Abstract. I confess to have always been fascinated by the Mayan culture, and all those cultures who understood the two arrows of cyclical time,visnu= yin-formation and shiva=yang-entropy that combine into the reproductive body-waves of infinite beings (taoism, hinduism, buddhism, pre-columbian cultures and in general all human philosophies as time does have three arrows and it is cyclical – before Galileo, physicists, ballistics and the lineal shots of cannonballs traduced the three arrows and infinite clocks of nature to a single lineal time arrow of entropy and dogmatically affirmed the Universe was dying, was born of a cosmic explosion, and we had to keep doing weapons to model it… So in a minor tone this post explores the old Mayan legends of the end of the world, when the Earth will become a dark point ascending to the saggitarius center of Ouroboros, the galactic snake
Lord Pacal in an observatory, with an eerie resemblance to a rocket ship observes the black hole at the center of Saggitarius. It is in the Mayan legend, the dark, naked ‘eye’ of Ouroburos – the Galactic snake – and center of the island Universe, where the Dark Lord, master of death awaits the birth of a new Earth, which according to the legend will once it is born to the image and likeness of the dark lord, start a treck through the open gap, to reunite with its father.
The similarity of the Pacal stone, in which the God Sun, awaits the opening of the Dark Road to Xibalba, with, a rocket for those who like the mystique of UFOs is surprising, But even more astounding is the translation of the legend to modern cosmology: In the winter solstice of 2012, the ecliptic crosses sagitarius, and around that time the Earth should become according to legend a black hole and travel ‘to reach the sacred tree’ (the central black hole) ‘where creation occurs.’
And indeed, during the next years, the Earth-sun system will cross an open gap through the ecliptic of the galaxy. Then in Saggitarius, the black hole, the center of our island-Universe will be visible… At the same time that humans attempt to create baby black holes on planet Earth, at CERN, the first machine of the Singularity Age of life extinction…
Even more we have observed that when a black hole is born starts to have erratic trajectories, coming out of his initial path, and moving towards the center of the galaxy. It is the same process that in the fractal Universe, happens in a cell, when a strain of RNA is created in one of the ‘furnaces’, the mitocondria… Then the RNA strain moves as it does a new-baby black hole, towards the center of the cell, where millions of RNA strains co-exist together, as it is the case of the ‘organic galaxy’ in which center swarms of black holes co-exist together. It is the Earth’s destiny to become a black hole and migrate to the center of the Galaxy?
One further proof is the ‘Fermi Paradox’: we know there are millions of planets like ours out there, but when we search for extraterrestial life we only hear the tam-tam of radio-waves emitted by those black holes, the true protagonists of the Universe.
I. The legend.
Amazingly, the Sun is right on target. We couldn’t have hoped for a closer conjunction. 1 day before or after will remove the sun a noticeable distance from the crossing point. December 21st, 2012 (22.214.171.124.0 in the Long Count) therefore represents an extremely close conjunction of the winter solstice sun with the crossing point of Galactic Equator and the ecliptic, what the ancient Maya recognized as the Sacred Tree.
Drawing from an impressive amount of iconographic evidence, the Sacred Tree is found to be none other than the crossing point of the ecliptic with the band of the Milky Way. the Sacred Tree that Pacal, the god-sun, ascends in death is more than just the ecliptic, it is the sacred doorway to the underworld. The crossing point of Milky Way and ecliptic is this doorway and represents the sacred source and origin,, an extension of God’s umbilicus, entrance into life, and entrance into death as well: The Sacred Tree is, in fact, at the center of the entire corpus of Mayan Creation Myths. Lord (Ahau) Pacal is, by way of divine kingship, equated with the sun, and he is portrayed “entering” the Sacred Tree on his famous sarcophagus lid, on the day the sun come around to conjunct the crossing point of ecliptic and Milky Way.
The Maya mythologized in this regard, the “dark region” symbolizing death and the underworld around which everything was observed to revolve. Life revolves around death – a characteristically Mayan belief. The dates on which the sun conjuncts the “Sacred Tree” are thus very important. Where the Galactic Equator crosses the ecliptic in Sagittarius just happens to be where the dark rift in the Milky Way begins.
This is a dark bifurcation in the Milky Way caused by interstellar dust clouds. To observers on earth, it appears as a dark road which begins near the ecliptic and stretches along the Milky Way up towards Polaris. The Maya today are quite aware of this feature; the Quich Maya call it xibalba be (the “road to Xibalba”). In Dennis Tedlock’s translation of the Popol Vuh, we find that the ancient Maya called it the “Black Road”. The Hero Twins Hunahpu and Xbalanque must journey down this road to battle the Lords of Xibalba.
In terms of how this feature was mythologized, it seems that when a planet, the sun, or the moon entered the dark cleft of the Milky Way in Sagittarius (which happens to be the exact center of the Milky Way, the Galactic Equator), entrance to the underworld road was possible, which could then take the journeyer up to the Heart of Sky. Shamanic vision rites were probably involved in this scenario. In the Yucatan, underground caves were ritual places used by shaman to journey to the underworld. Schele explains that “Mayan mythology identifies the Road to Xibalba as going through a cave” (Forest of Kings, 209).
Here we have a metaphorical reference to the “dark rift” in the Milky Way by way of its terrestrial counterpart, a syncretism between earth and sky which is characteristic of Mayan thinking. Above all, what is becoming apparent from the corpus of Mayan Creation Myths is that creation seems to have taken place at a celestial crossroads – the crossing point of ecliptic and Milky Way.
Any astronomer will tell you that, presently, the Milky Way crosses the ecliptic through the constellation of Sagittarius and this area is rich in nebulae and high density objects. In fact, where the Milky Way crosses the ecliptic in Sagittarius also happens to be the direction of the Galactic Center.
So the quest returns to identifying why 2012 A.D. might represent some kind of astronomical anomoly.
What will happen in this planet around the 2012, which can convert the Earth into a black hole able to treck the road to Xibalba, the naked eye of Ourobouros, the Dark Lord of Deth, residing in Saggitarius. Make your guess…
Systemic, organic explanation. Determinism of biological systems?
Please place the utube excerpt from quantum roulette at minute 5 to understand why it is very likely that the galaxy is ‘infected’ with black holes born of the conversion of planets and moons. As such black holes would radiate with a temperature exactly equal to the background radiation. If we add to this fact, the Fermi Paradox (no life signals despite the enormous abundance of planets), we conclude that the galaxy might be just a ‘galacell’, a nursery of black holes, its informative, gravitational ‘genetic species’ as the cell is a nursery of DNA. In that case the Mayan prophecy merely would state the obvious: all planets become black holes as physicists explode them (this was the thesis of Mr. Fermi father of the A-Bomb, when he said that there is not extra-terrestial life because physicists explode all planets before life can escape; so it was the thesis of Mr. Teller, of H-bomb fame, and of recently it is also the thesis of Mr. Hawking in his last declarations… So one can say that the 3 fathers of the Nuclear industry are ‘all for it’ and yet we revere them as masters of the Nuclear industry).
The organic Universe creates black holes. The size of planets and moons in fact is closer to the size of the smallest black holes of the Universe. Are planets and moons ‘moon machos’, geared to become black holes, by collision with them or transformation through nuclear weapons like those essayed at CERN? In the video we illustrate the nature of those planets and ‘moon MACHOs’ (Massive Halo Objects, strangelets and micro-black holes which are the main ‘candidates’ to form the ultradense dark matter that surrounds all galaxies).
In another post we defined Immortality according to the laws of general systems and duality, as the balance between the systems of energy and information of any organism of energy and information – e=i – either a field/particle of space- time (Physical jargon), or a body of energy/head of information (mens sana in corpore sanum, biological jargon) or a social organism with an upper class in control of the languages of information (money and the law) and its energy class of citizens and consumers.
By the same token we defined death as an imbalance by excess of energy or information. We use that simple, mathematical definition to define the two equations of death:
Max. e x min. i or ‘big-bang’ death by accidental overdrive of energy
and Max. i x min. e or warping death by excess of form, of information.
Further on we affirmed that the evolution of machines is crossing into the age of the Singularity:
– Machines able to produce so much energy (black holes and strangelets at CERN, which are cosmic bombs, able to blow up stars and planets, the 3rd evolution of nuclear bombs after the atomic bomb and the hydrogen bomb).
– Machines of higher information than man (robots, photonic, quantum computers) that easily overcome the capacity of life in this planet to compete with them in labor and war fields and survive them.
Now we bring an analysis of the 1st of those machines, the ‘black hole factory’ and its relationship with the Mayan prophecy, which astoundingly enough describes the processes of transformation of the Earth into a black hole and its migration to the center of the galactic organism, the ninth scale of the fractal Universe, we described decades ago in our first books on the self-similar scales of the Universe, comparing galaxies and cells. Indeed, in cells the purpose of their ‘furnaces’ mitocondria, is to produce DNA and RNA that migrates to the center of the cell. In the galaxy it is becoming evident that the purpose of stars is to become transformed into black holes that once born migrate to the center of the galaxy in sagitarius where we observe swarms of black holes that catalyze the formation of new stars.
Are we just ‘carbonlife’ a step in the process of creation of black holes? Why if we are not a means but a goal, there is no radiosignals of intelligence ife in any planet but only radio signals of strangelet stars (pulsars) and black holes?
It is the universe absolutely determined as it is a cell? Those are philosophical questions of secondary importance to the fact that we are indeed in a cross-road of history and unless we control the evolution of machines of energy and information, carbon-life will be extiguished in the age of the singularity by a physical singularity, the black hole, or a mechanical one, the robot.
But why the Mayan calendar could prophesize so accurately the process? As it turns out, the Mayans had a cyclical theory of history and the rise and fall of civilizations, quite similar to our fractal 800-80 years cycle, also divided in 3 ‘organic ages’ of birth, classicism and decadence, and also based in the generational decametric cycle. A similar tradition can be found in the Indian-Chinese (i ching) exploration of the patterns of history.
Thus according to the multiple syncronicity of the different cycles of space-time of a system – in this case, the galactic cycle, the cycle of human evolution of metal and the organic structure of both, the galactic organism and the organisms of civilizations, all those cycles are knotting around a point of space-time which correcting the Mayan prophecy to the events of the Earth might bring indeed the end of the world as a ‘first probability’ of the singularity age around 2015…