I can’t imagine why the beliefs and practices of the Mayans would be of any relevance to anyone today who wants to be a spiritual person. People just assume that because it was an ancient culture where the priests got doped out of their brains it must have therefore been some kind of cool shamanistic utopia from which we can all learn. Revisionist political correctness has ensured that academics take a romantic view and speak only of great discoveries and high civilisation. Don’t be fooled. The Mayan culture was a bloodthirsty, totalitarian society that essentially destroyed itself. Because polygamy was practised among the nobility, warring factions were constantly fighting among themselves with huge cost to life. They performed human sacrifice, including child sacrifice (which could also involve the cutting out of their hearts) which could take place from birth onwards. They would torture and sacrifice prisoners of war, beheading them and keeping the heads with them as a trophy. To get into a religious or leadership high position was not on the basis of suitability but nepotism. Not what you knew but who you knew. Contrary to popular myth, Mayan society was not a peaceful culture but one which was entirely based on war. War was at the heart of Mayan culture. Heck, what they got up to (if you care to look into all the latest archaeological research instead of romantic New Age revisionism) makes the American war machine of today seem like the studio set for The Adventures of Noddy (Oui-Oui in France!). As to their spiritual activity, well here is an excerpt from an essay by Time Magazine science writer, Michael D. Lemonick:
“The crowd at the base of the enormous bloodred pyramid has been standing for hours in the dripping heat of the Guatemalan jungle. No one moves; every eye stays fixed on the building’s summit, where the king, his head adorned with feathers, his scepter a two-headed crocodile, is about to emerge from a sacred chamber with instructions from his long-dead ancestors. The crowd sees nothing of his movements, but it knows the ritual: lifted into the next world by hallucinogenic drugs, the king will take an obsidian blade or the spine of a stingray, pierce his own penis, and then draw a rope through the wound, letting the blood drip onto bits of bark paper. Then he will take the bark and set it afire, and out of the rising smoke a vision of a serpent will appear to him. When the king finally emerges, on the verge of collapse, he reaches under his loincloth, displays a bloodstained hand and announces the ancestors’ message–the same message he has received so many times in the past: “Prepare to go to war.” The crowd erupts in wild cheers. The bloodletting has barely begun.”
The Mayan civilization suddenly collapsed. They say it’s a mystery (or a drought). No surprise to me though. Not when you consider that every so-called “great” civilisation which practices such darkness goes into freefall down-spiral into oblivion. It’s hardly surprising that the modern-day geographical inheritors of that civilisation are the worst centres of drug-production and extreme gangland violence imaginable.
And this is also why anything which has been recently associated with December 21st is one huge confidence trick, whether it is notions of frequencies, vibrations and ascensions or some cataclysmic apocalyptic scenario. So who cares about a Mayan calendar? It’s not what I would want to base my spiritual development on. I’ve heard enough of all the bragging about which ascension level or vibration/frequency people have reached. They are all deluding themselves. It’s time to get real in the real world, reaching out to real people with real counsel about what is really going on as this age comes to a close and a new one begins, because the real trauma of that scenario has barely begun…