If you read the Mayan information you’d be hard pushed to find any genuine Mayan elder predicting the end of the world, instead your more likely to hear talk about a hugely significant changing of the ages in terms of conscious evolution. It is this change that a very few fear and work so very hard to distort.
Anyway… who or what is Bolon Yokte K’uh and what is “their” role in this cosmic transcendence…
This is the 4th in a series of articles that brings together the work of two highly regarded authors on things Mayan, John Major Jenkins and Carl Calleman, to form a single theory that explains the Mayan prophecies about 2012 and how they describe the evolution of consciousness of the Earth. If you’ve landed on this page it may not make too much sense if read out of step; this page is a better starting point.
The Tortuguero Monument predicts the end of the long count on 4 Ajaw, 3 K’ank’in, 126.96.36.199.0 – 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 isn’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.
Who are the Bolon Yokte Ku – The Nine? They have variously been translated as the God of Nine Strides, the Nine-Footed God, Jaguar-Foot-Tree and Nine-Dog-Tree. They were seen as living in the Underworld and were generally described as god(s) of conflict, warfare, and are hence linked with dangerous transition times, social unrest, eclipses, and natural disasters like earthquakes. It is said that at the end of a baktun, they would abandon their underworld realm and rise to the Earth’s surface, where they would do battle with the 13 deities of Heaven.
To further identify what the Nine Support Gods are supposed to be, we need to consult other sources, in this case, anthropological ones. Such evidence makes it clear that the Nine Gods appeared during ceremonies that were held at the end of each baktun, the last of which occurred in 1618 AD.
The ceremonial of the baktun is described in chapter 29 of the The Book of Chilam Balam de Chumayel, a Mayan chronicle. It provides a detailed description of the ceremonies that were performed in Merida in 1618 AD, at the end of 188.8.131.52.0.
In total, there are twenty acts, each representing one of the twenty katuns that make up a baktun-cycle.
Many people have in recent years come to know about the existence of the Mayan calendar and its purported end date, but surprisingly, not so many have assimilated what the ancient inscriptions are saying about it. In fact, there is only one known ancient inscription that mentions the calendar end — Monument 6 from Tortuguero*** describes what will happen when the calendar comes to an end. The current reading of this ancient inscription by professional Mayanists is that we will then “witness the display of Bolon Yokte Ku in his full costume and regalia.” So whatever else you might have heard associated with the end of the Mayan calendar such as a pole shift, the end of the world, a galactic alignment, solar flares, radiation from the center of the galaxy, etc., actually lacks foundation in any ancient Mayan text.
Yet what obviously does have a background in an ancient Mayan inscription is Bolon, the number nine. At first sight, the reading of the Tortuguero Monument may sound cryptic and difficult to understand. There is however a lot of surrounding information about Bolon Yokte Ku that allows us to make sense of this insciption.*** Crucial to understanding is that Bolon Yokte Ku is the Nine-Support, or Nine-Step, entity of “period endings.” Bolon Yokte Ku, in other words, is a name for a cosmic pyramid in nine steps. Through extensive factual verification this pyramid has been shown to symbolize the nine levels of evolution the universe undergoes on its climb to its highest state of consciousness.