Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and
set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and
Time exists in our minds, in our lives, and in our world.
Many civilizations developed methods for keeping track of time.
The Mayan Calendar
Imagine with me as time began in an explosion of energy and matter.
It started in a universe of chaos because in the beginning of 'time' it had
no structure or form. Nuclei organize the atoms of our
world and the clock started ticking.
This beginning was on the minds of the earliest humans.
Their early art and science recorded the start of our world.
The 'calendar round' went further and suggested when
'the world as we knew it' would end.
A fragment from 'The Dresden Codex'
The ancient Mayans were among these early humans.
They were exacting time keepers.
Their process for recording time covered not just thousands of years
but 1000's of millions
of years. It included past, present, and future events.
Why was time so captivating for them?
Did you yourself ever wonder about time?
Did you ever use the word 'when' in a sentence?
As examples of this, in our day and age you may ask
'when will the economy get better'?
or 'when will I get that job?' or 'when will I meet that special someone' of even
'when will the bus come?' or 'when will I get that raise?' Now you have the idea.
Ancient civilizations used calendars to assist them in determining 'when' an event
did happen or will happen. The Mayans were excellent astronomers and astrologers.
They utilized the heavens to help answer questions they had while on Earth.
We are not as dedicated to the art of time keeping as the ancient Maya and my sole
purpose here is to whet your appetite for more information. Certainly much
has been written concerning the Mayan calendar and the potential of '2012'.
Each of us has a piece of this puzzle.
Is it confusing? What is in your heart?
What has occured to you during this season of change?
Modern communication systems allow us to share the fragments.
As of this writing the whole picture continues to take shape in the past. present,
and future in a world we call NOW.
The Timeline of the Evolution of Consciousness