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No Fooling!

April 1, 2013

eclipse

Well, it appears the anticipated “eclipse” of sixty-to-seventy hour duration promised by Don Alejandro and the Mayan Council did not appear on the scheduled day.

As I had anticipated in my book, the Mayans themselves have lost a sense of what the end of the calendar referred to and when exactly it was going to occur.

The event predicted so many millennia ago may still be waiting in the wings to make its appearance but we are left without any good options as to when it is coming.

Although the ending of the next tzolkin will be on December 16th this year… echoing the 21st of December date last year… but that would only be an uneducated guess.


It would also be interesting to find out if the Maya have started their next long count calendar already or are they waiting for the event that actually signals the birth of the New Sun?

We may never know – in our lifetimes – unless the present Sun does actually end.

It seems the Long Count may have been abandoned, as I mentioned in the book, because it had gotten off track and no one knew how to fix it.

The academic matter of determining the precise cycles leading to the creation of the calendar would be instructive but the problem cannot be corrected at this juncture until we know when the event occurs.

At that point, perhaps someone can recurse the data and determine how it got off track. Then, perhaps, predicting the next event in the sequence will be easier to do.

That is, if there is any interest in the subject at that time.


the Second Coming… of the End

March 3, 2013

eclipse


A friend of mine was asking about what I was doing now that I was no longer blogging about the Mayan Calendar and I told him that I was still here.

Strange as it may seem, there seems to be more interest in the subject now that the dreaded “end date” of the 21st of December has passed.

The media is no longer covering the story… gun control and the sequester seems to be on everyone’s mind instead. And most of the catastrophists have wrapped up their tents and left for the next big thing. But I seem to be having more readers now than I had before.

Yes, all the misinterpretations about the Mayan Calendar have disappeared from the mainstream and I am still over here talking it up.

Why? Because the event which the Mayan spoke of has not yet come to pass: the Birth of the New Sun.

And until it arrives, we will still be waiting for it.

It won’t be the end of the world, just the beginning of the next Sun.

(You can see my posts leading up to December 21st, 2012, for the full story of what the Mayans were talking about.)

As the end of the Long Count (21 Dec. 2012) arrived in the middle of the tzolkin, one might expect the end of the tzolkin (31 March 2013) to be of some importance.

The Mayan Elders seem to think so. Don Alejandro is calling for a rather “lengthy eclipse”.

But if this date is wrong as well, it does not mean the new Sun won’t be coming, it just means the dating is in error.

The excitement continues to mount… well, somewhere, I’m sure.


Don Alejandro and the 31st of March 2013

February 25, 2013

I see there is some interest in the Mayan predictions for the end of March this year.

After the build-up to the 21st of December last year – and nothing happening, I might add – most people have abandoned the subject.

Still, several astute students noticed that the Long Count ended in the middle of the tzolkin, the Maya’s 260-day calendar. And some have realized that perhaps the final day of that calendar might be of interest.

Actually, the Maya mystic, Don Alejandro, spoke about this date as early as the mid 1990’s as a very special day. He said the Sun would experience an eclipse.

But not just any eclipse.

This eclipse was supposed to last 60 to 70 hours not the several minutes usually allotted for this phenomenon.

Some people do not understand what this “eclipse” thing has to do with anything. Readers of my volume 12-20-2012; Our Last Golden Sunset? (posted on this blog in December 2012) will know the answer to that question. It is at the heart of the entire Mayan corpus concerning the Sun Ages.

Yes, “Sun Ages”. Not “New Age” or “Golden Age” as many writers on the subject would have you believe.

When they wrote about the New Sun – the ending of one and the birth of a New Sun – they meant exactly that: the death of the Sun… and the birth of a New Sun.

This is the simplest way to describe what they saw happen in the past and what they predicted for the future. The Sun will seem to go dark for a time before it is reborn as a “new” Sun.

I am not certain where Don Alejandro got the duration for the event as the ancient Maya indicate the previous time it happened the Sun was dark for a considerably longer period.


Still, will it happen on the 31st of March?

Maybe so.

If our calendar is correctly aligned with their tzolkin, it might be so.

But we really won’t know for sure until the 31st of March.

Or perhaps not until the next day, commonly called “April Fool’s Day”.


And that is not intended as a joke.


Still Waiting for the End?

February 22, 2013

Most people have moved on from the phenomenon once called “the End of the Mayan Calendar” and are actively searching for the next big end of the world date to worry about.

But I think they may have jumped the gun and abandoned the Mayan prediction a little too soon.

As anyone who has read my drivel for the past few years knows, the “ending” was not supposed to be the end of the world but the rebirth of the Sun. Of course that would entail a “death” of the Sun, in a manner of speaking, and the Maya told us it would be a wild runaway patch of sunspots.

sunspot

At the present time, we are entering into the active portion of the sunspot maximum – a cycle that comes every 10-14 years – and results from the interplay of the magnetic fields on the Sun. When they get a little tangled before their reversal, sunspots appear.

And, as I mentioned recently, the Maya mystics are calling for this end of the Sun cycle to occur when the current tzolkin reaches it’s end on March 31st of this year.

See? There may still be some life in the prophecy after all.


Let’s Just Get a Little Real, Okay?

December 2, 2012

Okay, so they’ve found some orphan planets out there and, well, it just didn’t quite fit their mathematical model and its back to the drawing board on that one, huh?

Actually, it seems every year they discover more and more things that cannot be explained by current theory and rather than rework the mathematical construct of how the universe actually works – which, I understand, would be one heck of a lot of work – they spend more money on bigger and better telescopes and deep-space arrays to learn even more about the universe that they have to cobble onto their construct.

Recent forays into the realms of cosmology and cosmic mechanics have shown that they still have not cleared up several anomalies they found decades ago. There are theories about how galaxies form and the levels of energies that maintain their spiral forms. And interesting photo from years ago showed two galaxies apparently passing through each other. With the universal forces moving steadily outward from the point of the big bang, how did two of these fellows turn into each other at a ninety degree angle?

And then there was the remnant of another such accident found elsewhere: the lower portion of one galactic arm had been severed off and was floating at some remove from the galaxy. You could see the wounded galaxy, one of its limbs cut off. Nearby was the limb that had been cut. The really interesting thing about this was that the limb was apparently intact and still holding its shape – being a mirror image of the galaxy’s remaining limb.

Why was there no sight of the purported galaxy that had passed through this one to cause the severed limb? And why was the limb still so perfect? There seemed no ravages of the tremendous forces that had separated it from its body… no string of stars stretching back from the wound… nothing. It could have been photo-shopped, it was so perfect. But this was years before that particular program existed.

Our understanding of the infinite cosmos – despite assurances to the contrary by the prominent lights of the field like the late Dr. Carl Sagan – is not really very complete at all. The ostracized heretic, Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky seemed to have a far better grasp of what was going on that his detractors. Sure, his theories had some flaws in it but it deserved a better hearing than it got.

And seeing how much farther today we are getting (and it gets further everyday) from understanding the cosmos isn’t it time to get a little real and just admit our monumental lack of understanding?

It might work better than the usual egotistic posturing.


Sorry for the ranting.


Seven Weeks and Counting…

November 3, 2012

That is, if you are one of those who’s bothering to count.

Seven weeks from now, the election will be over by six weeks, Christmas holidays will have started for most people, and it will be the day AFTER the end-of-the-world.

Hm, I wonder what I’ll be getting for Christmas this year?

The Mayan Calendar will have come to its final day and on the 22nd of December, seven weeks from now, the New Calendar will begin.

Not the end of the world, just the end of the calendar.

And, of course, most of the 2012 websites will slowly fade, vanishing from the internet vistas, and I will probably see a large reduction of interest in both this blog as well as sales of my book 12-20-2012; Our Last Golden Sunset? but that sort of thing is to be expected.

Then the groundskeepers will come in and clean up all the litter left lying around… that sort of thing.

But the question for many people who were not the thrillseekers-of-the-new-millenium will wonder what the heck the Mayans were talking about. Perhaps Carlos Barrios or another of the Mayan Council will release a new book to tell us what was really going on, if they even know.

Perhaps cooler heads will prevail and begin to look at what the Maya were really talking about. Believe me, it’s not that complicated.

They told us right up front what their story, their calendar, all the hoopla was really all about.

So, perhaps we should look at the possibility of a new correlation…

That is, if nothing really happens on the 21st of December.

How Exacting Can You Get?

October 16, 2012

Several people have asked me to get a little more exact in the prediction for “the end of the world”.

Of course, that would mean that I actually thought the world was coming to an ending event at some point in December 2012.

First off, I don’t think any such thing is going to happen. As I said in my book, 12-20-2012; Our Last Golden Sunset?(available in digital and print formats at Amazon), there won’t be any such ending (or at least not one prophesied by the Maya) or any sort of “beginning” to an end.

As I said in the book, that’s not what the Maya were talking about.

Far from it.

But, in the interest of academic thought, I have done some calculation and have come up with a more exacting timeframe for the predicted event, or non-event.

The Maya Calendar will end at 7:38 AM (EST) on December 21st, 2012, give or take a decade or two. And that’s about as exact as I can get it.

So, if nothing happens at that time, you will not have wasted the whole day, huh?

And if something does happen on that Friday morning, you can just get your weekend started a little sooner, huh?

Under the Wire

April 1, 2012

I started toying with the idea of writing a novel about the Mayan obsession with time while I was in college. Being in statistical studies drew me to their use of cycles and, naturally, to study their calendar.

Years later, after raising a family and getting established in my career, I had time to turn to that subject again and I started looking for research materials for the novel.

That’s when I first encountered the “2012 Phenomenon”.

Astonished, I went through the books by Argüelles, Jenkins, Calleman, and a couple of dozen other writers and could not believe the interpretations they were giving to the Calendar, its End-Date, its purpose and the motivations of its creators.

It seemed as if they were studying something completely foreign to me, so I delved deep in the subject for a time until I understood a bit better about what was going on.

Then, naturally, I thought I should write a book about it and show a different perspective on the subject.

Well, that did not seem to go anywhere.

That was in 2007 and I started blogging about the subject, moving over to WordPress in 2009 and continued. I landed a radio interview three years ago and several nibbles from literary agents.

Apparently, even Bear and Company – who published most of the books on the 2012 Phenomenon – were not interested in anything other than the spiritualistic view of the Mayan Calendar.

Then 2012 finally arrived and my volume was still sitting on the shelf, awaiting publication. When a book is sold, it generally takes 12-18 months to reach the market. And my volume was beyond the point of being “marketable” because of the timing.

Self-publishing was an option that I could not consider because it took money and I don’t have superfluous resources lying around. But then I heard of Kindle. Digitally self-publish.

And so, my volume is finally done and on the market over at Amazon.

And, no, I don’t expect it to be any sort of bestseller. I don’t think the other writers in this field have made any substantial amount of money from this niche market either.

Still, it was something I thought needed to be said, and it is out there if anyone is interested.

And now I have time for other things.

Hmm, maybe I’ll write that novel now…

Endings, and New Beginnings

February 15, 2012

The End-Date of the Mayan Calendar has led to a lot of speculation. Many see it as a time of destruction and chaos, maybe even Doomsday.

Many see it as a time of spiritual awakening, leading to a Golden Age for Mankind.

But, I wonder, are the two mutually exclusive?

Certainly the four previous Suns of the Maya have ended with a bit of a problem for the humans living at the time.

One ended by fire, one ended by whirlwinds, one ended by floods, and one ended by a bunch of wild beasts. And this current Sun is supposed to end with earthquakes.

None of these scenarios sound like a Saturday afternoon picnic. Any one will cause a panic for sure even if the result was a sort of spiritual awakening by the handful of survivors.

Perhaps only a handful could really have a spiritual awakening anyway. More, and there might be the same old mess we have currently.

It is interesting that the periods at the end of each Sun also call for a period of darkness. Most people assume this merely means a darkness on the spirit of man.

What if the darkness were actually a little bit more? What if the Sun were actually being renewed?

The Book of Revelations tells us in the ends days that the Sun will turn the color of sackcloth, and there will be darkness across the lands.

The last page of Dresden Codex has a warning about the end of this Sun: flooding and “black earth” & “black on high”.

Earthquakes will probably cause flooding and probably some fires, but the interesting part is the “black on high”.

Sure, that could be a description of dark clouds overhead but, if so, I think they would have mentioned clouds.

It sounds more like the sky.

And once the Sun does not shine as brightly, we would see dark skies and the stars in the “daytime”.

Every ending, however, leads to new beginnings.

And maybe it will be a spiritual awakening after all.

the World Without the Sun

March 30, 2010

Most people simply cannot imagine that the world would be able to survive without the Sun shining brightly down upon us. They think, if the Maya were right about the Sun going out, it really will be the end of the world!

I suppose if the Sun were actually gone that would be the end of planet Earth. But, fortunately, that is not what the Maya foresaw – having been through it once before. The Sun will only dim, appreciably to be sure, but not go out completely.

It will much resemble what the author of Revelations saw as sackcloth of hair (Rev.6:12) which means the Sun will still be shining but diminished, resembling the pelt of the Jaguar so revered by the Maya of old.

The planet will not freeze over, the plants will still be able to utilize photosynthesis, and we will probably get along with flashlights for awhile.

But what accompanies this transformation may not be so easy to live with. This Sun is called Earthquake Sun and the world is supposed to be wracked with a lot of jolting movement.

There may be some sort of “golden enlightenment” or spiritual awakening because of this but it is most definitely not the reason for the end of their calendar.

I am sure there will be changes, but very far from an end of the world.