Our Current Situation
In the past two or three years, and especially in 2016 it seems to many that the world has gone crazy. Terrorist attacks have become a weekly phenomenon, especially in Europe and the Muslim world. In the United States mass shootings are common occurrences sometimes reflecting a racism that many thought was of the past. The electoral campaigns in the United Kingdom (leading to the Brexit vote) and even more so the presidential in the United States do not resemble anything anyone has seen before and are marked by constant surprises mostly from Trump’s “republican” side. The spoken or unspoken rules of the political and legal systems are constantly broken and also the world at large seems to have become very unpredictable. Certainly, mainstream media are at a loss to explain what is happening and yet, as I will argue here, all of these developments are connected and can be understood within a common framework.
Turbulent or violent times are of course not in any sense new in the history of humankind, but nonetheless it seems like the world stage has now changed in a fundamental way as events of an irrational nature are happening at a higher rate than previously. The old rules for the behavior either of individuals or nations, no longer seem to apply and politics is no longer what it used to be. In addition, terrorist attacks display a lack of respect for human life that seems incomprehensible. Moreover, it is difficult to see that the established order and relative stability of the past decades could be reinstituted. The global system in which we have grown up – a family of nations under western leadership – is crumbling and new powers are seeking to fill the gap. Although the previous order seems to be profoundly outdated and the world is now going in a new direction, few seem to know what that is or what their options are.
The Global Mind and the Rise of Civilization
To understand what is going on I believe a critical factor is to know the origin of the human mind and what makes this evolve, since we have all been misled by official science to believe that our minds are created by our brains. As an alternative to this view I have in The Global Mind and the Rise of Civilization (Inner Traditions, June 2016) described how all of our individual minds are connected to – and in resonance with – a global mind. Even if the vast majority of humanity is unaware of it, it is the evolution of this global mind, which determines the course of human history and the rise and fall of civilizations. This global mind is mediated by the core of the Earth but emanates from the center of the universe and is as such outside of human control. It may thus also be experienced as an invisible power influencing the perceptions, intentions and actions of the human beings, which in a sense makes things happen above our heads.
In this view, our individual minds are not created by our brains, but are instead downloaded by our brains. Our brains are tuned in to waves with certain frequencies that allow us to create resonance with the global mind. That the mind has a global nature explains why in a given era civilizations will share many characteristics even if they are located in very different parts of the world. This may be most visible from ancient times where cultures have created very similar mythologies and architectural constructions even if they had no contact with each other. The fact that each one of us individually downloads aspects of the same global mind is also the reason that we understand each other relatively well (at least within a given civilization) and that human civilizations are rather coherent.
According to the previous, the kinds of civilizations that human beings have created and will be creating are determined by the unfolding of creation waves that we all tune in to in order to download our minds. The mental and spiritual evolution of humankind is thus determined by the ups and downs of waves of creation emanating from the center of the universe (what the ancients would call the Tree of Life). It is for these reasons that we are all part of a cosmic plan and nothing, which happens in human history, is a random occurrence. Instead, our actions emanate from an invisible wave (or quantum) field, or if you like the matrix that underlies and gives direction to our lives. As I describe in my coming book The Nine Waves of Creation (December 2016) the evolution of the human mind (and hence the civilizations this creates) is a result of a sequential activation of nine waves that make up this matrix. Understanding our current situation and charting our possible futures thus depends on understanding these waves and knowing how to create resonance with them. These waves are the core message to humanity of the Mayan calendar system, which anyone taking this system seriously needs to learn about.
Because of the complexity of the Mayan calendar system in its entirety, I will here however limit myself to discuss the Sixth Wave (also known as the Long Count), whose unfolding was dealt with in detail in my book The Global Mind (for short). This is the wave that has developed the human civilizations and thus ultimately also the modern global civilization and so it seems especially relevant for understanding the current crisis. To study this creation wave provides a more long term, and hence more profound perspective than mainstream political commentators (or conspiracy theorists) are able to provide.
The Wave Movement Creating Human Civilizations
While most people are aware that civilizations have both risen and fallen during the course of human history, few are aware of how closely the ups and downs of the major civilizations in the European/Mediterranean region adhere to the Sixth Wave. Such a long term perspective is however presented in Figure 1, which shows the peaks (also called days) and valleys (nights) of this wave and their durations. From 3115 BCE up until 2011 CE, this Sixth Wave was constituted by thirteen time periods (seven days and six nights) called baktuns, each of which lasted for 400 tun (360-day periods). A baktun thus translates to 394.3 solar years and a full wave period lasts double this and is 788.6 years.
Figure 1. The creation of major human civilizations by the Sixth Wave.
Since no true civilizations with city life and writing have been found from before the time this wave became accessible on our planet, it has provided the underpinning of all of human history. Notably, its days and nights have very different qualities. In the time periods that are days the global mind is active and major centralized civilizations (sometimes empires) will flourish and display technological advances. The time periods that are nights on the other hand are eras when rationality is less prominent, history “rests” and civilizations do not have the same coherence or forward movement as during the days. The shifts between days and nights in this creation wave are what make the pendulum swing in history. The wavelike nature of this process is the reason that ancient peoples who experienced this saw serpents as creator gods. The names the ancient Mayas and Aztecs had for this invisible wave movement, Kukulkan and Quetzalcoatl respectively, meant the Plumed Serpent. This supreme deity symbolizing the wave was considered the bringer of civilization and the light, but when it disappeared civilizations would transform, decline or simply disappear. As the ancient Mesoamericans knew well, even a political or military order that had dominated a civilization for hundreds of years could suddenly be turned upside down when a wave changed from a peak to a valley.
Before we go into the question of whether this could apply to ourselves (after all, as of 2011 we have gone into a night in the Sixth Wave) there are a few important observations we should make in Figure 1. The first is that the activation of the Sixth Wave in 3115 BCE gave rise to the first nation-state of our planet as Pharaoh Menes unified Upper and Lower Egypt into one centralized monarchy, which carried the combined crowns of these two lands. Overall stable nation-states and empires are the creations of the days of the Sixth Wave and it has been this way from its very beginning. This is an important observation as we have now gone into a night, where nation-states generally have less strength than in the days, something that potentially may affect also the Western powers of the Seventh day.
Secondly, our current global civilization is not something that just appeared out of the blue, but is a direct consequence of the movement of the Sixth Wave. Hence, we are also very much subject to its ups and downs. The only reasonable explanation to this wavelike process of evolution is that we are influenced by a global mind carried by a wave movement in the quantum field. Because of its dualist nature (See figure 2a) this mind not only creates technological advances, but also a class society separating rulers and slaves, a separation that goes all the way back to its first day. Thirdly, the unfolding of the Sixth Wave has in seven steps led from local civilizations in the first day (not only in Egypt, but also in Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley) to a global civilization in the seventh day. This is a consequence of the global nature of the mind, which eventually in the latter day generated a global civilization where people in different parts of the world in significant regards share ways of thinking and creating. Civilization has become a global phenomenon unified through trade agreements, common markets, international collaboration in different arenas and not the least the Internet and social media. It deserves to be repeated here that the Sixth Wave movement (fig 1) is not a phenomenon created by the humans themselves, but emanates from the center of the universe. Hence, while we may in different ways adapt to the changes this wave brings we have no choice about its existence in the first place.
Figure 2. Resonance between the individual human mind and the global mind in the (a) days and (b) nights, respectively of the Sixth Wave (Long Count). Note that the polarity of the global mind is different in waves with other frequencies.
The Rise of the British Empire and the Era of Western Dominance
The Sixth Wave thus led up to its seventh day, which in the time period 1617 – 2011 CE created a global civilization. Since after all our own time is what we may need to get a new perspective on, we will study this day in more detail here. The beginning of this day, as would be expected from a time when the global mind becomes activated, meant a rise in rationality. This we can immediately see for instance in the scientific revolution that took place at the time (Kepler, Descartes and Galileo), when experiments replaced mere speculation and mathematical laws of nature for the first time were formulated. In the Netherlands the world’s first stock exchange was instituted in 1618 and in Sweden paper money first came to be used. Protestantism survived the religious wars and at the Westphalian Peace Treaty in 1648 the modern nation-state was born.
Science, capitalism and Protestantism as well as the nation-state are structured mental products of the left brain half and were created by people in resonance with the global mind of the Sixth Wave. In the Sixth Wave the global mind is characterized by a polarity that gave light to the Western hemisphere (figure 2a) and resonance was created with this matrix according to the principle of As Above – So Below. The more holistic sides of the human beings that we associate with the right brain half then came in the shadow and because people tuned in to and created resonance with the western light a new left-brain mentality emerged as a result of the shift to a day in 1617 CE. The fact that the light would fall on the Western Hemisphere throughout this whole era would also by itself be very consequential. It meant that Western European nations would be favored when it came to the emergence of colonial empires. While initially Spain, France and the Netherlands would be its contestants, eventually Great Britain emerged as the most important of these western enpires. It became the nation that predominantly spread its language as well as European civilization and technology across the world.
The build-up of the British Empire began for real with the establishment of its first trading post in India in 1615 and the first lasting land-based colony in Massachusetts in 1620, which both were very close to the beginning of the seventh day in 1617. I however believe it is important to note that before this could happen Great Britain had to be established as a single political entity in its own base area. A pre-requisite for the power of the British Empire was thus that the Crowns of Scotland, England and Ireland were unified in 1603. There is a curious and very relevant parallel here in the emergence of the world’s oldest nation state around the beginning of the first day in 3115 BCE. Only after Pharaoh Menes had unified the crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt, would the development of a civilization truly begin around the Nile. Thus, history sometimes repeats itself in accordance with the Sixth Wave.
It would lead too far to describe in detail in this article how the global mind in the seventh day of the Sixth Wave created a world of Western dominance. In Figure 3 I however show a blow-up describing the rise and fall of the British Empire in the seventh day. Because of the light on the West in this day (Figure 2a), Great Britain has in addition to its military and naval power come to play a role far exceeding what you would expect from its population size; in the sciences, literature, industrial technology, and more recently in music. We should also note that what later in this day would become the major Western power, the United States of America, is not only an offspring of Great Britain, but also very much itself a product of the very same seventh day as it traces its beginning to the arrival of the pilgrims. In the last century leading up to 2011 CE the United States has also come to take over the role as the predominant Western power from the British Empire.
Figure 3. The rise and fall of the British Empire during the seventh day (1617-2011 CE) of the Sixth Wave.
A result of this global presence of Great Britain and later the United States was, as already mentioned, that the world for the first time was brought together into one civilization. With the model I am presenting this seems logical. If the mind is transmitted to the humans from the Earth and is global in character, and if this indeed is behind the rise of civilizations, then it would be expected that at some point the Sixth Wave should generate a civilization, which is global. This happened in the seventh day through the agency of the British Empire, and more generally the Western powers. However, unless the global mind of the Sixth Wave would have supported the Western hemisphere (figure 2a) the Western powers, and especially Great Britain, would not have been able to create empires. The global mind is the primary factor that determines what happens on our planet.
There are thus strong reasons to look upon the United Kingdom and the United States as connected also when it comes to the current shift into a night in the Sixth Wave. The Iraq War led by Tony Blair and George Bush (that created the Islamic State and explains at least some of the terrorism the world is now suffering from) in fact reflects the last expression of concerted Western power of the seventh day. It was thus not an accident that the last US soldier left Iraq in mid-December of 2011 – only six weeks after the shift into a night in the Mayan calendar, whose exact date was October 28, 2011. The withdrawal of the Western troops was the event, which more than any other marked the beginning of the new night. (Hence, anyone who believed that the shift in the Mayan calendar was on December 21, 2012 had been seriously misled).
As we have now in this journey arrived at our present time we should discuss what will happen to these Western powers as the Sixth Wave has turned into a night. Simple logic tells us that the current shift into a night might mean the end, or at least a severe weakening of the Western dominance of the world – upheld by military alliances and financial centers. This is because the political systems of the Western Empires – Great Britain and the United States – were the products of the global mind of the previous day, which favored the West (Figure 2a). As the Sixth Wave now turns into a night (with the global mind shown in Figure 2b), we have reasons to expect at least a partial disintegration of these political systems and maybe even the very nation-states these have been created by. At least over time, and possibly very soon, a new civilizational balance may be expected to be established on a global scale whether we like it or not.
The Brexit Vote
While it is true that the United Kingdom and the United States today are separate nations it is equally important to be aware that the rise to power of both nations depended on the same global mind of the seventh day (Figure 2a). Hence, it is meaningful here to discuss what is happening in these two nations in the same context. It also seems indisputable that the current developments in these two powers show many parallels in how they are shifting into the night. The “leave” group in the Brexit vote in the UK is for instance in many ways a direct parallel to the Donald Trump candidacy for president in the US. Both represent attempts to go back to the earlier times of Western supremacy by maintaining a national identity based on the seventh day and for instance keeping immigrants out.
When it comes to the Brexit vote the immediate consequences have only been a lowering of housing values in London and the depreciation of the British Pound. The broader consequences can however only be seen as Britain actually activates Article 50 (and leaves the EU), which at the current time it looks like it will do. Historically speaking what is most important in this is that such a step threatens the integrity of the United Kingdom and may possibly lead to the separation from England of Northern Ireland and Scotland. This would mark the definite end of the British Empire, since as I pointed out earlier it was on the unification of these crowns that this empire was originally built. So while the Brexit vote seemed like a referendum regarding the participation of Great Britain in the European Union, it has a much deeper meaning that reflects the decline of the Western nation-state as there is a shift into a night. This impression was reinforced by the political circus that followed the vote, where none of the major Brexit leaders would afterwards take responsibility for implementing this step.
Nigel Farage, for instance the ex-leader of the UK Independence Party, who had based his campaign on British supremacy, rather than after the vote taking on to lead the Brexit, went back to his seat in the European Parliament. What happened on a deeper level was that the shift into a night of the Sixth Wave caught up with him as well as the other Brexit leaders, forcing them to realize that the separation from Europe would also mean a separation of the United Kingdom so that there in fact would be no “UK” independence. There is a lesson in this also for people in the United States, in that since we are no longer in a day, attempts by Western empires to go back to their previous superiority may seriously backlash and lead to the very opposite to what the adherents of such ideas are hoping for. The current situation is not just politics as usual, but is about handling a shift in the Sixth Wave.
The Trump Candidacy
The Trump Campaign in the United States and its intention of setting “America first” and “making America great again” is very similar to the Brexit vote, as both cater to nationalism in a world that is already profoundly globalized (Ironically, this globalization was created by the activities of these very nations in the previous day). While this may sound like classical populist politics, I think it is important to see that it is not and that it reflects the civilizational change the world is going through at the current time. The explanation for the radically different political situation in 2016 is in fact to be found in the shift between the two minds in Figure 2. It is then not only that the world is not the same (which is obvious to everyone). More importantly, the quantum field that underlies the existence of the global civilization has gone through a shift that we have to adapt to.
To evidence that this is a civilizational change, it should suffice to point to the fact that the integrity of the United Kingdom and its de facto constitution is threatened by the Brexit vote. But also in the United States almost every branch of the political system, the two-party system, the Supreme Court, US congress and, depending on the election result, possibly also the presidency, are showing signs of dysfunctonality. In one way or another this may lead to a much more serious paralysis than in Britain after the Brexit vote. The point to realize is that in the new night the very survival of the constitution of the United States is by no means guaranteed and would certainly not be upheld by Donald Trump.
Naturally, I leave it to the reader to decide whether he or she thinks the political system of the United Kingdom and the constitution of the United States should be protected, but I want my readers to be aware that if the political systems of these nation-states cannot be upheld, this is likely to lead to a long-lasting economic downturn that they should be prepared for. If Donald Trump is elected it would in a very short period of time lead to a complete erosion of American power in the world with far reaching consequences for all international relationships. This would be somewhat of a parallel to how in the new night setting “Britain first” could only backlash. Should it so happen that the Brexit is activated at the same time as Trump becomes president I think it is certain that the Western powers will go into free fall – bringing with them the financial centers of London and New York as well as the world economy.
Even if Donald Trump is not elected (which seems unlikely at this time), the political circus that he has created has already generated a considerable erosion of the power of the United States government, thus creating openings for other powers, both domestic and foreign, to assert themselves in unpredictable ways. In addition to a Trump presidency, there are then also now other scenarios that could lead to a paralysis of the US political and legal system in the time period October 2016 – January 2017. To the extent that we are able to, I think it is wise to be prepared for this. The economy is not independent of the nation-state that it is built around, and if the political system erodes further it may come to have very serious consequences not only for the US, but also for the world economy.
In summary, the light that has been fueling the Western empires is now going out and with it, as we can see in these campaigns, much of the previous rationality. This also has consequences around the world, where rationality is on its way out and human democratic rights threatened, but there is not space here to discuss how the shift is affecting the Muslim world, Europe at large or other parts of the world. It should be emphasized however that these consequences of the shift between a day and a night in the Sixth Wave do not mean that the world is coming to an end. Humanity has previously survived and is meant to survive new nights in this wave movement. Yet, such a shift does mean serious consequences for what the human beings will be like and the kind of civilizations they may create. The choices we make now at this turning point in the Sixth Wave will have consequences for generations to come.
The Underlying Destiny of Humanity
Certainly, what the above demonstrates is that things are not always what they seem. Most notably, there exists a quantum field of waves outside of human control that determines the overall course of events. The actors in the drama are for the most part not aware of the nature of the drama they are participating in and are just unconsciously surfing on the waves. People who are not knowledgeable about the Mayan calendar or were misled into believing in a sudden change on “December 21, 2012”, are not likely to have the tools to understand on a deeper level what is going on in the current world. Needless to say, the many misrepresentations of the Mayan calendar prior to 2012 have served to disempower humanity as the quantum nature and predictive power of this calendar remain unknown to most of it.
The fact that this quantum field influences the evolution of the human mind in an imperceptible way is also the basis for many conspiracy theories in our own time. Because of the nature of the global mind we sense that the world is directed by something bigger than ourselves, but may not understand exactly what this is. I am pointing this out because both Brexit and Trump have with some variation received support by prominent conspiracy theorists such as David Icke and Alex Jones. They may however not know what is going on at a deeper level since they have not explored the source of the waves that are creating our reality (which is truly divine). Regardless, to me at least it is difficult to see how a billionaire (member of the privileged one per cent), who embodies the supremacist ideals of the Sixth Wave (starting already with the duality of the mind (figure 2a) that created the pharaohs) and who denigrates women, Mexicans, blacks and disabled people and threatens his opponents with weapons, could ever mean something positive for our future.
In this, I am not merely taking a regular political stand, but am pointing to the fact that in the current civilizational shift we have to consider the consequences of our choices more deeply. While it seems clear that it will not over the next couple of decades be possible to uphold Western dominance in the world, I also believe that the transition to a more balanced and egalitarian world can take place in a more or less constructive way. For this our intentions are crucial and it does not make sense to try to counter globalization by electing a dictator. Besides, the real issue is not whether our world is ruled locally or globally. What matters is if it comes out of a mind of duality or of unity and in not presenting this choice as it is, I think the conspiracy theorists have gone seriously wrong by supporting an obvious representative of Pharaonic duality. Ultimately, we have to find peace from global unity and not by withdrawing to some purported national superiority. Hence, for the western powers to go back to nationalism or isolationism does not remove the duality of the Sixth Wave (Figure 2a), which is what created inequality and dominance in the first place.
How then are we to do so? Well, everything starts with an intention and that is crucial. The second factor is to thoroughly understand the waves that drive human evolution, not only as here limited to the Sixth Wave, but all the Nine Waves. Such a study may make us realize that the quantum field is not malevolent and from this it is possible to grasp the destiny of humanity to create a Golden Age, which we need to focus on in order to manifest it. As long as some preach that the matrix is malevolent humanity can only go towards a dead end street of darkness. The truly critical factor to move forward is to shift frequency from the Sixth Wave to the Ninth Wave that is part of the same matrix. Rather than following the Sixth Wave, which we have seen here carries a dualist mind creating empires and relationships of dominance between people, we can now after 2011 chose to follow the Ninth Wave and the generation of a unified global civilization without the dominance of the “one percent”. It is through this that we may create the Golden Age, which represents the future of humanity and so transcend the dualities of the past. I believe this is the only road forward in the decades ahead and any attempt at dealing with our current situation that does not have the creation of such a Golden Age as an intention is bound to fail.
Carl Johan Calleman, Ph.D. has written several books (translated to a total of fifteen languages) about the evolution of the consciousness and the quantum field that underlies this: The Mayan Calendar (Garev 2001), The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness (Inner Traditions, 2004), The Purposeful Universe (Inner Traditions, 2009), The Global Mind and the Rise of Civilization- The Quantum Evolution of Consciousness (Inner Traditions, June 2016) and The Nine Waves of Creation – Quantum Physics, Holographic Evolution and the Destiny of Humanity (Inner Traditions, December 2016). His web site is www.calleman.com.
© Carl Johan Calleman, 2016.
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