Richard Alan Eagle
Author, Mayan-Calendar specialist, researcher, storyteller, wilderness guide.
Actor, artist, comedian:), minister, musician, photographer, poet, tenor and friend of doGz
Richard says, "Humor allows the foolish to be seen without shame, the pain to become a smile
and our ego to pass-from darkness into Light-giggles innocent-child."
Richard created handout-charts combined with a 12-month Gregorian-calendar in 1989,
for his first Mayan Calendar Guidebook edition,
to help teach his first Mayan-calendar workshop in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
For the 1996 edition of The Mayan Calendar Guidebook 4,000+copies-sold around the world
and had media-coverage by the TV show Strange Universe on Canadian television.
This website contains the most-recent material gathered from talks, classes, lectures and books by: Richard-Alan: Eagle.
Richard-Alan: Eagle. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1957.
Richard's childhood memories: being with his father meeting-with Native American elders for coordinating social-services for downtown-Minneapolis neighborhoods; being with his grandmother who built/managed Eagle Nursing Home in Bloomington-Minnesota, and him witnessing hospice nursing-care.
Richard attended high-school: St. Anthony Village, Minnesota, 1969-1975: Assistant-Editor of the school newspaper; President of the Concert Choir, wins 4-star-rating at the 1975 Minnesota State-High-School Vocal Competion; Supporting Actor in school theater plays and Lead-Actor in the 1975-production.
Richard attended colleges: (1975) The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (where his grandfather managed the experimental gardens); (1976) ITT Minnesota School Of Business, Minneapolis, Minnesota; (1977-78) Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota.
In 1978 Richard is in Aspen,Colorado for a summer spiritual retreat and joins a group of eleven people for a whitewater rafting trip on the Colorado River and all become extremely sun-burned.
Richard recalls what happens later that night,
"For our sun-burned group, we are in prayer before a bible study when a powerful energy-field of love and joy suddenly materializes, overwelming us all. After a minute, the bliss-energy subsides and one person shouts that their sunburn is gone. All twelve of us are healed, have no trace of the serious red skin-burns. Amazing."
For Richard, the miraculous group-healing experience is a major life-changer.
In 1984 he gathers his poetry into a book, Cash Action: The Great American Game.
In 1987 he begins studying The Mayan Factor: Path Beyond Technology by the-late DR. JOSÉ ARGÙELLES.
In 1989 Richard creates his first Mayan Calendar class and his first-edition of The Mayan Calendar Guidebook, a study-guide with combined Mayan-Gregorian calendars that becomes a yearly publication.
In 1991 Richard is visited by Willard van de Bogart, a close-friend of DR. JOSÉ ARGÙELLES. Willard tells Richard that José confided in him something. Willard says, "José said to me that of all the people he knows, besides his wife Lloydine, that you, Richard, have the best knowledge of his Mayan Calendar research." Willard then presents to Richard a pre-production DREAMSPELL kit, along with a hand-written note from José with the words, "Keep up the good work."
Richard moves to Sedona, Arizona, after teaching a Mayan-Calendar-DREAMSPELL-class there in January 1992. The day-after-the-class he had one-of-the-most-powerful-spiritual-moments of his-life while out-hiking-with-a-friend in one of the red-rock-canyons.
"While in prayer at Sedona's primary vortex and main Native-American sacred ceremonial site called Rachel's Knoll in Long Canyon, I have a miraculous event of bliss, peace, and grace.
"I am sitting on this high rock ledge perched dangerously above Long Canyon valley at sunset, when a total silence and peace quiets the entire valley around me. All I can hear is the ringing-in-my-ears sounds of my own body.
"Suddenly I notice far off in the valley-below bushes moving from a strong gust of wind that flows towards me and rises up the knoll to blow right-thru me deep into my heart & soul, extemely powerful spiritual energies, leaving me in a state of perfect peace, divine Love and grace.
"After a minute the birds begin to sing and bugs reappear.
"After a few minutes, again a total silence and peace quiets the entire valley.
And again I see another gust of wind flowing through bushes far off in the valley-below that flows towards me and rises up the knoll to blow right-thru me again, deeper into my heart & soul, this one with triple strength power filling me completely with divine peace, Love and grace.
"For the first wind cleanses and the second wind fills.
"For hours I'm in a state of total bliss, with my facial features transformed.
"After leaving Rachel's Knoll I arrived at a dinner party my workshop participants were holding for me, it being my last night in Sedona. They did not recognize me at first at the front door. I was unable to converse with them until the bliss subsided hours later."
This sacred place is not found on the tourist maps. For Rachel's Knoll location is on top of a canyon knoll within the Seven Canyons Golf Resort. For a visit to Rachel's Knoll, politely ask permission from the guard at the resort front gate.
The view from Rachel's Knoll above the Valley of The Two Winds:
After moving-to Sedona in 1992 Richard taught his-Mayan-Calendar-DREAMSPEL-classes that-summer in Phoenix, Mount-Shasta, San-Francisco, Sacremento, Santa-Barbara, Salt-Lake-City and Durango.
Richard finds work as a Jeep-driver/tour-guide for Sedona-Adventures. For Richard, guiding-tourists around Sedona's famous-energy-vortex locations and sacred-sites is a dream-job.
In 1993 Richard meets-with Mayan-Factor-author DR. JOSÉ ARGÙELLES, in Sedona, pictured-here:
Richard, front-left, with DR. JOSÉ ARGÙELLES & Lloydine Argüelles, top-left-center in white.
Richard travels to New Mexico in 1994 to give his Mayan Calendar presentation at the Whole Life Expo, and meets Dr. Richard C. Hoagland.
In 1995 Richard creates a new full-color version of The Mayan Calendar Guidebook, complete with color charts and a spiral binder. Below 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."
Richard begins using the Guatemala Highlands-Maya count-of-days in 1997, after realizing that the the Yucatan Lowlands-Maya-count-of-days, used by DR. JOSÉ ARGÙELLES, is now-time-miscounted by ~57 days as of ~2018. For the Yucatan Lowlands-Maya count-of-days miscount began ~hundreds-of-years ago and is in now-time-misalignment with the rising-&-setting cycles of the planet-Venus.
And Richard begins developing his own approach to the Mayan Calendar, focusing more on the major & minor cycles of the Mayan-time cycles rather than in regard to just the meanings & interpretations of the 20 glyph-symbols, which can vary widely in useage/meanings throughout the Maya-regions.
For Richard another deeply moving spiritual experience and adventure occurs for him in the summer of 1995.
Richard recalls what happened,
"On a blazing hot summer afternoon day, September 25, 1995, while skinydippin' alone along the wilderness banks of the Verde River near Clarkdale, Arizona, I wade up the river quite a long way, exploring huge river rock sandbars when my eye catches a glimpse of a shiny golden tan seven-inch thick sandstone rock with natural quartz crystals resting upon a large sandbar that, that...wow!...formed the outline image of a near-perfect Hopi kokopelli flute-player in the flat rock surface!
In 1998 Richard is a copywriter and graphic-designer for a Sedona tourist-magazine. While out delivering the magazines one day, he spots a stranded-Jeep at the main post office and offers to help the driver, Susan Hawkins. As a thank-you, Susan later mails to Richard a copy of her husbands' book, Power vs Force by DR. DAVID R. HAWKINS. Richard learns-again: when one is dedicated to good-deeds always, no matter what, good things happen.
Richard realizes in 1998 the 12-note-musical-scale-octave musical-tones are exactly correlated to each day/13-day-week/20-day-month/13-year cycles of the Mayan Calendar. Richard presented his discovery of the musical-codes to time in 1999 at a free public-presentation; as documented by a news story in the Sedona Red Rock News.
In 2000 is the on-site hotel-manager of the Wildflower Inn Sedona/Village Of Oak Creek, Arizona, and then the on-site hotel-manager of the Kokopelli Inn, now the Days Inn Kokkopelli Inn owned/operated by the Hopi nation.
For Richard is humbled to be with the Hopi on their mesas on multiple occassions.
"Mitakuye oyasin...Blessings to the Hopi Eagle clan and all clans, my work is dedicated to the living memories of The Peaceful One Titus and Diné elder Silver Bear, and all Sacred Rainbow Beings of the Sacred Hoop...Peace and Love in All Generations, Divine."
Richard in 2000 moves to Ohio and volunteers his management skills at two health food stores in the Youngstown area for 10 years.
In 2001 he is diagnosed with a stage-three cancer, needing four-major-surgeries and endures the near-loss of sight in his right eye that he is still recovering from.
In 2006 Richard realizes that the clinically-proven Map of Consciousness, by DR. DAVID R. HAWKINS, is exactly correlated to the 260-day Mayan-calendar cycle, resulting in a correlation of both the force-and-Power pulsation cycles and their potentials for each day.
In 2011 Richard registers leagally as a non-denominational minister.
In 2012 he returns to Sedona, Arizona and opens his own retail store, Save Your Health Now.
"The leading edges and parameters in the fields of 'natural holistic' health today is 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 now can understand and use the natural flows of time, using the most accurate calendar in the world, to facilitate moving ones' own un-balanced life forces back into a natural state of balance, harmony and well-being."
Also in 2012 Richard is recognised as being one-of-the-top Mayan-calendar specialists in the world with an invitation to lecture onboard the MayanCruise2012 ship that celebrated Dec. 21, 2012, but a personal situation arose that prevented him from the trip.
In 2013 he returns to Ohio.
In 2015 Richard publishes his second book, Stonehenge Of America: Blue Mounds State Park; a Kindle e-book of his true-life-account of discovering in Blue Mounds State Park in Minnesota, at the eastern end of a quarter-mile-long east-west alignment of blue quartzite rocks, a hidden ancient natural-rock amphitheater with a special sitting-ledge upon which to view the sunrise on the first day of spring & autuum: the Stonehenge of America.
For a look-inside to read the first pages, click on the link.
In 2017 Richard released his newest book Merry Hunters Club, a paperback and eBook he originally wrote as a screenplay to document the most powerful spiritual experiences in his life, woven into a fictional adventure story.
For a look-inside to read the first pages, click on the link.
Richard by grace has witnessed seven major miracles and over twenty unexplanable events, which reminds him daily how powerful and miraculous life really is.
One day while sitting in a class, waiting to read a paragraph from A Course in Miracles, he suddenly realizes and says,
"The-Old-Apple-Tree in our-backyard bears fruit, in its-season. Some apples appear on low-branches; some in the middle; and some at the very-top; some are in dark-shade; while others bask in sunlight; some ripen sooner-than-others; some are diseased; some are rotten-to-the-core; and some are Perfect, for a-few-weeks. For All are Equal, by Being-Alive, because All are on the-same-Tree. We are All on the-same-Tree, the Universal Tree of Life, holy Sisters And Brothers, a holy One."
Richard now, by grace, 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-and-Peace, by: Inspiration-from-Within. Seek and Find-Thee, True, Love, and perfect-Peace.
Spring fruits & Fall.
For this-website presents:
the now-time-research of Richard-Alan: Eagle.
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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For a mini-Photo-tour of mystical places Richard loves:
View from the northwest side of Rachel's Knoll in Sedona, Arizona USA.
View of Richard under The Bridal Falls at Niagara Falls, Canada.
An old-saying: After ecstacy, the laundry.
Vew of Pipestone Creek enchants all her visitors at Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota.
View of the natural-rock formation named The Sphinx along the Pipestone Creek path.
View from the high-bluffs over the Mississippi River-Lake Pepin at Frontenac State Park, Minesota:
View-looking-up at the natural-stone arch above the Mississippi River-Lake Pepin in Frontenac State Park, Minnesota.
For the local Native Americans namd this sacred rock arch "In-Yon-Teaopa" and medicine-bags are present.
In the eye of the sacred natural-rock arch In-Yon-Teaopa.
For this website is by: Richard-Alan: Eagle.