Monday, January 02, 2012

Doomsday 2012

The 2012 phenomenon comprises a range of eschatological beliefs according to which cataclysmic or transformative events will occur on December 21, 2012.  This date is regarded as the end-date of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. Various astronomical alignments and numerological formulae have been proposed as pertaining to this date, though none have been accepted by mainstream scholarship.  (Harvard hasn't picked up on this?)

Professional Mayanist scholars state that predictions of impending doom are not found in any of the extant classic Maya accounts (But what do they know!), and that the idea that the Long Count calendar "ends" in 2012 misrepresents Maya history and culture.

As a life-long Mesoamerican, I am predicting that December 21st will be a happenin' Day!  ...Eschatologically speaking... as I often do.

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2 comments:

SkyePuppy said...

You know, my 2011 calendar just ended a couple days ago, and it wasn't followed by doom.

Oh wait, I did lock my keys in the door yesterday. Maybe that's what will happen globally on December 22nd...

Delta Vines said...

Worrying about the end of the year (much less the end of the world) just raises one's blood pressure. To put the words of Jesus into modern-day lingo: It's not going to add one inch of height to me! SMILE

I love your tongue-in-cheek commentaries Mallott!