№ 98. Gray Stevens whose Jupiter’s Dance website started me down this path

PAGE STATUS:  Aggregate page. I insist on the section entitled The Maya Long Count Calendar is 144 “Jose” Solar Cycles remaining on this page because this is the work of Gray Stevens, not me. I merely applied what I call “Jovian math” to arrive at exactly 144.  
LAST UPDATE: Newly created on September 3, 2020



If you look at my rejected Wikipedia submission on the ASL. The Osiris Numbers page (pay particular attention to the References at the bottom of the page), you will see who’s inspired my initial discovery of 2160 orbits of Jupiter in the Maya Long Count calendar.  My connection to his Jupiter’s Dance website dates back to mid to late 2013.



Jupiter’s Dance and the Missing GCR Connection

There is a little known website that explains how the planets (in particular Jupiter) are responsible for the 11-year solar cycle. It baffles me though because the author, Gray Stevens, is a highly intelligent man but completely misses the GCR connection. I strongly encourage you to explore Gray Steven’s website “Jupiter’s Dance.” In many ways, Gray Stevens started me down this road. It is because of him, and him only, that I discovered there are 2160 orbits of Jupiter in the Maya Long Count calendar. I’ve essentially been working on the website every since.

Here is the very first sentence on his home page: “Research shows that large earthquakes occur at low sunspot frequencies.” As Gray Stevens points out during the Little Ice Age there were major earthquakes along the Madrid fault in the United States of America. This is about to happen again, and when it does there will be a cascading failure of the locks and dams along the Mississippi River. When this happens, the entire Mississippi River delta, including the city of New Orleans, will be washed out into the Gulf of Mexico.


We May Have Just Solved the Mystery of 11 Year Long Solar Cycles from the Anton Petrov YouTube channel


These guys are replicating the work of Jupiter’s Dance and not even mentioning him. Someone needs to set the record straight.





Plato’s “Perfect Year” (vs. Gray Steven’s “whole orbit synchronicity”)

The main question here is to what time is Plato referring? Is it the end of the binary cycle with Sirius or something else?

Gray Steven’s website “Jupiter’s Dance.”


That there might be some visible measure of their relative swiftness and slowness as they proceeded in their eight courses, God lighted a fire, which we now call the sun, in the second from the earth of these orbits, that it might give light to the whole of heaven, and that the animals, as many as nature intended, might participate in number, learning arithmetic from the revolution of the same and the like. Thus then, and for this reason the night and the day were created, being the period of the one most intelligent revolution. And the month is accomplished when the moon has completed her orbit and overtaken the sun, and the year when the sun has completed his own orbit. Mankind, with hardly an exception, have not remarked the periods of the other stars, and they have no name for them, and do not measure them against one another by the help of number, and hence they can scarcely be said to know that their wanderings, being infinite in number and admirable for their variety, make up time. And yet there is no difficulty in seeing that the perfect number of time fulfils the perfect year when all the eight revolutions, having their relative degrees of swiftness, are accomplished together and attain their completion at the same time, measured by the rotation of the same and equally moving. After this manner, and for these reasons, came into being such of the stars as in their heavenly progress received reversals of motion, to the end that the created heaven might imitate the eternal nature, and be as like as possible to the perfect and intelligible animal. —Plato,


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.

Jupiter’s Dance





The Maya Long Count Calendar is 144 “Jose” Solar Cycles

If days are unreliable, why are there 144,000 days in a Baktun? This is indeed an important question. 144 is a sacred number found in no less than the Book of Revelation (which I sincerely believe was written by the Phrygians and inserted into the Bible). I think it is largely symbolic. Quite possibly it is a reference to what we now call the Jose solar cycle (best thought of as the basic motion of the Sun around the solar system barycenter). The barycenter would not substantially change as the result of the solar system rearrangement. The movement of the Sun around the solar system barycenter (the “Jose” solar cycle) is thus the single-most reliable timepiece in our solar system.

In what Gray Stevens describes on his Jupiter’s Dance website as “a sort of Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Universe moment,” he suggests that there are 144 Jose solar cycles in the calendar:

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 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 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.

Gray Stevens, www.jupitersdance.com (accessed 10 September 2017)

There is a problem with this quote. Gary Stevens even so much as acknowledges this on another one of his pages entitled “The Final Waltz” when he references Paul D. Jose’s paper “Sun’s Motion and Sunspots” (1965) and gives the correct 178.7 year duration of Jose’s solar cycle. He is “force fitting” the Jose Solar Cycle into the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. I maintain this force fitting arriving at (25621.488 ÷ 144) 177.927 years in my Basic Structure of the Mesoamerican (Mayan) Long Count calendar. Why? There are multiple reasons. The first is out of respect for Gray Stevens. Despite all his foibles (not the least of which is that he completely overlooks the point that Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR) are triggering the large earthquakes even though he provides the some of the best evidence for this), it is because of him that I realized there must be some other basic unit of measurement for the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. But there are other reasons. I Charvátová and others have advanced Paul D. Jose’s work, but I think the importance of this basic motion of the Sun around the solar system’s barycenter has been for some strange reason deliberately overlooked by mainstream science. Certainly there is a dearth of papers on the subject. Doubtless this has something to do with the popular insanity that the Sun is not the principle driving force in climatology. Because of this lack of scientific scrutiny, and because of my profound respect for the ancients, I must allow for the possibility, as does Gray Stevens, that, at least over long periods of time, the basic motion of the Sun around the solar system barycenter in fact averages out to just under 178 years instead of the 178.7 years claimed by Paul D. Jose, the first person in our age to study this subject.

Regarding the work of Gray Stevens, it is worth noting here that mainstream science now acknowledges that lightning is caused by GCR and the Electric Universe team has now discovered that earthquakes are a kind of underground lightning. There is an inverse relationship between GCR and sunspots so that it is quite logical that the major earthquakes are happening during solar minimum. See also my discussion of Matthew 24:27. It should open your eyes to the fact that the ancients understood our solar system far better than us, including Joshua (misnamed “Jesus”).



The Importance of Jovian Math

Gray Stevens was immeasurably close to solving this problem. He knows that the are 15 orbits of Jupiter in one 178.7 year solar cycle.

“Jupiter orbits the Sun exactly 15 times in 178 years…”[7]

But then he attempts to arrive at 144 by using solar years. This doesn’t work. Using either days (178.7 × 365.242 = 65268.7454) or years yields the exact same result.

9,360,000 ÷ 65268.7454 = 143.4070770418087
25626.84466737122 ÷ 178.7 = 143.4070770418087

There is something of a chasm that separates The Mayan Long Count calendar from the Zodiac. On the other side of this chasm, is the number 144 which connects the two systems through the 178.7 year solar cycle. But the chasm cannot be crossed without using Jovian math. This is what apparently stopped Gray Stevens. What is missing? The answer is 2160. We must think as the ancients did.

If the unit of measurement for the entire Mayan Long Count calendar is Jupiter orbits, the question that needs asking is why would one change to days or years? Stated differently, how likely is it that the ancients—looking out at the stars—computed a 187.7 year solar cycle instead one consisting of 15 orbits of Jupiter? The obvious answer is that it is highly unlikely that after designing a calendar based on Jupiter orbits, which they can plainly see in the night sky, that they would then compute a solar cycle based on the movement of the earth around the sun.

Using Jovian math solves the problem. In Jovian math, everything is expressed in Jupiter orbits instead of tropical or sidereal (solar) years. Thus instead of expressing the duration of the Mayan Long Count calendar as 9,360,000 days or 25626.84466737122 years, the number 2160 is used instead. Jovian math is the key that unlocks the mystery of how the Mayan Long Count calendar and the Zodiac are mathematically related.

There are in fact 15 Jupiter orbits in one 178.7 year solar cycle.

178.7 ÷ 11.8618 = 15.06516717530223

Using Jovian math, the problem can now be solved.

2160 ÷ 15 = 144

The importance of this equation to understanding the ancients cannot be understated. For as will be shown in the next section, it directly links the Mayan Long Count calendar and the Zodiac.