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Mayan Calendar: Evolving Towards

Enlightenment - I
In the series, Evolving Towards Enlightenment I-V, Carl Johan Calleman explains the
links between the Mayan Calendar Enlightenment and the significance of the year 2012.

Mayan Calendar: Evolving Towards Enlightenment -

Carl-Johan Calleman is an internationally recognized authority in the studies of the
Mayan Calendar. He has appeared in Swedish, Finnish and Mexican television and
American Web-TV. He has published two books about the Mayan Calendar and he
was one of the main speakers at a Mexican conference in Yucatan 1998 about the
Mayan Calendar.

In the series, Evolving Towards Enlightenment I-V, Carl Johan Calleman explains
the links between the Mayan Calendar Enlightenment and the significance of the
year 2012.

Human beings are Created Creators

As I mentioned before, the reason we live under the illusion that matter is the basic form
of existence is that we cannot see our own consciousness - our consciousness is to us like
what water is to the fish. Something similar is true also for the frequencies of the energy
changes of divine creation and how these manifest in the cosmic cycles. Thus, we may be
slaves under them because we are not aware of the roles they have in shaping our
destinies. Since without interruption we have been listening to the frequencies of creation
from the day we were born, they have become part of the reality that we take for granted.
Since we have always been listening to this same cosmic symphony we may find it
difficult to notice both its energies and its frequency shifts. But if we are aware of the
tzolkin pattern we may learn to listen more closely for the high frequency energies and so
be able to actually hear the cosmic symphony.

But why is it that we may eventually develop a resonance with the energies of the
tzolkin? The reason is fundamentally that we ourselves have been created according to
the same energy pattern and that so this has been laid down in our very bones. As I
pointed out in Chapter 5 the human being itself is a reflection of the tzolkin and its
vibrations. Very importantly we are in the womb for a period close to a tzolkin round. We
can see the special relationship of the human being to the tzolkin in many different ways,
and when the Maya named the twenty-day sequence of the glyphs a uinal - from uinic
meaning human in the Mayan language - they seem to have expressed our vibrational


relationship to the tzolkin. So tuning in to the energy cycles of the tzolkin by regularly
following its days is a way of realizing our true nature as created co-creators in the divine
process of creation. If the tzolkin is an overtone of the waves of cosmic creation we may
vibrate in harmony with its energy pattern, since we ourselves have been created by the
very same process of cosmic creation. No other being on this planet to the same extent
reflects and expresses the frequencies of divine creation.

Since you yourself are created by the pattern of the tzolkin - the best conceivable template
for creation designed by God - this also means that you are an aspect of God coming into
existence. Since the purpose of creation seems to be to have human beings increasingly
be in the image of God, through raising our frequency with every step of the cosmic
pyramid, our real possibility seems to be that of consciously choosing to become part of
this evolutionary process. And if every one of us represents the unfolding of a unique
aspect of the divine plan there is further the possibility to live our own lives based on our
unique guidance, resonance, intuition, creativity and choice, rather than on what is
expected from us by society or by others. We have the choice to live a unique life based
on the guidance we receive and the values we shape.

Divine Creation can only follow its own Pace

But in a certain sense we are really subordinated to the time schedule for evolution
provided by the Mayan Calendar. Thus, this calendar does not only tell us that the
Cosmos is going somewhere and that our frame of consciousness is being expanded. It
also tells us that the cosmos has to go through a number of distinct stages and wave
movements until the process is completed in the year 2011. Since there is nothing we as
individuals can do in order to have the whole universe arrive at a paradisiacal state
already tomorrow we are subordinated to the overall time schedule. And until the process
is complete there will be ups and downs. Things need to be gradually prepared and made
ready in accordance with the cosmic plan. There is no way any step in this can be jumped
over, since the plan is perfect as it is and will not be altered. Yet, there will be challenges
and dark times when we will need to keep the light present, and these may be the eras
when we will need the calendar, and the understanding this brings, the most. Through the
calendar we may learn to know where we are like if we have a map of time to follow. But
the large-scale plan has to work in a step-wise manner for the things to be prepared for
what is coming, and so also our individual destinies have to be fulfilled step-by-step. The
tzolkin may thus be a tool to help us align our own destinies with the large-scale
processes of the cosmic plan, and adapt to the spiritual reality of this plan. Everything has
its time, and we all have to pass through certain stages of evolution corresponding to the
different time cycles.

The Universal and Individual Calendar Cycles interact so as to open Time Locks at the
Right Moments. Because we can only evolve step-by-step there are also time locks. Time
locks conceal aspects of our consciousness until a new cosmic pulse opens for them to be
expressed and creates a new possible path in our life. If we did not have such time locks
we would follow the divine impulses at too early a point and then only run into a thick
wall. Thus, as much as we may learn from the Mayan calendar some parts of our destiny
will remain hidden to us - locked up in a secret compartment of our being - until new time
cycles trigger them to come into the open. In certain ways then we have to accept the
existence of a pre-determined timing of the flow of cosmic energies, even if this
sometimes may occur as a break on the flow of our own individual life or life in general.
And if we must accept this, we may just as well get to know the flow of time and learn to
go with it. The timing of the opening of such time locks is the results of the interactions
between individual and cosmic cycles mentioned earlier.


The Future of Free Will

Seen in the context of the discussed flows of cosmic energies we may now need to
reconsider the role of free will in our lives. Thus, even if we do have a certain space for
exercising free will our environment is subject to the flow of energies of the cosmic plan.
We have no say regarding the existence of the cosmic energies of time in the first place.
Yet, the choices we make as to how to relate to these are not pre-determined, and the flow
of time will continue to condition our thoughts and actions, even as those are the results
of the free choices that we have made. Hence, we have at the same time both a destiny
and a free will, and the two conditions one another and the future courses of our lives. In
this light we are not complete victims of our destiny, but we are not all-powerful creators
of them either. Our destinies are crafted in the interaction between the cosmic creation
cycles and the individual cycles of personal evolution going back to birth.

Really what is emerging from the previous discussion of calendars is a choice and a
possibility. The choice is whether to use the Mayan calendar in parallel with the
Gregorian, a choice that amounts to recognizing the existence of a cosmic plan and a
purpose of our lives as part of that plan. Alternatively, we may stick with the physical
calendars and see the course of events more or less as a series of accidents that should be
explained by or blamed on material factors. The choice of the Mayan calendar is not
pre-determined. Yet, such a choice would in a sense be prompted by the flow of cosmic
energies, since, as we are entering the Galactic Cycle, the frequency of creation is now
increasing and this frequency increase in turn makes it more difficult to deny the
existence of a cosmic plan. So even if you have a free choice this choice is conditioned by
the cosmic plan - and the other way around.

The same may be true also on a larger global scale. Thus, how the Cosmic Plan manifests
is also conditioned by the choices we, collectively speaking, make. Things are not
pre-determined in detail, and it is not possible to say that things are exactly the way they
are meant to be just because they have developed in phase with the energy waves of the
Mayan calendar. What the cosmic plan does is that it inspires creativity with a certain
rhythm that is consistent with a step-by-step widening of the human frame of
consciousness. But the choices of the humans also determine the course of events and we
may choose to express the creativity inspired in us in many different ways. Whether this
world will end up in a paradise or in a catastrophe may thus not depend on the cosmic
plan, but increasingly on ourselves and the choices we, little-by-little, make.
European-Christian thought has always emphasized the free will of the individual, 1 (+
12), while, the Westerners, the Maya, have emphasized the role of our inherent destinies
and our participation in the cosmic web of creation (13). But maybe the truth is not either
or., but both and...

So you may both want to get into the flow of universal creation and become the crafter of
your own destiny. You may both want to become aware of where the cosmic flow of time
is taking you as part of the human collective, and at the same time want to create the
direction of your own life in the midst of this. It is a both and When it comes to the
cosmic flow of time I feel that its most important aspect at the present moment is the
tun-based evolution of the Galactic Creation Cycle, which very briefly is outlined in the
next section. The tzolkin cycle, with its trecenas and uinals, is however a part of this
ongoing creation cycle and so knowledge of the two cycles go together. In fact, the
Galactic Creation Cycle is a reflection of the LIGHT pattern of the tzolkin.

Here are some more great articles on this topic:


Mayan Calendar: About Materialist and Spiritual Calendars by Carl Johan Calleman
Mayan Calendar: Evolving Towards Enlightenment - II by Carl Johan Calleman
Mayan Calendar: Evolving Towards Enlightenment - III
Mayan Calendar: Evolving Towards Enlightenment - IV by Carl Johan Calleman
Mayan Calendar: Evolving Towards Enlightenment - V
Mayan Calendar: Foreword to the book Solving the Greatest Mystery of Our Time -
Mayan Calendar: The Classical Mayan Tzolkin Count and the Dreamspell
Mayan Calendar: The Pyramid of Consciousness by Carl Johan Calleman
Mayan Calendar: What is driving the evolution of consciousness described by the
Mayan Calendar? - I
Mayan Calendar: What is driving the evolution of consciousness described by the
Mayan Calendar? - II by Carl Johan Calleman
Mayan Calendar: What is so special about the Mayan Calendar? by Carl Johan
Mayan Calendar: Why the Creation Cycles do not end December 21, 2012, but
October 28, 2011 by Carl Johan Calleman
Mayan Calendar as Our Guide to the Future by José Argüelles
Harmonic Concordance, November 8th 2003, The Real 2012? by John Mirehiel
Harmonic Concordance - The end of the Mayan calendar? by Carl Johan Calleman
Mayan calendar and humanitys path towards Enlightenment by Carl Johan Calleman
Venus Transit: The Oneness Celebration by Carl-Johan Calleman
Venus Transit of June 8, 2004 A Breakthrough of Intuitive Awareness by Carl-Johan
Calleman and Anders Bjarstedt
Mayan Calendar: 2004 - The Third Night by Ian Xel Lungold by Ian Xel Lungold
Earth Changes - Will there be dramatic Geological and Political changes the coming
years until 2012? by Kiara Windrider
Venus Transit: Venus Transit of June 8, 2004 by Carl Johan Calleman
Mayan Calendar: The Venus Transit and The Return of the Energy of Christ and of
Quetzalcoatl by Carl-Johan Calleman
Earth Changes and planetary transformation - the supramental awakening and
planetary hope by Kiara Windrider

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The Experience Festival and The World

Always in February & August, Golden City, India

The Experience Festival - Always in The World University - Always in

February & August February & August
The Experience Festival is an odyssey The World University is an Educational
in spiritual wisdom teachings with the and Scientific institution dedicated to the
roots in ancient cultures, lectures in rediscovery, documentation and teaching
related sciences, experiential workshops of wisdoms and sciences developed by
and whatever that inspires the body, ancient cultures from around the world.
mind and spirit.
What you can get an experience of at the festival you can explore in depth at the
world university.

Spirituality is not in the idea, but in the experience

Spiritual retreats and a festival

The Spiritual Retreats, in the Golden City, is a place where spiritual seekers from all
over the world come for one purpose; to attain full spiritual awakening (the
Spiritual Retreats and the Golden City, are located 80 km north of Chennai on the
south-east coast of India).

Twice a year there is a festival, The Experience Festival, at one of the spiritual
retreat centres, once in February and once in August. The purpose with the festivals
is to create an opportunity for both seasoned and new spiritual seekers to find the
very best teachers at a place with truly strong energies. The idea is that anyone
regardless of faith or background but with a mutual interest in the spiritual side of
life can get together to explore teachings and spiritual practises from all corners of
the world. Read more about The Spiritual Retreats and what you can experience at
the Experience Festival.

The Spiritual Retreats

There is a place outside a small village 80 km north of Chennai on the Indian south-east
coast where spiritual seekers from all over the world come for one purpose; to attain full
spiritual awakening. The village is Varadyapalyam and is surrounded by different
spiritual retreat centres that are a part of what is called The Golden City. The purpose of
The Golden City is the complete enlightenment of mankind. Kiara Windrider just visited
the spiritual retreat where the Experience Festival campus is located. Read about his
experience here: Kiara at Spiritual Reatreats

Twice a year there is a festival, The Experience Festival, at one of the spiritual retreat
centres, once in February and once in August. The purpose with the festivals is to create
an opportunity for both seasoned and new spiritual seekers to find the very best teachers
at a place with truly strong energies. The idea is that anyone regardless of faith or
background but with a mutual interest in the spiritual side of life can get together to
explore teachings and spiritual practises from all corners of the world.

We believe that although different traditions use different words, metaphors and
techniques, they describe the same reality. There are differences because they have
described the same reality from different perspectives. But if we go a little bit deeper we
can see that they have much, much more in common than separates them. The


opportunity for all of us searching the truth is that this diversity of perspectives is a
tremendous help in finding our own personal truth of life. This is what the festival is all
about to give each individual the opportunity to find his or her own personal truth.

During, and in connection with, the festival there is a number of different workshops,
courses and processes for those who wish to go very deep in their spiritual growth and
development. More about that further down this page.

What is happening at The Experience Festival?

During seven days you will be able to choose from up to 12 different workshops per day.
There is 4 blocks of workshops per day. In each block there is 3 different workshops
going on simultaneously. The topics varies from Enlightenment to Womens Spirituality
to Spiritual Parenting to Tibetan Medicine to Flower Essences to Vaastu to Native
American Dance to The Mayan Calendar to Neuro Linguistic Programming to Traditional
native Indian sweat lodge to Meditation, stress and the Immune System to Medical
Astrology it is a truly abundant array of topics presented! In the mornings there is guided
meditations and yoga, in the afternoon games like volleyball and cricket and in the
evening rituals, music, performances and social gatherings at the campfire and campus
bar (great juices and tee). If you love nature scenery you will definitely be on a tour to the
nearby jungle. There are both half day and full day tours going on throughout the week.

To get an overview of the festival please see the list of Teacher & Topics and also check
the preliminary festival schedule giving a good idea about how each day will going to
look like.

Yes, but how is it really?

It is of course impossible to describe the feeling of being at the festival with words.
Pictures are much better. Please check out the Picture Archive from the last festival.

You can also download video clips from the last festival with interviews of teachers and
participants .

What can I expect from the festival and the spiritual retreat in Golden City?
The Golden Age Foundation is a spiritual institution, created with the one objective of
Helping humanity to discover and experience the truths of the ancient principles and live
in harmony with the Universe.

The purpose with the festival is as said before to offer a real diversity within spiritual
topics from different traditions so each individual can find his or her own spiritual truth.

The purpose of the spiritual retreat itself is however nothing less than enlightenment.
Some people may have a great desire for enlightenment while others may not even
believe in its existence. Whatever your view, you wouldnt have come to this website if
you didnt believe that life can be different. And that this difference might come from
working with the inner side. Whether you want to reach enlightenment or some form of
improvement, you have concluded that a life with conflicts, anxiety and fears is simply
not good enough. At the spiritual retreat you have the opportunity to utilize the services
of the monks of the Golden Age Foundation, regardless of your faith, race or background.
Read more about the very deep spiritual cleansing called Samskara Shuddhi and the
Enlightenment 5-day process . The later one will be offered on a continual basis for the
first time for westerners in February 2004. Both of them are available for participants of
The Experience Festival. Samskara Shuddhi (a 3-day process) is scheduled between 23rd
and 29th of February and the 5-day Enlightenment Process 9-13 of March (the 5-day
process 1-5 of march is unfortunately already full).


If you want some personal experiences, please read this article from Tom Matteo who
participated in August 2003 or any of these from Kiara Windrider; Kiara Windrider 1,
Kiara Windrider 2 or Kiara Windrider 3 . Another great teacher is Carl Johan Calleman
the world wide renowned expert on the Mayan Calendar, there are several articles written
by Carl but read this one as a start: Mayan Calendar and humanitys path towards

Also, take the opportunity to view the video interview with Grace Sears. She is the wife
of Kiara (who was invited as a teacher to the festival in august 2003), the video clip is
recorded 3 days after she attended the equivalence to the 5-day Enlightenment process
that was offered at that time. You will be very touched! The video is here: Video Archive.

Anette Carlstrom also reached a tremendous state, view the interview with her here:
Video Archive.

Kiara Windrider, Grace Seers and Anette Carlstrom are all contributing teachers at the
coming festival. Click on the links to read more.

The World University of Consciousness

The name of the spiritual retreat is The World University of Consciousness. For a few
weeks immediately after the festival the programme is expanded and covers all sorts of
topics related to spirituality and spiritual growth. Read more about the university courses
at the spiritual retreat here.

The purpose behind the website

Our ambition with the website,, is to create a resource for
spiritual growth and knowledge. It is true that spirituality is not in the idea but in the
experience, but on the other hand, it can be very exciting to read about other peoples
experiences as well as indulging in all sorts of knowledge in the vast universe that can be
called spirituality.

You can get a detailed overview of the content on the website at the Site Map:

To make it easier to find relevant information we have categorized it into what we call
Resources. Examples of resources are Enlightenment, Spiritual Parenting, Womens
Spirituality, Spirituality and Health, Spiritual Practises, Spiritual Awakening, Sacred
Geometry and Sacred Space, Spiritual Rituals Spiritual Ceremonies , Spiritual Art, Music
and Dance, Spiritual Storytelling, Golden Age Foundation, Kalki and more are coming
step by step.

Here is an overview of all resources Overview of Resources

The resources reflect the content of the festival and partly the ongoing activities at the
Spiritual Retreat between the festivals. The material is predominantly contributions from
or articles about teachers and topics at the festival.

Where is the spiritual retreat?

The spiritual retreat and the festival is located 80 km outside of Chennai on the southeast
coast of India.

The Address is:

Sri Kalki Spiritual Retreat

Govardhanapuram Village


Varadaiahpalem Mandal

Chittoor District - 517 541


Phone: +91 85762 75266


Click here for a map of India.

You can find travel instructions here: Travel Info

What is the cost of the festival and courses at the spiritual retreat
Festival: Adults 600$, young adults 16-22 years 300$, youth under 16: free entrance.

Courses at the spiritual retreat: There are different courses with different length. The cost
for a 3-day course is usually around 300$.

Here you can find all details about Facts & Figures: Facts & Figures

How to sign up?

There are three ways to do it:

1. You can sign up at the website: Sign Up

2. You can send us an email to (Remember to include:

Name, Address, phone, email, Country, Age and what you sign up for.)

3. Or you can contact a local representative in your country. You find the list of local
representatives here: Local Representatives

Newsletter and Poster

We regularly produce a newsletter that can be downloaded here: Newsletters.

The latest newsletter, No 8 (031125), is here (PDF):

Experience Newsletter Nr 8 November 2003 (390 kb)

Experience Newsletter Nr 8 November 2003 (724 kb)

And here is No 7 (non-graphic):

Experience Newsletter nr 7 (031021)

Here is the festival and university poster for the event coming in February 2004!

We would be very happy if you would like to help us market this event in your
neighbourhood and within your network!

Please download it and print it and distribute it in as many copies as possible!

Thank you!

Medium resolution (72dpi)


Experience Poster Feb 2004 (72 dpi) (872 kb)

High resolution/print quality (300dpi)

Experience Poster Feb 2004 (Print quality 300dpi) (1.43 Mb)

Who is organizing the spiritual retreat and the festival?

The spiritual retreats in The Golden City is run by Golden Age Foundation and its
founder Kalki .

The Experience Festival is run in cooperation between The Experience Foundation and
The Golden Age Foundation.

The Experience Foundation is headquartered in Sweden having a global network in more

than 30 countries. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for great teachers and fine
representatives of spiritual traditions to share their wisdom on how to create a global

I still have a question!

For all sorts of questions send us an email to

For questions about travel arrangements you can contact your local representative in your
country. You find the list of local representatives here: Local Representatives

If you would like to have more information about the spiritual retreats conducted in
Golden City or in your neighbourhood, please contact your closest representative for The
Golden Age Foundation:

Europe and Russia:

North America and Australia:

South America and Spain:

India (HQ):

Please feel free to ask all questions you might have!