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The Mayan Ouroboros: The Cosmic Cycles Come Full Circle

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by Drunvalo Melchizedek

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There have been many interpretations and predictions about the year 2012, known as the Mayan End Time—touted in everything from books to television commercials. But what do the Mayans themselves have to say about these prophecies?

In The Mayan Ouroboros, the much-anticipated follow-up to his bestselling Serpent of Light, spiritual


There have been many interpretations and predictions about the year 2012, known as the Mayan End Time—touted in everything from books to television commercials. But what do the Mayans themselves have to say about these prophecies?

In The Mayan Ouroboros, the much-anticipated follow-up to his bestselling Serpent of Light, spiritual researcher Drunvalo Melchizdek reveals for the first time what Mayan elders have told him about this period. In this book he explains how to prepare for this transition to a new 13,000-year cycle by learning how to move out of our brain and into our hearts. He shares the Mayan insight of the importance of our heart connection to our survival and ability to thrive during these times.

Plus The Mayan Ouroboros reveals:
The untold positive side of the Mayan propheciesThe Mayan End Time--a seven-year period of transition which began in 2007The magnetic pole shift that is currently affecting humans around the worldThe new ways in which humans will begin to perceive and communicate in the world.The discovery of thousands of ancient Mayan codexes that are currently being decoded by the Mayans

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The Mayan Ouroboros

The Cosmic Cycles Come Full Circle The True Positive Mayan Prophecy Is Revealed

By Drunvalo Melchizedek

Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC

Copyright © 2012 Drunvalo Melchizedek
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-60925-725-5


Sedona, 2007

The Mayan civilization is hidden, complicated, and difficult for the outer world to penetrate. There are many Mayan councils that have emerged in the last two decades, and they do not all agree with each other, much like it is around the world in other indigenous tribes, and for that matter, the way it is in the world in general.

The Guatemala Mayan Council of Elders was established in 2000. The president of this council is a man named Valerio Canche Yah. He mostly remains invisible, yet his power is very strong. Even though the legal documents say that a presidential term is three years, he has been in power since the council's inception.

Another member of this council is Don Alejandro Cirilo Perez, who has become the ambassador to the world for the Mayan people. He is a thirteenth-generation Mayan shaman and priest and is deeply respected by his people. He was a Mayan bright light to the world, speaking around the world including the United Nations attempting to help his people, but also trying to help the whole world. He also became the first indigenous Mayan to become an ambassador for the government of Guatemala.

There is another Mayan, Don Pedro Pablo Chuc Pech, who is also a member of the Guatemalan Mayan Council of Elders. I met him in Paris as we both spoke on stage to an audience of about 1,100 people. From the moment I met him, I realized that he was a great man, and my heart felt him as a brother. Don Pedro Pablo was given the title of the head of the Itza Mayan Council of Elders in the Mexican Yucatan, but he is such a humble man that he gives no importance to it. This was a council that was created mostly to interface with the industrial world. The Itza Maya are the largest tribe in all of Mayaland, which includes not only Mexico, but also Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and other regions.

There is another Mayan, Hunbatz Men, whose full name is Hunbatz Mena, and is a member of the Itza Mayan Council of Elders. Hunbatz now mostly resides at the Lol Be Mayan Compound near the Mayan temple Chitzen Itza, where the modern Maya are attempting to remember their lost knowledge. Knowledge that was purposefully destroyed by the Spanish Conquistadors and the Catholic Church.

In March of 2003, Hunbatz Men invited me, and a world group that I formed, to give ceremony in the Yucatan. I will speak about this later. While these extensive ceremonies were being performed, the Mayan leaders above formed another council that may someday be of assistance to the world. It is called the Council of Elders of America, which brought together around three hundred indigenous elders who lead the tribes all over the Americas, not just Maya, but open to all tribes.

Though these indigenous tribes of the Americas may seem to be simple people who live deep in jungles and high on mountain-tops, they hold within their hearts information, knowledge and memories that will, at the right moment, become invaluable and necessary to the entire world. In your lifetime, you will understand.

We often forget that the Ancient World still lives within our society, and to this day is continuing to vibrate with the heart of Mother Earth, the heart of Father Sun, and the heart of the Universe to keep our fragile world in balance.

I believe that without the Maya and other global tribes that are part of the Maya, we would live in a world of utter chaos far beyond what we now are experiencing. Through the Maya you are about to witness a revelation of consciousness that will, according to the Mayan Prophecy, culminate in the birth of a new Earth and a new humanity.

To be certain, the Mayan Prophecy is a prophecy of great hope and beauty that begins on December 22, 2012, but the Maya are also realistic, and acknowledge that the old cycle and the old way of life will end on December 21, 2012. The window of time that centers on these dates will be explained in this book.

We must remember our past if we are to understand where we are headed in the future, for everything in the Universe moves in cycles, and the memory, knowledge, information, and wisdom that we need to ascend into higher consciousness is held in the DNA of our ancestors. We cannot push them aside and blindly forge ahead into the future, or the result will be catastrophic. We need them, and our living ancestors need us.

We have a singular chance to reconnect with our ancestors who are still alive on Earth in forms like the Maya and other native global peoples. We are doing this at the last minute of time before the Great Shift, but if we do so with our hearts open, we will find our way into the New World and all will be well.

The Serpent of Light Continues

We begin with a story that the Maya gave to me to give to you. It moves like a river, turning and changing direction, but always heading to the ocean, which for us is ascension. These stories will begin to narrow the gap between our understanding of the Ancient and the Modern World. They will shift our comprehension of how the Modern World interprets the Sun, the Earth, and our incredible Universe. If you can view what I am saying with your heart and not your mind, you will understand.

I will translate into the language of the Modern World what the Mayan people themselves are saying to me. Still, we are all different and understand differently. The human language is not perfect, but my intention is to reach your heart where I feel you will understand intuitively.

Guatemala, 2007

The Mayan Calendar is the most accurate calendar ever discovered on Earth. Humans are amazed at how an Ancient tribal people could be more precise than the Modern World and all of its technologies. Even today, the Maya are outperforming NASA and the world's scientific community when it comes to the cycles of time. Now humanity is looking to the Maya to understand this date of December 21, 2012 that is emphasized in the Mayan Calendar, and the Maya have responded.

In July of 2007, Don Alejandro Cerilo Perez and his wife Elizabeth came to Sedona, Arizona, where I live, to speak publicly about the Mayan Prophecy. The next day they met with me. They spoke with me about some of the Mayan prophecies and asked for assistance with these prophecies.

The first thing Don Alejandro told the public was that nothing we have read, heard, or seen about the Mayan culture and the Mayan Calendar was approved or written by any of the Mayan councils, and therefore was not spoken by the Mayan people. Everything we have learned about the Mayans has come from the universities, governments, religions, and archaeologists, lay people like Jose Arguelles, and even some who are Mayan, but working on their own.

According to Don Alejandro, speaking to an audience of about 300 people, the Mayan Council of Elders of Guatemala, or any Mayan Council has not said one word to the world in 527 years (from 2007). That's a very long silence.

The Maya, in 2007, began to break their silence. You can see why this should be of great importance to the world. The truth about the Maya can only be spoken by the Maya themselves. A truth made up by outsiders who are simply guessing or who are living a consciousness that has almost nothing to do with the Maya cannot be valid.

The Maya wish to inform you that the world that you know, that you live within, is not what you think it is. We modern people think that the world is solid and real, and that nothing can change it except external events. We believe it is fixed and will go on for eternity with or without our presence. The Maya wish to inform you that this is not true. The world is images that are created by consciousness and can be changed by consciousness through ceremony—especially consciousness that is connected directly into the human heart.

You are about to enter into a way of being that is only understood by the Ancient World; the Modern World has almost no idea of what we are about to discuss, and generally, it doesn't even know that it exists. And yet, this way of being is exactly what you, the Modern World, need at this moment in history, but you probably don't know it. Humanity is very much in the situation of a butterfly moments before it comes out of its cocoon. Everything it knew is about to change, and a completely new world is about to emerge.


So why is a white man speaking about the Maya? In order to answer that question, I will have to tell you a little bit about my life. I'll keep it as brief as possible.

Like many people on Earth, when I was in my twenties, I wondered why I was here on Earth, and what life is all about. What is this planet and its brilliant Sun? What is really transpiring in our everyday lives? I had so many questions.

I became so intrigued with these ideas that I went to college and studied physics and mathematics—but not because I wanted to become a physicist or find quality employment. I thought that the physicists and the mathematicians must know what these stars and planets are, and studied for years and years until I finally came to the conclusion that scientists don't know any more about the Universe than I do. They are lost, and they too are searching.

I then switched from the left brain to the right brain and began to study art, art history, and painting. I spent two years studying 20,000 years of art history, from caveman to modern times, and slowly I began to get an inkling, through the female side of the brain, of what life was about. But the truth was still extremely elusive.

After I graduated from college, I decided to begin to study meditation. I had often heard that the answers to life were within, and it made sense. My first attempt at meditation was with the Hindus. Through them I was led to study mantras, the effects of sound on consciousness. The effects were so powerful that I found myself becoming serious about this method of understanding life.

One day while I was deep in meditation, an unexpected phenomenon startled me. I didn't ask for it to happen—it just happened. Two spheres of light, roughly sixteen inches in diameter, entered the room together floating in space and moved quickly up to me on both sides of my body about a meter away. They were brilliant lights. One was a beautiful ultraviolet color; the other one was a very bright green. I had no idea what they were, but for some reason I felt no fear, as though this was a normal event.

And then inside my head, telepathically, I heard these words: "We are not separate from you. We are you on another level of existence." I didn't know what they meant, but it made me curious about existence on a far more focused and fevered level. These two spheres of light began to lead me, and after over forty years, they are still in my heart and in my life.

Through my interactions with these two spheres of light, I was led to over seventy spiritual teachers around the world and studied many forms of meditation. At the same time, relevant to our discussion today, the two spheres of light also guided me into the indigenous world to begin the understanding of their ancient ways.

These two spheres of light soon informed me that they were "angels." They said that angels were formless beings, but took form in order to give human beings something to connect with. And they said that long ago they used the form of a human being with wings, but in truth, it is not their natural form. I had never had contact with an angel before, but their essence felt so warm and comfortable that I trusted them, and in all of these years, I still trust them.

Early in my relationship with the "angels," they led me to a tribe in New Mexico called the Taos. I spent fourteen years on or near the Taos Pueblo with the Taos. One of my mentors at the pueblo was a man named Tellus Goodmorning. He was in his nineties when I first met him, and he's now passed to the next world. He was the head of the Peyote Church for the United States, and he asked me to be his student. (Strangely enough, he never allowed me to take peyote. He said I didn't need it.)

Slowly, other members of the Taos Pueblo began to show me their ancient ways. One was named Juan Concha, the last chief of the Taos Pueblo who was given the title of the "kasiki," or the spiritual leader, by the tribe.

But I watched the inner work of these Native Americans unfold in my life, and I couldn't deny it. After fourteen years with the Taos, I had an indigenous training that changed my life. I was prepared to go out into the world to work with other tribes, which the Taos Pueblo said was my purpose in this lifetime.

The spheres of light then led me to what are called the Anasazi. They were the Ancient Ones who lived before the Hopi, the Sioux, the Lakota, the Cheyenne, and most of the other tribes we are familiar with. Through the Anasazi, I began to understand and know the sacredness of ceremony. Because of them, I was led to the Maya.

In 1985 I was directed by the spheres of light (through a man known as Thoth, the ancient Egyptian scribe) to go into the Yucatan, Mexico to study and do ceremony. Thoth is also someone who the Maya have had a long history with as he was the King of Atlantis while the Maya were living there. We will speak more about this later.

Thoth led me to do ceremony in sacred Mayan temples with names like Uxmal, Labna, Kaba, Chichen Itza, Tulum, Kahunlich, Palenque, and even into Guatemala to Tikal. It was an initiation for me, and the Itza Maya watched as I began to work on this level.

A few years later, I met Hunbatz Men, a Mayan priest and shaman who is connected with the Itza Mayan Council of Elders living in the Yucatan. He began to teach me the Mayan way of perceiving the world, which had different qualities than those of the tribes I was used to in the United States. In the late 1990s, Hunbatz asked me to perform ceremony with him, and for many years we were in ceremony together at various temples in the Yucatan.

Then for years I was asked to speak on their council, which I did to continue my relationship with them and to understand further their ancient ways. In the last couple of years the Itza Mayan Council of Elders has asked to be one of their council members.

In March 2003, Hunbatz Men asked me to come to Mexico, where we began to do deeper ceremony with tribes from all over Central and South America. My understanding of the true meaning of ceremony changed as I began to go deeper and deeper into the Ancient World and closer to the Source of Life. It wasn't until recently, in 2007, that I actually felt that I understood what ceremony means to the Ancient World. But the past ceremonies were necessary for me to reach this point where I could go beyond my white man education.

Evolving Consciousness

We know that human consciousness is evolving. Science has recorded this evolution over long periods of time. But in recent times, modern man has begun to accelerate its evolution in a way that most of us have not realized. Many of you are aware that the feeling of time is speeding up, but so is human evolution.

In the late eighties, the Encyclopedia Britannica's editors released a major discovery: if you took all the knowledge that humanity had acquired since the beginning of our civilization, which began with the Sumerians about 6,000 years ago, and continued to 1900 AD, that same amount of information would double in the fifty years from 1900 through 1950.

During that fifty-year period, we learned as many bits of information, thinking in terms of computers, as we did in the previous 6,000 years! Nothing like this had ever happened in all of known history before.

Then they discovered that from 1950 to about 1970 (these are approximate dates), humanity learned as much as we did in 6,000 years again, in only twenty years. But it continued, from 1970 to about 1980, and we again learned as much as we learned in the first 6,000 years. And it kept speeding up to about 1986 or so, when it doubled again. It is still continuing to accelerate.

There was a time in the eighties when the information that was being collected from space and Earth was flooding in so fast that NASA couldn't even download it into their computers. They were eight or nine years behind the entering of the data they had collected. They had to wait until the hardware and the software caught up to humanity's ability to learn.

Today, we are on a straight-up curve. We are learning as much as we learned in 6,000 years every few weeks now. This seems impossible, but it's true.

The Sanskrit Vedas, written about 6,000 years ago, speak about this time we now live in. They talk about how we learn about electricity and magnetism; they mention that "we learn to fly in the sky with metal boxes,"—that's actually a quote. And then on a single day, according to the Vedas, we give it all up. Much like a child as he grows older and lets go of his teddy bear and reaches for a higher vision, humanity will do exactly that—let it all go. That may be harder to believe than ascension itself, but life is full of surprises.

Excerpted from The Mayan Ouroboros by Drunvalo Melchizedek. Copyright © 2012 Drunvalo Melchizedek. Excerpted by permission of Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC.
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Meet the Author

Drunvalo Melchizedek the author of four books including The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life, Volumes I&II, Living in the Heart and The Serpent of Light. His books have been published in 29 languages and over one hundred countries throughout the world. He is the founder of Spirit of Maat, http://www.spiritofmaat.com with over 1 million viewers each year, and the Flower of Life Facilitators that teach his work in over 60 countries. His newest teaching training is the School of Remembering whose teachers are beginning their global work. Drunvalo is a graduate of UC Berkeley and lives with his family in Sedona, Arizona. Visit him at www.drunvalo.net

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SoftRain More than 1 year ago
Easy to read, interesting and important info. I don't feel like others do, that it pretty much repeats Drunvalo's Serpent of Light book. Certainly there were references to the info in the Serpent book, but this book expands on that it and gives new info. I'll read it again.
Leslie104 More than 1 year ago
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