Mayan Calendar Concepts

Use of the Mayan calendar is said to dissolve linear fear-based rigid structures in the minds and souls of those who use it. Engaging one’s mind in Mayan cosmology, through use of the calendar, breaks the spell of linear sequential time and opens the player up to the higher timeless potentials of their minds and entire nervous systems. The Mayan calendar is essentially different than our current Gregorian calendar. The Gregorian calendar is said to keep us out of tune with the harmonies of the earth and cosmos by keeping us focused on a linear “time is money” conveyor-belt-like concept of time. Mayan time, however, is depicted as radiating out of the present moment with no intent to take us somewhere other than the now.

For the Mayans, time has no fundamental reality, but can be conceptualized more as a holographic interference pattern that weaves itself within the body’s various nervous system circuits. This pattern of time is then projected or superimposed over the eternity of the new moment, creating the apparent illusion of linear sequential time. By properly integrating the different circuits of the nervous system, one can learn to stop continually projecting the illusion of linear time onto the current moment and awaken to the ever-present eternity that is here and now.

The Mayan calendar can be viewed as a paradigm for the map of both the individual and collective psyches in their co-evolution. It represents the evolutionary process that synchronizes life patterns with earth and natural cycles. The Mayans are called the diviners of harmony — they see the galaxy as a living organism and light as the connective tissue. The Mayan calendar represents time as a series of some 16 interrelated calendars (imagine gears). The most important calendars are the 260-day calendar and the 365-day thirteen-moon calendar.

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