Bob Makransky is a systems analyst, computer programmer, and professional astrologer. For the past 38 years he has lived on a farm in highland Guatemala, where he is a Mayan priest and is head of the local blueberry growers' association. Bob became interested in magic at Micky Russo's Spiritualist Church in San Francisco in the 60's, but it wasn't until twenty years later that he began channeling spirits himself. He moved to Guatemala in the early 70s and started a farm which operates on principles akin to Rudolf Steiner's Biodynamics, but with a Mayan slant. He became involved with local Mayan priests because of Mayan calendar software he had written, which they had adopted, and he was given a ritual to invoke Mayan spirits himself. He studied Mayan astrology and shamanism and performed ceremonies with his teacher, don Abel Yat Saquib, until don Abel's death in 2009.