ASL. The Osiris Numbers


READER BEWARE: This page is a keepsake from my beginnings, when I discovered that the actual units of measurements used in the design of the Maya Long Count calendar are orbits of Jupiter and “Jose” solar cycles.



Rudely Rejected by Wikipedia

Until now, I have not sought a wider audience after having my early work on the Maya Long Count calendar and cycles of destruction rudely rejected by Wikipedia. Imagine that, I discovered the true unit of measurement for the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar is orbits of Jupiter, making available to the masses for the first time in thousands of years a precise knowledge of the end time, knowledge that has been kept secret for untold generations, and the geniuses at Wikipedia dismissed it as “astrological nonsense.” That level of ignorance is so profound that I have since wondered if they simply did not want this information published. Their barring of any mention of Dr. Judy Wood is very telling.




If you wonder why the submission is in an incomplete state, it was because I was anxious to share my discovery of the actual units of measurement of the Maya Count calendar with the world.

Little did I know…


Here is a copy of my original work…


SPECIAL NOTE: I cannibalized this slightly. It needs to be fully preserved again, but unfortunately this is now the only copy left on the Internet. For years a copy of my original The Osiris Numbers could be found on the Speedy deletion Wiki. The picture of a rose is a bad link to a website that replaced the image I was referencing.


The Osiris Numbers

The phrase whole orbit synchronicity is borrowed from “Jupiter’s Dance,” written by Gray Stevens:

“Which brings me to the long count, the 5125.257 year Mayan calendar, ending according to archaeologists around December 21st 2012, the culmination of the fifth period of a larger 25526.3 [sic] year calendar. Troubling is the Mayan assertion that this period coincides with a new Sun and the end of the world as we know it by earthquake.
This would be easy to brush aside as ancient myth until one realises [sic] that the 25526.3 [sic] cycle which the Mayans so elaborately designed can be divided by the 177.925 year sunspot cycle exactly 144 times. A sort of Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Universe moment.
The 5125.257 year cycle also contains whole orbit synchronicity between Mars (.015 orbit difference) Jupiter (.084) Saturn (.01) Uranus (.003). Bit of a coincidence then. Imagine, all those planets arriving back in the same orbital positions after a lapse of 25626 years and that being in accord with Mayan calendrics and prophecy.”[1]

The “hitchhiker’s guide to the universe moment” is the focus of this article. It suggests not only that the ancients were cognizant of the 178.7 year solar cycle only recently (re)discovered by Paul D. Jose in 1964, but used it as a basic unit of measurement in the design of both the Mayan Long Count calendar and Zodiac.

However, there are three serious errors in the equation 25526.3 ÷ 177.925 = 144. The first is that the answer is not 144, but 143.4666291976957. This appears to be the result of the second error. The Mayan Long Count calendar is not 25526.3 years in duration. As shown in detail below, the actual duration of the Mayan Long Count calendar, if by that is meant a Mayan date of, is 25626.8 years.1 This appears to be little more than a typo (but one that has existed since the article was first written) because the correct number is given in the second paragraph and if 25626 is substituted for 25526 in the above equation yields the desired answer of 144.026977659126. The third serious error is that the Jose solar cycle is 178.7 years, not the stated 177.925 years.[2][3] Why is Stevens fudging this number in order to get the desired result of 144? He knows full well that the Jose solar cycle is 178.7 years because he references it in his paper entitled “Synodic Cycles of Jupiter and the other planets of the Solar System” (accessed from his main page through the “Final Waltz” link):

“The earlier work by P D Jose (1) on a 178.7 year solar activity cycle, and I Charvatova (2) regarding a 2402 year solar activity cycle, showed long term periodicity in the Sun’s movement around the Solar System Barycentre and related cold and warm climate periods.”[4]

So why substitute 177.925 for 178.7? This question is of dire importance. If using 25626.8 as the duration of the Mayan Long Count calendar, 178.7 does not yield the desired result of 144, but anything below 177.96 does. Getting this equation right is the key to unlocking the mystery of how the Mayan Long Count calendar and the Zodiac are mathematically related. It is discussed in the next section on The Importance of Jovian Math.

Though the equation is imperfect, Stevens comes so very close to a new, revolutionary truth; the design of the Mayan Long Count calendar and the Zodiac share the same, heretofore unknown basic unit of measurement, which is the 178.7 year solar cycleAs discussed below, both systems also arguably represent the same period of 25626.8 years. In the process of showing how the 178.7 year solar cycle was known to the ancients, entirely new meanings are assigned to the sacred numbers 108, 144, 2160, and 432. Volumes have been written on this subject, but no one apparently understands the actual significance of these numbers which occur so often in ancient texts.





The Osiris Numbers

The following excerpt is from Chapter 31, “The Osiris Numbers” of Graham Hancock’s “Fingerprints of the Gods:”

“Archaeo-astronomer Jane B. Sellers…studied Egyptology at the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute…
It is Sellers’s contention, eloquently expressed in her recent book, The Death of Gods in Ancient Egypt, that the Osiris myth may have been deliberately encoded with a group of key numbers that are ‘excess baggage’ as far as the narrative is concerned …
…in general, as Sellers observes, ‘phrases are used which prompt simple mental calculations and an attention to numbers’.
Santillana and von Dechend, Jane Sellers and a growing body of other scholars rule out chance, arguing that the persistence of detail is indicative of a guiding hand.
If they are wrong, we need to find some other explanation for how such specific and inter-related numbers…could by accident have got themselves so widely imprinted on human culture.
But suppose they are not wrong? Suppose that a guiding hand really was at work behind the scenes?
Sometimes, when you slip into Santillana’s and von Dechend’s world of myth and mystery, you can almost feel the influence of that hand…”


2160 (Jupiter)

The high order digit of the Mayan Long Count calendar is the Baktun, which represents 144,000 days. The actual duration of the Mayan Long Count calendar is five 13 Baktun cycles or 5 x (13 x 144,000) days, which is equal to 9,360,000 days. If we divide that by the duration of Jupiter’s orbit, we get the following:

9,360,000 ÷ 4,332.59 = 2160.370586646786

This can be done using years also. There are 365.242 days in a year, which means the duration of five 13 Baktun cycles is 9,360,000 / 365.242 = 25626.84466737122 years. If that number is divided by Jupiter’s orbit in years, we get the following:

25626.84466737122 ÷ 11.8618 = 2160.451589756295

Stated simply, there are 2160 orbits of Jupiter in one Mayan Long Count calendar. This makes for a very strong argument that Plato′s number is in fact 216.


432 (Venus)

Of all the Osiris Numbers, 432 is perhaps the most mysterious. It is generally thought to a 2 × 2160, or the time it takes for axial precession to progress through two constellations of the Zodiac, but this is counter-intuitive. Why would 60° of the Zodiac be so special? Before discussing an alternative interpretation of this Osiris Number, here is only part of what Hancock says about 432:

The Osiris myth is not the only one to incorporate the calculus for precession. The relevant numbers keep surfacing in various forms, multiples and combinations, all over the ancient world.
An example was given in Chapter Thirty-three—the Norse myth of the 432,000 fighters who sallied forth from Valhalla to do battle with ‘the Wolf’. A glance back at that myth shows that it contains several permutations of ‘precessional numbers’.
Likewise, as we saw in Chapter Twenty-four, ancient Chinese traditions referring to a universal cataclysm were said to have been written down in a great text consisting of precisely 4320 volumes.
Thousands of miles away, is it a coincidence that the Babylonian historian Berossus (third century BC) ascribed a total reign of 432,000 years to the mythical kings who ruled the land of Sumer before the flood? And is it likewise a coincidence that this same Berossus ascribed 2,160,000 years to the period ‘between creation and universal catastrophe’?
Do the myths of ancient Amerindian peoples like the Maya also contain or enable us to compute numbers such as 72, 2160, 4320, etc. We shall probably never know, thanks to the conquistadores and zealous friars who destroyed the traditional heritage of Central America and left us so little to work with. What we can say, however, is that the relevant numbers do turn up, in relative profusion, in the Mayan Long Count calendar.
Details of that calendar were given in Chapter Twenty-one. The numerals necessary for calculating precession are found there in these formulae: 1 Katun = 7200 days; 1 Tun = 360 days; 2 Tuns = 720 days; 5 Baktuns = 720,000 days; 5 Katuns = 36,000 days; 6 Katuns = 43,200 days; 6 Tuns = 2160 days; 15 Katuns = 2,160,000 days.[8]

The Mayan Long Count calendar is divided into five 13 Baktun cycles. Likewise, Venus divides the Zodiac into five.

Now look what happens if you use Jovian math to divide the Mayan Long Count calendar into five:

2160 ÷ 5 = 432

If the division of the Mayan Long Count calendar into fifths mirrors the movement of Venus within the imaginary circle of the Zodiac, then there are 432 orbits of Jupiter in each fifth of the Zodiac.

36, 54, 72, and 108 (Other Fractions)

The sacred number 108 is half of 216, and thus represents one half of the Mayan Long Count calendar. In the section on A New Understanding of the Zodiac, it is shown that the design of Mayan Long Count calendar and the Zodiac are closely related and share a common duration of 25626.8 years. Thus, 108 can be thought of as representing one half of the Zodiac also, the significance of which is a change in the pole star from Polaris to Vega or vice versa.[10]



Hancock is convinced the Osiris Numbers are intended to convey a message about the Precession of the Equinoxes. He can be wrong about the interpretation of some of the Osiris Numbers and still be right about this. If the Mayan Long Count Calendar is regarded as the internal mechanism of an ancient celestial clock, and it can be shown through a different interpretation of the Osiris Numbers that the Zodiac is the storytelling face of this ancient time piece, then it becomes possible that the Precession of the Equinoxes is 25,626.8 years.


[NASA and axial precession increase in speed]
the duration of the Platonic Year (expressed here as whole orbit synchronicity) and of the Great Year (or the Precession of the Equinox) are one and the same and that both are precisely equal to the duration of the Mayan Long Count calendar. Even the notion that the point of reference (i.e. axial precession) and the objects observed (i.e. the planets) can be somehow be separated and still have a Great Return is absurd.



If this is true, the implications are unsettling. It turns the entire ancient world topsy-turvy. How likely is it that the ancient Egyptians, like Plato, borrowed their knowledge of axial procession and other astrological data from the Olmecs (or their predecessors), and that Mexico was the center of the ancient intellectual world?

“The Surya Siddhanta is the oldest surviving astronomical text in the Indian tradition. Some Western scholars date it to perhaps the fifth or sixth centuries A. D., though the next itself claims to represent a tradition much, much older. It explains that the earth is shaped like a ball, and states that at the very opposite side of the planet from India is a great city where the sun is rising at the same time it sets in India. In this city, the Surya Siddhanta claims, lives a race of siddhas, or advanced spiritual adepts. If you trace the globe of the earth around to the exact opposite side of India, you’ll find Mexico. Is it possible that the ancient Indians were well aware of the great sages/astronomers of Central America many centuries before Columbus discovered America?- the Mayans or Incas.”[11]

Here is what Graham Hancock has to say on this subject:

“Whoever it was, they must have been smart—smart enough to have observed the infinitesimal creep of precessional motion along the ecliptic and to have calculated its rate at a value uncannily close to that obtained by today’s advanced technology.
It therefore follows that we are talking about highly civilized people. Indeed, we are talking about people who deserve to be called scientists. They must, moreover, have lived in extremely remote antiquity because we can be certain that the creation and dissemination of the common heritage of precessional myths on both sides of the Atlantic did not take place in historic times. On the contrary the evidence suggests that all these myths were ‘tottering with age’ when what we call history began about 5000 years ago.”[12]



1. The distinction between the Mayan date and the end of the Mayan Long Count calendar is important. There is significant evidence for arguing that the Mayan Long Count calendar actually ended on December 16, 2013, not December 21, 2012. In this article, for the sake of simplicity, the duration of the Mayan Long Count calendar is expressed as (13 in the high order digit), not the date, which corresponds to December 16, 2013 and is thought to be the actual end date of the Mayan Long Count calendar.


  1.  Stevens, Gray. Jupiter’s Dance. Retrieved on 30 December 2013.
  2.  Jose, Paul D. (Revised 29 September 1964). “Sun’s Motion and Sunspots”The Astronomical Journal 70 (3): 193–200. DOI:10.1086/109714http://…..70..193J. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  3.  Charvátová, I. (Revised 14 January 2000). “Can origin of the 2400-year cycle of solar activity be caused by solar inertial motion?”Annales Geophysicae AS CR 18 (4): 399–405. Bibcode 2000AnGeo..18..399CDOI:10.1007/s00585-000-0399-xhttp:// Retrieved 2012.
  4.  Stevens, Gray. Synodic Cycles of Jupiter and the other planets of the Solar System. Retrieved on 1 January 2014.
  5.  Meier, Billy. The Future of Mankind. Retrieved on 31 December 2013.
  6.  Meier, Billy. About FIGU. Retrieved on 31 December 2013.
  7.  Stevens, Gray. Jupiter’s Dance. Retrieved on 31 December 2013.
  8.  Hancock, Graham (1995). Fingerprints of the Gods. Three Rivers Press. p. 260. ISBN 0-517-88729-0.
  9.  Guttman, Arielle. Venus Star Rising. Retrieved on 2 January 2014.
  10.  Error on call to Template:cite web: Parameters url and title must be specified. Wikipedia. Retrieved on 31 December 2013.
  11.  Knapp, Stephen. 108: The Significance of the Number. Retrieved on 2 January 2014.
  12.  Hancock, Graham (1995). Fingerprints of The Gods. Three Rivers Press. p. 267. ISBN 0-517-88729-0.