The Maya Weren't Wrong

The fame of the Maya derives from their precise work as astronomers. An interlocking system of as many as 17 different calendars charted all aspects of Mayan life, from planting seasons to events spanning 10 million years. The Mayan Calendar, the term we use, actually combines three calendars — the sacred calendar of 260 days called the Tzolkin, the solar calendar of 365 days known as the Haab, and a Long Count calendar that projected life billions of years into the future.

The mix of notations makes for a complicated system, difficult to translate, especially when obscured by the effects of time: The Maya civilization thrived from 900 B.C. to 900 A.D. Much has been lost to the rainforests in the Yucatan and Guatemala.

Added to the translation challenge is the scope of the Maya vision: It is evident that they were expert enough to view the universe in terms of a giant cosmic clock. Sectioned into 13 different periods of 144,000 days each, or approximately 5125 solar years, the Long Count encompasses five Great Cycles of human evolution over a period of 26,000 years. Such observations relied on considerable astronomical skills, along with a prehistorical record of the trajectory of Venus, the Pleiades, the star Orion, and other constellations in the night sky.

The Mayans dated their own beginnings to the advent of the Fourth Great Cycle on August 11, 3114 B.C. The calendar projected the end of this cycle to be December 21, 2012 A.D. The Fifth World would begin, when for the first time in 26,000 years, the sun would rise to conjunct the intersection of the Milky Way. But strangely — at least to us — the Long Count calendar exhibited a puzzling blank as the Fifth World approached. Beyond December 2012, the Mayan priesthood could not envision Earth’s future, except to say it would be different.

A decade ago the blankness in the Calendar led to mild hysteria and end of the world predictions. But if you’re reading this now, you know the outcome. On December 21, 2012, Earth didn’t disappear. No tectonic plate shook civilization. A massive ocean wave didn’t drown us from pole to pole. No cataclysm. The event passed without a blip, giving permission to skeptics and scientific authorities to win the day handily over the cultists. The calendar disappeared from the headlines, left to history. The world didn’t end; it moved on.

But its time for us to know that the calendar didn’t fail. Not at all. It’s us — the modern world — who is mistaken. Handed down as an artifact from ancient times, the Mayan Calendar was based on a forgotten science capable of predicting that December 2012 marked Earth’s transition into a zone of higher frequency vibrations. Likely the Mayan priests themselves barely understood its significance. The influx of fresh energy was destined to break down old ways of thinking, creating a sense of blankness and opening the door to the next dimension of time and space.

They had clues, however. The Maya and other pre-Columbian meso-American tribes had prophecies drawn from the same sources as the calendar, forecasting that a post-2012 world would see the advent of the pachacuti. In Quecha, the language of the Incas, close descendants of the Maya, pacha means Earth and cuti means “to set things right.” A new beginning, a great gathering, a reintegration of peoples who regain their luminous nature and embark on a collective destiny, would be visible.

That is the exact event that occurred. From 2012 onward, Earth was destined to never be the same. You and I live in the next world predicted by the Maya — and you can witness these prophecies yourself. Simply observe daily life. In a geological flash, the familiar world is disappearing. Established thought is crumbling. Institutions fade overnight. Work and life habits are shifting rapidly. A virus and changing climate impose deep restrictions on ordinary life. Even a strong hint of ‘luminosity’ is evident: Enmeshed in a metaverse of waves, fields, artificial intelligence, and quantum possibility, we live at the very edge of the shift from a material world to an energy-based existence.

And many experience the feeling of a ‘great reintegration’ underway — not just on our planet, but potentially with the inhabitants of planets and worlds beyond ours. For scientists, this may not sound like news. Earth moves at 1000 miles per hour through space, enmeshed in a solar system that itself travels at nearly 500,000 miles per hour around the center of the galaxy. So, we know we are flying through space.

But a mind-altering discovery lies ahead. Space isn’t empty; it’s a sea of vibrations divided into dimensions of thought that correspond with levels of frequencies and awareness. Our destination is the next level of frequencies — what we call the fourth dimension. This quantum field of faster vibrations contains vital information — higher truths if you will — designed to spur our evolution by disrupting the shared consensus of thought that makes up ‘reality.’ Nothing can remain stable under the duress of higher vibrations. A fresh flow of electromagnetic impulses impacts the collective field of consciousness that binds social conventions, beliefs, traditions, earth’s geological integrity, and the energetic structure of thought itself. This accounts for life’s abrupt turns of late.

The influx has turned personal as well. The new frequencies affect our emotional balance and ability to ‘think.’ As we move into a new environment of wholeness, the dynamic between love and fear begins to consume us. As Earth continues onward, the curve of change is turning exponential, guaranteeing more intense dissolution and restructuring.

As voyagers ourselves, we have no choice but to radically adapt. But an important realization can guide us: The disruption is purposeful. The fourth dimension overflows with robust love vibrations; it acts a gatekeeper for our eventual realization that the universe operates by principles of wholeness and interconnectedness. Earth’s trajectory follows a predetermined route. Rather than the separateness that rules us now, the lesson to be learned is that we are one people, one planet, one universe. Shaking the foundations of our reality is the start of the journey, but the ultimate goal is to remind us that humans exist as part of this universe, not apart from it.

How can we possibly know this? Because we’ve been told. I hope you will follow me as I take you on the same journey I have experienced in my life.

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Thom Markham, PhD

Thom Markham, PhD

Day job as global educator. A lifetime as a meta-physician and philosopher. Author of The Messengers: A Guide to Extraordinary Times.