Now that we have a viable idea for the ritual and purpose of the
Maya ball game, there is the enigma of the Age of the 5th Sun.
Why were there only five suns, and not seven. The answer to that
question is in the equality of the father and the son, and the
coming forth of the father from the mother. The objective of
creation is the accomplishment of the top step of the
Six-Stair-Place. That step represents the possession of the message.
We cannot become the message, nor can we become the medium. We have
always been the message and the medium. Time for the journey can be
measured through the four steps of the created elements and the
acquisition of the subject which reveals the light of the First
Mother and First Father. We are intended to join the
ancestors, not to overcome them.
Let us repeat the journey of the Maya to emphasize why there were only
five suns. The ancestors of the Maya started where we all must
begin, in a cosmos of incredible beauty and mystery.
Before the first sun
had risen, before the first dawn,
the gods assembled
themselves at Teotihuacán.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word
See the Caiman Tree
and the mouth of Quetzalcoatl?. Wandering through this
Six-Stair-Place, they saw the awe of its majesty. They wondered
if there was a message written in the stars. They found help to the
right center, where seven stars point the way. They drank of the
gourd of the Big Dipper calling it Seven Macaw.
It may at first seem preposterous that humans would look to the stars
to find out where they are and where they are going. But, the
Scientific American Magazine published a cover story article
in August 1975 which demonstrated that migrating birds used the
stars to travel from pole to pole. Thus, the stars have been guiding
creatures on the earth for untold millions of years. Undoubtedly,
the humans saw the same stars as the birds, and they followed those
stars, as well. Like the birds, humans made associations in various
groups. The first, and most important group was the stars in the
cloud of the Milky Way. It revealed much about the heavens and the
earth, for to wandering birds and wandering humans, the stars say, "as
above, so below".
For four days they
performed penance around a sacred fire.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
The first writers in the
sky probably chose simple figures they could visualize from their
experiences on the earth. This process "projected" the
terrestrial creatures up onto the heavenly vault.
The fundamental need for
security would have driven the star writers to become familiar with
their own zenith location, and a special place which never seemed to
die. This place acted like the top of the world, and all the
creatures in the heavens danced around it. This is the north pole to
the creatures of the northern hemisphere, and the south pole to
creatures "down under". Of course they hadn't yet decided the
nature of "down under", but eventually they would need to
define an up.
Egypt defined the south as Upper Egypt. The Asiatics did not believe
in the foundations of Egypt, they defined Israel as up, and Egypt as
down. That is why the Bible repeats the phrase, "up out of Egypt
I have called my son". It is fairly clear that the
ancestors of the Maya called the north region as up, however, we
should not assume that they did not "flip the poles" during
their travels, like what happened to Egypt. The current scenario has
it that the Native Americans crossed the Bering Strait during the
last ice age about 20,000 years ago. This scenario is biased by the
belief that the peoples who settled the Americas could not navigate
Recent data presented by archaeologists indicate that
the Australian continent was settled over 60,000 years ago.
Settlement of Australia requires that people be capable of moving
family groups across vast stretches of open ocean. It is fairly
clear they did not swim to Australia, nor did they arrive with full
families stranded on logs that happened to float ashore. The idea of
floating on water is a technology that is probably nearly as old as
the mastery of fire. I would venture to guess that the mastery of
the technology of the celestial gods is older than the mastery of
fire or water, for the birds have yet to learn to use fire, or build
rafts, but they have had the astronomical know how for millions of
Astronomy has one unavoidable enigma. What we see in the heavens is
the way it was many years before. We cannot look into the heavens
and see how they are at the instant we look, because the light from
the stars comes from so far away. The bare heavens tell us how it
was in the heavens. The handwriting on the cosmic walls tells us how
it was on earth. The value of time for each star can be determined
by knowledge of the speed of light and the distance to the star.
This measure causes astrophysicists to conjure the idea of a Big
Bang. This idea may be appropriate to the cosmos, but it does
not tell us anything about the ancient skywatchers. To learn
about the ancient skywatchers, we have to be able to read the
which they marked upon the celestial vault.
How can a person mark the celestial vault?. Science "knows"
that they cannot. And yet, science puts up satellites and space junk
to mark up the heavens nearly every day. In the voyager spacecraft
program, NASA paid Carl Sagan, and a crew of selected
persons, to design a plaque to tell space travelers where voyager
came from. This is truly an ironic, if not arrogant, act. A
scientific community which cannot communicate with the celestial
monuments placed on the earth expects an insignificant mechanical
device to somehow encounter intelligent life in the far reaches of
space, and then appreciate the scientists for what was accomplished.
This is a clear failure to communicate, due to the grip of Seven
Macaw. The way to mark the heavens is with a process and a
science known by the words, "as above, so below". In
the dreams and fairy tales of children, all the graffiti of
the heavens can be recorded. Some of the graffiti is of such
profound value that monuments and temples must be constructed to
assure its preservation. That is how the cosmic ball game has been
played throughout the Age of the 5th Sun.
When the game is played sincerely, an individual can rejoin the
ancestors in a dance of the gods. So lets watch Seven Macaw
and see if the little bird of rational perception can lead us back
to the far distant past and forward into the Kingdom of Heaven.
To accomplish a cosmic time measurement, we must first recognize that
time is a metaphor for positions of light stimulus. Time does not
exist, but we can measure the movements of the sources relative to
each other. One of these sources will be a reference, and all the
others will be related to it. The reference chosen by the Maya was
the daily cycle. The long count calendar is a measure of days, or
cycles of the earth. The angular movement of the sun around the
earth represents one day, or a period of enlightenment. This
cyclical reference is the source for the metaphor called time, and
the acquisition of cosmic awareness.
The ancients did not see time as important, for them the
important parameter was relative position to the zenith. The zenith
is the Six-Stair-Place. Every place on earth or in the
heavens is an angular measurement from the local zenith. When a
person travels, his zenith stays with him, and his home stays with
the stars. Thus, if the home zenith stars are five degrees north of
his local zenith, then his local zenith is five degrees south of his
home zenith. After several trips, he learns how much effort it takes
to move his local zenith five degrees (300 nautical miles). But,
listen carefully and you will hear the inevitable truth. This
relationship "as above, so below" only works if the earth
is perceived as a ball. All travels on the earth required the
ancients to learn the stars and the facts of the size of the earth.
That is how the dimensions of the earth got recorded in the Great
Pyramid of Egypt over 4500 years ago. It was common sense, and
sacred science with a subjective message.
When the truth of the ball of the earth becomes known, the game in the
cosmic court can begin. The next information required is the measure
of the cycle of the day. That leads to the polar axis, where
the circling stars always reveal where the sun is located to the
adept that knows his angles and his stars. The position of the polar
axis is recorded in the myths, legends, and sacred scriptures which
are the graffiti on the cosmic vault.
Over many centuries, the myths, legends, and sacred scriptures lose
their alignment with the stars due to the wobble of the earth axis
around the pole of the ecliptic. The pole of the ecliptic is
relatively fixed amongst the stars, and the pole of the galaxy.
Thus, over long enough periods, it becomes possible to create
legends, myths, and sacred scriptures that tell of the originating
point for the cycle of the heavens and the movement of the polar
axis. These sacred scriptures become the most valued possessions of
any culture. With them, the whole universe can be understood like a
map of the ball of the earth, and a person can go anywhere on earth
at any particular moment and know precisely where his local zenith
is relative to his home or destination zenith. First the traveler
orients his zenith to the creation story, and then finds the colure
of the equinoxes and the solstices. With this information and the
sacred scriptures, he can determine the Age of the Sun, and
the way to wherever he is headed. This adept has ascended the
There are four critical poles to know in this divine travel
technology. The zenith is the personal or physical axis. The
earth polar axis is the material axis of the earth. The ecliptic
polar axis is the rational axis of the light of the sun. The
galactic axis is the spiritual axis of the eternal gods. Egypt
knew these four axes as the
Djed pillar. They showed the pillar of Osiris as
a single pole with four planes.
This same idea was illustrated in
Stella 25 where Hunahpu holds the pillar of the north
pole with Seven Macaw sitting upon the third perch. In
this scenario, the lowest perch is the earth polar axis; the
second perch is Hunahpu's personal zenith axis at the
winter solstice of 2012; the third perch is the ecliptic axis
which is aligned with the earth and Hunahpu's zenith.
On top of the head of Seven Macaw is a fourth perch. The
shaft of this perch is ninety degrees to the common shaft of the
other three perches. This perch represents the galactic
axis, and the Way of the Dead, for a vulture sits
on the perch.
Thus, Stella 25 defines one specific moment in the 26,000 years
the pole of the earth cycles the sun, 13
Baktun, December 21, 2012, the day One Hunahpu is
returned from the dead; the day of conjuring of creation. It also
aligns the first four elevations of the Six-Stair-Place. If
an adept can reach the message of Stella 25, then the adept
has carried the subject through the medium to understanding. The
adept has won the ball game. He holds up the spirit of Seven
Macaw to the next generation as an example of what they can
expect. This example cannot be understood unless the younger
generation goes down the
Caiman tree and is born through its mouth as the resurrection of
the beheaded First Father. Hunahpu did it. Any Maya
who is as sincere, and as willing to give of his personal physical
being, can succeed in the great Cosmic Ball Game.
One of the gods, Quetzalcoatl, faced the east, and
there, off in the distance,
the sun rose over the horizon.
As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of
The correspondence of Stella 25 is shown in this star chart
over Mexico City on December 21, 2012 centered on the axis at
the top of the ecliptic (TOE).
The vertical axis of the star chart is the polar axis which runs from
the winter solstice at the arm of One Hunahpu/Ophiuchus,
through the north pole at Polaris, and on to the summer
solstice at the arm and head of Hunahpu/Auriga. The
horizontal axis is the galactic axis which runs ninety degrees from
the polar axis to the Maize at the top of the galaxy (TOG),
and to the staff of life at the bottom of the galaxy. This is the
message of Stella 25, and it defines the complete cosmos
without any indication of time. It is a perfect representation of
the creation myth and the most important information required by any
Maya who wants to understand the cosmos in which he has been given
Around the pole of the ecliptic, we can step off the five 13 Baktun
periods of 1,872,000 days, or 5125.36 years (1 Baktun = 144,000
days). The total cycle is 65 Baktun, 9,360,000 days, or
25,627 years. The current estimate for the Platonic year which 65
describes is approximately 25,727 years; a variance of 0.4%.
When the precessional calculations were performed around 500 BC in
Izapa, the precessional rate was approximately 26,055 years; an
error of 1.6%. But, we can recognize the long count
calendar as a ritual calendar used to synchronize the planets and
the sun to the unit of days, and the Maya base twenty
numerical system. The useful duration of the long count calendar was
somewhat less than three thousand years, for they clearly intended
that the generation after 13 Baktun would use a method similar to
theirs to recalculate the heavens.
The celestial technology describes the objects of the heavens with
incredible accuracy. But, it is the subjective aspects that are most
intriguing to adepts. The subjective aspects demonstrate a clear
intention in the design of the cosmos.
Why is the underworld
Why is First Father
buried under the roots of a tree?.
Why does a flower grow
on the top of the world?.
Why do the Father's
sit directly opposite the sons?.
Why does the birthing
mother sit directly opposite the death and resurrection of the
Why is a youthful king
coming forth at the mouth of the cosmic Caiman tree, as if it
were the fruit of the tree?.
Why does the father
image take a serpent out of the mouth of the Caiman tree?.
Why does the trunk of
the Calabash tree lean such that it crosses from the ancient
head at the top to the resurrected man at its roots?.
Why does the man at its
roots have his feet in a fire?.
To the ancient
skywatchers, the answers to these questions were all the same.
First Father intended it to be that way. First Father
caused First Mother to bring forth the fruit of his intention.
To the Maya, this was sufficient proof of the "intelligent
design" of creation.
There should be little doubt by now that the Maya believed in
the "intelligent design" of the cosmos. It is not my purpose
to support nor deny such incredible insight. My purpose is to simply
show how they came by their perceptions. Now we need to examine the
first four days of the Maya creation and the Age of the
to see if there is any general corroborating evidence that the heavens
support the Maya creation story. This is a process of
conjuring, which involves looking for messages that can be carried
by the heavens and by events on the earth. The heavenly messengers
are well known, but the events on earth must be chosen to fit the
heavens for the pre-historic periods.
In the previous chart, the five ages of the sun were sectioned. They
were also named in accordance to the four perches of Hunahpu
and the final age of enlightenment. The first day, or period of
enlightenment, would have begun in -184.108.40.206.0 (~23,614 B.C.)
when the north pole was at its present position, and ended in
-220.127.116.11.0 (~18,489 B.C.). During this period, the
north pole was dominated by the constellation of the king,
Cepheus. We can associate Cepheus with the rock under
Sculptor, and the cave in which Sculptor is hidden under
the galaxy. It may be appropriate to associate that age with
cavemen, but we must not forget that this was an age when great
migrations to the Americas were occurring. In the Greek myths,
Cepheus was Chronos, who was fed a rock to begin the age
of Zeus. In the Catholic
tradition, the first leader of the church was Cephus, which
means rock, and was the name given to Simon Peter.
This day we will call the day of earth, when material aspects of the
lands were on the minds of men.
The second day began in -39 Baktun (-18,489 B.C.)
and ended in -26 Baktun (13,364 B.C.). During this
period the north pole was dominated by Cygnus the swan. It
represented a period when many of the rivers and lakes of North
America were under ice and peopled by the generations of nomadic
families searching for sustenance along the rivers and waters
further south. This day we will call the day of water, where
physical prowess was important to the families of humans who lived
in the great wildernesses of North America, and elsewhere in the
The third day began in -26 Baktun (13,364 B.C.)
and ended in -13 Baktun (8,239 B.C.). This day begins
with the Lyra, a clear indicator of air, for a Lyra is
a musical instrument which depends upon the vibration of air to make
its sounds. Half of this age was dominated by the Pillars of
Hercules. For our conjuring purpose we will recognize the
constellation of Hercules as holding apples in one hand and a club
in his other hand. In this aspect, he represents the
hunter-gatherers who populated the Americas. It should also be noted
that he stands with his feet "up" and his head "down"
in a north to south attitude. The last
ice age ended during a period when the north polar axis was at the
Pillars of Hercules, and we can probably assume that southward
orientation dominated the human psyche as a direct result of the
northern ice fields. Due to Lyra and the head strong
attitude of Hercules, we will call this period the day of
air, for humans were beginning to think about conquering their
environment and sanctifying their tribal lands.
When the fourth day began, the head of the serpent in the hands
of First Father/Ophiuchus and the foot of Hercules
marked the north polar region in -13 Baktun (8,239 B.C.).
The ice had withdrawn and the fields were cultivated to prepare the
way for inspired human civilizations. The period soon changed, for
the constellation known as the Maize God dominated the polar regions
until 0 Baktun (3,114 B.C.). The summer sun would have
aligned with Virgo throughout most of the age. The
Egyptian Elysian Fields, as well as the Happy Hunting Grounds
of the Maya Maize God, would have been in the polar regions
throughout the day and the night. During this age, civilizations
would have desired to flip the poles so that north was up. And,
there should be little doubt that the Maya record had seen
this "Golden Age" as the time of great spirits and the day of
The final day began on 0 Baktun, September 6, 3114 B.C.
This was to become the day of self enlightenment. This day,
humanity would meet First Father when the sun finally set.
The journey through the four days of the created elements would
unfold in a following age of incredible technological advances. Much
of the advances were in the use of war machines, but great
civilizations and monuments would arise as humans began to realize
their own destiny, and domesticate the environment. They were going
to become Sons of God, and they were fully aware of the
meaning of the term. But, before they could become the Sons of
God, they would have to battle the greatest adversary they could
ever expect to meet. That adversary was self knowledge. Given
the great technologies which they would acquire, could they control
it and not use it for self annihilation, or possibly world
Many civilizations came with the technology of
the gods and were destroyed by their offspring, due to adolescent
desires. To protect their technologies civilizations hid the truth
in myths and monuments so that only the selected few could acquire
it. If the masses had the knowledge, they would undoubtedly use it
for immature self interest and destroy the civilization of God
Kings. So, during this age a new kind of knowledge was to
become a dominant factor in human endeavors; the knowledge of
good and evil. During the first four days, there was no evil,
just a world to come to know. But, as the Golden Age came to
an end, it was clear to the great civilizations of the world, that
civilization as it had come to be known would be destroyed by the
very children who were the motivation of the ancestors. These
arrogant children became obsessed with becoming Sons of God,
and denied their own flesh and blood.
The celestial nemesis in the carnage is the absence of a polar
god who could be an example for life. Gone were the days of the
King, the Swan, the Lyra, the Hunter Gatherer, and the Maize God.
Earth, water, air, fire became false metaphors in a bygone age when
men had not achieved significant self knowledge. All that was left
was an instrument with an iron hand, the Big Dipper, and its
companion the Little Dipper. These were not made by the gods,
these were formed by human hands. The resulting loss of orientation
toward the subjective measures of cosmic life was stealing the soul
of the ancestors from the descendants. A battle for the heavens was
to ensue. Would the technologists defeat the spiritualists so that
the Age of Enlightenment would become an age noted for
spiritual ineptitude?. Or would the age result in a return to the
Golden Age which had been fired by the inspiration of the
Egypt stood fast on the wisdom of the Golden Age
and erected the Great Pyramid complex and the
Great Sphinx to assure that the death of Osiris, could be
overcome when the king returned to the polar axis. They knew that
the subjective guidance of a polar king would cause future children
to wonder if others had known their king before. Stonehenge
was also constructed at the end of the Golden Age. These
monuments, and others were built around the world to record the lost
Golden Age, so that one day, civilization could recover what
self knowledge was destined to destroy. Humanity is a very
courageous species, but it cannot survive when self knowledge
dominates cosmic knowledge. The cosmos was about to be
removed from the ball of the human world, as the vernal equinox
passed the bull on its way into the underworld and the
Valley of Death in Piscis. Fortunately, these ancient cultures had
sufficient wealth, and the wisdom to use their wealth, to record the
cosmic truths which would otherwise be lost forever. A technological
culture has no way to go except toward self and world destruction.
The very premise of such cultures is the rape of Mother Nature and
the abomination of its animal origins. Technology has not employed
to prove the value of mankind, it has been used to demonstrate
inadequacy in the natural world.
To preserve the memories of the Golden Age of the Maize God,
the Maya conjured Seven Macaw to show how humanity had lost
the game. The battle with Seven Macaw has not yet been won by
the Maya. In fact, their own kings helped destroy the ancient
wisdom. The European conquerors hastened an inevitable fate. The
European conquerors were insensitive because they had succumbed to
the technologies of state under the Roman Empire, while the
New Jerusalem of Teotihuacán was being planned and
constructed. At the peak of the Roman Empire, the Mesoamerican
Empire and civilization was substantially more civilized than the
arrogant people who built coliseums and circuses for the destruction
of animals and people.... These barbarians masqueraded as
civilization because their laws prevented a person from dedicating
his own heart to the beneficence of the cosmos. The Maya saw
and they called for the salvation sacrifices to ward off the impending
destruction. The fate of the Mesoamericans was written in the
They knew it. The Egyptians had known it. The fabricators of
Stonehenge knew it. The ones who did not know it were the ones who
would become the usurpers of civilizations. With spear, sword,
chariot, gun, bomb, and finally television, the technologists would
put an end to the subjective heavens. Cosmic stars were replaced by
human stars in the nightly course of civilization.
In their arrogance, the usurpers would call the subjective heavens,
superstition and nonsense, as they closed their eyes and perceived
nothing of subjective value in the cosmos. The technologists did not
understand cosmic value because it was superstition, not
objective fact. Rational self knowledge was the only form of
knowledge that could be useful to these technical dead hearts. They
had traded the uplifting power of the dream for the security of
material existence. The human world ball had become a stone. Today,
psychologists are given full power to dethrone the gods and teach
young children that pursuit of self identity is the ultimate
accomplishment of any human life. There was an ancient valley of
death in the subjective heavens, it is located where a cloud comes
over the earth, and a Caiman tree stretches toward the
Father's right hand. We stand at the moment of death and
resurrection for a very simple reason, we are the children in
Xibalba denying the dreams of the first fathers, who
understood that the head of
First Father would be hung in a tree as an omen for our
usurping self knowledge.
As the final day of the Maya creation epic comes to a close, we
can look to the heavens and wonder whether it will all happen again.
Seven Macaw points the way to the days when the king will be on
top of the world, again. We were warned two thousand years ago
what would happen when we reached the eye of the needle of heaven,
which is the cosmic moment when Polaris sits on top of the
world. Look again at the star chart and find the camel which sits on
the axis of 13 Baktun. This heavenly angel was used as a sign
to suggest that self knowledge is a barrier to the cosmic kingdom.
For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for
a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. And they that heard it
said, Who then can be saved?. And he said, "The things which are
impossible with men are possible with God" (Luke 18:25-27). The
technology of the humans can never surpass the technology of the
For the next two thousand years Seven Macaw will point the way
to the King of Heaven. Are we to wait until the eternal city
of the king returns to Teotihuacán before we
acknowledge that our self knowledge can never exceed that knowledge
which was present when the First Father conjured the
creation?. Or can we do the proper thing at the end of the
Platonic cycle to honor the souls of them that were slain for
the word of God and the testimony which they held. Revelation 6:10;
"How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge
our blood on them that dwell on the earth?". There will not be
any avenging of the blood of the lost souls. That would be contrary
to everything that the heavens have said for the last 65 Baktun.
One thing that should be expected is that we who dwell on the earth
will recognize that we are the beloved descendants of ancestors who
toiled mightily to give us a place to belong. They mapped the
earth and the stars to show us their way. Their maps still
exist. Their myths, legends, and sacred scriptures are still
available to us. What is lost is self respect which comes from the
appreciation of one's own ancestors. The kind of self respect that
comes from being the descendants of kings and the Sons of Gods.
We may fail in our moment of cosmic auld lang syne, but our lack of
resolve will not destroy our ancestors, it will leave a blank place
in the heavens where wandering spacecraft carry messages to aliens
who have absolutely no stake in our world. Eventually, the ancestral
record will be found again, and the civilizations which find the
Great Hall of Records will pity a cultural decadence that denied
its heritage for the sake of an adolescent self knowledge. We are
the children of the end times. But, we could become the ancestors of
tomorrow's child, if we simply looked to the heavens and marveled
that such a fantastic story could have been found amongst those
burning balls of gas and the cloud which surrounds our star as its
cosmic mother. We do not have to stay at the bottomless pit in
Xibalba, for our own ancestors showed us the way back to the top
of the world.
Now is the time to prepare for the next cosmic cycle of life, and to
rise to the heavenly field where the Maize God lives. There a
woman clothed in the sun, with the moon at her feet travails to give
birth. The Maya called her First Mother, and said that
First Father brought through her voice the whole cosmos
precisely as he intended to do. Did the Maya know that every
object they could see in the heavens is part of a galactic group
called the Virgo cluster?. Did they know that the Milky
Way, which was the Tree of Life to them, came from her
bosom?. These are objective facts which they had no way of knowing,
unless the subjective message in the heavens told them to believe
what their own eyes could see. But, that is so preposterous, that it
should be scientifically deniable. Yet, that is precisely what the
technologies of the Age of the 5th Sun have proven!.
We, and all the local galaxies, were born of the Virgin!.
The objective facts and the subjective story say the same thing. How
could this be?. Was it intelligent design?. Was it just the purpose
of a ball game in the Six-Stair-Place?
I will leave the answers to these questions for you to find.
But, should you search, consider that the Golden Age of the
human civilizations occurred when the northern summer sun was in the
bosom of the same Virgin. Above the galactic plane where our
star shines is a house of bread called Bethlehem. The Virgin gave
birth to our star, and the galaxy where that birth occurred billions
of years ago, in the very same Bethlehem. Is the ancient name of our
sun, the Star of Bethlehem?. If you ever get lost in your galactic
travels, just remember that the star where you were born is aligned
to a cave below and a field of corn above, where shepherd's watch
their flock. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find a babe
wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. The present period
of the cosmic ball game is nearly over.
But the child at the womb of
Caiman Tree will shine throughout the next great wobble of this
ball in the heavens, as a sign for all who would desire this place
as their eternal home. Teotihuacán will mark the axis
of the House of Maize in 4400 AD, but any adept who can see
Teotihuacan answers the riddle, "as above, so below", can
give their own heart to that same Eternal City. The outcome
of the ball game is not dependent upon the earth, the sun, or the
galaxy. The outcome is totally dependent upon how and where the game
is played. Commitment is the how, and here on earth is the where.
So, take your best shot, and when there are no answers visible, go
ahead and shoot from the hip. But, just remember the riddle, and
what happens above will happen wherever you play the game.