Fractals represent the metaphysical component rather than imaginary - invisible to our eyes, for sure - but every cell in my body knows it is real, and the intensity of my "intuitivity" grows with each "pulse" of resonating energy.
Everything has a purpose in life as far as our evolution is concerned - even such horrific events as World War 1 and World War 2, as well as the relatively recent rise of Islam and the aggression of Israel in the Middle East.
I will say this: the calendar does a helluva lot better job than anything else I know of when it comes to explaining and understanding seemingly mysterious trends such as the decline and fall of the Roman Empire and how it moved East and for a while was "reincarnated" as the Byzantine Empire - and then moved West, as the British Empire, eventually landing in Washington, D.C. and "reincarnating" again as the United States. Washington, D.C. is the furthest west a city could be located and still be on water while being within a few degrees north or south of the latitude of Rome.
Coincidence? What are the odds? As if D.C. was not constructed in the grand tradition of spectacular Roman architecture...
What are the odds that it could be entirely coincidence? I doubt very good.
The US is in every single way the mirror image of the Roman Empire - modernized as it evolved and adapted itself to the new paradigm of the 21st century.
WE HAVE A COLISEUM IN EVERY MEDIUM SIZE CITY IN THE COUNTRY.
Think about that: is there any other country on earth that devotes as much time, effort, money and power to constructing a stadium in as many cities as we do? Multiple stadiums in the same city - and lets face the fact that building a stadium is a real "rite of passage" in the growth of the power and prestige of any city in the US.
Rome didn't fall because of lead in the water or their barbarous lifestyle of pagan excess and debauchery - those behaviors were symptoms and indications of a shift in the existential energy to which all of creation is in resonance and harmony - even when seemingly disharmonious events occur such as led to the downfall of this or that empire throughout history. It was a shift in the energy of consciousness that precedes the change in behavior that either allows a particular society to start, grow, wither and die. Just like everything else in life there are cycles of growth and decay and growth again.
It Is As It Is
And to anyone wondering
"whats the big deal what calendar we use"
consider the fact that
THE ENTIRE WORLD AGREES ON THIS ONE THING:
WHAT DAY IT IS.
Think about it!!
The whole world agrees to use the Gregorian Calendar.
Without the Gregorian calendar, commerce and trade would be impossible.
Because of this, the whole world agrees:
Monday is Monday
Tuesday is Tuesday
Wednesday is Wednesday
Thursday is Thursday
Friday is Friday
Saturday is Saturday
Sunday is Sunday.
That which is a product of the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.
Knowing what we know of the RC Church, I say
"why are we using the Gregorian calendar any more than we HAVE to?"
We certainly can't do any worse than the Gregorian - so whatever the Mayans knew that has the potential to enlighten humanity today - I say,
WHAT HAVE WE GOT TO LOSE?"
Evolution is one continuous slide day by day - in some ways each days slide is so large no one can see it, and in other ways each days is slide is so imperceptible no one can see it.
So long as we continue to evaluate day to day events relative to what we have known in the past, rather than the rate of change indicated by the frequency of the occurence of such events, we will miss the evolution in the rate of change itself.