step is to apply lime, cactus (Nopal) and soy oil to fully insulate and protect it from cracking. It will act as a water repellent, also giving it a beautiful finishing.
The Stone Fire Circle was finally completed! It’s located in the heart of Zone 02. Geographically, it is located in the center of all other structures, making use of the sacred geometry perspective. There are 3 doors, one for each cardinal direction. The south entrance is now closed (this is where where one of our Wwoofers friend planted a sacred Lemurian Crystal). An ancient Stella that I found in the property is placed as an altar right behind it. The kitchen in Zone 01 is also finally completed. To this day it is the biggest structure, measuring 8 by 5 meters.
I can’t imagine how the Embassy will be transformed in 2014 with so much love and support from the community. The embassy is bound to grow and expand. It will fulfill my life’s work.
Thank you for all the love and support for this past year and to my closest friends who have seen this grow and believed in me since day one. Love you all!
Visit THE LEMURIAN EMBASSY’S page here to find out more and get involved! Volunteers are invited to join in the vision! Donations are appreciated to support the growth and development of the project!
Text by Guillermo Alarcon
Photography by J from Colorado