The Thirteen Tones of Evolution
The levels of consciousness developed by each Underworld are developed according to a common pattern. The Maya used to describe this by the notion that a special deity or divine force ruled each of the Thirteen Heavens of the various Underworlds and from the Aztecs we have information about what these deities were:
The interesting thing about these thirteen deities ruling the thirteen heavens is that if we look at every other deity, the seven with odd-numbers above, we find that they are forces that nurture the development of a seed. Thus, a seed that is planted during the rule of the god of procreation (First Heaven) receives some light through the god of sunrise (Third Heaven) and water by the gods of watering and rain (Fifth and Seventh Heavens) and some further light by the god of fire (Ninth Heaven) until it turns into a flower (Eleventh Heaven) and finally matures as a fruit under the rule of the Thirteenth Heaven.
The History of the Telecommunications
How this divine process of creation plays out in reality may be illustrated by examples from any of the Nine Underworlds, but a clear and currently relevant example is that of the development of the telecommunications which have been developed by the Thirteen Heavens of the Planetary Underworld. The Thirteen Heavens are upheld by the sequence of thirteen katuns that started in 1755 and develop a planetary frame of consciousness. If we focus here only on the seven pulses from seed to mature fruit the history of the telecommunications looks like this:
The Development of the Telecommunications
Above we may see that the planetary consciousness carried by the creation cycle of thirteen katuns, starting in 1755, pulse by pulse has stimulated the human beings in resonance with it to develop more and more advanced telecommunications. This creation cycle started with a mere seed - as the first ideas of making a telegraph were conceived - as the god of procreation ruled in the mid-18th century. Through the influence of the different energies of the different Heavens this seed has then developed into the mature fruit of the World Wide Web of the Internet in the beginning of the Thirteenth Heaven (as the god of highest manifestation, the dual Creator god, ruled). As an aside, the reader may note that the period 1932-1952 (Great Depression, Hitlerism, Stalinism, World War II and the Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs) which totally destroyed the previous world of national borders, was ruled by the Lord of darkness, Tezcatlipoca.
Since the strongest creative pulses, displaying the most important steps forward in consciousness, appear during the Seven odd-numbered Heavens we may safely assume that this is what has given rise to the holiness of the number Seven. These Seven steps of creation described by the Mayan calendar (in any of the Underworlds, not just the Planetary) are identical with the Seven DAYS of divine creation (interspersed by six NIGHTS) described in the Book of Genesis and reiterated in the Book of Revelation. This is what unifies the science of the Maya with the religious traditions of the Old World: the Thirteen Heavens of the Maya are identical with the Seven DAYS and six NIGHTS of God's creation in the Jewish, Christian and Moslem traditions. It is also what unifies the calendrical system of the Maya with modern science as the changing energies of the different time cycles may be linked to specific, tangible manifestations, here exemplified by the evolutionary progression of different means of telecommunications.
All phenomena that undergo evolution are subject to the same basic pattern from seed to mature fruit effected by the Seven days and Six nights. It is important to realize that the durations of the Thirteen Heavens, or the Seven DAYS and Six NIGHTS of creation vary depending on what Underworld they are operating in. In the Sixth Underworld developing the national frame of consciousness the Thirteen Heavens develop religions, writing, monarchy, technology etc, according to a baktun based rhythm of about 400 years, whereas in the Seventh Underworld they develop telecommunications, science, art, atheism, banking etc. according to a katun-based rhythm of about 20 years. The galaxies of the universe develop according to the same basic pattern, Seven DAYS and Six NIGHTS, but with a much longer hablatun-pattern.
The fact that all evolutionary processes in the Cosmos adhere to the same basic patterns of Thirteen Heavens, Seven DAYS and Six NIGHTS, creates overtones of a much higher frequency with the same pattern. Thus the thirteen-day cycle or the thirteen uinals of the tzolkin are subjects to the same basic pattern. These considerably shorter creation cycles are like ripples on the surface of the long processes of creation of the Major Underworlds, that we have only seen a few examples of here.
The most important example of the Seven DAYS and Six NIGHTS of creation is however the 13-tun Galactic creation cycle that is currently serving to expand the frame of human consciousness from a planetary to a galactic during the period January 5, 1999 to October 28, 2011 in the Gregorian calendar. A complete overview of this is available in calendar form.
The Development of the Historical Religions of Humanity
At the most profound level the evolution of the historical religions of humanity has been propelled by the various energies that have been dominating the Thirteen Heavens, the thirteen baktuns, of the Long Count. This is very clearly seen if we study the evolution of the Caldean-Jewish-Christian tradition from its early origin in the worship of the creator god Anu in Sumeria to the establishment of Protestant Christianity in 17th century Europe and North America. Also the other historical religions of humanity are profoundly conditioned by the inspiration given by the Seven DAYS of divine creation, but for simplicity a discussion of these have been omitted here.
The Judean-Christian line of Religiosity
For a full discussion of this development I need to refer to my coming books, but a few crucial facets may be highlighted here. As a result of the influence of the Thirteen Heavens the Judean-Christian line of religiosity has manifested in at least three clear evolutionary trends:
The History of Writing
Developments of means of communication typically very clearly adhere to the Seven DAYS of creation in any of the Underworlds. This is true not only for the development of writing during the National Cycle, but also of the telecommunications during the Planetary Cycle and will be true for the IT revolution during the Galactic Cycle as well. This is because the development of the means of communication is very directly linked to the evolution of consciousness, and to consciousness of time in particular. To the Maya writing was considered as a gift of the gods, and indeed, we may see in the table below that the Seven pulses of divine creation have inspired humanity to implement more effective means of written communication.
The Development of Writing
Why then is writing linked to the evolution of consciousness in such a way that it clearly follows the evolutionary progression from seed to mature fruit? This may be understood in the following way: Writing to a large extent has been developed in response to a need to "preserve" information through time. To preserve information is by no means to be taken as a given and ice age people, living before the onset of the National Cycle shown in the Table above, saw no need to do so, the reason being that evolutionary change in their societies was so slow that preservation seemed irrelevant. With the beginning of the baktun-based National Cycle, change in human society however began to take place at such a high frequency that "preservation" became a necessity in many contexts. Thus writing is ultimately a function of the higher frequency of consciousness change carried by the National Cycle. In this way we may realize that writing was not just some kind of technical invention, but a reflection of an increased frequency of the divine process of creation.
Carl Johan Calleman