2012 is barely 7 months away and with the fatal date fast approaching, more people are getting interested in the ancient Mayan writings that indicates a certain catastrophe or apocalypse at the end of the Mayan calender. While some people predicts it will be the end of the world - far fetched says others - some are narrowing their predictions to events that may occure in the US and in at least two other continents.
Based on the Mayan prophesies, there are ten world events - aligned to the Mayan calendar - that is said to be the precursors to the 2012 events. But did the Mayan predictions speak of the USA or of any specific nations that would suffer from such a catastrophic apocalypse or did they mean it was their 'people' and their continent or their world that will be destroyed for ever during the 2012 events?
Since the Mayan people have vanished from the surface of the world, leaving behind their predictions and some monumental structures in parts of the Southern American continent, there are reasons to believe that 2012 may be referring to our current world or the people who has survived the Mayan era.
There are many questions that has to be raised before we start to give credence to the 'Mayan' predictions. First of all, has the Mayan people totally disappeared or their extinction is just a fallcy? I believe there are people of Mayan origins still living in the South American nations but with time, they were absorbed in the populations that forms countries like Mexico, Brazil or Peru and so on.
Even if only a few survived, the rest of the Indian nations that populated the American continent before the arrival of the 'White Men' are to be considered people who originated from the Mayan era. Many of them believe in the predictions of the Mayan people and they forcast the end fo the world by 2012 while some of the Indians in the U.S. has also forcasted a 'tsunami' that was supposed to hit California in 2006.
The second interesting question is where will the 'end' start? Will it be where the Mayan people were living? In the past the Maya community was concentrated in Southern America or Mexico, Peru and so on. If they survived the arrival of the 'gingos', they are now living across the Southern American continent. If the Mayan predictions are about the Mayan people and their total extinction with the destruction of their 'world' in an apocalyptic scenario, then the entire North and South American continents are at stake. Their future could be gloomy with the 'end' nearing.
Nevertheless, the reasons why the world is to end so abruptly according to the Mayan calender is unclear to us. Some scientists and journalists or researchers have insisted that planets will align in a rare configuration that will cause global disturbances. These will then have a sort of ripple effect on the entire world. The exodus2006.com website states it in the right terms: The reason the Maya expected the world to end isn't clear. Their calendar was composed of various cycles and there are many and various theories about how these relate to cycles in the universe that could effect us badly.
The cicles of the universe could refer to the 'cold age' and the 'flood' era that shaped the world the way it is today. Biblical and Islamic - Quranic - stories tells of the Prophet Noa or Noh Alayhis Salaam and his battle against a flood that destroyed the rest of the world. Noa saved his people alongside the fauna and flora in a huge arc that sailed through the heavy downpoor to land on a hilltop where mankind was finally saved. The same cicles of the universe could also refer to the famous alignment of planets that will shake planet Earth and suck its gravity thus bringing the feared apocalypse on Earth. However, there are scientists - and religious scholars - who states that a planet alignment in a straight line would not mean the world is to end as this had happened before. It however could mean major transformations in the earth climate and bring about a paradigm shift in the north and south poles that keeps planet earth on a steady course. This shakeup will indeed be catastrophic in nature and it would definitely affect the entire world.
Now lets question the date of December 21st, 2012 A.D. which is said to be the last date 'recorded' in the Mayan calendar. Many people are suggesting that this will be the last day the earth will breath and mankind will be destroyed after that date or on that date. While this could be a wild prediction by interpreters of the Mayan calendar, the date itself could mean that the 'destruction' of the world or parts of the world will begin in December of 2012. This would mean the end of the world will not be on December 21st, 2012 and the world will see the light of the day in 2013 but it will be in state of chaos with apocalyptic events taking place at a given pace on different continents.
Or the date could mean nothing for the World as it simply means the Mayan thought 'their' world will reach 2012 but it has been destroyed much earlier with the conquistadors and the division of the South and North American continents into European states with Indian populations living among the 'white' and the 'black' brought by the slave masters to serve their economic purpose in America.
On a different note, a Muslim scholar has calculated the Mayan calendar on the scriptures of the Holy Al-Quraan - the book of the Muslims - and he came with a very interesting conclusion.┬á His name is Ali Adams. He posted his email address on the website, Awakening, with the entire theory on 2012 on the particular page. What is interesting is that he seem to give credence to the Mayan calendar by using what he calls 'secret' codes within the Muslim holy book the Al-Quraan:
"It is therefore expected that a four-day event that will repeat 31 times (Quran 44:10, 44:15) before a big event (Quran 44:16) takes place on perhaps 21 December 2012 as predicted by Western researchers using the astronomically accurate Mayan Calendar." he wrote.
Ali Adams also wrote that he based his research on prime numbers in the Holy Quraan and he found out there is a great possibility the Mayan calendar is correct and that the end of the world or events that could prelude to a form of end of the world - that is a change in the way we see the world or a total shift of political-economic power in the world - may take place in 2012 with events aligning themselves within months of each other to culmunate on the fatal December 21st date in the Mayan calendar.
And this brings us to the USA Today article on 2012 entitled: Does Maya calendar predict 2012 apocalypse? ().
Part of the 2012 mystique stems from the stars. On the winter solstice in 2012, the sun will be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in about 26,000 years. This means that "whatever energy typically streams to Earth from the center of the Milky Way will indeed be disrupted on 12/21/12 at 11:11 p.m. Universal Time," Lawrence Joseph writes. Journalist Lawrence Joseph forecasts widespread catastrophe in Apocalypse 2012: A Scientific Investigation Into Civilization's End.
But scholars doubt the ancient Maya extrapolated great meaning from anticipating the alignment ΓÇö if they were even aware of what the configuration would be, wrote USA Today. The article was to appease the fear and anxiety that gripped the U.S. after the movie 2012 rolled out with great success in cinemas.
Nevertheless, recent global events and events in the U.S. itself seem to indicate something huge is mustering itself in stages and could culminate into a massive devastation of parts of the U.S. and parts of other nations in the three continents of America, Asia and Europe. As it is, the U.S. is currently suffering from its worst 'storms' in history with at least 228 dead reported in the last week of April 2011.
Calculations by some Islamic scholars suggested that in April 2011 there will be some catatrosphic events particularly in the United States. Could thes storms that has hit Alabama, causing much damage and taking a big toll on lives, be one of the catastrophic event? We will study the events closely and will report on their significance in the second part of our article on the Mayan Calander and the Apocalyptic Predictions.
Part 2 will soon be published.