Just as "Y2K" and its batch of predictions about the year 2000 have become a distant memory, here comes "Twenty-twelve." Fueled by a crop of books, Web sites with countdown clocks, and claims about ancient timekeepers, interest is growing in what some see as the dawn of a new era, and others as an expiration date for Earth: December 21, 2012.The date marks the end of a 5,126-year cycle on the Long Count calendar developed by the Maya, the ancient civilization known for its advanced understanding of astronomy and for the great cities it left behind in Mexico and Central America. (Some scholars believe the cycle endsa bit later -- on December 23, 2012.)Speculation in some circles about whether the Maya chose this particular time because they thought something ominous would happen has sparked a number of doomsday theories. The hype also has mainstream Maya scholars shaking their heads.
going to be a whole generation of people who, when they think of the
Maya, think of 2012, and to me that's just criminal," said David
Stuart, director of the Mesoamerica Center at the University of Texas
"There is no serious
scholar who puts any stock in the idea that the Maya said anything
meaningful about 2012."
But take the fact that
December 21, 2012, coincides with the winter solstice, add claims the
Maya picked the time period because it also marks an alignment ofthe
sun with the center of the Milky Way galaxy, and you have the makings
of an online sensation.
Type "2012" into an
Internet search engine and you'll find survival guides, survival
schools, predictions and "official stuff" to wear, including T-shirts
with slogans such as "2012 The End" and "Doomsday 2012."
Theories about what might
happen range from solar storms triggering volcano eruptions to a polar
reversal that will make the Earth spin in the opposite direction.
If you think all of this would make a great sci-fi disaster movie, Hollywood is already one step ahead.
"2012," a special-effects
flick starring John Cusack and directed by Roland Emmerich, of "The Day
After Tomorrow" fame, is scheduled to be released this fall.
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