The Magic of the Harmonic Module

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Called "Tzolkin" by the ancient Yucatec Maya, the matrix of 260 energies is also known in modern terms as the "Harmonic Module." It can be understood as a keyboard of 260 unique energies, or vibrations, each energy composed of one of the 13 Tones of Creation, and one of the 20 Solar Seals. (13 X 20 = 260). While this module is infinitely more than a calendric tool, we are empowered by this multi-faceted Module to live in the Synchronic Order of The Law of Time by using it as a day-to-day count of energies which harmoniously overlays upon the simple foundation of the 13-moon yearly calendar.

This form of the Tzolkin as the "Harmonic Module," (shown above), inclusive of the 52 shaded squares which form what is called the "Loom of the Maya," is based on Dr. Jose Arguelles' presentation in The Mayan Factor, and is distinct from the form of the Tzolkin as taught and followed by the Quiche Maya of Guatemala. For instance, the 52-unit loom is a bi-lateral symmetry pattern which reflects the basic pattern of our DNA double helix, and was passed down from a secret lineage of Yucatec Mayan shamans, received and revealed by the works of Dr. Jose Arguelles. Integrating the galactic code of light into the genetic code of life, this "portal" formation is a resonant structure linked to the activation of our full DNA potential. Find out when these galactic activation portal days occur, and receive indepth descriptions of the 13 Tones of Creation and the 20 Solar Seals by utilizing the 13-Moon Natural Time Calendar.

When author John Major Jenkins was asked to give a brief overview of the workings of the Sacred Mayan Tzolkin, he described its timekeeping and astrology:

"The 'key' to Mayan time is the sacred cycle of 260 days, the Tzolkin, meaning count of days. This cycle is a combination of 20-daysigns with a number from 1 to 13. So 13 and 20 are the critical numbers of the Tzolkin. 260 is a key number which refers to processes in the heavens as well as on earth. For example, the Maya say that it corresponds to the cycle of human gestation - that's a biological reference. It also corresponds to the time between the planting and harvesting of corn at certain elevation in the highlands - that's agricultural. It also times religious shrine ceremonies in the hills around Mayan villages.

"Its celestial or astronomical uses are astounding. It is used to track the phases of the moon. Also, 2 cycles of 260 days equal 520 days and this equals 3 eclipses. So the Maya predict eclipses by using the Tzolkin in this very simple way. Likewise, they track Venus with the Tzolkin, and the time between the eveningstar appearance of Venus and its appearance as morningstar is 258 days.

"The other time cycle used by the Maya is the vague solar year of 365-days known as the 'Haab.' While the Tzolkin is the mysterious multidimensional key, you might say that the Haab is the mundane or 'secular' calendar, primarily used to schedule secular holidays and so forth. The framework of days created by the Tzolkin-Haab is like a loom on which the movements of Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, even Uranus and Neptune can be tracked. It is a sacred-secular or solar-lunar synthesis. The full Tzolkin-Haab cycle is completed once every 52 years. This was the Calendar Round and the Aztecs observed the Pleiades pass through the zenith at the end of each one of these. The ceremony revolving around this event was called the New Fire Ceremony.

"In general then, the Tzolkin is the 'key' to both terrestrial and celestial processes. It's kind of the common modulator or common denominator of the two realms. This is how we can understand Mayan astrology. They discovered the numerical and ritual key. Most important in the astrology is the reference to the human gestation period. As such, our own basic and shared rhythm of unfolding is seen to be intimately related to the cycles of the planets, moon and sun. This is more than just planets 'influencing' us - rather we share the same rhythms of unfolding that the planets do because, ultimately, everything springs from the same source. Everything, on some level, has been imparted by the same rhythm of unfolding and is therefore related by a form of synchronistic correspondence."

(Please note, the 260-day Galactic Spin cycle utilized in the 13-Moon Natural Time Calendar is distinct from and should not be confused with the Traditional Mayan Calendar Chol'qui/Tzolkin cycle.)