Maya's Wisdom of Time and 2012
On the Discovery of Ancient Maya Astronomical Tables from Xultun, Guatemala
The news reporting the discovery of the Maya calendar in Xultun, Guatemala, which the May 11 issue of the journal Science carried its detailed report, spread instantly over the world. The calendar painted in the mural included the calculation 7,000 years in the future. Thus, ''The Maya prophecy of Doomsday, the world ending in 2012 was rebuked.''
However, to my surprise, the detailed report on Science mentioned nothing about post-2012 calendars.
The reports such as ''There is a sequence of numbered intervals corresponding to key calendrical and planetary cycles. The calculations include dates some 7,000 years in the future...'', ''The Maya records time using baktuns and one notation on the wall records an interval of 17 baktuns, which confirms the world continues beyond 2012'' must have been given in the press conference or interviews prior to the publication of the Science report. They may have fulfilled the publicity aim but some effort was required on my side to find out where these messages came from.
The archaeological verification will need more time and in order to assure the academic meaning of the discovery we will need more detailed material and more communication with William Saturno and others.
According to the Science report, the mural paintings and inscriptions dating to the 9th century in Xultun include cycles of the moon, the sun, Venus, and Mars, the intervals of lunar and solar eclipses, 260-day tzolkin, long count, etc. Though it may be a new discovery as a Mayan wall painting, as far as I have read I don't see anything new in light of Maya's wisdom brought to us so far by the decipher of Mayan hieroglyphs inscribed in pyramids and stone monuments, and the study of Mayan calendars. I would also like to add that there are more than 20,000 unexcavated and unsearched Mayan remains in Mexico and nearby countries.
The 2012 prophecy and Maya's long count
When you talk about Mayan calendar ending in 2012, you are talking about the calendar which deals with the long cycle, also mentioned in the Science report. It is called the Long Count or the Grand Cycle; it is the cycle or interval of 13 baktuns, 5125 years.
Have you ever thought that calendars are cycles of the universe?
The Maya is said to be using 17 - 19 kinds of calendars.
This means they were keeping records of 17 kinds of cycles of the universe.
The easiest cycle to understand may be the cycle of the earth going around the sun, which makes 1 year.
When you hear or talk about the Mayan calendar ending in 2012 how many of you know that calendars are cycles of the universe?
This is not only about the Mayan calendar. It is about all calendars. Calendars are cycles of the universe. The western calendar in current use, the Gregorian calendar, is also based on the cycles of the universe. It is based on the cycle of the earth going around the sun, the revolution period of 1 year.
And when a year ends, another year begins. (Do you not usually say so?)
Similarly, when the cycle of 13 baktuns ends another cycle of 13 baktuns starts.
So why did people not think another cycle will start when Mayan calendar ends just as they say another year will start when a year ends?
Did people not think time flows linearly from past - present - future, just as in a chronological table? So the Mayan calendar ends --> there is no more calendar -->doomsday; many people must have had this flow of deduction in their consciousness.
Anyway, time is cyclic, the cycle of the universe.
Calendars are nothing but cycles of the universe.
I would like you to recognize it clearly now, from here.
If you are aware that calendars are cycles of the universe, you will rightly think when a cycle ends another will follow regardless of the discovery in Xultun, regardless of whether there is a writing on the wall about 7,000years in the future or not.
Then if time is cyclic and the cycles of the universe are calendars, the next question is:
are we as earthlings using calendars which correctly reflect the cycles of the universe?
Does the ragged rhythm of the Gregorian calender starting by 31days and going 28days, 31days, 30 days...does this correctly reflect the cycles of the universe?
Of course, not. There are no such cycles in the universe.
The first meaning of Maya's prophecy, to put it simply, is time is cyclic. It is the cycle of the universe and the rhythm of nature. The Mayan prophecy
is telling us to recover natural time and thus solve our fundamental problems of our environment.
Natural time is the cycles of the universe. The cycles of nature, that is time.
What's more, most people do not recognize the calender's function of programming people.
The organic nature makes dynamic changes according to the cycles of the universe. If we use calendars that do not reflect the cycles of the universe, we stray from the rhythm of nature, our autonomic nerves lose balance and we stop feeling nature. For instance, every Japanese knew when the next full moon was before the western calendar was introduced 140 years ago.
If calendars are based on the cycles of the moon, the sun, or the stars, and we live according to these calendars, we will know the rhythm of the sun and the moon and learn the providence of the universe.
If every life, cell, and gene on the earth is formed according to the rhythm of the sun, the moon and the universe, if we live by the calendars which correctly reflect the rhythm of the universe, our cells and genes should regain normal rhythm and we should be healthy both physically and mentally.
We should recognize that the rhythm of the universe is the rhythm of the living body and start living according to the providence of the universe.
If we are to live in the same rhythm as a tree, if we are to feel the heart of a tree even a little, we will feel the pain of the tree.
It is because we are living out of rhythm with nature, we are living non-natural time, we have stopped feeling nature. And when we stop feeling nature, we can destroy nature and our environment without hesitation.
What is a calendar?
You can understand the providence of the universe by it;
you become healthy physically and mentally by using it.
That is a true calendar.
Ancient Maya Wisdom
This year, 2012, it was reported more than three times already in NHK TV programs that ancient Maya timed the revolution period of the earth, 365.242 days, more accurately than the Gregorian calendar. They timed it down to 365.2420 days when they did not have a telescope.
The following is a part of report carried in Science on the discovery in Xultun this time. It explains about an astronomical chart.
''The so-called Long Round (LR) number is a whole multiple not only of the 260-day tzolkin, the 365-day haab, and the 584-day Venus canonic synodic cycle, but also of the 18,980-day Calendar Round, the length of the Venus Table (37,960 days; also a double Calendar Round), and the 2340-day cycle, which commensurates the table with the 9 × 13 = 117-day cycle associated with the nine Lords of the Night. The number 117 is also an approximation to the synodic period of Mercury (115.9 days), for which there is some documented reference in codical texts. The largest common divisor of each of the four Xultun intervals, 56,940, is a whole multiple of both the Calendar Round (3 × 18,980) and the canonic Mars period (73 × 780).''
It is a bit complicated but I would like you to know that unlike modern humans whose recognition is based mainly on space, the classical Maya based theirs on the sense of time, cycles and calendars. The central purpose of the pyramids was to mark these cycles and periods. They also timed the revolution period of Venus and its synodic period. How could they do that?
We don't know how they did it. That is why it did not come into modern science. The Maya knew the revolution period of Venus and that of the earth 1,000 years before the times of Galileo and Copernicus. No, if the heliocentric theory came after the geocentric theory, the Maya did not even have heliocentricism. They had a completely different sense of time and lived in a completely different mindset and they correctly timed the cycles of the universe.
Wisdom is wisdom because it is different from the commonsense of that time.
It is awareness from a deeper and higher standpoints.
It is wisdom because men can evolve by this wisdom.
And what is true Maya wisdom?
It is wisdom about time.
The discovery in Xultun is important in the light of Maya's wisdom in that it dates back to the 9th century. When we say the ancient Maya's wisdom, it means the wisdom of the Maya civilization that peaked in the 10th baktun (435 - 830) and the people who disappeared suddenly by 830 leaving the pyramids. Historically, it is the pre-A.D.830 Maya civilization often referred to as the classical Maya.
The classical Maya was a civilization separate from the later Maya. Their art far excelled that of later times and the custom of sacrifice brought by the Aztecs was not in practice. By the time the Spaniards came, classical Maya's wisdom had been mostly lost. And when the Christians came, Maya's books were all burned.
5125-year cycle ends; the shift of 5125 years!
13 Baktuns end and a new cycle begins. The calendar continues. But the press reported: ''2012 is not the end of the earth but only a turning.'' (Japanese media had more or less this overtone and there was a remark in an American report: ''2012 was more akin to turning the page of the calendar to the Maya...'' They are all saying it is merely a cycle of a calendar that ends in 2012 and another cycles begins.)
I also feel this a total nonsense. Only a turning? 13 baktuns, the cycle of 5125 years end and another cycle begins! Let's use our imagination and feel the meaning of 5125 year-cycle ending!
When a cycle of a day ends, the sun rises again.
When a cycle of a year ends and a new year begins there was a custom in Japan to invite Toshigami(a shito kami) into one's home. New year means an ascent and Toshigami leads one to a new dimension. The spirit of visiting a shrine on New Year's Eve is to clean sins and stains of the year. The bells on New Year's Eve take away 108 worldly desires. And the spirit of visiting shrines on the New Years day is to wish for Toshigami's visit and to pray for bumper harvest and one's well-being.
Let's go down the history of 5125-year cycle.
Around 3113 B.C. the ancient city civilization in Mesopotamia began in Uruk; the first dynasty in Egypt; Indus and the Yellow River, China, the four civilization began in baktun 1. Then Babylonia, Greek civilization, Buddha, Confucius, Lao-tse. Alexander the Great, Roman empire, Ashoka the Great, the Qin dynasty, Han, Caesar, Jesus Christ, the division of the Roma Empire. Around 10 baktun, Sui, Tang, Emperor Xuanzong, Mohammad. Crusaders, Chinggis Khan. Renaissance, Gregorian calender, Copernicus. The Industrial Revolution, World War I, World War II, the fall of the Berlin wall, dissolution of the Soviet Union, and 9.11.
The history of 13 baktuns ends and a new cycles begins.
In Japan around 3113 B.C. Jomon peiod shifted to Yayoi period. Around baktun 10 we had Prince Shotoku, Japanese missions to Tang China, ancient Nara, Kojiki (Japan's oldest historical record), Nihonshoki (the oldest chronicles of Japan), ancient Kyoto, Saicho and Kukai. The Age of Civil Wars, Muromachi period, Azuchi-momoyama period, Edo period. The Meiji restoration, World War II, atomic bombing, and 3.11.
The cycle of 13 baktuns of high dimensional time ends and a new cycle beings.
What has supported the cycle of 5125 years comes to an end and a new cycle of 5125-years begins. Can you still call it just a turning?
I must explain how the year 2012 was made known to the world.
The world knew about December 21, 2012 in 1987.
The intellectuals of the world did not know the meaning of Maya's prophecy until 1987 when ''Mayan Factor'' by Jose Arguelles was published.
''Maya's Long Count was about to end soon. As this Long Count set the first dynasty of Egypt and Mesopotamian city civilization, which began on August 13, 3113, as the start point of the history, western intellectuals were shocked. They thought the year 2012 when this cycle comes to an end must be the end of the history. This is how December 21, 2012 was brought to their consciousness.'' (''The Commonsense of Mayan Wisdom'' p139 Hirohide Yanase)
''In the same year 1987, Harmonic Convergence campaign calling for 144,000 people to gather began based on prophetic dates. Hollywood became abuzz with it and it appeared on the front pages of New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today. The Harmonic Convergence was reported in many large commercial publications including Time, Newsweek, People Magazine and CBS evening news. At the same time prayers and ceremonies were given simultaneously in various sacred places in the world.'' ---''Evolution to 2012, the Biography of Jose Arguelles'' p177-180 (Japanese version)
Due to Mayan Factor and the Harmonic Convergence the Maya and 2012 prophecy was to spread around the world from 1987. It is because baktun 10 Mayas (435-830), the Mayas who lived in Central America, accurately knew when this history period started. They did not need to go to Iraq to make excavations of the ruins. They had contact with great Mayan wisdom that had an overview of the whole history period. They had contact with wisdom of time.
There is no third dimensional declaration of Doomsday here. What is important is Maya's calendar as a system of thought and Maya's prophecy elicited from this system.
I would like you to realize how the statements such as ''The Maya prophecy of Doomsday, the world ending in 2012 was rebuked'' ''2012 is merely a turning'' are different
from the level of Mayan wisdom.・Ignorance as to what Maya calendar is; that there are 17 -19 kinds of Maya calenders, and the cycle of 13 baktuns;
・Not fully recognizing calendars are cycles of the universe and time is cycles of the universe;
・Not being aware of the fact that we are using a calender with a ragged rhythm yet communicating Maya's prophecy as Doomsday and the expiration of Maya calendar;
・Furthermore, the end of 5125-year cycle and the beginning of a new cycle is just ''a turning''.
If you were a galactic anthropologist, would this situation not seem funny to you?
We are trumpeting with each other on the topic of the destruction of the planet on which we live without fully recognizing what the Maya calender is and for that matter, what calender is, which should be the basis of the whole thing.
Let me repeat: the Maya's prophecy is meant to promote human evolution. It is an evolution that will bring a new 5125-year history. Wisdom is wisdom because it is different from the established common sense. It is awareness from a deeper and higher standpoints.
It is wisdom because humans can evolve by this wisdom.
Have TV programs titled such as ''Ancient Mayan Wisdom'' ever communicated wisdom?
Please look back and think what of Maya wisdom was communicated.
We often have programs on ancient Maya but they are all inconsistent in terms of wisdom because they say they ''probe into ancient Maya wisdom'' but all they do is to show pictures of present Maya's mode of life and explain Mayan calenders they use. They may give you a taste of ancient Maya with the pictures of Maya ruins but they do not probe into ancient Mayan wisdom at all.
Have you ever thought what wisdom is?
If you wander about in three dimensional interpretation of the words, that might mean you have never touched wisdom consciously.
What is wisdom?
Ayurveda, 5,000-year-old Indian wisdom
Chinese medicine, 3,000-year-old Chinese wisdom
Ancient Maya's wisdom
The commonality here is that they are all given by nature. It is not something evolved by the study of modern human science.
Ayurvedic text called Charaka Samhita dates back as far as 2nd or 3rd BC. In Chinese medicine, Yellow Emperor's Inner Canon, the oldest work of Chinese medical theory, was compiled around the first century BC during Early Hang BC206-AD8. And the Treatise on Cold Damage Disorders and Miscellaneous Illnesses known, the Bible of Chinese medicine, was compiled by Zhang Zhongjing during Later Hang (AD25-AD220).
These texts did not come into existence during these times. Nor do they belong to any specific authors. They were not products of logical thinking and they did not evolve out of modern science. There were people who had access to these pieces of information at certain times in the history and it has been passed down since then till today.
Time is of higher dimension.
Was Maya's time way ahead of most advanced modern science?!
What is time?
Do you not think that time is clock?
If so, if time is clock, time did not exist in Japan 300 years ago, or in ancient Maya 1,300 years ago when they did not have a mechanical clock?
Yes, it existed.
Time was not born when men invented a mechanical clock (around 14 -16 centuries).
Time is cycles of the universe, time is natural. But this is third dimensional time.
The essence of Maya's time proceeds further.
Is time of length, width and height?
The essence of time is not of length, width and height. It is not three dimensional, either.
It is four dimensional or higher.
Dr. Lisa Randall, a leading physicist, talks about five dimensional time and space.
Dr. Lisa Randall is a professor of physics at Harvard University. Her specialty is particle physics, string theory and cosmology. She is the first female professor to hold tenured positions at Princeton, MIT and Harvard. Her mathematical formula is currently said to be the most quoted among the physicists of the world. One of her books is titled ''Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions'' published in 2007.
''We could be living in a three-dimensional pocket of space, even though the rest of the universe behaves as if it is higher-dimensional.''---Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions, Lisa Randall
''When Einstein developed relativity, he recognized that a fourth dimension--time--is inseparable from the three dimensions of space.'' ---Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions, Lisa Randall
In this age of science, you who regard highly of science, despite the fact that in physics, time, that is not space, is illustrated as the fourth axis in a 4-dimensional coordinate system, yet believe that time is clock; and if you don't know that leading science talks about 5-dimensional time and space and don't even try to understand it, yet confine time in 2-dimensional clock and believe you know what time is, is it really a scientific attitude?
Tzolkin, the sacred calender
It is said that in the times of classical Maya 17-19 kinds of calenders were in use. Scientists say they timed the revolution period of the earth down to 4 decimal places. They did not have a telescope yet they timed the revolution period of Venus and its synodic period.
And among these Maya calenders, there is tzolkin, the sacred calendar.
Tzolkin was said to preside over spirit and used by Mayan priests.
It is supposed to be the most important calender of all and it has the cycle of 260 days, the combination of 13-day cycle and 20-day cycle.
This is an index of four-dimensional time or higher. Tzolkin is to be used to resonate with five dimensional time and space, which leading science has caught up at last, so that we can live in that parallel world.
The first message of Maya's wisdom, the wisdom of time, is to change our calenders to those that reflect the cycles of the universe and recover natural time. The Maya is urging us to recover natural time as the cycles of the universe and solve environmental problems by using it.
Moreover, time is four dimensional or higher. The wisdom of time is wisdom of higher dimensions. It is meant for us to gain access to five dimensional time and space that ''can exist but be invisible and intangible'' as Dr. Randall explains. Tzolkin is the Mayan calender in the genuine sense of time. It was Jose Arguelles who called tzolkin ''an index to four dimensional time or higher''. And by using tzolkin we can gain access to higher dimensional time, the essence.
We need to guide those who think time is clock. We need to teach them time is of higher dimensions and help them gain access to higher time and space through time, thus showing them the way to evolution.
This is Maya's time.
This is why it is wisdom.
2012 is the time for your evolution.
When is the beginning of history? Is it 3113 B.C. or 3114 B.C. or is it around 3110 B.C.? Can we really specify the time when urban civilization started? Can we really specify the end date of 5125-year history? This three dimensional way of thinking connected Mayan calenders to the destruction of the earth.
Furthermore, if you understand that Maya's time is of higher dimensions you will see a bit clearer that it is not easy to assign a specific three dimensional date to the 2012 prophecy .
Maya's Long Count is one way of counting higher dimensional time. 1 baktun equals 144,000 days. It is a calender of 360 days x 400 years and not of 365 days. Is this due to their inaccuracy? You already know they timed the revolution period of the earth down to 4 decimal places.
Tzolkin deals with higher dimensional time. 13 baktuns equals 1,872,000 days = 144,000 days x 13. It is 5,200 years because 1 year is 360 days. It is of parallel world and counted by a higher dimensional method, not yet clarified by modern science. Applying the Gregorian calender method of counting, we get 5125 years, which you are familiar with.
When is the last day of 13 baktun 184.108.40.206.?
Various studies existed and some said 2011 and others, 2012, etc.
There was GMT Correlation by Goodman, Martinez and Thompson, there was Spinden Correlation; and many other discussions saying December 21, 2012 or 2012 or 2013, etc. Calleman came up with October 28, 2011. Frank Waters, December 24, 2011. Terence McKenna advocated Time Wave Novelty Theory and concluded it was 2012 with its last cycle being 67 years, the atomic bombing of Hiroshima being 1945 and Maya's synchronization 2012. Jose Arguelles puts December 21, 2012 as the last day of Maya's long count, but he also emphasizes July 25, 2013, a Day Out of Time, as the galactic synchronization point.
What is important is to recognize tzolkin, Maya's sacred calender, is a measure of higher dimensional time. If one is discussing the subject without even knowing it or making a fuss over it hearing only the result, one should realize that he does not know Maya's wisdom. It is nonsense to discuss prophecy in the mindset of three dimensional time.
In other words, higher dimensional time concerns consciousness. Together with the urge from higher dimensions, our effort to turn our consciousness to that date will create a point of contact between the three and the higher dimensions.
The date for the final game of Women's World Cup was decided to be on July 17, 2011 by the parties concerned. All teams in the world practice, pick members, have games, etc., and this makes the final game come into existence. Nadeshiko Japan won the cup. This phenomenon would not have taken place unless all the players in the world and all parties concerned brought their consciousness together. The decision was made by the parties concerned in three dimensional time. Maya's prophecy is of higher dimensional cyclic time. But phenomena in three dimensional time are produced by humans.
If the evolution of consciousness depends on your consciousness, you should set your goal. If December 21, 2012 has come to stay among many studies as the date, you should propel your evolution toward December 21, 2012. Human evolution will not proceed unless you have a landmark, a goal.
That is why I say, ''2012 is the time for your revolution.''
Awareness of 2012 of Maya's prophecy
''The purpose for publishing this book is 2012, the Maya,
Maya's wisdom of time have not come through in Japan.
Maya's wisdom need to be made known.''
Preface ''The Common Sense of Mayan Wisdom, Hirohide Yanase
''Many people mistakenly believe that 2012 will be the end of
the Mayan calendar, or even worse, the end of the world.
As this last chapter makes manifestly evident, according to
the cyclical perception, every ending is followed by a new beginning.''
Preface, Mayan Factor New Edition, Jose Arguelles
We, as Environmental Consciousness Communication Institute, would like to use the reports on Xultun this time as a trigger to newly communicate Maya's prophecy.
Because this is 2012 and since communication is creation, it sometimes distorts scientific truth. More importantly, human consciousness is influenced greatly by communication.
Now you can see that the judging of Mayan wisdom by present commonsense has led to Doomsday, the destruction of the earth, .
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Thank you for reading my long message but what I have written is only a starting point of Mayan wisdom.
In order to understand Mayan calendar and acquire Maya's sense of time, I recommend to use Cosmic Diary.
Lastly, I'd like to introduce Maya's word of greeting ''In Lak'ech''.
It means ''I am another you.''
Have you ever listened to someone in the spirit of In Lak'ech?
Someone asked, ''Is it to sympathize?''
No, it is not.
Anyone can sympathize. It is a common doing to sympathize with what you can agree.
We only see what we want to see.
The purpose of life for the Maya was something far beyond our materialistic imagination. In fact, they not only had a new paradigm but also scientific knowledge to apply that paradigm.
In order to understand what you cannot sympathize and cause a fundamental shift in paradigm, it is necessary to resonate with its consciousness. It is important to attune to that dimension and resonate with it.
Now in the face of this great urge for our evolution, rather than adhering to commonsense that has bound us, it is time for us to attune our consciousness to what propels our evolution, to wisdom.
Universal love and in lak'ech!
KIN12 Yellow Crystal Human