Some Maya are getting sick of 2012 hype MSNBC - October 10, 2009
- Guatemalan Mayan Indian elder Apolinario Chile Pixtun says archaeologists, astronomers and modern-day Mayas shrug off the popular frenzy over the date of 2012, predicting it will bring nothing more than a meteor shower of new-age 'consciousness,' pseudo-science and alarmist television specials. Chile Pixtun, a Guatemalan, says the doomsday theories spring from Western, not Mayan, ideas. A significant time period for the Maya does end on the date, and enthusiasts have found a series of astronomical alignments they say coincide in 2012, including one that happens roughly only once every 25,800 years.It may sound all too much like other doomsday scenarios of recent decades - the 1987 Harmonic Convergence, the Jupiter Effect or "Planet X." But this one has some grains of archaeological truth. One of them isMonument Six.
Found at an obscure ruin in southern Mexico during highway construction in the 1960s, the stone tablet almost didn't survive; the site was largely paved over, and parts of the tablet were looted. It's unique in that the remaining parts contain the equivalent of the date 2012. The inscription describes something that is supposed to occur in 2012 involving Bolon Yokte, a mysterious Mayan god associated with both war and creation. However - shades of Indiana Jones - erosion and a crack in the stone make the end of the passage almost illegible. Archaeologist Guillermo Bernal of Mexico's National Autonomous University interprets the last eroded glyphs as maybe saying, "He will descend from the sky."
The Maya civilization, which reached its height from the year 300 to 900, had a talent for astronomy. Its Long Count calendar begins in 3114 B.C., marking time in roughly 394-year periods known as Baktuns. Thirteen was a significant, sacred number for the Maya, and the 13th Baktun ends around Dec. 21, 2012.
In 2009, the media embraced the Mayan Calendar date as many people brought forth their theories in books, documentaries, films, TV specials, the Internet, YouTube, art, and more. This will continue through December 22, 2012. Many became more fearful, while others embraced spiritual changes. This has been a year of great changes on the planet with natural disasters accelerating exponentially and a shift of consciousness being felt by most people who wonder where it will all go. Some are becoming more fearful, while others are allowing events to play out as guided.
In 2009, the History Channel presented "Decoding the Past" which mentioned the last page of the Dresden Codex. 'Flood waters', or flood stories take us to metaphoric creation myths, the flow of the Collective Unconsciousness, and reality as consciousness. The dragon, or serpent, represents human DNA. Sun and Moon reference balance of male and female, yin and yang, right and eft brain, reality stemming from consciousness. 'Black on High' is the return to consciousness out of physical reality, (fade to black) at the end of time.
- "The last page of the Dresden Codex shows the destruction of the world via water. Waves gush from the mouth of a celestial dragon. More flood waters pour from sun and moon symbols on the underside of the monster's body. An aged goddess also pours flood water onto the Earth. At the bottom of the picture crouches a ruler of the underworld. Above the picture, about half of the 15 glyphs have been destroyed, but a few of the remaining ones consistently refer to "Black Earth" or "Black on High"."
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