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Welcome to Unification of Wisdom's Mayan Calendar Resource Page

The Mayan calendar is a great way to synchronize with the energies that we all feel in the planet.  It gives meaning to our day and reminds us that we are all one.  The film dives deep into the practical use of the calendar and follows Tata Pedro Cruz who is an Ajq'iij, day keeper of the sacred calendar.  Like many of the Maya, for Tata Pedro waking up with the Sun everyday and giving thanks for the energy of the day is a natural process for him and is his way to connect to the energy of each new day.  As we learned throughout making the film, it is actually a natural process for everyone.  When being aware of the Mayan calendar on a daily basis it helps us feel more connected to the cycles of nature and humanity and gives reason for the energies we encounter throughout our daily lives.  Our hopes in releasing this film are that people will be encouraged to explore more into the Mayan calendar.  Please feel free to add other sites of information that are tools to help people learn and expand their awareness about the Mayan Calendar.  Below are some sites that we think are helpful tools into learning about the sacred Mayan calendar and how to find your personal Mayan Day sign (nahual).   

Click on the image above to be directed to The Mayan Time Capsule.  A great page for Facebook users who want to stay up to date with the daily cycles of the Mayan Calendar.  Every day the site is updated to the current (nahual) energy of the day that the whole planet is in.  A great resource to help one get in sync with the energies of the Earth.

 

Websites where you can go to find out your Mayan day sign (nahual) or Mayan cross (click on the photo to go directly to the link):

       Maya Majix.com is a great place to find other Mayan Calendar resources and to learn about the Mayan Calendar.

 

Mayan Cross is a great website where one can find out your complete Mayan sign, including your origin sign and destiny.  Here is an example:


 

  The worlds most active portal site dedicated to the sacred Mayan Calendar.  This is an amazing site and truely interactive journey into the sacred Mayan Calendar.  It is also a great resource with other information regarding the Mayan calendar.  Below is some inoformation taken from their site.  To learn more please visit:

http://www.maya-portal.net

ABOUT THE SACRED MAYAN CALENDAR

That which we call the Mayan Calendar might more accurately be termed “the Mesoamerican Calendar,” for it was common to almost all the peoples of ancient Mexico. The use of the Mesoamerican Calendar, along with pyramid temples, shared mythologies, and a reverence for jade, almost defines the entire region as a civilization. The calendar may well be as old as Mesoamerican civilization itself; many scholars have credited the invention of the Mesoamerican Calendar – often called the Sacred Calendar because of its powerful spiritual significance – to the Olmecs, the oldest of Mesoamerican cultures, which began about 1000 BCE.

At its most basic and fundamental level, the Mesoamerican, or Mayan, Calendar is made up of:

  • the Tzolk’in or “ritual almanac” of 260 days, comprised of 20 symbolic day signs and a series of 13 numbers (13 x 20 = 260), plus..
  • a solar calendar of 365 days, called the Haab in Yucatec Maya.

The Tzolk’in and the Haab interlock and intermesh with one another like cogs in a wheel. The same combination of numbered days in the Tzolk’in and the Haab (for example, 13 Akbal in the Tzolk’in and 10 Yaxkin in the Haab) will re-occur once every 52 years. This 52-year cycle is known as a Calendar Round.

The Tzolk’in and the solar calendar were common to almost all peoples of Mesoamerica. They are still in use today among traditional peoples, especially the Tzolk’in; the ancient solar calendar is much more rare, but both of these calendrical factors are still used by the Ki’che’ Maya of highland Guatemala. The Tzolk’in forms the basis of much Mayan magic and ritual; it is a system of astrology as well as divination. The daysigns of the Tzolk’in comprise the essential myths and archetypes of ancient Mexico and the Mayan lands.

People such as the Maya, the Toltecs, the Aztecs and the Hopi all shared a concept which we might call “cycles of emergence.” According to this shared cultural view, the world has been created and destroyed a number of times. Each world the gods have brought into being has been created with the hope that humankind will worship the divine powers properly; more often than not, of course, the gods are disappointed. Their continuing attempts to create a perfect being, one who will honor the sacred, is the foundation of evolution. The Hopi say that humankind has been successively "emerging" through four different worlds. The world is always in a state of emergence, never static. It is constantly developing, and hence unstable. It must therefore be maintained. It is only through the prayers of human beings and their spiritual behavior that the world's equilibrium is made possible.

The idea of humankind's spiritual evolution lies at the heart of the history of the cosmos as the Maya understood it. Because each world carries with it the same eternal, recurring process, their view of the universe is circular, like that of other indigenous traditions. But the concept of continuing evolution also gives the Mesoamerican world view a linear quality, a sense of ongoing development. In Mayan thought, the linear and the circular world views are combined into what we might describe as a spiral, inherently circular but forever upward-moving. Indeed, the Hopi sometimes do refer to the “spiral of emergence.”

The so-called “end date” of December 21, 2012, that so many Westerners ask about, is based on the time-keeping system known as the Long Count, which was used to compute large cosmic and historical cycles. The Long Count endowed the Maya with a sense of cosmic vision that made them unique. Though all Mesoamerican civilizations made use of the Sacred Calendar, only the Classic Period Maya practiced the Long Count. Whether or not they invented it, they adapted it as their own and made it one of the foundation stones of their culture. In a way, it is a measure of their unique mathematical and philosophical gifts. The Great Cycle—that span of time which began in 3114 BCE and ends upon the much heralded event of December 21, 2012—is part of the Long Count. With the invention of the Great Cycle, the Maya were making a bold and powerful effort to mathematically quantify and define the cycles of world emergence.

Although the Maya and other Mesoamerican societies had a solar year of 365 days, the Long Count is based upon a “mathematical year” of 360 days, called a tun, which means “stone” in Mayan. 20 tuns was a k’atun, which means a “twenty stones.” 20 k’atuns constituted a bak’tun, signifying “a bundle of stones” and comprised of 400 tuns. 13 bak’tuns made up a Great Cycle, which adds up to 5,200 tuns and 260 k’atuns.

All Long Count dates contain the following elements, written in this order: the bak’tun, the k’atun, the tun, the winal or 20-day period, and the k’in or day. A Mayan date such as 9.12.2.0.16 (July 5, 674 AD) means that 9 bak’tuns, 12 k’atuns, 2 tuns, 0 winals, and 16 k’ins have passed since the creation date in 3114 BCE.

Those who perceive the end of the Great Cycle as a catastrophe or cataclysm may wish to note that the Maya conceived of epochs or ages that were much longer than the Great Cycle. A p’iktun was comprised of 8,000 tuns or 20 bak’tuns. A kalabtun was 160,000 tuns, and a kinchiltun was 3,200,000 tuns. The present p’iktun will end on October 13, 4772 AD, a date which was carved in the Temple of the Inscriptions at Palenque.

 

Source:  http://www.maya-portal.net/

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