Posts Tagged ‘End-Date’

12/20 – the sequel

December 21, 2013

A Mayan stone calendar

Well, it has been an interesting year since “the end of the world” or something like that.

Many of the Maya prophets were expecting the “actual end” to fall on the end-date of the tzolkin in which 12/20/12 occurred, which would have been March 31st, 2013.

But nothing happened then either.

So the end of the next tzolkin was looked at and that would be yesterday, the first-aversary of the original end-date.

The day is over and it certainly does not look like anything untoward happened.

As much good work as the Maya put into their wonderful calendar, it seems to have proven to be flawed in some regard. And as a predictive tool it is found to be a bit short in effectiveness.

End-Time Rebirth

February 19, 2012

Bolon Yokte K’u, is a Mayan god associated with war, conflict, and the Underworld. Despite his shady background, this fellow is also known as a Lord of Creation.

Pictured on a ceramic called Vessel of the Seven Lords, he is detailed among those actively creating the new Sun in the year we call 3114 BC, the beginning of our present 13-Baktun cycle.

I mentioned earlier the recently uncovered text from Tortuguero, a Classic Maya site north of Palenque, which mentions the End-Date of the current Long Count and pictures this fellow, Bolon Yokte acting in his role as Creation Lord.

One can only wonder why this reaper of souls would be hanging around at the time of new creation. Admittedly, the end of one age probably means some sort of upheaval and resulting destruction (especially when the Sun is called the Earthquake Sun) before the New Age is birthed, Phoenix-like from the ashes of the old.

Still, the great Bolon Yokte’s presence usually denotes a time of war, conflict and dominance of the Lords of the Underworld.

Hm, I think many people would say that pretty much sums up the world as we enter into 2012: war, conflict, and dominance by the robber barons… er, I mean the Lords of the Underworld.

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.