Dreamspell – the Reincarnation of Pacal Votan

José Argüelles, who I credit with starting the “Mayan Calendar phenomenon”, has diverged from the crowd further with the creation of his Mayan Calendar for the New Age. He has interpreted what the intent of the original calendar was and created a calendar for the New Age based on it. Perhaps it was his realization that he was the reincarnation of Pacal Votan that led him to this insight.

The Dreamspell Calendar differs from the modern calendar in that it has 13 months of 28 days each. This 364 day calendar starts every year on July 26th, the heliacal rising of Sirius (a touch from the Egyptian Calendar). But it also differs significantly from the traditional Mayan Calendar.

A lot of people subscribe to his vision but a lot of Mayan phenomena authors are in disagreement. Jenkins and Calleman disagree but that could be because their own interpretations have already diverged in different directions.

The field is constantly evolving, it would seem.

Some think José has gone off the deep-end with this talk of being the reincarnation of a famous Mayan King, but – hey! – if you believe in reincarnation, you know everybody is reincarnated from somebody before. Even Pacal claimed to be the reincarnation of an earlier king who had claimed to be an even earlier king (himself claiming to be the reincarnation of Kukulcan, or Quetzalcoatl). He did not claim to be Napoleon or Jesus or anyone like that and as he was the one who brought the Mayan Calendar to our notice, why not?

As for the changing the calendar, that’s his prerogative – incarnation of Pacal or not – but I don’t think it was what the Mayans were talking about. The Dreamspell Calendar is a re-working of the haab calendar with a touch of the tzolkin. The haab was the standard yearly calendar of the Maya and the tzolkin was their augury (fortune-telling) calendar. The Maya had certainly divorced them from the Long Count during the peak of their civilization, but it was the one with major importance to this study. Neither the haab nor the tzolkin have and End-Date, as does the Long-Count.

If anyone else wishes to restructure the tzolkin or haab, it won’t mean anything to the study of the End-date any more than does the creation by Argüelles.

As there are many adherents who have followed him along the Dreamspell path I am certain it is meaningful to many.

But it has nothing to do with my studies into the End-Date.

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