This article is from the April 2001 The Mexico File newsletter.
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K’u-Kuul-Kaan Academy

K’u-Kuul-Kaan Academy, located in Merida, the "White City" of the

Yucatan Peninsula, is a unique center offering a unique

integration of Spanish language courses taught by experienced

professionals, and knowledge of the ancient sacred Mayan

tradition. We are the only school in Latin America to present this

blend. Choose either Spanish language courses or Mayan workshops,

or combine classes from both units. 

What makes us different is that we teach the heart of the Mayan

spiritual principles. Once could say that the heart of

K’u-Kuul-Kaan Academy is a Mayan heart. Our purpose is to assist

in the reemergence of the visions and values of Mayan wisdom in

everyone who wants to work with us.


For 17 years, Don Vicente, a professional teacher, Mayan elder,

wisdomkeeper and artist, taught Miguel Angel Vergara Calleros the

Mayan way of wisdom through the philosophical language, astronomy,

codices, and the closest relationship between man and nature.

After Don Vicente’s death, Miguel Angel, with Mary Lightning Locke

and Sue Hackenmiller, have continued Don Vicente’s dream of

manifesting an educational center dedicated to these principles.


We represent an emerging paradigm - a partnership of equals,

collaborating from a basis of compassion and respect, each with

unique strengths, unconditional support of each other and the

planet. This type of close working relationship is indeed the

Mayan way. It is a way of balance, integrity and harmony.


K’u-Kuul-Kaan means "The God You Venerate in the Infinite" and is

the ancient name of the Feathered Serpent powerfully representing

the wisdom of the heavens. K’u-Kuul-Kaan Academy is supported not

only by a powerful sacred name, but also by the vision of Don

Vicente, who saw in this symbolic name the representation of Mayan



Don Vicente saw the Mayan culture as the most perfect culture in

the world. It is our intention to embody the essence of the

eternal source of this wisdom at the Academy. Everyone who is

interested in rescuing and embracing the Mayan culture is helping

the labor of the Mayan Masters of Light who give us the inner

strength to open our minds and hearts in order to understand the

purpose of being here in this life on this planet. Everyone who

decides to become a messenger of the sacred Mayan way has a path

that is designed by the Mayan Masters in the Infinite. We invite

you to study with us.


See our web site: or contact us

at K’u-Kuul-Kaan Academy, Calle 53 #521A x 64 y 66, Centro C.P.

97000, Mérida, Yucatán Mexico. Phone/Fax: (52-99) 24-44-74. Email: