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What Mayan Elders Are Saying About 2012

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What Mayan Elders Are Saying About 2012

By Carlos Barrios, Contributor to Sacred Living on

Carlos Barrios, Mayan elder and Ajq’ij (is a ceremonial priest and spiritual guide) of the Eagle Clan. Carlos initiated an investigation into the different Mayan calendars circulating. Carlos along with his brother Gerardo studied with many teachers and interviewed nearly 600 traditional Mayan elders to widen their scope of knowledge.

Carlos found out quickly there were several conflicting interpretations of Mayan hieroglyphs, petroglyphs, Sacred Books of ‘Chilam Balam’ and various ancient text. Carlos found some strong words for those who may have contributed to the confusion:

Carlos Barrios: “Anthropologists visit the temple sites and read the inscriptions and make up stories about the Maya, but they do not read the signs correctly. It’s just their imagination. Other people write about prophecy in the name of the Maya. They say that the world will end in December 2012. The Mayan elders are angry with this. The world will not end. It will be transformed.”

“We are no longer in the World of the Fourth Sun, but we are not yet in the World of the Fifth Sun. This is the time in-between, the time of transition. As we pass through transition there is a colossal, global convergence of environmental destruction, social chaos, war, and ongoing Earth Changes.”

He continues: “Humanity will continue, but in a different way. Material structures will change. From this we will have the opportunity to be more human. We are living in the most important era of the Mayan calendars and prophecies. All the prophecies of the world, all the traditions are converging now. There is no time for games. The spiritual ideal of this era is action.”

Carlos tells us: “The indigenous have the calendars and know how to accurately interpret it — not others. The Mayan Calendars comprehension of time, seasons, and cycles has proven itself to be vast and sophisticated. The Maya understand 17 different calendars such as the Tzolk’in or Cholq’ij, some of them charting time accurately over a span of more than ten million years.

“All was predicted by the mathematical cycles of the Mayan calendars. — It will change –everything will change. Mayan Day-keepers view the Dec. 21, 2012 date as a rebirth, the start of the World of the Fifth Sun. It will be the start of a new era resulting from and signified by the solar meridian crossing the galactic equator and the Earth aligning itself with the center of the galaxy.”

At sunrise on December 21, 2012 for the first time in 26,000 years the Sun rises to conjunct the intersection of the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic. This cosmic cross is considered to be an embodiment of the Sacred Tree, The Tree of Life, a tree remembered in all the world’s spiritual traditions.

Some observers say this alignment with the heart of the galaxy in 2012 will open a channel for cosmic energy to flow through the Earth, cleansing it and all that dwells upon it, raising all to a higher level of vibration. Carlos reminds us: “This process has already begun. Change is accelerating now and it will continue to accelerate.

If the people of the Earth can get to this 2012 date in good shape without having destroyed too much of the Earth, we will rise to a new, higher level. But to get there we must transform enormously powerful forces that seek to block the way.”

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8:44AM PDT on Sep 22, 2012

So good to finally get the facts from people who know how to read the text. It's going to be an exciting change I hope.

8:22AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Always fascinating to read differing interpretations from other cultures which often contain many wise and sage forms of learning/teaching and perspectives.

For those who feel that posting this sort of "nonsense" on Care2 should not happen, get over yourselves. As always, one can take what we need to learn form other cultures and not worry about what one personally does not agree with without complaining about content. There is a wealth of variety of sources on Care2 and we cannot agree with everything yet we can learn. Different viewpoints can lead us to explore areas that we have not considered before or ask questions expanding our personal learning experience.

An interesting and informative article.

11:07PM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

Great article

3:00AM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

So with a bit of luck, we'll still be here to celebrate New Year 2013. :)

5:42AM PDT on Jun 11, 2012


6:05PM PDT on Jun 7, 2012

Someone claims the world will end at least every other year. I expect to see you all on December 22nd. Better do that Xmas. shopping!

7:14AM PDT on Jun 6, 2012

Regardless of what you believe, this is golden advice.

4:01AM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

good article, thanks.

3:26PM PDT on May 31, 2012

Thank you for getting the facts from those who actually know what they are talking about.

11:46AM PDT on May 27, 2012

Very interesting thanks :)

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