Decoding the Lost World of the Maya
Maya were capable mathematicians & astronomers
“After about a year of intense mathematical analysis and geometric interpretation, my initial intuitive hunch is confirmed.” – Lindsay McAuley
The Temple of Kukulkan in Mexico is an enigma.
“This book will make the temple even more of an enigma. My research concerns the methods by which the Maya incorporated time within architecture. They used a profound technique by integrating a physical linear measurement with their calendar.” – Lindsay McAuley
The Hypothetical of the Ark, the Rod & the Boat
“I met Captain Philip Beale in Gosport in England and discussed my theory in brief. A few months later, in September 2019, by the winds of chance, there I was in Carthage, Tunisia. It was from this country that the Phoenicia was to begin its official voyage across the Atlantic Ocean” – Lindsay McAuley
by Lindsay McAuley
Standing at the base of one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, I experienced a strange feeling. Somehow, I had a sense I knew what happened there thousands of years earlier. I had a perception, although somewhat vague, about the foundation behind the design. I knew what lay mathematically underneath the facade of stone. Mysteriously, I felt I had either lived there at some point in the distant past or been transported back through time unconsciously.
To this day I cannot explain how all this came about. I am still without the full complement of words to describe the sensation. What started out as a routine holiday to Mexico for my wife and me rapidly turned into a life-changing journey of altered consciousness for myself. Since then, I have been remembering my way back little by little. Without a doubt, I know I have been part of a miraculous process.
Then the pathway of documenting my experience began.
I never dreamed even as recently as two years before this book was published that I would be writing about Mesoamerican history or exploring ancient biblical events. My predominant interests are art and astronomy, and yet, from somewhere out of the blue, this book has arrived. It certainly has taken me on a journey, mentally, physically and spiritually.
You are invited to come with me through several countries and two continents as I travel into the distant past.
I search for a lost tribe that I never knew I was looking for until information came to me of their possible existence. This involved a 91-kilometre trek through the jungles of Guatemala, a trip to North Africa, and then a cruise across the Caribbean on a 2600-year-old Phoenician replica sailing ship. Still further, I travel deep within the recesses of memory.
All this, then to be handed a message by an unexpected chance encounter from someone who gave me a reminder of how life should be lived.
This is one of life’s greatest lessons, medically proven, scientifically sound, and which I have as a gift to share with you.
To some extent, I believe much of this work is born of some kind of psychic phenomena. Should I say divine intervention? Perhaps not. I will leave you to be the judge about that. Definitely, providence was at work behind the scenes.
After about a year of intense mathematical analysis and geometric interpretation, my initial intuitive hunch is confirmed.
With 99.5% accuracy, I am now able to calculate various time periods from the Maya calendar that are concealed in the ratios and proportions of the Temple of Kukulkan at Chichen Itza, Mexico.
This proves there was a complex intelligence at work with a clear intent behind the design. It is already understood the ancient Maya were capable mathematicians and astronomers.
Equally significant, and controversial to say the least, is what lies at the heart of the design foundation of this ancient landmark. I have discovered a geometric symbol, or more accurately, I should say it has been revealed to me.
This image seems so mysteriously out of place with the local culture, yet is mathematically aligned perfectly with the architecture.
It almost defies logic. My research suggests there was a collaboration between two distinct ancient civilisations, one from across the Atlantic Ocean.
The means to explore connections between ancient Maya architecture and Mediterranean mysticism is mathematics.
I have acquired a reason- able skill at this discipline via a sudden and steep learning curve over recent years. The mathematics of measurement is the anchor holding this story together.
Attempts to prove archaeological evidence or theories are often vigorously contested as being subjective, speculative or anecdotal.
However, it is difficult to argue with numbers that have their own built- in defence mechanism. If it adds up, then it adds up. End of argument.
In this book, you will discover the extreme lengths I went to and understand why I felt compelled to document this information.
There were several challenges I had to overcome to bring this book into reality.
My family, who thought I had gone a bit strange—they already know I am different.
The isolation of writing on this subject with nobody in my vicinity with similar interests—several friends tested my resolve by questioning who would be interested in this content and why bother troubling myself. Finally, these hurdles were minor compared with my own struggle wondering if it were true. Had I really gone a bit strange? This is the reason I have “personal odyssey” in the book’s title.
I believe without a doubt this research significantly enriches our current understanding of the intellectual capacity of the ancient Maya.
As well, this book provides the strongest evidence to date of foreign influence in pre-Columbian Mesoamerican history.
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What secrets lie within an Ancient Temple?
Mysterious and intelligently designed, the Temple of Kukulkan in Mexico is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. A remnant of the lost world of the Maya, it holds a codified secret from the past revealed here for the first time in almost 2000 years. A message for us all at this pivotal point in human history. That secret is recorded with logical and detailed analysis in a book, Decoding the Lost World of the Maya.
Using intuition combined with meticulous mathematical and historical analysis, Australian author and visual artist Lindsay McAuley, believes he has deciphered how the designers of the Temple of Kukulkan accurately integrated several cycles from the Maya calendar within its architecture. But did they build this temple alone? He believes this research stands as the most credible new evidence of foreign contact with Pre-Columbian America yet documented.
A modern version of an ancient archaeological site.
I produced this sculptural artwork in 2015 as part of my attempt to revitalise an understanding of the benefits of creating a built environment which links the cosmos to the landscape.
This art concept seeks to revitalise in the wider community the importance of this early science and cosmological thought. The Solar Skyharp sculptural artwork harnesses existing concepts of archeoastronomy in design orientation as well as integrating new research using a synergy of mathematics and geometry. Its orientation and design aligns with astronomical movements such as the equinox and solstice as well as physical planetary ratios.
I believe it was the process of creating this work which in some way facilitated my sensibility toward deciphering the Maya calendar time cycles within the Temple of Kukulkan in Mexico. So, in a sense, this work led to writing the book, Decoding the Lost World of the Maya.
This sound recording was produced by placing a microphone inside the Skyharp circles.
Aeolian harps, named after the Greek god of Wind, Aeolus, first appeared in the ancient Grecian culture circa 6 BC.
You are invited
Measuring the vibe
You are invited to come with me through several countries and two continents as I travel into the distant past. This involved a 91-kilometre trek through the jungles of Guatemala, a trip to North Africa, and then a cruise across the Caribbean on a 2600-year-old Phoenician replica sailing ship. Still further, I travel deep within the recesses of memory.
The Temple of Kukulkan in Mexico on the Yucatán Peninsula is an enigma. In fact, much of the Maya civilisation in general is difficult to comprehend from a modern point of view. Their lifestyle was bound by certain cultural priorities that seem alien to us. They lived by time. We do as well. However, we are forced to by the social conditioning and environment we live in. They perceived time from a religious, spiritual point of view. Each day was significant. Every day was numbered within a complex, intricate system of counting. This became known as the Maya calendar.
The Defining Measurement
Sometime between 400 CE and 800 CE, Chichen Itza on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico was built. It is a long way from Israel and Egypt. The vast Atlantic Ocean separates Central America from the Middle East by about 12,000 kilometres. The cubit was used on the Temple of Solomon in Israel. It is far too coincidental that this same standard was also developed by the Maya and used as a measurement in a Maya temple.
I suspect there was a collaboration of some kind.
Measuring the Invisible
At first glance, art and mathematics seem to be worlds apart. Yet they are harmoniously connected through the process of recognising and appreciating patterns. A single number is like a single colour. As more colours are added, the art begins to take form. With the increase in numbers, complex patterns emerge. Numbers start communicating back to us in the same way art is able to move the viewer emotionally. We are taken to a place we have never been. When geometry is integrated, the canvas is enriched. Then, further still, add architecture. The depth of the artwork of mathematics becomes vibrant, permanent and alive.
I was here
It is conceivable that someone would attempt the journey across the Atlantic Ocean, but if they did, why bother leaving a unit of measurement as a permanent reminder of their presence? Did they see it of paramount importance to purposely leave a record of where they went for future generations, a secret encoded in architecture? Perhaps. It seems extreme, to say the least… If it were a historical fact that this happened, then its value must have been deemed extremely high to be on the manifest of useful things to take on a long boat journey.
The Neurotransmitter Fix
The crescendo of the mobile band of noisy humans moved off into the (Guatemalan) jungle… I anticipated something would happen, and it did. A deer appeared in the distance; unaware I was there. As darkness gradually enveloped me, the deer was swallowed up by the forest… Setting my camera to automatic flash, I occasionally fired off a random shot in all four directions…
Then I noticed something in the camera review shots. Small points of light recorded in the digital image that I knew were not reflections. I was not alone.
The displaced people of today might also be called the lost tribes. Do all of us feel we are on earth in the wrong place, at the right time? If we all were able to go freely where we think we belong, then would the world change? A world without territorial borders where circumstances do not impede movement. A world where everyone is where they ought to be, where they should be. To be truly free without social conditioning or national restrictions. If we could just remember where that place is. Would that end the conflict that is characteristic of the human condition?
Under a Starless Sky
The sound of the ship leaving the water and crashing into the waves is thunderous. Boom … boom … boom! This is magnified below deck. How can a wooden boat take this kind of abuse? She is built as strong as an ox, but being totally waterproof is not one of her attributes. Water finds its way into the sleeping area from every accessible crevice. The smallest crack between the Mediterranean cedar becomes an opportunity for entering below deck without permission. We are invaded by a thousand tiny streams. Mercurial saltwater snakes infiltrate our domain determined to devour the Phoenicia, returning it and all of us back to a liquid state.
Remembering, Not Analysing
Memory is intangible, yet it exists. In our consciousness, images can be reactivated along with taste, smell & sound. In a sense, we can time travel via our memory. We can return to different moments in our lives & recall the faces of loved ones or experiences. We can move through time and space in our imagination… We don’t need to experience physical relocation as is often associated with the concept of time travel. Time travelling using our memory is completely different from moving our molecular structure & having to reconstruct it when we get there. Using shared memory would be a much simpler process to explore history… We are not altering our grandfather’s decision-making processes. Just a little mind-reading, that’s all.
Is this the Warning of the Art of Aquarius?
So, another Pandora’s box is now open, not only concerning the possible geometric origin of the Maya calendar but also forcing us to consider who devised it. I believe no particular civilisation or individual from the last 10,000-year epoch, that is, pre-Anthropocene, can take credit for devising the calendar. I believe it is much older. What I am suggesting is that before the hunter-gatherer era, from a long-forgotten history, remnants of the mathematics somehow survived through the ages in fragments. Then, it was remembered by the Olmec and other civilisations such as the Maya and the Aztec.
I purchased the limited edition, my book was beautifully signed by the author. What a remarkable story! I was amazed though every bit of this book. The calculations are eye opening to say the least. I truly believe this book has been passed on to the author, what an honor to be a medium for this information.
Scientific evidence suggests we are physiologically and psychologically designed to care for each other’s wellbeing.
This project is about promoting the serotonin chemical and spreading it around the world like a pandemic, the vehicle, a houseboat in Guatemala. Primarily, it serves two purposes. As well as increasing consciousness of the benefits this chemical, this tourism-based project is a fundraising mechanism for disadvantaged women with children of Maya ancestry. The name of the houseboat is Serotonin. The Serotonin Project also serves to highlight the fact the Maya
The human body
The human body is a remarkable instrument.
Medical science is continually making new discoveries. There is research evidence on brain chemicals at work in the human body which scientists have dubbed the ‘happiness chemical’.
A chemical process is at work in the brain that most of us are unaware of. Our brains are physiologically designed to release chemicals into our body that make us feel good. Happiness is influenced by neurotransmitters released by nerve fibres.
Our body produces hundreds of neurochemicals, of which only a small fraction have been identified. There is one that relates to the feeling of mental satisfaction and wellbeing, the chemical released that makes us feel good when we do something perceived to be beneficial for someone else. Its serotonin. This neurotransmitter circulates in the blood throughout the central nervous system.
Essentially, it is a scientific fact we are intrinsically designed to help our fellow human beings because, chemically, it makes us feel good. Empathy, compassion, and all those other nice words are really about ourselves in a sense. If we want to feel better about ourselves, we should try to help someone else. Forget the social conditioning.
Promoting the serotonin chemical
It serves two purposes
This project is about promoting the serotonin chemical and spreading it around the world like a pandemic, the vehicle, a houseboat in Guatemala. Primarily, it serves two purposes. As well as increasing consciousness of the benefits this chemical, this tourism-based project is a fundraising mechanism for disadvantaged women with children of Maya ancestry. The name of the houseboat is Serotonin. The Serotonin Project also serves to highlight the fact the Maya are still a vibrant community who need the support of the world community. As American actor, John Travolta once said during a televised news story, upon landing in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina devastated the region in 2005, “If we have the means, then we have the obligation.”
This project is evolving from the kernel of an idea. At present it is just an altruistic vision. The design reflects the traditional Mayan thatched roof house. It is planned to locate the houseboat on a lake in Flores, Guatemala. Essentially, it is a rustic design with modern conveniences of suitable quality fitted out to a standard appealing to international tourists.
What have we learned from this?
Eventually, the Covid 19 virus may leave our lives and the world will return to some sort of new normality. Then, what have we learned from this. Having built a complex civilisation such as ours, chewing at earth’s resources like a hungry lion, we may be forced into a readjustment of values more quickly than anticipated. We are at a moment of imposed introspection, a chance to examine our worldview and values. Perhaps we are in social transition, from ‘dog eat dog’ to ‘dogs share bones’. As we watch from behind our curtains the events unfolding and changing rapidly before our eyes, we would do well to remember the experience of the Maya.
It is believed the Maya civilisation stopped abruptly and yet, the people survived and continue to this day. Ours may be facing the same sudden decline with a potential fall from the material mountain we have built so voraciously. They have already been through this. They have experienced it. The fall is built into their collective memory and yet, they are not extinct. The Mayan civilisation, renown as gifted mathematicians, astronomers and artists may not be over, it just went a little quiet for a while. These people still breath the air of their ancestors. Within the blood of their veins, ancient wisdom still flows.
Changes for the better
The Mayan descendants of the one of the greatest civilisations who have ever walked the earth are presently forced to walk the earth toward the US border.
That is so wrong. There are approximately 7 million living in Guatemala who are in a perilous situation. Because of violence, political corruption and poverty, many are forced to leave their homeland.
The earth is ripe for a fundamental change in social values and its obvious our leaders need some advice and assistance. Who better to call on at this pivotal junction in human history. We need the wisdom of the Maya now more than ever and perhaps it is they who will help humanity survive this and continue as a species.
Let us see if the Serotonin Project becomes contagious.
Over time, it is hoped this concept will attract the right people who are experienced at administration where funds are directed ethically and legally. Once established, the project should be handed over to the local Maya community for them to operate autonomously.
It is estimated it may take at least a year or more for this project to have the foundation laid in terms of administrative structure and local approval. By then, it is hoped the Covid 19 virus will be a thing of the past. If you are interested in this worthwhile endeavour and have some related experience in this field of setting up an operation such as this or, feel this idea has value, please contact me. Email. email@example.com
Let us see if the Serotonin Project becomes contagious.