Sunday, 19 July 2009

Is it true that the earth will end on 22-12-2012?

The world is not going to end on that date. Here's an article about what the Mayans really think about it.

2012: The End of the World, but not Literally
An article by John W. Reeves III

There has been a lot of controversy and debate over the issue of December 21, 2012 being the "End of the World". People have been basing this on Mayan Prophecies and the fact that the Mayan Calendar ends on the above-mentioned date.

The reality of this is that people have misunderstood and misinterpreted the Mayan Philosophies and the workings of the Mayan Calendar. This is something that has upset a lot of Mayans.

If you speak to the Mayans, as I have done, they will tell you that indeed, 2012 is the end of the world. They will also tell you that this will be the fifth time the world has ended, and that the world ends every 5125 years. In other words, it is not a literal translation. In fact, the Mayans explain this as meaning the end of one era and the beginning of a new era. They do say that during this time there will be major changes in the Earth and its inhabitants, but not an actual destruction of the physical planet.

So, the Question is why every 5125 years?

In order to answer this question, one has to understand the workings of the Mayan Calendar, and the reasoning and science behind it. In fact, you also need to know the Mayan perception of time.

Most people perceive time as a straight line, moving ever forward. Mayans perceive time as a circle, "What has happened will happen". Even though this statement pertains to a Mayan philosophy about events in history, it also has a bigger meaning from which the statement originated. The bigger meaning pertains to cycles in nature and in the universe, as understood in Mayan astronomy. And this perception of time is the first building block for the Mayan Calendar.

The Mayan Calendar is actually three calendars working as one, kind of like three cogged wheels. These calendars are known as the Tzolkin, the Haab, and the Long Count.

The Tzolkin, also known as the Mayans' Religious or Spiritual Calendar, is 260 days long. It measures the Mayan 20 day weeks of which there are 13. (NOTE: The year marked by the Tzolkin is not incorporated in the Mayan date).

The Haab, also known as the Mayans' Civilian or Solar Calendar, is 365 days long. It measures the months of which there are 20 (19 months have 20 days each and 1 month has 5 days in it for a total of 365 days).

These two calendars working together are known as the "Calendar Round" and create a cycle of days that do not repeat for 52 years. Incidentally, the reset of this calendar every 52 years also keeps this portion of the Mayan Date in sync with the seasons on Earth, much in the same way as our "Leap Year", only it is much more accurate.

The Long Count, also known as the "Day Count", is what the Mayans use to mark the days in the 5125 year cycle of the Mayan Calendar. Incidentally, the Mayans can tell you what day it is on the "Long Count", which is impressive due to the fact that there are 1,870,625 days in the "Long Count".

So, with these three calendars working together as one Mayan Calendar, no date on this calendar repeats itself for 5125 years (then the process starts over again).

Now back to the question, "Why 5125 years?"

This is because the Mayan Calendar is not based on the Sun and the Moon. Though it uses the Sun and the Moon in part of its workings, the Mayan Calendar is actually based on the time it takes our Milky Way Galaxy to make a complete orbit around the Pleiades Cluster. It is a mystery as to why they chose this phenomenon as a basis for a calendar or how they even knew about it.

So, will we still be here after 2012?

More than likely, the answer is yes. And we may be witness to some really interesting things in the process.

The last time the Mayan Calendar came to an end was 3113 B.C. This puts it around the time of the "Great Flood", which is spoken of, not only in the Bible, but also in Mayan History and other cultures as well (and mankind is still here).

Is this ending of the Mayan Calendar different from any of the previous endings?

The answer is most definitely, "Yes".

With this ending of the Mayan Calendar, our solar system will be entering the "Galactic Plain" on its journey from the topside of our galaxy to the bottoms side. This phenomenon occurs every 25625 years, which is exactly 5 cycles of the Mayan Calendar. With 2012 being the 5th ending to the Mayan Calendar, you can count back and find that the very first cycle of the Mayan Calendar began with our solar system in the "Galactic Plain" on its journey from the bottom side of the galaxy to the topside.

"What has happened will happen".

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