The Fourth DAY
A new phase in the evolution of the Cosmic Time Plan will soon open up; the Fourth DAY of the Galactic Underworld. This phase will begin on the Gregorian date December 4, 2004 and will last until Nov 28, 2005. This Fourth DAY is a pulse of LIGHT that will be dominating us for a period of 360 days, a period that among the Maya is called a tun, a prophetic “year” characterized by a specific spiritual energy. It represents a pulse of forward energy, of creative LIGHT, and so to use a symbolic term we may call this whole period a DAY. This coming DAY is the Fourth DAY of the Underworld that is currently affecting us the most, the Galactic Underworld, which started January 5, 1999 and will be completed on October 28, 2011. It is in this Fourth DAY that the transformation of consciousness in a very real sense is beginning. It will soon become evident that the Galactic Underworld propels an irreversible process that will affect the whole planet and all aspects of life.
In this context, the term Underworld, borrowed from Maya-Aztec Cosmology, simply means “Level of Evolution of Consciousness”. Such an Underworld is developed according to the Cosmic Time Plan in a series of Seven pulses of LIGHT, Seven DAYS. To understand the prophetic Mayan calendar system it is imperative to realize that new levels of consciousness, or Underworlds, are developed through such series of similar pulses, series of DAYS. During these DAYS, new consciousness fields, with an origin in the Cosmic World Tree, are relayed by the inner core of the Earth and determine the creativity and perception of the human beings. Thus, the prophetic Mayan calendar system is a codification of a divine plan for the evolution of consciousness and unlike all other calendars in this world it is not astronomically based. In fact, it goes back to a time when our solar system did not even exist – to the Big Bang – and encompasses a very wide perspective of time. Recently, also professional astronomers (http://www.astro.uu.nl/~strous/AA/en/2012.html) have concluded that the Mayan calendar cannot possibly be based on precession or any other astronomical cycle. Today we thus have every reason to consider what for long has been unthinkable, namely that we have access to a calendar that is not based on the physical reality, but instead expresses the divine time plan that delineates the very purpose and direction of life on Earth. In the larger context of Underworlds the human species is now in the midst of the Eighth Underworld, the Galactic, with only one higher level of evolution of consciousness to go, the Universal. If we are to align ourselves with this evolution we should not look to the night sky to find the rhythm of the cosmic time plan. We should listen inside to the changing energies of time mediated by the Earth, the Global Brain, itself.
In the time line below you may in the lower row see that in the Galactic Underworld we are shortly about to be influenced by the Fourth of its above mentioned DAYS. The Fourth pulse of LIGHT is a time period that in the Aztec time mythology was ruled by the god of Maize, Cinteotl, and so we have reasons to expect that this is a time period that will be nurturing for specific types of creativity. The purpose of this article is to outline how this new pulse of creativity will manifest itself.
To understand what the map of time above means and, more specifically, what kind of changes the Fourth DAY of the Galactic Underworld will bring, we need first to answer two different questions. First, what does the Fourth DAY of an Underworld – any Underworld – deliver (In more ancient terms, what kind of reality does the energy of Cinteotl, the god of Maize, bring) and second, what is the nature of the consciousness that this specific Underworld, the Galactic Underworld, is bringing?
To answer the first question it is necessary to make comparisons with the Fourth DAYS of several different Underworlds, which I have done extensively in my books The Mayan Calendar (Garev 2001) and The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness (Bear and Co 2004). To avoid too much repetition I feel the best here is to limit the discussion to the Fourth DAY (1873-1893) of the Planetary Underworld. This Fourth DAY was a midpoint of an Underworld that developed through Seven katuns (20 tun-periods) of LIGHT that began in 1755 and brought the early Industrial Revolution in Scotland and England. The Industrial Revolution was really the result of a consciousness that started to rule in 1755 and blinded the human beings to all spiritual aspects of nature. As this new consciousness emerged, human beings started to look upon the Earth and nature as dead matter to be exploited based on the calculations of the left brain half, something that was very conducive to the Industrial Revolution. Initially the changes were slow and limited in scope. But with the Fourth DAY of the Planetary Underworld, beginning in 1873, this revolution truly took off, both technologically and geographically. Hence, in the year 1873, the electrical motor/generator was invented, followed by the light bulb in 1875 and the telephone in 1876. At the exact midpoint (1883-84) the changes were the most dramatic with the introduction of household electricity in 1882-83 and the invention of the car in 1884. In short, this DAY brought inventions that in principle could make the fruits of the Industrial Revolution available to everyone, reaching into their private spheres. Compared to the earlier telegraphs and railroads, telephones and cars could be operated by everyone individually.
When we study other Underworlds we will draw the same conclusion: The Fourth DAY is when the new expressions of an Underworld definitely rise above the surface of lower Underworlds and the potential of spreading them to everyone appears. It is in the Fourth DAY that the new frame of consciousness becomes so powerful that its influence on the human mind equals the old, lower, frames of consciousness that previously dominated. It is in the Fourth DAY that the new manifestations of consciousness carried by an Underworld become visible to everyone.
The Galactic Underworld
In the current Galactic Underworld, which at the present time is the one affecting us the most, the focus is however not on technological advances. It is on the strengthening of the intuitive abilities of the human beings and fostering a holistic worldview that ultimately is intended to bring peace and wholeness to the global community. It brings a new frame of consciousness that will actually balance that of the old consciousness of rationality, materialism and Western rule of the world. While this new frame of consciousness of the Galactic Underworld brings many different kinds of manifestations, affecting all aspects of our lives, I will focus only on three different things here: 1/ The political and military decline of the dominance of the Western Hemisphere, 2/ The changes in the world economy and 3/ The path towards Enlightenment. In the old fragmented, materialist, worldview these three things may have seemed like completely unrelated phenomena. In the new worldview, based on the Mayan calendar, they may however be seen as intertwined in a very direct way as they are all expressions of the same new consciousness. It is now becoming obvious that no phenomenon can be understood in isolation from the rest of the universe and hence the three things above are only different expressions of one and the same divine plan for the evolution of consciousness.
A fundamental aspect of the current Galactic Underworld is to bring balance, a balance that may serve as a basis for the coming ascension of humanity. From lower Underworlds we have however inherited a grave imbalance where not only the Western Hemisphere, but also our left brain halves, have been completely dominating. Thus, our point of departure is imbalance and the balancing of the world brought by the Galactic Underworld will by necessity be accompanied by a downfall of the Western dominance of the world. More or less as a spin-off effect of this we will see the crumbling of patriarchy and all hierarchical structures of human society. Yet, patriarchal dominance as such is certainly not limited to the West and as I have argued in an article on my web site much of the current crisis of Islam is due to the fact that it is a patriarchal left-brain religion that is threatened by the new “female” energies generated by the Galactic Underworld on the Eastern Hemisphere.
The transformation of consciousness that will result in global balance will however not happen in one leap. Instead it happens pulse-wise, and DAY by DAY the Galactic Underworld creates a world of increasing balance and equality by favoring the Eastern Hemisphere and the intuitive right brain half. In between these DAYS there are periods, NIGHTS, where humanity may rest and integrate the changes brought by previous DAYS. At the present time we are coming out of such a period of rest and, as the Fourth DAY of the Galactic Underworld begins on December 4, we will enter an intensified period of transformation of consciousness leading towards increased global balance.
Someone who reads the above paragraphs may now wonder if I at all read the news. How can I talk about the end to Western dominance when the West has emerged victorious in a series of wars carried out exactly during the DAYS of this Underworld; the Kosovo War in its First DAY, the war in Afghanistan in its Second and the war in Iraq in the Third? Am I not informed that George Bush, a representative of Western Oil interests and proponent of American military patriotism, came out as a victor in the most recent presidential election in the United States? Well, I do read the news (at least some of it), but what we have to realize is that all of these wars are really carried out by the West as reactions to the dwindling of its dominance that the cosmic plan now brings about. In fact, the West, in the sense of the US, is now increasingly becoming isolated on a world scale. This becomes most obvious if we regard these wars as a step by step phenomenon. Thus, in the war on the First DAY a broad NATO alliance stood by its side in an operation backed by the UN, in the Second DAY, in Afghanistan, it still had the sympathy of much of the world and the backing of the UN. In the Third DAY, against Iraq, it had to act essentially only with the support of the UK and in obvious breach of international law. Its standing among common people in much of the world has been irreparably damaged especially because of its war in Iraq. If you look upon the evolution of global consciousness as a stepwise phenomenon the true pattern of the changing global mentality becomes apparent in the decreasing support for and adherence to the policies of the US.
The outcome of the recent election in the United States also clearly falls within this pattern of reaction. It does not reflect a long term strengthening of the West in its striving to maintain world dominance, but the very opposite. The election results reflect the reaction of the West against the change that the cosmic plan now on a deeper level is really bringing to this planet. What is most typical of the changes that these DAYS of the Galactic Underworld bring is that it is the Eastern Hemisphere that is being strengthened and, through holographic resonance, the way of looking at the world that is typical of the right brain half. The Fourth DAY, that is now soon about to begin, plays a very special role in this context as the period when the new consciousness really begins to break through. Through this coming pulse the emerging consciousness, mediated by the right brain half of intuition will be very substantially strengthened.
Even if the United States technically might win yet another war (for example, in the event of an insurgency against the regime in Saudi Arabia) this could in the energy context of the Fourth DAY only happen at such a large price in terms of its relationship with the rest of the world that it seems unlikely that it would be willing to take such a risk. Besides, it is really questionable what winning a war now means. As I have discussed in a previous article the war in Iraq demonstrates that we have come to a point in the cosmic time plan where wars no longer are won. Rather than establishing a new order wars may now simply lead to prolonged periods of terrorism and counter-terrorism, where it is impossible to say who represents what. Of course, how we look upon the future course of events depends on our values and perspective. Some may see them as working in their favor, others not. Regardless, we are in for very major changes and it seems very unlikely that the course of events will be easy or smooth, and maybe in some ways the very opposite.
The Shift in the Global Economy
In the Fourth DAY of the Galactic Underworld the shift away from Western dominance will likely be most clearly visible in the economic arena. This DAY will thus bring to an end the domination of the world economy by the West, and it is easy to see the background to this: The national debt of the US is currently at about 7 trillion dollars and its budget deficit at about 400 billion dollars while savings are minimal. The unofficial idea seems to be that the rest of the world is investing in the US economy by giving credits, but the question is with such deficits how long the rest of the world will find it a worthwhile debtor. A somewhat similar situation is at hand in its main Western partner, the UK, where personal debt recently passed the one trillion pound mark. On the other hand, China has now in terms of GDP become the second economy of the world (with Japan third and India fourth).
Comparisons of the changing relative sizes of the world’s largest economies however do not capture the real picture. What says more is that an astounding 60 % of the increase in investments in the world in the years 2000-2003 happened in China and that the same country stood for about a third of the increase in oil consumption as well as in trade. As much as forty per cent of Japan’s growth in 2004 was driven by exports to China. We are thus now witnessing a paradigm shift of the global economy, where East Asia, and especially China, is becoming the chief engine of all of the world’s economy. What we may conclude from the Mayan calendar, with the energies currently favoring the Eastern Hemisphere, is that this change is a fundamental paradigm shift that will not be reversed. After about 250 years of Western dominance of the world’s trade and economy, first by the UK and then by the US, East Asia is now becoming its driving force, its engine. While most of the world has not yet woken up to this fact, the Fourth DAY will bring it to the forefront of its attention.
When I, based on my studies of the Mayan calendar, in the 90’s wrote about this forthcoming end to Western dominance this seemed like science fiction. Now we are already there, and what it shows is that the energies of the cosmic plan are much more powerful than temporary appearances when it comes to the economic development of the world. I foresee however the changes in the world economy happening in two steps: In DAY 4, East Asia, and especially China, will take the role of the world’s economic engine to the detriment of the power of the pound and the dollar. Especially the US dollar will likely depreciate considerably in value and be shun by foreign creditors with a whole range of political and economical consequences. Then in DAY 5, I expect a more fundamental change to take place in how we perceive “values” and this will mean an even more fundamental shift in the world’s “economy”, some kind of collapse of the international monetary system. Such a collapse is most easily understood as an aspect of the energy shift favoring the right brain half that will lead human beings to see reality concretely to the detriment of the global “monopoly game” of paper and cyber money (which are abstractions without any real existence). Among other things the mechanisms by means of which banks “create” credit will become transparent. The old abstract calculations of the left brain half will then no longer be consistent with the emerging values of the right brain half, which sees reality concretely. This conflict between perceptions will be the deeper and more fundamental reason that the world economy will reach a point where no further economic growth will be possible and if anything a negative downward spiral will start. It is appropriate to talk about hitting a “wall”, since no matter what means are being attempted, such as the expansion of credit, the wheels will then still not start turning.
The real cause of this coming to a wall is thus to be found in the altered consciousness that the upcoming pulses of LIGHT will bring. There is then really no need to present technical reasons as to why a wall will present itself to continued economic growth. While many people may be shocked by the prospects of such an end to economic growth we may also look upon it positively. An end to economic growth obviously is very good for the Earth and the environment. It is also quite possible that as economic growth comes to an end population growth will find the same fate due to the very same shift in consciousness. The need for growth actually has its origin in the dualist consciousness, and the need for filling holes of emptiness in the human mind that this has caused during the past 5000 years and most markedly since the blinded consciousness of the Planetary Underworld began to rule in the mid-18th century, which really made both economic and population growth take off. As the Galactic Underworld DAY-by-DAY now serves to create human beings that are whole, much of the driving force of both economic and population growth will disappear. As a further spin-off of this emerging consciousness it will no longer be possible to regard the Earth, and life on it, as dead matter to be exploited according to the calculations of the left brain.
These are some of the changes on the global level that the transformation of consciousness of the Fourth DAY will bring. But how will it affect our individual lives? A first approximation is that the kind of occurrences that followed upon the Oneness Celebration (June 6-8, 2004, at the midpoint of the Third NIGHT) will characterize the experience of all of the Fourth DAY. Typically people then described an increase in telepathy, a speed-up of processes of spiritual evolution and breakups of dysfunctional relationships that were not aligned with their higher purpose. These kinds of occurrences likely will be a normal feature of everyday life throughout the Fourth DAY, especially for those that are attuned to the cosmic plan. We may think of ourselves as nerve cells in a global brain whose connecting threads are now being entirely rewired. In such a situation we have little reason to expect our lives to proceed in a linear fashion and in many ways our world and our perception of it can be turned upside down as a result of this rewiring. This rewiring of the planet on a very large scale affects our relationships in a way that may not be easily comprehensible from our own limited individual perspectives. We will simply have to have faith that this rewiring has a higher purpose and that this purpose is good. From the point where this new creation DAY begins on December 4 we will however find that those that are aligned with the cosmic plan will gain a substantial wind on their back in their projects.
I think then that there is every reason to expect that the Fourth DAY will amount to a turning point in our civilizational development. It is only as we now become more strongly influenced by the rapidly alternating energies of the Galactic Underworld and the ensuing speed-up of time that larger groups of people will come to understand that we are subject to a cosmic plan and that this cosmic plan follows the Mayan calendar. A special day to notice in the Cosmic Time Plan is the very midpoint of the Galactic Underworld, which also is the very midpoint of the Fourth DAY. This midpoint may be identified as June 2, 2005, which is dominated by the energy 1 Imix, 1 Alligator, in the traditional Sacred Mayan calendar. This may be a time to visualize the end of dominance at all levels of human relations, personal, political and economical. To visualize the end to dominance will now be more powerful than to visualize peace and the point to realize is that if we are able to create the end to dominance peace will naturally follow. To visualize the end to dominance is also to visualize the end to the current imbalance in our own minds between what is mediated by the left and right hemispheres of our brains. To create balance within ourselves and in all our relations is a way of preparing for the Enlightenment that may be humanity’s as the Mayan calendar comes to an end – a life lived fully in the present moment unfettered by the linear time and separate strategizing that the left brain currently imposes on us.
I expect that the Fourth DAY also will mean a deeper unification of the Mayan calendar and the world movement towards Enlightenment (Mukti). A core Mukti-Maya synthesis is emerging that it is the purpose of my work to outline. In this respect I wholeheartedly recommend the work of Sri Bhagavan (www.onenessuniversity.org). Sri Bhagavan is developing processes, including through dikshas and sutras that provide a path to transcend duality and reach Enlightened states. There may be many other paths that lead to Enlightenment, but this one has the distinction of being linked to the cosmic time plan. While many teachings look upon Enlightenment as an individual process, Sri Bhagavan’s work is thus carried out within the framework of a cosmic time plan of changing energies as part of a predetermined evolutionary plan for humanity. Thus, even if many people are looking mostly for having individual experiences of higher states of consciousness I feel confident that it is also necessary to have an intellectual understanding of the cosmic plan in order to best serve the enlightened future of humanity. This understanding I feel can only come from the Mayan calendar.
This core Mukti-Maya synthesis emerging in the Fourth DAY will mean that people in a very practical way will be able to use the Mayan calendar as a tool on their own path towards attaining the Enlightened state of consciousness. The very midpoint of the Galactic Underworld (1 Imix, June 2, 2005) is an excellent time for people to start following the traditional Sacred Calendar on a daily basis, as well as an excellent time for people to visualize the end to dominance – the Midpoint Celebration. To be able to use the Mayan calendar for much needed guidance in the chaotic and sometimes oppressive times that we have ahead of us we need to incorporate it in our daily lives, become aware of the energies ruling our days and so gain an understanding of our own individual processes of evolution.
The ruling elite is however at this point likely to become aware of the energies of the cosmic plan as they are encoded in the Mayan calendar. It may for the first time come to feel threatened by the cosmic plan and begin to realize that they themselves represent a blockage to it. It is realistic to expect an increased determination to resist it on their part, with all kinds of possible oppression as a result. Needless to say, the awareness of the existence of a cosmic plan threatening economic dominance will provoke serious reactions among those that currently dominate the world and enjoy the fruits of this. It is certainly not in their interest to let humanity know about the True Mayan calendar, which shows that their dominance will be brought to an end by the wave movement of the Galactic Underworld. In fact, dominance as such, as a phenomenon that has shaped human relations for about five thousand years, is now about to come to an end. It then really becomes somewhat of a race between the forces of the future and the forces of the past, which ones are going to understand the Mayan calendar first, because this is a tool that could be used for any purpose. In this sense false Mayan calendars, notably the Dreamspell/Thirteen Moon calendar, that have nothing to contribute to our understanding of the future, may serve not only to create confusion, but in fact to block people’s understanding of the future based on its pretensions of being Mayan. Only the True Mayan calendar, that outlines the rhythm and type of changes that the world is undergoing, can bring the well-founded hope that the world now sorely needs.
The difficult Fifth NIGHT ruled by Tezcatlipoca
At this point I feel it may be in its place to make a jump forward to discuss what is likely to occur after the two pulses of LIGHT in DAY 4 and DAY 5. In the Fifth NIGHT, (November 18 2007 – November 12, 2008, ruled by the energy of Tezcatlipoca, the god of darkness), we will see the last desperate attempts of the West, and power hierarchies based on materialism everywhere, to remain in control and strengthen their power in some new very oppressive way. If the international monetary system collapses in DAY 5 we may for instance come to see this replaced by a centralized electronic control over everyone’s economic interactions (Not to mention control of whereabouts and other things). Except that I simply look upon it as a phase in a cosmic plan, this is the time period when many of the scenarios described by conspiracy theoreticians may come true. Regardless of the concrete forms it may take, this is when everything will be made to keep people in the fold. In the same way as we, during the Fifth NIGHT of the Planetary Underworld (1932-52), saw an alliance between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union of Stalin we may well in the upcoming Fifth NIGHT come to see an alliance between the rulers of China and the United States – all in the interest of maintaining a hierarchically ruled world with a focus on material gains. And in the same way as the mentioned dictatorships of the Planetary Underworld enjoyed the overwhelming support of their subjects, we may well come to see a strong support by the subjects of the “democracy” of the US and the “popular” regime of China as the Fifth NIGHT begins to rule in the Galactic Underworld. Especially in the United States people are already on a massive scale deluded into thinking that they are free. Those with knowledge of the changing energies of the Mayan calendar will not be as easy to manipulate by fear, since they are aware of the wave movement of history.
The Shift from Chaos to the Enlightened world
Following the Fifth NIGHT large groups of people will however in the Sixth DAY break away from hierarchical control and guided by their intuition find a path towards increased wholeness. This is when the hierarchies will really start to break down, probably largely in a chaotic way. Yet, this is exactly the kind of chaos that is needed for the recreation of an Enlightened world. Creativity is born out of chaos and if you think more deeply about it you realize that there is no linear way from today’s world (2004) to the Enlightened (2011). Instead the enlightened world can only emerge out of a series of transformative pulses, including periods of destruction, such as the Fifth NIGHT. The paradox to understand is that the very process that seems to break down the world economy and political dominance is also the one that paves the way for Enlightenment. The emergence of a fully enlightened collective state of consciousness can only thrive in a global consciousness that is balanced. This is because the imbalance that has been dominating humanity for some 5000 years has had its direct cause the dualist frame of consciousness that was ruling throughout this time.
I feel however that the kind of Enlightenment humanity will approach as the cosmic plan is completed in 2011 will not be like anything that has existed previously. Although there are many descriptions of enlightened beings and ascended masters from human history I personally think that their states of consciousness in various ways have been limited by the creation fields that were ruling at the particular time they were (or are) living. Only in 2011 will all veils separating human beings from the divine be removed and the supramental consciousness of the Universal Underworld will be unexplored territory. In a sense we are talking about the emergence of an entirely new species of human beings. For the first time Enlightenment will take place in a balanced global creation field and this certainly will influence the depth and scope of the cosmic consciousness that may be attained.
A crucial point of preparation for the attainment of this supramental cosmic consciousness will be the Second Harmonic Convergence/Oneness Celebration of the Gregorian dates May 27/28 2010 (1 Imix and 2 Ik). This is when for the first time, standing on the balance that the Galactic Underworld has brought, we will begin to sense the supramental consciousness that the Universal Underworld will bring. For all those seeking to become part of the new species of human beings endowed with an unlimited consciousness this is a time to absorb the new energies of universality. These dates are placed in relation to the Universal Underworld in the same way as the original Harmonic Convergence, August 16-17, 1987 might be seen to have been a preparation for the Galactic Underworld. Tony Shearer, who originally proposed the Harmonic Convergence in his book Quetzalcoatl – Lord of the Dawn, based its dates on the true Mayan Calendar. This fact was unfortunately later obscured, and thus an important aspect of that event was lost and still need to be retrieved. May 27/28 2010 (1 Imix and 2 Ik) are the dates for Phoenix to rise from the ashes and for an Enlightened world to arise from chaos. A sort of resurrection to the New Jerusalem where life is lived totally in the present moment with no limits and no separation. God is good. There is a logic to the evolution of the divine encoded by the Mayan calendar. Maybe, in fact, God, life and consciousness are all the same.
Carl Johan Calleman