There needs to be a Mayan & 2012 forum.
I don't dismiss this date, or rather, the end of a mayan great cycle, as just another doomsday date. However, I also don't think Earth is going to
implode nor do I think time is going to suddenly stop (not that I believe in "time").
I believe the Mayans felt something significant occurs at the end of a great cycle. I give much credibility to their culture because of the relatively
advanced astronomy they had; so I share their interest. Now did they pull this date, or rather, the idea of a great cycle out of their a$$? Maybe.
There is substantial amount of evidence though suggesting they based the long count calendar on celestial events. It just so happens 2012 is the
precession of the equinoxes; which is a celestial event that repeats (works in cycles).
Check out this thread from Alias Jones. It goes into more detail on what I am referring to:
Some related info:
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