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    Contact Carl Johan Calleman

    Carl Johan Calleman was born at the exact midpoint of the month named from the Roman goddess Maya (May 15, 1950 12am), which is also the day 5 Jaguar in the traditional Sacred Calendar of the Maya.
    He is the author of three books on the Mayan calendar, Maya-hypotesen (in Swedish, 1994), The Mayan Calendar (Garev, 2001) and the forthcoming The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness (Bear and Co, 2004). He has consistently upheld the value of the traditional Mayan calendar system and was invited as one of the main speakers at the conference organized by the Indigenous Council of the Americas in Merida 1998. He lectures and gives courses about the traditional Mayan calendar across the world.
    Carl also has a PhD from the University of Stockholm and has been a Senior Researcher at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has served as an expert on cancer for the World Health Organization.
    You can also contact Carl via his web site www.calleman.com/.

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    The Plumed Serpent [part two]
    The Return of the Energy of Christ and of Quetzalcoatl

    Click for more on Quetzalcoatl and the Oneness Celebration As his fascinating article unfolds, Carl examines the idea that the return of Quetzalcoatl, the Plumed Serpent of Mexico, marks the fulfilment of a Divine, Cosmic Plan, as revealed in the ancient Mayan Calendar. This unified way of looking at the world, one where science and spirituality merges into a Theory of Everything has a very simple basic structure. Knowedge of this plan will create a deeper understanding of the universe in all of its aspects. He argies that all phenomena become understandable from the evolution of consciousness according to a pre-set plan.

    To give an idea of what this Theory of Everything will mean I would like to quote Stephen Hawking's ending words from A Brief History of Time:

    If we were to discover such a complete theory, its general principles should be so simple as to be understandable by everyone, not just a few scientists. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people, be able to take part in the discussion of the question of why it is that we and the universe exist. If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason – for then we would know the mind of God.

    The Calendar of Quetzalcoatl is exactly this Theory of Everything, which describes the evolution of consciousness. That this Theory of Everything eventually did not turn out to have its origin in the science of physics should not come as a surprise to anyone. Physics is the science of matter. It seeks to reduce all phenomena of mind and spirit to the movements of matter. Since we are now entering an Underworld that makes the unification of the left and right brain halves possible the science that is now developing is instead holistic and based primarily on the evolution of consciousness. Only now may the human mind on an intellectual level become whole and able to understand the mechanisms of divine creation.

    Part of the value that this theory will have is as a common basis for discussions about the purpose of life as envisioned by Hawking. Yet, it also has a more down-to-earth and practical value in the sense that in certain ways it will in the turbulent years to come prepare us for the future. The description in the True Mayan Calendar of the changing seasons of time will be very useful for guiding our course of action. What I am talking about here is the prophetic value of the Calendar of Quetzalcoatl. While this may not always tell us exactly what will happen, it does tell us about the likelihood of events that may manifest during certain spiritual seasons. This will be especially valuable in periods of turbulence, when the calendar will at least make the course of events understandable. It will be easier to find the way and avoid obstacles for those that have a map of time.

    The insight that the ongoing divine creation on Earth leads us in a certain direction. This is towards the Enlightened state of consciousness of the human individual and a unified Global Mind of the collective; the Golden Age.

    This is immensely important. The fact that the True Mayan Calendar proves that creation is developing in the direction of a positive and highly desirable goal provides hope for all. This hope is not based on a "nice thought" that we may chose to believe in, but on proof as to how the course of evolution is designed. The future Enlightenment of humanity is not something we need to create with our thoughts, but something that is logically inherent in the Cosmic Plan. This insight will immediately have a very positive effect on the many that look upon life as meaningless. Guidance on this path will probably be the greatest contribution of the Calendar of Quetzalcoatl; life gains a higher and deeper meaning and has a purpose.

    What this also means is that the only realistic approach to your own path is to focus on Enlightenment – starting now. Those sitting around, with arms crossed, waiting to see what will happen in 2012, may easily come to find that they waited too long. The path towards Enlightenment will no longer be a rather arbitrary life goal. It is now instead becoming a necessary preparation for everyone's future.

    A calendar of peace. Since this calendar provides a schedule for the Enlightenment of humanity – a state of mind without inner conflicts from which no external conflicts are projected – the calendar of Quetzalcoatl is in a very real sense a calendar of peace. The proof that creation indeed is evolving in the direction of a harmonious state of the Global Mind – The Golden Age – is by itself a great factor promoting peace also in the present.

    If a calendar falls short of delivering the above promises then it is not the Calendar of Quetzalcoatl. Of course, many will recognize some of the above promises as household beliefs of several spiritual and religious traditions. Yet, in such traditions they are mostly presented as "nice thoughts", more or less wishful thinking for which there is little substantial evidence. The return of the calendar of Quetzalcoatl – the combination of the True Tzolkin count with the tun-calendar – however provides reliable proof for everyone who seriously seeks an answer to the question what life is all about. To "believe" in the teachings of prophets, gurus, priests or scriptures will become irrelevant. The truth of the Calendar of Quetzalcoatl is independent of beliefs. If the Calendar of Quetzalcoatl is absorbed on a deep level at the Oneness Celebration it will have very profound consequences for the future of our civilization even if only a minority of mankind is directly affected. In the subsequent time, it will continue to spread widely because it will become obvious to many others that the Calendar of Quetzalcoatl is a new Truth.

    The Lord of Darkness: Tezcatlipoca

    Click for more on Quetzalcoatl and the Oneness CelebrationIn ancient days the people of Mexico recognized that certain calendar periods were ruled by the Lord of Darkness and Matter, Tezcatlipoca. In such periods his priesthood would then have the upper hand and create calendars that were based on the movements of matter rather than the spiritual energies of the Divine Plan. Also today, the calendars of this priesthood dominate. The most widespread is obviously the Gregorian calendar, which is based on the solar year and the Muslim and Jewish calendars that are based on the cycles of the moon. Some calendars that are sometimes seen as Mayan also suffer from the same delusion. The 52-year calendar for instance that was so prevalent among the later Maya and the Aztecs is ultimately based on the physical year. In the recent Dreamspell calendar, the energy of the leap day (February 29 every four years) is excluded as a concession to the physical year. (It should be noted that the leap day is defined by the Gregorian calendar and that the idea to exclude it is not authentically Mayan). This particular day is then regarded as a day devoid of spiritual energy. This is because also the Dreamspell calendar is subordinated to the physical year rather than to the true spiritual energies of time. Similarly, the Thirteen Moon Calendar is a calendar subordinated to the physical year.

    Tezcatlipoca also played a role in deluding the priesthood of Izapa in Southern Mexico into believing that the end of creation would fall on December 21, 2012. This priesthood wanted the Long Count to begin on the day, corresponding to August 11, when the sun was in zenith in their own particular location, which would make this appear as the center of the world. This is the reason for the error. Much later, in Palenque, a correction would be attempted so that the end of the Long Count would fall on the actual completion date of divine creation, October 28, 2011. Yet, at least until now, the Izapan priesthood has had the upper hand.

    The materially based calendars of Tezcatlipoca have in common that they block people's path to the prophetic Calendar of Quetzalcoatl and encourage them to settle for something much less. Distorted calendars that do not accurately reflect the divine process of creation fail to point out a clear direction for the path of humanity towards Enlightenment. Only the True Calendar of Quetzalcoatl charts the time plan towards Enlightenment.

    Go Back Return to part 1 of The Return of Quetzalcoatl.

    Carl Johan Calleman is the author of Solving the Greatest Mystery of Our Time: The Mayan Calendar (Garev, 2001) and the forthcoming The Mayan calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness (Bear and co, 2004). He lectures and gives courses internationally on the Mayan calendar. His web page is www.calleman.com.

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