In general, baktuns 1 thru 4 follow the Mayan light and dark cycles, especially in Egypt and Sumer, By 2325 BC, the end of dark baktun 1, most major civilizations mysteriously collapsed, a large number of the major civilizations of the world collapsed, simultaneously it seems around 2300BC. The Akkadian Empire in Mesopotamia, the Old Kingdom in Egypt, the Early Bronze Age civilization in Israel, Anatolia and Greece, as well as the Induss Valley civilization in India, the Hilmand Civilization in Afghanistan and the Hongshan Culture in China-the first urban civilizations in the world-all fell into ruin at more or less the same time. Why is this? Benny Peiser is a British archaeologist who along with others are looking for extraterrestrial influences, like asteroids. Few scientists blame Tlaltecuhtli, the Aztec god of earth. Earthquakes and volcanoes may indeed be a contributing factor. In baktun 4, around 1500 BC,
Around 1200 BC, many of the civilizations of the same regions (as in 2300 BC ) again collapsed at about the same time. This time, disaster overtook the Mycenaeans of Greece, the Hittites of Anatolia, The Egyptian New Kingdom, Late Bronze Age
Baktun 10 under the Aztec goddess of birth, Yohudlicitl, who guided the Mayans to
Bactun 11 under the Aztec god before dawn started about 1224 AD, another dark age. Here we find the Black Death in
Civilization as we know it, began in
The Egyptian civilization based on pharaohs, hieroglyphics and the gods, lasted for 2000 years, from 3100 BC to 1100 BC! As we learn more and more of this ‘beautiful god’ oriented theocracy, it’s mysteries continue to grow and inspire. The decline of the Egyptian Empire is also a mystery. Pharaohs were not obeying the gods. Hebrews were fleeing to the promised land and their god Yahweh killed first born males and drowned Egyptian soldiers.
Civilization was born around 3100 BC in the
I have been reading “The Rise of Consciousness in the Bicameral Mind” by Julian Jaynes, 1976. His very studious book suggests how the ancient mind was controlled by the right hemisphere, especially before 1000 BC. He calls this the bicameral or split mind. Professor Jaynes compares this split mind to schizophrenia, with ancient prophets, kings and in fact all humans for ages hearing voices from authoritative sources usually interpreted as gods. He bases his theory on physiology, history and linguistics. Jaynes’ book is a tour de force and was widely read by intellectuals and liberals, but usually criticized by fellow physiologists. The Egyptian civilization which lasted from 3100 to 1070 BC was surely bicameral, with gods and god-kings controlling society for over five bactuns. Jaynes analyzes writings of the Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Minoans, Hittites and Mycenaeans to show very few signs of consciousness. For example, the laws of these ancient civilizations all sounded like “Thou shall not kill”. Up through the time of the Hebrew prophets, this command was clearly heard in their minds, with no rationalization or questioning. Between Moses and Plato, there was surely a drastic increase in the consciousness of humans and a decrease in the intensity of voices in the right hemisphere. The Bible shows more consciousness than older documents, with both David and Jesus saying “My God, MY God, why have you forsaken me?”
Leonard Shlain, a more recent scholar, wrote “The Alphabet Versus the Goddess”, 1998. Shlain documents how the alphabet and alphabetic writing caused the demise of nature oriented goddesses and the rise of the more abstract monotheistic male god. The oldest alphabet was found in the
My essay on the Mayan Calendar describes bactun 5 from 1144 BC to 748 BC as a dark age under the Aztec god of death. At the start of this period the civilizations of
In his book, “Ancient Gods and Their Mysteries” Robert Berringer describes many signs of divine intervention in human evolution, especially cultural evolution. The Aztec Fifth Age started on 3114 BC; the date often quoted for the start of the Bronze Age, the first
As crazy as it may sound to some, there are those who are highly intelligent and learned that are convinced by many signs that the gods helped civilize humans in
All right hemisphere civilizations before Moses believed in polytheism, which is more than one god. These gods did not live on earth, so that makes them extra-terrestrial. They disappeared for long periods of time. Even Yahweh, some claim, was absent for centuries, such as between the time of Jacob and Joseph and Moses. It is not known exactly how the gods civilized man, but one good theory is that they used some form of mind control. The gods spoke thru man’s right hemisphere. Do not tell your psychiatrist that God is speaking to you, or even that you hear authoritative voices in your head, for they think it is a major sign of insanity. Sitchin says that the Ark of the Covenant contained a “dvir” or “speaker”. Yes, Sitchin can read ancient Hebrew too. The Egyptian drawings show high voltage electrical devices which were regarded as dangerous, just like the
The extensive destruction of almost all cities near the
Whatever the truth behind the Mayan Calendar is, whether it is fact or fantasy there is no doubt that it is popular. There are numerous books on the subject, documentaries, classes and lectures on the calendar abound. Even a Mayan Calendar Crop Circle has been produced! If you find this stuff at all interesting, the works of Jenkins, Sitchin and others can help you read the many auspicious signs that seem to be all around us. And who knows, maybe they are correct? I would suggest that if the gods speak to you, you ought to listen, unless, of course, they promise you 72 virgins after you kill yourself. The ancient heaven and earth gods never talked like that. Just another reason to keep an open mind and to keep walking in this big Weird World of ours.
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