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Carlos Barrios

Carlos Barrios was born into a Spanish family on El Altiplano, the highlands of Guatemala. His home was in Huehuetenango, also the dwelling place of the Maya Mam tribe. With other Maya and other indigenous tradition keepers, the Mam carry part of the old ways on Turtle Island (North America). They are keepers of time, authorities on remarkable calendars that are ancient, elegant and relevant.

Mr. Barrios is a historian, an anthropologist and investigator.   After studying with traditional elders for 25 years since the age of 19, he has also became a Mayan Ajq'ij, a ceremonial priest and spiritual guide, Eagle Clan. Years ago, along with his brother, Gerardo, Carlos initiated an investigation into the different Mayan calendars.

Other people write about prophecy in the name of the Maya. They say that the world will end in December 2012.

 The world will not end. It will be transformed

The Mayan Calendars comprehension of time, seasons, and cycles has proven itself to be vast and sophisticated. The Maya understand 17 different calendars, some of them charting time accurately over a span of more than ten million years.   he calendar that has steadily drawn global attention since 1987 is called the Tzolk'in or Cholq'ij.   Devised ages ago and based on the cycle of the Pleiades, it is still held as sacred.

The Maya termed the new era the Nine Bolomtikus (or nine Hells of 52 years each) as the nine cycles unfolded, land and freedom were taken from the native people. Disease and disrespect dominated. What began with the arrival of Cortez, lasted until August 16, 1987 - a date many people recall as Harmonic Convergence.

Since 1987 Mr. Barrios says that we have been in a time when the right arm of the materialistic world is disappearing, slowly but inevitable.  We are at the cusp of the era when peace begins and people live in harmony with the planet.

We are no longer in the World of the Fourth Sun, but we are not yet in the World of the Fifth Sun. This is the time in-between . . .  the time of transition.   As we pass through transition there is a colossal,  global convergence of environmental destruction, social chaos, war, and ongoing Earth changes.

Mayans view Dec. 21, 2012 as a rebirth, the start of the World of the Fifth Sun.

It will be the beginning of a new era resulting from and signified by the solar meridian crossing the galactic equator, and the earth aligning itself with the center of the galaxy.  At sunrise on December 21, 2012 for the first time in 26,000 years the Sun rises to conjunct the intersection of the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic.   Some observers say this alignment with the heart of the galaxy will open a channel for cosmic energy to flow through the earth, cleansing it and all LIFE, raising all to a higher level of vibration.

This process has already begun, Mr. Barrios suggested. "Change is accelerating now, and it will continue to accelerate." If the people of the earth can get to this 2012 date in good shape, without having destroyed too much of the planet, Mr. Barrios said, we will rise to a new, higher level.

But to get there we must transform enormously powerful forces that seek to block the way.  The date specified in the calendar Winter Solstice in the year 2012 does not mark the end of the world. Many outside people writing about the Mayan calendar sensationalize this date, but they do not know. The ones who know are the indigenous elders who are entrusted with keeping the tradition.

"Humanity will continue," Barrior contends, "but in a different way. Material structures will change. From this we will have the opportunity to be more human."

We are living in the most important era of the Mayan calendars and prophecies. All the prophecies of the world (all of the traditions) are now converging. 

The spiritual ideal of this era is action

Many powerful souls are here, now . . . with a lot of power. This is true on both sides, the light and the dark. Things will change, but it is up to the people how difficult or easy it is for the changes to come about.

The economy now is a fiction. The first five-year stretch of transition from August 1987 to August 1992 was the beginning of the destruction of the material world. We have progressed ten years deeper into the transition phase by now, and many of the so-called sources of financial stability are in fact hollow. The banks are weak. This is a delicate moment for them. They could crash globally if we don't pay attention. If the banks crash ... then we will be forced to rely on the land and our skills. The monetary systems will be in chaos, and we must then rely on our direct relationship with the Earth for our food and shelter.

The North and South Poles are both breaking up. The level of the water in the oceans is going to rise. But at the same time land in the ocean, especially near Cuba, is also going to rise.  


Right now each person and group is going his or her own way. There is hope if the people of the light can come together and unite in some way.

Reflecting on this, Mr. Barrios explained: "We live in a world of polarity: day and night, man and woman, positive and negative.  Light and darkness need each other.   They need to be in balance.

Just now the dark side is very strong and very clear about what they want.  They have their vision and their priorities clearly held . . . and also their own unique hierarchy. They are working in many ways so that we will NOT be able to connect with the spiral Fifth World in 2012."

There's a diversity of cultures and opinions . . .  so there is competition, diffusion, and no single focus."

As Mr. Barrios sees it, the dark side works to block fusion through denial and materialism.  It also works to destroy those who are working with the light to get the Earth to a higher level.  They like the energy of the old, declining Fourth World . . . the materialism. 
They do not want it to change. They do not want fusion. They want to stay at this level, and are afraid of the next level.

Because of "Free Choice," the dark power of the declining Fourth World cannot be destroyed or overpowered.   The dark can only be transformed when confronted with simplicity and open-heartedness. This is what leads to fusion . . .  a key concept for the World of the Fifth Sun.

Mr. Barrios said the emerging era of the Fifth Sun will call attention to a much-overlooked element. Whereas the four traditional elements of earth, air, fire and water have dominated various epochs in the past, there will be a fifth element to reckon with in the time of the Fifth Sun: ETHER.

Ether is a medium. It permeates all space and transmits waves of energy in a wide range of frequencies, from cell phones to human auras.  What is "ethereal" is related to the regions beyond earth: the heavens.   Ether (the element of the Fifth Sun) is celestial and lacking in material substance, but is no less real than wood, stone or flesh.

"Within the context of ether there can be a fusion of the polarities," Mr. Barrios said. "No more darkness or light in the people, but an uplifted fusion. But right now the realm of darkness is not interested in this. They are organized to block it. They seek to unbalance the Earth and its environment so we will not be ready for the alignment in 2012.  

“We need to work together for peace, and balance with the other side. We need to take care of the Earth that feeds and shelters us. We need to put our entire mind and heart into pursuing unity and fusion now, to confront the other side and preserve life."

"We can't play anymore. Our planet can either be renewed or ravaged. Now is the time to awaken and take action." Everyone is needed.  Everyone who is here now has an important purpose.  

“This is a challenging, but a special time. We have the opportunity for growth, but we must be ready for this moment in history."

"The prophesied changes are going to happen," he said "but our attitude and actions determine how harsh or mild they are."   We need to act, to make changes, and to elect people to represent us who understand and who will take political action to respect the earth.  

Meditation and spiritual practice are good, but also action.  It's very important to be clear about who you are, and also about your relation to the Earth.   Develop yourself according to your own tradition and the call of your heart.   But remember to respect differences, and strive for unity.  

Eat wisely. A lot of food is corrupt in either subtle or gross ways.   Pay attention to what you are taking into your body.   Learn to preserve food, and to conserve energy.   Learn some good breathing techniques, so you have mastery of your breath.  

We live in a world of energy. An important task at this time is to learn to sense the energy of everyone and everything: people, plants, animals. This becomes increasingly important as we draw close to the World of the Fifth Sun, for it is associated with the element ether - the realm where energy lives and weaves.

 Go to the sacred places of the earth to pray for peace, and have respect for the Earth that gives us our food, clothing, and shelter. We need to reactivate the energy of these sacred places. That is our work.  

We have work to do.  According to Mr. Barrios this is a crucially important moment for humanity, and for earth.   Each person is important.  Those who are here now have spiritual work to do balancing the planet.

 The Maya have long appreciated and respected that there are other colors, other races, and other spiritual systems. "They know," he said, "that the destiny of the Mayan world is related to the destiny of the whole world."  

"The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. . . . .  Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness and Hope.  It's not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It's encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way."