Carl Johan Calleman was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1950 and his scholarly career is now beginning on its third phase. The first phase was training and practice as a professional scientist in the years 1974-93. He got his PhD in Physical Biology under the mentorship of a member of the Nobel committee, exposing him to a high level of international science.
Later, as a Senior Researcher at the University of Washington he wrote a number of extensively quoted articles in the scientific literature in the fields of Environmental Science, Chemistry and Cancer Research.
The second phase, which began in 1993, was been dedicated to understanding the ancient Mayan calendar and its underlying mechanisms and making this understandable to modern people. On a trip to Mexico and Guatemala in 1979 as a backpacker he was alerted to the potential value of the ways of thinking of the ancient Native peoples and hooked him ever since.
The mystery of a calendar that was not based on astronomy stayed with him as he had a sense that it could be an inroad to some of the most fundamental problems of the human existence. Later, he dedicated himself to this calendar system full time, and has written four books based on this to explore its consequences for consciousness shifts and biological evolution. He has also collaborated with current-day Mayan elders and helped them get their messages across to the world.
Carl Johan Calleman’s latest book is The Global Mind and the Rise of Civilization: The Quantum Evolution of Consciousness.
The Mayan calendar is an absolutely necessary component in any attempt to understand what the mind is and its origin and it is from this that we can understand shifts in consciousness, temporary and long lasting. At the same time, Carl believes that a true paradigm shift can only come out of a rigorous practice of the scientific method upon empirical evidence.
Hopefully such work will contribute to free up the human soul to its true spiritual destiny.