THE PRECESSION OF THE EQUINOXES

"This large time cycle has been thought since ancient times to represent a complete cycle of human spiritual advance. The Maya certainly were aware of the precession by about 300 B.C., even though the Greeks were said to have "discovered" it around 128 B.C. Studies of ancient Sumerian and Egyptian texts proved they, too, were aware of the precession. It is thus understood - from a long line of ancient philosophizing - as a kind of "great year" of human spiritual gestation. It was called the Platonic Year. I should point out that 26,000 years equal 36,500 tzolkin cycles of 260 days, suggesting a connection to the solar year."

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Author John Major Jenkins, excerpt from: The Dual-Principle Core Paradigm of Mayan Time Philosophy and its Conceptual Parallel in Old World Thought

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