THE MANDALA WHEEL OF TIME:
SHORT COUNT & LONG COUNT COMPONENTS
We can only wonder what the ancient Mayas would have dreamed into being to commemorate the landmark 18.104.22.168.0 ― end of the Long Count 13th baktun. Maybe the Mandãla is meant to answer that dream.
Full structure of the Long Count fractal is on display, not just its abbreviated form.
12-21-2012 thus shows: 22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.0.0.0.0
A mathematico-poetic construct of ultimate elegance. Anchoring the monument, and the world of man, deep into the dreamtime of a marvelous multiverse!
Here once again carved in stone, with techno-precision, in the format of its earliest historical antecedents — dots & bars arranged in a single vertical column. Emphasizing the more linear notion of time this larger structure represents.
When on 18.104.22.168.0 (corresponding to 8/11/3114 BCE) “the image was made to appear” Time materialized out of the dreamtime and history began. 5200 years later, on the symmetrical lookalike occurence of 22.214.171.124.0 (this time corresponding to 12-21-2012), “the image is made to appear” once more. The Mandãla — embodiement of the Lord of Time itself — is ritual fulfilled. Out of history and into post-history, it is Time materialized anew.