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      The mayan Cosmovision : en français | en español | in english


      The mayan cosmovision is a value system that interprets and relates the world, life, things and time ; it is also the explanation and how to size the Universe and Nature. Through the Tzolkin (Cholq'ij), the Cosmovision links the human beings with all the elements around them, with the visible things and the forces that we can only feel. It is a philosophy of life that encourages material wealth but also the satisfaction or fullness of spirit.

      This way of explaining the world, life and things, is defined as a cosmogonic, binding and holistic vision, which is now an alternative to building a harmonious society, respectful with profound human freedom.

      (El Calendario Sagrado Maya - metodo para el computo de tiempo.pdf)

      The Mayan Grandmothers and Grandfathers, (the ancestors), bequeathed us a worldview, a set of principles and values that allows us to understand that "everything is connected", from the spiritual to the physical-biological, shaping the eternal unity between humanity and nature.

      Consequently, the Mayan worldview, the cosmovision, is the way you feel, live, think, analyze, act and understand the relationship between people who live together and respect the Cosmos. "Nature is the mother who feeds us, keeps, and harbors and shelters us when we live and die."

      Our ancestors, fathers, Mayan grandmothers and grandfathers, gift us accurate records of the cycle of time, based on the movements of celestial bodies, among them the orbit of Venus, Mars, the Sun, the Moon, the Earth and of the other stars in the galaxy.

      The calculations of the cycles of the Sun are applied at planting/sowing and the development of human and cosmic community through the Cholq'ij (Tzolkin).

      There are natural cycles and ritual cycles. The lunar calendar or lunar cycle, is applied to the reproductive life of women especially, this cycle is one of the thermometers used by the mayan therapist, the midwife (comadrona). She understands that health goes beyond the physical, as it transcends the western perspective of the process.

      Another dimension of health from this perspective is the collective, which also has relevance and relationship with other human beings. It is not enough to be good individually, it means being in harmony with and others, to get the complete wellness.

      (Calendario Maya C.C.A.M. 2013)

      Spirituality is related to plants, to animals, and humans, these beings are part of the human being, they are not isolated things. Plants and Man are the same, there are elements of the plants within the nature of man, and in man there are elements of a plant, so it is an interaction and also a relationship with the other elements in the same way, therefore mayan spirituality is part of their own Cosmovision.

      Jun Raqn The Mayan Cosmovision and Numbers
      "What is the Mayan Cosmovision ? What are its implications for human life ? Where are the bonds that unite us, and unite us with the Universe ? The Cosmovision is an issue of great importance to the mayan people living today, because it opens the way to an understanding with all those around us, teaches us what should be our relationship, our behavior, with the animate and inanimate beings who inhabit the cosmos. (Jos Mucia Batz)

      Love Nature and feel part of the Universe

      The Sacred Calendar is also in sync with our own body. The human body has 13 main joints and 20 fingers total. So we can consider the energy generated by the combination of 13x20 as the genetic heritage of our galaxy. "To stay healthy we need to understand the cosmos, love nature and feel part of the universe." Surely, for this beautiful pattern, we could continue to cultivate significant relationship between knowledge, politics and daily life. Without love there can be no real knowledge, the exercise of political solidarity is impossible. Without love, relationship cannot grow everyday.

      "We ourselves are universe of love."

      "All together we are part of a large ecological balance ; we have no right to break it, because it means the end of man on Earth. We are called to respect and defend the Earth, which is to affirm the fundamental right of everyone to life." (We are part of a great balance. DEI 1986) (C.C.A.M. Mayan calendar 2011)

      The cosmovision of the Mayan people is a way of life, an attitude and approach to life, and is how we learn to live with our perceptions of reality. (...) Nothing is isolated from the stream of life ; every act has a relationship and integration between the cosmic forces, the manifestation of nature and earth energy. We are the product of this convergence. It arises from the universal consciousness and existence is a continuity. Our involvement with reality is a mystery, but it is a magical manifestation, the force of the Creator. The interrelationship of the Underworld-World-Overworld, manifests energy and each one has a direction and ownership that results in a specific trend.

      The all manifestation of the Creation is made in the "Najt", Space-Time, and we are a thread of this wonder we call Reality.

      "We are inhabitants of a reality with the Cosmos as model. We vibrate relative to the movement of the stars, it only exists in the Najt and disappears at the time that the Katunes circle (the spiral of time) ends/stops. Life-changing/evolution is the pass through this endless road. Breaking this movement is to find the negation of existence, stop time is to find other realities and this is achieved in sleep or in the absolute stillness.

      "Sadly humanity is divided by a difference of view to interpret the world, the human being, his reason for life and destiny. Western culture found its answer in a form of material reasoning while the Eastern world has been developed on the basis a natural thought. (Don Isidro, Mayan wise)

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