WHEEL OF TIME SYMBOLISM

comprehensive databases for the 13 numbers and 20 glyphs constituting the Mesoamerican Sacred Calendar
after which the Mandãla's Wheel of Time is modeled

Time is the moving image of Eternity 1

Time does not change us but unfolds us 2

TZOLKIN, SHORT COUNT & LONG COUNT CALENDARS:
NOTIONS / HISTORY / EVOLUTION / STRUCTURE

13 NUMBERS — SYMBOLISM

O N E

T W O

T H R E E

F O U R

F I V E

S I X

S E V E N

E I G H T

N I N E

T E N

E L E V E N

T W E L V E

T H I R T E E N

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

I M I X

I K '

A K ' B A L

K ' A N

C H I K C H A N

K I M I

M A N I K '

L A M A T

M U L U K

O K

C H U W E N

E B

B E N

I X

M E N

K I B

K A B A N

E T Z ' N A B

K A W A K

A J A W

NOTES ON RELIABILITY/ACCURACY OF INFORMATION

While most of the ancient material sources (e.g. painted codices) pertaining to the Sacred Calendar have been lost, a portion of of that knowledge has painstakingly been reconstructed by academic scholars and independent researchers over the last century. Some — preserved in secrecy in the highlands of Guatemala by traditional calendar-keepers — has also recently been 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 methods of involvement.

However: not everyone has worked with the required transparency and integrity, while others have at times given diverging opinions. There is also the subjective nature of the symbolic realm itself. Synthesis such as presented in these databases will therefore contain gaps and inaccuracies. A small portion (rendered in italics) is unverified and hypothetical, warranting further research. Overall, care has been taken to cross-check sources and 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.

PRIMARY ACADEMIC SOURCES

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

PRIMARY ASTROLOGY RELATED SOURCES

Ariel Spillbury & Michael Bryner, The Mayan Oracle
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

INDIGENOUS SOURCES

Kenneth Johnson, Maya Calendar Astrology
Carlos Barrios, The Book of Destiny

ADDITIONAL SOURCES

jpm (personal study and observations)
Jose Arguelles, The Mayan Factor [+ other works]
Aluna Joy Yaxk'in, Mayan Astrology: An Easy & Complete Guide To Mayan Astrology

SOURCES FOR SPECIFIC SECTIONS OF THE DATABASE

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

QUOTES

1 Plato, Timaeus
2 edited from Max Frisch


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