The Mayan Calendar : The End or the Beginning?

On December 21, 2012, the world's oldest and most accurate calendar comes to its end. Scientists, prophets, astronomers and historians all agree on the astounding accuracy of the Mayan calendar, and the fact that it does end on December 21, 2012.

The Maya were an ancient civilization obsessed with time, using the stars, planets and astronomy to devise calendars that are so precise and accurate that even scientists in the 21st century are hard pressed to duplicate -- or explain -- their vast knowledge and ability. The Mayan calendar dates back to at least the 5th century BCE, and was actually based upon a system used by earlier civilizations. However, the Mayans altered and added to this existing calendar, creating the most sophisticated and accurate measure of time even with current scientific and astronomical knowledge.

What does this end really mean? There are facts and then there are speculations. Concurrent with the end of the Mayan calendar are several rather disturbing facts.

  1.  The Winter Solstice begins, which has numerous spiritual and ideology meanings.
  2. Ancient Mayan and Aztec hieroglyphics depicted within pyramid walls and inside ancient tombs all point to a culmination of a circle or the end of a long period of the Earth as we know it.
  3. The third and perhaps most disturbing fact, is that on December 21, 2012, a galactic event takes place that happens only every 25,800 years.

The sun rises in what is often referred to as the “dark rift” which is actually the center of the Milky way. Although there are various views and data, one thing all astronomers and scientists agree on: the galactic alignment of the sun, if the effects are significant enough, could result in catastrophic events seen worldwide. The theory behind this solar movement is that the shift of the sun causes the axis or earth’s pole to shift to an extent that it disrupts weather patterns, and causes crumbling of the Earth’s crust. While our Earth is constantly shifting, the speed of such is so slow that few if any effects are felt. Should a shift or “tilt” come in a short time span, or significant movement, there is no question that earthquakes, tsunamis, fire and other natural disasters will be unavoidable. Not only does this affect our cities and threaten the survival of the human species, but, if the effect of this galactic event should be strong enough, the gravitational forces could cause loss of our power grids, leaving our world in darkness, no light, no electric, no radio, TV or phone.

Will the world literally end on December 21? That is a question we are simply not able to answer, but one thing stands clear, there is some reason for concern. If the accurate predictions of the Mayans for thousands of years hold true this December, something is going to change, and whether for hours, minutes or days, our earth will be affected.

December 21 ,2012: the end of the world, or the beginning of a new world? You decide….

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