If you have read my article Sarcophagus'
Hidden Secrets you already know about the prophetic
meaning of the glyphs corresponding each one to a 3-yr
period from 1952 to 2012. It is of concern though, the
last glyph, ending in 2012, the discussion of this section
because of the way how Pakal falls into the Underworld.
" During his fall from the Tree of the World,
Pakal is seated upon the Monster of the Sun. The monster
is aptly represented in its state of transition between
life and death: a skeleton from the mouth down, with
eyes that have the dilated pupils of living beings.
The sun enters into this state of transition at dawn
and at dusk. Here, however, the emblem of the Monster
of the Sun contains the cimi or sign of death, emphasizing
imagery representing the "death of the sun" or sunset,
with the sun located on the horizon, ready to sink into
the Underworld . . . and take the dead king with it."
December 21, 2012, a rare celestial alignment will take
place, aligning the galactic and solar planes. At this
point, the winter solstice sun will conjunct the Milky
Way, creating a “gate to the underworld, the Xibalba
kingdom ” in the “dark rift” of the Milky Way. Compare
also the last glyph of Pakal's Lid representing the
culminating period 2009-2012 with the glyph of the Table
of 96 Inscriptions. This glyph describes one of Xibalba's
six houses of the underworld.
In the Mayan mythology, we have arrived after 26,000
years to the gate of the Underworld, a kingdom with
nine levels where the dead spirits are ruled by the
God of Death: Ah Puch. The lowest point of this world
coincides with the dead Sun also. At this time, humanity
will face a test when Earth succumbs to the human population
exceeding its natural capacity to nurture humans. This
is the point of no return and no hope as the Mayans
calculated as well for population control and their
habitat because every land has a population density
and limited natural resources. Fortunately for them,
they abandoned their cities and settled in other lands.
For us, unfortunately we cannot escape Earth and settle
in another planet yet. The competition in the future
will be fierce and devastating in this New World: our
long-awaited Xibalba characterized with greed, social
predation and destruction. At the end of the dieback
curve (the collapse), population will stabilize itself
with a new environmental resistance. Can you calculate
how many will die in the process as the Mayans did to
protect their people?
The Milky Way was much venerated by the Maya. It was
called a number of things: the World Tree, the Crossroads,
or the Wakah Chan. Wakah can mean "six" or "erect,"
while Chan or K'an can mean "four," "serpent" or "sky".
The Milky Way consists of many star clouds and was believed
to be the birth place of all life by the Maya. The Milky
Way was the Tree of Life. But in the center of the Milky
Way lies the "dark rift"- a black ridge cause by so
much interstellar dust which blots out the light of
stars within it and behind it. This dark rift was known
to the Maya as Xibalba Be, the Road to the Underworld.
It was sometimes called "the Black Road." It figures
prominently in the Popul Vuh story of "How the Hero
Twins Defeated Darkness." Where the World Tree (the
Milky Way) meets the ecliptic, near the constellation
of Sagittarius, was given special attention by the Maya.
[The World Tree lies near the road to Xibalba and it
is the tree in which One Hunahpo's decapitated head
is hung. Is the Popol Vuh a mythological description
for an astronomical process in which the winter solstice
sun (One Hunahpo) "will conjunct the crossing point
of [the] Milky Way and ecliptic in Sagittarius" (Jenkins
1994) on December 21, 2012 A.D., the date when the great
cycle, of approximately 5125 years, of the Mayan Long
Count calendar ends?]
In the interpretation of the 2012 glyph, we see four
points that represent the four cardinal directions,
for lightening, thunder, fire, sky, water, corn, darkness,
daylight, earthquakes, stars, planets, the sun and the
moon, etc. The barrier represents the dark rift that
will be broken on December 21, 2012, and then we see
a narrow passage for which Earth will enter between
two natural symmetrical forces or dimensions to the
Underworld: space and time.
John Major Jenkins goes beyond this idea, in a web-article
entitled, "Thesis (From The Center of Mayan Time, c
19994," to argue that the primary event in the Popol
Vuh is the encoding of a rare astronomical alignment
that is caused by precession. This alignment will occur
when the winter solstice sun (One Hunahpu First Father)
conjuncts the crossing point of the ecliptic and the
Milky Way (the Tree of Life, First Mother). Specifically,
the crossing point is where the "dark rift"(the Road
to Xibalba, the birth canal of First Mother) is located
in the Milky Way. This rare alignment is to occur on
December 21, 2012 A.D. according to the calculations
of the Maya. This date is also the end-date of this
great cycle of the Mayan Long Count calendar. Stated
another way, a precession-caused rare alignment, in
which the December solstice sun (specifically the December
21, 2012 A.D. winter solstice) will move into conjunction
with the great bulge (the pregnant Xquic) of the Milky
Way near Sagittarius, heralds the end on one World Age
and the birth of the next.
"I think Mother Nature will teach us a lesson
that we will never forget. It's too bad that the poorest
people on Earth will be the group to die first."