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Stefanus
17th July 2009, 23:07
The Mayan calendar and it's predictions

Who are the Mayan's?

http://www.wendag.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=47&pictureid=151Around 900 B.C a group of people known as the Mayans begin to settle the territory around the Yucatan Peninsula. By 300 A.D. they Mayan culture had become quite advanced. The Mayans were not ruled by a central government. They shared the same language, traditions, and culture, but they were lead by small local governments.

The Mayans became excellent scientists in many different fields, including medicine, astronomy, and mathematics. They tracked the movement of the stars and planets across the sky, and were able to accurately predict celestial events such as eclipses.

They also developed an accurate calendar of 360 days, which they used to plan their harvests, and religious ceremonies.



THE TREES WHO TALKED

We speak to you now
As ones, who like you,
Are much younger than
The Mountains

Sustained by the same Water
And the same Sun
And both blessed to be
In this place of wonder,
We have been asked to tell you
To share and celebrate
This Garden with your kind

The Bear brings you power,
The Deer, protection
We, the Trees, standing silently
In witness, give you trust

The Water comes and goes
The Animals are busy
On their own paths
The Mountains, well,
They have other things to do,
Communing with the very forces
That created the face
Of this Earth

We speak to you now as ones
Whose lives come and go,
Much like yours.

You, however, are affecting
How this Garden grows
And that is why we seek
Your attention


http://www.wendag.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=47&pictureid=153 I've learned to hone in on the truth behind people and their feelings. It is totally awesome to know that the thoughts of others are a part of the thoughts of all humanity. Their thoughts are beautiful to me. What some people think of negativity, I see as personal growth. The old saying, "we get through life the only way we know how", is so true of all of us. As we seek to find the meaning of happiness, society has trained us to believe that more is better...when in all actuality, it's the opposite. The less we have, the truer our path becomes, and we find ourselves considerably healthier and happier because we are able to concentrate on others instead of ourselves. Helping others, being kind to others, is a wonderful priviledge and fulfills our need to find our personal happiness. By doing so, we find true meaning of why we are here on this planet.

So many people are witnessing the rebirth of societal structuring. We are opening our minds to realize that no longer is the fulfillment in wealth and material objects a desired path. I believe the flow of energy coming from the atmospheric pressure of time and space is playing a tremendous role in opening up our minds awareness that something big is happening and we just can't put our fingers on it. Time is speading up. Human beings are becoming aware of the powerful negative energy surrounding the earth and we are ready to fight against it. God is moving...God is powerful...and God is going to make things right. It's just not going to happen the way we thought it would happen.

As time continues to speed up, these unseen vibrations will establish a sense of hurried-ness. Because we don't understand what the hurry is, more and more individuals are considering the meaning behind the Mayan philosophies and predictions - finding a little bit of truth in the predictions concerning the Mayan Calendar - and we are showing a bit of interest in the fascination of it all...only to see for ourselves what all the excitement is about. Through our inquisitive nature, we find ourselves 'caught up' in thinking that maybe there is something to all the hype. I can 'see' it in the soul of individuals I speak with. Even the soul of the 'naysayers' who think the Mayan Calendar is a hoax created by a bunch of finatics wanting some attention. There will always be those who feel the world is just fine and find self-importance in belittling the thoughts of others - to build up their ego. I can spot them a mile away! But that does not necessarity mean they are 'wrong'...it just means they are comfortable in their world and don't feel society should go into a panic over whether or not our world is going to end. There's a place for them in our life. They help us 'keep our heads about things' and to really think about what we believe. They help us dig deeper into our own reality and calm our frazzled nerves. And, as Martha Stewart would say, "That's a good thing".

THE WINTER SOLSTICE - 21st December 2012

http://www.wendag.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=47&pictureid=155"Most of us are not archaeologists or astronomers, anthropologists or astrologers. Yet the majority of what is written about one of the most exciting and relevant subjects of our day - the approaching Winter Solstice 2012 end-date of the Mayan Calendar - appears in words aimed at specialists and couched in language that can be hard to read. This article is written for the Everyday Earthling who may be hearing a lot about the Mayans, their calendars, hieroglyphs and mysterious temples scattered throughout the jungles of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras.

Let us begin with some questions. Why is there so much talk about the "end of the Mayan calendar" and what does it mean? Is there something significant we should know about the Winter Solstice date of December 21, 2012? How were the Mayans able to track long periods of time and why would they want to? Why should we care about the Mayans today? Is there anything we can learn from them? I'll begin by sharing how my own interest in the subject developed and go on from there.

I first learned about the Mayans in 1987 from Jose Arguelles' book The Mayan Factor. It was during the months leading up to the event known as Harmonic Convergence that Arguelles, artist and visionary, introduced me to the 20 Mayan daysigns and the thirteen Mayan numbers - and to the wonderfully engaging and mysterious 260 day Mayan ceremonial calendar, called the Tzolkin (pronounced chol-kin). My pursuit of knowledge about pre-Columbian culture had begun.

A great deal of scientific and visionary research work has been done about the Mayans, so I started reading. I learned that the Mayans tracked cycles within cycles within cycles of time. Their calendar acted as a harmonic calibrator, linking and coordinating the earthly, lunar, solar and galactic seasons in an aesthetically simple and elegant manner. The provocative simplicity of the daysigns and the sheer harmony of the calendar drew me in. Then a landmark article by John Major Jenkins appeared in Mountain Astrologer magazine in 1994, revealing for the first time in our era the true meaning of the end-date.

Is there something significant we should know about the Winter Solstice date of December 21, 2012? Yes. On this day a rare astronomical and Mayan mythical event occurs. In astronomic terms, the Sun conjuncts the intersection of the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic. The Milky Way, as most of us know, extends in a general north-south direction in the night sky. The plane of the ecliptic is the track the Sun, Moon, planets and stars appear to travel in the sky, from east to west. It intersects the Milky Way at a 60 degree angle near the constellation Sagittarius.

The cosmic cross formed by the intersecting Milky Way and plane of the ecliptic was called the Sacred Tree by the Maya. The trunk of the tree, the Axis Mundi, is the Milky Way, and the main branch intersecting the tree is the plane of the ecliptic. Mythically, at sunrise on December 21, 2012, the Sun - our Father - rises to conjoin the center of the Sacred Tree, the World Tree, the Tree of Life..

This rare astronomical event, foretold in the Mayan creation story of the Hero Twins, and calculated empircally by them, will happen for many of us in our lifetime. The Sun has not conjoined the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic since some 25,800 years ago, long before the Mayans arrived on the scene and long before their predecessors the Olmecs arrived. What does this mean?

Due to a phenomenon called the precession of the equinoxes, caused by the Earth's wobble that lasts almost 26,000 years, the apparent location of the Winter Solstice sunrise has been ever so slowly moving toward the Galactic Center. Precession may be understood by watching a spinning top. Over many revolutions the top will rise and dip on its axis, not unlike how the Earth does over an extremely long period of time. One complete rise and dip constitutes the cycle of precession.

The Mayans noticed the relative slippage of the positions of stars in the night sky over long periods of observation, indicative of precession, and foretold this great coming attraction. By using an invention called the Long Count, the Mayans fast-forwarded to anchor December 21, 2012 as the end of their Great Cycle and then counted backwards to decide where the calendar would begin. Thus the Great Cycle we are currently in began on August 11, 3114 B.C. But there's more.

The Great Cycle, lasting 1,872,000 days and equivalent to 5,125.36 years, is but one fifth of the Great Great Cycle, known scientifically as the Great Year or the Platonic Year - the length of the precession of the equinoxes. To use a metaphor from the modern industrial world, on Winter Solstice A.D. 2012 it is as if the Giant Odometer of Humanity on Earth hits 100,000 miles and all the cycles big and small turn over to begin anew. The present world age will end and a new world age will begin.

Over a year's time the Sun transits through the twelve houses of the zodiac. Many of us know this by what "Sun sign" is associated with our birthday. Upping the scale to the Platonic Year - the 26,000 year long cycle - we are shifting, astrologically, from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius. The Mayan calendar does not really "end" in 2012, but rather, all the cycles turn over and start again, vibrating to a new era. It is as if humanity and the Earth will graduate in the eyes of the Father Sun and Grandmother Milky Way.

Why should we care about the Mayans today? Is there anything we can learn from them? The trees give us oxygen to breathe and help create the nourishing rains upon which we depend, sustaining life. We are missing these rains in places where the trees have been cut down or burned. Fires begin that nature can no longer extinguish. For the Mayans, trees were intermediaries between the physical and spiritual worlds, and absolutely essential to life. They believed that without the tree man could not survive and that "with the death of the last tree comes the death of the human race."

The ancient carved stones and the stars themselves tell us we are on the brink of a new world age. There is no reason not to take a leap of faith into imagining what may be in store. We may trust that it is time for humanity to awaken into a true partnership with each other, with the Earth, and the Cosmos. By accepting this partnership we may claim our birthright and become Galactic Citizens who care for and sustain the planet, thus sustaining ourselves. This is clearly the challenge of our times. Yet, arriving just in time and on schedule is the Winter Solstice dawn on the day we may remember that we are truly Children of the World."

Stefanus
17th July 2009, 23:13
It is interesting to note that New Age Spiritualists believe that their will be a dramatic ascension of human spirituality at this time, paving the way for the new Messiah in 2012.


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The cosmic cross formed by the intersecting Milky Way and plane of the ecliptic was called the Sacred Tree by the Maya. The trunk of the tree, the Axis Mundi, is the Milky Way, and the main branch intersecting the tree is the plane of the ecliptic. Mythically, at sunrise on December 21, 2012, the Sun - our Father - rises to conjoin the center of the Sacred Tree, the World Tree, the Tree of Life.