also see May 5, 2000 Grand Planetary
Alignment, Solar Eclipse August 11,1999 and Planetary Activation Ritual
There is an excellent book out on the end of the Aztec Calendar (August
13, 1999) It's entitled "Day of Destiny," by John Mini. I e-mailed Art Bell
and suggested he interview John. I also talked to Jennifer Drumm who is
associated with John Mini and she said that it has been talked about, but
it just hasn't happened yet and she thinks that if others emailed it might
help. The following is from the back cover of the book:
August 13, 1999 was forecast by the Aztecs to be a profound turning
point in human history. Why were Aztec culture and spiritual practice highly
focused on this date, which for them was hundreds of years in the future?
As you read Day of Destiny you will discover:
*Why August 13, 1999 could be a pivotal day in human
*How the Aztec Sun Calendar directly relates to physics, geometry,
astronomy and physiology.
*How to heal the psychological trauma created by the inquistion
of the Middle Ages, which still haunts us today.
*Over 500 illustrations to guide you on an adventure into the rich
and fascinating world of the Aztecs.
*Simple and powerful exercises to help create a sense of honor,
meaning, purpose, health and vitality in your life.
*How to get in touch with your indigenous nature, which allows you
to see, hear and fell in extraordinary ways, giving you heightened awareness
*The Aztec Sun Calendar is a fascinating puzzle that is assembled
piece by piece throughout the course of this book. It reveals profound insights
into the interconnectedness of our universe, and the vital importance of
August 13, 1999.
The Aztecs and the Eagle
Originating North of the Colorado River, the Peoples who were to
become the Aztec leaders began a southward migration as six traveling tribes.
They were searching for the prophesised appearance of an eagle with a Snake
in its mouth, sitting on top of a Nopal cactus. These pilgrims wandered in
what is now northern Mexico, arriving at Zumpango in the central Valley of
Mexico in 1216.
The exisiting ruler there, Tochpanecatl, invited the wanderers to
present a wife to his son, Ilhuicatle, and this marriage, combined with the
sighting of the foretold Eagle, began the Aztec Empire's rule over
A transcription of the legendary communication between their god
and these earliest Aztecs follows : " Verily I shall lead you where you must
go. I shall appear as a white eagle; and wherever you go, you shall go singing.
You shall go only where you see me, and when you come to a place where is
shall seem good to me good that you stay, there I shall alight, and you shall
see me there. Therefore in that place you shall build my temple, my house,
my bed of grasses - where I have come to rest, poised and ready for flight.
And in that place the people shall make their home and their dwelling. Your
first task shall be to beautify the quality of the eagle, the quality of
the tiger, the Holy War, the arrow and the shield. You shall eat what you
have need of. "
In this transcription of the early Aztec prophecy, the eagle is
representing an animal incarnation of the people's God, Hiutzilopochtli,
the sun. It is he who instructs them to become fierce warriors who create
tremendous material wealth for themselves, leading to the conquest of all
surrounding native peoples. So strongly did the Aztecs believe in their
mythologies and gods, that when the Spanish conquistador Cortez appeared
on their shore several hundred years later, they believed him to be a prophesized
return of a god and were easily overtaken by a small band of Cortez's men,
thus ending the Aztec empire.
The transcription recounted above was recorded by Mexican anthropologist
Alfonso Caso, and gathered from Mythology of the Americas, by Burland, Nicholson,
Osborne; published by Hamlyn 1970, pg. 259.