|Mayan Calendar by theilr|
December 21, 2012
The End of the World?
It's been talked about for years. On November 13, 2009, Director and Screenwriter Roland Emmerich released his version of what was suppose to happen today in his movie 2012. It was a fantastic movie that was nominated for many awards.
As 2012 drew closer many people began to take notice of the Mayan Prophecy. According to the Long Count Mayan Calender the world was suppose to end on December 21, 2012. There were many speculations as to how the world was suppose to end. Debates came and went. At the beginning of the New Year it began to occur to a lot of people that this might truly be the end of days. The year went fast and then all of sudden the date was quickly approaching. Some people didn't buy Christmas presents or decided to party on December 20th just in case it was the last party they would ever have. Well if you are reading this the fateful destruction of the world didn't happen. But something did happen.
The Age of Aquarius
"The world was never going to end, this was an invention of the mass media," said Yolotzin, who leads the Aztec ritual dance group Cuautli-balam. "It is going to be a good era. ... We are going to be better." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/21/end-of-the-world-2012_n_2344389.html?ir=World
"Both the Hopis and Mayans recognize that we are approaching the end of a World Age... In both cases, however, the Hopi and Mayan elders do not prophesy that everything will come to an end. Rather, this is a time of transition from one World Age into another. The message they give concerns our making a choice of how we enter the future ahead. Our moving through with either resistance or acceptance will determine whether the transition will happen with cataclysmic changes or gradual peace and tranquility. The same theme can be found reflected in the prophecies of many other Native American visionaries from Black Elk to Sun Bear." — Joseph Robert Jochmans
The Maya Long Count Calender was only one of several calendars that were used by the Mayans. In fact the Aztec had adopted their calendar as their own. You can learn more about the Mayan Long Count Calendar at this link http://mayan-calendar.com/ancient_longcount.html
Mayan prophecies have been studied for years and this isn't the first time the world has heard of a doomsday prophecy. Just take a look at this long list of failed doomsday prophecies. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dates_predicted_for_apocalyptic_events
If there have been more than one failed doomsday prophecies then why were so many people paying attention to the Mayan Calendar? Because the Mayan Calender was accurate in predicting many things.
- The accurate time of the rise and fall of the sun and moon. Their calculations were within 33 seconds of the actual event.
- The 8.9 earthquake in Japan
- A Plate shift in the western part of the world (California)
- They knew sunspots were tornadoes on the sun
- They predicted the 911 attacks ""Great steel birds will fall from the sky and end the great city to the north."
- They predicted their own demise and the demise of the Aztec civilization
- They predicted a new age not the end of the world
- Want to read more accurate predictions the Mayans made? Check this link out: http://www.krschannel.com/Mayan.html
To understand the dawn of the New Age occurrence that happened today you have to understand Mayan beliefs. According to the Mayan beliefs, there are five Ages of Man.
The Ages of Man are the different stages of human evolution on the planet. It has been defined by many different cultures. You can read more about the other cultures beliefs here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ages_of_Man
The Mayan Long Count Calender may have ended today but that does not mean the destruction of the world. Instead the Mayans believed mankind would enter into a new age. The Mayans believed that the Age of the Jaguar, the fourth sun, began on 3114 BC. According to Mayan mythology this was the time when the First Mother and First Father brought the present world into being. It ended today with the end of the Mayan Long Count Calender. The end of the calender marks a new beginning for mankind. Mayan elders are excited about this event. To hear from the Maya Elders click these links http://astrology.about.com/od/2012/a/MayanElder.htm
By the way, today is also National Look on the Bright Side of Things Day and National Bah Humbug Day. Kind of ironic don't you think?