The End of the Mayan Calendar is scheduled for December 21, 2012
(give or take a year). The possibilities of what this "end" might
mean is an increasingly hot topic on the Internet, in conferences,
printed articles, and in discussions all over the globe. This is
because it just might be an incredibly important moment in history --
e.g., the end of history!
Calendars, in general, do not end . The whole purpose of
developing and/or keeping a calendar is to predict future events
based upon the cyclical nature of the world -- to keep such things
as agriculture in line with the seasons or inform out-of-line
politicians when their terms of office are up for reconsideration.
[In this regard, politicians are like babies. Both need to be
changed periodically, and often, for the same reason.] But the idea
that everything is coming to some sort of completion, i.e. the end
of cycles, the end of days, the end... period... This just doesn't
compute when it comes to the idea of a calendar.
But the Mayan Calendar is not necessarily your average, run-of-the-
mill calendar. It is, among other things, reputed to be the most
accurate in the world. This is due in part to the fact it is also a
relatively complicated calendar, using cycles of 13 and 20 (weird!),
relating to the cycles of other planets (e.g. Venus), and in general
incorporating some 22 (at last count) different sub-calendars, such
that every contingency can be accounted for.
The Mayans did not elaborate in great detail about what would
happen in 2012 A.D., just that their calendar would end. However,
there has been no end (pardon the pun) to the possibilities being
forecast by modern day interpretors of what the Mayans might have
meant. These possibilities include 2012 A.D. as a time for:
1) major changes in human DNA (as in Indigo Children),
2) an enormous leap in Consciousness,
3) dimensional shifts (as in Hyperdimensional Physics
4) the cessation of linear Time,
5) an evolutionary human pinnacle,
6) a huge surge and multiple breakthroughs in
7) the end of Money [Shirley, you jest!],
8) massive genetic mutations [the good news!],
9) a serious, altogether-too-close encounter with a Near-
Earth Objects member,
10) and a cosmic alignment of our solar system with the
plane of our Galaxy, the Milky Way. The latter represents the end
of a 25,920 year cycle -- a cycle based on the Precession of the
> goes so far as
to suggest that as of December 21, 2012 AD, the possibilities
include an encounter with a trans-dimensional object such as
a "Hyperspatial Breakthrough, Planetesimal Impact, Alien Contact,"
et al. The effects, according to
> will include everything from
intense dreams to DNA reprogramming from 2 strands back to 12 strand
DNA, as well as the emergence of greater intuitive and healing
abilities, children born with telepathic abilities, and that "all
plagues of the 90's, including AIDS, will be gone."
> has connected the time
with the alleged Resurrection of Osiris at The Great Pyramids of
Giza in Egypt. The author, Ruth Allen, <www.siloam.net>noted, "The
zenith meridian at Giza runs through Jupiter at the Hyades in
Taurus. The metaphor for this alignment is that the kingdom
(Jupiter) will be restored to Egypt (Taurus) at that precise moment.
Thus, Osiris, the Bull of Egypt, will return from the dead at
22:18:13 on December 21, 2012. If these calculations can be backed
up, they will have fulfilled the ancient prophecy. It will also
prove that the Hall of Records is the stars. Remember one simple
fact. Everything we are and everything we can know, is within the
stars. That was the fundamental synoptic meaning of the Giza
One of the more complete repositories of what 2012 A.D. might imply
(and the sources of such information) is at
www.diagnosis2012.co.uk. This website has taken ideas from
alternative scientists, Egyptologists, prophets, channelings,
divinatory systems, shamanic psychonauts, psychonuts, artists,
mystics, mythology, Mesoamerican research, the so-called "Bible
Code", and the concept of a complex fractal Time, where an ancient
encoding in the Chinese I Ching predicts a 2012 termination point.
The mathematical wildness of the latter, the so-called TimeWave, is
> notes that the Mayan "fifth
world finished in 1987" [What is termed "the Harmonic Convergence"],
but that the "sixth world" does not start until 2012. This leaves
everyone currently "between worlds", aka the "Apocalypse",
or "revealing". The time is apparently upon everyone to work
through their "stuff", both individually and collectively. They
note, for example, that "The Mayan sixth world is actually blank.
This means it is up to us, as co-creators, to start creating the new
world and civilization we want now." [Why not get on this right
after lunch, okay?]
> provides an excellent
article on "The How and Why of the Mayan End Date in 2012 A.D."
Written by John Major Jenkins (1994), the article makes several
noteworthy observations, including:
"Scholars have known for decades that the 13-baktun cycle of the
Mayan `Long Count' system of timekeeping was set to end precisely on
a winter solstice, and that this system was put in place some 2300
years ago. This amazing fact -- that ancient Mesoamerican
skywatchers were able to pinpoint a winter solstice far off into the
future -- has not been dealt with by Mayanists. And why did they
choose the year 2012? One immediately gets the impression that
there is a very strange mystery to be confronted here."
"The point of interest for these early astronomers seems to have
been the projected end date in 2012 A.D., rather than the beginning
date in 3114 B.C. Having determined the end date in 2012... and
calling it 188.8.131.52.0, they thus proclaimed themselves to be living
in the 6th baktun of the Great Cycle. The later Maya certainly
attributed much mythological significance to the beginning date,
relating it to the birth of their deities, but it now seems certain
that the placement of the Long Count hinges upon its calculated end
point." [emphasis added]
"In the book he co-authored with his brother Dennis [Invisible
Landscape, Seabury Press 1975 and Harper San Francisco, 1993],
Terence [McKenna] suggests that the position of winter solstice sun
within 3 degrees of the Galactic Center in the year 2012 A.D.
(a `once-in-a-precessional-cycle' event) may provide the
eschatological end point for his theory of time known as TimeWave
Zero. His end date was chosen for historical reasons and was,
apparently, only later discovered to correspond with the Mayan end
For the astronomers, <http://eclipse.span.ch/transit.htm
describes Mercury and Venus transits. A transit, in this
connection, is, "When Mercury or Venus passes in front of the Sun's
disk as seen from Earth." "Mercury transits happen about 12 times
in a century." The next ones are: May 7, 2003 . November 8,
2006." This is, supposedly, no big deal, but transits of Venus --
the planet about which the Mayans were particularly interested --
are "a very rare sight, about 12 times per millennium!" The last
one was in the 19th century, as there were none in the 20th
century. Furthermore, the next one's coming soon: June 8, 2004 ,
then June 6, 2012 (They come in pairs, eight years apart.) Several
scholars have suggested that the 2012 transit of Venus is all part
of the 2012 A.D. K-Mart Blue Light Special -- the ultimate "close-
out" for bargain shoppers.
For the Astrologers -- we have to be fair when it comes to giving
equal time between the Astronomers and Astrologers! -- 12-22-2012
is what might be called an interesting "natal chart". Of particular
note is the formation of a "Yod" (the "finger of destiny", as
highlighted in the figure). A Pluto-Saturn sextile (the "heavies" in
Astrology) point the finger, so to speak, at Jupiter (the
zodiacal "Santa Claus"). One esoteric branch of astrology claims
that Jupiter is always highlighted at death of an individual (i.e.
it's the "good news"). One can only wonder if the same might also
apply as a species-wide event. Keep in mind that the Sabian Symbols
for Pluto and Saturn in this case are: "An Angel Carrying a Harp"
and "A Dentist at Work." You might want to stay tuned on this one!
(5/9/5) Another point of view is provided at:
And the possibilities continue -- or as some might observe -- run
rampant. Perhaps the funniest aspect comes from some entrepreneurs
at "radix", where in "a bid for the End-of-the-Worldcon", they have
advocated Chichén Itzá as the place to be on December 21, 2012.
Everyone is invited to, "spend your last Worldcon of this existence
with us!" They go on to describe their accommodations: "Our three
hotels, the Hacienda Chichén, the Mayaland, and Villas Arqueologicas
are close together and convenient to Chichén Itzá's own airport.
Swimming is available in any of the nearby cenotes." [Visa and
MasterCharge are, presumably, still being accepted!] Then there's
the "masquerade venue with adequate raked seating! Plus we'll be
putting major programming in the Ball Court to avoid the expense of
sound amplification." [Why exactly should we worry about expense?]
Finally, they note that, "The center of science programming will be
the observatory. Celestial readings will be taken throughout the
convention to ensure that closing ceremonies exactly coincide with
the end of time.
"Dead dog party to follow."
With a notable reduction in a sense of humor
> describes the "Mars by 2012"
project, "a NASA-sponsored course offered through the Earth and
Planetary Science Department (EPS 98/198). The course allows
undergraduates to participate in ongoing research projects related
to the problems and challenges humans will face in a manned mission
to Mars." The website goes on to headline, "The Synergy Project
[uniting] universities, industries, NASA [in] bringing humans to
Is there, perhaps, a suspicion at Berkeley that being on Mars in
2012 A.D. might be highly preferable to being on Earth at that time?
Finally, Drunvalo Melchizedek
>, details some of the
metaphysical aspects of the event, but also includes how one might
prepare for such an event. This is presented in slightly greater
detail on the supposition that one always needs to close with an
upbeat ending. This is the same sort of thinking that Tom Robbins
in his book, Jitterbug Perfume, included, when he noted that the
sign over the doorway to Hell read, "Lighten Up."
Quoted from: <http://www.greatdreams.com/drun.htm
"So now that the `Time of Great Change' is here, what do we do?
"Prepare physically? Physically means finding a place that feels
safe and storing food and necessary equipment for up to a two year
period. This may or may not be right for you. Understand the
situation. First of all, this period of time you would be preparing
for is before the change, not after. The idea that we are to
prepare and wait, and then after to come out of the shelter and
resume life after the change is misleading. Once the change has
happened, the next world will not be visible to the old one. We
will ascend into a new world on a different wave length where any
physical preparation made on earth will be useless there. Just as
in death, you cannot bring it with you. [emphasis added]
"So the reason for physical preparation is to give one a safe place
to make the transition without violence and struggle -- A calm place
and time to meditate during the outer changes going on. If,
however, you do not feel it is necessary. That is all right also.
Spirit is forever. No matter what happens, you will survive. What
is truly important here is your state of consciousness during this
transition. Your consciousness can overcome any of the physical
An essential requirement is "dropping the old consciousness of Good
and Evil, which we must do in order to enter the new higher
consciousness. The old consciousness sees itself as being inside a
body and everything and everyone else as outside of itself. This
way of seeing is [the way of Illusions]. The Hindus call it `Maya'.
"Hermes of Ancient Greece once said, `As above, so below'. This
quote has become famous, and is just now being proven by science.
The macrocosm and the microcosm reflect each other. In the same way,
another quote is important. `As within, so without.' The inside and
the outside are connected. It is here, where the important work will
be lived. To realize that what happens on the inside reflects to
the outside -- and the other way around. This relationship is
effected by our feelings. Fear creates a contracted state of
being. Love creates an expanded state of being. When we are in
fear and contracted, the outer world controls our inner world. When
we are in love and expanded, the inner world controls our outer
"So the key to interdimensional survival is to remain positive and
in love with life even when the outer world may seem hopeless. Know
the perfection of Nature. At the same time and equally important,
know and see that Great Spirit/Nature is alive and conscious of
you. Develop communication within yourself with God. An example of
indigenous understanding of this is that of the Kahunas in Hawaii:
Their belief in nature as alive and conscious.
"The final key is to bring this `connection' with Nature into
yourself. Let your inner child self emerge and `play' with Life.
Marah Baba said it perfectly, `Be happy, don't worry.' Bashar said
it in another way, `Be happy for no reason.' It is your childlike
joy that will lead you home. Do you remember?"
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