Who would deny that there is a LOT of conflicting and confusing information regarding the end of the Mayan Calendar? Complex, complicated and convoluted is the only way to describe the overwhelming number of narratives surrounding the date December 21, 2012. How do we decide which of these different stories is close to the real narrative as predicted by many of the world’s scriptures, sacred calendars and ancient prophesies?
There is only one context in which to properly evaluate the Mayan Calendar Long Count and its many weighty implications and far-reaching ramifications for humankind. And that is the Macrocosmic Context. In order to properly understand the macrocosmic context, there must be some acknowledgement about the relationship between different schools of cosmology, ancient calendars and spiritual traditions. The following set of equations illustrates the true relationship between some of the major pieces of the End-Time puzzle. End of the Mayan Calendar = Closing of the Iron Age = Twilight of the Kali Yuga = Grand Finale of the Book of Revelation = Appearance of the Blue Star Kachina = Omega Point = Ending of the Current World Order
Which brings us to the central question of this essay: “Who First Said The Mayan Calendar Ends On December 21, 2012?”: The Answer: No one did. Certainly the Mayans didn’t. Nor did the Aztecs, the Hopi nor the Navaho.
Many 2012 prophets have emerged over the past forty years but only one has been given credit for actually pinpointing the day of December 21, 2012. Throughout the process of identifying “the end of time”, Terence McKenna was not able to make a direct linkage with the Mayan Calendar because there were no authoritative accounts pointing to a terminus in 2012. Because there was no such date identified at the time of his analysis, making a direct correlation of his Time Wave Theory to 12/21/12 was not possible … unless it was given to him by someone?
“… originally McKenna had chosen the end of the calendar by looking for a very novel event in recent history, and using this as the beginning of his final 67.29 year cycle. The event he chose was the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, which gave an end-date in mid-November of 2012, but when he discovered the proximity of this date to the end of the current 13-baktun cycle of the Maya calendar, he adjusted the end date to match!”
Mayan comprehension of time, seasons, and cycles has proven itself to be vast and sophisticated.
The Maya understand 17 different calendars, some of them charting time accurately over a span of more than ten million years. The calendar that has steadily drawn global attention since 1987 is called the Tzolk'in or Cholq'ij.
Devised ages ago and based on the cycle of the Pleiades, it is still held as sacred.
Originally posted by stanguilles7
reply to post by kyviecaldges
Wow. I think you are the only ATS person I have seen who knows the real origin of the 2012 mythology. Argueles made it up, but he never really talked about the 'end of the world' int he modern, linear, destructive Apocalypse christian sense. He meant it in a 'move beyond our limited perceptions' way. Same with McKenna (True Hallucinations is a pretty wild ride) It's that stupid movie that came out a while back called 2012, mixed with people like Alex Jones, as you say, you have changed the meaning to be total Apocalypse.
Regardless, it's a silly, western misinterpretation of a really old calender.
Originally posted by anon72
I'm a bit surprised there isn't any Mayan End of World supporters/believers.
Come on now.... Don't be shy.
I guess there has been less support of this theory as the months dwindle down to Zero hour...