The Ancient Mayans Decoded The Sun
November 25, 2012 in Activism
At the same time that the Ancient Egyptian civilization was thriving, another civilization was thriving on what we now know as the South American continent. This civilization was the Ancient Mayan civilization. And they were just as advanced if not more so in some ways than were the Ancient Egyptians of Egypt.
The Ancient Maya were a Mesoamerican civilization. They had a very advanced writing system in the Americas even prior to European contact. They used sophisticated math systems and had complex and useful cyclical calendars. Spectacular art and monumental architecture were two other notable accomplishments of this civilization.
The Ancient Mayans lived in what is now known as southern Mexico and northern Central America including Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador.
The Ancient Mayans were master architects, building pyramids and even entire cities, many of which are still standing today.
Ancient Mayan pyramids were made of stone. The stone was carved to create a stair-step design. Their cities grew around the pyramids. They consisted of plazas connected together by sacbeob (whiteway) causeways.
Here are some pictures of Ancient Mayan ruins in Guatemala:
Here are some pictures of Ancient Mayan ruins in Belize:
Here are some pictures of Ancient Mayan ruins in Honduras:
Here are some pictures of Ancient Mayan ruins in El Salvador:
Ancient Mayan ruins in the ancient city of Chichen Itza:
Here are some pictures of Ancient Mayan ruins in the ancient city of Coba:
Here are some pictures of Ancient Mayan ruins in the ancient city of Copan:
Here are some pictures of Ancient Mayan ruins in the ancient city of Calakmul:
Here are some pictures of Ancient Mayan ruins in the ancient city of Tikal:
Here are some pictures of Ancient Mayan ruins in the ancient city of Uxmal:
Here are some pictures of the Ancient Mayan’s Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico:
Here are some pictures of the Ancient Mayan’s Pyramid of the Moon in Mexico:
At the heart of Ancient Mayan cities existed the largest plazas. They contained governmental and religious buildings, such as the royal acropolis, great pyramid temples, and occasionally ball-courts. Temples and observatories were always constructed so they followed the Mayan interpretation of the orbits of the stars. Outside of this center were less important temples and shrines. At the outskirts lay the homes of the common people.
The Ancient Mayans grew a wide variety of crops, including corn, manioc, and sunflower seeds. These crops were grown in permanent raised fields, terraccing, forest gardens, and managed fallows. There was also harvesting of wild crops. The Mayans ground cacao and mixed it with water to make the first chocolate.
The Ancient Mayans wrote using a series of glyphs (carved figures or characters), which were painted on ceramics, walls, or bark-paper codices (books), carved in wood or stone, or molded in stucco. Each glyph represented a word. Mayans wrote numbers vertically.
The Ancient Mayans believed that time was cyclical, that is, it goes in circles.
There are many Ancient Mayan cities still standing today. Some of the most well known ones are: Chichen Itza, Coba, Copan, Calakmul, Tikal, and Uxmal. These cites lay forgotten for centuries, until modern-day explorers rediscovered them. Archeological surveys and excavations were conducted (and are still being conducted) on some of these sites, revealing more about Mayan culture. Today, some cities can be visited by tourists.
The Ancient Mayans kept extremely detailed astronomical records and they followed the cycles of the planets and stars as they travel around in their orbits. We are currently in the 4th cycle recorded by the Maya. It started in 3114 B.C. and lasts for 5126 years until December 21st, 2012.
Soon we face another test, as time leads us up to the classic Maya millennium, on December 21, 2012 (based on our Western Gregorian calendar). That’s when the Maya calendar will turn over to all zeros — 126.96.36.199.0 by the long count.
The Ancient Mayan use of the zero by at least A.D. 200 is one of their key claims to fame, since the zero was not introduced to the West until the insights of Aryabhata, a fifth-century Indian mathematician, reached Europe.
The Maya millennium comes 5,126 years after the creation, which, by their reckoning, occurred precisely on August 11, 3114 B.C.
Central to the Ancient Mayan’s philosophy was a belief in the cyclical nature of time and an awesome fear that one day, possibly sooner rather than later, our World would come to an end. It seems that they believed that the Sun would one day no longer send its life force, thereby bringing to an end the fifth and last age of man.
They counted the days according to two calendars, one a “vague” year of 365 days and the other a shorter cycle of 260 days. Every day had two names, one according to each calendar so that the same combination of names would not recur for 52 years. When one of these 52 year time periods came to an end they would leave their cities and, going up into the surrounding hills, anxiously watch the stars.
The sign they were looking for was the Pleiades star-group, symbolizing for them a cosmic snake’s rattle, crossing the southern meridian at midnight. This, they believed, meant that the heavens had not stopped turning and the Sun would rise again. They celebrated the birth of this new ‘century’ with rejoicing and the lighting of fires, symbolizing the rebirth of the world.
Most of the Native Meso-American documents were destroyed in the early years of the Spanish occupation of South America but a few priceless books and relics did survive the destruction, either having been hidden by the Indians or exported back to Europe as presents for the King. The most important of these was what is now called the Dresden Codex, named after the town in whose library it was lodged. This strange book, inscribed with unknown hieroglyphs, was written by Maya Indians who once ruled over much of Central America, the ruins of their once grand civilization littering the jungle.
In 1880 a brilliant, German scholar, who was working as a librarian in Dresden, turned his attention to this codex. By a process of extraordinary detective work he cracked the code of the Mayan calendar making it possible for other scholars and explorers to translate the many dated inscriptions to be found on buildings, stelae and other ancient Mayan artefacts.
The scholar also discovered that the Dresden Codex itself was concerned with astronomy providing detailed tables of lunar eclipses and other phenomenon. These were so accurate that they put our own calendar to shame. He also found evidence for a curious “magic number”- 1,366,560 days, which could be factorised in a number of ways and which harmonised the cycles of Venus and Mars with two “yearly” cycles also used by the Maya: the sacred tzolkin of 260 days and the Haab of 365 days. However, he also found that they had another system of counting the days relative to a starting date, called the Birth of Venus and now known to be 13 August 3114 BC.
As expected his model predicted that there should be a sunspot cycle of roughly eleven and a half years, closely corresponding to what has been observed over several centuries. However, he also found graphic evidence for longer cycles including a period of 1,366,040 days. His work took a new turn when he read about the Mayan super number from the Dresden Codex: 1,366,560 days. This was exactly two 260 day cycles larger than his theoretical sunspot period. He therefore proposed that the two were related.
The Dresden Codex of the Ancient Mayans has much to do with the Sunspot cycle (about which our modern day astronomers know very little). The Dresden Codex of the Ancient Mayans also coincided with the Mayan’s Tzolkin, the cycle of 260 days. Every 260 days the polar field completes 7.027027 revolutions, a code number that leads to the unveiling of some of the greatest Mayan secrets.
In Mexico we find extensive evidence of the use of the number 72. The relevant resulting numbers turn up abundantly in the Mayan Calendars: 1 katun = 7,200 days; 1 tun = 720 days; 5 baktuns = 720,000 days.
You can come across the number 72 almost everywhere in the Ancient Mayan civilization. This is most likely because of the fact that in the disaster of 21,312 BC, Aha-Men-Ptah (Atlantis) had shifted 72 degrees in the Zodiac. The Maya had processed the number 72 in their solar year.
In the Maya Codices the number 365 is crucial. This is because the Ancient Mayans knew the exact period of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun: 365.2422 days. Of course there is much more behind all this. If you take the number that the Maya used to indicate the Earth’s orbit around the Sun: 365.242 days, you will find a crucial fact that modern science agrees with. The value of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun is 365.2422 days.
This discovery is excellent proof of the advanced science that this ancient civilization possessed. Why? Because they knew the orbit of the Earth around the Sun as we know it today!
The preceding evidence shows the resourcefulness of the Ancient Mayans. Their calendar of 260 days is based on a superior combination of advanced astronomy and mathematics. In other words, their calendar was not only a religious instrument, but at the same time it was a mathematical and technological miracle.
The Maya, like the Aztecs after them, believed that there had been four ages prior to our own. Many scientists have been able to relate the first of these to the lost continent of Atlantis and have investigated certain prophecies relating to this ancient civilization.
The Mayan calendar points to December 21, 2012 as being the end of our present age. Changes around and after that time to the Sun’s magnetic field could have catastrophic consequences for us all. Perhaps we are already witnessing the beginnings of this change with the desertification of more and more land. This seems to have happened in a more localized way at the time of another Sun spot minima, which may have lead to the collapse of the Mayan civilization. Their jungle cities may be a warning to us all.
The Ancient Mayan’s intelligence allowed them to calculate the coming Pole-Shift. At a certain moment, when the Sun’s magnetism reaches a crucial point, a colossal catastrophe will destroy much of the Earth.