Introduction – the Mayan Prophecy
When I was a child on September 5th, 1975, a hysteria went about our schoolyard that this was the day that world would end. The hysteria drew up more of a playful energy among the children than out right fear. One of the religious groups of the day was seriously spreading the rumor. But September 5th came and went, but the world remained.
Today my own children are speaking of the end of the world date of December 21, 2012. This prophecy stems from the Mayan long count calendar that has a 5125 year cycle ending on that day. The end of the world day is called 13 baktun and will mark the transition of humanity from the Mayan’s fourth world to the fifth world. These four worlds of humanity are mentioned in the Vedic Laws of Manu, 71:
These twelve thousand (years) which thus have been just mentioned as the total of four (human) ages, are called one age of the gods.
Speaking of this end of the world date, a Mexican archeological site contains the early Mayan inscription called Tortuguero Monument 6, which reads:
tzuhtzjo:m uy-u:xlaju:n pik
chan ajaw u:x uni:w
ye'ni/ye:n bolon yokte'
ta chak joyaj
It will be completed the 13th b'ak'tun.
It is 4 Ajaw 3 K'ank'in
and it will happen a 'seeing'[?].
It is the display of B'olon-Yokte'
in a great "investiture".
Ajaw, meaning ‘lord or priest’, is the 20th day out of 20 on the Tzolkin Mayan calendar. Kankin (uniw) is the 14th (13th) month of the Mayan calendar and means ‘yellow sun’.
Bolon Yokte, literally means ‘nine god’, who is deity of war and the underworld. He appears with a rope around his neck or an incense bag, which are Mayan symbols for an end of cycle sacrifice.
Based on the Mayan symbolism of these words the following translation is offered:
It is finished on 13 baktun
Lord Yellow Sun
To display the 9 gods of the Underworld
In the plaza
Mayan cosmology relates the plaza with the Dark Rift of the Milky Way, where on 13 baktun or December 21, 2012, the Sun will rise at the opening of the Dark Rift. This marks the occurrence of what is known as the Galactic Alignment, which is the alignment of the winter solstice sun with the Galaxy’s center dividing the Milky Way into two equal parts in balance with the Earth’s equator.
The Quiche Maya call this the crossroads between Xibalba be (the underworld pathway of the Milky Way) and the path of light and life (of the sun). The sacrifice of Quetzalcoatl (the feathered serpent) occurs at this crossroads depicted on the Mesoamerican stela shown here:
The result of this sacrifice is the rebirth of the solar deity to enlighten the earth toward a new purification. This rebirth occurs on Stela 11 where One Hunahpu, the lord of the sun, emerges from the mouth of the crocodile-frog with arms outstretched to represent the Mayan World Tree shown here :
If this crossing of paths between light and darkness were to be narrowed down to a specific constellation, it is shown on the crocodile’s back above as the ‘X’ symbol. This ‘crossroads’ represents the constellation Cygnus. Cygnus, to the ancient Greeks, represented the swan. In the legend of Cycnus, he and his friend Phaeton are racing their chariots across the sky. Upon getting too close to the sun, they crashed. Cycnus survived, but Phaeton ended up at the bottom of the River Eridanus. Upon Cycnus’ pleading, Zeus allowed him to become a swan in order to dive down and retrieve Phaeton’s body. Once Cycnus had the body of his friend he gave it a proper burial, thus giving the soul of Phaeton safe passage to the afterlife. Zeus promptly immortalized Cycnus as the swan constellation diving to the bottom of the Dark Rift of the Milky Way with the blue star, Deneb, as the swan’s head . It is here at Cygnus where the Sun will pass on December 21st, 2012, making the Dark Rift a sign of the end of the fourth world cycle of the Maya and Hopi.
These symbols and deities representing the end of the world date of December 21st, 2012 are further understood by looking at the Hopi Tablets shown here:
These tablets were given to the Hopi by Massau (Masaw), an ancient white-robed traveling sage, who requested they keep the tablets until a number of signs were fulfilled at the end of the fourth world and the beginning of the fifth world. When the warning signs occurred the Hopi were instructed to reveal the tablets and their prophecies to the world regarding the purification of the earth. If they strayed from the original teachings of Massau, their leader would lose his head. Remarkably, relatively few Hopi have converted to Christianity, even after many missionaries came presenting their arguments of how they were the true Pahana or ‘Elder White-robed Brother’ returned to interpret the tablets. The Hopi have specific instructions for the return of Massau that no one has been able to repeat. Here are the tablets Pahana will interpret when he returns:
This first tablet correlates with the Mayan end date symbolism written above. The symbolism on the front represents a royal succession shown with double marks on the side and the empty grave of a ruler surrounded by the graves of six dead servants. The back of this first Hopi tablet reveals the five worlds, which correspond to Mayan, Hopi and Hindu cosmologies. Each solar symbol represents a world where the top is the first golden era of enlightenment; followed by a dark era without the sun (just a plus sign); followed by a return to enlightenment represented by the double circles; followed by another dark era; and a final return to enlightenment in the fifth world we are about to enter. Beside these solar symbols are two interlocking moons, representing the passing of time. The symbols rising left and right represent the dark road and the road of enlightenment. The dark road of death is represented by the claws of the bear, the road of life and sacrifice is represented by the mouth of the snake. This snake represents the Milky Way just as the crocodile-frog of the Mayan Stella 11 above. Below the snake are the four rivers of life washing the successive generations seen along the side of the tablet. The Great Spirit rises out of the serpent’s mouth on the right and confronts the bear on the left. The storm cloud represents destruction and rebirth and the corn represents the Lord of Creation whose spirit rises through the cloud to inaugurate the sacred corn feast in the harvest ceremonies.
The second tablet reveals the dawn represented by the oblong sun formed into a maize cob. The earth is receiving enlightenment from this meal eliminating the borders made by human division. The central dotted line represents death where the rising of the Maize-sun will eventually enlighten and heal even the regions of the underworld. The back contains the paw markings of the strong bear of death to link tablet 2 to tablet 1.
The third tablet contains a double snake surround containing life on earth. The two snakes represent death and the Creator. In the mythology of the Plumed Serpent, Quetzalcoatl, and the two snakes, the first snake of death rears up to devour the weaker humanity. The second snake representing the Creator comes with much greater power than the first snake of death and devours it. Then this much greater Creator snake now faces the much weaker human. Realizing the human is no contest, the Creator swallows its own tail devouring itself. The four humans with raised arms represent the people in the four corners of the earth. The corn plant represents the first offering of the Creators self-sacrifice which causes all life to exist. Also present on this front side is the universal symbolism of the World Egg creation story. The back of this third tablet reveals the strong person or Great Spirit the soul must contend with at death. This image of strength relates to the bear paws of the second tablet.
The fourth tablet’s missing piece is symbolic of the Great Rift of the Milky Way. On the front of the fourth tablet are the constellations of the Little Bear represented by the swastika, appearing as a revolution of stars around a central point, (the star Polaris). Down from Polaris is the serpent Draco. In the top right is the Head of the Great Bear or Big Dipper corresponding with the strong man and bear paws from the above tablets. The Blackfoot tell of Spiderman in this region of the sky, which corresponds with the Hopi Grandmother Spider. The ‘v’ shape touching the missing piece is the wings of Cygnus. The mark beside the wings is the Blue Star, Deneb, in the Great (or Dark) Rift. Cygnus, the Swan, contains Deneb as its head. The Milky Way is shown as the line around the perimeter on the back of this fourth tablet. The various constellations are represented by the symbols. Greek and Roman mythology offers the snake broken in half by Ophiuchus, the Healer standing over the pit (the Great Rift). The three arches represent the Magpies of Chinese mythology or Bridge constellation made to cross the Great Rift once a year to unite two lovers separated by death. The two constellations outside the Milky Way near the Great Rift are the Two Gates: Cancer is the gate of men to travel back to earth and Capricorn is the Gate of gods to travel back to heaven . The gates are meant for the deceased to enter and leave the pathway of the ancestors of the Milky Way.
These four Hopi tablets correspond with the Prophesy Rock petroglyph shown here:
There are clues in the study of local petroglyphs and Old World coins as to the origin of the Massau who provided these signs written on stone for the Hopi.
First consider this comparison of Hopi Tablet One with the coins of ancient India shown here:
The correlation with snake/water, cloud/mountain, plant and spirit or life symbols is significant
Also consider this ancient petroglyph from California shown here:
Notice how it contains the same structure and angles of the Hopi’s Prophecy Rock. Research confirms that this petroglyph is a retelling of the story of the ancient flood, with a leaning toward early Hebrew origins.
Further study into the symbolism revealed a parallel between the Hopi Tablets and the Hindu writing of the Bhagavata and that of the Hebrew Bible. The following symbolism on the Hopi tablets was found in these sacred texts:
- The footprint path, thunderbolt and corn in the Srimad Bhagavatam 10.16.17-19; 10.30.24-26
- As above with sun, chariot and rolling in dust (as snake): SB 10.38.24-26.
- The (2) circling snake(s) with tongue under the Spirit (Krishna): SB 10.16.25; Exodus 7: 9-12.
- The cloud and the spirit: SB 10.16.42-43; 7.4.22-26; Numbers 11: 24-25; Exodus 24: 15-16.
- The serpent defeated by feet: SB 10.16.54; Psalm 99.
- The four seas that purify souls: SB 9.10.34, 48.
- Lotus feet and boat: 10.1.5-7.
Also see Srimad Bhagavatam 6.5.1-13;
and Genesis 2: 10-14; 3: 14-15, 24; Daniel 14; 2 Samual 22: 1-20; and Psalm 72
The Hopi themselves prophesied of a visitation of sages from the far East when they foretold:
A tribe of red hat and red cloaked people would come in great numbers from the East, traveling
through the air….
Amazingly, 1200 years ago, Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism also prophesied:
When the iron bird flies (airplanes) and the horse runs on wheels (cars), the Tibetan people will
be scattered like ants across the face of the Earth, and the Dharma will come to the land of the
Since the 1970s visits between the Hopi and the red cloaks of Tibet have occurred in mutual acknowledgement of the fulfillment of these prophesies and warnings.
A Hopi elder of the Bear Clan, named White Feather, also described how and when Pahana, the Elder White-robed Brother, would return. Pahana will return at the end of the fourth world:
He will bring with him the symbols, and the missing piece of that sacred tablet now kept by the elders, given to him when he left, that shall identify him as our True White Brother (Pahana). The Fourth World shall end soon, and the Fifth World will begin. This the elders everywhere know. The Signs over many years have been fulfilled, and so few are left.
“This is the First Sign: We are told of the coming of the white-skinned men, like Pahana, but not living like Pahana; men who took the land that was not theirs. And men who struck their enemies with thunder.
“This is the Second Sign: Our lands will see the coming of spinning wheels filled with voices. In his youth, my father saw this prophecy come true with his eyes — the white men bringing their families in wagons across the prairies.”
“This is the Third Sign: A strange beast like a buffalo but with great long horns, will overrun the land in large numbers. These White Feather saw with his eyes — the coming of the white men’s cattle.”
“This is the Fourth Sign: The land will be crossed by snakes of iron.”
“This is the Fifth Sign: The land shall be criss-crossed by a giant spider’s web.”
“This is the Sixth sign: The land shall be criss-crossed with rivers of stone that make pictures in the sun.”
“This is the Seventh Sign: You will hear of the sea turning black, and many living things dying because of it.”
“This is the Eight Sign: You will see many youth, who wear their hair long like my people, come and join the tribal nations, to learn their ways and wisdom.
“And this is the Ninth and Last Sign: You will hear of a dwelling-place in the heavens, above the earth, that shall fall with a great crash. It will appear as a blue star. Very soon after this, the ceremonies of my people will cease.
“These are the Signs that great destruction is coming. The world shall rock to and fro. The white man will battle against other people in other lands — with those who possessed the first light of wisdom. There will be many columns of smoke and fire such as White Feather has seen the white man make in the deserts not far from here. Only those which come will cause disease and a great dying. Many of my people, understanding the prophecies, shall be safe. Those who stay and live in the places of my people also shall be safe. Then there will be much to rebuild. And soon — very soon afterward — Pahana will return. He shall bring with him the dawn of the Fifth World. He shall plant the seeds of his wisdom in their hearts. Even now the seeds are being planted. These shall smooth the way to the Emergence into the Fifth World.
“But White Feather shall not see it. I am old and dying. You — perhaps will see it. In time, in time…”
Unusual Dreams of a 12 Year Old
Listed is a series of unusual dreams the author experienced at the age of 12 in the late 20th Century:
When he crossed the train bridge in his hometown he saw two worlds. One world was dark and emitted an awful feeling. The other world was full of light and emitted a feeling of immense peace. He woke up reaching out to the world of light with all his heart.
Upon walking through his neighbourhood the earth shook with an explosion at a nearby school. He looked up and saw thousands of airplanes of different sizes and from different eras. Looking at the planes gave him an incredible feeling of peace, but the planes were flying in every direction at every altitude as if they were full of confusion.
Walking away from Calgary with his cousins on a four-lane highway he looked back on the city and it appeared high like a kind of paradise while emitting a great and powerful light. However, the highway was completely empty of cars and they were walking into the darkness away from the city of lights.
While flying in a large passenger plane an airline stewardess told everyone to sit down and buckle up because the plane was falling apart and about to crash. After everyone had buckled up the plane became brand new and climbed to an incredible height.
In a series of nightmares, an invisible man pursued him and his cousins in an attempt to take them to an underground city. The series of nightmares ended when a woman from paradise took them on a tour of this city of lights under the ground.
Each of these dreams had an unusual feeling of peace so intense that he desperately wanted to fall back to sleep and return to the dream upon waking up. The dreams are shared here after the advice of an African Elder who said “Little Dreams” are for the individual, “Big Dreams” are for everyone. Before the Europeans arrived in North America, the First Nations people had visions and dreams of the future. For example, the Hopi Elders described the iron horse as the train and fuel lines of jets as spider webs across the sky. The Indigenous view of dreams is that they come during a time of great crisis and are meant to help us envision a new reality to participate in as our old realities crumble. Then we can look at the crisis as a rite of passage, where all along the Lord of Creation (Prajapati) has a plan that will ultimately lead to our greater good if we are willing to follow the good Red Road to enlightenment.
It is suggested that the ninth sign of the Hopi visions and dreams is the falling of one of the space stations like ‘Mir’. However, consider the prophecy and tablets as a whole. The gap in the fourth tablet is the Great Rift or the Dark Rift, where the Blue Star falls as the head of Cygnus (the one who dove to offer immortality to his friend). The Kachina or Blue Star of Hopi prophecy is said to take off his mask while dancing in the plaza. It ties in with the deity Shiva dancing at the washing of sons of Sagara in the river Ganges, bringing them back to life. Shiva is blue after swallowing the poison of the snakes of death, much like at the Great Churning of the Ocean. Blue is also the color of the stone symbolizing the Hebrew High Priest. The 60000 sons of Sagara rise from the dead, the friend of Cygnus also receives immortality and Judeo-Christian spirituality also believes in the resurrection of the dead. In the Plaza, that is the Dark Rift, the blue mask is taken off, the poison of death is defeated. The Fifth World will be a return to new life and harmony with the earth.
The scope of this research is limited to a study of a few spiritualties in relation to the Hopi tablets. It remains an area of study to discover how these Puhana white-robed sages travelled, the extent of their travels and how many different spiritualties they influenced or came from.
Thomas Banyacya was one of four Hopi elders sent by the delegation of Elders in 1948 to give the Hopi prophecies to the world. In 1992, he remained the only living of the four, when he and nine other Native delegates spoke before the United Nations. This is what he said:
We have made a sacred covenant to follow Maasaw, the Great Spirit's Life Plan at all times, which includes the responsibility of taking care of this land and life for his divine purpose. Our goals are not to gain political control, monetary wealth, or military power, but rather to pray and to promote the welfare of all living beings and to preserve the world in a natural way.
Hopi in our language means a peaceful, kind, gentle, and truthful people. We made a sacred covenant which includes the responsibility of taking care of this land and life for Masaaw, the Great Spirit's purpose. Our goal is to pray and promote the welfare of all living beings and to preserve the world in a natural way….
(In these) final days…. It should be the mission of your nations and this Assembly to use your power and rules to examine and cure the damage people have done to this earth and to each other. It is up to all of us as children of Mother Earth to clean up this mess before it's too late.
Banyacya spoke of the devastations that would come with climate change. During this U.N. assembly with the Native delegates a storm flooded the lower floor of the building and caused the air-conditioning to shut down. Banyacya lead the U.N. assembly in a circle prayer. The storm subsided.
What is the Galactic Alignment in 2012?
Our Lord and Savior Quetzalcoatl
Mayan Cosmogenesis: Cosmic Mother Gives Birth
The Hopi Prophecy For further research see Vase of the Seven Gods, Cave of the Seven, the Seven Cities of Gold, the Six Cities of Refuge (plus Jerusalem) and the Seven Sunken Temples: Maya Vase of the Seven Gods
Capricorn: The Goat Fish
The Ark Upon a Rock
North American Prophecies
Hopi People of Peace