by Carl Johan Calleman
from Calleman Website
Most researchers in the field have now come to agree that the so-called GMT correlation, placing the beginning of the Long Count 4 Ahau 8 Cumku on the Julian day 584,283 - August 11, 3114 BC - is correct.
This means by consequence that it will end on December 21, 2012 and most students of the calendar of the Maya, such as,
...have endorsed this date as the end of the current cycle.
There are however strong reasons to
believe that the Mayan Long Count itself does not exactly reflect
the shifting energies of the divine creation cycles that we today
are interested in. What in this regard is most compelling is that
the exact Long Count beginning date ultimately is calibrated based
on the date of solar zenith in Izapa, which occurs on August 12. (Izapa
is the ancient Mayan site in southern Mexico where the Long Count
was first devised.)
There is thus every reason to believe that the solar zenith was the reason the initial day in the Long Count, 4 Ahau 8 Cumku, was set on this day, although obviously the date of solar zenith in Izapa has nothing to do with the real beginning of the corresponding divine creation cycle.
(Not to use the solar zenith date as the
beginning of the Long Count would have been considered as heresy. We
may make the comparison with the date of Christmas, which was taken
from old solstice celebrations, and has not been changed, despite
the fact that few, if any, believes that Jesus was born then).
Thus, any theory that implies that the Mayan Long Count would have been designed to reflect astronomical phenomena, be it the precession of the earth or a solar zenith, is a warning signal that its originator is off the mark.
It should be obvious that if the Mayan
calendar is a prophetic calendar describing cosmic energy cycles of
a universal nature then the particular date at which the sun was in
zenith in the particular location of Izapa is totally irrelevant for
us who live today and must be considered as nothing but a result of
a tradition too strong to be changed.
Since the Long Count consists of exactly 7200 tzolkin rounds then the true end of creation must fall on a day that is 13 Ahau in the tzolkin count so that the tzolkin rounds even out. If we want to find out what is the real date of ending of the creation cycles we must therefore look for a day around the year 2012, which is 13 Ahau in the tzolkin count.
The inscriptions in Palenque, written
about a thousand years after the Long Count was devised in Izapa,
seem to indicate that the date of relevance is October 28,
which in fact is 13 Ahau in the tzolkin count.
A discrepancy of a year or so may have meant less earlier than it does to us who live today. If we make a mistake of 420 days in calibrating the end date of the creation cycles we will be totally out of phase with the rapidly evolving Galactic Creation Cycle where the Yin/Yang dualities in the cosmos are switched off and on every 360 days.
These energy changes are what a
spiritual calendar should reflect if it is to serve humanity in its
current phase of evolution.
I feel however that what is most important for us to know today is the processes leading up to the completion of creation and the attainment of Cosmic Consciousness.
This process is driven forward by the roller-coaster-like Galactic Creation Cycle, and for those seeking to understand this process and its many manifestations an exact calibration of this cycle is imperative.
This is now available in calendar form.