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picture30 Oct 2005 @ 03:23, by John Ashbaugh

Here is clear sharp version of the Aztec Calendar stone,
the unpainted rock.


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30 Oct 2005 @ 15:36 by Hanae @ : The Mirror of our Fate?
"The essentials of the Mesoamerican calendric system are based upon a system which had been in common use throughout the region, dating back to at least the 6th century BCE. It shares many aspects with calendars employed by other earlier Mesoamerican civilizations, such as the Zapotec, Olmec, and Mixtec, and later ones such as the Aztec. Although the Mesoamerican calendar did not originate with the Maya, their subsequent extensions and refinements to it were the most sophisticated. Along with those of the Aztecs, the Maya calendars are the best-documented and most completely understood."

The parallels among the Maya and the modern world are chillingly obvious.

"We have to wonder why the Maya kings and nobles failed to recognize these seemingly obvious problems undermining their society. Their attention was evidently focused on their short-term concerns of enriching themselves, waging wars, erecting monuments and extracting enough food from the peasants to support all these activities. Like most leaders throughout human history, the Maya kings and nobles did not heed long-term problems, insofar as they perceived them."  

11 Nov 2005 @ 06:40 by koravya : Kings and Nobles
Those with the power and desire to enslave.
And surround themselves with an army of protectors.
Shall perhaps as time goes on,
find themselves surrounded by a smaller army.
All the power represented by their wealth
is eradicated.
We who continue on the ground as equals
are in awe of the intricate knowledge embedded
in the structures of these empires.
Who formulated these designs?
Kings and Nobles?
And their advisors.
Is our civilization learning anything from
our observations of those experiences?
Some of us are, increasingly more,
And I doubt that our Kings and Nobles
are paying much attention.
They will disappear,
and we will be left with their monuments.
There is soomething in those structures
for all of us to know.
Each our own.
Activation Maya
Go read the message of Aum-Rak  

11 Nov 2005 @ 07:42 by jobrown : Very cool, koravya!
THANK YOU so very much! and, heyyyy, do you happen to have any info about the next
Galactic Underworld Cycle? This "Fourth Day" we've been in is ending on 28th of this month. In other words, less than three weeks from now.What comes after this?  

14 Nov 2005 @ 21:40 by koravya : Don't Know
What comes after this.
Typed in Galactic Underworld Cycle into the google,
and there is obviously a lot of interest in this.
Took a little vacation this weekend down to Sedona,
to attend the one day Conference on Precession and
Ancient Knowledge. CPAK 2005. About a hundred and
fifty people and seven presenters. Good meeting.
Drove back yesterday. Here is today.
Sunday evening, November thirteenth, a long drive, some five hundred twenty-five miles from the Sedona motel, up through the Red Rock country in the early morning, through Flagstaff to the long road to the Grand Canyon south rim. There are many points from which to take a view on the South Rim drive. Have to try a couple before I found one that worked. Find the trail that leads through the brush beyond the designated viewing point at the pull over parking lot. Put a little walk into to it along this little stretch of the rim. Interesting thing is you look down to where you think the bottom is, and then you see that that level drops off into something deeper, and so on, and a little snippet of the river at the true bottom is only occasionally in sight’s line. Find a spot next to a bush on the rim where I can watch a few dark birds soaring in the currents below. Now I can say I have been here. The road winds on down to Cameron, from where I head north to Tuba City, and then down 264 across the Hopi reservation, skirting the southern sides of the three mesas, past Old Oraibi, Kykotsmoni, Polacca, and Keams Canyon, stopping off at one empty stretch in there, and walking through some rocky outcrops, and taking two pictures of a curving formation. Then it’s on the road for the long stretch to the rest stop at Ganado when the sun paints the sky with its bright red brush across the western hills. On through Window Rock, Gallup, Grants, and home through the darkness on the highway, driving towards Orion on the horizon.
Later Monday morning, having gone to Wal-Mart to drop off one roll of film and pick up my roll of black-and-whites. Look Ok at first glance. Have to look at them more closely soon. Add ‘em all up and there is a visual library of some of the scenes I have seen. Take a quick look at the men’s shirts racks. Assembled somewhere. Daily paper from Ramona at the seven-eleven, in line behind a man cashing in forty dollars worth of tickets and buying forty dollars more. Reinvesting the profits? Check my e-mail, wasn’t really expecting anything, but check it out anyway, and read some to the ncn logs. Instigators of discourse have infiltrated the blogger crowd. The issues have deteriorated into name-calling. Who is the nastiest liar in the house, and who is ganging up on whom? Of all the subjects that are covered in this whole place, of all the things that are going on, it seems like almost any time the Israeli – Palestinian issue comes up, the flame wars begin. Each side throwing assortments of facts in each other’s faces, nobody paying any attention to any of the facts that they do not already know in their hearts to be true, i.e. believe. Where are the hearts of the people who live there, the Israelis and the Palestinians? Where is our compassion, if we are to project any kind of identity as a community of bloggers calling ourselves the Ncn, for those millions of people who are caught up as pawns in the hands of the ideologues? It’s the people at the wedding parties and the people, all of them, caught in the crossfire that we should be paying attention to, and until those populations and the rest of the people in the world start paying attention to that, there will be no peace, and talk of peace is an illusion. So burn, baby, burn, and after the forest fire has swept across the mountaintop, there will be seedlings.

15 Nov 2005 @ 16:27 by koravya : Indigenous Movement
Excerpts from a fresh article by Naomi Klein:
The Threat of Hope in Latin America
. . .the indigenous movement is on a roll. In the past year the Nasa of northern Cauca have held the largest antigovernment protests in recent Colombian history and organized local referendums against free trade that had a turnout of 70 percent, higher than any official election (with a near unanimous “no” result). And in September thousands took over two large haciendas, forcing the government to make good on a long-promised land settlement. All these actions unfolded under the protection of the Nasa’s unique Indigenous Guard, who patrol their territory armed only with sticks.
. . . The key to the Nasa’s success, Rozental says, is that they are not trying to take over state institutions, which “have lost all legitimacy.” They are instead “building a new legitimacy based on an indigenous and popular mandate that has grown out of participatory congresses, assemblies and elections. Our process and our alternative institutions have put the official democracy to shame. That’s why the government is so angry.”
. . . The Nasa have shattered the illusion, cherished by both sides, that Colombia’s conflict can be reduced to a binary war.
. . . Across Latin America a similarly explosive multiplier effect is under way, with indigenous movements redrawing the continent’s political map, demanding not just “rights” but a reinvention of the state along deeply democratic lines. In Bolivia and Ecuador, indigenous groups have shown they have the power to topple governments.
. . . Their power comes not from terror but from a new terror-resistant strain of hope, one so sturdy it can take root in the midst of Colombia’s seemingly hopeless civil war. And if it can grow there, it can take root anywhere.  

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