According to the Mayan cosmology, humanity is currently living within the period of the Fifth Sun or Quinto Sol. On December 21, 2012, the new age of the Sixth Sun or Sexto Sol is said to begin. There are many theories as to what this might mean for the continuation of the human species but nothing is certain except the fact that many different religions, philosophies and world views seem to pay homage to this particular date and celestial planetary configuration. Thus, there is something apparently significant about this date, one way or the other.
In 1975 I saw a poster of a Mayan calendar, one of the many that exist, and I discovered that my sun sign was Yaxkin, the Lord of the Sunrise. I also discovered that it is the responsibility of Yaxkin to announce the rising of the new sun. For this reason it is said that among the entire pantheon of Gods worshiped by the Mayans, Yaxkin is the only one that exist outside of time. I have created this blog, and filled it with assorted articles from assorted scholars, so that the curious among us will have a place where they can go to discover what the Mayans and the Aztecs thought of this time of celestial transition. In other words, I, as a humble servant of Yaxkin, am attempting to fulfill the destiny and announce the rising of the new sun.
Lorenzo Roberto Almada, Ph.D.