posted on Dec, 12 2004 @ 01:57 AM
The whole kaffufle started because the Mayan Calendar that we know doesn't appear to have dates listed past a certain point. They divided things up
into a number of cycles, and there was a new 'age' when these cycles all lined up, every 7000 years or someodd, I'm not sure of the exact times.
The first age they labelled as the age of man's birth, where he began his journey and knew little, the second was where he advanced and gained
knowledge, the third, which they were in, and we are now in, was the age in which civilization was built and man 'matured' - they never really set
anything out for the next age, likely because it was almost a 1000 years away when they stopped making their calendars. I've heard that the age
beyond was labelled 'The Age of Aquarias' - essentially, they didn't actually use Aquarias, as it's an Indo-European term.
It's all very confused and there is no actual authority on this subject. So much has been said and speculated upon, and so many lies and
exaggerations have been told, upon which theories were built, about which lies were told, which were then exaggerated, when more theories were built
Bottom line: we've gone from the fact that the Mayans didn't chart time beyond the end of the age that they were in - likely out of a religious
taboo about predicting their future, to the idea that Jesus is going to return while the earth is smashed by asteroids during the apocalyptical
spiritual revival-death of armaggeddon, in which the anti-christ also rises and god comes to earth and aliens reveal themselves and we blow ourselves
up and Planet X flies past. It's all bull#.