From ABC’s Good Morning America:

“The latest evidence is a brick discovered in the ancient Mayan ruins of Comalcalco that cites the year 2012, the same year inscribed on a 1300-year-old tablet previously found among the nearby ruins of Tortuguero.”

The inscriptions both point to 2012 as being the end of an era, when a Mayan deity of war and creation will arrive. But does that mean time’s up for Earth? Archaeologists say: don’t bet on it.

A writer for The Random Fact explains:

“The Mexican institute … insists that the idea of some kind of world changing event is a Westernized misunderstanding of Mayan calendars. … The Mexican institute stressed that the Maya saw time as a series of cycles that began and ended with regularity, and that nothing apocalyptic should be associated with the ending of a particular cycle…”

Experts say the new inscription has no “future tense” markings, meaning it could refer to a past event rather than a future one. This and other issues are scheduled to be hashed out next week, as a group of scientists tries in vain to counter internet hysteria with facts and research.

From the Daily Mail:

“Given the strength of internet rumours about impending disaster in 2012, the institute is organising a round table of 60 Mayan experts next week at the archaeological site of Palenque, in southern Mexico, to ‘dispel some of the doubts about the end of one era and the beginning of another in the Mayan Long Count calendar.'”

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By Dr. Rita Louise

The thought of the year 2012 brings to the minds of many images of gloom and doom, death and destruction, and the potential reemergence of mankind from its ashes. In the last few years there have been countless books, movies and television specials discussing what the authors believe will happen on December 21, 2012. After investigating all of the available evidence, I have come to my own conclusion as to what will happen on that highly anticipated date.

Before I jump to the punch line and tell you what I believe, let’s spend a few minutes investigating some of the prophecies that have been associated with the 2012 event.. And, take a look at as some of the theories describing what is believed will happen.

The Maya created a number of different calendars to record the passage of time. One of them is called the “Calendar Round”. We learned about this calendar from a book, known as the Dresden Codex. It was spared the burning frenzy of the early Christian priests in Mexico. The Calendar Round is made up of two separate calendar systems used by the Maya. The Tzolk’on or 260 day Sacred Calendar and the Haab, the 365 day vague calendar. When combined they form a new calendar that measures 52 years.

The Calendar Round can only distinguish 52 years then starts repeating itself. The Mayans needed a more refined dating method. To ensure that dates could be identified over these extended periods, the Maya devised the “Long Count” calendar. We became aware of the Long Count through the study of various stelae found in the ruins of many abandoned Mayan cities.

The Long Count identifies the number of days that have passed since the beginning of the last Great Cycle. A great Cycle has a length of 13 baktuns or 1,872,000 days (5,125.36 years). Once completed, like the odometer on your car, the calendar resets itself to 0 (zero). The accepted start date of the current Great Cycle, as proposed by Sir J. Eric S. Thompson, is August 13, 3114 BCE. By adding 1,872,000 days to August 13, 3114 BC we arrive at the date December 21, 2012 – the “end of the Mayan Calendar”.

While the Mayan Calendar provides us with a date for its completion, some researchers believe that other prophecies support the end of a great cycle is fast approaching. According to the Hopi Indians, as reported by White Feather – a Hopi of the ancient Bear Clan – to a minister named David Young in 1958, these are the signs of the end times:

“The Fourth World shall end soon, and the Fifth World will begin. This the elders everywhere know. The Signs over many years have been fulfilled, and so few are left.”

“This is the First Sign: We are told of the coming of the white-skinned men, like Pahana, but not living like Pahana men who took the land that was not theirs. And men who struck their enemies with thunder.”

“This is the Second Sign: Our lands will see the coming of spinning wheels filled with voices. In his youth, my father saw this prophecy come true with his eyes — the white men bringing their families in wagons across the prairies.”

“This is the Third Sign: A strange beast like a buffalo but with great long horns, will overrun the land in large numbers. These White Feather saw with his eyes — the coming of the white men’s cattle.”

“This is the Fourth Sign: The land will be crossed by snakes of iron.”

“This is the Fifth Sign: The land shall be criss-crossed by a giant spider’s web.”

“This is the Sixth sign: The land shall be criss-crossed with rivers of stone that make pictures in the sun.”

“This is the Seventh Sign: You will hear of the sea turning black, and many living things dying because of it.”

“This is the Eight Sign: You will see many youth, who wear their hair long like my people, come and join the tribal nations, to learn their ways and wisdom.”

“And this is the Ninth and Last Sign: You will hear of a dwelling-place in the heavens, above the earth, that shall fall with a great crash. It will appear as a blue star. Very soon after this, the ceremonies of my people will cease.”

“These are the Signs that great destruction is coming. The world shall rock to and fro. The white man will battle against other people in other lands — with those who possessed the first light of wisdom. There will be many columns of smoke and fire such as White Feather has seen the white man make in the deserts not far from here. Only those which come will cause disease and a great dying.

Many of my people, understanding the prophecies, shall be safe. Those who stay and live in the places of my people also shall be safe. Then there will be much to rebuild. And soon — very soon afterward — Pahana will return. He shall bring with him the dawn of the Fifth World. He shall plant the seeds of his wisdom in their hearts. Even now the seeds are being planted. These shall smooth the way to the Emergence into the Fifth World.”

The signs, over the years, have been interpreted as follows: The First Sign is the arrival of the white man with his guns. The Second Sign is of the pioneers’ covered wagons. The Third Sign is of longhorn cattle. The Fourth Sign describes the railroad tracks. The Fifth Sign is a clear image of our electric power and telephone lines. The Sixth Sign describes concrete highways and their mirage-producing effects. The Seventh Sign foretells of oil spills in the ocean. The Eighth Sign clearly indicates the “Hippy Movement” of the 1960s. The Ninth Sign was the U.S. Space Station Skylab, which fell to Earth in 1979. According to Australian eye-witnesses, it appeared to be burning blue.

The Hindu Yuga cycle has also been linked by many as supporting the December 21, 2012 date. According to Hindu Tradition, the length of all life here on earth is described as one day in the life of Brahma, the god of this universe. When Brahma awakens, the universe appears. When he sleeps, it disappears. It is said that one day in the life of Brahma lasts for 4,320,000 years.

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By Christofer French

December 2012 has become the most recent date for the “end of the world”, “inflection for change”, “earthly conflagration” or “peaceful new age cosmic torrent”. Why do I pose so many possibilities? Because right now, you can go to the internet, churches, chat rooms, book stores or your local cafe and find people who believe some of the above and more.

From using Edgar Cayce as an authority, to Bible-thumping, Armageddon-believing preachers, from New Age Prophets to Astro Authors, where ever you go right now – and for the next three years, you will find people with a “specific belief in 2012”.

What Do You Believe About 2012?

Don’t laugh. As time goes on over the next 3 years, someone will ask you what you believe about 2012, and you will have to come up with a belief, or sound terribly uninformed! What do people believe? And how has this all happened?

Public awareness of the Mayans, and specifically the “shamanistic priesthood” of the Mayans who were amazingly atuned to the stars and had a specific astrology that measured earthly happenings, has skyrocketed with recent research and books about an “end of the world” scenario that is amazingly – just a turn around the corner in cosmic time. In a little while, scholars, thinkers and writers have put together a body of quotes from Merlin to the I Ching, from the Koran to Sufi Seers, from Kabbalistic talk of the “end of days” to St. John’s visions.

Never before has “date setting” for the “end of days” met with so many parties’ ear perking attention. How did Mayan Astrology meet with such sudden credibility and attention? That is a story in itself. Suffice it to say, that the Mayans have gone from a group that was – in the public mind, just a collection of old South American peoples, as in the “Mayans, Aztecs and Incans” to a far sighted group of astrological seers who were prophetic geniuses. The technicality of the prophecy has to do with the coming together of astrological events all at the same time. One of the cycles is said to be concluding after 26,000 years. This makes many people from very divergent philosophical points of view perk up. People who decry astrology, like fundamentalist Christians, have their own view of when “Christ is going to return”; and even though they don’t believe in astrology, the 2012 scenario has a harmonic ring to it, even for them. Those who have left fundamentalist Christianity and have now become New Agers are in a particular state of anticipation, since both their former and their present systems have a belief in “something dramatic happening in the not too distant future”.

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Dec 2012 or sooner? Yes much sooner, the clock runs out September 25th THIS YEAR. The truth the governments of the world are keeping from you.

This seminar presented by Alex Retrov and Krystal Alexander-Hille will wake you up to the truth behind the 2012 doomsday prophecy.

Dec 21st 2012 is a fake date created by the ‘Illuminati’ to catch us completely unprepared for the horrific events to come in September THIS YEAR .

The clock runs out this year, NOT 2012. See the overwhelming evidence for yourself!

This lecture will explain it all to you, not only WHAT is going to happen, but more importantly WHEN and WHERE. Many people have some pieces of the puzzle. However Alex not only knows the final picture, he will also show you how all the pieces fit together. The world will change much sooner than most people think.

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by Osvaldo Salamanca

2012 is the completion of the ancient Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar Cycle – but the Maya of today no longer track the Long Count Cycle. Conservative estimates say it’s been at least 500 years since they have, since at least the time of the Spanish Invasion. The last Long Count Calendar inscription recorded in stone is from 909 AD, more than a thousand years ago.

Currently, there are at least 7 million Maya living today. The largest populations of contemporary Maya inhabit the Mexican states of Yucatan, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, and Chiapas, and in the Central American countries of Belize, Guatemala, and the western portions of Honduras and El Salvador.

Depending on who you talk to, one can find evidence that some living Maya endorse the 2012 date as being of critical importance, while some may not be aware of it, or do not necessarily agree with its projected significance. Some think it is a matter for the shamans and priests, and do not relate to the westernized apocalyptic themes we’ve married the 2012 date to.

“We are now in a transition period called the ‘Cycle of the merge of the dark and the light.’…The cycle of the light will come in full force on 12/21/2012Mother Earth as a living entity will transcend to another level or frequency of consciousness and a new and special era will begin…This era will be very positive. ‘Let all beings rise. Let not one or two stay behind. ‘The times are here for total brotherhood…The spirit beings, different philosophies; different races must begin to weave together all knowledge to create the tapestry of harmony and balance”

From a different perspective most contemporary Maya continue to view these cycles of World Emergence purely in terms of ‘cycles within cycles’ Many are aware that the 2012 end date was supposed to signify such a transition, but they are not altogether convinced that this date is as meaningful as we Westerners think it is.

Along these lines, 13th Generation Quiche Maya Priest and Head of The National Mayan Council of Indigenous Elders in Guatemala representing 440 Maya tribes, is hesitant to pinpoint 2012 as the certain date of destiny. He is weary of putting false claims on the exact timing of a process he knows is in motion. However, according to them whom they authorized to speak to the world on his behalf, he has recently declared that we are now in the Window of the End of Time, meaning the closing of the Great cycle is upon us. He has said that due to the fulfillment of the Hopi Blue Star prophecy on October 24, 2007, brought by Comet Holmes, it is likely that the transformation to a New Cycle of the Sun will occur sometime between now and 2016.

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By Donald ODell

Perhaps you’ve heard about an event, believed to occur in or near Mexico City in six years, which is to signal the end of time or the end of the world.

The event, scheduled to occur in 2012 (some say 2011), is when the ancient Mayan Calendar ends.

In 2012 the Mayan Calendar simply stops. Finis. Done. Over.

Do we really just have only six more years? Is this Mayan event equivalent to the promised biblical Armageddon? Do we need to be frightened? Nervous? Awed? Anxious? Mildly or intensely curious? Do we need to re-look at our investment portfolios? Are we doomed or saved? Just what is this 2012 event?

Let’s take a brief look at the Mayan calendar.

The Mayans – living in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico – are an old culture, dating back to the time of the early Roman Empire in Europe. Their culture and civilization gave rise to several subsequent cultures: the Olmecs; the Toltecs, and the Aztecs. They built pyramids with the same precision as the Egyptians, though not quite as large. They had a very sophisticated understanding of astronomy and mathematics, all of which is reflected in the complexity of their calendar. Then they mysteriously seemed to disappear.

There are nine Underworlds in the universe of the Maya. They are called Underworlds, not because of a Mayan concept of Hell, but because of the activated crystalline structures in the earth’s inner core. These crystalline structures were not “scientifically” known by the Mayans, but were “sensed” or “intuited” by the spiritual priests and tribal leaders, chief of whom was Kukulcan – better known as Quetzalcoatl in the Aztec culture.

Each Underworld consists of seven days and has a duration – a length of time – that is equivalent to twenty times the length of the subsequent underworld. These lengths of time are called “cycles” in the Mayan Calendar. The last day of each cycle contains all of the following cycles, so all cycles will end at the same time. Each cycle is divined to accomplish a “greater” sense of consciousness: Build on the previous cycle and, simultaneously, lay preparations for the following cycle.

A simplified summary follows (for more information on this subject, I would recommend The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness, by Carl Johan Calleman, PhD, Bear & Company Publishers, Rochester, Vermont).

During the initial cycle, the universal consciousness moved from the Big Bang and the creation of matter to the emergence of cell structures. During the second cycle, consciousness moved from cellular structures to mammalian organisms. Consciousness shifted from animals to primates during the third cycle and from primates to humans in the fourth cycle. During the fifth cycle, humans raised their consciousness with the development of a spoken language and a community organization. The sixth cycle began with the development of a written language and a sense of a national consciousness – a consciousness of being a “people” among other organized “peoples.” During the seventh cycle, beginning about the time of The Industrial Age, the idea that we were a global people was germinated. The eighth cycle, which we are currently in, will see that embryonic sense of a global community come to fruition. The last cycle – or age – the Mayan Calendar records will begin in early 2011 and end later that year. It marks the end of our dualistic civilization as we currently know it – east/west, rich/poor, either/or, us/them, me/you – and the beginning of a new order of life: Global citizenship; Intuitive knowledge; Sharing of resources; Cooperation rather than competitiveness; Spirit-driven rather than materialistic-driven.

As mentioned earlier, each “cycle,” according to the Mayans, is twenty times shorter than the one preceding. This rather simple fact of the Mayan Calendar very neatly explains what we have all suspected and often hear: Events not only seem to be speeding up, events are speeding up.

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Dovid Krafchow author of Kabbalistic Tarot explains the meaning behind the Mayan calendar according to Jewish knowledge and scientific investigation.

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By Jerry Benson

2012 is right around the corner, and we’ve all heard the rumors and theories about what’s going to happen. What’s the real deal with 2012 though? What are some of the prophecies that are floating around and is anything really going to happen? Read on to learn about some of the alleged 2012 prophecies to see if there’s any truth to the rumors.

First 2012 Prophecy: The world is going to end. This is a widely held belief that in 2012, after the end of the Mayan calendar, the world is going to end through some catastrophic disaster. As far as any scientist or astrologist can tell this is completely false and the transition to 2012 will be just like any other new year. However, no scientists can understand how the Mayans themselves were able to get such an accurate grasp of the universe around us by charting stars and the movement of planets. Till to this day scientists are boggled by their accute understanding of earth’s place in our galaxy.

Second 2012 Prophecy: The end of the Mayan calendar signals a switch in consciousness. Depending on who you ask and what you choose to believe this may or may not be true. The Mayan calendar ends in 2012 but it also starts again, just like our calendar. Whether or not there is a real consciousness shift will depend on the events near or around the new year of 2012. Scary even more to believe, is the research that has been done on human consciousness. Researchers have found that the human bodies own electromagnetic field zeros out when one has an out of body experience. They have also found that our electromagnetic field is directly influenced by the earths… so, one can only wonder, what would happen to our consciousness in the event of a complete polar shift? Scientists are already finding that the earth’s magnetic field is decreasing, hinting that a polar reversal may be near…

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Author: Lance Gallagher

The 12 reasons to be really scared of the date December 21, 2012:

A dozen or more ancient Doomsday Predictions from around the world on the principle that there is never smoke without a fire you’ve got to question why there are numerous disparate sources throughout history, all pointing to the same date (Dec 21 2012) as the end of the world as we know it. Is it possible that the 21st of December 2012 date is more, this time, than yet another red herring?

Could Planet X Nibiru be the biggest factor that gives us even more reason to be concerned? If you read 12.21.2012 Planet X Codex (see link below), you might start to wonder. When such a number of ancient cultures from really diverse parts of the world all point to the same date, with very similar predictions, it could be reason for concern.
Let’s take a look at the various predictions:

Aztecs: Call this the Time of the Sixth Sun. A time of evolution. Creation of new race.

Cherokee: Calendar ends precisely on Dec 21 2012 as will the Mayan calendar.

Dogon: (Africa) Predict that the spaceship of the visitors, the Nommo, will return in the shape of a blue star.

Egypt : The Great Pyramid in Egypt which presents a stone calendar ending in the year 2012 AD.

Hindus: Kali Yuga (end time of man ). The approaching of Kalki & critical size of Enlightened Ones.

Hopi : Forecast a twenty-five year period of puri?cation followed by ‘End of 4th World’ and start of the Fifth.

Incas: Call this the ‘Age of Meeting Ourselves Again’.

Maoris : As the veils melt there’ll be a merging of the physical and spiritual worlds.

Mayans: Call this the ‘end days’ or the end of time as we know it.

Pueblo : Envision this may be the emergence into the Fifth World.

Tibetan: Kalachakra teachings, prophesies left by Buddha, forecast the approaching of the Golden Age.

Zulu: Predict that the whole world will be turned upside down.

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