Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Harmonic Convergence

The Harmonic Convergence was a ceremonial event that began on Aug. 16th, 1987. Through the research of Dr. Jose Arguellas into the Mayan / Toltec Calenders, this date of prophetic importance became the stimulus for many people to gather at sacred sites around the world. The Mayan calender prophecy pointed to a time of rennaisance and planetary quickening linked to the completion of our sun's 26,000 year orbital cycle around the Pleiades star system and the alignment of our winter solstice with the Galactic Center / Hunab Ku. The alignment with the Galactic Center is said to be complete by Dec. 21, 2012 A.D. This transitional time period is also reflected in the shift of Astrological Ages from the star constellation Pisces into Aquarius, the Water Bearer which may not be complete until the first star of the Aquarian constellation is rising with the spring equinox in 2050.

According to Native American oral traditions there are four cycles of aproximately 26,000 years in which the Indigenous peoples trace their heritage from the Pleiades Star system. Each period is considered as a World Cycle. These 26,000 year cycles were divided into 5 subperiods or SUNS by the Mayas. We are now completing the 4th WORLD / 5th SUN. Each subperiod / SUN consisited of 5,2000 years of 360 days each. Or 5,125 years of 365.25 days.

The beginning point of this 5125 year Great Cycle began in the year 3113 B.C. If you add 5125 years to this beginning date you get 2012 A.D. and the alignment of the winter solstice marking the end of the 5th SUN and the 4th WORLD. From here we potentially shift into the transitional phase leading into the 5th WORLD. This is a most important date with many people becoming aware of its potential significance and leading to much speculation as to what it entails.

Interestly enough the sacred Tzolkin Calender which consisted of a cycle of 260 days (13 day week and 20 astrological signs 13x20=260) when cross correlated with the 365+ day solar year cycle corresponds with a 52 year period. That is to say that if the two calenders began on the same day, the one of shorter duration would end first and then begin again, and the longer would end 105 days later and then begin again until they arrived at their original starting point. They would not repeat that same starting point until 52 years later. Each day within the 52 year cycle would have its own unique astrological overlay. And from one's birth date with its corresponding overlay of astrological signs and number significance one's name would be derived.

If you divide the year by 7 days you get 52 weeks in a year. If you divide the circle of 360 degrees by 7 you get 51 degrees 25 minutes which happens to be the angle of measurement for the sides of the Great Pyramid in Egypt. So we have 52 years as a harmonic of 5,200 years and 51 deg. 25 min. as a harmonic of the 5,125 year cycle of a SUN period. It is said that in Native traditions that at the age of 52 one can become recognized as a Spiritual Elder. 7 cycles of 7 years gives 49 years. 7 is the number of spiritual perfection in many esoteric traditions. The three years from 49 to 52 contains within it the orbital period of the minor planet Chiron, and the rotation of the binary star system Sirius. In myth, Chiron was the wounded healer - wisdom teacher, and shows this time to be potentially one of culmination and spiritual initiation.

So 52 years is a harmonic of 5200 years. 52 years is a very important time cycle. There were two prominent Avantars born in Meso-America during the first millenium. They were Pacal Votan born A.D. 790 and Ce Acatl Quetzalcoatl, born A.D. 947. Both lived a life span of 52 years.

It is said that as a God, Quetzalcoatl was the one who in a distant past time taught the Sarcred Calender and all the Higher Learning. His influence flourished throughout Meso-America. He was known as Kukulcan by the Mayas. In his name was the symbology of the Plumed Serpent which as a symbol adorns many of the pyramids and temples. Various rulers were said to take on the title of Quetzalcoatl to acknowledge the authority of the Toltec wisdom keeper and be linked to the ancient traditions of Teotihucan and Tula.

And so the story goes that Ce Acatl Quetzalcoatl prophesized about the future fall of the magnificent Aztec dynasty. In a time before the founding of the Aztec empire there was a struggle for power in the Toltec center known as Tula that was surreptitiously taking place. The priesthood had become corrupted as powerful sorcerors infiltrated the social order. They sought to overthrow Quetzalcoatl's benevolent rulership so they conjured Quetzalcoatl and his party with intoxicating drink that drugged him and caused him to lose the clarity of his Intent. Under the spell of its intoxication he found himself in a taboo sexual experience with his priestess sister that shamed the purity of the ascetic priest / king.

The God Quetzalcoatl's arch-enemy, the dark Lord Tezcatlipoca was the instigator of this sorcery that brought an end to the inspirational rule of the Toltec lord and to the eventual destruction of Tula. After his fall from grace Ce Acatl repented with purification rituals and then departed the city traveling to the land in the south known as Chichen Itza, there teaching and influencing the people. From there he continued his travels and teachings, all the while being followed and persecuted by the agents of Tezcatlipoca. Finally he arrive at the eastern coast and the time came for him to sacrifice his life. He was guided to build a ceremonial fire where he gave himself to the fire. Out of the ashes it is said that his heart rose into the sky and became the planet VENUS. After his death his spirit descended into the underworld for four days to liberate souls. And then he traveled four more days into the upper regions to replenish himself with lightning. Four years later he returned to the amazement of his follows now as the embodiement of the God Quetzalcoatl.

As he came amongst his disciples teaching and giving counsel, he prepared them to continue on in his stead. And finally before departing to the east on a serpent raft he gave his prophecy. His propechy stated that there would be '13 Heavens of Decreasing Choice, followed by 9 Hells of Increasing Doom'. Each Heaven and Hell period consisted of a 52 year cycle of duration. With the departure of the Lord Quetzalcoatl, the corrupted priesthood influenced by Tezcatlipoca spread their influence of human sacrifice as a way to sustain the Sun and keep the world from cataclysm. And with this distortion came the dominance of the War god's influence and the darkening of the 13 Heavens which began with the founding of Tula and ended with the fall of Tenochitlan, the Aztec capitol.

At the end of the 13th Heaven Quetzacoatl prophecied that he would return . It was the year 1519 which also happened to be the birth year of Ce Acatl in the Sacred Calender. The volcano was erupting and other strange omens were happening. Then Cortez and the Spaniards arrived with their ships bearing the Cross of the 4 directions which was the symbol of Quetzalcoatl's teaching, and subsequently intoduced Christ as Quetzalcoatl. This marked the fall of the Aztec Dynasty as subjugated Indian nations joined with the Spanish to overthrow the Aztecs rule. The Aztec nation had attained the greatest heights of material splendor in the Native American world.

The first Hell cycle commenced as the Spanish began the brutal subjugation of the Indigenous people. The 9th Hell began in 1935 as Hitler was rising to power in Germany which led to the Second World War. Hitler and his inner circle were known to be into black magic rituals. With him we can see the influence of Tezcatlipoca as he sacrified many Jewish people in the Holocaust as a way to purify the nation. The 9 Hells of Increasing Doom ended and a new cycle began on Aug. 16th, 1987, with the Harmonic Concergence.

This marks the beginning of a transitional period of 26 years referred to as 'The time of Flowering' which culminates with the alignment of our winter solstice with the Galactic Center as stated by the Mayan Calender. If we divide this 26 year period in half we get 13. 13 years from 1987 brings us to the year 2000 and to some very potent astrological configurations. This aproximately correlated with the ending of the Aztec Calender and the cycle of time referred to as Naui Ollin which means EARTHQUAKE or MOVEMENT. The Aztec Calender culminated during the solar eclipse of August 1999. So we have past the critical mid-point of this 26 year period and have entered into a new millenium.

Overall, this 26 year period provides an opportunity for planetary healing and awakening. How the people of the world handle it will be of extreme importance if we wish to move positively into a new world cycle. The Harmonic Convergence is the dance of duality, of light and dark, male and female, enlightenment and ignorance. I am sure that it will test humanity for the strength of our spiritual resolve. It marks a period of initiation for planetary consciousness... and potentially the birth into the 6th Sun of the Aztec prophecy; Sun of Flowers, Xochitl Tonatiuh; and the 5th WORLD of Mayan and Hopi cosmology, ushering in the return of QUETZALCOATL.

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