The Maya

MayaJourney en Español

Chicanná, Península de Yucatán, México ©María O. Baum
Chicanná, Península de Yucatán, México ©María O. Baum

National Geographic: There are over six million Maya living in Guatemala, México, Honduras, El Salvador and Belize. Either through conflict or by introduced diseases, many Maya were exterminated by the Spanish invasion in the 16th century,  the survivors were stripped of their wealth and power and prevented from practicing their religion. Its ancient codices (books) were burned, and Maya writing was forbidden. Large amounts of information about their gods, rites, cosmology and history were lost forever.

Maya Glyphs – I hope that with the new discovery of Maya glyphs in Xultún, Guatemala, the big business of the “end of the world” will disappear. Here is the link with beautiful images of the excellent work of National Geographic.

Maya Civilization

For 1200 years the Maya civilization dominated Meso-América, while Europe was still in the dark ages. Approximately 12 centuries ago the civilization collapsed.

  • The Long Calendar system is one of the most noteworthy intellectual achievements.
  • They applied highly elaborated mathematical calculations recording the major historical events, events in the future and past.
  • Sometimes their calculations dated back to remote eras, thousands of years in the past.
  • Movements of the Moon, Mars, Venus and other stars were calculated with exactitude. 
  • Formulated equations that could predict when solar and lunar eclipses would take place.

Dresden Codex

Chicanná, Campeche – México ©María O. Baum
Chicanná, Campeche – México ©María O. Baum

Some of the Accomplishments of the Maya:

  • The difference with the Maya Calendar and ours is only of one tenth of a second.
  • Invention of the concept of zero. Our decimal system is multiplied by ten. The Maya mathematical system was vigesimal (multiplied by twenty), giving them the possibility to work with extremely large numbers. They also counted the days by fives, thirteen’s and twenties. The number thirteen was very important.
  • Charted the planets thousands of years ago, and tracked the Orion Constellation. Now we know that in the Orion Constellation is where the stars are born.
  • Precise record of prediction of eclipses: accurate within 7 minutes over 32 years.
  • Created Tables tracking the Cycles of “Chak Ek” (Venus) with an error of two hours over four hundred years.Venus was used to time warfare.
  • The Venus Tablets record the day 4 A’hau 8 Cumku as the Maya Creation Date. This system is known as the Long Count Calendar and it starts counting from the Maya Creation Date that corresponds to August 13, 3114 BC in the Gregorian calendar.
  • The end of the 13th. Baktún is either on December 21 or Dec. 22, 2012, when a New Sun or New Cycle will start.
  • The Maya also had Divinatory Almanacs with favorable and unfavorable days, regarding work, farming, warfare, birth, marriage, etc. The Calendar is formed with 3 interlocking cycles of 365 days. One of the circles has names, and the other has numbers lining up. Every 52 years the 3 cycles meet again and then, the cycle starts again.

Dresden Codex

Edzná, Campeche – México ©María O. Baum
Edzná, Campeche – México ©María O. Baum

Interview with an Elder – Abuelo Maya

    “To open the doors we need a key and this is what our rituals represent; the key to open the communication with our brothers from the sky. We need a ritual or invocation to open the dimensional portal and start our journey. Not everyone is capable to journey. Only a Chamán, Ah-men or someone who is well-prepared.” Maya Elder

    “So, if you are going to travel you need to open the door by making a ritual, I understand. But, if the visitor comes through a portal, does he/she need a key? Or the visitor is always welcome and can come as he/she pleases?”  María O. Baum

    “No Seňo, only in Wayeb when the portals are open they can come.” Maya Elder

    “How do I know when is Wayeb?”  María O. Baum

    You have to understand our Calendar.” He answered

    “I am interested to know about December 2012, many people talk about it. Many people are making money with it in other countries. I do not see that in here. Is there going to be a big change?”  María O. Baum

    “The portals will open. We are having problems with our government. The sacred sites of our antepasados (forefathers) are not open for the Maya people. They are open for the foreigners tourists and we need to go in, like before and do our rituals. We are not allowed. We need to go at different hours. We used to do our cleansing rituals, our energy rituals, (nuestras curanderas) our healers; that is all gone. They closed the doors as if we didn’t belong. We need to be there, inside. Not at the time they want us to be there, but when we need to be there. You understand?” Maya Elder

    “Yes, there is going to be a big change and we all have to work so that is swift and for the better. We all have to make our vibration up (increase our vibration.) We all have to unite. I do tell you Seňo, not even in your dreams you will imagine what is coming. Some people are still sleeping.” Maya Elder

INAH - Bonampak, Chiapas - México
INAH – Bonampak, Chiapas – México

Seven Maya Prophecies 

   “Written in stone seven prophecies were found. Based on the observations of the wise abuelos, the Maya predicted that from the year 3113 BC, when their civilization started, and, until December 21,2012, Father Sun will receive a strong beam synchronized from the galactic center that will changed its polarity, producing a radiant giant flare. This energy that is received from the center of the galaxy will increase and accelerate the vibration in the universe to lead to greater perfection in man, a strong shift to the harmonious integration with the whole universe, understanding and becoming aware that everything that surround us, everything that is alive and taking conscience that we are part of the whole universe and that we exist in a new era of light. This process has accelerated since the solar eclipse which occurred on August 11, 1999, when changes began to take shape that were necessary to renew the human social and ideological processes, where more people will find peace, learn to control their emotions and there will be more respect, be more tolerant and humanity will find unity. The third and fourth prophecy speaks of the climate changes that our planet has been suffering due to the strong charge of energy Mother Earth receives through intense live activity of Father Sun, making men more aware of their behavior with nature and the world it inhabits. The fifth Maya prophecy says that all systems based on fear, on which our civilization is based, will be transformed simultaneously with the planet and man, to make way for a new reality based in harmony. So in summary we can say that’s not the end of the world, but an opportunity to change and break our limitations by thinking and raising our vital energy and vibration; is a time for all mankind to make a conscious decision to change, eliminate fear and lack of respect for all our relationships.” Espacio Misión

The meaning of “Maya”

For the Maya, each letter has a weight, a number, a meaning. Each name has a vibration that gives color, sound and meaning. If you add or subtract a letter, it changes the vibration. The name is very important for the Maya. They believe it will affect the way the person is, that is why they believe their name should not be changed. They are Maya, not Mayan.

  • In Sanskrit, the word maya means illusion, dream: ma “no” and as “it.
  • Queen Maya of Sakya was the mother of Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama).
  • The Tibetan SgyuMa Maya translates as magic, bubbles, rainbow, mirage and dream.
  • Maia is the largest of the Pleiades in Greek and Roman mythology.
  • Maya in Persian means generous.
  • Maya is the name of a group of Australians.
  • Maya in Hebrew, is the short form of “Ma’ayan” or spring.

How did the Maya selected their name?

Maya Chronicles – Edited by Daniel G. Brinton AMS Press, New York. Taken from the 1882 edition, Philadelphia – Library of Congress: “Maya was the name of the indigenous Patriot Yucatan. It was the proper name of the northern part of the peninsula. It was the name used in a single province at the time of the Conquest, and was probably given as a generic term for this period, about a century ago, when the entire region was united under one government. The natives of all this region called themselves Maya uinic, Maya people, or Mayaa ah, the Maya, their language was Maya, Maya’s speech, a native woman was called cħuplal Maya and their ancient capital was Maya Pan, Maya flag, because in ancient times established a standard of the nation, a flag elaborately crafted of bright feathers, which, in peace and in war, marked the meeting point of the Confederacy. “

Curanderos - Ek'Balam - @ M.O.Baum
Curanderos – Ek’Balam – @ M.O.Baum

With great disappointment that we learn that in Ek’ Balam, in the Yucatan, the healers and the healing hut were destroyed. The Government of Mexico has built fences to keep them out. The locals can not go unless they enter in the premises at the hours that the park is opened and paying the fee. They are not allowed to do their healing inside the premises.

Wixáritari Huichol México – Library of Congress
Wixáritari Huichol, México – Library of Congress

Please read and do something about the Wixaritari and their fight against the Mexican government and a mining Canadian company that are destroying the sacred sites of the Toltecs in the desert.

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Facts and Fiction

Tulúm - The Maya City of Dawn - México - © María O. Baum
Tulúm – The Maya City of Dawn – México – © María O. Baum
Itzamna’aj
Itzamna’aj “the Descending God,” Mérida Museum, Yucatán – México ©María O. Baum

Lak’ech Ala K’in  “I am you, and you are me.” Maya Greeting

CYCLES:

Remember when the new millennium was going to start and there was fear that the calendar in our computers was going to end and we were going to have our world, as we know, paralyzed? It is the same concept: the Maya calendar ends with the Fifth Era or Fifth Sun, and the new Era or New Sun starts.
The Maya believed that when a cycle ends a new one begins. 2012 is the end of this cycle; the ‘God that can fly’ will visit again, the same God that taught them about Astronomy, Maize, Math, Medicine and Architecture. The Maya Prophecy points to December 21, 2012 as the “end of the cycle of fear, and a new and better beginning,” others, are trying to promote the idea of an Armageddon which means “mountain of sorrows.” However the Maya never said that the world would end, they said that a new cycle (with their new calendar) would start. There will be a change but it will take time; it is not immediate.

  • The Aztec calendar ends in 2027 and starts again.

The Maya, Aztec, the Native Oraibi or “peaceful people,” renamed by the Catholics as Hopi Indians, Hindus, Terence K McKenna,  Edgar Cayce, Michel de Nostradamus, Sergio González de la Garza, and many more refer to a “change of life starting in 2012.”

Museo de Mérida, Yucatán - México ©María O. Baum
Museo de Mérida, Yucatán – México ©María O. Baum

We are no longer in the World of the Fourth Sun, but we are not yet in the Fifth Era or Fifth Sun. We are in between, in the transition, in the chaos of change and transformation. We are living in the time of vibration and movement. This is the time of earthquakes, changes and adjustments; a time of transformation.

“We are now on the era of “adjustments, extremes, movement and vibration.” Maya Elder – Notes M.O.Baum

Códice de Dresden
Códice de Dresden

Códice de Dresden, now in Dresden, Germany, contains an illustration of Xibalbá, the sacred underworld of the Maya with the representation of the flood, warnings of disasters, end of a cycle and planets aligned but, what is amazing, is that it has a Lunar and Venus Table that are accurate. The Lunar calendar includes eclipses. The Codex can be downloaded: Codex Dresdensis – Mscr.Dresd.R.310

Beliefs, Mythology and Predictions and Facts

According to the Maya prophecy, on December 21, 2012, the Sun will receive a ray synchronized from the center of the galaxy and a new cycle will begin on Earth.

   “It will be the end of the world of materialism, fear and destruction in which we live, and the beginning of a new era of respect and harmony.” Maya Elder – Notes M.O.Baum

Lacandón Forest and Primates

Archeologist’s Offerings to the Maya Duendes

Facts

During the Solar Maxima, the sun’s magnetic poles will reverse.- NASA scientists who monitor the Sun say that our star’s awesome magnetic field is flipping — a sure sign that solar maximum is here. NASA

What will happen on December 21, 2012?

Nothing! Yet some ‘experts’ say that if we were to survive we would need to be far from the coastline, on a 6000 ft. elevation. Not only because of the tide waves, but, because of them, the destruction of the coastline would bring terrible pollution. The farmlands would be affected, the crops would die with the salt water, and the land would be polluted. I don’t believe this. We still have our incredible Earth’s magnetic field to protect us; if we take care of it.

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

300 miles from the Norwegian Coastline there is a vault. The Doomsday Sea Vault, a bunker immune to destruction that contains the best seeds available in the world. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault has 2 billion seeds. The seed vault is the modern Noah’s Arc with frozen seeds ready to be brought back to life if there is life anywhere in the planet.

Uxmal, Yucatán, México ©María O. Baum
Uxmal, Yucatán, México ©María O. Baum

Earth’s Inconstant Magnetic Field Protects our World From Outer Space ARTH’S 

   Sometimes, the earth’s magnetic field completely flips; the north and the south poles swap places.

Such reversals, recorded in the magnetism of ancient rocks are unpredictable. They come at irregular intervals averaging about 300,000 years; the last one was 780,000 years ago. Are we overdue for another? No one knows. NASA

The Earth’s magnetic field is influenced by the interplanetary magnetic field and charged particles in space that are mainly produced by the Sun. During active solar conditions (solar storms) more charged particles are released into space, affecting the normal conditions of the Earth’s natural electromagnetic environment. This, in turn, affects normal operation of space and ground technologies, such as communication and navigation satellites, power grids and pipelines.

Is there a misinterpretation of the Maya Calendar or our calendar is not accurate?

   I prefer the view of the Maya; a new cycle, a new beginning, a new hope that will come from the sky to teach us how to live in peace, love Mother Earth and respect all living creatures; or, the Hopi Indians, with their cobwebs so that we can walk and visit our ancestors without having to die. I am not sure I like the Hindu thought of age of darkness before the light; although there is hope, I don’t like the darkness part. I like the idea of the Maya, Egyptians, Incas and Aztecs that believed in something greater that will bring us knowledge, peace, compassion and humanity that we have lost.

This is not the end, it is the beginning…” Maya Elder – Notes M. O. Baum

Every day new discoveries are bringing to light the knowledge of this great civilization and reshaping our history books.

Wall with Maya Seignior Glyphs

02/14/2010 TONINÁ, Chiapas, Mexico –  A wall with a rich glyph text that includes the complete name of the ruler that founded one of the most important Maya military seigniories was discovered in TONINÁ Archaeological Zone, in Chiapas. Epigraphists point out that the finding will bring in new information regarding Maya grammar, since it shows linguistic features yet to be deciphered. The discovery adds up to the sarcophagus recently uncovered by specialists of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). The wall dated in 708 AD was detected at El Palacio; a stucco portrait of K’inich B’aaknal Chaahk, the most powerful seignior of the ancient Maya city, was found as well. Dr. Juan Yadeun Angulo, coordinator of TONINÁ Conservation and Research Project, declared that K’inich B’aaknal Chaahk forged “one of the greatest military seigniories of Maya history before Mexica people arrived to the region.” Art Daily.org

Maya Symbols and Mythology

Mythology, Knowledge and Prophecies

  • The Maya Civilization is credited for creating the zero represented by a conch shell.
  • They were very advanced in medicine, odontology and, in the study of herbs, still used to this day. They used dental incrustations of jade, they made trepanations, etc..
  • The Maya studied the constellations, stars, celestial patterns, and time.
  • The ruling priest could predict eclipses, announce droughts, rains and coming events.
  • Time was very important to them.
  • The Aztec and the Maya calendars share aspects with calendars of other civilizations; Zapotec, Olmec and Mixteca.
  • Difference with their calendar and ours; 1/10th of a second.
  • The Maya created a system of Almanacs and Calendars. Each Calendar interlocks and synchronizes like the inside of a watch, with combination cycles that create more cycles.
  • Every cycle has a meaning.
  • Every human has a corresponding date in the Maya Calendar that the Maya Priest used when a child was born.

These are three of the main calendars: Tzolk’in or Master Calendar, Haab or Solar and the Long Count Calendar. All these Calendars are synchronized to Tzolk’in. Tzol “order” and K’in “day.”

Calendars were used for agriculture, religious ceremonies and as a way to determine the place everyone had in life.

  • Tzolk’in or Master Calendar is the oldest one. It is an energy tracking device that describes the energies of creation, projects cycles within cycles, in it, each day is unique, each person is unique, and each era is unique. This is the calendar that was used by the priests when a child was born. The calendar was used to decide the n’awal that the child would have. The spirit, the “job on earth that had to be accomplished”, their element and their positive and negative aspects. Depending on the date and time of the birth, it was decided the future aptitudes that the child would have to accomplish his/her place on Mother Earth. The priest also decided the work that was meant for that particular child, his/her character and, the most important things that the child had to overcome in their lifetime.
  • Ha’ab’ or Solar Calendar.
  • Long Calendar was divided in b’ak’túns, each bak’tún has 144,000 days. One cycle has 13 bak’túns, giving us 5,125 years per cycle.

Based in the “Long Count Calendar” and counting 13 bak’túns -great cycle- from the Maya Creation date of 13.0.0.0.0. or August 11, 3114 BC, the beginning of the new cycle or Job-Ajaw New Sun, would be on December 22, 2012. This is when the calendar would start again.

  • The New Sun or new cycle would start in the winter solstice, a very important date for many civilizations (pagan origin of Christmas and Yule). The problem is that our calendar is not accurate.
  • For the Maya, the year of 13.0.0.0.0 corresponds to one of our starting dates, but, which one? Many have pointed August 11, 3114 BC of our time as the corresponding date of the Maya Creation.

Maya Books – CÓDICES (CODEX)

Popol Vuh “Book of the Council”

The Popol Vuh, the sacred book of the Maya, contains the mythological version of the creation of the world intertwined with historical facts, creation stories, cosmology, and the adventures of Hunahpu’ and X’balanque, the hero twins.

CÓDICES del Chilam Balam de Chumayel, Kaua, Chan K’An, Tekax, Mani, y de IXil

“Codex of Chilam Balam”

These books were written and illustrated in Chumayel, a little town in the state of Yucatán, México. They contain information about astronomy, math, calendars, creation, astrology, herbal medicine and the relationship between mankind and all things; Cosmos and Mother Earth.

  • The Codex has a series of K’atún Prophecies
  • K’atún  Cycle is a unit of time, it has 7,200 days
  • One of the K’atún prophecies foretold the coming of bearded strangers from the East who would establish a new religion (Spanish Conquest). The prophecy also mentions the return of Kukulcán, the God Spirit of Wind, bringing us, once again, a new religion, this time “one without fear; a new beginning for the new cycle beginning on the year 2012.”
  • One of the prophecies say that; “we were ruled by fear and that fear will end with the new cycle:

      “they taught fear….There was no sin; no sickness; no aching bones; no high fever, no’ smallpox’; no headache. At that time the course of humanity was orderly. The foreigners (Spain) made it otherwise when they arrived…They taught fear….”  The Maya Books of Chilam Balam de Kaua

The Chilam Balam of Kaua was transcribed in the 18th and 19th centuries by the Spanish Priests. We can’t be sure if they translated exactly the Codex but with the new discovery in El Mirador, Guatemala, we can compare the translation. (See below El Mirador)

Interview with a Maya Elder – Notes M. O. Baum

  • “To open the doors we need a key and this is what our rituals represent; the key to open the communication with our brothers from the sky. We need a ritual or invocation to open the dimensional portal and start our journey. Not everyone is capable to journey. Only a Chamán, Ah-men or someone that is well-prepared.” Maya Elder
  • “So, if you are going to travel you need to open the door by making a ritual, I understand. But, if the visitor comes through a portal, does he/she need a key? Or the visitor is always welcome and can come as he/she pleases?” M.O.B.
  • “No Seňo, only in Wayeb when the portals are open they can come.” Maya Elder
  • “How do I know when is Wayeb?” M.O.B.
  • You have to understand our Calendar.” He answered
  • “I am interested to know about December 2012, many people talk about it. Many people are making money with it in other countries. I do not see that in here. Is there going to be a big change?” M.O.B.
  • “The portals will open. We are having problems with our government. The sacred sites of our antepasados (forefathers) are not open for the Maya people. They are open for the foreigners tourists and we need to go in, like before and do our rituals. We are not allowed. We need to go at different hours. We used to do our cleansing rituals, our energy rituals, (nuestras curanderas) our healers; that is all gone. They closed the doors as if we didn’t belong. We need to be there, inside. Not at the time they want us to be there, but when we need to be there. You understand?” Maya Elder
  • “Yes, there is going to be a big change and we all have to work so that is swift and for the better. We all have to make our vibration up (increase our vibration.) We all have to unite. I do tell you Seňo, not even in your dreams you will imagine what is coming. Some people are still sleeping.” Maya Elder

– With great disappointment we found out that in Ek’Balam, the healers and the healing hut is gone. The Mexican Government has built fences around the place. The locals can’t go in unless it is at a specific time, when they are allowed.

Please read how the Wixáritari Indians fight the Mexican Government and a Canadian Mining Company that is destroying their Sacred Desert Site in Toltec – “The Wise Men.”

“El Duende,” a Maya Legend: The Three Treasures: Let’s Explore!
Bilingual Book Series/Series de Libros Bilingües

Seven Maya Prophecies

  “Written in stone Seven Maya Prophecies were found. Based on the observations of the wise abuelos, the Maya predicted that from the year 3113 BC, when their civilization started, and, until December 21,2012, Father Sun will receive a strong beam synchronized from the galactic center that will changed its polarity, producing a radiant giant flare. This energy that is received from the center of the galaxy will increase and accelerate the vibration in the universe to lead to greater perfection in man, a strong shift to the harmonious integration with the whole universe, understanding and becoming aware that everything that surround us, everything that is alive and taking conscience that we are part of the whole universe and that we exist in a new era of light. This process has accelerated since the solar eclipse which occurred on August 11, 1999, when changes began to take shape that were necessary to renew the human social and ideological processes, where more people will find peace, learn to control their emotions and there will be more respect, be more tolerant and humanity will find unity. The third and fourth prophecy speaks of the climate changes that our planet has been suffering due to the strong charge of energy Mother Earth receives through intense live activity of Father Sun, making men more aware of their behavior with nature and the world it inhabits. The fifth Maya prophecy says that all systems based on fear, on which our civilization is based, will be transformed simultaneously with the planet and man, to make way for a new reality based in harmony. So in summary we can say that’s not the end of the world, but an opportunity to change and break our limitations by thinking and raising our vital energy and vibration; is a time for all mankind to make a conscious decision to change, eliminate fear and lack of respect for all our relationships.”     Espacio Misión

2012 Maya Round Table Session
INAH – Mexico’s Archaeology Institute, which downplays theories that the ancient Maya predicted some sort of apocalypse would occur in 2012, has admitted that there is a second reference to the date. One is in El Tortuguero, Macuspana, and the second one in Comalcalco, both in the State of Tabasco. 60 specialists in Maya culture will meet from November 27 to December 2 at the Seventh Palenque Round Table in the Mexican state of Chiapas, where a special session “to elucidate on the 2012 Maya prophecy. “

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKINMok6Lds&feature=colike

* All my notes withe the interviews with the Maya Elders will be published in a book format.

Maya Civilization

MayaJourney en Español

Chicanná, Península de Yucatán, México ©María O. Baum
Chicanná, Península de Yucatán, México ©María O. Baum

National Geographic: There are over six million Maya living in Guatemala, México, Honduras, El Salvador and Belize. Either through conflict or by introduced diseases, many Maya were exterminated by the Spanish invasion in the 16th century,  the survivors were stripped of their wealth and power and prevented from practicing their religion. Its ancient codices (books) were burned, and Maya writing was forbidden. Large amounts of information about their gods, rites, cosmology and history were lost forever.

Maya Glyphs – I hope that with the new discovery of Maya glyphs in Xultún, Guatemala, the big business of the “end of the world” will disappear. Here is the link with beautiful images of the excellent work of National Geographic.

Maya Civilization

For 1200 years the Maya civilization dominated Meso-América, while Europe was still in the dark ages. Approximately 12 centuries ago the civilization collapsed.

  • The Long Calendar system is one of the most noteworthy intellectual achievements.
  • They applied highly elaborated mathematical calculations recording the major historical events, events in the future and past.
  • Sometimes their calculations dated back to remote eras, thousands of years in the past.
  • Movements of the Moon, Mars, Venus and other stars were calculated with exactitude. 
  • Formulated equations that could predict when solar and lunar eclipses would take place.
Dresden Codex

Chicanná, Campeche – México ©María O. Baum
Chicanná, Campeche – México ©María O. Baum

Some of the Accomplishments of the Maya:

  • The difference with the Maya Calendar and ours is only of one tenth of a second.
  • Invention of the concept of zero. Our decimal system is multiplied by ten. The Maya mathematical system was vigesimal (multiplied by twenty), giving them the possibility to work with extremely large numbers. They also counted the days by fives, thirteen’s and twenties. The number thirteen was very important.
  • Charted the planets thousands of years ago, and tracked the Orion Constellation. Now we know that in the Orion Constellation is where the stars are born.
  • Precise record of prediction of eclipses: accurate within 7 minutes over 32 years.
  • Created Tables tracking the Cycles of “Chak Ek” (Venus) with an error of two hours over four hundred years.Venus was used to time warfare.
  • The Venus Tablets record the day 4 A’hau 8 Cumku as the Maya Creation Date. This system is known as the Long Count Calendar and it starts counting from the Maya Creation Date that corresponds to August 13, 3114 BC in the Gregorian calendar.
  • The end of the 13th. Baktún is either on December 21 or Dec. 22, 2012, when a New Sun or New Cycle will start.
  • The Maya also had Divinatory Almanacs with favorable and unfavorable days, regarding work, farming, warfare, birth, marriage, etc. The Calendar is formed with 3 interlocking cycles of 365 days. One of the circles has names, and the other has numbers lining up. Every 52 years the 3 cycles meet again and then, the cycle starts again.

Dresden Codex

Edzná, Campeche – México ©María O. Baum
Edzná, Campeche – México ©María O. Baum
Interview with an Elder – Abuelo Maya

    “To open the doors we need a key and this is what our rituals represent; the key to open the communication with our brothers from the sky. We need a ritual or invocation to open the dimensional portal and start our journey. Not everyone is capable to journey. Only a Chamán, Ah-men or someone who is well-prepared.” Maya Elder

    “So, if you are going to travel you need to open the door by making a ritual, I understand. But, if the visitor comes through a portal, does he/she need a key? Or the visitor is always welcome and can come as he/she pleases?”  María O. Baum

    “No Seňo, only in Wayeb when the portals are open they can come.” Maya Elder

    “How do I know when is Wayeb?”  María O. Baum

    You have to understand our Calendar.” He answered

    “I am interested to know about December 2012, many people talk about it. Many people are making money with it in other countries. I do not see that in here. Is there going to be a big change?”  María O. Baum

    “The portals will open. We are having problems with our government. The sacred sites of our antepasados (forefathers) are not open for the Maya people. They are open for the foreigners tourists and we need to go in, like before and do our rituals. We are not allowed. We need to go at different hours. We used to do our cleansing rituals, our energy rituals, (nuestras curanderas) our healers; that is all gone. They closed the doors as if we didn’t belong. We need to be there, inside. Not at the time they want us to be there, but when we need to be there. You understand?” Maya Elder

    “Yes, there is going to be a big change and we all have to work so that is swift and for the better. We all have to make our vibration up (increase our vibration.) We all have to unite. I do tell you Seňo, not even in your dreams you will imagine what is coming. Some people are still sleeping.” Maya Elder

INAH - Bonampak, Chiapas - México
INAH – Bonampak, Chiapas – México

Seven Maya Prophecies 

   “Written in stone seven prophecies were found. Based on the observations of the wise abuelos, the Maya predicted that from the year 3113 BC, when their civilization started, and, until December 21,2012, Father Sun will receive a strong beam synchronized from the galactic center that will changed its polarity, producing a radiant giant flare. This energy that is received from the center of the galaxy will increase and accelerate the vibration in the universe to lead to greater perfection in man, a strong shift to the harmonious integration with the whole universe, understanding and becoming aware that everything that surround us, everything that is alive and taking conscience that we are part of the whole universe and that we exist in a new era of light. This process has accelerated since the solar eclipse which occurred on August 11, 1999, when changes began to take shape that were necessary to renew the human social and ideological processes, where more people will find peace, learn to control their emotions and there will be more respect, be more tolerant and humanity will find unity. The third and fourth prophecy speaks of the climate changes that our planet has been suffering due to the strong charge of energy Mother Earth receives through intense live activity of Father Sun, making men more aware of their behavior with nature and the world it inhabits. The fifth Maya prophecy says that all systems based on fear, on which our civilization is based, will be transformed simultaneously with the planet and man, to make way for a new reality based in harmony. So in summary we can say that’s not the end of the world, but an opportunity to change and break our limitations by thinking and raising our vital energy and vibration; is a time for all mankind to make a conscious decision to change, eliminate fear and lack of respect for all our relationships.” Espacio Misión
The meaning of “Maya”

For the Maya, each letter has a weight, a number, a meaning. Each name has a vibration that gives color, sound and meaning. If you add or subtract a letter, it changes the vibration. The name is very important for the Maya. They believe it will affect the way the person is, that is why they believe their name should not be changed. They are Maya, not Mayan.

  • In Sanskrit, the word maya means illusion, dream: ma “no” and as “it.
  • Queen Maya of Sakya was the mother of Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama).
  • The Tibetan SgyuMa Maya translates as magic, bubbles, rainbow, mirage and dream.
  • Maia is the largest of the Pleiades in Greek and Roman mythology.
  • Maya in Persian means generous.
  • Maya is the name of a group of Australians.
  • Maya in Hebrew, is the short form of Ma’ayan” or spring.

How did the Maya selected their name?

Maya Chronicles Edited by Daniel G. Brinton AMS Press, New York. Taken from the 1882 edition, Philadelphia – Library of Congress: “Maya was the name of the indigenous Patriot Yucatan. It was the proper name of the northern part of the peninsula. It was the name used in a single province at the time of the Conquest, and was probably given as a generic term for this period, about a century ago, when the entire region was united under one government. The natives of all this region called themselves Maya uinic, Maya people, or Mayaa ah, the Maya, their language was Maya, Maya‘s speech, a native woman was called cħuplal Maya and their ancient capital was Maya Pan, Maya flag, because in ancient times established a standard of the nation, a flag elaborately crafted of bright feathers, which, in peace and in war, marked the meeting point of the Confederacy.

Curanderos - Ek'Balam - @ M.O.Baum
Curanderos – Ek’Balam – @ M.O.Baum

With great disappointment that we learn that in Ek’ Balam, in the Yucatan, the healers and the healing hut were destroyed. The Government of Mexico has built fences to keep them out. The locals can not go unless they enter in the premises at the hours that the park is opened and paying the fee. They are not allowed to do their healing inside the premises.

Wixáritari Huichol México – Library of Congress
Wixáritari Huichol, México – Library of Congress

Please read and do something about the Wixaritari and their fight against the Mexican government and a mining Canadian company that are destroying the sacred sites of the Toltec’s in the desert.

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