The Mayan Elders have recently been making a film about 2012. I would encourage you to go to the links below to find out more
The Mayan Calendar or the simplified system within Aztec Calendar is based on a unique and powerful mathematical system, one that may prove to be superior even to our own. Indeed the Maya are credited with the discovery and use of the concept of zero and thus the ability to do complex mathematics at a time when simple addition, subtraction multiplication and division marked the limits of western knowledge. It has only been since the invention of complex computers that the true accuracy of Mayan Astronomical calculations has been recognized.
Modern scholars of the Mayan Calendar now suggest that it offers a profound and detailed explanation of the historical waves of evolution of both the universe and human consciousness, delineating a precise timeline for prophesy and an understanding of our place in the scheme of things. A window to the mind of God and the pattern of Creation.
Much of the pervious focus on this calendar has been on an aspect known as the 'Long Count' dealing with a time period of 5,125 years that starts in 3114 BC and ends in 2011 AD. This being the basis of the early works of Jose Arguelles such as the 'Mayan Factor'.
Modern experts have now decoded the Mayan and Aztec symbol system and as a result more aspects of this extraordinary system have come to light. In particular the discovery of a stone stele from the city of Coba with a series of dates going back to 16.4 billion years ago. This stone monument which is dated at 1300 years old depicts the creation of the Universe through a series of interactive and concurrent Creations or Underworlds. Incredibly these match the current understanding of the phases of evolution now known to modern science. I give you Carl Johan Callerman's summery of these Underworlds.
*represents start of Underworld
The Mayans depicted these concurrent Underworlds as a pyramid with the first being the base and the others being built upon this in a sequential way with the pyramid as a whole being the complete cycle. In this way the first underworld is still in a process of evolution and all of these will complete themselves on the 28th October 2011 the move towards the end of the cycle in 2012.
Let us now look at the phenomena developed by each of the Underworlds in terms of the evolution of consciousness.
1. Cellular Evolution of cellular consciousness. The step by step evolution of the physical universe; galaxies, stars and planets; evolution of chemical elements and higher cells.
2. Mammalian Evolution of mammalian consciousness. Evolution of multi cellular organisms, sexual polarity, a continental structure and plant kingdom to support higher life forms, higher mammals. 3. Familial Evolution of anthropoid consciousness. Lemurs, monkeys, Australopithecans with the ability to walk upright and use tools. Organised as families.
4. Tribal Evolution of humanoid consciousness. Human beings who make complex tools and have rudimentary oral communication. Organised in tribes.
5. Regional Evolution of human consciousness. Homo sapiens with ability to make complex tools, spoken language, art, early religion. Organised in regional cultures.
6. National Evolution of civilized consciousness. Written language, major construction, historical religions, science, fine art. Organised in nations.
7. Planetary Evolution of global consciousness. Materialism, industrialism, Americanism, democracy, republics, elecro-technology. Organised in planets.
8. Galactic Evolution of galactic consciousness. Transcending material frameworks of life. Telepathy, living on light, genetic technology. Organised in galaxies.
9. Universal Evolution of cosmic consciousness. No limiting thoughts, timelessness. No organising boundaries. Callerman suggests that the Mayan Calendar can be seen as the missing 'theory of everything' and its impact on contemporary knowledge is enormous. I cannot recommend his work highly enough and I present only a fraction of it here. Interestingly he predicted the present economic and financial collapse several years in advance of the event.
One of the key points that comes from his examination of the Mayan Calendar is the phenomena of time acceleration, which many people today appear to be experiencing. This is explained because as the evolution of the underworlds progresses, each underworld increases the rate of evolution by a factor of 20. Even my son born in 1987 feels this speed of increase within his own lifetime. No doubt the result of the increase that occurred in 1999 with the onset of the Galactic Underworld. I wait with interest to the last Underworld that comes into being in 2011 and as the cycle completes itself in 2012.
We certainly live in interesting times. I personally came across the Mayan Calendar and some of these concepts and prophesies back in 1987, since then I have watched them unravel before my very eyes. I no longer question their general propositions although the details vary. Despite the enormous challenges that this time imposes I feel there is a clear choice and one that has been proposed by many of my most influential teachers. That choice is between love and fear. In this time there is a need to let go of the past and trust in the future no matter how uncertain. We are not separate entities in a random universe but and interconnected, interrelated and interactive part of something enormous beautiful and indescribably profound and entirely unexpected. Something that in our immediate future we will all come to know at an intimate and deep level.
The Quiche Maya from Guatemala who have kept the count of days within the calendar for a period of 2500 years despite the most extreme pressures to abandon them, call this period of time between now and 2012, 'Xi Balba bih',"The Road Of Awe".
The Hopi, who claim an ancient linage and a continual adherence to the original intentions of creation also speak of this time through their prophesies.
"You have been telling people that this is the Eleventh Hour, now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour. And there are things to be considered. . . .Where are you living? What are you doing? What are your relationships? Are you in right relation? Where is your water? Know your garden. It is time to speak your truth. Create your community. Be good to each other. And do not look outside yourself for your leader.
This could be a good time! There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly. Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water. And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate. At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey come to a halt. The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word 'struggle' from your attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. We are the ones we've been waiting for."
Edward Everett Hale. Oraibi, Arizona, June 8, 2000.
In my work I incorporate aspects of the Mayan Calendar which comes from the same culture as my other significant areas of interest, these being the Medicine Wheel and Toltec Shamanism. I deal with these subjects in some depth in my online course 'The Cartography of the Invisible' as well as my workshops and spiritual life coaching.
The Mayan Calendar is a profound and complex entity and those wishing to understand its scope and depth should read some of the brilliant literature that details its insights and genesis. To those interested I would suggest the following references, as the it would be impossible to summarise its basic workings on this web page:- 'The Mayan Factor : Path Beyond Technology'. Jose Arguelles. 'The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness'. Carl Johan Callerman 'The Mayan Code : Time Acceleration and Awakening the World Mind'. Barbara Hand Clow.
Using the Dreamspell a modern and simplified version of the Mayan Calendar
The Mayans had twenty Calendars not one and their knowledge of these were holistically woven into the fabric of there culture and the everyday lives of its individual members.
Below is the text from The Great Gift of the Calendars Aluna Joy Yaxkin, June 1998 publish free and in its entirety as in accordance with the author's wishes
The Great Gift of the Calendars
The ancient Maya were great visionaries. They dedicated thousands of years to the observations of cycles of time. When the elders developed the calendars, they entered into the cosmic energy to discover the truth. The Maya understood everything is cyclic in nature. They studied the cycle of insects, plants, humans, the earth, the solar system, cycles of the macro and micro cosmos, Universal cycles, and even linear cycles. They created 20 calendars. Of these 20, the western world knows of 5. Today the living Maya are allowed to speak of 15 of these calendars. 5 of these Calendars they cannot speak of at this time. These are the Calendars of our cosmic ancestors.
The 20 Mayan Calendars
The 20 Mayan Calendars are listed below. The bulk of the information released was about the Tzolk'in because it relates to the human being and can be used for our ascension process and to learn to live in harmony with nature and the cosmos.
CALENDAR 1. IXIM TUN - 130 days. This is the calendar of the corn and nature and was created for agriculture. Two of theses cycles are one Tzolk’in cycle. This was very important for agriculture for the Maya.
CALENDAR 2. MOM TUN - 180 days. A micro cycle of insects. This had a relationship with agriculture, as insects perform fertilization.
CALENDAR 3. TZOLK’IN - 260 days, also called Chol q’ij, A 20-week cycle of 13 days each. The energy of the day blends a little into the next day. It is a human biorhythmic cycle and relates to the birth cycle. It holds the interrelationship with all that is, and is a harmonic point with certain cycles within certain planets and with a relation to God. This cycle is the most important and is considered a sacred cycle. The ancient ones established 20 energies that give us our reality. We have 20 fingers and toes that have invisible threads. The threads in our fingers connect us to the stars. The threads in our toes connect us to the Earth. Our 20 fingers and toes are one reason why this Mayan calendar has 20 day signs and why the Tzolk'in uses 20 days per month.
There are also 13 points of power in the human body, the joints of the ankles, the knees, the hips, wrists, elbow, shoulders and neck. This is the reason why the Mayan week is 13 days long. Through these joints, energy enters our body, according to the day, hour and place we are born. The 13 X 20 = 260 sacred days for humanity and is a magical number in Mayan Cosmovision.
THE 13 NUMBERS - The 13 numbers act like a like a pyramid. From numbers 1 to 7 we are climbing up with much effort. At the number 8 we are in perfect harmony and on top the pyramid, and 9 to 13 is down hill creating ease with the energies, as they no longer force us to develop.
THE 13 POINTS OF POWER. THE NUMBERS of the Tzolk'in
1 = Great force and power. The first gear but it does not flow easily. Bottom of the pyramid.
The 20 Suns of the Tzolk'in
For the Quiche of Guatemala the 20 suns begin their count with BATZ. Every day has its own guardian. Humanity needed to have a physical description or significance for each day. As the Mayan world had a deep relationship with nature and the animals, nature and the animals became a key to distinguish each energy from each other. Each day is related with a force of nature or one animal. Example - Kaan is symbolized by the serpent. If we only talked about the energy of the day, the information could not be transmitted. The human needed an image to understand the energy of Ix. We can just say Ix, but also using the jaguar gives better understanding.
BATZ = Chuen. The thread of time and destiny. Weaving of history of humanity.
The Maya lived in a world of harmony because life was based on the sacred calendar. There were no psychological problems because no one was forced to live a life that was something other than what their destiny called for. A person born with a day of art was trained as an artist. A person with a day of authority was trained as a leader. Life was respected and lived in harmony with natural cycles.
The most mind blowing information released about the cycle of Tzolk'in was the knowledge of an ancient technology for human beings to greatly accelerate the awakening process by using sacred geography, the Tzolk'in and one's Mayan birthday. In order to use this technology, we would need to know 2 things. First we need to understand the sacred geography of sacred places around the globe and what day and hour in the Tzolk'in the site relates to. On a special day and hour based on this calendar the sacred site becomes fortified with a beam of cosmic light in which one can be exposed to accelerate awakening beyond what we have experienced to date. Secondly, we would need to know our birth Sun and know what sacred sites on the earth it relates to.
If we understood these 2 things and traveled to the place on the right day and hour the awakening and ascension process would be greatly accelerated. To be at that point is very special. The energy there would vibrate with your own vibration and you would experience power and magic. You would receive messages from the Creator at that moment. It would be the equivalent of meditating for a lifetime. If you also arrived in the right year, the Maya Elders insinuated to the fact that you could instantly awaken to your full potential! This is one of those "being in the in right place at the right time" kind of deals. Since the technology is partially hidden from most of humanity. this reminder from the Maya it is another great lesson for us to listen to spirit and traveling to where spirit calls us. Without this ancient technology we need to develop the inner technology of the spirit. Intuition! Either way, when we arrive at the right place at the right time, the results would be the awesome.
These places of power are most often rocky mountains. The peaks of these rocks have special designs. These designs, which some Mayan elders can interpret which Sun it is aligned with, are the same around the earth. The power is very concentrated is these places. They are bridges between heaven and Earth. In Guatemala there is the high concentration of volcanoes and the Maya call this place the heart of the Earth. For example, the volcano near Antigua is Volcano Agua and is for 1 Akpu (1 Ahau). Mt Shasta is also a one of these power places.
CALENDAR 4. TUN - 360 days A cosmic Galactic cycle. Perfect harmony with the cycles of the planets, stars, and galaxies.
CALENDAR 5. TZ’OTZ TUN - 364 days. The bat cycle. 13 months of 28 days each. A calendar of Prophecy. In the Maya world there are 5 Mayan tribes who are using it in a very secret way.
CALENDAR 6. IK TUN - Moon calendar and follows the actual natural moon cycles. The tides and woman's cycles. 13 months.
CALENDAR 7. HAAB’ - 365 days . 18 Months of 20 days with a 5-day celebration cycle called Vayab. This is the most famous Mayan calendar and the most exact Mayan calendar. According to NASA it is .00000001 accurate to the atomic clock calendar. Within a 180,000 year cycle there is only a one day adjustment needed to keep this calendar accurate. There are controversies about the beginning of the Haab calendar between Mayan tribes.
CALENDAR 8. KIEJEB - 400 days. Another prophetic calendar. 10 Mayan tribes still use this calendar today.
CALENDAR 9. MUCHUCHU MIL - the 52-year calendar, a Mayan century. A very important calendar that maps the zenith passage of the Pleiades over Meso America. This calendar synchs the Haab and the Tzolk’in. When this calendar ends, all the fires are put out and for 5 days there are no fires and all will fast. Then on 0 Pop, the Haab the fires are re-lit by Priests and Priestesses. This tradition still happens.
CALENDAR 10. CHOL TUN - 260 years. Work just like the Tzolk’in, but with years. A macrocosmic calendar.
CALENDAR 11. KU TUN - 520-year calendar, but this calendar cycle varies every 4 years. The 4 pillar calendar. This is a large cycle in which the energy flows for all humanity. It has special qualities and is a helper for certain situations and is very important when someone is having a chart read. It acts as an added ingredient to the Prophetic calendar.
CALENDAR 12. TIKU TUN - Is divided into 2 well-known cycles. The first is Belejeb Bolon Tiku which is 9 x 52 cycles of darkness equaling 468 years. The second is OXALAJUJ TIKU - 13 of 52 cycles of the 13 heavens or 13 lights that equal 676 years. This is also a prophetic calendar.
CALENDAR 13. AJAU TUN - Cycles of 20 years that mark the prophecies for 20 years. Archaeologists know of this one.
CALENDAR 14. EKOMAL TUN - 520 years - Marks the feminine/masculine radiation from the Sun. It is a prophetic calendar and give clues about humanity to this point and in the future.
CALENDAR 15. OX LAJUJ BAKTUN- 5200 years. This is the long count calendar the archeologists know something about. It is a prophetic calendar and marks the Suns/Worlds. In the Gregorian year of 1998 we are in the year 5186 of the 4th Sun in this 5200-year calendar. There are only 14 years left to experience the change to the 5th Sun.
These are the names for the 5 calendars the Maya are not ready to speak of at this time: CALENDAR 16. WACH WOU
Many thanks to the Mayan Elders, Rigoberto Ixchep Chanchovan, Gerardo Barrios Kaanek', Carlos Barrios, Felice Reyes, Alfonzo Tayum, Miguel Viente Ixchop and Mercedes Longfellow who shared this ancient wisdom with our group. Be it noted here, that the author of this article nor any of the above elders were not paid in any way for publishing this Mayan Cosmovision article. It is unacceptable to charge for this information.
Copyright © 1998 - Permission is granted to copy and redistribute this article on the condition that the content remains complete, full credit is given to the author(s), and that it is distributed freely.
Address to the world by the National Council of Elders Mayas, Xinca and Garifuna
The Maya finally speak up about the meaning of 2012. The Maya have taken center stage because many fear the supposed end date of their calendar marks the end of the world. Most of this information comes from non-Mayans and it is not accurate…the Maya’s message is simple: “Our actions have created a world out of balance that must be rebalanced immediately in order for us to avoid more suffering…to humans and to all life.”
April 8th, 2011 Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
To my brothers and sisters around the world: In the name of the Heart of the Heavens and the Heart of the Earth, greetings from Guatemala and the National Council of Elders Mayas, Xinca and Garifuna.
I, Wakatel Utiw, “Wandering Wolf,” Cirilo Perez Oxlaj, humbly offer this message to you. I speak now of what we see happening in the world today. According to the Maya Calendars we are living in the time of the 13 Baktun and 13 Ajau. This is a time that comes accompanied with great pain. We are seeing a series of events approaching us as never seen before, these events come charged with tremendous sufferings and pain. They will happen in different places. They will touch us equally, men and women, old and young, indigenous or non-indigenous.
All this is due to the contamination. The atmosphere has lost its control. We the Maya see it with much sadness that we will see hunger and drought. Plagues will invade the fields and affect the agriculture; new illnesses will appear and will be difficult to cure. The sun rays are getting stronger and stronger as time goes by.
Our recommendation to avoid more suffering is this: No more nuclear testing, no more wars, no more mining and other explorations, no more use of chemicals. This is the only way the human race, the animals and the ancient trees could survive and see the new Sun*. If we do not change, few will be the ones to survive and see the arrival of the 6th Sun.
Let’s reconcile with our Creator and our Mother Earth, each one in our own way. For us the Maya will be with our Sacred Fire. Respectfully, Wandering Wolf
*Note: RE: “Sun.” Contrary to popular belief the living elders of the Maya do not agree that December 21, 2012 is the end of their calendar. A new “Sun” represents the beginning of a new Long Count cycle in the calendar system of approximately 5,200 years, which they say may not happen for many years.
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