“The most remarkable connection between these dates is that the Maya themselves recognized a direct link between the number thirteen and the years 1776 and 2012 in cycles and illustrations in a way that academic Richard N. Luxton found to be similar to prophecies of the "Christian Last Judgment." He translated and annotated The Book of Chumayel: The Counsel Book of the Yucatec Maya 1539–1638, and noted on katun 13 Ahau:
The dates that accompany the illustrations approximate real counts. Katun 13 Ahau ended in 1539 and began in the Colonial Count in 1776.… The traditional theme of agreement as the end of the eastern katun cycle in 13 Ahau is intermingled here with elements of the Christian Last Judgment. Whether this paradigm was also intended for the end of the Long Count in 2012 is open to question.
Religious ceremonies and prophecies accompanied Mayan katuns, and Luxton’s connection to the "Christian Last Judgment" and the thirteen katuns (a katun is approximately 19.7 years) between 1776 and 2012 is drawn from the prophecies of the Mayan prophet Chilam Balam. Written down in about the year 1595, the oracular Chilam Balam, or "jaguar" shaman, said the end of this period would witness the judgment of God in the form of social collapse, epidemics, plagues, and famine. The same period would see the coming of two great
prophets, one after the other, according to the Mayan prophecy. Is this the False Prophet paving the way for the Antichrist?
It is no coincidence that the start and ending dates of the final thirteen katuns of the Mesoamerican Mayan Long Count calendar are reflected in the thirteen steps of the pyramid on the United States’ Great Seal. That the steps of the pyramid were intended to convey units of time has been an open secret for many years. Though he was not sure what to make of it himself, Paul Foster Case wrote many years ago that:
Since the date, 1776, is placed on the bottom course of the pyramid, and since the number thirteen has been so important in the symbolism of the seal, it is not unreasonable to suppose that the thirteen courses of the pyramid may represent thirteen time periods. 
John Kehne made an even more intriguing observation, directly coupling the Great Seal’s trestleboard date, 1776, and the Mayan ending date 2012:
This Seal shows a thirteen-step pyramid with 1776 in Roman numerals.… [The year] 1776 was not only the year that the Declaration of Independence was signed, but was also a special year in the Mayan calendar. Just as the last katun in the Great Cycle is "katun 2012," the first katun in the cycle of thirteen was "katun 1776." In fact, the katun ended thirty-three days before the signing. So 1776 is the bottom level of the pyramid, where the date is actually inscribed—the top of the pyramid is therefore 2012. source
As readers of my upcoming book will discover, early Freemasons and America’s founding fathers were very much aware of the significance of these dates—1776, 2012, and 2016 respectively—and while the thirteen steps of the unfinished pyramid on the Great Seal account for the timeframe 1776–2012 using the slightly less than twenty-year periods (19.7) of the katun, the Gregorian twenty-year cycle produces 1776–2016, both of which fit perfectly within the trestleboard dating on the U.S. Great Seal cipher and the first Masonic tracing board, as we will reveal.”source
Another apparent correlation can be found, again, at the Capitol Building, where a series of murals were commissioned starting in 1817 by Constantino Brumidi, who also worked at the Vatican. Brumidi was commissioned in 1854 to go to Mexico and make a detailed sketch of the Aztec Sun Stone (Aztec Calendar stone), which is probably based on and very similar to the Mayan calendar, for its peculiar inclusion within this mural scene of Cortez and the Aztec Temple. It is interesting that they went to all of that trouble for an artifact that should have had very little to do with the Capitol of the United States. But as we have seen, it is more to do with the founding of this country than some yet realize.
So in summation, we have the very important American dates of 1776 and the number 13, which also have special importance to the Mayan and their calendar, encoded within the cipher of the Masonic Great Seal of the United States of America. This date and number relate to the final 13 Katuns in the Mayan calendar, which begins with Katun 1776 and ends with Katun 2012, but if we add all of the last Katun in the 13 Katun cycle, we get the approximate year of 2033, which relates to the picture that Proto found above. Could some major world event in 2012 bring about the prophesied end of the “great work” in 2032/33?
What should be clear is that The Powers That Be have been trying to bring some great event about for hundreds of years, and apparently planned the construction of the New World to culminate in the independence of 13 colonies to become the prophesied New Atlantis of Francis Bacon. For what purpose? Well, it appears that they are preparing for the return of their prophesied God Osiris/Horus/Apollo or what is referred to in the Bible as the anti-Christ. Whatever they are preparing for, it is reflected in Egyptian ceremonies and Roman/Greco/Egyptian temples, the Syblline prophecy “Novus Ordo Seclorem, and monuments, which I discuss extensively here.
[edit on 15-5-2010 by HothSnake]
[edit on 15-5-2010 by HothSnake]