What is commonly known as the Aztek calendar has a name of its own!!!
Lo que es mundialmente y comunmente conocido como el "Calendario Azteka" tiene su propio nombre Tonalmachiotl...Tonal=Sol, Machiotl=/Machiote/Molde
El Molde de Sol
Now occupying center stage at the National Museum of Archaeology and History
in Chalpultepek Park in Mexico City; uncovered on December 17, 1790; sculpted in the year 13 AKATL, Reed, 1479; and containing milleniums of accumulated astronomical knowledge and wisdom spanning the continent stands the most enigmatic art/monument/icon in the world, the TONALMACHIOTL, universally known as the Aztek Calendar, the next logical step of the Maya Calendar; proven by modern scientific means to be the most precise calendar system invented by humankind.
Here we present only a brief introduction to the "Manner of Working" (as it was called by the oldest of our teachers) that we have been using to delve and understand the heart and mind of these extraordinary human beings who had reached their cosmic identity.
The written history of our ancestors and of their great territories, with little or a lot of their blood within us, has always had a pull or push on us, every one of us. Yet, mostly leaving everyone unable to answer: Who really were the Aztecs or where they came, the Olmek and Toltek were the same? The Maya came after who... and then Maya and Chichimeka Olmeka Tolteka, Azteka, Mixteka and Zatopek? A multitude of evidence shows traces of them and a variety of influences of our ancient people that inhabited this huge Western Hemisphere that indicate that there were many exchanges and encounters between all indigenous peoples to come to the conclusion that time is the common factor. So in common and together they dedicated themselves to learning to respect, take advantage of and win over time.
Now, let us present just a glimmer of the influence of our precious ancestors that we have access to, in hope that you make it yours because, in short, it is not an Aztek thing, nor a Mexican thing or Indian thing, it is the ANCIENT MEXIKA CHRONOLOGICAL SYSTEM: A Human Experience Towards Personal Transcendence, with Global Consequences.
That is our task.
Ahora ocupando un lugar
central en el Museo Nacional de Antropología e Historia
Aquí presentaremos solamente una pequeña introducción a la "Manera de Trabajar" (como le llamo el más anciano de nuestros maestros) que hemos venido usando nosotros para poder adentrarnos y entender el corazón y el pensamiento de eso extraordinarios seres humanos que lograron alcanzar su identidad cósmica.
La Historia escrita de nuestro nuestros antepasados y su gran territorio, aunque poquito o mucho de su sangre llevemos dentro, siempre a tenido un estire o empuje hacia nosotros cada uno. Mayormente dejándonos, a todos, sin poder contestar todavía: Quienes realmente fueron los Aztekas y de donde vinieron; los Tolteka y los Olmeka eran los mismos? Los Mayas vienen después de quien ...y lo Maya Olmeka y lo Chichimeka Tolteka, Azteka Mixteka y Zapoteka? Se encuentran sus rasgos en multitudes de nuestras antiguos pueblos que poblaron, a su manera, este enorme hemisferio occidental que indican que hubo gran intercambio y encuentros entre los pueblos autóctonos para llegar a la conclusión de que el tiempo es el factor común. Y así en común y juntos se dedicaron a aprender a respetar y aprovechar y granjear del tiempo.
Ahora, vamos a presentar sólo una muestra de la influencia de nuestros antepasados preciosos y que nosotros tenemos acceso a, con la esperanza de que lo hagan suyo, porque, en definitiva, no es una cosa de Azteka, ni una cosa de mexicanos o de los indios,. Es el ANTIGUO SISTEMA CRONOLOGICA MEXIKA: Una Experiencia Humana hacia la Trascendencia Personal, con Consecuencias Globales.
No es ni la primera ni la ultima palabra, solamente una manera de trabajar, eso es nuestra tarea.
Our most ancient ancestors became OLMEKATL, Ol(lin) = movement;
Mekatl = rope, when they began measuring and recording the changes in
nature and tying the movement of time in the cosmos.
Nuestros antepasados más antiguos se convirtieron en OLMEKATL, Ol (lin) = movimiento; Mekatl = cuerda, cuando se comenzó a medir y registrar los cambios en la naturaleza y la vinculación del movimiento del tiempo en el cosmos.
They were followed by our ancestors TOLTEKATL, the master craftmen that designed, built and created according to the measurement of their grandfathers. TOLTEK became synonymous for one who will not settle for second best, one who will give his/her best and all to whatever endeavor they are
involved with to work to their peak of capacity.
Ellos fueron seguidos por nuestros antepasados TOLTEKATL, los artesanos maestro que ha diseñado, construido y creado de acuerdo a la medición de sus abuelos. TOLTEK se convirtió en sinónimo de alguien que no se conforma con el segundo mejor, el que dará su / su mejor esfuerzo y todos los que cualquier esfuerzo que se
involucrados en trabajar para su máximo de capacidad.
Our ancestors from the MAYAB
set the perimeter for us and were entrusted with
leading us to the beginning of time and the end of the present cycle...
Finally, after milleniums the responsibility was passed onto our ancestors who reached the stage of AZTEKATL, Az= harmonious instruments, Tekatl= person of; they created that monumental talking stone, the TONALMACHIOTL that encompasses the secrets of the universe that allowed them to model their life in a perfect harmonious relationship of the rhthym of the human being in his mother's womb with those of nature and the earth at the Rhythm of the Cosmos.
Specifically, the TONALMACHIOTL measures the human gestation period of nine months, 260-273 days, called the TONALPOUALLI/TZOLKIN, in correlation with the period of the earth's translation around the Sun in a 365.25 day solar year. This period was recorded in 13 day cycles and when the child was born he or she was given the name and number of that particular 24 hour piece of time. The ancestors could identify the potential, qualities and capabilities that existed in that space of time, and this was the basis of his/her responsibility to everybody and everything that surrounded them. Mother and father were responsible for insuring their child grew up recognizing and knowing its potential and capacities and thus its responsibilities by maintaining the rhythm in which it was born.
This is not to be confused with a horoscope or superstition as it was not meant to measure luck, future nor destiny and it was not an obligation but a responsibility. Mother and father were given a cosmic profile that would aid and guide them in the raising of their child to be a positive contribution to the community. The readings continues to date!
Please be mindful that this is not an Aztek thing, nor a Mexican thing, and
neither is it an Indian thing but rather, this is the
ANCIENT MEXIKA CHRONOLOGICAL SYSTEM:
"A Human Experience towards Personal Transcendence".
It is Mexika because it was finalized and desiminated from modern day Mexico City, back then Mexiko Tenochtitlan, the headquarters of the Confederation of the Eagle and The Condor. This is the culmination of a collective continental experiment that crossed thousands of miles and peoples over thousands of years resulting in a Cosmic Identity and Responsibility to everything and everybody that surrounds one. Neither is this based on the color of your skin, eyes, nor your hair, but rather on that moment you took your first breath of life...this calendar is for and about you.
-Now you can learn how to read and use the calendar on a daily basis.
Even find the name of the year and the day,
you took your first breath of life on the TONALAMATL, and be prepared for a Re-entroduction to your Cosmic Identity and Responsibility.
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