11,000 The first hunter-gatherers settle in the Maya highlands and lowlands.
3113 The creation of the world takes place, according to the Maya Long Count calendar.
2600 Maya civilization begins.
2000 The rise of the Olmec civilization, from which many aspects of Maya culture are derived. Village farming becomes established throughout Maya regions.
700 Writing is developed in Mesoamerica.
The Maya taught that the Milky Way Galaxy is the generator of life. In the Yucatec language, the architect of the universe is called "Hunab K'u," meaning the One Giver of Movement and Measure; the Absolute Being; The Center of the Galaxy; The Universal Dynamism which stimulates and motivates life in its total manifestation of spirit and matter; the principle of intelligent energy that pervades the entire universe, animate or inanimate.
Hunab Ku is understood to transmit radiant energy/information through stars which serve as lenses to transmit energies to planets. So our Sun (called "Kin" in Yucatec) is the chief mediator of Hunab K'u for our planetary system, the lens by which Earth receives direct galactic information. The pulsations of Hunab Ku are understood as a language of codes/energies recorded in the form of the "Tzolkin," a universal harmonic module accommodating every possible permutation of Hunab K'u, also known as the Sacred Calendar. Numerically, Hunab K'u is communicated as the union of numbers, 13 and 20 which represent movement and measure; energy and form; spirit and soul. Geometrically, Hunab K'u can be symbolized by a square within a circle.
Hunab Ku was, to the Mayas, the supreme God and ultimate Creator. It represented the gateway to other Galaxies beyond our Sun as well as all of the Consciousness that has ever existed in this Galaxy. Hunab Ku, according to the Mayas, is also the consciousness, which organized all matter, from a "whirling disk", into stars, planets and solar systems. Hunab Ku is the "Mother Womb" which is constantly giving birth to new stars and it gave birth to our own Sun and Planet Earth. They also believed that the "Creator" directs everything that happens in our Galaxy from its center through the emanation of periodic "Consciousness Energy" bursts.
As accounted by Yucatec Mayan Elder Hunbatz Men, Mayan science was not separate from their religion, for they embraced the microcosm of the atom and the macrocosm of the infinite. Their universal philosophy teaches us "the human body belongs to the earth, and the human spirit to the Universe." The Maya understood human existence as "nothing less than a faithful reflection of cosmic energy." As manifestations of cosmic consciousness, the Maya regarded all things and beings that exist on Earth as products of the projection of energy in the form of vibration. Their worldview is a paradigm based on wave harmonics and resonant fields. The Mayan sages were aware of the sensory and extrasensory characteristics of trees and plants, and, understanding that the tree is the best regenerator of the air we breath, revered the tree.
The Cosmology of the ancient Maya was a holistic one, including a highly developed science of the 7 energy centers of the human body (called "chakras" in Sanskrit), in depth understanding of the healing and restorative power of the sacred kundalini life-force of our sexual energy ("k'ulthanlilni" in Mayan), extensive practices of Solar worship, meditation, yoga, and ritual, and an exquisite language which incorporates the songs of the birds. The characteristic dynamic of Zuyua Mayan language is that its words are invertable, for example "y'ak" means "language" and "k'ay" means "song". The Mayan word for flower, "l'ol" literally means vibration and consciousness.
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Hunbatz Men: Elder, Shaman, Daykeeper in the Itza Maya tradition. Born in a Maya village near Chichen Itza, Yucatan, MX, he was chosen by his uncle Don Beto, H-Xaman to receive the teachings of their ancient lineage. He spoke only Maya Itza until his twenties, then learned Spanish and traveled through Mexico, Central and South America learning from indigenous teachers and supporting native causes. He spent two years in New York and traveled in the U.S. and Europe, learning English and spreading Maya wisdom teachings. His disciples established Maya Mystery Schools in several countries. His visionary teachings have won an international following. He wrote books on Maya science/religion and Maya astronomic calendars, and many pamphlets about Maya society and knowledge. He conducts spiritual tours through Yantours SA de CV, founded the Maya Ceremonial, Cultural & Educational Center at Lol Be, and founded and directs the Cosmic Initiatic University of Yok’hah Maya, in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
For many years Hunbatz Men has been devoted to revive the wisdom and culture of the ancient Mayas. He is an authentic Maya, born in Wenkal, Yucatan, Mexico, and was raised to be a shaman, a holy man, since the age of one. He is a respected ceremonial leader as well as a Mayan Daykeeper- an authority on History, Chronology, Calendars and Cosmic Knowledge in Mayan civilization. He authored the book Secrets of Mayan Science/Religion and some other books putting the Mayan cosmology and philosophy in a twentieth century perspective. He is founder of all the Mayan Mysteries Schools of the world and has started re-consecrating the sacred sites of the Mayan culture throughout Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and Belize.
The Prophecies of the coming of foreigners and a new religion
Ahau is the beginning of the count because this was the katun when the foreigners arrived. They came from the east when they arrived. Then Christianity also began. …The Katun is established at itchanzihoo. –Chilam Balam of Chumayel
Finally there came the great. The excessive sorrow of the suns of our wretchedness, when the foreigners descended from the sea. … In Ahau, the pueblo of mayapan was abandoned on account of the mountains of foreigners.
– Chilam Balam of Tizimin
The prophecy speaks of the catastrophic coming of foreigners who would bring a new religion. The foundation of Mayan prophecy is their cyclic concepts of time and history. Knowing what had occurred in a previous period enabled the prophets to indicate what was likely to recur. Thus, it is probable they knew their own civilization would disintegrate and then recover, only to succumb to the Spanish conquest. Why the decline of their civilization was not predicted in their prophecies remains a mystery.
The prophecy of the emergence of contemporary Mayan masters and teachers
Katun 7 Ahau is the third katuun. Yaxal Chac is the face of the katun in the heavens, to its rulers; to its wise man … There is no great teaching. Heaven and earth are truly lost to them; … Then the head chiefs of the towns, the rulers of the towns, the prophets of the towns, the priests of the Maya men are hanged. Understanding is lost; wisdom is lost.
Chilam Balam of Chumayel
These masters will be from many places. They will be of many colours. Some will speak of things difficult to understand. Others will be aged. Some less so. Some will dance while others will remain silent as rocks. Their eyes will communicate the initiatic message, which is to continue through the cycles of the next millennium.
The Message: The prophets predicted a time when their ancient, hidden knowledge would be recovered and given to the world by a future generation of elders and timekeepers. Despite the persistent execution of their prophets and teachers by the Spanish colonizers, and the destruction of all but a few of their sacred condices, the Maya were able to preserve their traditional wisdom literature. The prophecy speaks of our urgent need for teachers who, by sharing this recovered wisdom, will lead us back to the basic, but ominously neglected sources of self-fulfilment, and of life itself.
The Prophecy of the Return to the Mayan Ceremonial sites
When the thirteen Tun arrives (the Year-bearers) day and 13 Muluc falls on the first day of Pop, on the day 1 Oc there will be majesty, when Pop shall descend in Tun 13. At the Ceremonies there will be overwhelming grandeur, the impressive majesty of the heavens.
Chilam Balam of Tizimin
The Mayan Ceremonial centres begin to emanate the light of the new millennium, which is much needed today. Many Mayan cosmic ceremonial centres begin to beckon with their solar reflection the many initiates who will come to continue the work of the Great Spirit.
It is prophesied that the ancient elders and teachers will return to the ancient Mayan ceremonial sites mysteriously abandoned in the 9th Century. This is a call to recognize and return to all of the places known to be sacred, whether they be hills, mountains, groves, rivers, lakes or places of worship that focus the collective spiritual energy of all religions.
Hunbatz Men explains that: ‘ in many Mayan ceremonial centers solar priests will begin to walk among the multitude of tourists. They will be touched by the priests to be initiated with cosmic wisdom.’
The Prophecy of the return of a Supreme Being
Would that he might return from the west, uniting us in commiseration over our present unhappy plight! This is the fulfilment of the prophecies of Katun 5 Ahau. … God grant that there may come a Deliverer from our afflictions who will answer our prayers in Katun 1 Ahau!
Chilam Balam of Tizimin
The prophecy of the return of a supreme teacher of being, speaks of Quetzalcoatl, known to the Maya as Kukalcan. However there is a growing belief that this will not take the form of an actual return or reincarnation, but of people themselves taking on the character and attributes of the supreme being through their own spiritual evolution, to the point of overcoming the duality of the subject – object relationship. It is a prophecy that resonates with all religions.
Kukulcan is one of the three gods that was thought to have created the Earth. He is a serpent in his natural form and was responsible for teaching the Mayan's about such things as how to run a civilization, agriculture, and medicine. After a brief period of being on Earth Kukulcan returned to the ocean telling the Mayans that he would return at some later date. Mayans perceived European settlers as the second coming of their god Kukulcan and this was eventually lead to the trust between the two cultures, and the eventual defeat of the Mayans culture. The baffling question is, why would the Mayans think that European settlers were gods? Did they look anything like what the Mayans perceived as Kukulcan? The answer is yes!
Kukulcan had a human form as well as his feathered serpent form. Kukulcan would transform into a man standing about 6 feet tall with long white hair, but most interestingly he was a male Caucasian man with white skin! We find writing from the Mayans and sculptures of what is thought to be Kukulcan and they depict a very European looking figure, totally different from how the Mayan's looked. “
Atlantis as described by Plato sank into the ocean some of its citizens would have survived. One man, Kukulcan, could have made his way into Mesoamerica and taught the Mayan's the secrets of his lost city. This fits the profile of what Kukulcan would have been like, coming from the sea, looking like a European, and teachings of government, medicine, and agriculture, all fit into the idea that Kukulcan could have been from the ancient Atlantis. Also when he left, this mystery man could have travelled across Mexico and found those form the Aztec civilization. Aztecs worshiped a similar god, Quetzalcoatl, who also matches the description of Kukulcan. Quetzalcoatl taught many of the same things as Kukulcan and once Spanish conquistadors began to arrive in Mesoamerica the Aztecs also accepted them as gods. This would lead some to believe that both Quetzalcoatl, and Kukulcan were indeed the same deity, or man as it may be the case.
The Prophecies of Pacal Votan
As the special witness of time, I, Pacal Votan, know the perfect count of days. I bow in the temple of the tower and the rock, the sanctuary of Bolon Ik. In my body, formed the ultimate perfection of Gods power of all movement and measure (Hunab K’u), is the recollection that is prophecy.
One of the meanings of the name Pacal Votan is ‘closer to the cycle’, that is closer of the great cycle of time that concludes with the winter solstice 21 December 2012. Thus, the prophecies of this 7th Century Mayan prophet-king are of particular significance.
During the height of the Classic Maya civilization, Lord Pacal Votan ruled the empire of Nah Chan Palenque (in present day Chiapas, Mexico), for 52 years. He is revered as the chief engineer who guided the Mayan mission of inscripting stone monuments with precise astronomical and astrological information during his reign in the 10th Baktun (435-830 AD).
Known as a magician of time, he understood mathematics, or numbers, as a type of language that transcends the subjectivity of human verbal experience. His sentiment "All is number. *God is a number. God is in All." is an intriguing way to catalogue the Maya's message that we are intimately linked with and informed by the Galaxy. All of life is ordered by the same basic, re-occurring patterns. *In the Yucatec Mayan language, the word "Hunab Ku" means Source - The One, Giver of Movement and Measure, the galactic core, "God".
Pacal Votan's prophecy speaks of the Closing of this World Age Cycle on December 21, 2012 AD. As this date approaches, we are collectively in a transition phase of the old world dying and a new world being born. Based on knowledge of the larger cycles of Time as mapped by the ancient Maya, Pacal Votan knew that humanity as a species would become disconnected from the laws of the natural world and would fall ignorant of our sacred interdependence with nature. He also knew that modern humanity would be put to the test to see if we can regain our conscious connection to natural time as the universal frequency of synchronization, evolving beyond the constructs of man-made linear time. This prophetic transmission is clearly demonstrated in the mathematical ratio constants of natural and artificial timing frequencies.
So what did Pacal Votan speak about these days of this cycle we now live in? For starters, he said that mankind would disconnect from the laws of natural order through the use of artificial time and become addicted to materialistic values becoming ignorant of our sacred interdependence with nature, that is- all of creation. This current 5th world cycle is known both as “the triumph of materialism” and “the transformation of matter.” How fitting are those descriptions in this closing age of time. I believe we have accomplished both and now find ourselves awakening to the fact that something much greater and very important to our survival has been missed or unknowingly discarded along the way. Pacal also understood that mankind would have to awake from a state of amnesia to regain our conscious connection to a universal natural, 13:20 cosmic time of synchronicity and by adopting it, would become no longer spiritually bound by a restrictive, materialistic centric 12:60 mechanized time illusion. Truth be told, time is not money, time is art.
To clarify what Pacal Votan mysterious message of time is saying to us can easily be seen through what happened at the beginning of the 13th and last baktun of the Mayan calendar. The final 13th baktun cycle began in 1618 and ends in 2012. As we entered this final cycle of time, it was right after the introduction of the 12-month Gregorian calendar system in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII . It was also during the early 1600’s when the accuracy of mechanical clocks were finally perfected. Between these two instruments and their combined use is what catapulted humanity headlong into the birth of the scientific revolution and materialism governed by mechanized time. Of course without these tools the industrial revolution and all our technological advancements could not have taken place; yet between the Maya and Pacal Votan time prophesies they verify this world age like others prior is ending right on “time” giving way to a new paradigm.
The prophecies of Galactic Synchronization
Then comes another law also in 4 Khan , the time of movement and noise in the sky, movement and noise on earth. The Sun and the Earth shall come together within the district, the naval of the Katun.
Chilam Balam of Tizimin
All Moons, all years, all days, all winds reach their completion. Measured is the time in which we can know the benevolence of the sun. Measured is the time in which the stars look down on us.
The prophecy concerns huge energies to be released as a result of a conjuncture of planets that takes place every 26,000 years. The event, which will occur at the winter equinox, 12 December 2012, is called ‘galactic synchronization’. The Earth and the solar system will be in conjunction with the rest of the universe and the plane of our solar system will be exactly in line with the plane of our Galaxy, the Milky Way. The Prophecy tells us that this synchronization marks the end of our world age and the birth of a new one.
Prophecy related to the Milky Way
The Ceiba tree of abundance is their arbour … the first tree of the world was rooted fast.
Chilam Balam of Chumayel
In Mayan mythology the Milky Way, called the ceiba tree, was understood as the tree of life. What will occur in 2012 is that the winter solstice sun will conjunct with the ‘Dark Rift’ of the Milky Way, which will rim the horizon as though lying on the earth
Prophecy related to the Moon
Then when 5 Ahau arrived on his (the years bearers) day within the year 5 Muluc, there was a crescent moon, omen of life.
Chilam Balam of Tizimin
The Maya share with most other ancient cultures an obsessive mythological attachment to the moon. They are alone, however, in giving the moon its own calendar, the Tun-Uc, that plotted in detail, its movement and phases. Prophecy based on the moons astronomy and mythology speaks of unpredictably violent disasters, such as flooding and humanities wanton exploitation of the Earths resources. Being the Moody Moon, however, the prophecy has positive energies suggestive of creativity, and because of the moons association with weaving and agriculture, there are also functional and practical aspects.
Prophecy related to Venus
There they looked for the coming forth of the sun … then they fasted and cried out in prayer. They fixed their eyes firmly on their dawn, looking there to the east. They watched closely for the mourning star, the great star that gives it light at the birth of the sun. They looked to the womb of the sky and the womb of the earth.
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In Mayan mythology Venus is not anthropomorphized as the female symbol of erotic love, but as the ‘Dark Planet’, the Mayan Mars, and also as a manifestation of Quetzalcoatl. Malevolent and violent gods were related to the mourning and evening star, and the cycles of Venus were prescient of drought, danger and warfare. The prophecy is clearly one of various forms of impending conflict.
The Prophecy of a transition into a New Age
Then creation dawned upon the world. During creation thirteen infinite series (steps) added to seven was the count of the creation of the world. Then a new world dawned for them.
Chilam Balam of Chumayel
The Mayan fifth world age is drawing to a close. The Sixth will begin in 2012. This marks the start of a new great cycle of time and the resetting of the clock of procession. We are thus, between the ages, a period known as the ‘Apocalypse’, meaning a time of revelation and disclosure. The prophecy combines with others speak of the recovery of ancient wisdom, the assimilation of new truths, and the opportunity humanity will have to work out its problems responsibly, by the choices it makes.
Prophecy of the Unity of Mankind
Sufficient unto themselves are my words, for I am chilam balam, the jaguar priest. I repeat my words of divine truth: I say that the divisions of the earth shall be one! This is the 9th year of Katun 1 Atau Chilam Balam of Tizimin O children of the people of the dawn, O children of the people of the book, I come to you as the special witness of time to remind you, especially on the day of truth, that in your origin you are one, and on the day of truth you are to make yourselves one again.
It is prophecised that as we move towards 2012 it will become apparent that the various races, religions, and classes that divide us , mask an essential unity, and that despite the conflicts, People will be drawn closer together. The prophecy emphasizes that only by realizing our inherent unity can the problems now facing both our planet and our civilization be solved.
The prophecy of a new ‘Enlightenment’
Your souls shall accept the truth and hold it in high esteem … It will come to pass that you shall adore the divine truth, and the government of our ancestors will stand in readiness forever. The prophecy of Yuban Chan
Chilam Balam of Tizimin
The main thrust of the prophecy’s message is the need for a radical shift in our perception and our understanding, especially in regard to our relationship with nature and our place within the universe. Enlightenment resonates with cosmic wisdom and the prophecy of such an enlightenment being realized in this age is exciting and optimistic
The Prophecy of Cosmic Consciousness
Only through the solar initiation can the sleeping body of mankind be awakened … Let us prepare to receive the light of knowledge that comes from Hunab K’u , and transcend into the memory of the creator and become being of eternal luminosity.
The Sacred manuscript of K’altun
This prophecy of the k’altun carried to us by the contemporary Mayan elder, Hunbatz Men, speaks of the coming of ‘the time of knowledge’, ‘transcendence’ and ‘luminosity’. By initiation, humanity will recover an atavistic perception of the universe. The prophecy recalls us to the central Mayan precept that EVERYTHING is energy, and of our urgent need to be conscious of it as the driving principle of the universe, and to experience it in its innumerable manifestations.
The Prophecy of Recovered Memory
A wave of disgust sweeps through the house of the gods because you forgot Life, you forgot your own ancient teaching.
Chilam Balam of Tizimin
This prophecy speaks of a collective spiritual amnesia from which our civilization suffers, and it refers, in modern terminology to what is called ‘recovered memory’. Once our memory of cosmic wisdom has been retrieved, we will have a deeper understanding of who we are, and of our relationship with nature and the universe.
The Prophecy of the destruction of the Earth
When Katun 9 ahau shall arrive later on, then they must all profess my teachings, when that day comes … without forsaking them, in the final days of misfortune, in the final days of the tying up of the bundles of the thirteen katuns on 4 ahau, then the end of the world shall come and the katun of our fathers will ascend on high.
Chilam Balam of Tizimin
The end of each Mayan age, or sun, is marked by extreme natural catastrophe. The current age, or fifth sun, will terminate in 2012, and it is prophesised that the earth will experience violent earthquakes and volcanoes together with the side effects these produce. Either by sudden catastrophe such as comet impact, or the longer process of ecological deterioration, the possibility has to be considered that the earth, itself, is at risk.
Prophecies of Earth changes, Ecology and Climate
The surface of the earth will be moved. How can the people be protected, thus disturbed in the midst of the earth, in the sculptured land of Ichcansiho. … According to the omens above the earth and the prophecies, the disturbances of our land shall eventually turn back.
Chilam Balam of Tizimin
The Maya prophesised that the time would come when we would be in conflict, rather than harmony, with nature. Knowing that this period would coincide with the Saturn-Pluto cycle, they further prophesised that our being at variance with nature would be characteristic of the period through which we are passing. The prophecy warns of the steadily degrading effects of pollution and natural disaster on the earth’s biosphere, that is on the crust or shell of our planet, including the air, land, all surface soil, sand, and water, in short, on all those elements of the earth that support life. Despite the biospheric and spiritual crisis we face, the prophecy has an optimistic edge in anticipating the recovery of our sense of unity with nature as we endeavour to solve the problems.
The Prophecy of changes to the Earth’s Magnetic Field
Again the time of the Mayan cosmic education has come. Thousands of years ago, the sacred teachings from the cosmos were deposited in many magnetic centres throughout the world: (for example) chan chan (Peru), Tulle (France), Hu-nan (china), Bethlehem (Israel), Tih (Egypt), Mississippi (United States), Humac (Brazil), Nagasaki (Japan), and Mull (Scotland). The names of these places are of Maya origin, which confirms that in different periods of times the Maya were present in these sacred magnetic centres.
The prophecy speaks of the relationship between Mayan wisdom and magnetic centres. More specifically, it points to unprecedented and violent sunspot activity that will cause a radical change in the earth’s magnetic field, perhaps amounting to a reversal of the poles. The Maya chartered such activity over a period of 5,12 years, the current cycle of which is that of the long count calendar, 3114 bce to 2012 ce
Prophecies of Evolution and Genetics
The great masters, together with the great spirits, will become a unique being, and they will be able to travel as the wind itself to fall down like the rain does, to heat like the fire does, and most importantly, to impart sacred knowledge.
The prophecy, which takes its energy, in part, from the Sage King, Pacal Votan, concerns evolutionary changes in human biology that will further develop the mind, the will, and heightened sensitivities, as well as psychic and telepathic powers. Ongoing scientific research appears to confirm these advances.
The prophecy of Transcending Technology
Katun 2 Ahau is the twelfth katun. For half the katun there will be water. It is the word of god, its bread, water and temple are halved. It is the end of the word of god
Chilam Balam of Chumayel
Katun 2 ahau will be the first katun of the new age following the winter solstice of 2012. The key to the prophecy is, ‘it is the end of the word of god’; what sustains life, physically and spiritually, will be ‘halved’. In previous Ahau katuns there have been widespread spiritual and ideological crises, and this prophecy warns of another that is imminent. Its likely cause is the undermining of traditionally received spiritual authority by a technology that is displacing our natural human faculties. Thus, the prophecy warns of our need to transcend the all-consuming technocratic culture we have created.
The Prophecy of Time
A time will come when the katun- folds will have passed away, when they will be found no longer, because the count of tuns is reunited.
Chilam Balam of Tizimin
Prophecy of reuniting the count of tuns tells us that time will no longer be divided into ongoing periods. The prophecy speaks of the radical change of consciousness that must take place if humans are to understand that time is cyclic and not linear. Time understood as cyclic means that the prophecy of the 2012 galactic synchronization also speaks of a new dimensional time stream the Maya plotted in their calendars. The prophecy addresses the problem of the artificiality of the Gregorian calendar, which imposes a time structure that is out of tune with times natural cycles.
“All is number. God is a number. God is in all.”
An intriguing way to conceptualize the Maya’s 2012 message is that we are intimately linked together and all of life is ordered by re-occurring cycles of time and their associated patterns within all creation. We are now closing out the most important time cycle, our own solar system’s ~26,000 year Galactic realignment with the source and centre of the Milky Way Galaxy on or around December 21, 2012 that coincides with the close of the Mayan’s 5th age and their 13th baktun which began 5,125 years ago in August, 3114 BC. Our infinite, interconnectedness with all of creation is the Mayan’s primary message regarding 2012. We can only go through this opening doorway by living a synchronistic way of life that is in absolute harmony with all creation and this dimensional doorway is represented by natural, cosmic time.
The prophecy that we are the Prophecy
This is the record of the wisdom of the book in which is set down the course of each katun … whether it is good or bad. These things shall be accomplished. No one shall cause them to cease.
Chilam Balam of Chumayel
The prophecies for 2012 point, inevitably, to the responsibility of those living during and beyond the period of the final katun of this age. They make it clear, that only by the individual and collective choices we now make can we avert the disaster facing our planet and human civilization. We have the technology, we have the science, but despite our sophisticated civilization, we are spiritually immature, and it remains to be seen if we can be sufficiently determined to act on the priorities facing us. The prophecies declared it to the people on that day … as trees grow in the land, …our prophecies will be proven true. These are the words that must be spoken: The prophecies are a solemn trust from the ancient time. They are the first news of event, and a valuable warning of things to come.
Chilam Balam of Tizimin
Prophecies Transcribed from:
The Mayan Prophecies for 2012, Gerald Benedict, Watkins Publishing, 2011, The Popul Vuh, Chilam Balam of Chumayel, and the Chilam Balam of Tizimin.
The Ancient Maya and their originsThe Maya lived their lives by a very complex calendar that was based upon the movements of the stars and planets, and while many of their beliefs and practices may appear to be nothing but superstition, it seems evident that their calendar was based upon real events and real movements in the sky that do in fact have an effect on the Earth. I would like us to take a look at Mayan cosmology, the Mayan calendar and Mayan mythology and attempt to get an informed perspective on whether the ideas contained within them do in fact have some truth to them, whether they are simply myths, superstitious beliefs or whether they actually contain Cosmic knowledge that has been handed down from a previous civilization that existed long before the Maya. In Mayan society a belief in astronomy and in the importance of the movements of celestial bodies was utterly essential to their culture and to how they conducted their everyday lives, and while some of their practices can certainly fall under the “superstition” banner some of their beliefs and practices can not be easily rejected and definitely had a profound effect on their lives. The Maya universe “was governed by a logical order that transcended the European distinction between the natural and supernatural realms. An invisible sacred quality (k’uh) inhabited all things in the universe – rocks, trees, humans and all living beings – and deities took animal-like (zoomorphic) or human-like (anthropomorphic) form ”. The Maya identified the sun, moon, stars, lightning
and rain with certain deities and “saw their world as an ordered place, controlled by an array” of these deities and they believed that “misfortune and unpredictable events – disease, droughts, earthquakes and other disasters – were thus explained by as the actions of vengeful deities expressing their displeasure with human failings ”. Because of this belief practices such as that of human sacrifice were dominant in Mayan culture with the purpose of making offerings and sacrifices to the sun god or deity to keep that deity happy as to make sure that the sun would rise the following morning. While it seems evident that this practice was cruel and based around silly superstition it certainly shows how seriously the Maya took the movements of the celestial bodies and their natural cycles.
The Maya (as with most indigenous cultures) did not see time as being linear but as a series of cycles and their complex calendar reflected this. Their calendar contains over seventeen cycles that are based upon the “movements of celestial deities such as the sun, the moon and the planet Venus ” and these cycles were recorded with a startling amount of accuracy. Every cycle would repeat itself “so that any given day is in certain respects the ‘same’ as some other day at some other time ” and this is where the supernatural elements of their belief structure would come into play. As they had certain esoteric associations with particular dates in certain cycle’s wars, sacrifices and many other rituals would take place on days that correspond with a relative date from a previous cycle so that “each passing cycle bought with it the possibility of repeated destiny ”. The Maya believed that time repeated itself in cycles and they put much emphasis on this in the use of their calendar in the construction of their history and belief system.
The famous Maya text the Popol Vuh states that the world has been destroyed three times by three great cataclysms and that the current world is the fourth world, thus their calendar begins at the end of the last world (188.8.131.52.0 4 Ajaw 8 Kumk’u) in 3114 BC and ends at the completion of the next cycle which is on December 21st 2012. The Ancient Maya and their Origins
Other Cultures and 2012:
• Aztec- Call this the Time of the Sixth Sun. A time of transformation. Creation of new race.
• Cherokee- Their ancient calendar ends exactly at 2012 as does the Mayan calendar.
• Dogon- Say that the spaceship of the visitors, the Nommo, will return in the form of a blue star.
• Egypt- According to the Great Pyramid (stone calendar), present time cycle ends in year 2012 AD.
• Hindu- Kali Yuga (end time of man). The Coming of Kalki & critical mass of Enlightened Ones.
• Hopi- Predict a 25yr period of purification followed by End of Fourth World and beginning of the Fifth.
• Incas- Call it the ‘Age of Meeting Ourselves Again’.
• Maoris Say that as the veils dissolve there will be a merging of the physical & spiritual worlds.
• Pueblo- Acknowledge it’ll be the emergence into the Fifth World.
• Zulu- Believe that the whole world will be turned upside down.
What some other people think:
”A telepathic interplay which will eventually annihilate time” (Alice Bailey)
”Translation or dematerialisation to another sphere of the Universe” (Teilhard de Chardin)
”A matter-antimatter implosion leaving a mutation of matter to photoniform. Our minds will unite like the fragments of a hologram.” (Terence McKenna)
”As the Schumann resonance increases to 13Hz, Gaia goes from Alpha to Beta frequency & wakes up. Increasing tryptamine & beta-carboline neuro-chemistry allows us a telepathic communion, as we become used to our light bodies in preparation for the magnetic pole reversal when there will be a mass out-of-body-experience.” (Geoff Stray)
”Evolutionary quantum leap. Human / ET interface & the arrival of a new species or kingdom on Earth.” (Jon King)
”In 2012, Earth’s axis will tilt, along with a polar reversal, causing terrestrial and celestial grids to re-align, the pineal eye will perceive beyond ultraviolet,& we’ll ascend to the next dimension beyond time.” (Moira Timms)
”The human race will unify as a single circuit. Solar & galactic sound transmissions will inundate the planetary field. A current charging both poles will race across the skies, connecting the polar auroras in a single brilliant flash.” (Jose Arguelles)
”A moment of quantum awakening. A nanosecond will be stretched into infinity and become non-time, during which we will all experience full consciousness of who we are and why we have incarnated. If we choose to return to human form, we will do so in an awakened state, as ‘reflective cells’ of the starmaker.” (Ken Carey)
During these days ahead into this next Shift of the Age, this new decade without a doubt will prove to be the time known as the transformation decade. Overall, these remaining years will combine the best and worst of every possibility; each one of us will be able to choose the dominate state of consciousness we desire as we transit these days.
Our preeminent focus should not be on a single 12/21/2012 date, but seriously evaluate and consider the value of the Mayans understanding of a pre-determined time allotted for consciousness evolution. Inasmuch as we are individually able perceive these shifts in consciousness, remember we are all going through this together regardless of someone’s belief. As the frequency moves faster and higher after mid July 2010 leading up to a Universal Wave Movement around March of 2011, find comfort in knowing these times of chaos have a divine purpose and will soon thereafter stabilize. Once passing through what may well be the final transition point on October 28, 2011, we should find our world and ourselves at the very beginning of a millennium of peace ready for a re-birth celebration on December 21, 2012.
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For approximately the past 5,125 years and even further back to almost 13,000 years ago, we have for the most part, been living a handicapped life. This handicap while a natural process has been orchestrated by our dominating left-brain’s inherent capacities and minimal influence from our more spirit connected right-brains.
All the evidence now available from the ancient wisdom of our past to today’s scientific discoveries combined together, corroborate a simple fact- the human race is now experiencing a quickening of our evolution in consciousness.
This is no small feat by any measure. Beyond the 2012 doom and destruction portrayed to the masses, our real destination and the bright promise of an entirely different world is becoming possible because we are now returning to spirit-mind-body wholeness. I suspect many readers realize they are eternal, spiritual energetic beings, which by choice, are experiencing through physical embodiment “life” here on this planet.
It is through these bodies we indwell that have restricted our abilities to easily access all of our infinite being. Thus, handicapped we have had severely limited abilities and a degraded conscious awareness of our complete, all empowering eternal Selves. What was once out of reach for so many now is becoming a moment-by-moment transformation of Self made possible through reawakening and reconnecting to our true, higher Selves. Through a balanced functioning of our brains, combined with our hearts primary role, we are quickly becoming trans-human.
There is a Mayan prophecy that says:
“When the crystal skulls return to the sacred Mayan lands, the cycle of time for the return of the Mayan cosmic consciousness will have been completed”.
The sacred book Chilam Balam of Chumayel, chapter IV, of the Tests, proves what I previously said in the statement: - My son, go and get me the crystal skull of the night. -
"The crystal cells transmit these radio-like waves through the nervous system to cortex cells in the... brain. (There), they are decoded and transformed into meaningful signs which can be recognized as images, words, or perhaps just a feeling of knowledge in the conscious mind. These messages can be received from many sources, but mainly they seem to come from the bank of the subconscious memory and super conscious sources." Link