Posted by: Johan Normark | May 24, 2011

2012: Calleman’s 2011 calendar

There is a small Swedish company called Livsströmmen (The flow/stream of life) which appears to focus on New Age literature and its distortion of the Maya. Of course they sell products from the Swedish Mayanism guru Calleman. Here is an image of his 2011 calendar. I guess it is supposed to represent Calleman’s idea that all life is formed in the image of the Tree of Life, a rotating axis that through quantum levels (the Maya time periods) create higher forms. Temple I at Tikal is supposed to represent these 9 levels (or Underworlds). The galaxy should not be confused with Jenkins galactic alignment idea. It is rather the rotating property of the galaxy (and clusters of galaxies) that is intended here. It is also supposed to include Calleman’s own made up period which he calls uaxlahunkin (13 x 18 days). This period does not exist in the real Maya calendar and it has been created by Calleman in order to replace two other periods in the Maya Long Count. Otherwise he would have ended up with ten levels and ten Underworlds (and that would not have worked with the prevalence of number nine in the Maya numerology). Calleman simply mistreat the Maya. Do not buy this stuff. It is pure nonsense. The only good thing to come out of this year is that we hopefully will not see a Calleman calendar for 2012.

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  1. It’s a nice use of Zapfino font, though. I’m a fan of the font. And slightly scared that I recognized it.

    And is it just me, or is that a REALLY steep pyramid?

  2. The Late Classic pyramids at Tikal are very steep (but so are many others elsewhere as well). What makes the ones at Tikal look particularly steep is their height, the rather slander shape of the pyramid itself and the fact that the stairway runs the whole length up to the top without any breaks (almost anyway). Other pyramids are a bit chubbier and their stairways run up to the top in a discontinuous fashion.

  3. Come to think about it: the image almost look like a volcano and its ash cloud. Maybe Calleman is onto the apocalypse after all (his “end date” is just one week after the “new” rapture date). The Icelandic volcano(es) are just signs…

    • Sssshhhh! Don’t give him any ideas!

  4. [...] Someone named Calleman fudged the Mayan calendar and came up with today as the date. The idea spread and many people who are more interested in spiritual growth than archaeology now believe it. “… Calleman’s own made up period which he calls uaxlahunkin (13 x 18 days). This period does not exist in the real Maya calendar and it has been created by Calleman in order to replace two other periods in the Maya Long Count. Otherwise he would have ended up with ten levels and ten Underworlds (and that would not have worked with the prevalence of number nine in the Maya numerology).” – Johan Normark [...]


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