2012…End of the world?

The date December 21st, 2012 A.D. ( in the Long Count), represents an extremely close conjunction of the Winter Solstice Sun with the crossing point of the Galactic Equator (Equator of the Milky Way) and the Ecliptic (path of the Sun), what that ancient Maya recognized as the Sacred Tree. This is an event that has been coming to resonance very slowly over thousands and thousands of years. It will come to resolution at exactly 11:11 am GMT.

The Tzolkin is a 260-day calendar based around the period of human gestation. It is composed of 20 day-signs, each of which has 13 variations, and was (and still is) used to determine character traits and time harmonics, in a similar way to Western astrology. The Maya also used a 365-day calendar called the Haab, and a Venus calendar, plus others. They measured long time periods by means of a Long Count, in which one 360-day year (a “Tun”), consists of 18 x 20-day “months” (“Uinals”). Twenty of these Tuns is a Katun; 20 Katuns is a Baktun (nearly 400 years); and 13 Baktuns adds up to a “Great Cycle” of 1,872,000 days, ( 5200 Tuns, or about 5125 years).

Mayan scholars have been attempting to correlate the Long Count with our Western Gregorian calendar, since the beginning of this century. There has been massive variation in the suggested correlations, but as early as 1905, Goodman suggested a correlation only 3 days from the most popular one today. Known as the GMT correlation, or “correlation # 584283”, this was finalized in 1950, and puts the start of the Great Cycle ( day on 11th August 3114 BC, and the end-date (known as as 21st December 2012.

Jose Arguelles has pointed out that the Tzolkin is a harmonic of the Great Cycle, and can be used to map history, as if it is measuring not individual gestation but species gestation, since 5 Great Cycles add to exactly 26,000 Tuns; the “Grand Year” or precession of the equinoxes – a higher harmonic of 260.

So do you think this is true? Here id a upcoming movie about it. (Gonna be good)


4 thoughts on “2012…End of the world?

  1. Hmmm! The end of the earth as we know it is coming, however, the timing of this event is something that has been argued, discussed and predicted by many and at differing times. Will it occur on the 21t of December 2012, as this prophecy predicts? Who knows, only time will tell. Will we be ready? Do we have the shelter, food and resources (whatever they may be) that will ensure we, as individuals, are secured a place in the new world?

    As humans we are arrogant enough to believe we are safe, that we can abuse our environment, the earth, and we will continue to reap the benefits of a healthy, long and successful life. Can we be so naive and self focused to believe the finger doesn’t point at us?

    Have seen the trailers to the movie and the research that supports this prediction and rationale. It is intriguing. The movie should be good!

  2. Seems like Y2K part deux. But at least it should make for an enjoyable movie and an even more enjoyable time in 2012 in the months leading up to this day. I can’t wait to see how the media eats this one up and what people will be doing to prepare for this end of the world. Here’s hoping that this iteration of the end of the world is more entertaining than the last. Nothing is worse than a boring apocalypse!

  3. Yea, Y2K was an interesting pile of hype, indeed!! Also of interest will be the extremists perspective and preparation for this event. Not talking normal or evenly slightly skewed thinkers, just the ‘crazy as a bessy bug’ sort of folks…watch out world! LMAO!!

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