Reference The Mayan Calendars

All calendars are the same: they count cycles in days!
Depending on the duration of the calendar, we can see pattern. Every 7 days we have a week, every 30 or 31 days we have a month, every 364 days we got a year. We have grouped our yearly calendar in a week calendar and a monthly calendar.

The classic Mayans used more then 20 different calendars!

Before we go and examine the calendars, we need to understand their time units.Starting with the smallest unit which is a KIN(Day), their system went on to count time back to the Big Bang...!

1 Kin = 1 day
1 Uinal = 20 Kin 
1 Tun = 18 Uinals
1 Katun = 20 Tun 
1 Baktun = 400 Tun
1 Piktun = 8000 Tun
1 Kalabtun = 160,000 Tun
1 Kinchiltun = 3,200,000 Tun
1 Alautun = 64,000,000 Tun
1 Hablatun = 1,280,000,000 Tun

Big Numbers? Ok! The relation of the units is 20 fold except for the TUN which is not 20 x 20 days but 18x20 days.
This is the most common calendar, the HAAB calendar. It has 18 uinals (units of 20 days)for a total of 360 days.

Mayan Time Units (click here)

The nine Mayan Calendars (click here)

The magic Tzolkin Calendar: This is really the smallest time span covered by a mayan calendar. It is composed of 13 uinals(units of 20 days) for a total of 260 days.This calendar is the unifying, common pulse of all calendars and is syncronized with all other cycles.The Tzolkin is counting uninterrupted a time span called the GREAT CYCLE. This is the complete duration of the National cycle including the planetary,galactical and the universal cycle. The GREAT CYCLE started Aug. 11 3114 BC and finishes Dec.21 2012 or it started Jun. 17 3115 BC and finishes Oct.28 2011.

The Haab Calendar: This is composed of 18 months of 20 days plus one month of five days.

Creation Schedule: The real value of the Mayan calendars reveals only after relating the exponential longer time spans of the other cycles. Fractal! Each 13th element contains all 13 elements of the next smaller cycle in it.

There are three possible end dates: Oct.28.2011, most likeley Dec.21 2012 or Dec.23 2012

days 6 nights 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
13???.gap
1 CELLULAR CYCLE
16.4BY 15.14BY 13.88BY 12.61BY 11.35BY 10.09BY 8.83BY 7.57BY 6.31BY 5.04BY 3.78BY 2.523BY 1.28BY
13cell.gap
1MAMMALIAN CYCLE
1.28BY 
820MY 757My 694My 631My 568MY 505My 441MY 378My 315MY 252My 189My 126My 63MY
13mam.gap
1FAMILIAN CYCLE
63MY
41MY 37.8My 34.7My 31.5My 28.4MY 25.2My 22.1MY 18.9My 15.8MY 12.6My 9.4M 6.3My 3.2MY
13fam.gap
1TRIBAL CYCLE
3.2MY3.2MY
2.05MY 1892Ty 1735Ty 1577Ty 1419TY 1261Ty 1104TY 946Ty 788TY 630Ty 473Ty 315Ty 157TY
13tri.gap
1CULTURAL CYCLE
157TY
102Ty 93420y 85635y 77850y 70065Y 62280y 54495Y 46710y 38925Y 31140y 23355Y 15570y 7785Y
13cul.gap
1NATIONAL CYCLE
7785Y
5122y 4728y 4334y 3940y 3546Y 3152y 2758Y 2364y 1970Y 1576y 1182Y 788y 394Y
13nat.gap
1PLANETARY CYCLE
394Y
256.1y 236.4y 216.7y 197y 177.3Y 157.6y 137.9Y 118.2y 98.5Y 78.8y 59.1Y 39.4y 19.7Y
13pla.gap
1GALACTIC CYCLE
19.7Y
13y 12y 11y 10y 9y 8y 7y 6y 5y 4y 3y 2y 1y
13gal.gap
1UNIVERSAL CYCLE
360D
260D 240D 220D 200D 180D 160D 140D 120D 100D 80D 60D 40D 20D
13uni.gap
1??? CYCLE
20D
13D 12D 11D 10D 9D 8D 7D 6D 5D 4D 3D 2D 1D

Book of Revelation 21:4:
"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow,nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away."

The book of Chilam Balam of Tizimin:
"Presently Baktun 13 shall come sailing, figuratively speaking, bringing the ornaments of which I have spoken, from their anchestors. Then the god will come to visit his little cones. Perhaps "After Death" will be the subject of his discourse"

What about that? Any comments are welcome!

Created on ... November 22, 2002

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