Saturday, December 22, 2012

December 22, 2012…..and we’re all still here.




Well the 13 b'ak'tun, or 5,125 year cycle of the Mayan Calendar has run it’s course. What now? Writings from the Jaguar Priests suggest that we can expect a visit from the Supreme Being (teacher), the Feathered Serpent, K’uk’ulkan, (Quetzacoatl). However, the more modern belief seems to be that rather than a return or reincarnation, that the people themselves will rise in character to take on the attributes of the supreme being. That, in essence, we will undergo a spiritual evolution resulting in a higher plain of consciousness. Wouldn’t that be nice?



Hunab K’u


The later Mayans believed that the Milky Way Galaxy was the generator of life and that "Hunab K'u," was the true creator and “One Giver of Movement and Measure; the Absolute Being”. Hunab K'u gave the Maya the seven power centers of the human body through which they channeled  the energy of the cosmos.


Kundalini Awakening


Interestingly enough, there is a distinct parallel between the Mayan’s 7 centers of power and Hinduism’s kundalini ("k'ulthanlilni" in Mayan), and the seven chakras, the body’s centers of energy. According to Hindu teaching the serpent-like kundalini, an unconscious or instinctive force, lies coiled in the triangular sacrum bone at the base of the spine and can be “awakened” by yoga and meditation sending energy through the 7 chakras. The Mayan k'ulthanlilni begins in the Earth, moving to the spine and then sends energy to the 7 powers.

The Mayans were very attuned to nature and the cosmos utilizing meditation, yoga and ritual. In the Zuyua language, which actually incorporates birdsong, the word "y'ak" means "language" while the reverse, "k'ay", means "song" and the word for flower, "l'ol" literally means vibration and consciousness.

So many people around the world assumed that because the Mayan’s “Long Count Calendar” has ended that the world must end. The Mayans, it seems, had other ideas. Astronomy professor Maud Worcester Makemson, said in her  1951 translation of the Chilam Balam of Tizimin, that “The completion of a great cycle of thirteen b'ak'tuns (12/21/2012) would indeed be an occasion of the highest expectation.” This does not sound like the end of the world to me. The Mayans aspired to a more cerebral and spiritual existence and this was their expectation at the end of 13 b'ak'tuns, not Armageddon.


  1. Hunab K'u seems to be serving up a rather nice cake thee for our spiritual awakening and fattening up party.

    1. LOL, and why not. We should rejoice about being alive, instead of being disappointed that the world didn't end. Let them eat cake!

  2. We can only HOPE for a spiritual awakening. Your writing about birdsong reminds me of something that happened when Matilda was just over one years old. Her parents had taught her sign language so she could tell her parents when she wanted something. I was visiting and we were outside. Some birds were singing and I pointed them out to Matilda. She signed "birdsong" and I was stunned.......will never forget it!

  3. Wow, that's incredible. Can she still do it?