Mayan calendar predicts that on December 21, 2012 that the world will…? No, it does not mean that the world will come to an end; nor does it tie into biblical scripture (rather, non-scripture) of the supposed Rapture event. I know this is a hot-trigger topic; but people, we need to get a grip on reality. The originator of the doomsday scenario was implanted by 70-year old Jose Arguelles, the founder of the Planet Art Network and the Foundation for the Law of Time. While he bases his prediction on the Mayan calendar, the studies of Arguelles are totally unsupported by any Mayan scholar.
Unfortunately, doomsayers including radical religious zealots in North America are facilitating ideological beliefs and opinions of one man (Arguelles) to create an environment of Zionist fear. According to Sandra Noble, MA, PhD of the University of British Columbia, who is the executive director of FAMSI (Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc.), the Mayan calendar doomsday scenario “is a complete fabrication.” In fact, the claims of Arguelles are much further from religious beliefs than realized — so much so, that his opinions are taunted as “New Age,” or “Pop Culture.”
Have we all been duped?
Throughout the ages, prophets and not-so-prophetic prophets have made “predictions” about the future. Literature from Nostradamus is often referred to in hindsight. As the old adage goes, hindsight is always 20/20. Even history’s philosophers like Socrates could’ve been reeled in by theories like that of Arguelles because in an ideological sense, the story was planted based on ancient writings — that, however, does not mean that the planted story held any virtue in relation to actual writings.
In essence, we haven’t been duped; but we have been “reeled in” by a good story…a phenomenal story about doomsday — based on the Mayan calendar. There are a lot of good movies based on true stories, but unless the film states it is totally “non-fiction,” the story is a dramatization of actual events.
So what will happen on December 21, 2012?
Good question. Probably not at all what you’ve been led to accept or believe. Ancient Mayans from Guatemala created their calendar by using astronomy — which is not in any particular alignment with modern “religion.” In fact, Mayan astronomers calculated and supplemented their calendar with Mayan mythology, various god forms, and other worlds. As some of you may have seen, the ancient Mayan symbols depicted such gods, and other mythological forms — which, in my opinion, bare a striking resemblance to rune stones (dating back to the Viking age and Norse religion [Paganism]).
Because the Mayan calendar was in fact one of the most modernized forms of calculating time in ancient history, it does still bare noteworthy attention to be studied and understood by Western civilization. Much of its enumeration was tied into major events during their lifetime. Some of these events merely coincided with certain times, thus these dates were marked to represent those events. To give a stereotypical example of such an event, one could take random landing dates of Hurricane Katrina and decidedly create an event marker on a calendar cycle. Based on numerical calculations and mythological beliefs, philosophers (and maybe astronomers) might calculate that such an event could occur again on August 29, 2055. It’s a stab in the dark, but it could potentially sway people to action, or even constrain those who fear the future.
What do you think?
Personally, if the Mayan calendar is indicative of any potential event, I’d like to believe that it will be a positive one. Perhaps, since the Mayan calendar was based on mythology, astronomy, and numerical calculations, it may just well signify the coming of the Age of Aquarius — which is just fine with me. Ushering a cycle of brotherly love and peace right now doesn’t seem half bad. Peace — know it, love it, and share it.