The ancient peoples in Mexico had a ceremony that is still being replayed today. There are five brave men that climb to the top of a pole, one in the middle and four that spin in circles..
If I read the symbolism right, it is a mandala: Heaven and Earth and a prayer.
There is a world tree and the men represent birds. The man at the top plays a flute and a drum. The flyers circle the tree 13 times before they descend to Earth.