The Tortuguero Monument predicts the end of the long count on 4 Ajaw, 3 K'ank'in, 184.108.40.206.0 - 21 December 2012. It also predicts the descent of Bolon Yokte K'uh. The link in the previous sentence gives a thorough summary of the information available on this God, so I won't go into too much detail about him. My simplistic view of things is that each underworld has a God associated with it. When all nine underworlds end together, Bolon Yokte K'uh, who is a combination of all the Gods comes down. Though I'm not really sure what the Mayan's were trying to get at, the implication is that the power of Bolon Yokte K'uh is much greater than individual Gods, so the potential changes he brings are significant.
As you will have read from the link, the Tortuguero Monument has significant damage and is part of a larger piece that hasn't been identified, so we know when and who, but we don't know where or what.
So what will Bolon Yokte K'uh do for Us ?
It is reasonable to assume that Bolon Yokte K'uh (I will refer to him as BY from now on in this article) is coming to complete a period of evolution for us; to put the icing on the cake as it were. His timing is impeccable and occurs when the winter solstice sun rises in conjunction with the galactic centre, so potentially this event could be a vehicle for him to descend, a sign that he has arrived or an alignment that makes available the energy for us to take an evolutionary step (through him or enabled by him). It might just be a cool event, a bit of a light show and a time to celebrate.
Bolon Yokte K'uh and the Nine Underworlds
The linkage between the arrival of BY and the Galactic Alignment was pretty clear as they happened on the same day (4 Ajaw 3 K'ank'in - 21 December 2012). What puzzled me for a while was how the coming of BY and the galactic alignment was linked, if at all, to the nine underworlds which ends 160 days before on 13 Ajaw 3 Xul - 14 July 2012.
Given the maths that pervades the Mayan Calendars and prophecies, 160 issn't a number that fits well. The number 156 (13*12) or 169 (13*13) would have a lot more significance as it would fit the creation cycle that is emulated by the Tzolkin and the Nine Underworlds.
So I sat down and ran through everything in detail with my spirit friend Mo. After confirming that the Nine Underworlds ended on 14 July 2012, that BY descended on 21 December 2012 and that there were 160 days in between for 'stuff to happen' I asked how long BY would stay for and got the answer 9 days !
Things slipped into place then as the period between the Nine Underworlds ending and BY leaving is 169 days or 13 periods of 13 days - another creation cycle. After doing a little more investigating I confirmed that this 169 day is the period that prepares for and delivers whatever big shift we are going to get as a result of the alignment and BY descending. The 169 day period runs the usual course of 7 days and 6 nights, each day and night lasting 13 days. The Seventh day of this alignment cycle begins on 18 December 2012 and completes the cycle. For days into this period, the Galactic Alignment occurs, BY descends, some cool stuff happens and then BY leave on 30 December 2012.
The Mayan View of Evolution of Consciousness in a Nutshell
So the Mayan's believed that we are all here on a journey of spiritual evolution and that evolution is on a galactic scale. As individuals and as a world system and solar system we travel through the Nine Underworlds (each made up of a cycle of 13 periods represents the life cycle of 7 days and 6 nights) and we evolve. This period takes 65 Baktuns, which equates to approximately 26,000 years.
When we reach the end of this period, which is within our lifetime, on 14 July 2012, the next cycle starts and also a final cycle that brings our evolution to fruition begins. This is another cycle of 13 periods (7 days and 6 nights) that lasts 169 days. In the final period - the seventh day, an alignment occurs on the winter solstice, a great God descends to earth for 9 days and something cool happens.
As I continue my research into this I hope to bring you more detail on what happens.
So how does this affect us ?
The Mayan's believed that the easiest way to live was to be in harmony with the world and the energies. If you accept the proposal that the Tzolkin Calendar describes a 260 period of differing energies and overlay that with the Nine Underworlds and the energies that each of those generates, it is pretty easy to imagine that these energies can be used or fought against.
If we all look at our own past experiences we will have memories of days when things went well and things didn't. More importantly we will have memories of when the outcome was not typical of our capability - whether we had a really bad day doing something that we were good at or a really great day when we were doing something that we didn't think we were that good at.
I'm also pretty sure that if you've got this far in reading the site you will have beliefs around time speeding up and things changing more noticeably than they did in the past. If nothing else the Nine Underworlds theory explains why things have speeded up and informs us that as we hit the Eighth and Ninth Underworlds it's going to get even crazier. It similarly predicts that we are in a phase of evolution where we as individuals and as the earth System have the opportunity to evolve spiritually faster than we have ever evolved.
If the Nine Underworlds theory is right, we are in a period where we can make the choice to evolve spiritually and the closer we get to 14 July 2012 the easier and faster it will become. We must also be mindful that on 15 July 2012 we start another cycle and our evolution slows significantly.
Calleman proposes that wherever you've got to at the end of the Nine Underworlds, that is it. Though I slightly disagree, in a human lifespan sense he is right. Though we enter the next evolutionary set of Nine Underworlds, the new First Underworld is 26,000 years in length so in essence there won't be a lot of evolution of consciousness after July 2012......apart from the boost we get at the galactic alignment.
So rather than sitting around and waiting for the Galactic Alignment and the descent of Bolon Yokte K'uh on 4 Ajaw 3 K'ank'in - 21 December 2012 and his leaving on 30 December 2012, there is the greatest opportunity for each of us to evolve our consciousness while we can.
For more information on some ways I've found to do this have a look at the getting connected sectionof the site.