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Night lightning, with some of his outstanding students from the House of measure, joined the funerary procession. While on their way Night Eagle talked widely about the death.

—Life and death are an opposite and complementing pair —said Night lightning—. We cannot achieve life consciousness, if we do not have death consciousness, but not of abstract death, but of our own death. The only certainty that we have in life, is that we're going to die. For this reason, the old grandparents remind us, in all their messages to death, as a fundamental part of life. The challenge is to truly gain consciousness of death. Value life and act accordingly, considering every moment and every act, as if it was the last of our existence. If we acted this way every day, we do not waste the wonderful opportunity of being alive. We would not have time to feel sad, angry or frustrated; in front of death, everything else becomes least important. If it is not so, in any case death is so generous, that frees us from our stupidity, sooner or later.

Upon arriving at Mictlán, Night lightning took his students to see the impressive buildings. The city of the dead was built on this site, by the old grandparents during the remote origin of time; since there earth sucks energy from the atmosphere and leads it to its depth; in addition there is a deep cave, that nobody has found the end, so it is believed, that it reaches the gates of the Palace of the Lord of death. Around the entrance of the cave, an important building was built, which like all buildings, its walls are decorated with frieze panels, with friezes made from small stones, very well polished and assembled without mortar. These friezes are the image of life, through the association of a water lightning; the symbol of the feathered serpent and its divine breath, consciousness giver, through the diagonally cut snail; the image of sacrifice, that men must do, in the search for balance, through a symbol, resembling the letter "S"; and finally, the representation of this desired balance, between spirit and matter, between what is known and the

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