From the perspective of the Galactic Maya,
Divine Consciousness is the Source of all energy. This Divine Consciousness
manifests itself as an infinite number of possible forms throughout all
dimensions. Each possible form is a frequency vibration; indeed all matter is
essentially interconnected waves of energy.
To understand galactic time, it will be helpful
to think in terms of frequencies and harmonic resonance. Indeed, numbers within
Mayan mathematics do not specifically relate to quantity, as is usually assumed;
all numbers, including zero, represent an understanding of reality based on
frequencies, vibrations, and harmonics.
For the Maya, time was viewed as an endless web
of cycles within cycles, all connected by an infinite spiral of eternal now: the
Zuvuya and they placed considerable significance in the convergence of two or
more cycles. In addition, each representation of time, whether that of a glyph
or number, held a specific archetypal or spiritual energy that was considered
The basic unit of time in the Mayan calendar is
called kin. This word means day, sun, person, and relative. The Maya
track temporal cycles one kin at a time. Mayan mathematics uses a base
20, or vigesimal, counting system that begins with zero (i.e. 0-19). A kin also
means 20 days; thus, all Mayan cycle calibrations can be expanded by factors of
The Maya understood and used at least 17
different calendars. For the purposes of understanding galactic time, we will be
discussing the Tzolkin, or sacred count.
In general, the Tzolkin is a perpetual 260 day
calendar created by the permutations of 20 symbols and 13 numbers.
Interestingly, the origin of this calendar can be traced back to the Olmecs and
is still in use today by modern Maya living in the Guatemalan highlands. In
other words, this calendar has been in use by human beings for at least 3000
This cycle is not based on the movement of our
Sun, the Earth, or any other planet in the solar system. The Tzolkin is
synchronized with the movement of energy and consciousness within our galaxy,
and can be referred to as the galactic spin. All the other cycles of stars and
planets are built into, and follow from the Tzolkin.
The Tzolkin reflects the
Hunab Ku, the conscious center of the galaxy.
The Maya believed it was necessary to align oneself with this energy to attain
spiritual harmony in life and with nature. The Tzolkin is a powerful tool which
can be utilized for retrieval of galactic information. It can also be used to
synchronize your self, through resonance, with the galactic whole.
As mentioned above, the
Tzolkin is actually a matrix formed by the possible combinations of 20 day
glyphs, also called solar tribes, and 13 sacred numbers. Consequently this count
can be understood as twenty 13-day cycles or thirteen 20-day cycles.
Each of the 13 numbers
represents a resonant pulsation of the galactic being, or Hunab Ku. Each pulse
carries a particular radiant energy. Similarly, the 20 day glyphs represent
different tones or frequencies, each of which is supersaturated with meaning.
As a series, the 20 glyphs
describe the unfolding process of life itself. For example, the first glyph is
Imix, which is the Dragon, Source of Life, and Mother. The last glyph is Ahau,
which is the Sun, represents completion, union, wholeness, enlightenment, and
transcendence. In the context of harmonic resonance, the 20 glyphs represent
the cycle of frequency-range possibilities that each of the 13 galactic
pulsations may undergo.
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