In the year 1519, the infamous conquistador Hernando
Cortés set sail with a Spanish expedition of
600 men and 20 horses to Mexico. He landed in Yucatan,
the territory of the Maya Indians.
The Mayas welcomed Cortés in the year of the
Venus transit as the Quetzalcoatl, the white bearded
and white skinned serpent God of the Aztecs. Quetzalcoatl
had left the Aztecs the prophecy of ‘13 Heavens
and 9 Hells’. After 13 Heavens he would return
and a period of 9 Hells would start. Heaven and Hell
cycles last exactly 52 years. (52 * 365 days of the
Mayan Haab calendar).
The Maya’s kindness was brutally answered with
gunfire. The first Mayan prophecy had come to pass;
Cortés’ arrival was the start of the genocide
of the Maya, the start of the 9 Hells. The Aztec leader,
Montezuma summoned not to resist the Quetzalcoatl and
this is why Cortés could conquer the Aztec empire
with only 600 men and 20 horses!
Like most of the indigenous American Indians, the Maya
were brutally murdered for the sake of advancement of
the Western world and the spreading of the enlightening
Christian ‘civilization’ to this savage
Although the Maya as a people have survived the Spanish
inquisition, the genocide continues even today. Many
Maya were murdered during the civil war in Guatemala
In the last decades scholars have discovered the treasures
the Mayan culture has in store for the world. Their
cultural heritage was almost lost during the Spanish
inquisition when Spanish Bishop Diego De Landa burned
all Mayan codices. Of all their sophisticated knowledge
written down on animal hides, the so-called codices,
only three were recovered. In addition a book that survived
is the Popul Vuh, a book written in Spanish by a Mayan
Indian shortly after the Spanish Conquest. The book
contains the creation myth and legends of the Indian
elders that had been transmitted orally from generation
It was only after WOII that the original Maya codices,
the inscriptions on the Maya temple complexes and their
calendar systems were deciphered. What impressed Western
scholars like Jose Arguelles and Maurice Cotterell,
was the precision of the Mayan Calendar systems based
on the orbital cycles of the moon, Venus and solar cycles.
According to Arguelles, the Mayan calendars follow a
natural cosmological rhythm of radiant cosmic energies
that influence live on Earth and since we adopted, the
Gregorian calendar, our cosmological clock is out of
sync. As a result we’ve ended up with a society
that has lost contact with Mother Nature.
The most important of the Mayan calendars is the Long
Count Calendar encoding the Great Year (One fifth of
the precession cycle of 25920 years). The Mayan Long
Count Calendar started in the year 3114 BC and will
end on the 21st of December 2012. According to the Mayan
prophet Lord Pacal (603-683 AD) this will mark the
end of time. It will not be the end of the world but
the time of a tremendous change in human consciousness.
The dominating masculine energies (left brain logic)
will merge with the feminine energies (right brain intuition)
ending confrontations in polarity and give birth to
a Oneness consciousness.
But before this change will take place, humanity will
be subjected to serious trails and tribulations that
will have a positive impact on human consciousness and
herald a time of peace and harmony after the turmoil
The Mayan people that have been victimized for so long
by our dominating Western civilisation, gathered in
1997 in Guatemala together with hundreds of other native
American Indians to heal the Earth and prepare for the
prophetic changes that lie ahead.
Dutch documentary filmmaker Wiek Lenssen was present
at this gathering to shoot a documentary motion picture
portraying these Mayan ceremonies. After a four-year
personal struggle to produce his film, the ‘Year
Zero’ finally made it to the International Documentary
Festival in 2001 in Amsterdam.
In the film, Mayan shaman Don Cirilo (Wandering Wolf)
explains how the world has been destroyed and re-created
four times. The Mayans call each re-created world a
new world or Sun. Wandering Wolf continues to explain
how their ancestors once lived in the land of Tulan
(Atlantis) that was destroyed during the Great Deluge
at the end of the 2nd Sun. The floods were caused by
a pole shift. After the Great Deluge their ancestors
fled to Yukatan Peninsula, Mexico. Don Cirilo claims
that the pyramids, part of their ancestral heritage
are still buried in the waters of the Bermuda Triangle.
Archaeologists have recently confirmed these claims;
they have found remains of what could be an antediluvian
civilisation (Atlantis?) in the waters of the Bermudas
and the Bimini islands.
Shaman Don Cirilo predicts changing weather patterns,
an upsurge in major earthquakes and volcanic eruptions,
and an economic collapse. Eventually in the year Zero
(2012), the Earth will be aligned to the central magnetic
axis of the Milky Way that will cause the magnetic poles
to flip again. The Sun will not be visible for 72 hours.
This will mark the start of a new Great cycle of 5200
years, the birth of a new Age or what the Egyptians
called the Zep Tepi, a first time.
What the film ‘The Year Zero’ clearly proves
is that the Maya prophecies are not some old forgotten
prophecies from the past, but are confirmed by Maya
and native America Indians today, who after recognising
the signs, have decided it is the time to bring them
to the West.