Day 206 – 2012: the end of the world is near

2009/04/05 § 2 Comments

Now it is official. The end of the world- Armageddon- will come over us in 2012. More precisely on December 21, 2012. This date is the exact day when the Mayan calendar ends. The calendar has been counting for some 5100 years after its starting date on August 11, 3114 BC.

It is obvious that the world as we know it will come to an end on this day. Probably, even very likely, this means the destruction of human kind, maybe the entire planet, apparently even the entire universe. All existence will cease. Whatever you planned for the time after that day: don´t bother! (count down timer here [1])

Not all go that far though. A “Spiritual healer” predicts, a restoration of a “true balance between Divine Feminine and Masculine” Another guy anticipates a “change in the nature of consciousness,” assisted by indigenous insights and psychedelic drug use. [2]

Probably you have to have taken drugs to get ideas like that. And what in hells name means “true balance”? Which change of consciousness? Being vague means to be right for these guys I suppose. Keep it as much undefined as possible and simply claim afterwards that whatever happens is what you meant.

Similar to the way some people interpret the bible and come up with things like Armageddon or the rapture [3]. It obviously is easy enough to mush up all different “theories” and come up with a date. Loads of dates. There were doomsday prediction for all kind of dates, which came and went (220 of them here: [6]). The Y2K [4] was one of them. 2012 is the new kid on the block.

As USA today explains in an article [2]: Part of the 2012 mystique stems from the stars. On the winter solstice in 2012, the sun will be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in about 26,000 years.

This means that “whatever energy typically streams to Earth from the center of the Milky Way will indeed be disrupted on 12/21/12 at 11:11 p.m. Universal Time,” the “healer” writes (did they say 11:11? 11.11 a.m. on November 11 is a crucial date in the German calendar, every year! Coincidence? I don´t think so…[5]).

Despite the “spritual” guy’s ideas, no scholar seems to agree. They strongly doubt that the Mayans had any idea of these things going on.

Astronomers generally agree that “it would be impossible the Maya themselves would have known that,” says Susan Milbrath, a Maya archaeoastronomer.

What’s more, she says, “we have no record or knowledge that they would think the world would come to an end at that point.”

Never mind, if the end does not come our next chances for the end are predicted to be 2016, 2034 or September 14 2047 [6]. Sit back and enjoy!



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§ 2 Responses to Day 206 – 2012: the end of the world is near

  • The 2012 nonsense is, as Milbrath says, not based on what can be read from the epigraphical or archaeological record of the Maya area. These “prophets” of disaster or transformation of a higher consciousness are first of all poor scholars, they have very little knowledge of the Maya area or of anything else that can be called scientific. Sweden has its own prophet as I discuss on my blog…

  • Achim says:

    Koelle Alaaf (-:

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