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Requirements

In order to apply Maya calendrical divination to the lives of present day men and women, their dates of birth will have to be converted from our Gregorian calendar to the ancient Maya Calendar. This will be done using the Goodman-Martinez-Thompson (GMT) correlation in its original version, i.e. with the correlation constant of 584 285. Orbital phenomena of the planet Venus, observed by ancient Maya astronomers (probably from the Venus-sanctuary on the island of Cozumel), with a zero error and recorded as such on page 24 of the Dresden codex as the Maya date equivalent to 16 November 934 A.D. (jul.) confirm the accuracy of this correlation.

The Yale-linguist and mathematician Floyd Lounsbury discovered this only in 1992 thus demonstrating that the 584 285 formula was in fact the one and only correct correlation. The community of Maya scholars has since accepted it. This is important because with the Maya, as has been shown, the fate of the individual is bound to one single day, not to a complete stellar constellation like Gemini or Taurus as in traditional Western concepts, which have a duration of zenith-passage of roughly one month. This allows for divination of remarkable accuracy, of course we're not talking being able to predict things like the results of bingo games, but indications of more important things like work and love life matters. This all goes to suggest that the planet and indeed the universe works harmoniously, and the individual will is very much a secondary matter. If there is a cosmic harmony, how can we possibly do anything out of step with that?

A possibility perhaps to visualize the process of Maya calendrical divination in our modern western minds is availing oneself of the mechanisms involved in the "morphogenetic fields" postulated and described by the British biologist Rupert Sheldrake ( see Sheldrake: "The Presence of the Past", published in 1988, and "Seven Experiments that could change the World", published in 1994). Following Sheldrake's theory, the information created by Maya calendrical diviners, their clients, and patients in hundreds of thousands of consultations during the past and present, would still be available, stored in "fields" ready to be tapped and cast into perceptible forms and patterns anew, hence the term "morphogenetic fields".

Procedures

Each prognostication starts out with the original Maya text from the Books of the Chilam Balam, which is then translated into English. All terms, in particular those of the animals, plants, and other creatures and phenomena that carry the prognostication (like Death God, Flower, and Owl on page 18 of the Dresden Codex), will be explained in detail. The content of the prognostication texts, although expressed in metaphors, is always clear and unmistakable. There are no soft tones, no ambiguities like in ancient Greek divinatory messages. In this the horoscopes much reflect the environment in which the Maya of Yucatán lived and still live. This world is characterized by harsh extremes: severe drought and torrential rainstorms, hard, barren calcite rock and lush tropical vegetation, abundance of food and severe famine. So we shall interpret each prognostication in modern terms much along the lines described by Suzanna Miles and Eike Hinz.

As an example of the Maya texts we reproduce here the explanatory title preceding list # 3 from page 11 of the Book of the Chilam Balam of K'awa, first in Maya, then in an English translation. (Fig. 10)

U MUTIL U CHUENNIL K'IN / SANSAMAL / U K'ABAOB YAHAL KAB / HUN K'ALOB / U XOKOLOB YAHAL KAB / HUHUN P'EL K'IN

(These are) the divinations from the "Art of the days" / day by day / (here are) the names of the dawns / one (package of) twenties / (They are) the counts of the dawns / every single day.

Following list # 3 in the Chilam Balam of K'awa one finds the following additional information:

LIKIL YILABAL / U MUTIL WINIK / HE MAX KUSIHILOB / ICHIL U CHUENIL K'IN / SANSAMAL / U XOKOL TI K'IN / HUN K'AL TUBA / LAE / U XIBLAL WA IX CH'UPLAL XAN

From this it is seen / the fate of man / those here who are (just) born / in the "Art of the days" / day by day / (this is) the count for the days / one (package of) twenty for oneself / so it is / be it a boy or a girl, just as well.

The prognostication will provide you with the ancient Maya view of who you are, what you may expect from life and what you must do in order to secure and put to use what is good, benevolent, and profitable and avert the consequences of what is bad, dangerous, and detrimental in your character. Certainly, no such horoscope has ever been put to you. The Maya way is unique. If you are interested, please, send us your birth date: month / day / year, and tell us if you are a "boy" or a "girl" - U XIBLAL WA IX CH'UPLAL - in Maya.



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