THE MAYAN OUROBOROS
There is an old Chinese curse that condemns us to live in “interesting times,” and surely it is indisputable we live in such times prophesied by the ancient ones many centuries ago. Certainly author Drunvalo Melchizedek believes so and expresses this eloquently in his new book, The Mayan Ouroboros: The Cosmic Cycles Come Full Circle.
The subject of prophecy has been studied intensively since the Cold War days of the late 20th century. Significant dates such as the 1987 Harmonic Convergence, the culmination of the Egyptian calendar in the 90s, the turning of our own Gregorian calendar to the year 2000 along with the greatly feared ‘Y2K computer bug’, were seen simply as preparations for the “big daddy” of all prophecies, the culmination of the Mayan long count calendar in 2012.
While there are many who prophesied the world would end on this date, it is clear that if you are reading this review, that particular interpretation of the prophecy proved inaccurate. Instead, writes Drunvalo Melchizedek, we need to see the date of 21 December 2012 as just the beginning of a transitional phase towards complete transformation.
In his new book, the author details the journey of the Mayan prophecies and relates them to scientific exploration. In particular, he points to the moon cycles studied in the Milankovitch Study that investigated weather changes. Instead, the study discovered that moon cycles affect human emotions and in particular female menstruation patterns. “These patterns,” he writes “are the key to everything that we are talking about and to all of the prophecies of the Mayan people.”
The Earth travels through a longer galactic cycle of 25,771.5 years as the planet’s axis moves through all twelve signs of the Zodiac. In so doing, the earth points to two different zodiacal signs. On 21 December 2012 the axis began to point at the sign of Aquarius, and it is this new alignment that will change human consciousness.
However, there is another axis, a galactic axis the Mayans call Hunab-Ku, that has recently been discovered. Interestingly, scientists discovered that the speed of light changes when you aim light exactly parallel to this axis. This phenomenon, Drunvalo Melchizedek believes, is the feminine aspect of the galaxy. “It is not logical, as it is based upon feeling,” he writes. “This means that there is always a window of time when cosmic events take place.”
The author draws many parallels between various cultures, including the Hopi Indians of Arizona, who are related to the Maya. The Hopi believe the situation we are currently facing began in Atlantis and it is a repeating pattern. Mongolian tribes, Mayan and Hopi Indians have legends and stories about their lives in Atlantis and all the stories tell of huge disaster, volcanic activity and seismic shifts that forced them to migrate elsewhere. These same prophecies, writes the author, can be read in crop circles that he believes are messages from a higher dimension.
He refers to a study and interpretation of the circles by Russian scientist Dr. Marina Popovich. Dr. Popovich claims the circles ‘say’ there will be eight catastrophes, one after another in mid-2013. These catastrophes include solar flares that will erase computer hard drives and CDs and thus create global chaos in our computer-driven world. But the biggest catastrophe is predicted to be a physical pole shift, and this crop circle prophecy parallels similar prophecies of the Hopi.
Any book that focuses on prophecy, particularly prophecy scheduled to manifest very soon and on particular dates runs the risk of either creating panic and potential suicides or being ridiculed, particularly if these prophecies do not manifest as scheduled. In the end, the reader must always bear in the mind that anything written in this book is simply an interpretation by the author based on his own research. The key to navigating the choppy waters of change, writes the author, is to embrace inner shifts because we urgently need to transform consciousness into a higher, more loving state.
“You live in a holographic universe based upon consciousness, and you are consciousness. You will find that you can use your consciousness to create whatever you need,” he writes in the final chapter.
It seems we are all going to be greatly challenged over the next few years. According to this author, assuming we survive, by 2015 the worst will be over and we will be steadily rebuilding a new world with new ideologies.
This new book is certainly a breathe of positive fresh air compared to so many “gloom and doom” books available on this subject, however the lack of footnotes and references is a little disconcerting, particularly for researchers. Despite this, it is clear Drunvalo is enthusiastic and very positive about our collective future, and that is always welcome.
I recommend this book for any student of prophecy. It is well written and uses simple, straight-forward language. Most importantly, the author has combined research with his own personal experiences with elders and ceremonial leaders from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. It is always refreshing to get the personal touch in these very serious studies of the interesting times in which we live. The Mayan Ouroboros is definitely a very special book to place in your library.
– Reviewed by Lesley Crossingham in New Dawn 137