Whose 2012 Is It, Anyway?
What happens at the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012? That depends on whose theories, research, documentation, assumptions and conclusions you read.
In this two- part series, we examine theories of the leading 2012 researchers and experts, related prophecies of the Maya and other ancient civilizations about the end of the Mayan Long Count calendar in 2012, and some of the most remarkable mushroom- and DMT-induced 2012 fantasies in the history of altered states of consciousness, at least one of which is backed up with real charts.
Find out everything you wanted to know about 2012 and the end of the Maya calendar were too busy worrying about the end of the world to ask—all on the pages of this very Web site.
Top 2012 Theories, End of Mayan Long Count Calendar and 2012 Theory
The top theorists—who don't even agree on the exact date or even the year that the Mayan Long Count calendar begins or ends—are John Major Jenkins, Carl Johan Calleman, Graham Hancock, Patrick, Geryl, Maurice Cotterell, Terence McKenna, Jose Arguelles and Daniel Pinchbeck. (Actually, ht last three guys don't really count.) They have all written books and appear in videos and DVD's about 2012 and various aspects of Mayan cosmology, the many Mesoamerian calendars, Maya history and culture.
Unfortunately, some of these researchers are apparent nut cases who conducted their research by eating psychedelic mushrooms or channeling the spirit of some ancient Mayan priest-king, or even Kukulkan himself. Others have done field work at Maya sites in Mexico and Guatemala, investigated astronomical tie-ins with the end of the Mayan Long Count calendar, and avoided channeling and mind-altering substances.
(This is not to suggest that knowledge, wisdom and perspective cannot be obtained by utilizing the appropriate sacred herbs and substances in the right circumstances—only that if interviewing a talking mushroom or channeling anyone from any place or time is the basis of your theory for 2012 or any other topic, that you are better off not telling the world your source. If that is the case, tell them you got your information from a very scientific time wave chart or by some other more logical and scientific method.)
End of the World or into the 6th World?
They all concur that whatever happens at the end of the Mayan Long Count calendar will lead to a new world—perhaps the sixth world, though according to certain Maya in Guatemala, it will be the fifth world. Some indicate that Kukulkan (Quetzalcoatl in Mexico) will return, others that earthquakes will destroy the world.
This series of articles surveys the leading theories, exploring where they agree and disagree. It examines the Monument 6 hieroglyphs at Tortuguero, the only stela ever found that describes what will happen on December 21, 2012, whose Long Count date is 4 Ahau 3 Kankin. We will also delve into the Mayan Books of Chilam Balam, the 13-Katun Prophecies from Yucatan, Mexico.
Mayan Prophecies about 2012
Prophecies of contemporary Maya daykeepers and shamans in Guatemala concerning the end of the Long Count calendar, such as the Seven Mayan Prophecies, will be taken into consideration. And finally, a summary will reveal what is most likely to happen and why on that date as well as in the few years before the end date.
Where to Be in 2012: Locations of Key Events Related to End of Mayan Calendar
The top travel destinations and tours related to 2012 and the end of the Mayan calendar are published for the first time anywhere. Learn where to be in Mexico and Guatemala on certain Mayan calendar-related dates.
This information also covers archaeological and sacred sites in San Salvador, Belize and Honduras, and unveils the places to be in North and South America as well as the rest of the planet. Key 2012-related dates leading to the end of the Long Count will soon be listed here.
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
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