A model for the transformation of consciousness at the end of the Mayan calendar

William C. Treurniet, March, 2007

Summary. An energy model of a universal consciousness field was proposed by Calleman (2004) as an element of a cosmology underlying the Mayan calendar. The model proposes that the rate of creative processes has increased exponentially from the beginning of time to the present, and predicts a transformation of human consciousness when the Mayan calendar ends in the near future. Our understanding of the predicted transformation may be expanded by including a novel set of principles underlying reality described by Wilbert B. Smith. Smith was an engineer/scientist who was inspired by channeled information from alien contacts during the 1950's. It is proposed that a universal consciousness field currently maintains the integrity of reality while simultaneously inhibiting individual free will. As the end date of the calendar approaches, the influence of this field is expected to diminish as its frequency increases. The free will of individuals will come to dominate the controlling influence of the universal consciousness field. Smith's cosmology suggests that the consciousness of individuals could then directly affect the organization of reality, but would be unable to change its fundamental nature.

The end of the Mayan calendar sometime in 2011 or 2012 is said to be a time when human consciousness will be able to transform to a new level, and humankind can enter a different relationship with reality that is often called a state of enlightenment. Many, perhaps most, of us do not have a clear understanding of what this means. In most spiritual traditions, enlightenment is a state of connectedness with everyone and everything in the universe. In this state, the individual persists but the ego does not. Those most knowledgeable about the Mayan record associate the end date with the disappearance of hierarchical social structures and the emergence of ego-less partnerships. With the completion of the cosmic plan, people will recognize their divine nature and their proper place in the universe.

This paper discusses a new way to understand the process of transformation that appears to be accelerating toward completion at the end date of the Mayan calendar. Information from several sources is combined to yield a picture of what might occur. One source is the interpretation of the Mayan calendar presented by Carl Johan Calleman in The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness (2004). Another is my own research on the relationship of the calendar structure to earthquake activity. And a third source is Wilbert B. Smith's on-line essay, The New Science, which describes a novel set of principles underlying reality. The result is a deeper theoretical understanding of the process underlying the predicted transformation.

It is assumed in this paper that the basis of reality is some form of consciousness, either a universal consciousness field or a personal consciousness associated with individuals. Modern physics offers no better alternative theory for how reality came into existence. Mainstream physicists accept as a given our three-dimensional space although no explanation is given for its origin. It should not be too controversial, therefore, to propose a consciousness with an associated free will as an initial condition for the universe. In fact, this idea is not new from a philosophical perspective. For example, it is the theme of the book Transcendental Physics (2000) by Edward R. Close.

The Effect of a Universal Consciousness Field

Calleman presented evidence for the existence of a universal consciousness field which alternates in its creative intensity according to defined periods in the Mayan calendar. He further proposed that the consciousness field is mediated by the crystalline core of the earth. It follows that alternations of the field should modulate the core activation. Physical correlates of core activations should be most evident in the seismic activity of the earth's lower mantle adjacent to the core. Therefore, changes in the number of earthquakes in the lower mantle should occur in parallel with changes to the consciousness field. The correlation was predicted and shown to exist in my paper, Empirical support for the Mayan calendar. This observation led to a line of reasoning that helps to understand what may be involved in the anticipated transformation of human consciousness.

The reasoning is as follows.

  1. As maintained by Calleman and others, humanity has experienced throughout history the guiding influence of a universal consciousness field on our reality. Since we are a part of the creation, it follows that our own ability to create reality using our personal "free will" is strongly inhibited.

  2. There is a relationship between the proposed universal consciousness field and the level of earthquake activity in the mantle. More generally, this relationship is evidence that the field exercises control over the structure of the physical world; that is, our reality.

  3. According to Calleman's interpretation of the calendar, the influence of the universal consciousness field on the structure of reality should oscillate more rapidly as the end date approaches. If the rate of oscillation were to exceed the bandwidth capacity of the medium (i.e., the earth environment), the field should exercise less control over the structure of the physical world. We should then experience increased randomness and disorder in the environment, as well as a release from inhibition of our free will. The liberated free will would be an element of a transformed individual consciousness having more control over reality.

Connections to Wilbert Smith's The New Science

The transformed state of consciousness is without precedent, and most people will likely not be prepared to take on the task of continuous creation. Participating in the creation of a shared reality is an exhilarating prospect, but it is not clear what is to be done. Are there any rules or constraints that one should know about? Will it be easy or hard to create a coherent reality? We may have already received some theoretical insight with regard to such questions from Wilbert Smith, who presented a novel proposal for the nature of reality.

In his essay The New Science, Smith �advances a unified concept governing our awareness of reality, explains the generation of this reality, and describes the factors which mold it into the numerous forms in which we find it�. His approach �is unique � in bringing into play not only those factors which are usually considered as physical and material, but also the more subtle yet no less important influence of the mental and spiritual�. As shown in Table 1, reality is structured in The New Science on the basis of 12 orthogonal principles organized into four �fabrics�, each having three parameters. Each parameter is said to include all of the parameters that precede it.

Table 1. The 12 principles of the New Science
Fabric  Parameter 
Space  Length 
Field  Gradient 
Control  Randomness 
  Free Will 
Percipitation  Form 

The Space and Field fabrics are obvious principles for describing physical reality as we know it. The Length, Area, and Volume parameters of the Space fabric specify the 3-dimensional nature of our reality. The Gradient parameter of the Field fabric is a scalar that specifies the property of change, and is the basis for our experience of time. Divergence is a vector parameter that is the basis for electric fields, which spread out everywhere from points of reference. Curl is another vector parameter that, with the Divergence parameter, forms the basis for oriented magnetic fields.

The Control fabric deals with the role that free will plays in creation. The Randomness parameter is the basis for the unrestricted orientation that objects defined by the Space and Field fabrics can have. The existence of orientation introduces an asymmetry not present in operations on previous parameters. That is, not all orientations are equivalent. The parameter of Free Will addresses the need to choose from the non-symmetric alternatives. The Sequence parameter, which includes the previous element of free will, is the basis for order or specific arrangement in reality.

The Percipitation fabric contains the principles that permit the creation of matter. The Form parameter is the basis for the existence of boundaries in reality. The Multiplicity parameter permits the creation of more than one form, and enables the various elements of matter and energy to come into existence. The Aggregation parameter permits the assembly of these elements into purposeful structures, both animate and inanimate.

The set of principles takes on new meaning when it is recognized as a recipe for creating rather than merely describing reality. If we are to take an active role in creating the fundamentals of a complex reality, then inclusion of the Free Will parameter is essential.

Recall that each parameter includes all of the parameters that precede it. For example, the concept of volume includes the concepts of length and area. But note that Volume is placed before the principle of Free Will. From this, we can infer that volume is not subject to some decision in order to be a property of reality. Therefore, the concept of volume does not exist at the pleasure of some consciousness having free will. The placement of the Length, Area, Volume, Gradient, Divergence, Curl, and Randomness principles before Free Will means that these basic attributes of the universe are not altered by choice. The remaining principles of Sequence, Form, Multiplicity, and Aggregation are, however, all subject to free will. Physical entities such as atomic particles and biological organisms depend on these principles for their existence and, therefore, are subject to manipulation by consciousness.

Smith presents the theory as a set of principles to be applied to Nothing-at-all. The Space fabric defines the dimensionality of the universe. It is possible to conceive of a 2-D universe based on length and area and not volume, but it is unlikely that 2-D and 3-D spaces could co-exist side-by-side in the same universe. Therefore, since the dimensionality of only a part of space cannot change, it also cannot be subject to free will. A similar argument can be applied to the parameters of the Field fabric. Therefore, free will is irrelevant for these two fabrics because they cannot be altered once they exist. Choice becomes an option only for subsequent fabrics.

At present, the universal consciousness field inhibits our ability to manipulate the nature of reality since we are a part of it. We can say that the field dampens our ability to use the Free Will principle in Smith's model. But the field's influence is expected to be reduced or removed as the end date of the calendar approaches, resulting in the deterioration of physical reality. At the same time, however, many of us will be able to compensate. Without the dampening effect of the universal consciousness field, our own consciousness will appear to be transformed when we can finally exercise free will. When each transformed consciousness takes personal control of reality to maintain order, it will apply the principles of the Control and Percipitation fabrics.


This discussion was mainly concerned with the anticipated change in the relationship between consciousness and the physical world. The purpose was to describe the "mechanics" of the coming transformation rather than the emotional/cognitive aspects that will, no doubt, accompany it. Advance understanding of the process should reduce the uncertainty it is likely to evoke, and might increase the transformation's success rate. The process is seen as seizing control of reality with our own free will during a window of opportunity when the influence of the universal consciousness field is minimized. The 12 principles written down by Wilbert Smith may be instrumental for creating and manipulating the new shared reality.