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"The more you read this book, the more impressive and meaningful Calleman's historical focus becomes. . . . explains events that would seem otherwise random, and it gives certain coherence to the patterns of world history. . . . packed with an astounding level of research. . . . a totally new way of understanding our history and our possible future." (Robert Burns, New Dawn, Jan-Feb, 2005)

". . . outstanding for both its quality of presentation and for the depth of its content." (Phil Jefferson, New Connexion, Mar-Apr, 2005)

". . . the Mayan calendar is a map to understanding human consciousness and our place in the cosmos." (Mechell Mende, New Age Retailer, New Year, 2005)

"Calleman offers a compelling view of world history, which is as a fractal component of the larger reality." (Chris Lorenz, Dell Magazines, September 2004)

"Calleman's book is a treasure trove of history, myth, and insight into one of the most remarkable achievements in human history, the Mayan calendar. His proposal is that we moderns learn the intricacies of the calendar in order to evolve our consciousness by syncing with the planetary, galactic and universal 'high frequency evolutionary cycle.'" (Curtis McCosco, CirclesofLight.com, Feb 09)

“Reading this book is a powerful and electrifying experience. Each page offers penetrating insights that unravel the deepest mysteries of human history and the evolution of global consciousness.” (Michael E. Salla, Ph.D., Center for Global Peace)

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MAYAN STUDIES / NEW AGE

“Reading this book is a powerful and electrifying experience. Each page offers penetrating insights that unravel the deepest mysteries of human history and the evolution of global consciousness.”
--Michael E. Salla, Ph.D., Center for Global Peace

The prophetic Mayan calendar is not keyed to the movement of planetary bodies. Instead, it functions as a metaphysical map of the evolution of consciousness and records how spiritual time flows, providing a new science of time.

The calendar is associated with nine creation cycles, each of which represents one of nine levels of consciousness or Underworlds on the Mayan cosmic pyramid. Using empirical research, Carl Johan Calleman shows how this pyramidal structure of the development of consciousness can explain matters as disparate as the common origin of world religions and the modern complaint that time seems to be moving faster. Readers will learn that time is, in fact, speeding up as we transition from the materialistic Planetary Underworld that governs us today to a new and higher frequency of consciousness--the Galactic Underworld--in preparation for the final Universal level of conscious enlightenment. The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness reveals the Mayan calendar as a spiritual device that enables a greater understanding of the nature of conscious evolution throughout human history--and how it provides the concrete steps we can take to align ourselves with this growth toward enlightenment.

CARL JOHAN CALLEMAN holds a Ph.D. in physical biology and has served as an expert on cancer for the World Health Organization. He began his studies on the Mayan calendar in 1979 and now lectures throughout the world. He is also author of Solving the Greatest Mystery of Our Time: The Mayan Calendar. He lives in Sweden.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Bear & Company; Original ed. edition (March 25, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591430283
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591430285
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #388,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By MysticJaguar VINE VOICE on January 27, 2006
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Mr. Callemans books are thoughtful and include original ideas. It would take your finding a copy of The Mayan Factor from Joe (aka Jose) Arguelles of 1987 to realize that Mr. Calleman has expanded those concepts and put them in a much more understandable framework (with somewhat less hyperbole).

Apart from John Major Jenkens and Barbara Tedlock most other sources on the Mayan calendar are either academically dry or mainly fantasy. This book in particular provides a road map for the conscious evolution of humanity over the next few years. This evolution is guided, in part, by energetic eminations from the center of the Milky Way. The Mayans call this source the HUnab Ku. This concept is clearly Arguellian,

The book does need to be read carefully and with meditative reflection. There is much here that you will not get if you approach just with the rational mind. This book is a serious treatise of many concepts and not all of them are Mayan. It requires you to approach it as a new human being to be able to understand what it is saying

Calleman provides a general timeline for this period in the years leading up to 2012. He appears to have been correct about energy moving from the West/USA to the East/Asia. His writings on Mayan Fifth night during 2008 and it's portend for the world economy appear to have been an accurate prediction. However, as things worsened in 2009 I began to wonder whether Calleman's correlation of the end date of the Mayan Calendar at Oct 2011 was off by a year and that Dec 21 2012 was indeed the authentic end date.
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Ignore Shaman's extremely biased review below of this book in order to promote the sales of Barbara Tedlock's books.

"The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness" is an extremely well-researched and constructed in-depth explanation of the "true Mayan Sacred Calendar" and count and details the cosmic plan that governs the evolution of consciousness and propels us on a path toward a common destiny. Calleman's implications for how the Mayan calendar coincide with major historical events and how we all should be preparing for the final Universal level of conscious enlightment are profound.

Note: Although many think of the Dreamspell/Thirteen Moon Calendar as the Mayan Calendar, the fact is that this is a calendar system that has NEVER been used by the Maya. Adam Rubel of Saq Be, an organization reflecting indigenous and especially Mayan views says: "Regarding the dreamspell work of Arguelles: It has been made clear, I think everybody here understands, the need to distinguish this system from any relation to the Mayan tradition. This is the wish of the elders, that the confusion and misrepresentation cease."

The secret Divine Plan is now revealed here. I strongly recommend this outstanding masterwork for those looking to align their intuition with their individual, human and cosmic purpose.
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This is one of the best books I have read and I would recommend reading this book prior to reading "Maya Cosmogenesis 2012" by John Major Jenkins. Calleman does an excellent job comparing the current dualist/materialist mind and the unitary/evolved mind that is destined to occur by the end of the Universal Underworld (2012 AD). According to Calleman, the Mayan calendar ends at the end of the Universal Underworld and does not start over which is contrary to J.M. Jenkins' theory in Mayacosmogenesis 2012 (13.0.0.0.0 --> 0.0.0.0.0). Calleman does not cover Galactic Alignment and apparently believes that is not the purpose of the Mayan Calendar. Its purpose is greater than that, it charts the evolution of consciousness via the cosmic plan through the nine Underworlds that build on top of each other.
He explains that during this transition phase to higher consciousness, we are going to experience higher levels of stress and career burnout. Our need for spiritual awakening will battle with our dualist/materialist mind and wreak psychological and physical havoc. With the levels of novelty accelerating (see Terence McKenna's "The Invisible Landscape") e.g., more changes and technological/scientific breakthroughs appearing, stress levels will keep increasing.
The venus transit, acceleration of time concept that we all have been feeling but nobody talks about, and sun spot cycles are discussed as well as an Indian Avatar named Kalki who is supposed to be communicator/leader of the spiritual awakening of the Golden Age. Calleman does a pretty decent job of tying in various religions' prophecies (e.g. Book of Revelations) and how they are backed up by the Mayan calendar. The graphics/tables were very well illustrated and easy to read and helpful.
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this book does have its merits... some intersting ideas & it opens up vistas for those new to mayan mathematics and time-conception.
unfortunately the 'galactic-underworld' prophecy chart which is the basis of the book is calleman's own invention, not The Mayan Calendar. although he admits this, by turns he refuses to acknowledge the validity of the true long-count of the Maya.
furthermore, most of the information he gives regarding properties of the calendar are of Nahuatl (Aztec) origin. (for example the sacred numbers 1-13 are all related to a Nahuatl deity). It would be more forthcoming of Calleman to call his system 'reformulated nahuatl' or something to the effect, rather than 'The Mayan Calendar' which it is not.
this book seems to be the product of someone who spent a lot more time delving into the specifics of a particular model of creation than the actual facts of the mayan calendar.
he does present interesting info on such things as the frequencies of the layers of the earth and how they relate to various frequencies in the human brain.
most of his seemingly novel ideas of this type however are quite obviously taken (and slightly modified) from Jose Arguelles' book 'The Mayan Factor'. Examples are the Earth's chrystal core, the 'I am another yourself' philosophy, Buddah's appearance at the mid-point of the 13 baktun cycle, and the underlying concept of 'the transformation of consciousness'. Even the Galactic Underworld model of creation (in which there are 4 fractals of 7-days & 6-nights) is remarkably similar to Arguelles 7:7:7:7 model (presented subsequent to The Mayan Factor).
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