Sunday, January 3, 2010

Is there any written record left of the Maya 2012 Prophecy?

We know that tens of thousands of records created over millenniums were destroyed and that information preserved not only events during the more than thousand years that they flowered as a high civilization, but all the information came down to them from the presence of their predecessors on the American continent for an estimated 25,000 years. Although with that destruction would have been information about 2012.
But there is a glimmer of hope because although the massive paper record of the civilization was destroyed, there is another source—a history written in stone.
We do have some record of the Maya and other Mesoamerican civilizations in their etching on stone and painted on walls, but even most of these were destroyed as the great monuments of Mesoamerica were dismantled by the European conquerors in order to use the building materials in their own structures—and sometimes simply to destroy all the remnants of the native American cultures in order to keep political dominance.
What little survived of the cultures is carved in stone on walls and stone slabs that we call “stele”. The most famous stele with a 2012 connection was found at Izapa, a site on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Called Stele 25, the stone slab depicts a galactic alignment that marks the end of the Long Count calendar. We know now that there will in fact be a galactic alignment at that time, an event that astronomically only occurs once every 26,000 years.
In addition to this astronomical event, the Maya left carvings in stone that refer to the cycles of global disasters that their world had undergone over the ages, the periods of time they called “suns.”
The mistake many of the 2012 doubters make is that they view the Long Count calendar as merely a sequence of dates, as our own calendar is. But that is not correct—the Maya long calendar was not just a reflection of insignificant dates but a history of disasters. Unlike the annual calendar, it does not reflect a completely accurate tabulations of dates going back thousands of years; rather, the count begins with a legendary event, a time when their world last suffered cataclysmic events: destruction and creation.
The 2012 deniers ignore the fact that while the Maya had a annual calendar that was designed for everyday use (a multiple of 260 and 365 days called the Calendar Round) just as our calendars are, the Long Count calendar system was predicated upon cyclical cataclysmic events that surrounding the rebirth of their world after it was shattered.
So the concern about a catastrophic event lying in wait that will jump out at us on December 21, 2012 is not just the fact that is the last day on the calendar, but the fact that the Maya designed the calendar to reflect when cataclysmic events would occur, just as they believed it did four times previously.
An interesting aspect of the Long Count calendar being approximately 26,000 years long as 2012 is that figure coincides with the approximately 25,000 years ago that science estimates the ancestors of indigenous Americans started coming across the Baring Strait Land Bridge. There will be more about that later.
We have discussed the fact that any extensive record of 2012 events would have been destroyed when literally the entire written foundation of their civilization was burned, leaving just three documents out of tens of thousands and a few inscriptions on stone.
From my studies and analysis, I cannot see a basis for a serious scholar to simply say the Maya never recorded the reason for their 2012 end time prophecy. They best that can be said is that any specific record would have been destroyed but there are clues left in stone that tell us that the Long Count calendar itself is the biggest single piece of evidence because it is based upon cataclysmic events.
We will be discussing how, in an uncanny way, the Maya End Time scenarios are similar to Biblical apocalyptic events.
My next blog will deal with the question as to whether there is scientific support for the 2012 end time prophecy.
--My friend and co-author, Junius Podrug, contributed this blog.

45 comments:

  1. Reading how over zealous priests burned the written record of an entire civilization, reminds me that not much has changed. It was just a few years ago that our military ignored warnings from archaeologists that an effort must be made to protect the Iragi museum and library where ancient manuscripts were stored. No effort was made, the museum was looted, and the great library went up in flames.

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  2. I guess nobody on this side of the world thought about the fact that it wasn't just a history of the Iraqi people, but that Mesopotamia is called the Cradle of Western Civilization. Gees, last I heard that included most Americans. So I guess we created a scenario in which we burned up irreplaceable books and antiquities from our own ancient past.

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  3. What it reminds me of is that scene played mlany times on the History Channel where the Nazis are marching around in a circle and throwing books on a bonfire. I don't know how many books there were to burn when the Taliban took over Afghanistan, but I do recall that they went out of their way to erase everything but their own art and literature -- I don't remember the name of the statue, but they blew up a huge image, Buddhist, Hindu, or something like that, despite pleas from the world not to destroy the ancient artifact.

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  4. I understand among the Maya Catholics there is a strong belief that Jesus will descend to the Yucatan and free the Maya from the foreigners. Perhaps the memory of the Maya is carefully hidden in the current Maya theology? They may have woven their ancient myths and histories into their forced Roman religion, that being a largely oral tradition.

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  5. If Dec. 21,2012 is the end of the 5th world, why is there no other mention of it by the Maya? Doesn`t such a cataclysm warrant a little more attention than an obscure glyph at Quirigua ?

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  6. 困難的不在於新概念,而在於逃避舊有的概念。.........................

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  10. 凡是遇到困擾的問題,不要把它當作可怕的,討厭的,無奈的遭遇,而要把它當作歷練、訓練和幫助。......................................................

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  13. 當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

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  16. Isn't it ludicrous that a civilization that created a calendar that not only was accurate for 26,000 years, a mathematics system that figured four places to the right of the decimal point and knew about the intergalactic allignment is still considered "primitive"?

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