Goodbye Gregorian, Aló Maya!

Posted on July 18, 2010

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The Mayans, being advanced astrologers, had created calendars above and beyond the deceitful Gregorian we use today. Now, I know I may post frilly stuff on my blog sometimes… but truth be told, my main interest and passion lay with spirituality and the coming shift.

I am very new to my spirituality and I’ve been told I can come off as harsh/judgmental at times, and for that I apologize. I believe whenever we have strong belief systems, it will come off wrong at some point, because being too attached to our ideas is NEVER a good thing. These waters are just something I am learning to navigate. And I will mess up. And then I will learn more about myself. And so it goes…

I have read on a few blogs people’s stories for converting their lives to be more in accordance with the Mayan calendar. Generally, they use a mix of Gregorian (G) and Mayan (M) – i.e, for practical dates and meetings they will use the G but for everyday use (“Oh, today is x/x/x”) they will use the M.

Why?

“Many have a deeply felt intuitive sense that the Mayan calendar reflects a higher truth than the now dominating Gregorian calendar or any other calendar that is currently used in the world.

The Maya used several different calendars, calendars that were used for different purposes and different contexts.  It is… more accurate to talk about the calendrical system of the Maya [than a single calendar], a system where many choices are available when characterizing a certain day.

Determining which [Mayan] calendars to study depends on the purpose for which they are to be used.  Some of the calendars used by the Maya may in fact have no advantages compared to the calendars that are most commonly used today.  Others, including some that for a long time have not been used by the Maya themselves, may become indispensable tools for the future and serve to bring about a total shift in the way we look at the world.

On a global scale these may contribute to a shift from the currently reigning materialist world view to a realization that the reality we live in is fundamentally spiritual in nature.  On an individual level the use of a new calendar may make a person aware of her true purpose in life through the wider perspective of the world that this fosters.

If we have been blinded to these matters it is partly because calendars condition our way of thinking in a most insidious way.  A calendar does not seem to be a philosophical statement… something that actively maintains a certain world view, and yet this is exactly what it does.  It is to a large extent because of calendars that we are deluded into materialist illusions… The calendars that almost everyone uses today are founded on a view of time as primarily a physical phenomenon… we all seem to agree on how to measure a period of time, which is by counting the number of identical cyclical movements that it corresponds to.

[Yet] despite the fact that today … few people … in the industrialized world need a calendar to tell them when to sow or harvest, we are still stuck with calendars based on the physical year.  In recent centuries, the original purpose and holy character of Anno Domini (in the Year of the Lord) in the Gregorian calendar has also largely been lost.  Rather, this calendar has turned into a convention by means of which the wheels of industry may run smoothly by allowing people across the globe to coordinate their economic activities.

Maybe then something has been lost in the process of our accommodation to the physical calendars.  The number of different calendars used by the ancient Maya, however, attests to a richness that is not limited to the physical, and it is in this that we may find a calendar for the future.

We should notice that there exists a very direct link between today’s materialist philosophy and the linear/cyclical concept of time that underpins our own present calendar. … our concept of time cannot accommodate the phenomena of evolution or creation.  Inherent in our linear view of time is the notion that time is just an endless repetition of cycles with no beginning and no end. With such a linear view of time humanity does not seem to be going anywhere special, and life then does not seem to have any purpose, with all the consequences such an attitude has had for the environment of our planet.

I believe it is by the study and use of the tun-based calendrical system [of the Maya] that we may develop an awareness of consciousness, a meta-consciousness, which will allow us to understand the factors underlying the evolution of consciousness. … It is in order to find the path to the spiritual processes of evolution of the universe that we need to replace the materialist linear/cyclical view of time with the Mayan tun-based periods of creation.”
(Composite excerpt from Solving the Greatest Mystery of Our Time: The Mayan Calendar, by Carl Johan Calleman, pp. 21-23.)

Just an introduction, of course. I mean, you NEED to know about how astrologically off the G is– they somehow forgot an entire cycle of the moon, because there are 13, not 12! This is to throw us off course, to make us forget our connection to the cosmos, to delusion us into thinking we are simply blobs in this world, and not energy connected to everything and everyone and every form of existence in this Universe.  So, if converting to the Mayan calendar would help you harmonize your life, would you?

P.S. – Here is a link to learn more about the 13 moon cycle calender, and why we don’t use it:

http://www.13moon.com/faq.htm#Q9

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