NASA Explains


NASA Explains

NASA has already prepared a press release to be issued on Dec. 22, 2012. It explains why the world didn’t end the night before. Personally, if I were NASA I would be issuing this statement in advance. It explains the Mayan long count calendar in easy to understand terms; who knows – it might just diffuse doomsday nonsense.

My interest in ancient cultures has offered plenty of time to ponder prophecy. Without exception, prophecy appears in every every last one. Rather than dwell on a single apocalyptic date; view it as a warning or cautionary tale.  I’m no expert , my conclusions stem from reasonable common sense.

I see prophecy as the means by which ancient cultures explained events. The last ice age ended a mere 15,000 years ago; a cosmic blink of the eye. Volcanic eruptions, drought, disease – all devastating natural occurrences. All part of a natural cycle. Our ancient past revered the world, worshipped the sun, seasons and stars. Catastrophic events recorded in the context of ancient belief were referred to as the end of an age, or rebirth. Ancient cultures took nothing for granted. Their prophecy served as a warning – it could happen to any one, at any time.

Arrogance has led us to believe we are invincible, becoming as delusional as we are vulnerable. The climate will change, history shows us that. We are at the mercy of solar flares, asteroids, and ” super volcanoes “. We have no control over natural events, they are inevitable and unstoppable. The things we can control are what worries me.  It doesn’t take a genius to realize we’ve lost our way.  Our lack of regard for the world is something we should all be ashamed of.

Click on the link NASA Explains at the top of my post. Learn about the Mayan calendar, ponder the mind boggling knowledge these people possessed. When you’re done – look at your life, reassess your priorities, and mark Dec. 21, 2012 on your calendar as the day you plan to start looking at the world with fresh eyes.

Galactic Alignment


Mayan people were great time keepers. Able to calculate the length of a year, predict the spring and fall equinox, even understand that earth wobbled on its axis. As the much publicised Dec. 21, 2012 draws near; hype surrounding the end of the Mayan calendar swells. Barely a whisper is spoken of the fact the Mayan people had many calendars, some with dates thousands of years into our future.

Rather than ponder “end of days” or prophecy; why not come to our senses, and understand what is going to happen on Dec. 21. In relation to our known history it will still be a special day. Once every 25,800 years  a “Galactic Alignment” occurs. On Dec. 21, our winter solstice coincides with this event.

Simply put – at the winter solstice this year the earth and sun will be aligned with the galactic equator; the centre of the milky way.

By all means click on the links to learn more about this rare alignment. Certainly of interest; in particular the alignment of Sagittarius. In the 1970s a scientist monitoring radio signals from space noticed an anomaly coming from the constellation Sagittarius. He circled it and wrote “wow”. This is known as the “wow event” – the only unconfirmed radio signal from space.

Getting back to my point – the Mayans kept track of things. We know they had many calendars. I suspect  the “long count calendar” that ends on Dec. 21 is nothing more than an astounding countdown to a celestial event. How they were able to calculate this event with remarkable accuracy, we’ll never know. Archaeologists have managed to recover few pages from the Mayan daytimer. Lost to history, courtesy Spanish Conquistadores,  temple robbers, and grave looters, are the pieces that put this puzzle together.

Rather than dwell on end of days hype, I suggest we ponder the cautionary tale of ancient prophecy. Lets not confuse scientific documents with creation or prophecy myth. All ancient cultures, Hopi, Mayan, Egyptian, Greek, you name it – have similar stories to explain catastrophic natural events.  They all shared a connection to our natural world that we sadly take for granted.

We should all take a moment to ponder the accomplishments of not only the Mayan, but all ancient cultures. Be ashamed by our lack of regard for the world that sustains us, and take time to gaze at the stars. On Dec. 21 a rare galactic alignment will occur, be humbled by the fact the Mayans figured it out. The end of the Mayan calendar is simply a headline grabbing interpretation of a single Mayan observation. Probably nothing more than a simple multiplication table to the Mayans.

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Perhaps It’s Time to Relax When Pondering the End of the World on Dec.21,2012


An incredible amount of attention has been given to Mayan predictions of our world ending on Dec. 21, 2012. There is absolutely no doubt the Mayans had an astounding window into time, space, and the workings of the universe. Vast bodies of insight and knowledge have been lost forever. The Spanish Conquistadors managed to erase huge pieces of the puzzle with little thought to the consequences.  Mayan ruins were looted, and it wasn’t until quite recently that Mayan “glyphs” were even understood.

Despite media hype suggesting a “doomsday” this December, ponder this story.

In 2010 at the ruins of the Mayan site Xultun archaeologists found a faded mural. Unlike anything seen before, it contains glyphs referring to years well beyond 2012. The Maya had different calendar “cycles”, archaeologists are at a loss to explain all the intricacies, yet one thing is certain – the calendar begins August 11, 3114 B.C., and definitely does not come to a crashing halt this year.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/05/120510-maya-2012-doomsday-calendar-end-of-world-science/

Photo: Maya mural, Xultun