Mayan Calendar

Mayan Calendar
The Mayan Calendar

With the correlation Julian date of 584,283, the ending of the Mayan calender is Dec 21, 2012. This corresponds to the year 5773 on the Jewish calendar. However, the public discussion refers most often to 2012 and 2012 corresponds to the year 5772-5773 on the Jewish calendar. The sensational part of this public discussion concerns the prophetic interpretations people have made: everything from the ending of the world to the time of enlightenment.

Carlos Barrios, an indigenous Mayan tradition keeper, says that the Mayan Daykeepers view the Dec. 21, 2012 date as a rebirth, the start of the World of the Fifth Sun. He says it will be the start of a new era resulting from and signified by the solar meridian crossing the galactic equator, and the earth aligning itself with the center of the galaxy. At sunrise on December 21, 2012 for the first time in 26,000 years the Sun rises to conjunct the intersection of the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic. This cosmic cross is considered to be an embodiment of the Sacred Tree, The Tree of Life, a tree remembered in all the world's spiritual traditions. Some observers say this alignment with the heart of the galaxy in 2012 will open a channel for cosmic energy to flow through the earth, cleansing it and all that dwells upon it, raising all to a higher level of vibration. (Carlos Barrios)

Here, we are not concerned with the prophecies. Rather we are concerned with the event that indeed the Mayan long count calendar recycles in 2012 and that there are many public discussions about this.

Here we explore the extent to which this event is encoded as a Torah code. Our first goal is to make an a priori experiment exploring thousands of key word combination sets to see if there are any compact tables. If there are we will show them. Our second goal is to use this experiment among others to develop a test statistic from which we can determine a p-value for findings from the overall experiment.

In general, an event has the event categories of WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE and HOW. For our Mayan Calendar event, we only use the WHO WHAT WHEN and WHERE event categories. We subdivide the WHEN into two event categories WHEN START and WHEN END. The following table shows the key words we use for each event category.

Mayan Calendar Central America 5772646 Enoch
לוח מאיה מרכז אמריקה תשעב תרמו חנוך
לוח המאיה אמריקה בתשעב בתרמו יקטן
לוחמאיה מקסיקו התשעב תרמז
לוחהמאיה בהתשעב בתרמז

The topic class consists of the WHAT event category. By our protocol, this means that one key word from the WHAT event category must appear in every table. Since we require a key word combination set to have at least 2 keywords, there are 4*4*9*5*3-2=2158 key word combination sets for the experiment. There are four auxiliary event categories: WHO, WHERE, WHEN START, and WHEN END. There are sixteen subsets of a set having four elements. So the event category lattice is a lattice of 16 nodes and is shown below.

Mayan Lattice
The Mayan Lattice of Event Category Combinations

For each of these 16 event category combinations, we will show the best table if that best table has a p-value of less than 20/1,000 in an experiment with 1000 trials. If the best table has a very small p-value we may also show the next to best table if its p-value is small.