The Mayan Prophecies

by Mariela Maya


All prophecies can be understood as warnings and opportunities for us to evolve as humans and spiritual beings. Independently of how the prophecies are classified, they all refer to the same thing. Human beings should stop destructive behavior and synchronize with nature’s cycles and the larger cosmic order.

By studying nature’s cycles and observing the skies, the Mayans identified patterns that affected our planet and influenced all life on Earth. The Mayan prophecies merely announced the changing of cycles of time. There are no records indicating that the world would come to an end. On the contrary, these catastrophic events would eventually allow humanity to awaken and—through apparent chaos—a profound transformation would take place, leading to Ascension and evolution of consciousness.


The Mayans realized all cycles were perpetual and they established mechanisms based on long periods of time that allowed them to foresee repetitive events in the future.

When referring to the “end of times,” the Mayans didn’t evoke the destruction of our planet, merely the end of an Era which will give birth to a new state of consciousness that will accelerate human’s evolution on Earth. Their predictions serve as a legacy for us to become aware that changes are needed as we progress through the various stages of our evolution.

The Mayan Prophecies are based on the Long Count Calendar, which is only one of 17 Mayan calendars. The current cycle of 5,125 years started in 3113 B.C. and ends on the Winter Solstice of 2012 in the northern hemisphere. The last 20 years (or one Katun in Mayan terms) started in 1992, and is the final period of darkness in which mankind is to make the necessary adjustments before entering into the New Dawn.

The date 2012 is important in many cultures, and refers to a major astronomical event which John Major Jenkins called the Galactic Alignment. This astronomical event will happen when our Sun aligns with the center of the Milky Way which only happens approximately every 26,000 years and is equivalent to five “Long Count” cycles of the Mayan calendar.

Harmonic Convergence, 16-17 August, 1987

The art historian and New Age philosopher, Dr. Jose Arguelles, explained in his book The Mayan Factor, that the “Harmonic Convergence” is a prophetic revelation that precedes a 25-year transition period which goes into a new age of peace, harmony and spiritual enlightenment.

December 21, 2012 represents the fulfillment of the ancient Mayan prophecy of 13 Heavens and 9 Hells, and is the end of the 13 Baktuns or Great Cycles which go from 3113 B.C. through 2012 A.D.

The Harmonic Convergence lets us know that the only way humanity can achieve peace is by changing hatred and materialism to a more harmonic way of living—based on nature’s cycles.


The Colombian Researcher and Lecturer, Fernando Malkun, classified the Mayan prophecies in seven parts:


This prophecy states that our world, as we know it, will undergo major changes before the end of the Great Cycle in 2012.

The Mayans understood that our Sun (Kinich-Ahau) is a living being that breathes and can synchronize itself with a larger entity of which it is a part. The first prophecy says our solar system will receive a synchronizing beam from the center of our galaxy, which will result in an end to materialism. In this period, humanity will have to choose between destroying ourselves and our planet or evolving towards a New Era of harmonious integration with the entire Universe. The prophecy talks about the end of fear once we begin to understand the way the Universe operates so we can move toward a higher level of consciousness.

Humanity has entered into the “Great Hall of Mirrors” which is a period when we are facing all aspects of our personality, are questioning our own existence, and are beginning to understand that each one of us is responsible as an active participant in this major shift.

SECOND PROPHECY – Changes in Human Behavior

The total solar eclipse on August 11, 1999 and the “Grand Cosmic Cross,” when most planets aligned with the center of the Earth, are considered the starting point of the acceleration of the process of transformation. During this transition nature will suffer significant environmental disasters which will accelerate major changes. Our Sun will experience physical changes, which will affect human behavior on Earth.

This prophecy states that by changing our perception and behavior, the drastic changes will be neutralized and eventually decrease in intensity.

The solar eclipse in 1999 and the intense energies received from the center of the galaxy altered our brainwaves and emotions, representing for many an awakening, and for others the feeling of constant imbalance.

THIRD PROPHECY – Climate Changes

The third prophecy relates to important climate and social changes brought about by the increase in temperature in our planet. Global warming will be the result of industrialization, human’s careless behavior toward nature, and the increasing activity of our Sun.

The change in temperature will generate climatic, geological, and social alterations on a global scale. These imbalances will create devastating effects on nature and its cycles as well as damaging the ozone layer, and reversing the Earth’s magnetic field. Contamination of our natural resources will put in danger our air and water which are crucial to our existence.

Scientists have confirmed major physical changes in our Sun and the Earth which are not visible to the naked eye, in addition to increasing natural disasters we have been witnessing since the beginning of 2010.


This prophecy states that global warming, caused by human’s negligent actions towards natural resources and the increasing activity of the Sun, will cause the ice caps at the north and south poles to melt resulting in increased intensity and frequency of floods all over the planet.

As stated in the previous prophecy, the hole created in the ozone layer that protects our planet from the radiation of the Sun, is becoming less and less effective. The sun’s rays intensify as they reach the surface of our planet causing the oceans’ temperatures to increase. The result of the increased ocean temperatures is the acceleration of the melting of the ice at the north and south poles.

FIFTH PROPHECY – Changes in Social Systems

Current social, political, and financial systems based on fear, hostility and competitiveness will start to fail and become obsolete in the New Era. The fifth prophecy explains that our social systems will become dysfunctional and money will start losing its power. Information systems based on technology will collapse, as the Sun’s increasing activity damages satellites.

Our minds will evolve into a higher state of awareness, allowing humans to communicate through telepathy.

Religions will also enter a period of crisis, transforming rigid religious dogma into Spirituality and Oneness.

SIXTH PROPHECY – A Comet Might Impact the Earth

The Mayans saw comets as great triggers of change and transformation, allowing the collective consciousness to evolve.

The sixth prophecy forecast the possibility of a comet hitting the Earth that will put in danger humanity’s existence on planet Earth. This prophecy has also been prophesized by several cultures and religions.

SEVENTH PROPHECY – Birth of a New Consciousness

The thirteen years between 1999 and 2012 will serve as an opportunity for humanity as a whole to rid itself of all illusions and move toward a more peaceful coexistence of all countries and communities. A more tolerant and harmonic global government will eventually be created, integrating all nationalities.

Once our solar system leaves the darkness, our planet will enter into a new Galactic Dawn. Human minds will evolve enabling them to vibrate on a higher frequency level.

The intense light emitted from the center of the galaxy will synchronize all life on Earth allowing human beings to accelerate their transformation while creating a new reality.


Although the catastrophes our planet has been experiencing are causing great suffering to many families globally, they have also served as a wakeup call for us to understand something is happening on a larger scale and that it is time to reflect on our own behavior as an imperative need to change.

The date, 2012, is not a deadline. The prophecies are happening, but the final outcome is still open to change… Humanity has the free will to choose the outcome of this process and the greatness of the New Era! Let’s hope humanity uses it wisely.

Note: The book, The Mystery of 2012: Predictions, Prophecies, and Possibilities – by Sounds True – is a great source which includes extensive research on 2012 explained from different perspectives.

In Lak’esh,

Mariela Maya
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mariela [at] mayankin [dot] com
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In Lak’esh means “I am another yourself!”, a Mayan greeting that recognizes the Divine in each living Being. It’s a message of Unity that reminds us that, when we give, we are also receiving. In this way, the Mayan honored and respected each other, reinforcing the belief that we are all interconnected: what we do to others and to our environment will also affect ourselves in the end…

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