With the work of Dr. S. V. Smelyakov and Y. Karpenko on the Mayan calendar, we may well have the "smoking gun" to prove scientifically that a fundamental energetic change is occurring throughout our entire solar system at this time, fostering a crucial link between the sun, Earth and other planets and their effects on human consciousness.

Since distant ancient times, these prophesied changes have been associated with the culmination of a 25,920-year master cycle known as "precession." In Shift of the Ages, we demonstrate how this cycle can be seen in the long-term activity of the sun as well as the rotation of Earth's axis. We also show how the Mayan calendar cycle, at 5,125 years, is exactly one-fifth of the precession. John Major Jenkins has demonstrated that on December 21, 2012, the end-date for this cycle, the long-term "precessional" orientation of Earth's axis is perfectly aligned with the center of our galaxy. And now, Smelyakov et al. have added dramatic new evidence to the case in their paper "The Auric Time Scale and the Mayan Calendar." The article you are now reading is the first account of this groundbreaking study to be published worldwide, other than the paper itself, which has remained completely obscure to the Internet-based metaphysical culture at large. This is due to its degree of sophistication, making it almost indecipherable to those not educated in physics and mathematics.

Smelyakov's discovery is based on his earlier investigations of the ratio known as "phi" or the Golden Section and how it unifies and correlates the following phenomena:

* fundamental biological phenomena (cellular and physiological rhythms);

* cyclical events in botany (vegetative cycles, etc.);

* cycles in zoology (counts of livestock, number of fishes caught, etc.);

* meteorological (weather) cycles;

* the physics of the movements of the sun and Earth;

* the ebb and flow of human emotion as seen in financial market activities (Kondratiev cycle and others);

* historical events such as wars and population levels;

* cycles of criminal behavior;

* earthquakes and other natural disasters; and

* cycles of sudden variation in Carbon-14 radiation content in tree rings.

Those who have studied sacred geometry or read my books and/or others on the subject are well aware of the importance of the phi ratio, which has a value of 1.6180339. This ratio can be easily seen in the relationships between common "Diatonic" musical frequencies as well as the natural proportions of growing bacteria clusters, plant and animal life, and the human body. When drawn geometrically, phi appears as the classic spiral shape that we so often see on seashells at the beach. Furthermore, the importance of phi was enshrined in many ancient structures throughout the world. As a ratio, it perfectly balances the forces of expansion and contraction, which can be demonstrated geometrically or mathematically, and its connection to music shows that it is a fundamental characteristic of the behavior of vibration.

"The importance of phi was enshrined in many ancient structures throughout the world. As a ratio, it perfectly balances the forces of expansion and contraction, which can be demonstrated geometrically or mathematically, and its connection to music shows that it is a fundamental characteristic of the behavior of vibration."

Smelyakov and others assert that the vibrations of phi ripple through the very "fabric" of time and space, owing to its innate harmonic characteristics. In The Divine Cosmos, we explain how Russian scientists have determined that what we call "space" is not empty, but rather is filled with an energetic medium that Nikola Tesla suggested "behaves as a liquid to solid bodies, and as a solid to light and heat." The mysteries of the universe, all the way from the "flat" formation of the known universe to the anomalies of galaxy formation, the structure and function of our solar system, and even the world of quantum physics, can all be unified in a single, coherent model once we reintroduce this medium, which the ancient Greeks referred to as "aether." As detailed in our book Convergence III, many other mysteries of consciousness, life and "psychic" phenomena are explained by aether-based models as well, and the above list of phi-related cycles certainly adds to what the research has already determined.

Solar-planetary Synchronism

If we were to vibrate a fluid, we would see wavelengths appear with the simple phi relationship occurring between them. Similarly, the phi relationship can be observed in the cycles of our solar system. It appears that we have "ripples" of energy in our galaxy that we move through in set intervals of time which are based on phi and of which the Mayans were well aware, as we shall see. Smelyakov has determined that the entire solar system operates in a unified, harmonic fashion that he terms "Solar-planetary Synchronism" (SPS), whose values are all related to each other by the phi ratio. This work allows us to predict the exact orbit of a hypothetical planet "Proserpine" past Pluto at 510.9 years in length, as well as unifying the movements of the Asteroid Belt and the various cycles of solar activity with all other known harmonics (orbits) in the solar system. Furthermore, as noted, the same cycles can be shown to affect human life and economic trends.

These connections between various celestial and terrestrial cycles are discovered by taking a basic time unit and then expanding or contracting it by various exponential powers of phi, where phi^0 is equal to 1, phi^1 is the classic ratio of 1.6180339, and phi^-1 is .618. Overall, Smelyakov calls the various powers of phi the "Auric series," and assigns this series the letter F. Thus, F is a geometric progression as follows: F = {ÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬ÃÂ¦phi^-2, phi^-1, phi^0, phi^1, phi^2, ÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬ÃÂ¦}. This cycle potentially can expand infinitely in either the negative or positive direction.

To see Solar-planetary Synchronism in action, we begin by taking a given cycle in our solar system and assign it to the center of the Auric series at phi^0. An example would be to take one Earth year for this basic cycle. Doing so, we discover that phi^5 is 11.089, which is very close to the established value of 11.07 Earth years for the basic "sunspot cycle." This example shows us that the standard 11-year sunspot cycle is what Smelyakov would call the "fifth phi-harmonic" of Earth's orbit. Obviously, most people would not expect any connection between these two cycles, since the sun and planets are supposedly "separate." In the new model, they are very much integrated by aether. This is but one of many examples that show how our solar system works as a miraculously unified system, but in mainstream physics models that exclude the existence of aether, these connections are left unseen or ignored.

Smelyakov explains that most of the "phi-harmonics" that can be found in the solar system are based either on Earth's orbit of one year or the basic Sunspot cycle of 11.07 years. Either of these cycles can be used as the central point on which to calculate the harmonics of phi. When this is done, Smelyakov states that by taking various powers of phi or various powers of 2 x phi from these "seed" cycles of time, we get "most known basic periods in Nature and society from biology to geology, including economical cycles."

Smelyakov's literally Earth-shaking discovery involving the Mayan calendar cycle was found by a process similar to the above, where a given time cycle with a given start date is divided into "a sequence of intervals [within it that have a] duration decreasing [by phi]." Here it is important to remember that the entire cycle decreases to a certain final moment at the end of the cycle. Even though the phi-based series F can theoretically extend infinitely in either direction, when you are dealing with a series that is exponentially decreasing in duration, the cycle does converge on one end-point, simply representing smaller and smaller intervals of time in that moment. This would be the same as how the central point of the spiral on a seashell is theoretically infinite in its imploding "recursiveness," yet we nevertheless can clearly define the end of the seashell's spiral.

"Smelyakov applied the 'Auric series' F to the Mayan Calendar cycle. By doing so, the infinitely-converging end-point clustered around December 21, 2012. Thus, we see that the imploding phi cycle has clear effects on celestial objects in interplanetary space and the behavior of lifeforms in time. This might explain why the Mayans stated that 'time would collapse' at the end of their calendar cycle."

Smelyakov then applied the "Auric series" F to the Mayan calendar cycle. By doing so, the infinitely-converging end-point clustered around December 21, 2012. Thus, we see that the imploding phi cycle has clear effects on celestial objects in interplanetary space and the behavior of lifeforms in time. This might explain why the Mayans stated that "time would collapse" at the end of their calendar cycle. These connections have previously been intuitively suggested and explored by the late Terence McKenna in the "Timewave Zero" model, but there is still controversy over whether his discoveries are scientifically sound. With Smelyakov's additions, any remaining mystery is cleared away and a far more discrete, verifiable model is introduced to support the basic premise of an "imploding cycle" centering around 2012-13.

As mentioned, typically Smelyakov would take the value of Earth's orbit at one year or the value of the sunspot cycle at 11.07 years then plug it into the center of the Auric series [phi^0] to locate other cycles. With the Mayan calendar, the same process was performed, except that the total length of the Mayan calendar at 5,125.3661 years was used as the central time unit for the Auric series, and the various "harmonics" of phi, in years, were then calculated. The commonly-agreed start time of August 6-13, 3113 BC was used as the origin of the cycle. Smelyakov found "abrupt world-wide changes" at each of the cycle hit-points that were determined by this system. The categories Smelyakov correlated to the Auric series are:

* Global natural cataclysms [on Earth] and phenomena in space [supernovas of nearby stars within our own galaxy];

* The coming of great teachers of humanity, as well as outstanding philosophers and scientists;

* The origins of calendars (as systems for measuring time/space);

* Demographic trends (specified by the population of China as an indicator of world trends); and

* The formation and interaction of worldwide religious/philosophical systems and states.

Demographics

In order to give a complete background to his studies of history and show the overall ebb and flow of population levels and cultural centers, Smelyakov focuses on the population [demographic] statistics for China, since there is accurate census data that has remained unbroken for more than 2,000 years. He found that all of the most important demographic changes in China clustered precisely around the "hit points" as specified by the Auric Series of the Mayan calendar. The overall phases of civilization as seen in the Auric cycle include four principle phenomena:

1. Prolonged processes of condensation of centers of civilization;

2. Relatively short periods of founding of new cultures in some of these centers;

3. Violent flourishing and expansion of the new cultures separated from their "parents"; and

4. Rapid and unexpected decay and contraction or disappearance of the "parent" civilizations.

Since these effects are already well established, we can indeed expect a lot of global surprises in socio-political arenas in the next few years. Two "bifurcation points" of extreme change in 2003 and 2008 were established from ''studies of more local cycles of planetary movement as well as the statistically-estimated timing of the most significant population changes in China." There is no doubt that dramatic changes have already come into view since the publication of Smelyakov's work in 1999. The accuracy of his predictions is further enhanced by the fact that in December, 2000, he correctly pinpointed the September 11 date (within a ten-day window surrounding September 16) as an "extremely dangerous" time for humanity, associated with airplane or other crashes, economic failures, and warfare. Even the nations involved in the problem, including the USA, Israel and Afghanistan, were included in his prediction, which was mentioned in The Mountain Astrologer magazine