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Preface

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.

Distant past

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.

Phenomena

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.

 

Calculate

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.

 

Collaboration

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 reasonable 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.

 

Proof

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.

Challenges

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.

Evidence

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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Temple of Kukulcan, Chichen Itza - Decoding the Lost World of the Maya

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.

Temple of Kukulcan, Chichen Itza - Decoding the Lost World of the Maya

Chapter 1

Becoming Them

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.

Mayan Ruins - Decoding the Lost World of the Maya

Chapter 2

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.

Ancient Maya - Decoding the Lost World of the Maya

Chapter 3

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.

Ancient Stone Tablet - Decoding the Lost World of the Maya

Chapter 4

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.

Forest Bird - Decoding the Lost World of the Maya

Chapter 5

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.

 

Maya Civilization - Decoding the Lost World of the Maya

Chapter 6

Temporary Residence

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?

Ship Sail - Decoding the Lost World of the Maya

Chapter 7

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.

Forest Monkey - Decoding the Lost World of the Maya

Chapter 8

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.

Mexican Pyramids - Kukulcan Temple - Decoding the Lost World of the Maya

Chapter 9

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.

 

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