posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 06:41 PM
184.108.40.206.0. Baktun, the Mayan version of 21/12/2012, is their date for the start of the 'fifth sun'. The fourth one began in 3113 BC, and there are
a few different opinions on what the shift of ages will mean to us. They say that the previous 'suns' ended with the Gods returning to find that
the people had misbehaved, and hadn't cared for the world nearly well enough. So they destroyed them, so we could start over. The Vedas describe
this timeperiod as the end of the Kali Yuga, which is their fourth age, and the low point of all four ages. It is said to be the low point in the
lowest age, and their description of the times is very apt. They say that the slate will be wiped clean, and the high point of the highest age, the
Golden age is to follow. The Age of Aquarius is said to signify the pouring out of knowledge around the world, which the internet is starting to do.
The Christian apocalypse, armageddon, rapture, or whatever is more well known, and depicted as an event which precious few people will make it
through. And the Australian Aborigines say this is the end of the dreamtime, a 40 000 year long period. The Hopi Nation lists a number of prophecies
which are to precede the 'third shaking' which is said to be very destructive. the first and second shakings they told that the Creator would grasp
the earth with one hand and shake it. The third time, Creator uses two hands. Eight of the nine signs have already occured, things such as the
return of the white brother, the iron snake crossing the land (trains), the appearance of buffalo like animals with long horns (long horn cattle), the
appearance of wheels with voices inside (covered wagons),rivers of stone that make pictures in the sun crossing the land (roads), the eagle soaring as
high as the moon (the eagle has landed), a spiderweb covering the land (power lines), and a residence in the sky (ISS). These are just some of them.
Other Native prophecies said one day men would be able to be changed into women, and that water would have to be bought, and they told of a weapon
'the gourd of ashes' which would kill people like grass in a prairie fire (the A Bomb). I find these diverse cultures from around the world all
agreeing on something big about to happen as being worth considering. It is much different than the mid 90's paranoia about Y2K, or the contemporary
prophecies, since these are all much older predictions. The significance of this time period seems to be very well documented, but the exact nature
of what is to occur is not clear to me. It might not be so bad, or it might be an apocalyptic third shaking of the earth by the returning Gods, that
wipes the slate clean.