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.

A Corny Ending


For all my interest in ancient cultures, my pondering mind was set ablaze when I stumbled upon the ” Popol Vuh “. Discovered in 18th century Guatemala, translated by Dominican priest Fransisco Ximenez;  Popol Vuh is the creation story of the Mayan people. Much attention has been given to the end of the Mayan long calender on Dec. 21 of this year. End of days prophecies from the Hopi to Nostradamus abound. Now I find myself including Monsanto in the script.

Popol Vuh teaches us that the Mayan creator started with animals. Man came next; proving to be a little trickier. Two races of man were made, one of mud the other of wood. Both attempts failed to embrace the world. A third race, this time of corn exceeded their wildest expectations. So much so that the creator hid their abilities from them. Over time the “corn people” lost respect for the creator and all he had made. They were unable to understand a need for balance in the natural world.

The corn people are starting to sound a lot like us. Most of the food manufactured in North America contains high fructose corn syrup. The majority of that corn comes from genetically modified seed. Liberal trade practices combined with massive subsidies to “agribiz” companies have resulted in America flooding the world market with corn. Small farmers south of the border can’t compete. Genetically modified “one crop” seed has put them out of business, as its just too expensive.

A last word of caution – many scientists not on the Monsanto payroll – attribute recent spikes in chronic illness, allergies, and immune system breakdowns to genetically modified plant DNA. Corn being the worst offender.

Popol Vuh tells the story of an ancient people. We can debate ancient creation myths and prophecies till we’re blue in the face. One thing undeniable – employees at Monsanto headquarters refuse to allow any food made from genetically modified sources be served in their cafeteria.

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