By Alexandra Bruce
The increased better half publication to the number 1 documentary movie approximately 2012! The 2012 meme has developed past any debates concerning the relevance of the Maya lengthy count number calendar to the lives of up to date humans. 2012 is ready us on planet Earth at the moment. December 21, 2012: will the realm rather switch endlessly in this date, the tip of a 5,125-year calendar final used over one thousand years in the past? definitely Hollywood would prefer 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 myth and fact, Alexandra Bruce surveys the whole 2012 panorama, asking questions equivalent 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 good points interviews with the best experts—including Graham Hancock, John significant Jenkins, Daniel Pinchbeck and plenty of others—and insightful, special research of the vast spectrum of opinion, debate, examine and delusion in regards to the such a lot compelling "end instances" prediction of the twenty first century.
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Clearly, they were drawing our attention to that particular time of year, the spring and the autumn equinoxes … [were] regarded as most important. The cleverness of Mayan astronomy is that vertically above the apex of the pyramids in our time—and our time only—60 days after the spring equinox, it’s as though that serpent effect on the northern staircase is to alert you to something else that is coming. “60 days later, the Pleiades, which was a very significant constellation in Maya astronomy, sits directly overhead the apex of the pyramid in our epoch.
These features are also encoded into the Maya creation mythology. ’ Hun-Hunahpú takes that ‘Road to the Underworld,’ when he does battle with the Lords of Darkness and he dies. “At the end of the Maya creation mythology, the Hero Twins are successful in facilitating the demise of the Lords of Darkness, and then they resurrect their father, Hun-Hunahpú. When he’s resurrected he reappears into his Wholeness through the Rebirth Place in the sky, which is the Dark Rift in the Milky Way. ” —John Major Jenkins, On-Camera Interview in 2012: Science or Superstition 42 THE PRECESSION OF THE EQUINOXES & COSMIC INTERLOPERS Author Graham Hancock similarly believes the ancient Maya looked way into the future to our current epoch.
It contains a partially decoded reference to the 2012 end-date in conjunction with the deity called Bolon Yokte K ’u. This deity is associated with war, conflict, and the Maya “Underworlds” of night-time and death. ” —John Major Jenkins, On-Camera Interview in 2012: Science or Superstition THE DOMINANT “WOBBLE” THEORY I f we could film the Earth from a geosynchronous satellite for thousands of years in time-lapse photography and then play back the footage in fast motion, the Earth would look like a spinning top, with a teetering wobble.
2012: Science or Superstition (The Definitive Guide to the Doomsday Phenomenon) by Alexandra Bruce