Global Economy: What Is the Mayan 5th Night Suggesting?

London, UK - 17th August 2011, 21:35 GMT

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A number of distinguished members of the ATCA 5000 from around the world have pointed out that the Mayan Calendar's 5th Night of the 9th wave starts as of August 18th 2011 and some are wondering what this energy will carry. We are conscious that many distinguished members remain agnostic or doubtful in regard to the significance of Mayan artefacts and we respect their skepticism. Nevertheless, given that ATCA investigates asymmetric threats and opportunities, we feel it appropriate to examine the potential significance of this global event as an interesting curiosity.

What does the 5th Night of the 9th Wave herald?

New Beginning

Historically, 5th Nights in the Mayan calendar’s waves are periods of disintegration of an old civilization and the creation of a bridge to a new one. According to Mayan tradition, 5th Nights are ruled by the energy of Tezcatlipoca, the deity of darkness. To the Maya such deities were symbolic of certain eras that followed one after the other in a large scale cosmic plan. Here is a list of the previous 5th Nights according to the Mayan calendar:

1. 5th Night from 434 to 829 AD: Collapse of the Western Roman Empire and Dark Ages. (6th Wave)

2. 5th Night from 1932-1952 AD: Great Depression, Second World War and a myriad other geo-strategic crises around the world. (7th Wave)

3. 5th Night from November 19th, 2007 to November 13th, 2008: Stock market and financial collapse of 2008 including Lehman Brothers and the unprecedented contraction in world trade. (8th Wave)

4. 5th Night from August 18th to September 4th, 2011: What happens next? (9th Wave)

The Mayan calendar is comprised of 9 waves or steps of 13 periods. Each of the successive 9 waves are 20 times shorter than the previous wave. The steps of 13 periods are divided into 7 Days and 6 Nights. Each Day or Night has its own character. The 5th Night means a "Dark Age" with some kind of destruction and without exception it has meant a sharp economic decline. The similarities of the effects of this 5th Night have not been easily visible because as can be seen from the examples given, it has different durations in different waves. The frequency of the waves increases at the higher levels because time accelerates in the Mayan calendar system.

Dr Carl Johan Calleman, a distinguished member of the ATCA 5000, presently based in Paris, states:

"To some this downturn may seem like a destructive event, but from the perspective of the emergence of unity consciousness, which is the chief purpose of the Ninth wave, this economic crisis is actually a constructive event that paves the way for the civilization of the future. Based on that assumption it can actually be said that the development of this economic crisis, triggered by the Fifth Day (July 31st - August 17th, 2011) has followed the Mayan calendar with exceptional precision. In the Fifth Day the stability of several major European banks has been seriously threatened and government leaders are now in constant teleconferences to discuss how to handle the crisis. The US, on its part, has lost its status as AAA and 7 trillion dollars of stock value has gone up in smoke. So far the economic crisis has mostly been ‘on paper,’ but as the Fifth Night begins the ‘real’ economy will be affected and leave the old paradigm behind in a very fundamental way."


While the ATCA 5000 is agnostic to the hypothetical interpretation of the Mayan civilization and its artefacts, it would be interesting to observe how global events unfold between August 18th and September 4th per the 5th Night of the 9th wave of the Mayan calendar.


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