2012: Science or Superstition (The Definitive Guide to the by Alexandra Bruce PDF
By Alexandra Bruce
The improved significant other booklet to the number one documentary movie approximately 2012! The 2012 meme has developed past any debates in regards to the relevance of the Maya lengthy count number calendar to the lives of latest people. 2012 is set us on planet Earth at present. December 21, 2012: will the area particularly swap endlessly in this date, the tip of a 5,125-year calendar final used over one thousand years in the past? definitely Hollywood would favor you to imagine so. certainly, a not-so-small has arisen round the date, hawking every thing from t-shirts to teleseminars. Clearing a direction among fable and fact, Alexandra Bruce surveys the total 2012 panorama, asking questions corresponding to: Is the Earth wasting its Mojo? How did 2012 come to intend "The finish of Time"? Did psychedelics facilitate the Maya "Cosmovision"? may still we fear approximately Earth Crustal Displacement? What the hell is "Planet X"? Uniquely among an enormous array of 2012 literature, this publication positive aspects interviews with the top experts—including Graham Hancock, John significant Jenkins, Daniel Pinchbeck and plenty of others—and insightful, targeted research of the huge spectrum of opinion, debate, learn and fable in regards to the such a lot compelling "end occasions" prediction of the twenty first century.
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20 The Maya creation myth describes what happened the last time the b’ak’tun cycle ended—a Great Flood, which destroyed the last version of the human race. This is spooky, as the West has its own traditions about a Great Flood in which almost all humans and fellow creatures perished. Of course, these could have all been local accounts—or is it possible they were referring to a global catastrophe? 21 Given these Maya accounts, it is only natural to suspect that the early days of the current 13-b’ak’tun cycle might recall an actual, historical 25 period of cataclysmic flooding.
The previous version of humankind was destroyed by flood, which is eerily reminiscent of the biblical Flood in Western tradition. The current version of humankind is prophesied to be destroyed by “earthquakes” at the end of the current age: December 21, 2012. The Maya World Age doctrine, as expressed in the Popol Vuh, has significant commonalities with those of many indigenous groups throughout the Americas. Even ancient Greek mythology has a tradition of the “Five Ages of Man” and it even shares some stunningly specific details to those found in the Popol Vuh.
The Maya almanacs are calendars that schedule the appearance of Venus and Mercury and Mars. There’s this very, very important astronomical reference in the 260-T’zolk’in calendar, as well. What we see in all this is the use of 260 as a key to different dimensions in human experience. It unites the cycles in the heavens and the cycles here on Earth, including cycles that human beings experience. ” —John Major Jenkins, On-Camera Interview in 2012: Science or Superstition THE “CALENDAR ROUND” The T’zolk’in has been in continuous use in some communities of the Guatemalan highlands since the 6th century BCE.
2012: Science or Superstition (The Definitive Guide to the Doomsday Phenomenon) by Alexandra Bruce