posted on Mar, 7 2008 @ 05:08 PM
Originally posted by The Cyfre
I've done a lot of research into the Mayan Long Count Calendar and i have to say i've never heard of any of this.
You've missed out on all the ...err... 'fun'. It's been going on for quite awhile and will continue to build till 2012 -- and then (as with the
Nostradamus 1999 prophecy and the Y2K disaster prophecies) will die out until someone manages to say "wait! They actually meant the JEWISH calendar
(or Japanese calendar or any other counting method to make a Looming disaster.)
I didn't get my information from one YouTube video, i got my information from a number of different sources that i would imagine are all more
reputable than a video.
No doubt. The visual medium tends to override logic circuits by adding an emotional dimension to the appeal. When presented by a dynamic speaker,
many people will go along with the most extraordinary stuff.
This has always been a problem with humans.
A baktun is a measurement of time. Measurements of time do not change. The Mayans didn't know anything about any dinosaurs, and any stories
there may have been about a great cleansing were likely just that; stories.
Correct on all accounts. Nor did they believe in a "new age" type of "transformation." The afterlife was a pretty dismal affair, too.
I'm honestly getting tired of people trying to use the Mayan culture to justify this end of days nonsense. I mean, there isn't even any
documentation in Mayan texts that mention any of this.
Very true. What's even sadder from an anthropological standpoint is that after the 80's, a number of "new age" travelers went down to the area in
search of mystical places and experiences. Poor peasants took advantage of this and to please the customers, often incorporated things that weren't
true. We see this in the latest round of "shamanistic initiation tourism"into the indigenous areas. It takes years to train a shaman, but to make
the tourists happy they do a little ceremony and the tourist becomes an "authentic shaman" after a nice little head trip.
Most of the documents were destroyed by the Spaniards, with the exception of the monk-scholar transcriptions called Codexes. Today there are a few
"keepers of time" who live among the Mayas and are not part of the rising "2012 cult" that has emerged in these people (as tourists come in.) The
2012 cults strip away much of what was left... there's been some recent work done on the original time keepers, but it's difficult because they're
not eager to give away secrets.
Of course, you can pretty much dismiss their predictive powers by the fact that they failed to predict the fall of their own civilization and that it
didn't happen during a specific cycle.
(also, the dinosaurs didn't die out in 10 years or 100 years but rather took a couple of thousand years to finish dying out. The meteor hit started
up the Deccan Traps, which certainly did as much as the meteor to continue the Great Extinction.)