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2012...so many theories, and most of then apocalyptic. But, according to the Chilam Balam of Chumayel (The book of Destiny) , it will be a great time of change. A time for the human race to rethink the way they are doing things and make social and political changes that can cause great worldwide upheaval.
Here, we have my interpretation of the Mayan Vision serpent. The vision serpent would bring messages to the priests and nobility through sacred smoke, this smoke emanating from a brazier full of sacred bark paper that has been soaked in the blood of the noble or priest through self sacrifice. This self sacrifice was performed usually with either a stingray spine and/or a rope of thorns. An incision was first made with the stingray spine in either the tongue or penis, then the thorned rope was drawn through it. The blood from the wounds was collected on the sacred paper to be burned. The blood loss was usually so great, combined with either intoxication with balch wine or other hallucinogenic substances, that induce strong visions.
Out of the mouth of the vision serpent, images of ancestors or gods would bring their messages and prophecies to them.
The glyph on the right sidebar is the calendar date for the winter solstice this year ( December 21, 2012), which is the date that their calendar will end. The glyphs represented are in Long Count as follows:
VERY TOP- EVENT INTRODUCTION GLYPH
Then line by line from left to right are:
13 BAKTUN (13 X 144,000 days)....0 KATUN (0 X 7,200 days)
0 TUN (0 X 360 days) ............0 UINAL (0 X 20 days)
0 KIN (0 X 1 day) .............4 AHAU (Tzolkin date)
3 K'AN K'IN (Haab date) .....LORD OF THE NIGHT FIGURE G9
I have always been a self taught student of Mesoamerican cultures, particularly the Maya...and I enjoyed doing this piece, as it is something I had not done in a very long time.
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