Castle Rock is situated just off busy Rte 94 in Wisconsin, between Mauston and Tomah and on the way from Chicago to Minneapolis. This site has a long history of use by various peoples, primarily as a military staging area in a fairly flat landscape. It originated as an island in a once-inland glacial lake.
What I was captivated by – in my fast drive through on this busy interstate highway – was its strong Mayan character.
The figure on the left is another of the cosmic Mayan profiles with hat. It ends with a lingam – a phallic symbol indicating fertility and divine protection. There is a long empty midriff section in-between.
The figure on the right is a Mayan chacmool – the reclining human figure seen in ancient Mexican temples, where sacrificial offerings were made to appease the gods. (See the chacmool at the Chichen Itza temple, below right.)
There is an offering in the Castle Rock chacmool’s midriff vessel. E.g. – the human is offering something to fill the god’s empty midriff area.
Chacmool, Chichen Itza
Like yesterday’s post about the Monument Cove Mayan site, this scene memorializes the protection and prosperity promised by the gods to humans. It indicates the religious protocol required for this to occur.
This is a nodal point on the Mayan earth grid. In this sculptural statement, the cosmic Mayan official and the human Mayan chacmool are protecting each other’s back.
The site’s use as a successful military staging and training area affirms this nodal point’s underlying energy. This site is currently part of Camp Williams and Wisconsin military train here. According to the site’s official information, these military provided “dogged persistence and valor” in World Wars I and II.