The Mayan Calendar in Daily Life
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This is the beginning of a series of articles designed to
help our culture understand and be
able to constructively use the Mayan calendar in daily life.
Before we start, it is important to
clear some possible confusion about the Mayan calendar.
The Dreamspell or 13 moon calendar movement authored and
promoted by Jose and Lloydine Arguelles, is not the Mayan
calendar. Jose himself has in the last 2 years has made
public statements that his Dreamspell system is a "Galactic
calendar" not to be confused with the 5000 year old
traditional Mayan calendar. Respect and honor should be
afforded Jose Arguelles for
his pioneering work and inspirations which brought the Mayan
calendar to our culture's
awareness. There have been vast advancements in our understanding
of the Mayan calendar and its application to today's world.
The evolution of our working knowledge of the Mayan calendar
will continue. Welcome to the Evolution.
Any calendar is a civilization's agreement of what time
it is. The absolute center of any
civilization's consciousness is its calendar. Everything
that happens in a civilization
(starting with your personal birthday) happens on its calendar.
All business, production, shipping, billing, graduations,
meetings or evaluations of performance are done according
to the calendar. The Gregorian calendar currently our civilization's
calendar, is based on the physical phenomena of our planet
going around our star called Sol every 365.25 days. It is
a physical phenomena and is the basis of our concept of
time. Time is seen by our civilization, as the measured
motion of mass and energy through space. This means that
the consciousness of our civilization is centered on the
physical evidence of this planet orbiting our sun. The consciousness
of our civilization being fixed on physical evidence results
in a materialistic outlook on reality. Things without physical
evidence are not seen as real to such a civilization. The
Maya had quite a different consideration about "Time"
than we currently have in our society. A big clue to this
is that their calendar system is made up of 2 different
calendar rounds of 360 and 260 days. These calendar rounds
were the Tun and Tzolkin respectively. These two cycles
run like meshed gears. NOTE; neither of these cycles
are tied to any observable astronomical orbits. The Maya
were very aware of the solar cycle and kept careful track
of it with their CIVIL calendar called the Haab. The Haab
was a 365.25day calendar used by the Maya for book keeping
and TAX collection. In an agrarian society, tribute can
be paid most effectively when the crops come in. Aside from
THE MAYA TOTALLY IGNORED THE SOLAR CYCLE AS THE CENTER OF
THEIR CONSCIOUSNESS All Mayan calendar dates, including
personal birthdays, dedications and most sacred ceremonial
events were measured in 360day periods called,
Tuns. (pronounced "tunes") All dates "carved
in stone" throughout the Mayan and Toltec world are
Tun dates (360 day cycles) not solar cycle dates of 365.25days.
The whole of the Mayan and Toltec civilizations celebrated
each and every day of the Tzolkin and Tun calendars as sacred.
We have special days designated as sacred holidays, Christmas
and Easter for example. Look at how the sacredness of those
days has been eroded by our
civilization's consciousness being fixed on physical rather
than anything non-physical. There
is one supreme law in this Universe "What you pay attention
to, is what you become conscious of." What we pay attention
to as the very center of our civilization's consciousness
is physical "STUFF." So a "good" Christmas
has become a lot of "STUFF" being bought and sold
and little else. What were these wonderful Maya people,
so brilliant in math and astronomy centering their civilization
consciousness on with their
calendar? That has been the unanswered enigma of the Maya.
Unfolding that enigma will be the subject of our series
on the Mayan calendar. Dr Carl Johan Calleman and Ian Lungold
have discovered and are disseminating new facts that show
the Maya were keeping track of the Flow, Rate and Intent
of Creation itself or the evolution of consciousness throughout
According to the Maya, each day in Creation has it's own
sacred energy and purpose. This energy permeates all of
our reality seen and unseen. There are 260 different combinations
of 20 different Day Lord energies or "Sacred Sun Signs"
(light energy sent by the Sun) and 13 different Galactic
Energies or "Tones" sent as light frequencies
from the Central Sun of our galaxy. The Central Sun of our
galaxy is called, Hun' Nab Ku by the Maya which means the
One giver of Movement and Measure. Each of the Day Lords
or "Sacred Sun Signs" has a personality and each
of the Galactic Energies or "Tones" have a purpose
or intent. This combination gives each day a "personality"
When you came into a body in this life, you came with one
of these 260 energy combinations. Think of a board or grid
with 260 different sized and shaped holes. Your particular
personal energy and intent for this lifetime fit through
one and only one of these holes. That was the day on the
Mayan calendar that you were born. You resonated
with Creation's vibration on that day and look, here you
are. Every 260 days that energy is re-created and you will
find as you follow the Mayan calendar that you do indeed
resonate to creation on that day. Each person who was born
as an "Ancient Maya," knew why they had come here
to planet Earth. They also were taught as children how to
best go about
accomplishing his or her personal goals. This information
was used to organize and run the
entire culture of the Maya for more than 3000 years. The
Maya were so wise that they actually predicted the downfall
of their own civilization. They knew that the flower of
their civilization's knowledge would fade to later become
the SEEDS of new consciousness. These predictions came from
the Maya Tun calendar. Those predictions came true 500 years
after they were written right on schedule with the arrival
of Cortez. Imagine our
current leaders speaking of any such truths. I think NOT!
When you align your own activities and intentions to the
energies of each day, you will be working with the flow
and intent of creation and so should have an easier time
accomplishing your own goals. That is a direct and personal
benefit of the Mayan calendar for us all today. This is
why the Mayan astrological column with definitions is being
presented each week in this paper.
There are much bigger reasons to understand the workings
of the Mayan calendar. There are scheduled impulses on the
part of Creation that are effecting global events today
and during the next 9 ½ years until the Mayan calendar
ends near 2012.
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