There seems to be a need for some head checking here, in regards to the beliefs of December 21, 2012.
Where it came from:
The idea that December 21, 2012 is at all significant, in any way, comes from the Mayan Calendar which incorporated many different celestial cycles,
including the Earth's orbit around the Sun, the lunar orbit around Earth, the precession of the Earth's axial tilt, among many other cycles, including
some that are short, as short as 20 days which served largely as filler gears, and other cycles that seem to be random or based off of mythology. By
putting these cycles together, like a set of gears, they match up and chug away. It's basically like our current calendar, the Gregorian calendar,
except rather than being based solely off of rotations of the Earth and one full cycle around the Sun, the calendar simply added many other cycles and
correlated them in a mash up, some of which are long cycles.
This brings us to what is known as the Long Count, which is the longest "Cycle" that is incorporated into the Mayan calendar.
With the development of the place-notational Long Count calendar (believed to have been inherited from other Mesoamerican cultures), the Maya had
an elegant system with which events could be recorded in a linear relationship to one another, and also with respect to the calendar ("linear time")
itself. In theory, this system could readily be extended to delineate any length of time desired, by simply adding to the number of higher-order place
markers used (and thereby generating an ever-increasing sequence of day-multiples, each day in the sequence uniquely identified by its Long Count
They were simply tracking events as they fit into the calendar, something many cultures did. The KICKER, is what we see today, people trying to say
the end of the world is coming, that this or that is here, whether its Terrence Mckenna and his analysis of the I Ching, which is similiar to the Long
Count in some respects, or any other bloody person on this planet.
Further on some of the cycles included in the Mayan calendar:
A 584-day Venus cycle was also maintained, which tracked the heliacal risings of Venus as the morning and evening stars. Many events in this cycle
were seen as being astrologically inauspicious and baleful, and occasionally warfare was astrologically timed to coincide with stages in this
Less-prevalent or poorly understood cycles, combinations and calendar progressions were also tracked. An 819-day Count is attested in a few
inscriptions. Repeating sets of 9-day (see below "Nine lords of the night")associated with different groups of deities, animals, and other
significant concepts are also known.
Now, all of this is assuming that the "beginning" point of the calendar is even accurate. It is highly possible it is not.
However, assuming that it has been researched correctly, and the beginning and end points (Dec. 21, 2012) are indeed true, what does that mean?
Well I guess we should focus on what the Mayans prided themselves with and the calendar:
Even so, example inscriptions exist which noted or implied lengthier sequences, indicating that the Maya well understood a linear
(past-present-future) conception of time.
The end of a beautiful yet arcane calendar cycle...and thus BEGINNING a new long count, just like December 31 rolling over to January 1. God FORBID we
think the world is going to end ever New Years moment.
To sum things up, this entire "thing" is simply an awareness of the power of the human mind, and our ability to create the future, as well as our
ability to recognize patterns, so as to envision or see the waves of probability that ARE or rather, MAY BE the future. Some know this phenomenon as
temporal awareness. We all experience this phenomenon, day to day, to different degrees, some, far more than others, and still some, to much greater
degrees of intensity. It is called pattern recognition and is one of the blessings of being a human being.
This is our truth.
So what will you recognize, within and without? What will you realize is important? What will you realize is unnecessary, within, and without?
Best of luck to all of you in these days. Be at ease, and believe in the strength and goodness of your truest protector:
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