“In conclusion, while it is uncertain that 2012 AD will mark the reset of the long count cycle, it is most certainly the beginning of the 13th bak’tun. The ancient Maya would have considered it a time of great change. If every bak’tun was a time of great change, then the 13th turn must have held special significance, perhaps the beginning of a new era in world history. Time will tell.”
Numbers in Mayan script are represented as dots, or filled circles. Each represents a finger on the Gods hand. Once four fingers are represented, the addition of a 5th fuses the 4 “dots” or fingers into a straight line or hand.
1 = 1 dot
20 = 4 stacked horizontal lines, (each line representing the no.#5)
The straight line can also represent a closed eye.
“We blink every 5 seconds; this is the time it takes for the mind to reconfigure the world. – That is why we blink, as to not lose contact with the real world. We must always remember that reality is from the eyes inward and illusion is from the eyes outward….” as told by Don Pascual, a Mayan Elder.
The proficiency in their Astronomical calendar systems are a direct result of the focus on precision and abstraction. Record keeping remains a tedious task for the counter of days, however, this culture’s dedication in this field is unsurpassed.
….Except possibly by the Egyptians and the Great Pyramids.