With so much interest in the Maya predictions of 2012 and the many interpretations being voiced, what is their real meaning? This guide will provide you with enough information to judge for yourself.
The Mayan civilization was and is one of the most advanced in relation to time-science knowledge. The Maya main calendar is one of the most accurate on the planet. It is 1/10,000 of a day more accurate than even the Gregorian calendar we currently use.
The Maya calendar describes time and combines it with the evolution of consciousness in all of its aspects and how man passes through it. Therefore Maya prophesies are meant to represent a clock combined with a condition of the human state.
Maya artifacts displayed vivid images and writing in bold colors. Until recently their messages were considered undecipherable. The 2012 prophesies were recorded in what is known as the Dresden Codex (one of only 4 surviving Maya books). We honestly don't know more about the 2012 prophesies besides what is described in the Dresden Codex because all other Maya books besides the four surviving ones were burned by the Spanish conquistadors and priests. To them, the Maya symbols and their meanings seemed evil.
Here is what we believe the Maya are saying
We are now living in the "fifth sun" world. Earth entered the fifth sun on August 13, 3113 C.E. The four previous worlds were destroyed by natural disasters. The fourth sun was destroyed by a great flood and left little survivors. According to the Maya we are the surviving descendants of the fourth sun.
Incredibly the ancient Maya were able to predict an astrological alignment that only occurs every 26,000 years. The Great Cycle of the Mayan Long Count Calendar (the fifth sun) ends on the winter solstice of December 21, 2012. This date happens to coincide exactly with our Sun's alignment with the intersection point of what modern astronomers call the Great Rift. This Great Rift is a band of dark dust clouds located around the center of the Milky Way from our vantage point on Earth. The ancient Maya were well aware of this Great Rift and even named it. They knew it as Xibalba-be or "Black Road". According to the Maya, this "Black Road" was the entrance to the underworld, a place of evil and misfortune. And, even more interesting, present day astronomers believe this Great Rift is located around a massive Black Hole Star located at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.
The Mayans believed that our sun, or Kinich-Ahau, every so often synchronizes with the center of our galaxy. And, from this center receives a spark of light which causes the Sun to shine more intensely, hence the referral to "solar flares" from those describing possible apocalyptic opinions.
According to the Maya, this process allows our galaxy to "breathe" and is part of ongoing cycles that never change. From these predictions stem the endless possible outcomes that are quoted on articles and television programs. It is very probable that other codices explained these predictions further, but unfortunately we will never know because of the complete destruction of Maya writing books.
Some of these beliefs were also shared by the Aztecs of Mexico. Learn more on the Maya and Aztecs of Mexico.
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