The Hunab Ku is an ancient Mayan symbol that is said to represent the
Supreme God or the One Being, with ‘Hunab’ meaning ‘one state of being’
and ‘Ku’ meaning ‘God.’ It encompasses all opposites in the universe
and unites them as one: male and female, dark and light, yin and yang,
conscious and unconscious, internal and external—the list goes on. Some
believe that the Hunab Ku acts as a bridge to connect these opposites.
The Hunab Ku symbol is testament to the belief that it can unite
opposite forces. It can be likened to the yin-yang symbol, with black
spirals on one side, and white spirals on the other. Much ado has been
made out of it; especially because of the Mayan prophesy about the year
2012, when the sun will align with Hunab Ku (the galactic center of the
universe or the black hole discovered by scientists).
Despite predictions about the future, the symbol is still considered a
powerful one. It can be used to achieve balance and harmony in life
because of its intrinsic powers of uniting or bridging opposites. It
can also be used to connect one’s inner being with one’s external body
or to achieve oneness with the universe.