(3) Paradigm Shifts in the Age of Polarity

Mild Paradigm Shifts

An example of a mild paradigm shift happened for many people during and after the unexpected global financial crisis of 2008. That crisis had been forecasted by lone voices for quite some time before it happened. Those voices were independent financial analysts who had been paying close attention to real unfolding non-mainstream events, but few people paid heed to their warnings. Virtually until the last moment, mainstream economic analysts painted a rosy picture and ignored the evident-enough signs.

Although often unexpected, financial crises do happen. They are not obscure or unknown events. In fact, we expect them to roll around every once in a while. In the case of the financial crash in 2008, many people could still remember the Dot Com crash of 2001 which was still etched on the minds of those who had worked in the IT sector back then.

An Instant Paradigm Shift

Many ideas were floated about what could or would happen on or around December 21, 2012 – some of them bordering on the fantastic: duality would disappear, the magnetic poles would switch positions or shift, instant telepathy would ensue, volcanoes would pop, earthquakes would shake and tectonic plates would shift.

Nothing of the sort happened on that day, and the result was an epic let-down for many people who had expected an instant paradigm shift [1]. Thus, most people lost further interest and got on with their lives.

A Real Material Paradigm Shift

An example of a real paradigm shift would be if we had to revert from our present-day, modern, industrial-age lifestyles to pre-industrial, traditional, agriculture-oriented lifestyles in a relatively short period of time, say, within a decade or two. That would constitute a real paradigm shift. However, having to live with limited access to electricity, for example, or without machinery or automation would, perhaps, be just too far-fetched an idea to contemplate.

Going back in time in practice would be completely counter-intuitive to what we would normally conceive of as going forward, which would be to use more-advanced technologies. In modern times, paradigm shifts are often thought of as being linear events, like all jobs being taken over by robots – a shift that would require using more electricity, not less. While holding that thought, let’s consider the concept of paradigm shifts a bit further.

The Shifts of the Short Ages

In the context of the Maya calendars, a shift happening from one short age (which consists of approximately 20 years) to the next would constitute a mild paradigm shift. Such a transition would happen within a short-enough time frame for most people to become aware that many things seem to be changing at the same time, which would make it seem as if time is speeding up; yet, actual changes would be happening slowly enough to not cause a shock to people’s systems. At first, there may be some resistance to some of the changes, but most people would eventually adapt to the new paradigm.

Individuals who are somewhat traditional or more consciously autonomous would usually assess social and cultural changes according to their own personal values, principles and ethics – which they had already clearly defined – and would then make conscious decisions about going along with certain new trends or not.  They may eventually settle somewhere in the middle, retaining some of their old ways and adopting some of the new ones depending on what suits them best.

Energies at Play

Trends happening in post-modern societies these days are generally perceived within the context of moving forward, i.e. “progressing”. Whether negative or positive, they are considered as progress nonetheless – and when changes produce negative results they are perceived as being the price that we have to pay for progress. That is because post-modern Western culture is not values-, principles- or ethics-based (anymore), but trends-driven. Society, therefore, tends to go along with whatever new is taken up by society in general – and that is usually commercially driven.

Nevertheless, few people are aware that there are also energetic movements at play in the universe which can influence real events and trends. On a higher level, metaphysical energy influences the Spirit of the Age (collective consciousness), and when that shifts it causes behavioral changes in people’s ways of thinking which are reflected in their attitudes. These changes are usually most clearly reflected in group attitudes.

By having done away with traditional internal structures in the form of human value systems (which would usually regulate external conduct), group consciousness is today much more prone to being affected by the negative aspects of the Spirit of the Age than before. Today, technology – in the form of personal devices – provides a broadcasting channel for the boundary-less (and anonymous) expression and projection of the negative as much as for the positive elements of the Spirit of the Age.

Decadeology vs. Katunology

When we consult extensive online discussions about cultural changes over the decades – a practice known as ‘decadeology’ – we find that there is consensus in forums dedicated to the subject of when major cultural shifts took place (see appendix).

The objective of decadeology is to identify the distinctive cultural Spirit of the Age of each decade, for example, how 80’s culture differed from 90’s culture. However, ‘decadeologists’ seem to accept that decadeology is not an exact science because cultural shifts never seem to happen exactly at the beginning or ending of Gregorian calendar decades.

A Maya Katun measures 19.7 years, and a half-Katun measures 9.85 years.  The midpoint of a Katun indicates a peak. The two sides (halves) of a Katun are slightly different in character from each other, due to ascending and descending energy. Lengthwise, half-Katuns are almost equivalent to decades but are almost never exactly synchronized with the start or end dates of decades.

When decades are compared with half-Katuns, it can be observed that cultural shifts tend to take place around dates closely matching Katun and half-Katun shift points.

Maya “Katunology” could, therefore, be considered more accurate than Gregorian decadeology, because Katunology is based on finely calculated energy shifts corroborated by centuries of observation, is recorded in mythology and is also embedded in the symbolism of the archetypes and numbers (known as Tones) that are used in the Maya calendars. The Gregorian calendar, however, does not imply any energy shifting, and it does not contain any symbolism.

We can conclude then that the cultural shifts observed and recorded by decadeologists are (unbeknownst to them) more than likely Katun energy shifts observed and placed within the context of decades.

Transition Time Frames

When considering some of the actual cultural shifts of past decades by using discussions in the decadeology community as a source, we can get a feeling for the time frame that cultural shifts took to occur. This may give us a sense of the impact that shifting energy can have on group psychology and group consciousness. On average, energy shifts appear to take between two and four years to complete, due to overlap each way.

The famous Maya calendar symbolic shift point of December 21, 2012 signified both an actual Katun shift point as well as a shift point between Great Cycles (which last 5,125 years each). However, the energy of the new Katun took until around mid-2014 or, perhaps, a bit later to really show itself.

In comparison, the Great Cycle shift from the Maya Fourth to Fifth World will take around 200 more years to reach completion when factoring in its combined transition, gestation and maturation stages. The transition period alone is likely to take around 40 years (as discussed in Part 2).

Instant paradigm shifts are, therefore, very rare occurrences, because even shifts between short 19.7-year Katun ages can take as long as three to four years to complete.

From a Jungian perspective, periodic expectations for instant paradigm shifts more than likely stem from archetypical impulses within our consciousness. Certain archetypes within our psyches (on an individual and on a group level) subconsciously recognize or pick up on imminent energy shifts, but the archetypes are unable to interpret the duration of time that shifts would take to complete or when changes would manifest in practice.

These instinctual archetypical early-warning impulses are – most probably – subconscious markers and indicators that have the purpose of prompting us into action. However, working out how we should act in preparation for change is something that has to be done consciously on an intellectual level, and it has then to be applied on a practical level. Few people follow through on this part of the process, as most people tend to remain in “the sky-is-falling” phase (see: The Inside Story).

An Age of Polarity

Today, in 2017, the polarity of Katun 2 Ahau (2012-2032) is clear to see, but the arrival of such strong polarity with polarization as a result has been counter-intuitive to the expectations that many people had for a post-2012 world, i.e. a linear progression towards harmony. One of the reasons for expectations of natural continuity was that the previous Katun, Katun 4 Ahau (1993-2012), was relatively well balanced in nature.

However, evolution is not linear; it is cyclical. The fact that our Western civilization makes use of a modern, non-cyclical (Gregorian) calendar means that most people have been out of the energy loop. If more attention were paid to Katun shifts as opposed to mainly the Great Cycle shift, and if it were not approached solely from a linear perspective, we might have been more prepared for the very high levels of polarity that we can observe almost everywhere right now.

Having said that, even non-linearity has energetic continuity by design; energetically speaking, Katun 4 Ahau had the natural purpose of preparing us for Katun 2 Ahau. During the highly spiritual Katun 4 Ahau, we were being prepared for the volatile dualism of Katun 2 Ahau.

Spiritually speaking, this could also be viewed from the perspective of human souls being in training. The personal development that had been achieved on an individual level during Katun 4 Ahau is now being tested on a group level in Katun 2 Ahau. For example, do we allow ourselves to be swept up in identity politics (which is a form of group-think), or are we able to remain individually autonomous enough to act only in accordance with our personal value systems?

Younger people who have not experienced Katun 4 Ahau can still benefit from both Katuns as they have the advantage of learning directly from the volatile energies of the present Katun age – while they can also benefit from the Spirit of the Age of the previous Katun by selectively accessing the positive elements of that age through some of its cultural artifacts which can be found in some of its television series, books, cinema and art.

Metaphysical Paradigm Shifts

In the meantime, it is important to keep in mind that there are important underlying Great Cycle factors that have already come online, even if the overall Great Cycle transition will take a long time to complete. These are more-subtle, growing energies and, due to some of them being completely new and unknown to us, their characteristics hold the potential for generating unexpected paradigm shifts.

Exploring Mild Paradigm Shifts

Shift Point 1993: Katun 6 Ahau (1973-1993) shifts to Katun 4 Ahau (1993-2012)

Let us now return to what mild paradigm shifts may look like, and let’s imagine the example of someone who had become stranded on an isolated island with no communications from mid-1991 to mid-1995 – a time period of around four years which consists of the shift point in 1993 with an energy overlap of more or less two years each way. On being rescued and on returning to society in 1995, this person would have been under the impression that things were more or less similar to when they left.

In the meantime, while they were away, trends – such as music, fashion, technology, and attitudes – had changed significantly, to the extent that by 1995 they fully embodied the general trends of the 1990s as opposed to those of the late ’80s (and very early ’90s). Our returnee might have been surprised to find that things had changed so much after they left. Nevertheless, having to adapt to this new paradigm on their return would not have thrown them off-balance completely – notwithstanding the probable light culture shock that they were experiencing. Things were different but not completely different.

There seems to be a relatively strong consensus amongst decadeologists that the actual cultural shift point between the ’80s and ’90s only happened in 1993, and not in 1990 as one would have expected [2][3][4][6]. The year 1993 just happens to be the exact shift point from Katun 4 Ahau to Katun 2 Ahau in the Maya Short Count calendar.

The Spirit of the Age: Katun 4 Ahau

By 1995, the general atmosphere in the developed world incorporated some or all of the following characteristics: a general positive outlook for the future and a sense that peace was increasing in the world (it was post-Cold War and politically, culturally and socially the world was warming up again); a relatively good level of civility and courtesy amongst people and a live-and-let-live philosophy; strong individuality in the sense of personal autonomy; a relatively good level of trust amongst people; a relatively strong concern for the environment; mostly free-range childhoods; and just the right amount of technology [3][5] so that it did not take over people’s lives completely.

Spirituality seemed to be in revival, and books such as The Alchemist and The Celestine Prophecy were popular. The television series Friends was growing in popularity and would later become one of the most watched television series of all time. The film Groundhog Day was notable for its depiction of the trials and tribulations of personal development in a humorous and entertaining way.

Shift Point 2012: Katun 4 Ahau (1993-2012) shifts to Katun 2 Ahau (2012-2032)

Let’s return to our example of a castaway with no communications, but this time let’s imagine that the person was away from mid-2010 to mid-2014 – also, a time period of four years. The actual shift point was in 2012, but the transition took a couple of years to manifest and there was some overlap each way.

Upon returning in 2014, our ex-castaway would probably have been surprised to see virtually everyone, young and old, walking around with Smartphones. That trend had already started in 2010, but it was much less ubiquitous back then. However, by 2014, social networking had more or less completely taken over all social and non-professional communications.

As for music, art, fashion and creativity, there seems to be a consensus on decadeology forums about the lack of many new or original happenings and that there was a general lack of quality in the early- and mid-2010s [6].

The Spirit of the Age: Katun 2 Ahau

By mid-2014, and especially by the start of 2015, the general atmosphere in the developed world already incorporated some of the following characteristics: a general negative outlook for the future and a growing sense that peace was decreasing in the world (the year 2014 was a record year for world conflicts [8][9]); a much-deteriorated level of civility and courtesy amongst people, especially online; a victimhood mentality with the attitude that the world and other people owed people something; weak individuality in terms of personal autonomy combined with high levels of group conformity and finding personal identity in group identity; rapidly deteriorating levels of trust amongst people; a limited concern for the environment; childhoods featuring parents being overprotective on the one hand and outsourcing their parenting to teachers and personal devices on the other; and personal technologies having generally more or less completely taken over people’s lives [5][6][7].

Other impacting features were gender relations taking a turn for the worse; race relations deteriorating; sectarian, cultural and religious conflicts and their negative effects dominating the news more than ever; and protests, especially in the developed world, visibly increasing – and becoming ever more violent [7]. While some of these protests seemed to have legitimate causes, others seemed to be for superficial or artificial reasons, and it often came across as if people were protesting “for the sake of it” or simply to be part of recreational group activities.

The Book Fifty Shades of Grey crossed the 100 million sales mark in 2014, whilst, amongst others, television series such as Black Mirror and Game of Thrones were getting huge ratings. On the big screen, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 was raking it in at the box office.

The Yin and Yang of the Katuns

Naturally, neither of the above Katun snapshots tells the whole story – all ages have their positives and negatives and, indeed, their ups and downs. However, the atmosphere of Katun 4 Ahau was well balanced in general, while Katun 2 Ahau is rather unbalanced in comparison, to put it mildly.

From a Maya calendar perspective, the Spirit of the Age of each of these two examples conforms on a basic level to the symbolism found in their numbers known as Tones in the Maya calendars: Tone 4 generally results in a balanced and harmonious atmosphere, while Tone 2 can mean a doubling in strength of duality and polarity.

That’s not to say that positive things are not also happening during our volatile times, but the positives are clearly less evident than the negatives in this Spirit of the Age, compared with that of the one before.

Dealing with Duality    

On the surface of it then, with having some perspective on how the present Spirit of the Age differs from the one before, it should not be too difficult for us to conclude that there are various things that we can do in order to work with the elevated levels of polarity that are present in this age.

More than anything, a starting point for each individual could be to define their personal values clearly. Continuously shifting energy, a strong feature of Katun 2 Ahau, is likely to test individual integrity and group values on a regular basis by highlighting inconsistencies, double standards and hypocrisy.

With the influence of the Fifth Element assisting in exposing inconsistencies, the ideal energetic circumstances have been created by the universe to prompt the clarifying and refining of personal values and personal beliefs, whether ideological or otherwise.

Learning how to clearly distinguish between right and wrong in reference to one’s own conscience is, after all, one of the very objectives of the presence of duality and polarity within our paradigm here on Earth.

Paradigm Balancers and Pillar Raisers

There are also other things we can do to avoid falling into the natural traps of polarization. We could revert to levels of etiquette and social behavior as practised during Katun 4 Ahau; we could treat people online in the same way as we treat people off-line; we can set boundaries, show respect and insist on mutual respect in return; we can wean ourselves off excessive use of personal technologies and set time aside for personal development; we can assume more personal responsibility in shaping our social culture; and we can foster self-responsibility within our children and promote that in society in general, thereby dissolving the all-pervasive victimhood culture present in the developed world today.

The Tzolkin as a Guidance System

Positive values, traits and characteristics are naturally embedded in the energies of the days in the sacred Maya Tzolkin calendar. By following the Tzolkin on a daily basis and by paying attention to the higher qualities contained in the combined energies of each day, we can acquire, embrace and come to embody natural, organic and consistent universal values that would not only serve our own selves but would also serve our communities and our environment, regardless of which Katun we find ourselves in.

This process would strengthen conscious personal autonomy and individual identity by getting to know our intrinsic archetypical traits on an individual level. Moreover, it would make us more prepared for dealing with some of the real paradigm shifts that we will be encountering during the rest of this Katun and the one that will follow.

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By J.J. Montagnier 

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(1) Apocalypse Now?

Introduction

The first five years of the new Great Cycle, the Mayan Fifth World, turned out much less apocalyptic than initially forecasted, considering the dire predictions for 2012 and notwithstanding considerable upheaval between 2012 and 2017.

In the years leading up to 2012, many people in the Mayanism movement threw bits and pieces of a broad selection of prophecies – from a range of indigenous peoples from Mesoamerica, North America, and sometimes even Asia – all together and then projected them onto one day, i.e. December 21, 2012. By doing so, all contexts and time frames were lost and since then the majority of self-proclaimed experts have disappeared into the proverbial ether.

When doing a more in-depth analysis of the original Mayan prophecies, it becomes apparent that it’s early days yet. Energetically speaking, the most volatile times of the great shift of the ages are still ahead of us. Very significant events can be expected to occur during the next 35 years, and they will have to do with metaphysical – as well as physical – energy shifts, transitions and configurations.

The Original Mayan Prophecies

The original Mayan prophecies began from within various aspects of this ancient civilization’s rich history and culture, a culture that has spanned over more than 12,000 years by Mayan estimations [1]. Today, many of their prophecies are still accessible and can be found in various places such as in the Mayan Codices that had survived the Spanish conquest; in ancient Mayan mythologies, for example, in the Mayan creation story and on various stone stellae at archeological sites in Mesoamerica; on murals in excavated Mayan pyramid inner rooms; on preserved ceramics displayed or found in museums and private collections; and in several of the ancient Mayan calendar systems that have prophecies naturally embedded within them by design [2].

Serious modern-day scholars and archaeologists would usually refer to some or several of the above-mentioned sources. There are also prophecies that had been passed down from generation to generation through folklore and by word of mouth, but they would usually be unknown to those outside the Mayan culture.

This article and others will selectively focus on accessible Mayan prophecies from authentic sources that are specifically relevant to our discussion. The objective is to consider the prophecies that can be correlated with real events – past and present – and to look into some of the symbolism which would relate to future events.

Time, Space and Energy

In order to have a general understanding of how the Mayans perceived and measured time, a few time-related concepts need to be taken into account. The Mayan perception of time encompasses energy and space. Everything contains, and therefore is, energy. The energies measured and mapped emanate from the earth, from the four directions and from the cosmos – and everyone is affected by them.

For the Mayans, time is circular and cyclical, depending on which aspects of it are being measured; however, there is an overall linear progression in the long run. Time is measured and counted for different reasons and with different objectives. The calendars interact with each other to form cycles (and circles) within cycles. Some Mayan calendars measure agricultural cycles, while others measure human cycles and yet others are used for ceremony or prophecy. There are as many as twenty Mayan calendars in existence, but several of them have fallen out of use for various reasons.

In contemporary terms, few people would normally be conscious of these energies, but all people would be subconsciously aware of them. For example, sometimes these energies can be felt or sensed. Days, weeks and even years “feel” different from others. However, outside of Western astrology, the idea that time periods could have different energetic patterns – which actually could have practical, literal or physical effects – is usually not taken very seriously.

Archetypes and Symbolism

Mayan archetypes, deities or gods were assigned to express, depict and present the characteristics of these energies. Thereby, time and energy were given “shape”, so to speak. The traits and characteristics of these archetypes, deities and gods would then “embody” the natures of the ages, in order to understand and “see” them better. This gave time dimensional qualities that go far beyond the concept of time simply being measured as an arbitrary linear process.

Epochs, millennia, decades, days and events were mapped symbolically by this method which was also integrated within the Mayan hieroglyphic writing system. In this way, the Mayans were always conscious of their position in time. It was almost like living in a cyclical story. They knew where they were on each day, they knew where they came from, and they knew where they were heading to, all within an energetic and symbolic context while having had practical implications within their community context as well.

This is the gift that the classic Mayan civilization has left for the world, and it is especially relevant during these times that we live in.  Simply put, since people in the modern world do not generally sense or appreciate the subtle energies that influence their lives on a daily basis, systems such as the Mesoamerican calendars can be of immense value to them in providing a map of the unknown. Furthermore, it could enable them to anticipate the general characteristics of future time frames within particular time periods, as the Mayans did.

Circles, Cycles and Linearity

The circles and cycles that come around again are never absolutely the same every time. They have similar characteristics, but it is worth remembering that there are smaller cycles (and circles) within larger ones, with the very large ones stretching many thousands of years into the past and future. As all these cycles turn and interact, almost like cogs in a grand energetic mechanism (or rather in a grand energetic organism), not all of the larger wheels would be at the same place every time a cycle recurs. There are various layers, with the smaller cycles turning faster than the larger ones.

For example, 19.7-year time frames are known as Katuns, with particular characteristics coming around every 256 years (the length of the entire cycle of 13 Katuns). However, a 19.7-year Katun happening during the beginning stages of a Great Cycle of 5,125 years would not be exactly the same as the same Katun happening somewhere in the middle of a Great Cycle. That is because the entire cycle of 256 years would fit into 5,125 years several times over (20 times to be exact), and the Great Cycle would be at an energetic peak in its middle (about 2,500 years into it) while it would be at an energetic low at its beginning and end. Therefore, at the Great Cycle’s high point, the 19.7-year Katun would be affected by the peak energy of the 5,125-year Great Cycle, whereas that same Katun would be affected by the low energy of the Great Cycle at the start of the Great Cycle.

Prophecies can, therefore, only ever be a guideline as to how things may turn out.  Nevertheless, the accuracy and power of the prophetic Mayan calendars should not be underestimated. That is if we can manage to read them, considering their complexity. Throughout the rest of this article and its follow-up installments, a humble attempt will be made towards doing so.

The Ending of Cycles

Let us now take a brief look at the endings of several significant cycles, which automatically indicate that they would be followed by the beginning of new cycles. A brief summary of the characteristics or prophetic relevance of each cycle will also follow. Later on (in future chapters), some of the deeper symbolism of the prophecies relevant to the ending of some of these cycles will be delved into.

  • The 468-year Bolom Tiku Cycle ended in 1987. This was the end of a dark age (and the beginning of an age of light, called ‘Oxlajuj Tiku’, that will last 676 years [1]). In the immediate years after the Bolom Tiku Cycle ended, major events unfolded in the world during the start of Oxlajuj Tiku such as the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989), the end of the Soviet Union (1991), the end of apartheid in South Africa (1991-94), and the beginning of the Northern Ireland Peace Process (1994).
  • The 5,125-year 4th Great Cycle, also known as the ‘Mayan Fourth World’, ended on 21 December, 2012. This was the end of a very long cycle ruled by masculine energy and the element of water [3]. It was also the beginning of the Mayan Fifth World which is meant to be ruled by both masculine and feminine energies and would have the combined four elements of the previous four cycles – namely, Fire, Air, Earth and Water, plus an additional element, Ether [1][3]. (We were five years into this new Great Cycle at the time of writing in 2017.) 
  • The 19.7-year Katun cycle named ‘4 Ahau’ that started on 6 April, 1993 ended on the 21 December, 2012. Throughout the ages, this Katun has had strong spiritual qualities and, while it contained some upheaval, too, it would appear to be one of the most balanced Katuns overall. During the most recent Katun 4 Ahau, there was a powerful revival of Eastern spirituality and philosophy within the Western world – and the New Age movement grew in leaps and bounds.
  • The 19.7-year Katun cycle named ‘2 Ahau’ started on December 22, 2012 and will end on 7 September, 2032. This was the beginning of a 19.7-year period that symbolically and energetically has strong qualities related to polarization and upheaval, while there are also some positive aspects to this cycle, too. (At the time of writing in 2017, we were five years into this Katun.)
  • The 19.7-year Katun named ‘13 Ahau’ will start on 8 September, 2032 and will end on May 25, 2052. This is a 19.7-year time period that has been observed by the Mayans to be a Katun that is symbolically dark and has proven to be one of the most unstable of all the Katuns, with the world usually being ‘turned upside down’, symbolically and literally (the world being the Mayan lands in Central America at the time.) However, some of the symbolism attached to the energy of the number (known as a tone) 13 has high spiritual qualities in the Mayan calendars.
  • The entire prophetic Katuns’ cycle of 256 years that started in 1796 and will end in 2052.

The last couple of Katuns in the 256-year cycle are always considered to be unstable, and they usually include the collapse of systems and structures. According to prophecy, the beginning of a brand new 256-year prophetic cycle would subsequently usher in a new dawn and a complete rejuvenation of the world. Symbolically, Katuns 2 and 13 Ahau (2012 – 2052) constitute the winding down and final collapse of the Old World, before the New World rises from the ashes.

Why are these cycles important?

The first three cycles mentioned above provide immediate reference points for events that have already taken place. They will be evaluated in a future installment to determine whether they, indeed, signified any real changes in terms of real-world events. If they did, for example, in the case of the changeover from one Katun to the next, it would illustrate how each Katun embodies a ‘Spirit of the Age’ (in Western terms also known as a ‘zeitgeist’).

This should provide evidence that the shifting or changing of the Spirit of the Age can happen relatively fast from one short age to the next, compared to the time that it takes from a very long cycle to the following one due to the transition, gestation and maturation stages being longer. For example, many people were surprised that nothing happened at the end of 2012, but we are, in fact, still accelerating deeper into the ‘birth canal’ of the transition phase between two Great Cycles, and multiple changes will be experienced along the way.

The rest of Katun 2 Ahau and the entire Katun 13 Ahau will happen during the next 35 years, between 2017 (at the time of writing) and 2052. The entire Katuns’ cycle of 256 years will end in 2052, which would probably be the most significant ending of all the cycles in the context of the overall discussion. If we are lucky, humanity should exit the first and most volatile stage of the transition ‘birth canal’ around that time.

Importantly, the next 35 years could potentially be experienced (lived through) by the majority of people alive today under the age of fifty. Those of us who are going to be around will have to deal with the upcoming changes. The younger the person, the more likely it is that they would experience most or all of it, depending on location, circumstances and events. How it all plays out on a local level would have a lot to do with people’s attitudes towards the whole process.

In the next installments, a deeper analysis of the prophecies related to the cycles listed in this article will be undertaken. The purpose of some of these energies will also be explored from a human development point view.

Continue to Chapter 2 >>

By J.J. Montagnier

Copyright © · All Rights Reserved · EnergyShifts.net

This article has been written for general consumption, and some concepts have been simplified. The views and opinions are those of the author. Creative license has been applied to make some concepts more accessible. 

References:

  1. The Book of Destiny – Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012, by Carlos Barrios (published in 2009)
  2. Wayeb Notes No. 30. http://www.wayeb.org/notes/wayeb_notes0030.pdf
  3. Carlos Barrios, Mayan elder: http://goldenspearshealing.com/articles/carlos-barrios-mayan-elder/
  4. The Mayan Prophecies – The Renewal of the World 2012 – 2072, by Kenneth Johnson (published in 2012)

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  1. The Book of Destiny – Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012, by Carlos Barrios (published in 2009) [1] [2] 
  2. The Mayan Prophecies – The Renewal of the World 2012 – 2072, by Kenneth Johnson (published in 2012)
  3. The Maya Katun Prophecies, by Bruce Scofield (Article: Alternate Perceptions, 1996)
  4. The Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel, by Ralph Roys (published in 1933)
  5. The Long and Short of the Mayan Calendar (Published in The Mountain Astrologer, Dec. 2004 / Jan. 2005) by Bruce Scofield

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