In each culture the origins of civilization can be tied to the arising of one concept in the human mind: straight lines. Straight and perpendicular lines are not found in nature, so where did they come from? What shift in consciousness occurred around the globe that triggered the start of rectangular building methods and linear organization as well as written language, pyramid construction, mathematics, and art?
Outlining the historical, psychological, geophysical, and neurological roots of the modern human mind, Calleman shows how studying early civilizations offers a means of understanding the evolution of consciousness.
Carl Johan Calleman holds a Ph.D. in physical biology from the University of Stockholm. A leading expert on the Mayan Calendar, he is the author of The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness and The Purposeful Universe. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Acknowledgments Preface 1 The Dawn of the Human Mind Where Does the Human Mind Come From? The Great Pyramid Worldwide Pyramid Building as Related to the Mayan Long Count The Dramatic Event Activating the Global Mind The Worldview Maps of the Maya and the Aztecs The Significance of Straight and Perpendicular Lines Reflections of the Eight-Partitioning in the Near Orient Reflections of the Eight-Partitioning in the Far East Mathematical and Physical Constants Embedded in the Great Pyramid Aligning Society with the Powers of the Heavens How the New Organization of the Mind Created Civilization The Tower of Babel and the Flood The Later Fate of the Heavenly Eight-Partitioning Mind over Matter 2 The Mayan Calendar System: The Blueprint for the Continued Evolution of the Global Mind Field Physical versus Metaphysical Calendars The Original Function of the Ancient Mayan Calendar System Solving the Mayan Calendar The Continuing Rise and Fall of Civilizations The Unity of World History As Above, So Below The Hierarchical Organization of the Universe The Alternating Polarities of the Global Mind The Central Grid Line of the Eight-Partitioned Globe The Power of the Four Directions and the Rise of Europe Mathematical Proof 3 The Plumed Serpent: The Creator of the Calendar The Mesoamerican Context Who Was the Plumed Serpent, Really? The Symbolism of the Pyramid at Chichen Itza The Nine Winds Matrices of Creation The One and Only Sovereign Plumed Serpent The Mystery of Quetzalcoatl Explained 4 Caging In the Caveman Transitioning from Animal to Man The Fifth Wave of Evolution The Discovery of Cave Painting Who Were the "I's" That Painted in the Caves? Pre-Eight-Partitioning Art Why Did the Large Mammals Go Extinct? The Creation of the Agricultural Revolution by the Pre-Sixth Wave Mind The Erection of Megalithic Monuments The Unknown Powers of the Ancients Coming Full Circle The Plumed Serpent Flies East When Civilization Does Not Take Hold 5 Connection of the Global Mind to Earth Consciousness and the Mind The Pineal Gland The Seat of the Soul The Resonance of the Human Brain with Earth's Atmospheric-Geophysical System The Shells of Earth and the Nature of Mental States The Hemispheric Polarity of Earth's Inner Core Crystalline versus Smooth Thinking The Central Longitudes of the Western and the Eastern Hemispheres What Happens When Our Resonance with Earth Is Disturbed? The Brain as a Receiver for the Global Mind 6 Some Consequences of the Geometry of the Mind Sphere The Nature and Definition of the Human Mind History of Painted Art: Motifs and Realism History of Painted Art: The Three Dimensions of Space History of Calendars and Chronologies: The Linear Dimension of Time The Historical Role of the Written Language Writing as a Combined Effect of the Linear Dimensions of Space and Time History of Measurements: The Finite Radius of the Mind Sphere Money: History of Mental Comparisons Some Alienating Aspects of the Mind 7 Concluding Perspectives A Paradigm Shift at the End of the Thirteenth Baktun of the Long Count The Independent Origins of the Mind and the Brain The Sacred Geometry of the Global Mind An Alternative to the Conventional View of the Rise of Civilization Why Early Civilizations Did Not Emerge Earlier The Message of the Egyptian Pyramids The Universal Inspiration from the Global Mind Our Connection to Earth Normal "Paranormal" Phenomena The Quest for Immortality The Quantum Field of the Mind A Paradigm for the Transformation of Ourselves and Our World Summary of Conclusions Appendix 1 The 2011 Mayan Calendar Shift of the Ages Appendix 2 Short Summary of Biological Evolution Notes Bibliography Index About the Author