Jim Turner -The Ahau Chronicles Volume 22

The Ahau Chronicles Volume 22Happy Ahau Day! Click on the above the blue

While I felt the need to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Palenque’s king Chan Bahlum in our last newsletter, I have returned to the topic of the Ninth Oxford International Symposium on Archaeoastronomy which I attended in January in Lima, Peru. There was an entire afternoon dedicated to the discussion of the Maya Calendar and 2012 with many famous scholars weighing in with their latest research. As always, I listened with a skeptical ear and was pleased when they presented a wealth of data that upheld many of my hypotheses about the island monument I have been studying for so long. Though their talks dealt with the subject in an objective and abstract fashion, much of what they spoke of had concrete associations with the very real monument that appears to be the key to unraveling the mysteries of 2012.



The Coming Solar Max: Will all previous natural disasters combined pale in comparison to this super monster – and will we need to get help from the outside? Is it all True Series #152

Solar max is the period of greatest solar activity in the solar cycle of the sun. During solar maximum, sunspots and solar flares occur at high frequency.
Solar maximum comes on average once every 11 years; note this period can vary between 9 to 14 years, which makes exact prediction far from a science. Solar maximum is when the sun’s magnetic field is most distorted due to the magnetic field on the solar equator rotating at a faster pace than at the solar poles. So since this last occurred 2000/2001, the next would probably occur 2011/2012, and some from the conspiracy world say it will be late 2012, but more on that later.
It is said when our Solar System formed about 4.6 billion years ago, our young sun was much smaller and very volatile, constantly shooting super solar flares into the galaxy. This is happening presently in the younger areas of our universe; stars in these corners can produce the energy equal to one billion A-bombs, almost on a daily basis from one solar flare. A super flare of one/one thousandth of that force would vaporize the earth instantly. Thank God our Sun grew up, and matured and controlled its earlier violent nature.
But here is the problem: something big is going to happen shortly, and I bet it will be a large solar flare of a magnitude not seen for thousands of years. If we were living on earth thousands of years ago, this coming event would have minimum impact on our day-to-day. But our human advancement will be our doom. With our total dependence on electricity and satellite communication, only the primitive corners of our world may survive. I say “primitive,” not with disrespect, as they could be crowned the new smart kings of the earth.
So what would happen during this doomsday flare? All communication satellites would be destroyed, crippling our ability to talk to each other. Next the world power grid would be totally destroyed on the side facing the Sun, and this powerful storm would light up the magnetosphere and the ionosphere to such an extent that it would collapse the grid worldwide within 12 hours.
And of course this event could correspond with 2012 Mayan Prophecy, yes it could, for they (the Mayans) may have known about a super-solar activity cycle, which appears beyond our perception.
But there is hope on two fronts. One, man has about two years to develop a prediction system which could give us two days of advanced warning to shut down our power grids and rotate satellites to minimize the total damage. And yes, we could survive as an advanced human race, and not be back to the Stone Age, a consequence that would kill 98% of the humans on earth.
The second hope would be a total evacuation of earth by some compassionate group who thought we were worth saving, sort of like an alien harvest or cattle round up. My gut feeling is we need to dance real fast and figure it out ourselves and don’t rely on the generosity of those other non-humans.
Sleep tight, some genius will be up all night at Los Alamos or Sandia Labs saving our butts – I hope.

The Ahau Chronicles Vol. 11 from Jim Turner

The Apocalypse Island 2010 Eclipse Expedition was a stunning success! After
two days delayed in Santiago, Chile because of bad weather, I landed on the island on
Tuesday, July 7th, the sacred Ahau day. I toured the village and surveyed the tsunami
damage, including the remains of Pedro Niada’s El Pez Volador (“The Flying Fish”)
hostel where I had spent so many enjoyable days and nights in the past. I departed from
the village early Friday morning, two days before the eclipse, and spent 8 hours hiking
over the volcanic ridge filming my journey toward the Sun God monument. I camped for
two days in the debris field alongside the monument then witnessed the July 11th solar
eclipse from the exact location I had first spied the monument more than 13 years before.
One of the first things I did when I arrived at the monument was to investigate the
large megalithic fragment of the Sun God face that has broken away and slid down into
the gully below the monument. The stone is larger than anything I have seen elsewhere
on the island and lies at the end of a long scar leading downhill from the monument. The
fragment appears to lie face down in the gully and the underside was noticeably smoother
than the upper side or the remaining face of the monument suggesting that the fallen
fragment may be much better preserved than what remains standing. I am dwarfed in the
photo as I stand atop the fragment which must easily weigh a hundred tons or more.
After climbing more than 1800 vertical feet with a backpack tipping the scales
around 60 lbs. I was more than ready to pitch my hammock in the debris field and take a
rest. The debris field lies to the south of the monument and consists of a large level
terrace with a great view of both the monument and the 3000-foot peak of El Yunque, the
highest tip of the volcanic island. A thousand-foot waterfall cascades down the forested
side of El Yunque, the outlet from a cloud-fed lagoon atop the peak. In between my
hammock and the waterfall lay a vast expanse of wooded slopes populated by a bizarre
array of vegetation, the majority of which is found nowhere else on earth.
From my base camp in the debris field I explored around the bottom of the
monument, filming everything in high-definition video. Where the level terrace meets
the edge of the monument there are many cobbles and other rocks of various sizes, likely
the chipping waste from the sculpting of the monument. I knew that there were thin
veins of basalt running through the monument and was not surprised to see the same
within the debris. However, I noticed that the basalt was somewhat prismatic and tended
to fracture into blocks with sharp angles along some edges. After a bit of field testing I
realized that the harder basalt could be used to chip away at the softer volcanic stone
comprising the bulk of the ridge. The sculpting tools were built right into the monument!
Sunday morning, Eclipse Day, dawned rainy and overcast with clouds, a poor
forecast for observing the eclipse. I broke down my camp and then proceeded to the
Planos del Yunque (Plains of El Yunque), the site of my original campsite where I had
discovered the monument back in 1996. After more than 2½ hours of nervously looking
toward the sun through a piece of welder’s glass (for eye protection) I was thrilled to
recognize First Contact just before 4pm. The moon began to drift in front of the sun as
the clouds were drifting in from the south. Over the course of more than two hours I
caught long glimpses of the eclipse when it peeked out from behind the clouds.
Maximum Eclipse occurred shortly after the photo at right below when the sun was 70%
eclipsed. A joyous exultation overcame me when I realized that I had fulfilled my dream
of accompanying the Mayan Sun God monument as a witness to the 2010 solar eclipse,
the second-to-last Total Solar Eclipse before the end of the Mayan Great Cycle.
Since we had spent so much time
atop the monument during the
filming of “Apocalypse Island” I
didn’t stay long up there. The rain
was making the stone slick and
difficult to climb. The photo at left
shows the fracture plane of the Sun
God face from the rear. Now that
we know this is actually a crosssection
of the face (due to the
missing fragment) the facial profile
is more easily recognized. The
view west toward the sunset and the
2012 Total Solar Eclipse is much
like looking over the shoulder of
the Sun God. The forehead, eye
socket, nose and lips form the right
edge as seen here while the left
edge is unnaturally straight.
My most thrilling discovery though came just a few days ago while I was sitting
at home analyzing some of the expedition footage. I had long suspected that the lightand-
shadow play of the monument would be different around the June solstice when
compared to the December solstice, the time around which most of the previous
expeditions had taken place. The sunset of Eclipse Day was less than three weeks after
the June solstice and only a few degrees removed from the sun’s annual northern
maximum during winter in the Southern Hemisphere. As a result, the southern face of
the Sun God remained in shadow throughout the day, conforming to my expectations.
However, as the photos below show, the horizontal rays of the setting sun strike the eye
of the Sun God shortly before the sun disappears behind the ridge. The Sun God’s eye is
“enlightened” by the sun near the horizon in much the same way as it will be illuminated
by the Transit of Venus at sunset on June 6th, 2012, when the sun is in a similar position
15 days before the June solstice. The subtle sophistication and profound symbolism of
Chan Bahlum’s creation never ceases to amaze me.
The editing of the footage from the Apocalypse Island 2010 Eclipse Expedition
has begun and will culminate in the production and distribution of a DVD detailing all
the adventures of the expedition and the discoveries it allowed. DVDs of the movie can
be pre-ordered through the Apocalypse Island website.

Jim Turner answering questions– about Apocalypse Island

The Question—

Hello Jim and MWiz, I recently watched the televised program on Isla de Robinson Crusoe or “Apocalypse Island”. Is the location of this possible monument the only place these cosmic events of 2012 will be visible anywhere on earth? Also, why would the Mayans go to such lengths to carve such an important landmark using unfamiliar materials and risk the destruction of such an important monument? By looking at the pictures on your website I fail to see any resemblance to a jaguar or Mayan sun god. I am looking forward to your reply

The Answers—-

Hi xxxx

You can go to my website (www.apocalypseisland.com) and visit the photo gallery for additional photos of the monument. The movie did not do it justice and it is understandable that you would be disappointed. In the Photo Gallery is an overlay showing the Mayan Sun God image over the monument. The Maya used the material on hand because, at double the size of the Egyptian Sphinx, it was an arduous task to carve. They stripped away the exterior of the volcanic ridge, likely exposing harder material underneath. As rock made from cooled lava it was strong enough to survive this long. I am leaving on Saturday for another expedition to the island monument, this time to film the Solar Eclipse of July 11. I intend to spend much time photographing the monument from all angles. You can pre-order a copy of the expedition DVD from my website. Thanks for your interest. Cheers, Jim


Don’t you hate when you email someone with questions and they just don’t answer them? Sorry but I forgot to talk about the visibility of the 2012 cosmic events. The Transit of Venus will be visible over a large swath of the earth and will be observed for only moments before sunset as seen from the island monument. However, horizon viewing was apparently preferred by the ancients, perhaps because the sun is passing through a thicker cross-section of atmosphere and therefore easier to look at with the unprotected eye. The November 13, 2012 total solar eclipse is visible in the Western Hemisphere only from the Juan Fernandez Archipelago, the islands of Alexander Selkirk and Robinson Crusoe. In truth, the 2012 eclipse is only 90% eclipsed as seen from the island monument since the eclipse path passes to the north of the island. Some may find this cause to dismiss the entire thing because the eclipse is not total but when you consider the sophistication of the science involved in the prediction and the inability of the Maya to reformat the cosmos for their celestial mythology you have to cut them some slack. Another interpretation might suggest that, since the eclipse path ends precisely on the 80th line of longitude, that we are simply misunderstanding the intention of the Maya and that the true import of this mystery transcends a single celestial event (ie. the 2012 eclipse). As defined by NASA’s calculations the central line of the 2012 eclipse ends at 79 degrees 58.2 minutes West of Greenwich, a mere 1.8 SECONDS of longitude away from the 80th meridian. For the importance of this meridian I would direct you to Volume 3 of The Ahau Chronicles where I detail the sacred cartography involved with this line. As a discrete marking of time I feel the Maya have come as close as heavenly possible to accurately measuring the orbit of our planet around the sun. See the attached animation for another perspective. Hopefully that answers your questions. Now I have to go and pack for the expedition. Cheers, Jim

The Ahau Chronicles from Turner 2012 Part 2 – The explanation

Long Count: Partial Lunar Eclipse
The countdown to the Easter Island Total Solar Eclipse continues! As the moon and earth come into alignment with the sun we will be treated to a partial eclipse of the moon during the full moon on July 26th, 2010. Observers on Easter Island as well as those on the western portions of North and South America can watch the moon glide through the penumbral shadow of the earth and witness half of the moon eclipsed by the dark umbra of our planet. Lunar eclipses are visible over a much wider area than solar eclipses and this lunar eclipse signals the final approach to the solar eclipse of July 11th.

The occurrence of a solar eclipse following immediately after a lunar eclipse, or vice versa, was recognized by the Mayan astronomers and was often depicted as, for example, the image at left from page 66 of the Dresden Codex. Two eclipse glyphs hang from a star band consisting of a series of glyphs mimicking the final page of the Dresden Codex as well as Pakal’s famous sarcophagus lid in Palenque. Blue water appears to rain down on the crouching figure of Chac below, again much in keeping with the final page of this codex. Chac is the Mayan god of rain so the watery element seems appropriate. But far from appearing to command the rain, the image of Chac is shown in a submissive posture looking upward toward the source of the water, as if he himself was somehow a victim of the deluge. Could the flood be a wave of solar energy from the heavens washing over the earth, magnified by the eclipse alignment?

The previous newsletter introduced the concept of gravitational lensing whereby the alignment of the sun and moon creates a superposition of their gravitational pulls. This effect can increase the influence of the solar wind by focusing additional energetic particles into the earth’s magnetosphere. The additional gravitational forces can also generate a higher than normal stress on the fragile crust of the earth creating the potential for crustal displacement and the possibility of earthquakes.

At the opposite shore of the ocean from Apocalypse Island lies the island nation of Japan, a modern industrialized country perched precariously on the edge of the volcanic Ring of Fire surrounding the Pacific Ocean. Researchers have studied a possible link between eclipses and earthquakes in an effort to be able to better predict the potential for earthquakes. While the data does not appear conclusive and the occurrence of an eclipse does not necessarily guarantee an associated earthquake, a startling correspondence can be recognized. The Japanese earthquakes of 2004 and 2007 were both Magnitude 6.9, almost equal to the devastating Magnitude 7.0 earthquake in Haiti (January 12, 2010) which occurred three days prior to a solar eclipse (January 15, 2010).

While my intention is not to provoke fear or panic, there seems to be good cause to take this possible correlation seriously. The path of totality of the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse of July 11, 2010 will closely follow the boundary between the Nazca and Antarctic tectonic plates, perhaps putting stress on a part of the world still recovering from the massive Magnitude 8.8 quake of February 27th of this year

On a brighter note, preparations are underway for a week-long festival of art and culture on Easter Island. The Honu Eclipse festival will highlight local Rapa Nui culture and history as well as aim to promote a spirit of peace and environmental awareness. The last Total Solar Eclipse to pass over Easter Island was 1,419 years ago on March 30, 591. This is prior to the accepted date of the creation of the famous Moai statues and is eagerly anticipated by the islanders. Eclipse festivities begin on July 7th, a sacred Ahau day of the Mayan calendar and the publication date of our next newsletter

Important message for Jim Turner – From Apocalypse Island Fame

Hi Truthseekerforum audience,

Just wanted to let you know that I am preparing for the Eclipse Expedition and would like to seek the support of your audience to help make the trip a success. Our original funding drive didn’t reach its goal but the response was sufficient to pay for the basics. The movie airs again this Friday at 8 and again at midnight. I’m doing a quick redesign of the website so that the home page solicits donations for the expedition. Any extra traffic you might be able to generate would be appreciated. I’m super excited about this expedition and see it as the opportunity to tell all the secrets of the monument without distortion. Thanks for your support through it all! Cheers, Jim