*kin*.

(literally, stone) is regarded as a prophetic calendar by the Maya people. It comprises 360**Tun***kin*partitioned into 18*uinal (or winal,*month), each with 20*kin.*is the sacred calendar of the Maya; it comprises 20 periods of thirteen**Tzolkin***kin*, or 260 days. Together these two form the basis of the Maya timekeeping system.(365**Haab***kin*) reflected the Mayan solar year, and was used as a civil calendar, strictly used for accounting, taxation, and perhaps agriculture.

All Mayan calendar dates, including personal birthdays, dedications and most sacred ceremonial events were measured in 360-day periods called, tuns. All dates "carved in stone" throughout the Mayan and Toltec world are tun dates...

ThisJ. Eric Thompson's paper:Tun, 360 day calendar is the only Maya calendar directly connected to the Tzolkin and they run together like two gears, each day being a tooth on the respective gears.

J. T. Goodman wrote of the 360-day period, now called the Tun: “This period is the real basis of the Maya chronological system.”

Furthermore, every known unit in the Maya calendar has in its composition the symbol for the 360-day year....C. J. Calleman's statements:

The real point to get for the study of the Mayan calendar is however that in its prophetic uses it is based on the 260-day tzolkin or the 360-day tun, cycles that do not have an origin in the physical universe.

18 "spells" of xiantian magic square |

__Xiantian Magic Square__

The XMS arrangement comprises eight columns, eight rows, and two diagonals for a total of 18 groups linearly-arranged. We can also refer to the groups as octets or "spells." Each of the eighteen "spells" comprises a unique collection of eight numbers all arranged in a line on the grid. Additionally, each octet sums to 260, the same number of days as in the

*tzolkin*.

- Each octet may stand for a w
*inal*(20-day*tun*month) since both octets and uinals relate to eighteen - Since an octet represents 20 days (winal) and sums to 260 (tzolkin year), it associates each day of an octet with the value 13

*tun*and

*tzolkin*calendars, though our use of metaphor may somewhat exaggerate these relations. It should be noted that the number 20 is not yet directly discernible within the XMS arrangement, though it is a demonstrable feature of the 64 hexagrams (q.v. yao-groups). The equatorial plane of the spherical representation of Change comprises twenty complementary pairs.

Notes:

Complementary pairs on the XMS grid sum to 65; any four such pairs sum to 260, the same number of days in the tzolkin calendar. Four pair is an octet, an octet is 20 days; therefore one pair is five days (value 65) and one day has value 13. QED

Coincidentally, 13 / 8 * 360 (

Scientists have calculated that approximately 1 billions of years ago, the Moon was ~25% closer than it is today, the Earth having an ~18-hour day and a 18 - 20-day month as marked by the Moon's circuit.

Linear octants are also called "spells" in acknowledgement of the 18 spells gained by Odin through his self-sacrifice on the World Tree Yggdrasil: two for each day he was hanged.

Coincidentally, 13 / 8 * 360 (

*tun*) = 585, a fair approximation to the Venus cycle of 584. Admittedly, 8 / 5 * 365 (*haab*) = 584; a precise fit. Both fractions (13/8 and 8/5) are common approximations to the golden ratio,*phi (~1.618)*.Scientists have calculated that approximately 1 billions of years ago, the Moon was ~25% closer than it is today, the Earth having an ~18-hour day and a 18 - 20-day month as marked by the Moon's circuit.

Linear octants are also called "spells" in acknowledgement of the 18 spells gained by Odin through his self-sacrifice on the World Tree Yggdrasil: two for each day he was hanged.

Great Treatise pt.1, ch.9

ReplyDelete5. The numbers of the stalks in the two parts [of the Changes] amount to 11,520, which corresponds with the number of the ten thousand things.

6. Therefore operations by four are required to produce a change; eighteen mutations complete the diagram.