posted on Jan, 19 2007 @ 06:32 AM
Many of us are aware of the Mayan calendar but not many people truly understand what it means and how it works. Yes the calendar does in on December
21, 2012, but what does that mean? How does it come to that? What is their calendar based off of?
The Mayans had a very precise understanding of our solar systems cycles and a believed that these cycles coincided with our spiritual and collective
consciousness. The most significant of which has much to do with the 2012 prophecies. In the following writing, we will walk through the main details
of their prophecies surrounding the 2012 transition. How the transition takes place (from an astronomical perspective), what it means for us, and when
the cycles take place. We'll start with the basic prophesies and later move deeper into the explanation of the cycles.
The Mayans prophesied that from 1999 we have 13 years to realize the changes in our conscious attitude to stray from the path of self-destruction and
instead move onto a path of that opens are consciousness to integrate us with all that exists.
The Mayans knew that our Sun, or Kinich-Ahau, every so often synchronized with the enormous central galaxy. And from this central galaxy received a
'spark' of light which causes the Sun to shine more intensely producing what our scientist call 'solar flares' and changes in the Sun's magnetic
field. The Mayans say that this happens every 5,125 years. But also that this causes a displacement in the earths rotation, and because of this
movement great catastrophes would be produced.
The Mayans believed the universal processes, like the 'breathing' of the galaxy, are cycles and never change. What changes is the consciousness of
man that passes through it. Always in a process toward more perfection. Based on their observations, the Mayans predicted that from the initial date
of the start of their civilization, 4 Ahau, 8 Cumku which is 3113 B.C., after one cycle being completed 5,125 years in their future, December 21st,
2012. The Sun, having received a powerful ray of synchronizing light from the center of the galaxy, would change its polarity which would produce a
great cosmic event that would propel human kind to be ready to cross into a new era, The Golden Age. It is after this, that the Mayans say we will be
ready to go through the door that was left by them, transforming our civilization based on fear to a vibration much higher in harmony.
Only from our individual efforts could we avoid the path to great cataclysm that our planet will suffer to start a new era, the sixth cycle of the
Sun. The Mayan civilization was in the fifth cycle of the Sun, and their were four other great civilizations before them that were destroyed by great
natural disasters. They believed that each cycle was just one stage in the collective consciousness of humanity.
In the last cataclysm of the Mayans, the civilization was destroyed by a great flood that left little survivors of which were their descendants. They
believed that having known the end of their cycle, mankind would prepare for what is to come in the future and it is because of this that they would
have preserved the dominant species; the human race. They say that coming changes will permit us to make a quantum leap forward in the evolution of
our consciousness to create a new civilization that would manifest great harmony and compassion to all humankind.
Their first prophecy talks about 'The Time of No-Time'. A period of 20 years, which they call a Katún. The last 20 years of the Suns cycle of 5,125
years. This cycle is from 1992 - 2012. I'll explain this in greater detail later. They predicted that during these times, solar winds would become
more intense and could be seen on the Sun. This would be a time of great realization and great change for mankind. And it would be our own lack of
preservation and contamination of the planet that would contribute to these changes. According to the Mayans, these changes would happen so that
mankind comprehends how the universe works so we could advance to superior levels, leaving behind superficial materialism and liberating ourselves
The Mayans say, that seven years after the start of Katún, which is to say 1999, we would enter a time of darkness which would force us to confront
our own conduct. The say that this is the time when mankind will enter 'The Sacred Hall of Mirrors'. Where we will look at ourselves and analyze our
behaviors with ourselves, with others, with nature and with the planet in which we live. A time in which all of humanity, by individual conscious
decisions, decides to change and eliminate fear and lack of respect from all of our relationships. The Mayans prophesied that the start of this period
would be marked by a solar eclipse on August 11, 1999, known to them as 13 Ahau, 8 Cauac. And would coincide with an unprecedented planetary
alignment, the 'Grand Cross' alignment. This would be the last 13 years of the Katón period. Our last opportunity for our civilization to realize
the changes that are coming at the moment of our spiritual regeneration.
For the Mayans, everything is numbers and the time of the 13 sacred numbers started in August 1999. They predicted that along with the eclipse, the
forces of nature would act like a catalyst of changes so accelerated and with such magnitude that mankind would be powerless against them. Also, that
our technologies in which we rely on so much would begin to fail us. We would no longer be able to learn from our civilization in the way that we are
organized as a society. They said, that our internal, spiritual development would require a better place along with a better way to interact with more
respect and compassion.
The first prophesies were attained by their study of our Sun. The Mayans discovered that the entire solar system moved. That even our universe has its
own cycles. Repetitive periods which begin and end like our day and night. These discoveries lead to the understanding that our solar system rotates
on an ellipse that brings our solar system closer and further from the center of the galaxy. In other words, according to the Mayans, our Sun and all
of its planets rotate in cycles in relation to the center of the galaxy or Hunab-Kú, the central light of the galaxy. It takes 25,625 years for our
solar system to make one cycle on this ellipse. One complete cycle is called a galactic day. The cycle is divided into two halves similar to our