by Yoichi Shimatsu
December 18, 2012
Yoichi Shimatsu, a science
writer based in Hong Kong, is director of Above & Beyond, which
provides health counseling to residents of Fukushima Prefecture.
This is a perfect
example of how the course of humanity has been
massively stunted and manipulated.
Hence, we often
derive wrong conclusions due to incomplete or
Such is the case
with the Mayan calendar.
Had there been the
next one(s) to follow the discovered, allowed
one, a greater conscious awareness of our true
reality would have been obvious.
This is why the
Oppressors seek out and destroy native peoples
cultures and shamans and all those who carry the
true wisdom and teachings from generation to
themselves have stolen and locked up in bastions
The Mayan Calendar is expiring
because there are no more time-keepers.
The next cycle of years and eons became
impossible to calculate when the ancient guild of stargazers was
abolished by the Spanish conquistadores. Cultural assault, not a
looming apocalypse, is the reason for the loss of the Mayan system
of tracking time.
The ancient Mayans celebrated the passing of the years as an
evolutionary cycle of birth, ripening and fulfillment at both
physical and spiritual levels that was coordinated with the
movement of planets and the Moon.
Their stargazers kept time with
astounding accuracy, surpassing the inexact Gregorian calendar of
Mayan chronology was a casualty of the Holy Roman Empire’s drive to
impose its authority over indigenous America. During the 170-year
conquest of the Yucatan Peninsula, the Mayan time-keepers were
killed, enslaved or driven into the forests, and their
stone-inscribed astral records deliberately smashed by the invaders.
The destruction of Mayan astronomy and mathematics is one of the
greatest cultural crimes against our world heritage and sadly the
so-called Mayan Doomsday only reflects and perpetrates the
Western misunderstanding of a grand scientific tradition.
“Explorers” from the Habsburg Empire pillaged the Incan and Aztec
realms of their gold and silver, but their vandalism against the
scientific achievements of the Mayans was immeasurably worse.
During the 16th and 17th
centuries, the Spaniards systematically exterminated the Mayan
culture, slaughtering astronomers and defacing inscriptions across
the Yucatan Peninsula.
This sustained campaign to suppress a native scientific tradition
required expensive and risk-filled voyages to supply the thousands
of soldiers, horses and weapons at a cost exceeding the value of any
loot taken. What compelled the Europeans to banish forever the
centuries of knowledge accumulated by Mayans? Simply stated, a
visceral hatred of scientific truth.
In the same period that Yucatan was vanquished, the Habsburg
emperors were locked in a fierce intellectual struggle against free
thinkers across Europe who opposed irrational religious dogma and
fought against subjugation to absolute monarchy.
The Thirty Years’ War was being waged
against Protestant dissenters, who considered biblical texts and not
ignorant friars, as the genuine basis of theology and morality and
parliament, not an absolute monarchy, as the foundation of
A corresponding struggle for control over the human mind was
directed against the heliocentric theory of Nicholas Copernicus,
who suggested that the Earth is a planet revolving around the Sun.
Armed with only a primitive telescope
and equations, the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei tracked
the orbit of the planets, whose irregular movements indicated that
the Earth as a platform of observation also circles the Sun.
For the Crown even more than the Church,
this solid fact was heresy.
Right of Kings
As a heir of the Renaissance, Pope Urban VIII was intrigued by the
challenge of Galileo’s findings.
Since God could act in mysterious
ways, even a pontiff must adapt to the greater divine plan. The
cardinals from Habsburg Spain tolerated no such deviations from
doctrine and demanded the Vatican organize an inquisition against
For Phillip IV, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Iberia, absolutism
required a terra-centric system. The Escorial Palace was the center
of the world, and the imperial throne a fixed point on Earth under a
system of never-changing perpetual power. .
The unthinkable possibility of adopting the heliocentric theory
would mean that humanity inhabits a desolate rock circling through
the icy emptiness without rules or order.
At his trial in 1633, therefore, Galileo
was found guilty of promoting the infernal notion that the Earth is
not the center of all existence.
It is no wonder then that Spanish colonizers were deeply disturbed
by the native astronomy of the 'New World,' which like Galileo relied
on empirical observation rather than dogma. The Mayan priesthood was
a highly disciplined corps of astronomers, who spent every night
atop temples, which served also as celestial observatories.
Their meticulous records taken over the
centuries, and likelier several millennia, were more accurate than
any record in Europe until the invention of the telescope, and
surpassed the ancient Babylonians.
Their patient work and empirical method meant, however, that
hundreds of years of data-collecting were needed to calculate the
next grand cycle of the Mayan calendar.
During these recent centuries leading up
to the coming winter solstice, however, have witnessed a high
culture reduced to peonage and poverty under the “superior” European
The grand cycle of the Mayans was broken
by cruelty, greed, superstition and ignorance.
The few astral records that survived the Spanish rampage indicate
the Mayans were able to calculate the orbit of Venus around the Sun
a mathematical triumph not easily attained due to
As in the past summer’s transit of Venus
across the Sun, the second planet (as seen from Earth) appears to
reverse its direction, that is, go retrograde. The only way that the
Mayans could have accurately estimated the Venusian orbit was to
factor in the Earth itself as planet revolving around the Sun.
In Mayan hieroglyphics, land is depicted as a circle within a larger
Typically condescending, modern
archeologists suggest that this symbol is a flat-earth map. The
empirical methods of the Mayans, however, indicate otherwise, that
the circle of land is a two-dimensional representation of our planet
in space. From the standpoint of European theology, such a model of
the Universe was intolerable.
It was easy enough
for the inquisitors to demonize Mayan astronomy.
The Mayans named the planet Venus after
Quetzalcoatl, a feathered serpent and symbol of fecund
renewal, much like the mythical phoenix of the Orient.
The “morning star” never sat well with
the Christian clergy, being identified with the pagan goddess of
erotic attraction and, thus, diabolical in nature.
Astronomy was the path to damnation.
Against the Scientific Spirit
The obliteration of the Mayan record by the Holy Roman Empire is a
tragic loss for humankind.
It also serves as a warning today
against the falsehoods spun by global institutions and major
corporations, which aim to bend science toward sinister purposes.
... these are just a few of the many bogus
“solutions” promoted by the huckster industries.
The Fukushima disaster is the
Yucatan of this decade.
nuclear industry, big government and
international agencies are financing a worldwide disinformation
campaign to deny the dangers of radiation to human health and the
Radiation levels in Japan and in
North America are being deliberately undercounted by the
IAEA or not counted at all.
An inhumane campaign is being
mounted, even by the World Health Organization, to deny the
negative effects of so-called low-dose exposure.
Contamination data on food and
water are being underestimated.
The fallout impact on the upper
atmosphere is being ignored despite the expansion of the
Arctic ozone hole since March 2011 and the spate of freak
tornados and derechos, which are wrongly attributed
to global warming
Poisoning of marine life in the
Pacific is being pinned on an imaginary “red tide” in cold
waters where such algae cannot survive
The blatant publication of falsehood on
behalf of the nuclear industry is tantamount
to a New Inquisition against fact-based science and empirical
The enemies of scientific honesty
annihilated the Mayan civilization, and perhaps today their
psychological descendants will have to destroy Japan to eliminate
the evidence. No matter how much the records are rigged, they can
never entirely wipe away the facts - liars be damned.
on the coming winter solstice, it
would be wrong-headed to cower in fear of time running out.
We should instead offer tribute to the
scientific spirit of an indigenous tradition whose astronomers gazed
at the skies with awe and studiousness and emulate their
mathematical rigor and respect for truth.