In this article we will continue our discussion of three interesting symbols that relate to the Dyad:
3a: The Taoist Yin/Yang symbol
3b: The Mayan Hunab Ku
3c: The Freemasonic checkerboard, two pillars, square and compass
The Dyad: The Illusion of Opposites:
Mayan Hunab Ku
The next Dyad symbol we will discuss is the Mayan Hunab Ku.
The Hunab Ku is a mysterious symbol with unknown origins.
It was first seen in the 16th century Aztec Codex Magliabechiano.
Below are the images from that text:
It was thought at that time that the Hunab Ku was perhaps a translation into Maya of the Christian concept meaning “Sole God” or “One God”.
Hunab Ku & The Center of the Galaxy
Others say the symbol represents the Milky Way Galaxy with special emphasis on the center of the Galaxy.
It is said that the Mayans believed that the supreme God and ultimate Creator is located in the center of the Galaxy.
Modern scientists today claim there is a supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy.
This black hole was thought of as a gateway to other galaxies by the Mayans.
The Mayans believed that consciousness organized all matter from a whirling disc, into stars, planets, and solar systems and that periodic energy bursts of consciousness come from this center that guides the evolution of life.
“The Mayans knew where in the sky the exact center of the galaxy was located and they even had a glyph representing it which is now named Hunab Ku. It was known to the Mayans as The Galactic Butterfly. Their entire cosmology and extremely accurate calendars were based on the existence and location of Hunab Ku and they deeply believed that the future of mankind ultimately depends on what occurs there.”6
Hunab Ku & Galactic Alignment
The Mayan calendar was notorious for its end date of December 21, 2012. This was known as the galactic alignment, which is the alignment of the December solstice sun with the galactic equator.
This “end date” occurs because of the precession of the equinoxes. It does not reference ‘end times’ but times of beginning. Hence the world did not die on that date. It struggles onward along the path of transformation. The birth pains of the new world being born are immense, to put it mildly.
Some call this alignment the “Holy Cross”.
Great spiritual significance is ascribed to this time period.
It is thought to be a powerful time of ‘Apocalypse’ meaning ‘uncovering’ or a disclosure of knowledge, a lifting of the veil, a time of revelation and transformation.
Hunab Ku – 62 million year Cycle & the Cubic Structure of the Universe
Note the 4-fold geometry of the Hunab Ku. It could represent the 4-fold Galactic Cycle theorized by Dr. Harold Aspden and verified by Muller and Rohde.
The current estimate of the “Galactic Year” is 225 to 250 million years. This is the amount of time it takes for our solar system to make one complete rotation around the Milky Way Galaxy – or for the Milky Way galaxy to make one complete rotation itself.
Dr. Aspden has determined that this Galactic Year is more appropriately 248 years long.
Muller and Rohde have found there are regular extinction cycles occuring every 62 million years. (See chart below.)
248 million years/4 = 62 million years.
Thus, if the galaxy rotates once in 248 million years you will find exactly four 62 million year cycles in one galactic rotation. This data backs up the concept that galaxies have geometric orbits just as electrons do. Four equidistant points in a circle will make a square. A cross-section of a cube or octahedron gives a square with 4 corners.
As the solar system crosses these vertexes of the cube/octahedron it enters a new space domain.
There will be increased energy from the Sun (solar flash, supernovae), and a transformation of biological life on the planet.
See Articles 254-255 for more information. We cover this in detail.
Hunab Ku & Implications of Geometry
The Hunab Ku is called “The Only Giver of Movement and Measure” by Maya day-keeper Hunbatz Men.
Freddy Silva writes in Secrets in the Fields, “The Maya regarded the Earth as a living organism inextricably interconnected with humanity; and in Mayan cosmogony, Hunab Ku is the creator of measurement, movement and the mathematical structuring of the Universe.”
The Hunab Ku symbolizes a square within a circle or circle within a square.
The square represents measurement (space).
The circle representing motion (time).
Mexican philosopher Domingo Martínez Parédez (1904–1984) relates it the Freemason concept of the Universe and the square and compass.
He also associated the symbol with “In Lak’ech” or “Eres mi otro yo.” “You are my other I.”
All together the Hunab Ku is a symbol of the transformation to a new and higher consciousness that occurs with regularity and is dependent upon the underlying geometric structure of the universe on all scales.
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