Friday, February 25, 2011

Cosmogony and Prophecy

A few people have asked me to share the abstract of the paper I gave in Peru on Maya cosmology in the context of the 2012 Prophecy. I'm happy to do so:

The Maya prophecy foretells events that will occur at close of the current Maya era and at the end of 13th B’aktun period of the Maya Calendar in the year 2012. This paper explores the mythic and astronomical events that occurred previously at the start of the current Maya era in 3114 BC corresponding to the close of the first 13th B’aktun period. These two 13 B’aktun Period Endings, separated by a span of 5125 years, are like two bookends that inextricably link Ancient Maya conceptions of time, mythic history and prophecy. My presentation will demonstrate how in this case, the past is prologue. Mythic events and godly actions recorded at the beginning of the era directly parallel those actions that will occur at the end of the era. In addition, I will share new insights into how ancient Maya scribes linked these Era Day events to temple dedications and architecture to reflect the sun’s daily solar trek- a journey charted and revered by ancient peoples from all corners of the Americas.

I'll also add a photo of poster I made for the conference with the help of Paul Johnson. Enjoy!



2 comments: said...

Where can this paper be found? I'd love to read it.

Carl D. Callaway said...

I can send you a copy just email me