Happy 14th B’ak’tun, 12-22-12, to all Mayan peoples and the world. this is a bit off of what will be my typical topics, but it is timely, cultural and archaeological, plus I have worked on some Mayan artifacts over the years.
Believe what you want folks about Dooms Day on Friday, 12-21-12, however, what I believe is this… Doomsday is NOT coming on Friday, only the start of a new Mayan calendar cycle. Sorry to all of you who are firm believes that the apocalypse happens on the 21st, especially those who may have been brainwashed to do very terrible things to themselves and/or others, but it just isn’t true! The facts that the world continues are written by the Maya themselves. The Maya Long Count Calendar is significantly longer than having an ending on 12-21-12, and it is perfectly supported by archaeological finds/facts. If they were predicting the end of the world on Friday, then why would they have taken the time to inscribe dates nearly 6200 years into the future?
If you do not want to read the scientific literature, at least take the time to read these two short articles, the first from National Geographic, http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/12/121207-maya-truly-did-not-predict-doomsday-apocalypse/.
the second from Indian Country, http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/article/doomsday-busted%3A-mayan-calendar-looks-ahead-7,000-years-112465.
I will relish this day, Friday, 12-21-2012, as day when the 13th B’ak’tun transitions into the 14th B’ak’tun, and the new cycle of the Mayan calendar starts it’s cycle anew, just as it has 13 other times since the Mayan “creation” date. Happy Mayan New Year/B’ak’tun everyone!
Greg C. Brown, M.S.; ISA, Member.
The National Geographic image below of the date “7000” years into the future came from Indian Country,