Ancient Mayan culture still flourishes in Guatemala


The ancient civilization of the Mayans was once one of the most advanced cultures of the ancient world. The mysteries of the Mayan Pyramids, Mayan Crystal Skulls and Mayan Legends have endured for millennia. Now, there is a renewed interest in Mayan culture, particularly regarding the Mayan Calendar and ritual artifacts like the crystal skulls.

According to Mayan Legend, there will come a time when 13 ancient crystal skulls are reunited that can affect the Earth and the course of humanity. The story of Creation according to Mayan culture plays an integral part in daily Mayan living, so it is no surprise that the day the calendar ends plays an equally important role. This date is calculated as December 21, 2012 and there are many interpretations of 2012 Mayan prophecies.

Mayan culture specialist and Guatemalan crystal skull caretaker Lydia Trauttenberg travels the world sharing with people the importance of the Mayan heritage and what message it offers us for today. Lydia Trauttenberg believes, along with many Mayan elders, that crystal skulls may play a vital role in the reawakening of humanity.

Guatemala may contain some of the most authentically preserved Mayan sites, including numerous Mayan pyramids and temples. While other Mayan pyramids in Mexico may be more popular with tourists, the Mayan pyramids like Tikal can act as a portal to take you back in time.

Many people wonder what the ending of the Mayan calendar means for the Earth and what the year 2012 has in store for humanity. Psychic advice columnist Amazing Grace summarizes it as follows:

"The year 2012 marks the birth of a Golden Age, and a great transformation for consciousness on Earth. The transformation process always involves death and rebirth: the old must die so that the new may be born. The Mayan calendar, which began five thousand years ago, comes to an end on December 21, 2012, which is the Winter Solstice. This does not mark the end of the world, as some might fear, but perhaps the end of the world as we know it. The year 2012 marks the ushering in of a new dawn, a new era, and a new consciousness for many on Earth."