the Mandãla is monument to the End of Time
commemorating the 188.8.131.52.0 landmark of the Maya Long Count calendar
erected at the end of a great cycle of time, for the emergence of a new one
Time materialized anew
Starting on the mythic day of Maya Creation (8-11-3114 BCE), at the onset of human civilization, the Long Count calendar has reached the famed end of its 13th baktun (on 12-21-2012). This historical and metaphysical calendar is linked to the 26000 years precessional cycle — a period astrologically tied to the collective evolution of human consciousness.
Thus in essence, the Mandãla is the architecture of the End of Time — but also a time-keeping device going beyond it. Built at a critical juncture in time, it marks 5200 years of recorded history and heralds the advent of post-history. It celebrates the path walked until now by all of Gaia and humankind.
Embodiement of the Lord of Time itself, the Mandãla is ritual fulfilled: Time materialized anew. It connects us to something much larger than ourselves: to what is known as the Oversoul (in theology), the Transcendental Object (in cosmology), the Philosopher’s Stone (in alchemy). The Mandãla is expression of all of these.
But if it belongs to a larger galactic agenda, it also makes us the willing participants in a great cosmic drama. It empowers us as aware stewards of our collective destiny.