The Mirror of Winal is the result of a long process of research and preparation, the instructions on how to read the cards according to the position in the spread were compiled from oral tradition and written records.
Many Mayan spiritual guides were consulted to develop the instruction booklet in a way that both respects ancient tradition and projects the Mayan philosophy into the future.
On May 10 2012 (18.104.22.168.15 18 Wo 13 Tzikin) the winal stela was planted at the burnt mountain at Quetzaltenango Guatemala to mark the final stage of preparation of the bundles of The Mirror of Winal. It is the first stela erected in more than 1000 years and represents a new stage in the political and cultural development of mayan philosophy.
It is an offering in gratitude for the knowledge and inspiration received in all the process of making the cards.