The Thirteen Numbers and Their Powers
The numbers begin with the Yucatec Mayan name for the number followed by the Dreamspell name of the tone and the corresponding keywords. The summary gives an idea about how the numbers fit together in the Dreamspell system to create a progression that links the cycle of thirteen together.
Learning and experiencing the basics of the calendar is a direct way of gaining insight into the fundamental pattern of Mayan time. These rhythms, being unattached to the wheel of the year, are different from the days of the week or cycles of the seasons. This count of days is the building block of the Long Count and all the other Mayan calendars.
If 2012 is the end of time, it may be that it marks the ending of the global Gregorian monoculture, as well as the thirteen baktuns. The current global temporal monopoly is unprecedented in history, and the attention the existence of the Mayan calendar brings to the limitations of the current global calendar might mean it is not the only one to run out of days shortly. What is certain is that after 2012, the current cycle in the Mayan count of days ends. The remarkable culture of the classic Maya left no clues about what comes next, so there is a great opportunity for something new to emerge. A global calendar that in some way incorporates the Tzolkin would perhaps herald the beginning of a truly multicultural timing standard for a world needing to renew its vision.