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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Thoughts on the Mayan Calendar

There are many views on this subject, the end of the world or just a change in consciousness? I wanted to touch on this briefly because I’ve been aware of this for at least two decades, remembering when 2012 seemed like a long way off. Now, all of a sudden, here we are and still alive to see what this is all about for ourselves.

I have read dozens of articles on this, as I suppose many of you have over the years, especially if you’re interested in things like this. The unusual intrigues me and always has. The end of the Mayan calendar is one of those once-in-a-lifetime events.

I find it amazing that the Mayan were so smart, being able to work out so much without the use of computers, or even simple technology like a common calculator. I have great respect for them, making use of their minds more than most of us do today. Some of the things they accomplished seem almost unimaginable. To the Maya this date (2012) only starts a new “baktun,” or 394-year century, which is how they kept time.

Do I believe it’s the end of the world? No. I don’t think it’s the beginning of the end either. I’m not worried at all and look forward to a new era, if indeed we will see one when the world is rampant with greed and corruption.

Of course, many people think this will be doomsday, but there was no mention in the Mayan prophecy about doomsday. There are many rumors about how Earth will meet its demise. Some of them being: maybe hit by an asteroid, or sideswiped by another planet, a comet is headed toward Earth and will dispense poisonous gas, the sun is in a frenzy with major solar flares, what about a pole shift that is in the news so much, or a black hole swallowing us up? People get crazy with worry about things like this, but I tend to agree with the scientists on this matter. People have worried about all this stuff for thousands of years. One day any one of these things could happen, but I would say we are more likely to destroy ourselves by blowing each other up because we can’t agree on anything. The world’s people have been fighting since the earliest days and will continue to do so. Eventually we will have bombs sophisticated enough to blow the planet to smithereens. I think this scenario is more likely. When this will happen is anyone’s guess, so it’s just best to be prepared and live each day to the fullest.

Now if you’re still worried about any of the theories above, briefly, this is what NASA and some scientists have to say.

There is no planet (Nibiru) headed our way to sideswipe us. This is a rumor from ancient Sumerians and comes from a Wisconsin woman who claims to have contact with aliens who told her about this planet. Any planet large enough is way out beyond Pluto and in that “planet’s” orbit.

At some point, an asteroid will hit Earth, but that is way out there within the next 100,000 years, not this month. There the 4700 asteroids close by and of a good size (330 feet wide), but they would likely threaten a city if they landed here, but not destroy the whole planet. These 4700 asteroids are in a neighborhood that is 5-million-miles in size.

People have been worried about a comet hitting the Earth since Haley’s Comet, discovered in 1910, caused them to hide in basements and hoard oxygen cylinders in Chicago and New York, hoping to save themselves from poisonous gas.

As far as pole flips go, this happens every 400,000 years and not all at once. It is a gradually change, taking many centuries to be completed and this is due to changes in the planets iron core. It would not bother navigation in any way because we don’t use compasses for that today, but instead global positioning satellites. There are no extinction events known because of the shifts.

We get solar flares all the time. The next maximum activity from the sun comes in 2013 and scientists say it will be mild. We can predict them now, so electric utilities and satellite owners can batten down the hatches beforehand.

There is no need to worry about being sucked into a giant black hole in the middle of the Milky Way when the sun, Earth and moon all line up on Dec 21st. This sounds spooky, but it has been happening every year on this date for the last century. Remember gravity still comes into play; it won’t turn off the switch just because of planetary alignment.

So there you go no need to worry just yet. Remember we have already survived several events this year: droughts that affected 80% of the farmland, blackouts in India that left millions with no power and the super storm Sandy that the northeast has just gone through that flooded much of NYC. Nobody predicted any of this stuff.

There is no real evidence the world is ending.


  1. This is a good one, Sunni! Did you see the NASA YouTube link? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGSYN3o6sWU&feature=player_embedded

  2. Hi JAVS,

    Thanks for reading and posting. And thanks for that link. I'll check it out.



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