Jose Arguelles was a historian with a doctorate in history of the art from the University of Chicago , obtained in 1969, which became fascinated with the Mayan calendar and designed his own particular version. With its lights and shadows , you will not understand the boom of all concrete Mayan Tzolk'in without the contribution made by Jose Arguelles to the disclosure of this knowledge worldwide .
Even now most websites that calculate the Maya Kin , are based on the structure designed at the time. It is wrong and in these pages and the book "El Nuevo Sol", we try to correct and explain.
Argüelles failed to understand the power of the February 29th in leap years. According to him, this day does not have its own energy. Some of his followers claim that " the 29th is an identical clone at day 28th in terms of energy Kin " . Others say that "the February 29 before noon has the energy of February 28 , after noon of March 1 " . The mistake of adding 13 days and consider the 52 years of 18,993 days , a number not divisible by 260 , instead of considering the number of 18,980 days , sacred to the Maya , that it is divisible by 260. Also his calendar is not syncing properly with traditional Mayan . The error is serious because it would be like if we were told that our horoscope is Leo and discovered long after we are Capricorn. It has nothing to do , nor can synch with the energies of every day that we get from the cosmos.
The good news , for those who have followed the calendar of Arguelles, is the whole Mayan symbolism is applied correctly , you only need to find the real Kin of your birth and apply concepts learned .
We add for clarity , the following interview with Don Alejandro Oxlaj , head of the council of Guatemala Maya elders and saver of the Maya’s time account, when he was asked about other calendars that attempt to mimic the Maya .