John Major Jenkins on Mayan Cosmology
We’ve all heard the noise and and seen the commercials, but I must confess that none of the 2012 harbingers have convinced me on what’s in store at the end of the Mayan calendar. Some preach positivity, some bark annihilation. Now, I’m down with a shift in consciousness heralding a new evolution of humanity, but these promising metaphysical ideologies are as unqualified as apocalyptic tomorrowlands. I can grasp most abstract concepts of astrophysics, mysticism and esoteria, but this is the end of the world and/or transformation of civilization coming our way. If this date is as luminous as the Maya believed, then there must be some type of salient effect on physical reality. Academic interpretations of ancient wisdom cant be all we have to harp on before we collide with 12.21.2012.
John Major Jenkins has been researching the Mayan calendar system for over twenty years and his books on 2012 have become essential materials for nearly all the investigative mythologists and pseudoscientists. According to his research, the Maya marked the 2012 winter solstice as the end point of their calendar in conjunction with an astronomical event which Jenkins has coined, the Galactic Alignment.
What is the Galactic Alignment?
Good question. As the Earth revolves around the sun, it wobbles on axis. This gravitational phenomena is called precession. Every 26,000 years, this precession cycle brings the December solstice back in line with the equator of the milky way — the exact center point between hemispheres of our galaxy.
Diagram of Earth’s precession
John Major Jenkins on Coast to Coast
This sacred date also marks the end of the 13 Baktun Cycle of time in the Mayan calendar.
Jenkins believes that the Ancient Maya were targeting a rare astronomical alignment in their calendar which will mark the end of a massive cosmic cycle of our planet and give rise to a new epoch. Yes, it is the end, but not a forecast of doomsday. Rather, the next phase of our astral continuum. In simplest terms, this is time and space beyond the grasp of the Mayan collective consciousness.
So what will happen when the milky way aligns itself? Mayan mythology foments a divine and spiritual transformation of mankind. Will it be the awakening to the fullest potential of the human mind? Or will Xibalba crack open and swallow us into the underworld? Some have prophesied the opening of a stargate and Light Beings riding the serpent god Quetzalcoatl through our dimension. Some even say the Maya were a tribe of ancient aliens… what do you believe?- Cornbluth