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Mayan Calendar Does Not Predict End of World in 2012

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posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 12:24 PM
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Not the End


"There is no prophecy for 2012. It is a marketing fallacy," Erik Velasquez, etchings specialist at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, told Reuters.


So, what is my opinion of this?

About time!....That it was pointed out that the Mayan calendar doesn't not in fact point to anything, other than being a celestial tool that shows our position relative to the stars. Too many people out there are capitalizing on people's fear. What about all the other end time prophesies? Nothing happened then, so why is this any different. Oh, because they gathered some crystal skulls



Mexico's National Institute for Anthropological History has also tried to counter speculation that the Mayans predicted a catastrophic event for 2012.


Oh, so this wasn't the first attempt at trying to debunk the false claims by an institution. Guess I didn't hear the message over all the doom-sayers.

But the Mayan calendar is a beautiful piece of art. I almost bought a bas relief while I was in San Antonio a couple years back




posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 12:27 PM
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I have to admit, When the whole 2012 hype spread around I bought into it.
Then I started to do my own research.
I've came to the same conclusion.
It's all about profit.



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 12:35 PM
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There was a thread on here yesterday I believe that had the same/similar article. Someone who replied to that thread pointed out that MANY of these "Mayan calendar does not predict end of days" articles come from the same source (can't remember the authors name, but it was from AP (associated press) and that it was the same regurgitated bs floating around since 2009. Therefore, this has no credibility with me (not that the 2012 stuff does either)

EDIT: I found the this post here at this thread ---> www.abovetopsecret.com...


Originally posted by Maxmars
I found an interesting pattern on this source.... please consider this ....

Preface: I am aware that the concept of an apocalyptic association with the Mayan calendar is a notion superimposed on the calendar by western believers in a generalized upcoming earth-shattering event (metaphorically or otherwise.) It was never an explicit construct within Mayan mythos. Western media has made good use of the ease with which such things can be sensationalized.

To the point:

The article used for the source of this OP is legitimate... but used all too frequently I am afraid, as the message is being very nearly proselytized by repetition .....

Published On Thu Dec 01 2011
Mayan tablet decoding rules out 2012 apocalypse



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 12:36 PM
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I'd like to clarify that while the Mayan Calendar does point out dates that are important to the Mayan religion, anyone else can take it with a grain of salt. I don't wish to offend any followers, but a global hysteria about the possible end of the world is a little over the top.



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 12:39 PM
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It's the new Y2K!

LOL. Imagine everyones faces on December 22nd, 2012. Are we there yet?! haha

They always seem to get you. Darn, tin hat people.



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 12:46 PM
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Originally posted by avwood
There was a thread on here yesterday I believe that had the same/similar article. Someone who replied to that thread pointed out that MANY of these "Mayan calendar does not predict end of days" articles come from the same source (can't remember the authors name, but it was from AP (associated press) and that it was the same regurgitated bs floating around since 2009. Therefore, this has no credibility with me (not that the 2012 stuff does either)


I did a search and checked the 2012 forum for the article and I didn't see anything.

I'm not familiar with what you are talking about, but how can you believe that on one hand, an article stating that the Mayan calendar doesn't in fact tell of the end of the world is BS, while on the other hand, you believe that the 2012 event will be a nonevent? Must have been a really BS article?
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posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 01:03 PM
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I would like to point out that there is no one "Mayan Calendar." There were a number of calendars. The three most important were the Haab, the Tzolkin, and the Long Count. The Haab was a 365-day calendar used for planting that was based on the Earth's orbit around the Sun. The Tzolkin was a 260-day calendar that was used to determine the date for rituals and ceremonies. Together these created the Calendar Round. The Long Count, which is where the 2012 date comes from, is merely a count of days from a mythical creation date; usually August 11, 3114 BCE. However, there are Long Counts that extend to long before this date, just as there are Long Counts that extend far beyond the December 21, 2012 date.



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 01:04 PM
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Sorry class was ending and I didn't have time to fully complete my thought haha. What I mean is this article in particular doesn't have credibility I guess. Actually, I lied a little bit to myself, some of the 2012 claims honestly have me interested/semi-believing but I do not believe it will be an end of days type scenario.



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 01:11 PM
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The Mayan calendar is circular with astronomical events (parties)
A circle has no end



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 01:15 PM
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Originally posted by Xcalibur254
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I would like to point out that there is no one "Mayan Calendar." There were a number of calendars. The three most important were the Haab, the Tzolkin, and the Long Count. The Haab was a 365-day calendar used for planting that was based on the Earth's orbit around the Sun. The Tzolkin was a 260-day calendar that was used to determine the date for rituals and ceremonies. Together these created the Calendar Round. The Long Count, which is where the 2012 date comes from, is merely a count of days from a mythical creation date; usually August 11, 3114 BCE. However, there are Long Counts that extend to long before this date, just as there are Long Counts that extend far beyond the December 21, 2012 date.


Interesting, I guess I misjudged how much there is to the Mayan Calendar.

The reason I posted this article is because I think a lot of today's problems stem from the fact that there are so many not so important things going on in the world that distract from those problems, and we are at such a saturation point that some of those things need to be kicked aside so we can deal with the meat of the matter. I'm sick of distractions, save them for another time.



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 01:27 PM
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Originally posted by GmoS719
I have to admit, When the whole 2012 hype spread around I bought into it.
Then I started to do my own research.
I've came to the same conclusion.
It's all about profit.


It could be, very much like area 51 and Roswell are. But that wasn't really what I was getting at. If anything, I think end of the world predictions was a religious phenomena, but a notion that has been hijacked in the modern world, for psychological purposes. But I actually did want to buy the bas relief. $40 for a 3ft Beautiful Mayan calendar. Wish I got it.

There were some smaller scale "legend has it" type attractions around my area, but they got taken down, I'm guessing, when they no longer could rake in money.

EDIT: Good to see that there are other threads in the 2012 forum that denounce this myth, S & F for sure. I don't visit this forum too often, as I don't believe in the message behind it.
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posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 03:09 PM
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It depends on what calendar you are talking about. The Long Count is linear and is designed to continue on forever. The Tzolkin and the Haab are cyclical, but only in the way one could consider our own calendar cyclical. However, I'm going to go ahead and assume you are referring to the Aztec Sun calendar which is what many 2012 "researchers" try to pass off as the Long Count. Even then we're not even sure if the Aztec Sun calendar was actually used as a calendar.



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 10:29 PM
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Our Mother the Earth is certainly not going to end. Her plans for us are far grander than that.. but she (and we, her children) are going to be transformed beyond ANYTHING we can currently recognize or imagine as being "human"...

motherearthfathersky.org...





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