Richard Alan Eagle
Mayan calendar specialist, researcher, author, storyteller & wilderness guide.
Artist, comedian, maraca player, photographer, poet, tenor, minister & friend of doGz
"Humor allows the foolish to be seen, the pain to become a smile,
and our ego to pass from darkness into Light giggles innocent child."
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Richard attended St. Anthony Village High School, where he was the assistant editor of the school newspaper, the president of the concert choir given a 4-star rating at the 1975 Minnesota State High School Vocal Competion, and an actor in the autumn and spring school theater productions.
He attended three colleges: The University of Minnesota in Minneapolis (where his grandfather had for years managed the experimental gardens), the Minnesota School Of Business and Bemidji State University in northern Minnesota.
In his earliest years Richard remembers going with his father regularly to meet with local Native American elders to help coordinate social services to the local downtown Minneapolis neighborhoods. After his grandmother built Eagle Nursing Home in nearby Bloomington, Minnesota, he spent many a weekend day there over the years visiting and seeing hospice nursing care up close.
In 1984 he self-published Cash Action: The Great American Game, a collection of his earliest poetry.
In August 1987, on the day of the "Harmonic Convergence", he began his research into the mysteries of the ancient 260-day Mayan Calendar by studying The Mayan Factor: Path Beyond Technology by the late Dr. José Argüelles.
In 1989 he taught his first Mayan calendar class in Minneapolis and for it created the first edition of "The Mayan Calendar Guidebook".
The Mayan Calendar Guidebook became a yearly publication, as both a study guide and a combined Mayan and January-December calendar.
In 1991 Willard van de Bogart, a close friend of Dr. Argüelles, visited Richard and expressed that José had mentioned to him that of all the people José knew of, besides his wife Lloydine, he thought Richard had the best understanding of his Mayan calendar books and research. Willard presented Richard with a personal note from José telling him to "keep up the good work."
In 1992 Richard came to Sedona, Arizonato teach his Mayan calendar class, and had one of most powerful spiritual experiences of his life:.
"While in deep prayer at the main Native American sacred ceremonial hill in Sedona, out on the red rocks, I experienced a miraculous state of bliss, peace and grace. I was just sitting there on a rock ledge overlooking Long Canyon when a total silent perfect Peace came upon the land, the silent Peace becomes you, followed by the unusual gusts of Two Winds that rose up to me from the valley below, one after another over five minutes, winds of the complete 'energies' of divine Love and Grace. The state of bliss lasted for hours. This sacred place is not on the tourist maps. It's on the top of a canyon ridge known locally as 'Rachel's Knoll,' that is located within the Seven Canyons Golf Resort."
This view is of that ancient Valley of The Winds of Peace...
Rachel's Knoll ~ Sedona, Arizona
Richard moved to Sedona and joined a local jeep tour company as a driver and guide, and later became a canyon guide, escorting many tourists around Sedona's famous energy vortex fields and Northern Arizona sacred sites. He wishes he could show everyone all of the spectacular & beautiful places hidden away unknown in the ancient untouched high deserts and canyons of the southwestern United States he has explored.
In Sedona in 1993 Richard finally met with Mayan Factor author Dr. José Argüelles and they had a nice conversation together, pictured here:
Richard (front) with Dr. José Argüelles and Lloydine (top left-center).
Sedona, Arizona 1993
Richard traveled to New Mexico in 1994 and gave his Mayan calendar presentation at the Whole Life Expo, and around this time began a daily routine of 'kundalini yoga' exercises.
In December 1995 he created a new professional version of The Mayan Calendar Guidebook and had it published, complete with color charts and a spiral binder. Nearly 4,000 copies sold around the world that year. Here is a 1996 book review...
New Age Retailer magazine (July/August 1996, pp.44-45):
“His excellent book is a thorough teaching reference that is also easy to understand. The Mayan Calendar Guidebook presents the what, why, and how of tracking the energies and other information presented on the calendars…This reference book should become part of your regular inventory. Customers who are just learning to use a Mayan calendar will find it answers most of their questions and prepares them to be able to use any current Mayan calendar more effectively…"
It was around this time that Richard realized that the Lowland Maya Yucatan "count of days" that Dr. Argüelles was using was actually OFF at that time by 55 days (57 days now as of 2017), miscounted beginning back at some point hundreds of years in the past and no longer exactly aligned to the exact settings and risings of the planet Venus. So Richard began using the more accurate Guatemala Highland Maya "count of days."
Richard also began to develop his 'own approach' to the Mayan calendar, focusing more on the major and minor cycles of time themselves rather than in regard to just the meanings and interpretations of the 20 glyph-symbols, which can vary widely in useage and meanings throughout the Mayan regions.
After many years of study Richard also feels that he has nearly mastered both the art of Feng Shui and the ancient Chinese philosophy book I Ching.
Another deeply moving spiritual experience and adventure occurred for him in the summer of 1995. Here is his narrative...
In 1998 Richard was working as a copywriter for a Sedona tourist magazine. One day while dropping off magazines he spotted a stranded Jeep and offered to help jump start it, thereby meeting the driver, a Mrs. Susan Hawkins. She promised to mail Richard her husbands' book as a thank you. A few weeks later the book Power vs Force by Dr. David Hawkins arrived in his mailbox. Another life changing moment, when one is dedicated to good deeds always no matter what, good things happen.
In 2000 he 'hung up his spurs' and became hotel manager of the Wildflower Inn, right across the street from world famous Bell Rock, and then at the Days Inn Kokopelli Inn just down the street, now owned and operated by the Hopi nation with whom he was invited by and priviledged to be with "on the Mesas" on multiple occassions.
"Mitakuye oyasin...Blessings to and from Eagle clan and all clans, to David Silver Bear, and all Sacred Rainbow Beings of the Sacred Hoop...Peace and Love in All Generations, Divine."
In 2000 Richard moved to Ohio, volunteering his management skills for 10 years to two health food stores in the Youngstown area.
In 2001, he was diagnosed with stage three cancer, needing four major surgeries (and enduring the near loss of sight in his right eye that he still is recovering from).
In 2011 Richard Eagle became a non-denominational Ordained Minister of the Universal Life Church, acknowledging in a public way his chosen inner Path of the Sacred Heart.
In 1978 Richard was on a spiritual retreat in Aspen, Colorado, and after a day whitewater rafting with 11 other people all became extremely sun burned.
"That night while our group prayed together at our nightly bible study, a 'cloud of love' materialized in the room, and filled us all completely, with tears of joy. After a minute the energy slowly disappeared somewhere. And then someone shouts out that their sunburn was gone! And there was not even a hint of sunburn on all twelve of us. Amazing."
That experience of miraculous healing changed his life forever.
He says, "The apple Tree in our backyard bears Fruit in it's season. Some apples appear on Low branches, some in the Middle, and some on the very Top. Some apples are in dark Shade, while others bask in sun Light. Some ripen sooner than others, and Some are diseased, and some are seemingly perfect for a few days. All are Perfect in their own Way, For All are on The Same Tree. We are all on the same Tree of Life, Holy Brothers and Sisters, a holy One."
In 2012 he returned to Sedona, Arizona and opened his own retail store, Save Your Health Now.
In July 2012 he became a Certified Chaplain with non-denominational Unity of Sedona church in Sedona, Arizona.
"The leading edges and parameters in the fields of “natural holistic health” today have been clinically proven to be a four-fold interconnected balance of physical-emotional-mental and spiritual well-being. With the assistance of our inner Holy Spirit Love, together with utilizing tools like the timings of the Mayan calendar cycles, one person or whole groups can now understand and use the natural flows of time, using the world’s most accurate calendar, to facilitate moving ones' own unbalanced life forces back into a natural state of inner power, balance, and well-being."
In 2012 Richard was recognised as being one of the top Mayan calendar specialists in the world by being invited to lecture onboard the MayanCruise2012 VIP ship that celebrated Dec. 21, 2012.
In 2013 he left Sedona again for Ohio, and in 2015 published his third book, Stonehenge Of America: Blue Mounds State Park ~Minnesota, a Kindle e-book of his true life account of discovering at the eastern end of a quarter-mile long east-west alignment of blue quartzite rocks a hidden ancient Native American natural rock amphitheater with a special sitting ledge upon which to view the sunrise on the first day of every spring and fall...the "Stonehenge of America."
In October 2017 Richard released his newest book, Merry Hunters Club, a paperback that he originally wrote as a screenplay to document the most powerful spiritual experiences of his life, woven into a fictional adventure story:
By grace Richard has witnessed seven major miracles and over twenty unexplanable 'events,' which keeps reminding him of just how powerful and miraculous life really is.
And by grace he shares, with love, the 'Ancient Ones Dreamtime Sacred Hoop'...The Calendar of the Americas...the 260-day 'hero journey' on the One Holy Sacred Path of Eternal Love & Peace, by Inspiration from Within...Seek, and Find Thee...True...Love and perfect Peace.
This website presents
the most recent research of Richard Alan Eagle
+ The 1998 realization that the 12-note musical scale octave, the musical tones, can be exactly correlated to each day of every 13-day week on the Mayan calendar. In 1998 he announced these findings and research in a public presentation, the discovery of the musical codes to time, and is documented in the Sedona Red Rock News.
+ The 2006 realization that the clinically proven 1,000 levels of consciousness could be exactly correlated to the 260-day calendar cycle, resulting in an understanding of both force and Power pulsation cycles and their potentials.
+ Rich's decipherment of how each of the 20 symbols on both the Mayan and Aztec calendars have the same inner meanings even though by comparision a few of the symbols look different and are named different.
"The Calendar is understood to be the Circle of Life,
and so We Be All On A Sacred Journey,
meandering thru both Wilderness and Heavens..."
Desires ~ Good Works ~ Reason & Love ~ Bliss Teachers ~ The Divine Ones
on The Path of Perfect Love and Peace on Earth
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Rich's Mini-Photo Tour of Mystical Places > > >
The main energy field "vortex" site of the five energy areas around Sedona, Arizona.
During my first visit, while sitting in prayer on a northwest rock ledge overhang,
everything suddenly became completely silent in the valley...
the silent peace becomes you....
then a strong Wind rose up from the valley below and flew up to the knoll
and blew right through my heart and body...first One...and then One more
the First one to cleanse...the Second one to fill...
creating a hours-long state of Grace and spiritual Ecstasy...Bliss!
NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK
After ecstasy, the laundry.
PIPESTONE NATIONAL MONUMENT, MINNESOTA
The creek within Pipestone enchants all her visitors.
Natural rock formation, the so-called "Sphinx," along the creek path at Pipestone,
FRONTENAC STATE PARK, MINNESOTA
On the high bluffs over looking the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin at Frontenac State Park.
Looking up at "In Yon Teaopa," the massive natural stone arch on the Mississippi River
at Lake Pepin, in Frontenac State Park just 90 minutes south of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The local native Americans hold the rock to be sacred and many medicine bags are present.
[Note: It's nearly on the exact same line of longitude as the so-called "Devil's Tower" in Wyoming.]
In the eye of the sacred power arch...In Yon Teaopa.