the Maya Long Count calendar and its epochal shift
the zodiacal World Ages system and the Piscean/Aquarius threshold
the relevance of the Mandãla in those contexts
ON THE PLASTICITY AND MUTABILITY OF TIME
TWO THRESHOLDS FOR THE AGES
IMPLICATIONS AND CURRENT SITUATION
MAYA LONG COUNT CALENDAR
Macro-fractals of a 260-unit wonder construct, the Short and Long Count calendars track the larger cycles of past and future history, from deep into the dreamtime and back. Pure mathematical biorhythms tuned to chief biological and astronomical cycles and built from living energies, the Maya calendar operates as a blueprint for the flow of creation ― mapping our personal and collective evolution, our human and cosmic destiny.
By either intent or synchronicity the Long Count is linked in duration to the 26000 years precessional cycle [99.4% accuracy]. Astrologically, this largest of astronomical cycle drives the collective evolution of human consciousness. Each new round of a Long Count further precipitates the descent of Homo Sapiens into consciousness.
Let us muse over the following points of intersection between this calendar cycle and the history of humankind:
3114 BCE: zero base date of the LC, marked 188.8.131.52.0. Corresponding to the rise of human civilizations worldwide and the beginning of our recorded history. Arguably the most notable threshold since the Neolithic Revolution (10,000 BCE) until recent modern times.
551 BCE: mid-point of the LC. Located at the height of the famed ‘Axial Age’ and 20 years away from the paradigm-shifting, triple Pluto-Neptune-Uranus conjunction event.
2012 CE: end of the 13th baktun of the LC, also marked 184.108.40.206.0. Corresponding to what is shaping up to be the most important biospheric transformation of the planet since the demise of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago and the beginning of the post-historical period of mankind.
HISTORICAL PERIODS BASED ON LONG COUNT STRUCTURE
The time value ascribed to the Time Module basic unit generates either a Short Count or Long Count structure and their respective historical periods.
For sign + number rulership symbolism of historical periods:
ZODIACAL WORLD AGES
NOTES ON HISTORY OF WORLD AGES SYSTEMS
In the Western thought tradition, the theory of World Ages or Ages of Man can be traced back to Platonic historical theory of the Classical Greek period ― with earlier Persian and Mesopotamian influences. Previously, in Archaic Greece, Hesiod had elaborated a 5-Age model. Since the mid 1800’s, Western historical science has held a simplistic and Eurocentric 3-Age system.
In other world cultures: Hinduism has a 4-Age cyclic model. Maya cosmology has 4 Ages and the related Aztec traditions 5 Ages. Likewise for the later Hopis (4 Ages) and Navajo (5 Ages) traditions.
Despite claims to the contrary the zodiacal World Age system commonly known today is only of relatively recent import ― originating in the evolutionary astrology movement of the late 1800’s with its own roots in the Western thought tradition.
THE MANDALA: A VISION OF OUR TIMES
mound of the planetary mind
portal to the posthistory of art and civilization