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Old 01-30-2010, 09:38 AM   #1
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Default Calendars the Maya and Consensus Reality

I was recently introduced to the work of Ian Xel Lungold and Carl Johan Calleman on the Mayan Calendar. I found their ideas about how the Mayan Tzolkin calendar actually works with a person's consciousness to be very interesting.

One of Ian Lungold's central themes is to show how a calendar is the deciding factor that creates an orientation for the world view and/or cosmology of any civilization. In other words civilizations focus energy on an agreed upon shared reality within the coordinates of time and space based on the calendar they use. Lungold shows quite clearly how the Gregorian calendar locks our current civilization into a mechanistic and materialistic reality. The Gregorian calendar is so central to our reality that few people ever question it or even think about it's effect on our consciousness.

The Maya actually had a system of 3 calendars. To paraphrase, one calendar was for personal daily life, another was for agriculture and book keeping and yet another was for keeping track of the galactic progression of time and the transitioning of the ages. The Mayan personal calendar called the Tzolkin was actually not based on the mechanical movement of the earth around the sun but rather on a 260 day cycle related to universal energies or human soul intentions as understood by the Maya. I personally feel that this 260 day period may actually coincide with the human gestation period on both the physical and soul level.

The Maya didn't pull their ideas about time-keeping arbitrarily out of a hat. It is said that the information and concepts were given to them by an advanced being who came from the heavens. The Tzolkin was so important to each individual that the Maya people took their first name from the day that they were born. This day told them exactly what the "soul purpose" was for a soul who decided to enter physical reality on a particular coordinate of time and space... ones birthday. The Tzolkin was the system that guided a person through the process. In this way the person would be paying attention to why their soul entered physical reality in the first place... they would be focused on what they actually came here to learn with purpose and intention each and every moment of their lives. This is a much different and far richer perspective than what our current civilization adheres to.

What I found most interesting is that by following the Mayan calendar... by focusing on and gradually learning about the symbols of the Tzolkin, people claim to actually access a larger sphere of consciousness and align more readily with their soul's purpose. One aspect that is very attractive is that it's a very simple and easy process to learn and follow. It seems to work consistently for those individuals who incorporate the Tzolkin into their lives. It appears as a simple way to focus your own individual intention within your own personal piece of the hologram... a way to shift your personal viewpoint away from the status quo and thereby holographically effect the whole of the organism of human civilization.

Here is a link to a shorter version of a lecture by Ian Xel Lungold that is normally several hours long:

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Old 01-30-2010, 04:07 PM   #2
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Lungold did a lot of good work spreading Dr. Calleman's theory If you have seen an Ian Lungold presentation then you were probably left with some questions. These have mostly been answered with the release of




Identifying the Mayan World Tree with the central axis of the cosmos, the author shows how evolution is not random

• Shows how the evolution of the universe emanates from the cosmic Tree of Life

• Explains the origin and evolution of biological life and consciousness and how this is directed

Using recent findings within cosmology, coupled with his broad understanding of the Mayan Calendar, biologist Carl Johan Calleman offers a revolutionary and fully developed *alternative to Darwin’s theory of biological evolution--and the theory of randomness that holds sway over modern science. He shows how the recently discovered central axis of the universe correlates with the Tree of Life of the ancients. This provides an entirely new context for physics in general and especially for the origin and evolution of life and suggests that we look upon ourselves as parts of a hierarchy of systems that are all interrelated and evolve in a synchronized way.

Calleman’s research demonstrates that life did not just accidentally “pop up” on our planet, but that Earth was a place specifically tagged for this. He demonstrates how the Mayan Calendar describes different quantum states of the Tree of Life and presents a new explanation for the origin and evolution of consciousness. Calleman uses his scientific background in biology and cosmology to show that the idea of the Purposeful Universe is real. He explains not only how DNA but also entire organisms have emerged in the image of the Tree of Life, a theory that has wide-ranging consequences not only for medicine but also for the origin of sacred geometry and the human soul. With this new theory of biological evolution the divide between science and religion disappears.


Excerpt from Calleman's response to a critic: (who hadn't even read the book)

This takes its beginning with the significant discovery in the WMAP studies made only five years ago by Tegmark and coworkers of a central axis in the early universe. Among academic scientists it has become common to refer to this as the Axis of Evil, since it is so disturbing to the basic theories of physics, but to me it seems fairly obvious that this is what the ancients called the Tree of Life. Why this would be a less scientific name than the Axis of Evil is not clear to me and regardless, the axis is there whatever you like to call it. This finding becomes the starting point of my most recent book, and I consider the central axis as one of the most consequential discoveries of all time. It proves that from the very beginning the universe had a structure and so torpedoes the idea of a universe whose energy was originally randomly distributed. From the very moment of the Big Bang the universe thus had a structure consistent with the Mayan Tree of Life or the Yggdrasil of ancient Scandinavia. Partly as a result of this, but also based on the Mayan calendar, it has then been possible in The Purposeful Universe, for the first time in 150 years, to present a new complete theory about the mechanisms of biological evolution. This transcends both Darwinism and Biblical Creationism, none of which comes even close to it in explanatory power. It is thus not very surprising that people are very taken by this new theory that is perceived not only as making sense, but also to be very beautiful. Yet, this theory obviously is a threat to the ideas of purposelessness fiercely defended by academic science for such a long time and there is no reason to expect that it would be easily accepted there. But regular people today often seem to honor the ideal of rational empiricism more than many professional scientists. This is very evident in the case of Normark, who seems to have no respect for the scientific method and makes statements about theories he has not even studied. Yet, I must say that I doubt that he, who spends so much energy trying to debunk thoughts outside of the mainstream, would be impressed even if he actually tried to learn something about the new theory of biological evolution. Many scientists wedded to a materialist ideology will simply ignore what they cannot fit into their box and no amount of evidence is likely to sway them. Such an ideology is likely to be favorable to their careers, but it will certainly not lead them to the truth of why we and the universe exist or allow them to appreciate the beauty of a science that makes sense.
Carl Johan Calleman


Review from a Barnes & Noble reader:

Best Philosphical/Scientific Book of 2009
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November 17, 2009: Dr Calleman's new book is one of the best I have read in many years. It presents a solution to the greatest enigma of them all-- the Creation and the Origin of Life. Starting in the beginning with the latest data from the WMAP which suggests a Central Axis to our universe (dubbed Axis of Evil), Dr Calleman uses the fractal scaling of the Mayan calendar to trace the trajectory of the development of life and this he does with great success: The Mayan calendar does map successfully into the history of our universe in the most uncanny way. The Shamanic vision of the Mayans was able to take in the whole of reality and that vision lines up almost completely with the science of the early 21th century, the time of the Mayan End Date. Dr Calleman, who holds a doctorate in bio-physics, has all but delivered the death blow to some aspects of both the Modern Synthesis and the Standard Model. He has established Purpose and Design where cowed and intimidated scientists see only randomness. We are dealing here with no less than a new Summa to all scientific knowledge and the author is the second coming of Bergson and Theilhard de Chardin. Aside from a few typos and a few foreignisms (the author grew up in Sweden) the style is crisp, lucid, and fresh. The photographs are of poor quality but the line drawings are marvelous and enlightening.

All in all "The Purposeful Universe" is a breakthrough book of astounding depth of knowledge and understanding. A copy should find its way into every high school biology classroom. This book is the best counter to certain remarks by Steven Weinberg about the Universe being "pointless" and certain writings of Dennett, Dawkins, and the rest of the propagandists for the promotion of life and consciousness as "epiphenomena".

Calleman belongs to the old Chain of Being school as celebrated by Lovejoy and Arthur Koestler a few generations ago and whose principle proponent today is Ken Wilber. Calleman is the true successor to Bergson who saw Intuition as more important than the "geometric" side of the human intellect and "Purposeful Universe" is a highly Wilberian text. There are also similarities to Rupert Sheldrake. But Calleman is more impressive than either in the sense that he is more concrete-- more concrete in his knowledge of physics and biology and more focused because he is one of the world's foremost Mayan scholars. This is a formidable range of power for one man and I think this book will lead to a discontinuity in the history of the philosphy of science.


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Old 01-31-2010, 04:39 AM   #3
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In this video, the Mayan elder says this process happens every 5200 years. How does this coincide with events such as the fall of Atlantis and the tower of Babel? Weren't these events something that de-evolved us instead of evolved us?

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Hello sjkted,

Calleman's model allows for 'set-backs'. For instance, during the 5th night of the cellular underworld, meteor bombardment caused the evolution of consciousness to seemingly reverse. During the 5th night of the mammallian underworld, almost all life went extinct, but the building blocks are carried forward, and the schedule is kept.

How would evolution work in a repeating 5126-year cyclical model ?
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