Maya civilization

The Maya civilization was a civilization in Meso-America (modern day Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador), ruled by a priest class,  eventually conquered by the Spanish Empire (the Catholic Church). Like the Buddhists in Indonesia, they built pyramids with 9 levels. The Mayans worshipped the Kundalini energy as the feathered serpent Quetzalcoatl-Kukulkan.

They practiced human sacrifice based on astrology, rituals with obsidian mirrors and mushrooms containing DMT (worship of owls) and ballgames with the ourobouros ring. They believed in the afterlife and made jade masks for their dead.

History of Maya civilisation

2000 bc start of preclassical Maya civivilisation in Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Cities Kaminaljuyu and El Mirador.

1400 bc Mezcala and Olmec culture.

200 bc in the city Teotihuacan pyramids are built, aligned with Orion's belt, like the pyramids of Gizeh (worship of the feathered serpent, the Kundalini energy connected to the pineal gland).

250 classical period.

550 rise of city Calakmul (building of pyramids and worship of serpentine, 'divine' priest class , in rivalry with Tikal) and Quirigua.

600 collapse of Teotihuacan, Xochicalco. Chichen Itza (Temple of Kukulcan pyramid) and Uxmal in Yutacan and Xochicalco (Temple of the Feathered Serpent) in Miacatlan.

615 rule of king Pacal.

732 building of the Tikal Temple pyramid in Guatemala.

1000 Toltec culture.

1300s city Tenochtitlan (now known as Mexico City) at Lake Texcoco. Mayan rain god Chaac becomes Aztec god Tlaloc.

1428 the Aztecs build pyramids for human sacrifice (El Tajon pyramid, Monte Alban).

1448 abandonment of Mayapan.

1519 Spanish mason Hernan Cortes (cousin of Francisco Pizarro who conquered the Inca Empire) reaches Mexico.

1521 the Spanish Habsburgs conquer the Aztec Empire through epidemics. Preservation of 4 Mayan hieroglyphic codices.

1525 fall of Zaculeu.

1550 writing of the Popol Vuh (mythology of the K'iche' people), preserved by the Dominicans.

1697 fall of Nojpotén.

1839 Alexander von Humboldt, John Lloyd Stephens (Columbia) and Frederick Catherwood revive interest in Mayan civilization (famous image of Aztec calendar stone).

2012 2012 hype based on Mayan calendar.