More on the Maya Calender

December 19, 2012

A thousand years older and more accurate than our Gregorian calendar, the Mayan calendar factored in elements of the Earth’s rotation that the Gregorian needed to make adjustments for. The adjustments, or inaccuracies were called ‘leap-years’. Authorities were still fiddling with the Gregorian calendar just 500 years ago.

This is a fascinating topic the Maya really had a handle on. Actually Western theories–not Mayan are the more apocalyptic ones. Mayan’s believe this date represents the closing of a 26,000 year cycle and the beginning of a new one. It’s no accident that this date is timed perfectly with Earths procession: But it is believed that this is Earths 5th and final cycle which might be where the west draws their cataclysmic beliefs from.

The Mayans, Sumerians, Tibetans, Egyptians, Cherokees, and the Hopi all refer to this 26,000 year cycle in their mystical belief systems and each have developed calendars based on this great cycle.

This cycle is known both as “the triumph of materialism” and “the transformation of matter.”

The Mayans predicted this final cycle would be a time of great forgetting in which we drift very far from our sense of Oneness with Nature and experience a kind of collective amnesia. Like a memory virus in which we begin to believe the limited reality of appearances and grow dense to the spiritual essence which fuels this world, so humanity’s sense of ego and domination has grown.

I personally feel we are at the height of this now, and that events to come might return us to more sustainable ways. In any case, this date serves as a marker in time to reflect on what we might do in our own lives to make positive change.