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Originally posted by Osiris1953
So where are you exactly right now? What town or general area?
What monuments have you visited?
Are you misspelling Mayan consistently, or is that how it is spelled locally?
Have you been talking to regular, everyday modern Mayans?
Or were you speaking with Mayan scholars?
If so how do they possess knowledge of a calender system that scientists have trouble with?
Seems silly to ask the locals about an ancient prophecy... Just like a doubt most Viking descendants could explain the Ragnarok correctly.
Seems like your making this up, which is why I'm asking questions. Are you there as a tourist, or are you actually part of an archaelogical survey, etc?
yes correct. are you above average in your culture? Every culture has a complexity worthy of scolarly study, no?
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I'm just kinda wondering here....but asking Maya you happen to find wandering around and as you note, unable to predict their own next meal, let alone future doom is kind like asking the kiosk r0dents hawking every manor of widget outside Vatican City about the deep secrets of the Vatican Archives, isn't it? I mean, why would average people who happen to have come blood that dates back in heritage..know anything more than someone else? As I understand this whole topic, it's complex enough to have academic scholars who spend their lives on this, debating the meaning and actual purpose of the big stone wheels?
...and you have been to Mexico talking with the locals about all of this?
Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger
reply to post by ZetaRediculian
you need to talk to a "Keeper of Days"
not just anyone claiming to be mayan
looks like you haven't done your studying yet
and alcohol and studying dont mix
even if you're only studying the señoritas
Originally posted by MystikMushroom
Chitzen Itza was an amazing experience. Back when I visited they still let people climb to the top. There's also a passageway inside the pyramid itself with a jade puma/jungle cat statue.
There was a crazy "aura" at Chitzen Itza. Very high energy. The stones on the sides of the main pyramid almost look like sheets of metal. It really does look quite alien.
When I visited the Colosseum in Rome it was the complete opposite. The Colosseum felt very "dead" -- no energy, no "vibe". The same can be said about most of the places I visited in Europe.
One thing I found interesting was that while most of the architecture was very "Meso-American, the observatory looked very European in design. It looked like it didn't quite fit in with the rest of the site.
2012 isn't the end of the world. It's the end of an age. [
ahh, yes my brother! That is another time and place...more south of here. Brazil and lower. Up north is the Peyote with Huichol. I did try some Jobo leaves or something...but not very impressed.
Originally posted by Xaphan
To hell with the tequila. I'd be out looking for a shaman with some Ayahuasca if I were there