Could the end of the world be just four years away? A subculture has formed around the possibility, saying several prophecies predict some sort of apocalypse in or around 2012. It has been discussed online, analyzed in several new books and covered in the media.The date of doomsday, based on the Mayan calendar, has been set as Dec. 12, 2012. If the calendar began on Aug. 11, 3114 B.C., as many researchers contend, then its "long cycle" would end on that day. The ancient Mayan civilization thrived between roughly 1800 BC and 1450 AD in Central and South America where the ruins remain of the cities they built, includingmonumental pyramids.
They are recognized for their knowledge of astronomy and precise calendars.The Mayans had different calendars, which were used in combination. The typical annual calendar was 260 days, synchronized with a 365-day calendar. Another calendar known as the Long Count was developed to mark longer periods of time, running for the equivalent of 5,125 years. The Mayan calendar isn't in widespread use outside of Guatemala, though others are interested in revitalizing it, said Keith Prufer, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of New Mexico.
He said the
end of the calendar's long cycle does not imply an apocalypse, but
rather an anniversary similar to the millennium, though for a period of
more than 5,000 years.
"It's not the end of the world," hesaid.
That hasn't stopped people
from making both ominous and positive connections between the restart
of the Mayan calendar and other phenomena predicted to happen around
the same time.
For instance, the winter
solstice is on Dec. 21, and in the year 2012, a solar maximum also is
expected to occur. At maximum, the Sun can have many sunspots and many
more large flares and solar storms, said Karen Masters, a postdoctoral
researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
These events release
charged particles from the surface of the Sun, which travel out into
space. Those that hit the Earth can cause disruption to power grids,
damage satellites and other electronics, she said.
"So solar maximum can be
inconvenient — but I don't think it's going to end the world," she
said. "Thedate matching the ......
Starting from 2012, the process of global cooling will start on the Earth and by the middle of 21st century the whole planet will be captured by low temperatures, an expert from the Russian Sciences Academy Observatory was quoted by NewsRu.com as saying Monday.The cause of the expected global cooling is a decrease in the flow of the Sun’s radiation, Khabibulo Absudamatov says. “We have already witnessed a cooling of the kind in Europe, in North America and Greenland in 16...Does Maya calendar predict 2012 apocalypse?
With humanity coming up fast on 2012, publishers are helping readers gear up and count down to this mysterious — some even call it apocalyptic — date that ancient Mayan societies were anticipating thousands of years ago. Since November, at least three new books on 2012 have arrived in mainstream bookstores. A fourth is due this fall. Each arrives in the wake of the 2006 success of 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, which has been selling thousands of copies a month since its release in May and co...Tibetan "Remote Viewing" yields 2012 warning
Remote viewing is nothing new in Tibetan monasteries. For thousands of years remote viewing in the middle of other spiritual activities have dominated Tibetan culture. What some Indian tourists came to learn from a few Tibetan monasteries under the current Chinese rule is extremely alarming and fascinating.According to these tourists remote viewers are seeing world powers in the course of self-destruction. They also see that the world will not be destroyed. Between now and 2012 the world super p...2012 - facts vs predictions
With 2012 only a few years away now theories and predictions of potential disasters set to occur are rampant, but exactly how much truth is there to these and what are the facts behind these proposed apocalypticscenarios ?"A film by Roland Emmerich - the director behind the disastermovies like "Independence Day: and "The Day After Tomorrow", is generating new interest in predictions of a major mishap to hit Earth December 21st...Will 2012 bring the end of the world ?
With 2012 only a few years away and with a Hollywood movie production opening in cinemas next month the concept of 2012 bringing the end of the world is on many people"s minds - but how muchtruth is there to it ?"Apolinario Chile Pixtun is tired ofbeing bombarded with frantic questions about the Mayan calendar supposedly "running out" on December 21, 2012. . After all, it"s not the end of the world. Or is it?"View: Full Article...Nasa debunks 2012 doomsday
A leading Nasa scientist has stated that fears surrounding the concept that the world will end in 2012 are little more than a myth fuelled by internet rumour and that the apocalyptic planet Nibiru does not exist."Fears that the world isdue to end in December 2012 is just a myth fuelled by internet rumour, according to aleading Nasa scientist. . In an article published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Dr Morrison has ...World Not Ending in 2012, Says NASA
Contrary to what you may read on the Internet, the world is not going to end in 2012. A rogue planet named Nibiru is not on a collision course with Earth. And a solar flare won't toast the planet. It's all fiction, though the makers of the film "2012" may lead you to think otherwise. "I don't have anything against the movie. It's the way it's been marketed and the way it exploits people's fears," NASA scientist David Morrison at the Ames Rese...Why 2012?
Robert Bast, somewhere, May 2001
Here is an
idea worth considering: Thousands of years ago humankind had attained a
high-level of technological achievement. They understood laws of nature that are
unknown to us today. They explored Antarctica and mapped the entire globe. They
made monuments that we would have difficulty recreating with our modern
techniques and equipment.
Then tragedy struck in the form of a global
cataclysm. They were not expecting it. The disaster was so terrib...2012 Philosophy
1. Humanity and Planet Earth are currently going through a huge change or shift in consciousness and reality perception.2.
The Mayan civilization of Central America was and is the most advanced
in relation to time-science knowledge. Their main calendar is the most
accurate on the planet. It has never erred. They actually have 22
calendars in total, covering the many timing cycles in the Universe and
Solar System. Some of these calendars are yet to be revealed.3.
The Mayan fifth world fin...The Mayan Lord of Creation and 2012