|Publication Date||October 2, 2012|
Mayan prophecies and predictions about 2012 are a much overhyped and sensationalized topic. What authentic Mayan prophecies exist and what do these Mayan prophecies actually predict about the future? Mayan Calendar Prophecies takes a look at the science behind the Mayan prophecies, Mayan calendar, and Mayan mythology in order to pull back the curtain and reveal the truth about what the Mayan civilization believed would happen in the future.
Part 1 asks the question, "Do the Mayan prophecies really predict the end of the world on December 21, 2012?" If not, then what did the Mayan prophecies actually predict for 2012? And are these Mayan predictions “prophecies,” i.e., the result of supernatural visions received by shamans or something closer to scientific forecasts based on observed patterns of repeating cycles discovered by their best and brightest minds?
The ancient Maya believed that civilizations went through predictable cycles. These cycles repeated every 256 years. The Maya had prophecies or predictions for each of these cycles. These predictions were recorded in their prophetic books known as the Chilam Balam.
The Mayan prophetic books of Chilam Balam utilized past events to predict future events. Mayan “prophets” did not simply receive visions and make random predictions. Instead they created a careful analytical system that looked for patterns in past historical events that took place in previous eras and then from these tried to make projections into the future. In fact, this analytical system was very similar to modern scientific forecasting.
This book is based on the idea that the Maya made predictions, not prophecies, based on careful observations of patterns including astronomical cycles as well as historical cycles of civilization. Just as human beings follow a predictable pattern of development from fetal development through childhood, adolescence and adulthood so, perhaps, do civilizations follow predictable patterns of development.
There are primarily two types of 2012 books and websites: “true believers” and “debunkers.” This book offers a third approach, neither “true believer” nor “debunker,” instead it approaches this subject the way a modern futurist would by looking at past events and comparing them to present-day realities in order to create the most probable scenarios and forecasts for the future. This book explores the science of cycle research and looks for naturalistic causes behind the Mayan predictions. Armed with this information, you can draw your own conclusions about the Mayan calendar and its predictions for 2012 and beyond.
Part 2 looks at the Mayan prophecies associated with the return of a green "sky serpent" know as Kukulkan that was associated with mega-disasters here on Earth especially floods and severe weather. Interestingly, in August 2004 a new green comet was discovered and named Comet Machholz. Since the return and discovery of Comet Machholz in August 2004 Earth has experienced some of the most severe storms and earthquakes in recorded history. Some of the most severe space weather including the most powerful solar flares and gamma ray bursts in recorded history also occurred since 2004. That year also had the most naked-eye visible comets ever recorded which suggests an increase in the amount of space debris entering the solar system thereby increasing the odds of an impact with Earth. It was also in 2004 that NASA scientists discovered the asteroid Apophis was on a collision course with Earth.
Is this all a coincidence or are these events part of a natural, predictable cycle that happens every 12,500 years and just so happens to correspond with the orbit of Comet Machholz? Were the ancient Maya aware of this cycle and did they encode it in their myths about the return of Kukulkan, a green sky serpent that devours humans, as a warning and a visible sign post in the heavens to alert when the next age of catastrophes would begin?