Traditional Mayan Calendar Cholq'ij as taught by the Maya
Elders of Guatemala is distinct from the 13-Moon Dreamspell
Calendar system featured on this website
THE 13-MOON CALENDAR
FROM THE TRADITIONAL MAYAN CALENDAR
the Traditional Mayan Calendar (known as Cholq'ij) and the
13-Moon Calendar (known as Dreamspell) offer a 260-day cycle.
This count of 260 energies is generated from the 13 numbers
in concert with the 20 glyphs (13 X 20 = 260), originated
through the Olmec/Maya of ancient Mesoamerica.
we recognize the "Classic Maya" and their astounding
pyramid complexes as embodying a profound mastery of the science
of Time which surpasses all other civilizations.
In essence, the knowlege of the sacred ratio 13:20 which governs
all of Creation is ancient knowledge held by the Maya and
their magnificent culture which survives to this day.
Jose Arguelles and Lloydine Arguelles (co-authors of the Dreamspell)
entered into this essential cosmic knowledge and discovered
a modern application of the 13:20, imparting a distinct form
and function from the Cholq'ij, as a remedy for the westernized
mind that has been unconsciously adhering to a paradigm of
mechanized, artificial time. They identified this 12:60 timing
frequency (12 month calendar, 60 minute hour) as the core
program which sets us apart from the natural order of the
Biosphere and programs us for destructive, dysfunctional behaviors,
reflected in the erroneous conception that "time is money."
new revelation of the powers of the 13:20 matrix came to be
called "The Law of Time," and the subsequent 13-Moon
Dreamspell calendar system they presented to us is specifically
for those of us living in a modern world that is, by its very
design, founded on an artificial timing frequency. The purpose
of this system is to assist us in discovering our harmonious
potential to live in accord with the natural timing frequency
of the Universe in which Time is understood as the Universal
Frequency of Synchronization.
Dr. Jose Arguelles writes in "Time and The Technosphere:
"The ancient Maya prophesied their own destruction.
Therefore, within the prophecies of the Chilam Balam they
laid the seeds of their own reconstruction - but not simply
as Maya. The reconstruction had to be planetary, for their
destruction in the sixteenth century was also an act of planetary
consequence - the plunging of the entire world into the prison
of artificial, mechanized time. The fulfillment of the prophecies
along with the new dispensation of time (The 13-Moon Calendar)
had to occur before the end of the cycle, 2012."
great respect and gratitude to the Maya for bestowing this
jewel - this master key of the knowledge of 13:20, we feel
it is important that we continue to clarify that the form
of the 260-unit Harmonic Module (Tzolkin) as presented in
the 13-Moon Calendar is indeed a modern application of
ancient science, and is DISTINCT from the form of the
260-day count that the living Maya in Guatemala and surrounding
fact, the 13-Moon Dreamspell calendar should not
be understood to be "The Mayan Calendar." Not only
are there approximately 20 calendars which make up the Mayan
Calendar System, but moreso because the 260-day calendar as
the Maya use it today follows a distinct daycount as a sacred
heritage of their culture - and it would be misrepresenting
the Maya culture to not make a clear distinction. The 13-Moon
calendar also integrates new knowledge and new codes that
are modern revelations and are not meant to be understood
as reflecting the traditions of the indigenous Maya, but are
specific to the 13-Moon Mission.
When asked what she thought of the two different counts, one
indigenous healer from Mexico shared her viewpoint: "I
believe in diversity. I think the Dreamspell calendar is healing
the western mind."
is our belief that both systems have infinite wisdom and magic
to offer, and that it is for each person to discern from their
heart what tool they are meant to work with. We recently had
the honor of travelling to Guatemala and experiencing first-hand
the culture of the living Maya. We were left with a very clear
understanding that their traditional calendar is a part of
their heritage, their land, their religion, their rituals,
their ancestry. We feel that if one is called to work with
the traditional calendar, one should learn directly from the
Maya and not necessarily from westernized versions of it that
do not in any capacity integrate the cultural significance
of the calendar.
know from our own studies over the years that the two counts
actually have a deep complimentary relationship and we are
commited to honoring both systems and doing our best to continually
distinguish the two from each other, for the sake of clarity
and accuracy. We have unspeakable reverence for the Maya and
we also have unspeakable gratitude to Jose Arguelles for his
incredible visionary gifts he has given us all. When contemplating
the existence of these two systems, there are many factors
that are not often taken into account, including the massive
book/calendar burning of 1562 in which Bishop De Landa attempted
to destroy all record of the Mayan time science. The Maya
elders themselves spoke to us about this, and how because
of all that was lost, there are cycles they no longer follow,
things they do not know and cannot answer about their own
feel that Dr. Arguelles has resurrected lost cycles and wisdom
while doing so in a way that adds illuminating guidance relevant
to this current era, and accomodates for the modern situations
we find ourselves in. As an example, the solar-galactic cycle
of the Dreamspell system maintains its harmonic 52-year patterns
while correlating precisely with the current 12-month calendar
due to many factors including mis-information and partial
data, there is mis-understanding and controversy circulating
around the issue of two different systems. While we do not
see it as a matter of a right and wrong count as some do,
we are deeply sensitive to the ancestral wounds that native
peoples have endured in terms of cultural exploitation. We
understand that a new, visionary system can feel threatening
to an ancient, established system, which is why we are committed
to trying to educate our audience so we can come from a foundation
of respect and understanding.
is clear to us that the Dreamspell system is for those who
are called to work with it, and for us - the magic proves
itself day after day after day. After making calendars for
18 years, the ongoing synchronicities are simply undeniable!
To those of us who live outside of the Maya lands and their
traditional culture, the 13-Moon calendar is providing a template
for establishing a new Galactic Culture - one which presents
the harmonies of the mathematical ratios of the ancient Maya
in a universal way which was designed intentionally to be
culturally free. It seems this is why it has been so well
received in over 90 countries around the world, with people
of all different backgrounds and traditions participating
in tracking these cycles.
The year 2012 has become famous because it marks the end of
the Mayan Grand Cycle which spans 3114 BC - 2012 AD. Dr. Arguelles
refers to this as the Cycle of History. This 5,125 year cycle,
scheduled to complete on December 21, 2012, is a unifying
point of focus for followers of both the Cholq'ij and the
13-Moon Calendar. All of humanity is collectively journeying
through this prophetic cycle closing - all of us undergoing
great transformation and transition. This
Living Prophecy is described as the Shifting of World Ages,
as we are poised on the brink of entering a new era of human
consciousness, post 2013.
as the Maya themselves clarify, it is best to conceive of
this Shifting like a period of "twilight" - meaning
it is gradual. Rather than looking to a certain date in the
future and projecting all our fears and hopes, it is essential
that we comprehend we have already been deeply immersed
in this process of metamorphosis, and it is continually unfolding,
terms of the specific Mayan connection to the Dreamspell,
beyond the foundation of the 13:20 code, the Dreamspell also
embodies a correlation to the Yucatec Mayan "Chilam Balam."
This is found in aspects such as the July 26th new year date,
the specific year-bearers, the consequent 52-year pattern
of Earth families, and even the omitting of the the leap-year
day Feb 29th is based in the resurrection of this prophetic
tradition. Because there was a long break in this Mayan tradition,
this Wizard's Count of the Dreamspell is known as "reformulated
Chilam Balam," for what was known in ancient times as
"Jaguar Priests" is known in today's world as "Earth
Dr. Arguelles writes: "The Dreamspell Count based
on the Gregorian calendar synchronization date of July 26,
is a precise expression of the prophetic tradition of the
Chilam Balam - the Jaguar priests of Lowland Yucatec Maya.
The Quiche or Mayan long count represents the chronological
order of time...as such, it is a linear [expression] of the
Tzolkin...The purpose of the Chilam Balam Count was to establish
a basis for understanding that there exists a synchronic order
of time, completely apart from what is usually referred to
as the Long Count, the linear count of days (BC 3114 - AD
2012). The synchronic order is complementary to this linear
interpretation, but introduces the human to the radial order
of the higher dimensions...The two counts actually constitute
a prophectic alliance...There is no conflict...The Law of
Time embraces both systems in the higher fourth-dimensional
order of truth."
is of great importance that we distinguish between "The
Mayan Calendar" and "The 13-Moon Calendar,"
that there is no cultural misrepresentation, and that we are
simultaneously empowered with knowing the true function of
that light, let us briefly summarize the distinct powers of
the Dreamspell Science:
Journey of Timeship Earth 2013" is a door to the
infinite; a tool for galactic synchronization; the primary
tool kit of fourth dimensional time; a harmonic set of codes
which not only describe Earth as a living whole-system, but
which also offers profound principles for social reorganization;
a storehouse of the interstellar, interplanetary cosmological
history of the Earth; the complete codes and cosmology for
establishing "galactic culture;" an antidote to
the memory virus known as "cosmic amnesia;" all
in all, a multi-dimensional tool for the
human being in the modern world to reconnect to nature and
the sacred mathematical synchronic order of the Universe.
As Dr. Jose Arguelles (co-author of the Dreamspell) stated:
"I understood the word 'Dreamspell' to mean any consensus
reality... 'Spell' in english has two different meanings,
which are kind of connected: a spell can be an enchantment;
and a spell also refers to a period of time - you are enchanted
for a period of time.
are dreaming the same dream together; we are dreaming a common
dream, and that is why we say, 'we want to dream together
the highest dream'...
the Dreamspell we are establishing the new cosmology of the
mythic order... We've spoken about how the mathematics of
the Law of Time establishes the cosmology of a new scientific
order, but we have science and myth. We have the scientific
sensibility and the mythic sensibility which are unified in
ourselves in the two sides of our brain that cross over to
govern the two sides of our body in a bilateral symmetry of
the Loom of the 13 Moons in the Tzolkin.
by following the 13 Moon Calendar and the Dreamspell Count,
we are beginning to overcome the Dreamspell of History...
We are in the process of overcoming the memory virus...
the Dreamspell we are talking about the responsibility of
the Earth Wizards to re-enchant the world... When we talk
about natural time we are talking about restoring ourselves
in the sacred order of the universe. The universe never stopped
being sacred. It was us who exercised our will, created this
great, great, great illusory bubble that we feel is so real
- it is us who have alientated ourselves from the sacred.
What is natural is sacred...
there were no deviation from Natural Time, we wouldn't need
a Dreamspell kit - but we have deviated, and the Law of Time
says we need to relearn what it is to be Art. So, the Dreamspell
is the code or set of codes that returns us to the truth that
Time is Art. And since we are time, we are art!"
Votan's Temple of the Inscriptions at Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico
learn more about Dr. Jose Arguelles' journey,
we recommend his new authorized biography:
Biography of a Time-Traveler"
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