Message of Cycle 23
Decoding the Mayan 'Double-Sun'
By Goro Adachi
May 24, 2002
According to the incredibly
sophisticated and accurate calendar of the Maya from Central America,
one of the most mysterious ancient civilizations rivaling ancient Egypt,
we are currently living in the 'fifth age of the sun' which began on
August 12, 3114 BC -- a date designated the 'Birth of Venus'. According
to Mayan tradition, the previous four ages ended in great cataclysms,
leaving only a small number of survivors, not unlike the biblical tale
of Noah. This arcane view certainly makes us curious and somewhat
nervous about the projected ending date of the current, the fifth, age
of the sun. When one finds out when this termination point actually is,
the nervousness shoots up into the realm of worry. The Mayan calendar
is now even beginning to
enter the public consciousness at large, as this very subject was, for
example, a key theme incorporated into the final episode of the popular
'paranormal' TV show The X-Files aired May 19, 2002. As we get
closer to the ending date of the calendar, we are sure to hear a
lot more about it from various sources.
On '9-11', the world -- and
especially the US, the New World -- has realized just how a seemingly
stable and proud system or world view can be made so fragile and
overwhelmed in one day. The possibility of the world crumbling into
total chaos is no longer a farfetched movie scenario but a uncomfortably
realistic prospect. And just in time for this paradigm shift, the world
is to be made aware that 'the end of the world' as foreseen by the Maya
is rapidly approaching us. On December 22, 2012, about ten years from
now, the timeline of the 'fifth age of the sun' will terminate. The
redden sun has reached the western horizon and is about to go under.
What does this mean? Are we talking
about a literal annihilation of human
civilization or could it be more metaphorical? No one really knows. It
is my view, however, and it is sensible, that the more insights we have
into the situation/pattern, the more metaphorical the manifestation of
the projected pattern will be. Or in simpler terms -- more preparation,
I am not writing this article out of
fear or survivalist mentality, however. (I am not one of those who
animalistically think survival is/should be our highest priority.)
Instead, I was prompted to write this piece because I detected a
significant pattern that coherently links
the underlying esoteric themes of today's events discussed in my
previous articles and the Mayan calendar. While I had originally
been viewing the projected ending date as something conceptually
akin to the equinoxes/solstices -- in that they astronomically yield
specific dates but only approximately mark the change of seasons -- the
new findings have pushed me to reconsider my position and theorize that
the calendar is counting down to a specific event of profound
The '9-11' event, it now appears,
was only a part of the sequence of events leading up to a culmination
Two Suns, Two Years
It was prophetic Quatrains X-72 and II-41 of
Nostradamus, curiously enough, that helped me 'see the light'.
explained in depth before in my previous articles (The
Labour of the Sun and Rex
Deux), X-72's infamous line, '1999 seven months', could actually
'2001 September' for certain calendrical reasons, and the whole quatrain, when decoded, would directly
relate to the
'9-11' attacks. (See Labour
L'an mil neuf cens nonante neuf sept mois,
Du ciel viendra vn grand Roy d'effrayeur:
Resusciter le grand Roy d'Angolmois,
Auant apres Mars regner par bon-heur.
The year 1999 seven months,
From the sky will come a great King of terror:
To bring back to life the great King of
Before after Mars to reign by good luck
The curious 2-year offset between
1999 and 2001 observed here was found to be nicely reflected by various other aspects.
For instance, we had the huge 'II' shape (i.e. '2') of the WTC twin towers, and
the twin nature of Hercules, the mythological character associated with the antediluvian/'Atlantean'
pillars which in turn were discerned to be analogous to the WTC towers. Hercules
in particular was found
to be of great metaphoric significance for 9-11 -- because just as '11' was
a key number encoded in the whole event (i.e. an airplane Flight 11
crashing into a 110-story towers visually forming '11' on the 11th day
of the month, etc.), it was during Hercules' '11th labor' that he
directly interacted with Atlas (the first king of Atlantis) in Greek
mythology -- thus reinforcing the view that the 'Pillars of Hercules' (=
'Atlantean' pillars) represent the archetypal WTC towers. Hercules
being a personification of the sun, moreover, resonates well with
the fact that the Egyptian death-god Osiris was both associated with the
black sun and described as the 'Lord of Terror' as in the 'King of
terror' of X-72. The correlation becomes stronger when added that there was a major total solar
eclipse (i.e. a 'black sun') in August of 1999 (= '1999'+'7 months', as
per X-72). Also, similarly, the Great Sphinx represented both the
embodiment of the sun and the 'Father of Terror'.
From these associations, it was
inferred that Hercules was both a 'twin' and the 'sun'. And this brought us to the next phase
of interpretation involving Quatrain II-41. First, it was determined that
Hercules represented, at least in our context, a form of 'double sun'.
This was supported by the sphinx, associated with Hercules,
traditionally found in pairs -- thus signifying 'two suns'. And 'two
sun' could be reasonably interpreted as 'two years' to corroborate the
'2-year offset scheme' of X-72. After this, we were naturally led to
II-41, one of the quatrains I had personally considered applicable to
our own era, long before 9/11. Line 2 of the quatrain reads 'the cloud will make two
Century II - 41
La grand' estoille par sept jours bruslera,
Nuee fera deux soleils apparoir:
Le gros mastin toute nuit hurlera,
Quand grand pontife changera de terroir.
The great star will burn for seven days,
The cloud will make two suns appear:
The large mastiff will howl all night
When the great pontiff changes his abode.
Lines 1 and 2 complement the
correlation as these strongly evoke the 'great star' (the brightest
star) Sirius. It is commonly known as the 'Dog Star' as in 'the large
(Line 3), and in ancient Egypt the star was called Sept, which in turn
would denote 'seven' as in 'seven days' (Line 1). Also, as explained in Labour,
Sirius' heliacal rising -- an extremely important astronomical event for
ancient Egyptians -- signified 'the 1st day of the 1st month of Thoth',
which was the New Year's Day of the ancient Egyptian calendar. During the
early Christian times this special day took place on the Gregorian
September 11th, and this caused the Coptic/Christian-Egyptian (as well
as Ethiopian) calendar to fix its New Year's Day on September 11
(Gregorian), and this is the case to this day. Sirius, alluded to by II-41,
is therefore very much linked to what has now become a date of infamy,
'9-11'. This consequently implies that the initial 'double sun'
correlation was indeed valid.
As for Line 4 which indicates a change
of the papacy, it was pointed out that the current pope, John Paul II,
is given the motto 'De Labore Solis'
('From the Labor of the Sun') by St. Malachy's prophetic list
of popes. (I personally tend to agree with the view that this
remarkably accurate prophetic list was actually composed by
Nostradamus.) Needless to say, the motto not only
conforms to the underlying 'sun' theme, but it even resonates
specifically with the aforementioned 'labor of Hercules' (since Hercules =
11th of which was found inseparable from the 9-11 event!
Moreover, the motto has also been interpreted to denote 'Of the Eclipse
of the Sun' (indeed, JPII was born during an eclipse) -- in which case, it would again congruently conform to the
'black sun' theme and the total solar eclipse of August 1999. So, it was confirmed
on multiple levels that there was a strong connection between II-41,
X-72, and the 9/11 terrorism.
The prophetic implication of this
was that Pope JPII would be replaced by a new pope in the very near
future to coincide with the aftermath of 9-11. And seemingly as a
foreshadow, the Church, especially in the US, suddenly found itself in
serious trouble as we entered the year 2002 (i.e. the sexual abuse
scandal). At first, I was just amused to see the apparent manifestation
of the projected pattern and wondered how it would culminate in the exit
of JPII. Then, something got my attention and it caused a shift in my
perspective. I began to see a bigger picture as well a more focused
context and pattern for the on-going world events.
Seeing the Light
The more I looked into the 9-11
event, the more 'prophetic' it became -- both in the sense that it
strongly interacted with 'prophecies' made in the past and the sense
that the event itself was a coded 'prophecy' for the future. And as I
became more aware of the latter implication, I noticed something that I
felt I should have noticed long time ago. This was that by adding '11'
-- the encoded key number of 9/11 -- to the year of the event, 2001, one
would get '2012', which is none other than the ending date of the Mayan calendar.
Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not. But
consider the following. Just as the number '11' is found to be inseparable from the
sun, so is the Mayan calendar which, as ingeniously decoded by researcher Maurice
essentially represents a time-keeping system for the sun, the
sunspot activity, which is known to have an 11-year cycle! The fact
that the Mayan calendar was also used to calculate and predict solar
eclipses adds to the coherence as we have already noted the prophetic significance
of the 1999 total eclipse.
In The Mayan Prophecies
(1995), Cotterell revealed his remarkable theory that the strange rhythm
of the Mayan calendar, which had perplexed all other investigators, actually
with the complex cycles of the solar magnetic fields which in turn would
produce 'sunspots', the dark spots on the surface of the sun.
It is scientifically known that
those sunspots spew out a lot of ions (charged particles) and affect the
magnetic field of the earth. More sunspots means more electrical
stuff/'solar wind' (solar flares and coronal mass ejections) emitted
outward to bombard the earth's magnetosphere. (The most visible effect of
this would be the aurora lights). Every 11 years, the sun reaches a 'solar maximum',
which is when the number of sunspots peaks, or when the
sun is the most active. Presently, in fact, we are undergoing the solar maximum of
'Cycle 23' -- though the peak was 'officially' reached in
mid-2000. This means that the next
solar maximum will be around 2012, the Mayan 'end date'!
What made the correlation even
more satisfying was the fact that the Mayan calendar was intimately
linked to the planet Venus -- as evidenced by the fact that the starting
date of the Calendar (Aug 13, 3114 BC) is called 'the Birth of Venus'. In esoteric tradition, Venus (along with
Sirius) is symbolized by a pentagram (five-pointed star). The pentagram
is obviously related geometrically to the pentagon -- and the 'Pentagon'
is of course none other than the third building hit in the 9/11 attacks.
What about the 2-year/'double-sun'
offset scheme that has been prophetically linked to 9/11? Remarkably,
we learn that the nature of the current solar maximum perfectly echoes
this strange theme. First, astronomers have noted that Cycle 23 active
at the present has a rare double-peak
maximum. It was initially observed that the solar intensity crested,
rather prematurely, in April 2000 or so. And then, in early 2002, astronomers started to notice that
the sunspots were increasing again seemingly to a equally (if not more)
pronounced second peak, almost exactly 2 years after the first
peak. So, not only is
it a 'double sun' maximum, the twin peaks are even 'two suns' (2 years)
apart! This is a strong sign that we are onto something
Actually, as if these weren't enough, we
also find that there was a clear 'spike'
in the sunspot activity in the month of '9/11' as the graph (right)
The more we look, the more we realize that there is a close
relationship between the 'prophetic' events of our time and the changing
conditions of our sun.
What could all
It wasn't long before I began to
see further patterns and specific implications. I was to be exposed to a
very clear 'signal', a 'message', that could show us what would likely
transpire in the immediate future.
The Equidistant Sequence
I made a simple timeline on a
sheet of paper and then drew in the two 'double-sun' schemes -- that is,
the pair of X-72 (~Aug. 1999) and 9/11/01 separated by 2 years, and the
Cycle 23 maximum peaks similarly separated by 2 years (Apr. 2000 and
This helped me
visualize better the chronological mismatch between the two periods.
Although I had inferred that the two 'double sun' events were connected,
these overlapping periods were offset by 8 months. Why? Was this
some unintended distortion in the 'design' or was this a directive
misalignment leading us to the next revelation? I had to explore the
latter possibility as I knew from experience that this approach would often lead to
productive results. It was warranted especially in this case as there
was still a sense of intelligent design in the offset -- '8 months' was
exactly one third of '2 years'. And so I
studied the timeline closely to see if there was a further pattern just
beneath the 'surface'.
After some thinking, I
recalled that there was another major event that I had already
interpreted to be part of the 'double sun' theme. This was the 2000 US
presidential election -- an event that produced two winners or two
'suns'. The designation of the 'sun' here was supported by the fact that, for
example, the eye of the storm that was the 2000 election was Florida,
the 'Sunshine State'. Also, in a previous article I identified
Clinton as a version of Amenhotep III (historical Solomon) which made
his successor a version of Akhenaten (the Egyptian king who followed
Amenhotep III), often called the 'Sun King'. (The 'two
presidents' therefore had become analogous to 'two suns'. See The
Two Suns of Election MM for more details.)
Subsequently, I realized
that the timing of this event was right in the middle of the combined
timeframe of the other two 'double sun' events. In fact, it was placed
at the dead center. To visualize it better, I marked it on the
timeline -- and immediately emerged a great sense of order.
Then it hit me: this third 'double sun' event (Dec. 2000) was offset ~8
months from the nearest marked events on both sides. This meant, in
other words, that all of the events in the combined sequence, five in all, were equally
distanced, 8-month apart!
What made this more remarkable was
the fact that the rotation period of Venus, the planet intimately
associated with the Mayan calendar, is 243 earth-days -- that is, almost
exactly 8 months! (30x8=240.) Even Venus' orbital period around
the sun turned out to be 225 earth days (7.5 months), very close to 8
months. [Update: the number '225' reinforces the the 9-11
connection in that 2001 was the 225th year from the birth of US, 1776!] Additionally, there was the complementary fact that the 'tzolkin' cycle of 260
days was an essential element of the Mayan calendar -- actually
corresponding to the cycle of the interaction between the polar and
equatorial magnetic fields of the sun (as pointed out by Cotterell).
These correlations strongly
suggested to me that I was on the right track, and encouraged me to
To find more encoded patterns, I turned my attention to
the first of the
'double sun' sequence composite taking place circa Aug. 1999.
a conceptual 'preview' of its 'second peak' 2 years later, namely the
9/11 attacks. And this was not only in terms of X-72. Recently in May
2002, it was revealed that the first of the
warnings about the coming major terrorist attack, i.e. '9/11', emerged
in September 1999, exactly 2 years before 9/11.
So I naturally wondered
if this same concept could be applied to the twin peaks of Cycle 23.
First, I had to refresh my memory
regarding the world events at the time of the first solar peak in the
spring/summer of 2000. Internationally, the major news around that time was the
successive collapses of the critical Israel-Palestine peace talks in Israel
and later at Camp
David (US) mediated by Clinton and Albright (viewed as "the
last chance for peace").
Semi-internationally, dominating the news in the same timeframe was the
saga of the 'Cuban
boy' Elian Gonzales in US who
was eventually returned to Cuba. And Cuba was also a significant
place esoterically in the summer of 2000 as it was then that the
enigmatic underwater 'city' off the west coast of Cuba, widely
speculated to be the ruins of 'Atlantis', was first discovered
(investigation still continuing). So, it appeared that the first Cycle-23
peak was very 'Cuban' in nature and related to the Israeli-Palestinian
Now it was time to see if the
second sunspot peak reflected, or actualized, the 'warning'
of the first. Since the second peak is taking place right now
(spring/summer of 2002), we can actually just look around to see if this
may be the case. Though the time 'window' is still open as of this writing,
we have already witnessed a political focus suddenly placed on Cuba in
May. First, there was the historic visit of
ex-President Carter to Cuba, which was then closely followed by
President Bush addressing the
Cuban-Americans in Florida, giving a speech on US-Cuba relations.
And then the March and April of 2002 saw a major crisis
in Israel, which was so severe that the rest of the world was also
polarized and a lot of violence ensued. And we can also add that
investigators are returning to the Cuban-"Atlantean"
underwater city for more data in the same timeframe, and strangely the captured Taliban/Al Qaeda members
are being held at
'Camp X-Ray' in Cuba.
So, it appeared to me that there
was indeed a conceptual echo effect between the two sunspot peaks. But what
about the current crisis of the Church coinciding with the second peak?
It turns out that this does have important 'prophetic' implications, as we will see.
Based on the empirical
observations, it may be inferred that the 2000 US presidential election
will have an 'echo' exactly 2 years later and this is scheduled to take
place at the end of 2002.
What can this anticipated event
be? Obviously, the implication is that there is to be some kind of
election/voting that involves a major leader, or simply a change of
leadership. One possibility is that the US will have a new president
at/around the end of 2002.
December 2002, Republican Senate majority leader Trent Lott, i.e. the
leader of President Bush's political party, stepped
down unexpectedly amid a big controversy that erupted after he made a
seemingly racist statement in the same month. By vote, Bill Frist was
quickly elected as new leader of the Republican party.]
Another possibility, which I consider more
likely, is that we will see the exit of Pope John Paul II and the
election of the next pope. This derives from the close parallel detected
between US presidency and the papacy at this moment in history, as
discussed in the Two Suns article -- after all, both are inseparable from
Quatrain II-41. And especially because the last line of II-41 states:
"When the great pontiff changes his abode".
Indeed, in accordance with the suspected parallel, the same period of
December 2002 also saw the resignation
of Cardinal Law of Boston Archdiocese
(who is specifically named in this article below). It is very interesting
that although the US President and the Pope survived the 'December
window', the leaders just below them (Lott and Law) did make their exit
concurrently. Certainly, then,
we did indeed experience "a change of leadership" in the US and
the Church in this December.]
It should also be pointed out that
the prophetic motto assigned to Pope JPII, 'of the Labor of the Sun',
directly associates him with the current solar maximum which indeed is a
'labored' state of the sun. Combined with the pronounced twin
peaks of Cycle 23 (i.e. 'double sun'), it seems inevitable that JPII
comes to be involved in the current cycle... probably by making his
There is another reason why the
papacy/Church is likely to 'fulfill' the 2-year offset 'echo' of the
2000 presidential election. For this, we need to project the sequence
backwards just one step toward the past. By subtracting '8 months' from
the first event, Aug. 1999 (X-72), we arrive at December 1998.
Importantly, this is exactly two years away from the presidential
election -- thus effectively making it a 'reverse-echo' event. So what
happened in December 1998? The answer is: the historic impeachment
of President Clinton. Needless to say, there is strong resonance here;
after all, the impeachment was conceptually close to the presidency
ending. This was the little 'preview' of the succeeding events in the
Now, what is important here is
what led to Clinton's impeachment. It was, of course, the president's
sexual misconduct (involving a young intern, Monica Lewinsky), the news
of which broke in January of the same year
(on Drudge Report). Therefore, if we are to expect an amplified
'echo' in/around December 2002 of the 'impeachment', it is reasonable to
theorize that it is also to be preceded by a similar (but more serious)
development, i.e. a serious sexual scandal. Could it be just coincidence
that we are currently having the developing story of the sexual abuse of
children by Catholic priests? The current scandal even began in January
when Father Geoghan was convicted of sexually abusing a boy on January
18 (the news of Clinton's sex scandal broke on Jan. 19, '98).
This strongly suggests that things are moving toward the 'impeachment'
(i.e. the end) of the leadership of the Church, i.e. the Pope, near the
end of 2002. (Although it is also possible to interpret the 'leader' as
an American Cardinal namely Cardinal Law of Boston).
As already mentioned, Cardinal Law, named above, did step down in
December 2002, in precise accordance with the projection! In
retrospect, it appears that the 'echo effect' in this December window
was not an 'amplified' but downgraded (by just one step) event. Did the
number of people aware of the pattern reached a critical mass to
slightly alter the pattern?]
Personally, I find it very
unlikely that Pope JPII will stay in his office beyond 2002 (spring of
2003 at the latest), because as the 'Labor of the Sun'/'Solar Max' pope,
it won't be symbolically very coherent for him to make his exit when the
sun has become quiet. As he came into this world during a solar eclipse
(another manifestation of the expression 'labor of the sun'), it
would be symmetrically sound for him to exit in a similar symbolic context. My
bet, therefore, is on the current development leading directly or
indirectly to the pope leaving the office later this year. And it is
very possible, as explained in my previous articles, that the subsequent
papal election will produce 'two suns', either by ending up with two
contenders claiming to be the pope, or something else similar in
'It's the End of the World as We Know It, and I Feel Fine.'
Looking back, the controlled demolition
of the Russian space station Mir in spring 2001 was eerily
prophetic in that the name Mir means 'peace' and thus the end of
Mir symbolically denoted the 'end of peace', which indeed was to be the
case just several months later on 9/11. I was actually very much aware
of this doomy symbolism of the planned destruction of Mir as
early as 1999. In the Two Suns article, for example, I wrote:
"since the name Mir means 'peace', the
end of Mir has the ominous symbolic implication of the 'end of peace'".
And I had also noted that "the name Solomon, deriving from salaam,
[also] means 'peace'". This is important for in the same
article I conceptually equated both Clinton and Pope JPII with Solomon
(or Amenhotep III). Hence the 'end of peace' predicted by Mir and
realized on 9/11 was also hinting at the
imminent 'end of Pope John Paul II'. And congruently, we have earlier
compared the pope's end to the 'end' (i.e. impeachment) of the other
Even more ominously, the term
'Mir' can also denote 'world', which means that the destruction of Mir
was also the 'end of the world'. Perhaps this implication is applicable
to the next solar
maximum (Cycle 24) in 2012, when the world ends according to the Mayan
calendar. It may be inferred that the sequenced events of the Cycle 23
solar max represent the 'watered down'/metaphoric preview of what is
take place with the next peak of the sun that will in effect end the
My take on the coming 'end of the
world' is this. Based on the 'message' of Cycle 23, it is possible to
infer that what is to end in the next solar cycle, 24, would be the
United States and the Catholic Church -- the two that have come to
parallel each other in a prophetic context. In line with this
interpretation, the pope list of St. Malachy has only two (possibly one)
more popes to go after the current one. And as for America, I have other
tangible data (which I won't discuss here) that strongly suggests that
the United States' time is up at the beginning of the 21st century.
Basically here is how I tend to look at the situation: the United States
and the Church hit the iceberg during the peak of Cycle 23 (2001 +/-2
yr) and are now taking on water; and by the time of the peak of Cycle
24 around 2012, these titanic 'ships' will have gone vertical, sinking
straight down to the bottom of the abyss. I'm not saying that these
systems will cease to exist completely, but I would say at least their
'essence' will not be in existence soon after the end of this
There is, however, a little light
of hope in all this. The function of Mir did not simply cease to
exist; it was smoothly passed on to a new space station, the ISS
(International Space Station) which is currently under construction and
orbiting the earth. In other words, the symbolic message seems to be
that this is a time when the 'old world' ends and the 'new world'
begins. This is a time of transition, not the end. It is certainly fitting that the name 'ISS' is reminiscent of
'ISIS', the Egyptian goddess of rebirth and the personification of
Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. Indeed, as already
mentioned, the day of the 'rebirth' (heliacal rising) of Sirius would
correspond to the symbolic 'end date', 9/11. Like the phoenix, then, from the
ashes of destruction is to rise the next incarnation to usher in the new age.
(Here we come, Mars!)
Perhaps we are to learn from the
'message of Cycle 23' so that the 'end of the world' that the coming
peak of Cycle 24 is scheduled to bring about will not necessarily have
to be so literal. The more we become aware, the less physical/literal the
manifestation of the pattern becomes. [Update: Was
this concept demonstrated in December 2002?] Mankind, as is the sun, is in labor, and the
best we can do is to properly prepare - mentally, physically,
emotionally, and intellectually - for the inevitable. The pain will grow
in intensity, but it won't have to be deadly. It's just that it's
darkest before dawn.
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