Anonymous asked in Social ScienceAnthropology · 10 years ago

Is the ancient mayan calendar true that it predicts the year of 2012 of the great cycle?

Is it true that the mayan calendar is 100% accurate that the year December 21, 2012 will be the end point? Anyone know about this & an expert of these sacred calendars?

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  • icabod
    Lv 7
    10 years ago
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    You mean the "It's 2012 and we're all gonna die!" hype? That's all it is. Yes, people are making money off the books, movie, and periodic TV shows. As for "It's 2012 and we're all gonna die! that bogus.

    On 21 Dec 2012 the long count of the Mayan calendar clicks over. Our calendar does the exact same thing every 31 Dec. Recall 2000? The Millennium? That's similar to the change over of the long count. Nothing else.! If you recall 2000 we had the "Y2K" issue and the "It's Y2K and we're all gonna die! hype.

    Add to it that there's a 7 year math error in the Gregorian calendar. for us it's really 2016.The "It's 2012 and we're all gonna die!" is long gone.

    So what will happen on this date (or has already happened, or may happen some indefinite time before or afterwards?)

    "Lawrence Joseph forecasts widespread catastrophe in Apocalypse 2012: A Scientific Investigation Into Civilization's End. Spiritual healer Andrew Smith predicts a restoration of a "true balance between Divine Feminine and Masculine" in The Revolution of 2012: Vol. 1, The Preparation. In 2012, Daniel Pinchbeck anticipates a "change in the nature of consciousness," assisted by indigenous insights and psychedelic drug use."

    What so others say?

    "For the ancient Maya, it was a huge celebration to make it to the end of a whole cycle," says Sandra Noble, executive director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies in Crystal River, Fla. To render Dec. 21, 2012, as a doomsday or moment of cosmic shifting, she says, is "a complete fabrication and a chance for a lot of people to cash in."

    "Maya inscriptions...reference future predicted events or commemorations that would occur on dates that lie beyond 2012 ... Most of these are in the form of "distance dates" where some Long Count date is given.

    For example, on the west panel at the Temple of Inscriptions in Palenque, a section of the text projects into the future to the 80th Calendar Round (CR) 'anniversary' of the famous Palenque ruler ...which lies over 4,000 years in the future from Pakal's time—13 October 4772"

    While many clam the calendar "ends." the date isn't 2012.

    "this date lies some 41,341,049,999,999,999,999,999,994,879 years in the future, or 3 quintillion times the scientifically accepted age of the universe."

    As for disasters, a review of the last 40 years has these books and events predicting disaster:

    1968 "Population Bomb". Too many people in the 1980s. We’re shoulder to shoulder and have starvation.

    "Famine 1975" In that year we run out of food

    "Greening of America" We all become hippies eating un-homogenized peanut butter.

    "Future Shock" We'll have too many choices. (The concept of multi-tasking wasn't known)

    the 1970s had a concern of a "new ice age" we should increase the greenhouse effect

    "Jupiter Effect" the planets will line up and the earth will do something.

    "Y2K" Points given for those that can explain "why" it was a concern.

    Millennium Supposedly it was to be the end of the world. The question was: "Is it 2000 or 2001?"

    If you get the impression, there's a lot of disaster predictions and they sell books, you're right.

    During the 1800s there were a number of movements that predicted the end of the world. People gave away everything they owned and gathered to await the end. A couple of days later, they started trying to get their stuff back.

    Final word:

    "To summarize, there is no prophecy that the world will end with a 13th b'ak'tun, there are Mayan references to dates after, it is not certain precisely what date corresponds to in modern terms, and we may be placing more importance on the Mayan calendar than it warrants merely because we have more knowledge about it."

  • 10 years ago

    I have studied this for a while. The universe is in a spiral and is a big clock in the sky. Just like how every one eats lunch at noon then this big clock has similar events at certain "hours". The Bible has recorded events during this age which is 10,000 years or more starting at the garden of Eden. I think the last one hundred years has been an overlap time. I think that Eden existed at the same time as Atlantis and why we have been going through advance technological times which matches up with Atlantis. It is a hard and dangerous time. Christians have the book of Revelations which tells us that Jesus is aware that we will be facing these times. We can get through these times.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    They only measured that far is all and the system worked, so they are just starting it over because they didn't do anything more.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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