Mayan culture

People gather in front of the Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. American seer Star Johnsen-Moser led a whooping, dancing, drum-beating ceremony Thursday in the heart of Mayan territory to consult several of the life-sized crystal skulls, which adherents claim were passed down by the ancient Maya. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

People gather in front of the Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. American seer Star Johnsen-Moser led a whooping, dancing, drum-beating ceremony Thursday in the heart of Mayan territory to consult several of the life-sized crystal skulls, which adherents claim were passed down by the ancient Maya. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

People look at the pyramid of Chichen Itza in the southern Mexican state of Yucatan

People look at the pyramid of Chichen Itza in the southern Mexican state of Yucatan March 21, 2012. Hundreds of Mexicans and tourists gathered at Chichen Itza to welcome spring at the Mayan pyramid El Castillo (The Castle), a temple to Kukulkan, the feathered serpent and Mayan snake deity. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Garcia (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY)

Mayan gather in front of the Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. A Mexican Indian seer who calls himself Ac Tah, and who has traveled around Mexico erecting small pyramids he calls "neurological circuits," said he holds high hopes for Dec. 21. "We are preparing ourselves to receive a huge magnetic field straight from the center of the galaxy," he said. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

Mayan dancers perform in front of the Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. American seer Star Johnsen-Moser led a whooping, dancing, drum-beating ceremony Thursday in the heart of Mayan territory to consult several of the life-sized crystal skulls, which adherents claim were passed down by the ancient Maya. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

Mayan dancers perform in front of the Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. American seer Star Johnsen-Moser led a whooping, dancing, drum-beating ceremony Thursday in the heart of Mayan territory to consult several of the life-sized crystal skulls, which adherents claim were passed down by the ancient Maya. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

People gather in front of the Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. American seer Star Johnsen-Moser led a whooping, dancing, drum-beating ceremony Thursday in the heart of Mayan territory to consult several of the life-sized crystal skulls, which adherents claim were passed down by the ancient Maya. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

People gather in front of the Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. American seer Star Johnsen-Moser led a whooping, dancing, drum-beating ceremony Thursday in the heart of Mayan territory to consult several of the life-sized crystal skulls, which adherents claim were passed down by the ancient Maya. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

Mayan priests and priestesses gather during a ceremony in Guatemala City

Mayan priests and priestesses make a pledge to the gods as they gather during a ceremony to commemorate 15 years of the signing of Guatemala's 1996 peace accords at the Kaminaljuyu archaeological site in Guatemala City December 29, 2011. In Guatemala, wounds from the 36-year long civil war still fester and slow progress has been made implementing the peace accords. Rising violence has now brought hardline conservative and retired army general Otto Perez to power for the first time since democracy was returned in 1986, despite concerns about the army's role in the conflict. REUTERS/William Gularte (GUATEMALA - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION ANNIVERSARY)

Mayan women gather before an event celebrating International Women's Day in Guatemala City

Mayan women gather before an event celebrating International Women's Day in Guatemala City March 8, 2010. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair (GUATEMALA - Tags: SOCIETY)

An indigenous woman takes part in a Mayan ceremony outside Guatemala City

An indigenous woman takes part in a Mayan ceremony outside Guatemala City December 29, 2006. Friday marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of the peace accords, ending the 36-year civil war that claimed the lives of some 250,000 mostly indigenous Guatemalans. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair (GUATEMALA)

Indigenous Mayan children prepare for memorial service in honor of Father Stanley Rother in Santiago Atitlan

Indigenous Mayan children prepare for a memorial service in honor of Father Stanley Rother in the small town of Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala July 28, 2006. Rother was an Oaklahoman priest killed 25 years ago on July 28 for his work with the poor during Guatemala's brutal civil war. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair (GUATEMALA)