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2012 Again


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2012 Again

  1. 1. 2012 The Mayan Prophecy
  2. 2. <ul><li>Throughout history, the year 2012 has been predicted as a climactic turning point for human civilization. </li></ul><ul><li>Never before in history has one date been so significant to so many cultures; religions, scientists, governments, and so many people around the world. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>To inform the audience about the significance of 2012 and what is to be expected. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of Mayan history was lost during the fifteenth century when the conquistadors invaded central Mexico. They destroyed all the historical records. </li></ul><ul><li>We do know classic Mayan civilization flourished between 200 B.C. and 900 A.D. </li></ul><ul><li>By understanding cosmic cycles, the Maya could make predictions thousands of years into the future. The most significant prediction is the transition into a new world order in 2012, through mass destruction or otherwise. </li></ul><ul><li>The importance of the date has supported by different groups around the world for millennia. </li></ul><ul><li>Most recently, NASA has made bone chilling discoveries about the impact of upcoming solar storms. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Mayan Calendar <ul><li>As modern science accepts, the Maya knew that the moon has a cycle around the earth; the earth has a cycle around the sun, and the solar system has a cycle in the Milky Way. This cycle takes 26,000 years to complete. </li></ul><ul><li>The Maya kept track of a 26,000 year cycle that is broken down into 5 cycles, known as the Long Count, lasting 5,125 years each. The fifth and final Long Count ends on the winter solstice of December 21, 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Stone monuments and pyramids were intentionally left behind by the Mayans to alert coming generations to the endpoint of the 26,000 year cycle, 2012. The Maya believed that the “future” or a new world age would lay beyond this point. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Quetzalcoatl <ul><li>“ Feathered Serpent” </li></ul><ul><li>Half air and half earth </li></ul><ul><li>Creator of the cosmos </li></ul><ul><li>Ruler of the fifth age and creator of humans </li></ul><ul><li>Bringer of agriculture (maize), the calendar, arts, and crafts. </li></ul><ul><li>He is associated with the morning star. </li></ul><ul><li>According to legend, Quetzalcoatl has been killed and will return in a certain year (predicted by many as 2012) as the savior of humanity. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What Other Cultures Say <ul><li>The Sumerian, Tibetan, Egyptian, and Hopi calendars were also based on a 26,000 year cycle. </li></ul><ul><li>Groups that spoke of 2012 include the Maya, Hopi, Egyptians, Kabbalists, Essenes, Qero elders of Peru, Navajo, Cherokee, Apache, Iroquois Confederacy, Dagon Tribe, and the Aborigines. </li></ul><ul><li>The Book of Revelations foretells of the coming Apocalypse. </li></ul><ul><li>Albert Einstein warns of polar shifts. </li></ul><ul><li>The Chinese “I Ching” predicts the end of what we know as history. </li></ul><ul><li>A high tech computer robot that scans through information on the internet has also predicted 2012 as the “end of the world.” </li></ul><ul><li>What NASA has revealed about 2012 is the most frightening. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Kinich-Ahua <ul><li>Through astronomical observations, the Maya learned that the sun synchronized with the universe every 5,125 years (the Long Count) </li></ul><ul><li>According to the Maya, this synchronization gives the sun a ‘spark’ of light, causing it to shine more intensely. The Maya knew this produces solar flares and changes in the sun’s magnetic field. </li></ul><ul><li>This causes a displacement in earth’s axis of rotation. </li></ul><ul><li>Because of this, great catastrophes occur on earth. </li></ul><ul><li>Dauntingly, the Maya predicted 2012 as the year when our technology fails us. </li></ul><ul><li>Thus, the way humans think and act will shift. </li></ul>
  8. 8. NASA <ul><li>Scientists know that every 11 years, the sun’s magnetic North and South reverse, sending off enormous amounts of electromagnetic radiation in the form of solar flares. </li></ul><ul><li>Initially, scientists at NASA predicted that the reversal set to occur in 2012 would be mild, but they were off by a factor of twenty. </li></ul><ul><li>This is because the region protecting earth from solar flares, known as the magnetosphere, is rapidly thinning. </li></ul><ul><li>The weakening of the magnetosphere and increase in solar radiation will cause major blackouts or even knock out satellite communication, internet, and the power grid. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to making toilets and tornadoes spin in the opposite direction, earth will undergo many geologic disasters and significant climatic shifts. </li></ul><ul><li>This has massive implications for the future of the human race, many of which will not survive in the face of such changes. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>“ The Hopi and Mayan elders do not prophesy that everything will come to an end. Rather, this is a time of transition from one world age into another. Their message they give concerns our making a choice of how we enter the future ahead. Our moving through with either resistance or acceptance will determine whether the transition will happen with cataclysmic changes or gradual peace and tranquility. The same theme can be found reflected in the prophecies of many other Native American visionaries from Black Elk to Sun Bear.”-Joseph Robert Jockmans </li></ul>
  10. 10. Works Cited <ul><li>Deviant Art . 3 March 2009. 2 April 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Living Prophesy.” The Law of Time. 10 March 2009. 19 March 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Mayan End Times Prophecy.” 2 February 2009. 15 March 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Pinchbeck, Daniel. The Return of Quetzalcoatl. New York: Penguin Group, 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>You Tube. “Dec. 21, 2012-End of World? Part 5 of 6.” 6 April 2008. 12 March 2009 <>. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>They maintained a precise mathematical and scientific understanding of astronomical cycles. Most importantly, it was a prophetic calendar. By studying and understanding these cycles, the Maya could predict events thousands of years into the future. </li></ul><ul><li>They believed these cosmic cycles and events paralleled our spiritual and collective unconscious. </li></ul><ul><li>Because astronomical cycles are predictable, so is the evolution of human consciousness. </li></ul><ul><li>They believed that universal processes, like the breathing of the galaxy never changed. Rather, what changed was mans’ consciousness as he passed through it. </li></ul><ul><li>earth’s magnetosphere (the region surrounding earth that protects it from electromagnetic radiation) is rapidly thinning in preparation of a polar reversal on earth, which will be initiated by the magnetic activity on the sun. </li></ul>