PAGE DESCRIPTION
a comprehensive summary of the 13 numbers and 20 glyphs constituting the Mesoamerican Sacred Calendar (Tzolkin) after which the Mandãla's Wheel of Time is modeled




WHEEL OF TIME SYMBOLISM


“Time is the moving image of Eternity” 1

“Time does not change us but unfolds us” 2





1  Plato, Timaeus
2  Max Frisch – edited
TZOLKIN, SHORT COUNT & LONG COUNT CALENDARSNOTIONS / HISTORY / EVOLUTION / STRUCTURE








13 NUMBERS — SYMBOLISM 



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O N E

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/ONE.pdf?attredirects=0&revision=3
T W O

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/TWO.pdf?attredirects=0&revision=3
T H R E E

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/THREE.pdf?revision=3
F O U R

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/FOUR.pdf?revision=4
F I V E

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/FIVE.pdf?revision=2



S I X

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/SIX.pdf?revision=3
S E V E N

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/SEVEN.pdf?revision=4
E I G H T

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/EIGHT.pdf?revision=4
N I N E

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/NINE.pdf?revision=3
T E N

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/TEN.pdf?revision=4



E L E V E N

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/ELEVEN.pdf?revision=4
T W E L V E

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/TWELVE.pdf?revision=6
T H I R T E E N

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/THIRTEEN.pdf?revision=4





NOTES ON CATEGORIES
Essence - archetypal and spiritual essence (capitalized). Primary symbolic imagery. Overarching themes.
Manifestation (short list only) - some typical concrete expression and manifestion on the Earth plane.
Association (short list only) - some associated universal myths and symbols. Cosmological and metaphysical concepts from archaic or historical traditions.





PRIMARY SOURCES
J.C. Cooper, An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols
Jean Chevalier & Alain Gheerbrant, The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols
Marguerite Paquin, Manual for the Soul
Ariel Spillbury & Michael Bryner, The Mayan Oracle
Jose Arguelles, The Mayan Factor

20 GLYPHS — SYMBOLISM



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I M I X

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/IMIX.pdf?revision=5
I K '

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/IK.pdf?revision=4
A K ' B A L

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/AKBAL.pdf?revision=5
K ' A N

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/KAN.pdf?revision=4
C H I K C H A N

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/CHIKCHAN.pdf?revision=4



K I M I

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/KIMI.pdf?revision=6
M A N I K '

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/MANIK.pdf?revision=4
L A M A T

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/LAMAT.pdf?revision=3
M U L U K

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/MULUK.pdf?revision=4
O K

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/OK.pdf?revision=6



C H U W E N

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/CHUWEN.pdf?revision=4
E B

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/EB.pdf?revision=5
B E N

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/BEN.pdf?revision=8
I X

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/IX.pdf?revision=3
M E N

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/MEN.pdf?revision=3



K I B

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/KIB.pdf?revision=4
K A B A N

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/KABAN.pdf?revision=4
E T Z ' N A B

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/ETZNAB.pdf?revision=4
K A W A K

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/KAWAK.pdf?revision=4
A J A W

https://sites.google.com/site/themandalaproject/documents/AJAW.pdf?revision=4





NOTES ON INFORMATION RELIABILITY
While most of the ancient material sources (e.g. codices) pertaining to the Sacred Calendar have been lost, some of that knowledge was painstakingly reconstructed by academic scholars and independent researchers over the last century. Some—secretly preserved
in the highlands of Guatemala by traditional calendar-keepers—was recently made available. Finally, modern Maya Calendar enthusiasts have helped make our knowledge of the glyphs relevant to the modern world and furthered our understanding through various forms of intuitive knowing.

However, not everyone has worked with the required transparence and integrity while others have sometimes given diverging opinions. There is also of course the subjective nature of the symbolic realm itself. Synthesis such as this one will therefore contain gaps and probably a few inacuracies. A small portion (rendered in italics) has been deemed hypothetical and warrants further research. Overall, much care was taken to cross-check these sources and to subject each entry to the test of personal, biographical and collective experience.


NOTES ON CATEGORIES
Names & Translation - from 5 Mesoamerican sub-groups. Includes generic common denominator.
Glyphic representation - traditional representation (including variants) within the Mesoamerican tradition. Some modern variants. Includes generic common denominator.
Essence - archetypal and spiritual essence (capitalized). Primary symbolic imagery. Overarching themes.
Manifestation - concrete expression and manifestion on the Earth plane, with an emphasis on the modern world (i.e. as experienced and mediated by human beings in the physical, mental, and emotional realms).
Shadow - psychological complexes and manifestions, born of repressed, non-integrated forms.
Association - associated universal myths and symbols. Cosmological and metaphysical concepts from archaic or historical traditions.





ACADEMIC SOURCES
Marguerite Paquin, Manual for the Soul: A Guide to the Energies of Life
[comprehensive synthesis of the academic research]


PRIMARY ASTROLOGY SOURCES
Bruce Scofield, Day-Signs

Bruce Scofield, Signs of Time
Bruce Scofield, How to Practice Mayan Astrology
Bruce Scofield & Angela Cordova, The Aztec Circle of Destiny
Kenneth Johnson, Jaguar Wisdom
Raymond Mardyks & Stacia Alana-Leah, Maya Calendar: Voice of the Galaxy

OTHER PRIMARY SOURCES

Ariel Spillbury & Michael Bryner, The Mayan Oracle

INDIGENOUS MAYA ASTROLOGY SOURCES
Kenneth Johnson, Maya Calendar Astrology
Carlos Barrios, The Book of Destiny

SOME ADDITIONAL SOURCES

Jean-Philippe Mul [personal study and observations]
Jose Arguelles, The Mayan Factor [+ other selected sources based on his work]

Aluna Joy Yaxk'in, Mayan Astrology: An Easy & Complete Guide To Mayan Astrology

SOURCES FOR SPECIFIC SECTIONS
Name & Translation - adapted from Marguerite Paquin
Name & Translation - Quiche Maya translation: Dennis Tedlock
Correspondence - Color: adapted from Ariel Spilbury
Correspondence - harmony: Ariel Spilbury
Correspondence - Panets & Western Zodiac: expanded from Bruce Scofield







eternal plant of Time
in rapture and granite rooted


time-keeper
ever since the Eternal Return


breathing architecture of Time
the moving image of Eternity