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|Aborigines in Australia, Amazon Indians, Tibetans in China, Mayas in Central America: Did you know that currently more than 5,000 ethnic groups exist - with their own culture, language and life-style?
Due to colonization, all these people have been repressed to minorities or majorities deprived of rights, making up today only marginal groups of national societies.
Since the seventies, independent organizations in Western countries are increasingly standing up for these endangered ethnic groups. The United Nations proclaimed in 1994 the Decade of Native People. The reason for the growing recognition of these ethnic groups which, during centuries, were considered "primitive" and "uncivilized" is not only pure human compassion, but is based on their knowledge of nature. The philosophy of aborigines, which implies that, in the long run, humans may not ignore nature's laws without depriving themselves of their life basis, has a growing group of followers in the industrialized countries where faith in progress has reached its limits.
This consideration of nature is also found in the Mayan in Central America, approximately six million people living in the main in Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras and Belize. Thanks to the recent peace treaties between government and guerrilla, there are new opportunities to revive this culture said to be lost.
Centuries ago, the Mayan knew how to combine astronomy, mathematics, architecture and chronology. They developed measuring systems whose accuracy remains unmatched. Their calendar system which is still considered the world's most accurate, consists of three time measurements which not only allow exact quantitative estimations of years and centuries, but also qualitative planning for men and nature. One component of this calendar is the so-called "Tzolkin", whose daily principles make up the foundation for teamwork and living together.
From 1999 on, the calendars shown below will also be published in Germany. They combine modern time planning with the nature-tied Tzolkin era of the Mayan and complement, especially in the Western countries, the usual calendars and time planning systems regarding their contents.
Tzolkin Mexico and Liga Maya Guatemala, an organization fighting for the conservation and further investigation of the Mayan culture, have jointly developed the calendars and time planning systems.
Tzolkin - creative time design - discovered in the thousand year old Mayan culture, combined with modern time planning for business, studies and private life.
Tzolkin México S. de R.L. de C.V.
Apartado Postal 20-346,
Col. San Angel
C.P. 01001, México Ciudad
Tel.: (0052) 5 635 08 04
Fax (0052) 5 635 72 47
Director: José Pelayo
Gruber Cultilink GmbH
10179 Berlin, Germany