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March 12, 2010
It is written in the Mayan Calendar.
What, we can only speculate.
Some already have.
"2012," the movie, is out.
(It's a disaster.)
Mystics, transcendentalists, spiritual healers are quivering in anticipation.
Here's the gist.
The Mayans, who flourished for centuries in Mesoamerica, between 2000 BC and 900 AD, developed their calendar based on advanced knowledge of the cosmos and mathematics.
They believed that time was cyclical instead of the western conception of linear, which meant that time repeated itself.
So, if they knew the past, they could predict the future.
As cyclical time expert Yogi Berra put it, "It's déjà vu all over again."
Anyway, the calendar begins on Aug. 11, 3114 BC (Gregorian) and uses the long count, which can take them through hundreds, even thousands of years.
All this means is they knew that the sun would be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in about 26,000 years on 12. 21. 2012.
What will happen depends on how you interpret Mayan prophecies.
It's reassuring that some do not predict a cataclysm, (since this is a Friday post) but, instead, a chance for a spiritual awakening.
Spiritual advisors are standing by to assist you.
Author Daniel Pinchbeck anticipates a "change in the nature of consciousness, assisted by indigenous insights and psychedelic drug use.”
A popular choice.
Chiropractors, I'm sure, are saying that any realignment is good.
One good thing that is coming out of all this is a renewed interest in the fascinating culture of ancient civilizations, like the Mayans.
Here are people who built elaborate subterranean aqueducts that diverted spring-fed streams that could cause flooding or erosion.
They built road systems that rivaled the Romans. Was one of the first civilizations to develop hieroglyphics to record information in books made from the bark of fig trees.
Until recently historians believed rubber originated in 19th century Europe.
According to MIT (who can argue) the Mayans made rubber, from the sap of trees, as long ago as 1600 BC.
Having invented the rubber ball, scholars tell us they may have invented soccer.
At its height, one major site, Chiapas, Mexico had some 1,500 structures residences, palaces and temples.
They took care of their own; families all lived together— parents, children, grandparents, and even great grandparents.
As far as that date looming at the top, I think a Mayan theme party is the way to go.
Ceremonial masks? Prophesy readers?
Any food and beverage suggestions?
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Favorite ancient civilization?