The Maya believed there were multiple worlds in addition to the human world: an upperworld, underworld, primordial sea, and Xibalba. Portals connected these worlds and allowed active engagement between the Maya and their gods, which was fundamental to their belief system. Evidence suggests the Maya believed that reflective surfaces (mirrors) were portals to spiritual worlds.
‘Spirit mirror’ used by 16th-century occultist John Dee. A renaissance polymath whose interests ranged from astronomy to astrology, alchemy and math, John Dee advised the queen from the start of her reign […]