Clamoring to natural elements, addressing the four cardinal points, Mayans first ask permission from nature to make use of the four elements, fire, water, air and earth to make use of them. Then thank the daily existence. With colored candles, incense and liquor they raise their prayers and burn herbs that purify the spirit, then beg forgiveness and ask abundance from the four winds. Around the fire in a circle participants throw their candles in the fire and spit on the fire the drink of brandy that has been passed from hand to hand. Then, according to the Mayan belief you are purified.