Copan - Mayan - Old Man of Copan
Type of Spiritual Experience
As I have described in the overview observation, despite the guide books gushing praise, I think that what was practisedin Copan was magic - environmental influence, including death prayers, weather control, prophecy, and so on. And I also think that the mechanism of achieving magical powers was by fear, the sort of fear used by some of the Tibetan systems and the Australian Aborigines.
The Old Man of Copan is either yet another means of provoking fear or he was a magician - his teeth are fangs - he has removed the other teeth in order to look like a snake - not a serpent, a snake.
There are a lot of underground rooms in Copan without light and a large number of carved skulls. This was a place for provoking rebirth experiences. It may have been THE place, as the place is very large and has a very large number of vaulted chambers, enough for a great number of adepts. Even the pyramids themselves [like Giza in Egypt] have chambers, including the one the Old Man guards.
A description of the experience