The sacred Aztec calendar is properly called the Eagle Bowl. It represents the solar deity Tonatiuh. The amazingly accurate calendar has been in use
in various forms for more than 2,000 years. A Zapotec prophecy, based on the Eagle Bowl, states:
“After Thirteen Heavens of Decreasing Choice, and Nine Hells of Increasing Doom, the Tree of Life shall blossom with a fruit never before known in
the creation, and that fruit shall be the New Spirit of Men.”
The 13 Heavens and 9 Hells were each 52 years long (1,144 years total). Each of the 9 Hells were to be worse than the last. On the final day of the
last Hell (August 17, 1987), Tezcatlipoca, god of death, would remove his mask of jade to reveal himself as Quetzelcoatl, god of peace.
In the mythology of the Aztecs
, the first age of mankind ended with the animals devouring
humans. The second age was finished by wind, the third by fire, and the fourth by water. The present fifth epoch is called Nahui-Olin (Sun of
Earthquake), which began in 3113 BC and will end on December 24, 2011. It will be the last destruction of human existence on Earth. The date coincides
closely with that determined by the brothers McKenna in The Invisible Landscape as “the end of history” indicated by their computer analysis of
the ancient Chinese oracle-calendar, the I Ching.
The Mayan calendar
is divided into Seven Ages of Man. The fourth epoch ended in August
1987. The Mayan calendar comes to an end on Sunday, December 23, 2012. Only a few people will survive the catastrophe that ensues. In the fifth age,
humanity will realize its spiritual destiny. In the sixth age, we will realize God within ourselves, and in the seventh age we will become so
spiritual that we will be telepathic.
The Inca End time prophecy
The new caretakers of the Earth will come from the West, and those that have made the greatest impact on Mother Earth now have the moral
responsibility to remake their relationship with her, after remaking themselves.
The prophecy holds that North America will supply the physical strength, or body; Europe will supply the mental aspect, or head; and the heart will be
supplied by South America. The prophecies are optimistic.
They refer to the end of time as we know it-the death of a way of thinking and a way of being, the end of a way of relating to nature and to the
In the coming years, the Incas expect us to emerge into a golden age, a golden millennium of peace.
The prophecies also speak of tumultuous changes happening in the earth, and in our psyche, redefining our relationships and spirituality.
The next pachacuti, or great change, has already begun, and it promises the emergence of a new human after this period of turmoil.