When the Toltec people moved to Chichen Itza, they merged their own zenith cosmology with the Mayan system, and the result was the Pyramid of Kukulcan. This has been designed so that every year, on Spring Equinox, the afternoon sun causes a shadow play so that it appears that a huge serpent is descending from the sky, down the pyramid. However, John Major Jenkins shows that the pyramid is much more than an equinox indicator. It is a
The Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chichen Itza The shadow-play can be seen here
Jenkins says that Kukulcan, (or Quetzalcoatl, the plumed serpent), was the symbol of a sun-Pleiades-zenith conjunction. Exactly 60 days after the Spring Equinox, on May 20, the zenith passage of the sun takes place over Chichen Itza. The Crotalus rattlesnake, whose pattern is constantly used in Mesoamerican art, has a marking on it which is identical to the Solar ‘Ahau’ glyph of the Maya, and its rattle was called ‘tzab’, which is the same word used for the Pleiades star cluster (see Fig. below).
The moving snake on the Pyramid is an annual reminder of a conjunction of the zenith sun with the Pleiades over Chichen Itza, but this is an event which will occur in a 360-year window of time that is just about to open. Right at the start of the window is 2012 and on May 20 2012, the zenith passage combines with a solar eclipse, on the Tzolkin day 10 Chichan, which means serpent. The winter solstice end-point will be 4 Ahau in the Tzolkin calendar, meaning Lord/Sun, and 3 Kankin in the Haab calendar, which means ‘snake-day’.
Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent In Egypt, the Sun was depicted as a feathered snake
Birth and Death of Venus. In The
Prophecies, Adrian Gilbert said that
he used astronomical software called SKYGLOBE to look at the sky as it was at
dawn, on 12 August 3114 BC (where he dates the beginning of the Great Cycle).
He found that as the Pleiades were on the meridian, the Sun was preceded by
Venus as the morning star. This he took to be the mythical “Birth of Venus”
associated with the start of the Great Cycle. Just as in ancient Egypt, the
dawn rising of Sirius heralded the flooding of the Nile and the beginning of a
new year, and the meridian transits of Orion correlated to the First Time and
Last Time of Osiris; to the Maya, the meridian transit of the Pleiades
announced the “Birth of Venus” as it rose over the horizon.
Gilbert used SKYGLOBE
to check the sky on 22 December 2012 (where he dates the end of the Great
Cycle), and found that, just before sunset, as the Pleiades rise over the
eastern horizon, Venus sinks below the western horizon. This, he thinks, is
the symbolic “Death of Venus”, indicating the start of a new precessional
Gilbert's "Birth of Venus" sky chart for "12 August 3114 BC".
Morton and Thomas have repeated this conclusion in
Mystery of the Crystal
Skulls, (see item 25) and have also supplied the Death of Venus sky
chart, which Gilbert had not included in the Mayan Prophecies. They have also
adjusted the start and end dates of the Great Cycle by one day to the "
Thompson 2" dates that Jenkins has confirmed.
Morton & Thomas's sky chart for sunset on 21 December 2012, showing "the death of Venus & the birth of the Pleiades"
However, Jenkins has checked the sky chart for 12 August 3114, on
SKYGLOBE and 2 other sources, and found that Gilbert had omitted to
double-check his findings, since Venus actually “made its last
appearance as the morning star almost
two weeks before the Long-Count zero-date”.
It is possible that Gilbert accidentally checked the sky chart for the
alternative start-date of August 3113 BC, which is also quoted in The Mayan
Prophecies as THE start of the Long Count, but presuming that the software
programs are all adjusted for no “year zero” (see Addendum), then it still
means that this interpretation of the Birth of Venus (and therefore the Death
of Venus too), is in error.
Velikovsky The elliptical orbit of Venus following "her birth"
has said in his book Worlds
in Collision, that the Birth of Venus occurred when Venus was “born”
from Jupiter. A cosmic collision caused a part of Jupiter to burst out,
becoming a comet, and leaving the famous red spot where it burst out.
This is clearly illustrated in the Greek myth of Athene who sprang from
the head of Zeus, making Mount Olympus tremble and stirring the sea, (Athene,
reasons Velikovsky, is the planet Venus, and Zeus is the planet Jupiter). Velikovsky dated
this event as contemporary with the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt,
explaining the plagues and parting of the Red Sea. Several Mayan and Aztec
myths were also cited as evidence, including the fact that Quetzalcoatl, which
means feathered serpent, is the well-known name for the planet Venus. It was
also called “the star that smoked”. Velikovsky quotes from Brasseur de
Des Nations Civilisees du Mexique:
Quetzalcoatl, the plumed serpent causes death The planet Venus, associated by the Maya & Aztecs with Quetzalcoatl
This would explain the Mayan obsession with Venus,
and we can now see why the Birth of Venus has been associated with the start
of the Great Cycle. However, Velikovsky dated the event around 1500 BC with
the Exodus. Graham Phillips has also convincingly explained the events of the
Exodus as side-effects of the eruption of the volcano Thera (in his book
of God), but Nigel Appleby has unified the theories with that of Nibiru,
the tenth planet (see item 27).
The existence of
Nibiru was postulated by Zecharia
Sitchin in his book The Twelfth
Planet-(12 counting the Sun and Moon). Ancient Sumerian mythology
implies that there is a large planet –Nibiru- on an elliptical orbit, which
enters the solar system every 3,600 years. Velikovsky and Sitchin actually
used the same Sumerian myth as part of the evidence for their respective
theories (the Marduk and Tiamat myth). According to Sitchin’s chronology, the next
return is due in 3400-3600 AD.
the Internet, there is a website called "184.108.40.206.", and in the FAQ
section, we find the following:
do you assert that time is ending?"
Actually what is ending is
the perception that time is "linear and absolute". In fact time
exists many forms, none of them
real except in the subjective
At the end of the present
cycle, humanity will learn to keep cosmic time, galactic time, and quantum
time, as well as to gain a more sophisticated understanding of solar time…
just to name a few perceptual modes.
you got us on this one - "time" isn't ending… but it sounds
better and is more concise than the preceding two paragraph explanation.
220.127.116.11. is a symbolic
reference to post-shift consciousness - it is NOT a year in the Gregorian
calendar scheme of things.
just heard that it is a consensus among "remote viewers" that
nothing can be "seen" after the year 2012. Is that because of the
nature of the new time?"
That's right. It also has a
lot to do with the nature of physical events "beyond" 2012.
"After" the year
2012, there is no lapse in time between a thoughtform and its corresponding
So, if a remote viewer in
1997 cannot see beyond
2012 it is to a large degree because the world(s) beyond 2012 have not
been conceived of yet, or we are just perceiving/creating them now… THAT
is the nature of the new time.
and Masons. A
forthcoming book called A
Monument to the End of Time, by
Jay Weidner and Vincent Bridges, concerns an unusual stone cross which is
located in a town called Hendaye in the French Pyrenees.
Before the book was published, John Major Jenkins mentioned it
in one of his lectures, since he had read the unpublished manuscript, and
said the authors have concluded that encoded into the cross is knowledge of
the solstice sun/galactic centre alignment of 2012. The book includes
discussion of the end of time,
alchemy, and light bodies. Jay
Weidner has been appearing with Jenkins
recently, at some of his American lecture dates.
Dendera Zodiac. Astrologer John Lash gave a lecture at the Alternative Egypt Questing
Conference in October 99, in which he claimed that there were originally 13
signs in the zodiac, the 13th being "The Snake Handler".
Instead of splitting the ecliptic into 12 equally sized sections, there were
13 sections of different sizes, depending on the sizes of the constellations.
Once this is taken into account, we see that the Sun's vernal equinox will not
transit from Pisces to Aquarius, for another 700 to 800 years.
.......................................................................................................................................................................John Anthony West
circular zodiac on the ceiling of the Temple at Denderah, in Egypt shows the
12 signs, the Snake Handler without the snake, several other constellations,
the five visible planets, and the 36 decans.
The Egyptologist R.A. Schwaller De Lubicz
(in Sacred Science),
has shown that the Denderah
Zodiac demonstrates that the Egyptians knew about the precession of the
equinoxes. The axes marked on the zodiac show the movement of solstices and
equinoxes through the constellations between the foundation of Egypt and the
time of the building of the Denderah Temple. Sirius appears twice - once on
the true North-South axis, above the horns of the "cow of Isis", and
also on the axis of the temple, as Horus on a papyrus stem. The light of the
star would illumine the inner temple on New Year's Day, at the heliacal
rising, when the temple was built. At that era, this would have coincided with
the summer solstice in Cancer, which is why Sirius also appears aligned to
Cancer on the North-South axis.
John Lash points out another axis on the Dendera Zodiac, which goes from the four rams' heads, through Pisces, across the pole to the star Spica, being held by Virgo. This, he says, is pointing out the position of the vernal equinox today. The line goes through the Square of Pegasus, which has writing on it - "the Programmes of Destiny" (I had previously associated this square with the "Wormhole of Daath"). At exactly 90 degrees to this axis, another line can be drawn through the tip of the arrow of Sagittarius, which points to Galactic Centre, where the solstice alignment will occur in 2012.