In this time of constant change two great currents are forming a constancy. One is a destructive current. And if you look at a more subtle level you'll discern the other one as creation.
Anyone must be realising by now that we are ahead of immense global changes. But let's remain clear here: this is not another negative and apocalyptic vision; and global change doesn't mean that there will be total destruction. Moreover, the beginning of the next millennium will also be an intense preparation of a new society based on value and renewed harmony of man with it's planet earth. Some do call it a new age, but beyond therapy, alternative approaches, sects and cults, and inner transformation, we are speaking hear about HISTORY. History which repeats itself. And thus is our Future.
The understanding of cyclic time and cyclic history is a key factor for dealing with the upcoming years.
Everything we do seems to be determined by time. Isn't that so?
Our conception of time has a tremendous influence on how we live and organize ourselves. And that conception is immediately related to our understanding of Time, with a big T, or called it evolution, or history.
Are you a creationist or a evolutionist?
The purpose here is not to go into depth of these approaches. It is simply to propose you a third, completely integrated and revolutionary approach of cyclic time.
The Mayas, and even better, their ancestors, the pre-mayas, were completely aware of the cyclic pattern of time. It became the basis of their whole cultural heritage and wisdom.
The point is this: even if there were remainings and proofs, we would still have a lot of difficulty to understand. Because the very essence of Time-understanding implies a transformation of consciousness. A shift of consciousness based on new and other values based on cyclic vision. And the beauty of cyclic Time is that she repeats: by looking what is happening today, we can understand what will happen tomorrow. And at the same time we then will have understood the past.
So soon we might be able to witness:
Cover from 'The eternal world drama', by Jagdish Chander
Symbolical representation of the great calendar wheel.
Many of these insights were known by pre-mayan civilisations. They delivered their knowledge and passed it on to their descendents which created the famous calendar systems. They were made possible by the application of the figure zero, not by accident another symbol for a cycle.
Their mathematics were vigesimal, based on 20's, which is a cosmic principle and matches solar energy cycles. They calculated in Kin (day), Tun (360 days = 18x20), Katun (7.200 days = 20xTun) and Baktun (144.000 days = 20xKatun) and thus indicated the number of days passed from point zero which they had found to be in august BC 3113 (there are slight differences in interpretations concerning this date).
The opening of the tomb of Pacal Votan in Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico, revealed that the Mayas were still aware of the Thirteen-Baktun Long Count, the 5125 years duration of a most important Time cycle (in Gregorian time: BC 3113-AD 2012).
You will find one of the more in depth explorations on Mayan Time at http://www.Tzolkin.com.
Two leaders in this field working intensively on the understanding and spreading of the harmonising Mayan time approach are José and Lloydine Argüelles. They have directly been inspired by the prophecy cycle of Pacal Votan and Quetzalcoatl which defines the year 2012 as the conclusion of a schedule of historic and evolutionary cycles.
An extract out of their approach:
If you're interested to know more about their very revealing work:
Another very revealing source worth looking at comes from researcher J.M.Jenkins, who just published his book with recent findings about the 2112 alignment between the sun, the pleiades and the milky way galactic center. 'Maya Cosmogenesis 2012' describes with an overwhelming sense for detail how the december solstice constellation in 2012 is the trigger-off point for the start of a new cycle of 5125 years.
The book is edited in America by Bear & Company. You can mail him for further details.
Last but not least: for a realistic approach of Time-limitations and practical information about the shift of poles: the prove is here.