Posts Tagged ‘Don Alejandro’

No Fooling!

April 1, 2013


Well, it appears the anticipated “eclipse” of sixty-to-seventy hour duration promised by Don Alejandro and the Mayan Council did not appear on the scheduled day.

As I had anticipated in my book, the Mayans themselves have lost a sense of what the end of the calendar referred to and when exactly it was going to occur.

The event predicted so many millennia ago may still be waiting in the wings to make its appearance but we are left without any good options as to when it is coming.

Although the ending of the next tzolkin will be on December 16th this year… echoing the 21st of December date last year… but that would only be an uneducated guess.

It would also be interesting to find out if the Maya have started their next long count calendar already or are they waiting for the event that actually signals the birth of the New Sun?

We may never know – in our lifetimes – unless the present Sun does actually end.

It seems the Long Count may have been abandoned, as I mentioned in the book, because it had gotten off track and no one knew how to fix it.

The academic matter of determining the precise cycles leading to the creation of the calendar would be instructive but the problem cannot be corrected at this juncture until we know when the event occurs.

At that point, perhaps someone can recurse the data and determine how it got off track. Then, perhaps, predicting the next event in the sequence will be easier to do.

That is, if there is any interest in the subject at that time.

Not Much More to Say

March 7, 2013


Well, except for the approaching “eclipse” predicted by Don Alejandro and the Mayan Elders, there is not much more I can think of to write about on this blog.

Thanks for your interest since I started this thing some five years ago but I think it is time to get back to my other writing projects, which have all had to take a back seat while I spent time trying to de-fuse the end-of-the-world chatter.

I should imagine other thoughts will come to me from time to time on the subject and I may post them here.

My editor thinks I ought to re-write the book previously published to change the emphasis over the 2012 date and focus on what future the Maya were really talking about.

Well, maybe…

After I get some novels done, maybe. But I’m a little burned out on the subject for now.

And I suppose I’ll have to start a different blog for my other writings.

So, I’ll let you know about that.

But later.

the Second Coming… of the End

March 3, 2013


A friend of mine was asking about what I was doing now that I was no longer blogging about the Mayan Calendar and I told him that I was still here.

Strange as it may seem, there seems to be more interest in the subject now that the dreaded “end date” of the 21st of December has passed.

The media is no longer covering the story… gun control and the sequester seems to be on everyone’s mind instead. And most of the catastrophists have wrapped up their tents and left for the next big thing. But I seem to be having more readers now than I had before.

Yes, all the misinterpretations about the Mayan Calendar have disappeared from the mainstream and I am still over here talking it up.

Why? Because the event which the Mayan spoke of has not yet come to pass: the Birth of the New Sun.

And until it arrives, we will still be waiting for it.

It won’t be the end of the world, just the beginning of the next Sun.

(You can see my posts leading up to December 21st, 2012, for the full story of what the Mayans were talking about.)

As the end of the Long Count (21 Dec. 2012) arrived in the middle of the tzolkin, one might expect the end of the tzolkin (31 March 2013) to be of some importance.

The Mayan Elders seem to think so. Don Alejandro is calling for a rather “lengthy eclipse”.

But if this date is wrong as well, it does not mean the new Sun won’t be coming, it just means the dating is in error.

The excitement continues to mount… well, somewhere, I’m sure.

Don Alejandro and the 31st of March 2013

February 25, 2013

I see there is some interest in the Mayan predictions for the end of March this year.

After the build-up to the 21st of December last year – and nothing happening, I might add – most people have abandoned the subject.

Still, several astute students noticed that the Long Count ended in the middle of the tzolkin, the Maya’s 260-day calendar. And some have realized that perhaps the final day of that calendar might be of interest.

Actually, the Maya mystic, Don Alejandro, spoke about this date as early as the mid 1990’s as a very special day. He said the Sun would experience an eclipse.

But not just any eclipse.

This eclipse was supposed to last 60 to 70 hours not the several minutes usually allotted for this phenomenon.

Some people do not understand what this “eclipse” thing has to do with anything. Readers of my volume 12-20-2012; Our Last Golden Sunset? (posted on this blog in December 2012) will know the answer to that question. It is at the heart of the entire Mayan corpus concerning the Sun Ages.

Yes, “Sun Ages”. Not “New Age” or “Golden Age” as many writers on the subject would have you believe.

When they wrote about the New Sun – the ending of one and the birth of a New Sun – they meant exactly that: the death of the Sun… and the birth of a New Sun.

This is the simplest way to describe what they saw happen in the past and what they predicted for the future. The Sun will seem to go dark for a time before it is reborn as a “new” Sun.

I am not certain where Don Alejandro got the duration for the event as the ancient Maya indicate the previous time it happened the Sun was dark for a considerably longer period.

Still, will it happen on the 31st of March?

Maybe so.

If our calendar is correctly aligned with their tzolkin, it might be so.

But we really won’t know for sure until the 31st of March.

Or perhaps not until the next day, commonly called “April Fool’s Day”.

And that is not intended as a joke.

Our Next Research: The True End-Date

January 1, 2013

Now that the ruckus of the Mayan Calendar End-Date has arrived and passed without any apparent effect, it is time to start re-calculating the true end-date of their Long Count.

Why is this of any importance? Because they told us what the end of the calendar meant and it would be nice to have a little heads-up for the startling event. See my entries leading up to the 21st of December for more information if you have no idea what I’m talking about. Specifically the entry for December 20th, although you may require to read the several posts preceding that one to make sense of what I am talking about.

So, where did the GMT correlation go wrong? How could so many professional historians blow it? That it, if indeed, it was blown at all. You know, it could be that the Mayans had the entire thing wrong, even for the reasons they have always mentioned.

Yeah, maybe. But if they were right and the correlation wrong, what can we do?

First, we need to find some dates that are fixed that we can relate their history to. At the moment, the correlation is hinged onto an entry by the Spanish churchman, Landa, in his texts. He mentioned the Mayans celebrated a certain calendar event on a certain day on his calendar.

The problem for this correlation is that the Maya themselves had ceased to use the Long Count some six centuries earlier. And if they had quit using it, how were they to calculate the exact date of the baktun or katun ending? Perhaps they had dropped a cycle or part of the sequence in the intervening years and could not themselves reliably place the date in question with any accuracy. This same problem was noted by John Major Jenkins in his online article “Maya Elders and 2012” at

Perhaps I have misstated the problem but it would seem that after six centuries without its use, keeping exacting track of the Long Count may have been lost.

It is probable that the tzolkin has not lost its sequencing. It is relatively small and easy for every locality to keep the sequence straight. So I would assume the ending of the Long Count would fall on some future rendition of either 13 Ahau (end of tzolkin) or 4 Ahau (end of Long Count).

The next 13 Ahau is March 31st, 2013. The next 4 Ahau is September 7th, 2013.

The Mayan Elder, Don Alejandro had stated (I believe in early 2009), that the calendar would end on December 21st, 2012, but the Sun would darken on the last day of March 2013. Alejandro claims the darkness will result from an “eclipse” and the duration of the darkness will be in the range of 60-70 hours.

Then, of course, Jenkins says the “darkening” of the Sun is merely a poetic way to state the Sun will align with the black hole at Galactic Central. But know better. The Maya did not build their calendar to point to any vague sort of allegory. They specifically said “New Sun” not New Age as Jenkins prefers.

There has never been an eclipse of the Sun that endured for 60-70 hours (almost three days!) so the darkening must be from some other agency.

Still, if it is of such short duration – rather than the 200 days mentioned in the ancient texts – I would be most pleased.

That is, if the 13 Ahau is correct. Bruce Fenton @ seems to think that the Long Count ended on the 21st of December but the real change would come at the end of the tzolkin we were in the midst of when the ending came. He lists several interesting correlations with this new date in his article Mayan 5th Sun on 13 Ahau 31-03-2013 (

Again, we shall have to wait and see if the Maya were anywhere close in their predictions.

Obviously, nothing happened on 12/21/2012.

Well, nothing we could see.