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 that.
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, who were 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 Creation.
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" and "intent".
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.