In the weeks leading up to the 2012 Tipping Point conference in Vancouver, BC, there was a lot of controversy surrounding the fact that Carl Calleman, a long-time student of the Mayan calendar who has published several very influential books on the subject, was not invited to present at the conference. In response, the Prophets Conference organizers issued a statement which read, in part:
The Prophets Conference is on the receiving end of some very harsh true-believer language for not being party to Carl Calleman’s Conscious Convergence and for not supporting his calling for the end date of the Mayan Calendar to be October 28, 2011…Let us assure you that before launching our 2012 Tipping Point Conferences in Cancun and Vancouver, we put a good deal of study into the subject and decided beyond doubt that in December of 2012 the Mayan Calendar’s Great Cycle will come to an end.
I share this information because I believe Calleman’s work, which was unfortunately omitted from the conference, sheds a great deal of light on the issue of spiritual procreation and the birth of a new species and world. Whether our delivery date is October 28, 2011, or December 21, 2012, seems largely irrelevant to me in the grand scheme of things. In my opinion, the organizers of the conference missed the forest for the trees. Their failure was our loss.
I’ve written about Calleman’s understanding of the Mayan calendar in previous blogs, but the information bears summary here. Calleman believes the Mayan calendar is much more than an astronomical calendar in the usual sense of the word. He sees it as a reflection of fractal wave form patterns emanating from the Cosmic Tree of Life, the organizing and animating principle of life, itself, which resides at the center of our Universe as well as at each point in our space/time continuum. Furthermore, according to Calleman, the calendar describes nine sequential shifts or quantum leaps in consciousness, known to the Mayans as Underworlds, dating from the time of the Big Bang to the present, with each subsequent level twenty times shorter than the one that preceded it. By his calculations, we are currently in the final days of the 8th level of consciousness, the Galactic Underworld, which began in 1999 and is approximately twelve years in length. The final level of consciousness, the Universal Underworld, will begin on March 8th, 2011, and end on October 28th of the same year.
Clearly, according to this model, the evolutionary process is speeding up exponentially as we approach the end point of a giant fractal billions of years long. More and more is being packed into shorter and shorter periods of time. This process, as described by Calleman, strikes me as nothing other than a birthing event of Universal proportions, with each successive shift in consciousness representing another centimeter of dilation for the Great Mother. At the end of the 9th Underworld, She is 10 centimeters dilated and the new species is born.
Another apparent casualty of the controversy swirling around the 2012 Tipping Point conference was Barbara Hand Clow’s work related to Mayan prophecy and the evolution of consciousness, which is closely aligned with that of Carl Calleman. Her work was likewise omitted from the conference, though she actually lives in Vancouver, BC, and would have had much to contribute to the overall conversation about the potential birthing of a new world. I felt her absence very acutely, especially in the wake of Andrew Harvey’s impassioned plea that we turn and face our collective shadow in order to pave the way for a true awakening.
According to Hand Clow, 11,500 years ago, during the latter stages of the Regional Underworld, we experienced a catastrophe of planetary proportions (typically known as the Great Flood). This global catastrophe was a near extinction event for the human species, the likes of which humankind has yet to recover from on a collective, psychic/emotional level. She believes we are a very wounded species, as a result, suffering from post-traumatic stress on a massive scale and that we have a major opportunity now, during the latter stages of the Galactic Underworld, to revisit the cataclysmic event of our ancestors in order to finally heal it, in preparation for the Unity consciousness which is just around the corner.
What does this have to do with Birth with a capital B? Absolutely everything, in my opinion. A new species and world cannot be born without the death of the old and our traumatic past cannot be truly put to rest until it is fully faced, grieved and integrated.