4.2 – THE DOOMSDAY PROPHECIES (2.17.12)

THE MAYA [3b]

Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula. For over 2,000 years, rain-drenched jungles and fertile plains served as the home of one of the ancient world’s greatest civilizations. The Maya. Scholars estimate that between 250 and 900 AD, the Mayan population consisted of between 15 to 20 million people and extended as far south as Costa Rica and Guatemala. Archaeological evidence suggests the Maya were one of the first ancient people to develop a written language, use modern mathematical methods, and build massive, multi-story celestial observatories. All at a time when Europeans were struggling through the so-called Dark Ages.

“The Maya are considered one of the great advanced civilizations with hyper-advanced astronomy, astrology, trigonometry, architecture, all of these things while the Europeans were at the time rolling around in the mud.”

– Sean-David Morton, Ph.D.
(Theologian / Radio Host, Strange Universe)

But perhaps the most amazing Mayan achievement was their system of charting the stars and planets in the form of a calendar.

“The Mayans were timekeepers above and beyond all other things. Keeping up with time was magic, it was power to the Mayans.”

– Logan Hawkes (Publisher, The Mexico Less Traveled),
(Author/Producer, Ancient Mysteries of the Americas),
(Author, Close Encounters of the Old West),
(Ancient Aliens of the Americas)

“They were tracking, in particular, Venus, the phases of the moon, eclipses, but they also tracked precession, which is an extraordinarily long cycle. What it means is that every year on, say, March 15, the Pleiades rise for the first time in the sky. If you wait 72 years, the day of the rising of the Pleiades will be one day earlier. If you wait another 72 years, it’ll be a day earlier still. And if you wait 26,000 years, the Pleiades will move back to that same day.”

– Mark Van Stone, Ph.D. (Author, 2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya)

According to scholars, the Maya believed that time, like the stars, moved in repeating patterns called calendar cycles and that these cycles could be used to predict future events. One of these calendar cycles, the Mayan Long Count, lasts for 5,125 years and will end on December 21, 2012. But why? Why did the Maya choose this date? And what did they believe would happen to our world? Perhaps a clue can be found in an astronomical phenomenon located at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, an area where there are no stars.

“The Mayans knew. Not only did they know where the center of the galaxy was, but they understood that it was a light-year-across black hole that they called the Great Rift.”

– Sean-David Morton, Ph.D.
(Theologian / Radio Host, Strange Universe)

“The Maya believed this was the birth canal of the Universe, and that all things came from the birth canal of the Universe. And on December 21, 2012, the Earth, the sun, and this birth canal, the Dark Rift, are all in perfect alignment. And this only happens every 26,000 years.”

– Logan Hawkes (Publisher, The Mexico Less Traveled),
(Author/Producer, Ancient Mysteries of the Americas),
(Author, Close Encounters of the Old West),
(Ancient Aliens of the Americas)

Could the fact that the Maya Long Count calendar ends on the same day as this rare alignment in the Milky Way Galaxy be a mere coincidence? And did this advanced understanding of celestial cycles really come from ancient Mayan astronomers observing the stars with only their naked eyes?

“The Mayans believed that this knowledge came to them from their gods, and their gods then existed in the stars. So, is it possible that these gods could have been extraterrestrials? The answer to that question is yes, it’s possible.”

– Logan Hawkes (Publisher, The Mexico Less Traveled),
(Author/Producer, Ancient Mysteries of the Americas),
(Author, Close Encounters of the Old West),
(Ancient Aliens of the Americas)

“According to the Maya themselves, this knowledge was not something that they came up with, but it was given to them as a gift from the gods. The gift back then was not material stuff. It was knowledge. Knowledge is the currency of the Universe.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

But even if the information pertaining to the Long Count calendar comes from an otherworldly or extraterrestrial source, why 2012? What is it about this date that has a special significance? Researchers believe a clue may recently have been found among the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Tortuguero. One that was pieced together from broken fragments of a panel of hieroglyphs known as Monument Number Six.

“In my opinion, the one and only clear reference to the date in the Long Count that arrives in 2012 is on Tortuguero Monument Six.”

Edwin Barnhart, Ph.D. (Archaeologist / Dir., Maya Exploration Center)

“Basically, the inscription in Tortuguero was half destroyed, and everybody assumed that what it was saying was that the nine gods would return on December 21, 2012, but because there was some destruction on that inscription, certain things were implied.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

For years, scholars dismissed the evidence found at the Tortuguero monument as a solitary anomaly without any special significance. But on November 24, 2011, the Mexican National Institute of Archaeology and History revealed to the world the existence of a second artifact. A sun-dried mud brick that was discovered at the ancient Mayan city of Comalcalco with an inscription many believe refers to an exact date, December 21, 2012.

“It’s one of thousands of mud bricks that we’ve found at Comalcalco. A very few of them have hieroglyphs on them. One of them has a date inscribed on it, which is very rare, and it says Four Ahau, Three Konkin, which is the calendar round date that’s gonna occur in 2012.”

Edwin Barnhart, Ph.D. (Archaeologist / Dir., Maya Exploration Center)

“Well, the Comalcalco brick is important because it is verification of an inscription in Tortuguero. The brick has shown that the people who thought that it meant the nine gods were going to return were right.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

An extraterrestrial visitation? One which signals the end of the world? For most archaeologists and researchers, the concept is not just a little far-fetched, they consider it to be more a curiosity than a prophecy. But one feature of the brick hieroglyph is not so easy to dismiss. The inscriptions on the brick were apparently carved on the inner-facing side, hidden from view.

“Why would they write a date on a brick and then turn it around so no one could see it and put it into the wall? We can only speculate as to why, but we believe it’s because the ruling king or the priest or whoever commissioned the building site at Comalcalco didn’t want that to be public knowledge.”

– Logan Hawkes (Publisher, The Mexico Less Traveled),
(Author/Producer, Ancient Mysteries of the Americas),
(Author, Close Encounters of the Old West),
(Ancient Aliens of the Americas)

Why would the Maya conspire to keep this date secret? Was it to avoid global panic?

“If there is some kind of doomsday at the end of the Mayan calendar, it could be a combination of pole shifts, of volcanoes, and earthquakes, and super tidal waves all over the Earth. It would be a catastrophic event for the planet.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Is it really possible, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe, that the Maya actually received detailed astronomical knowledge from Ancient Alien visitors? And could this help  explain why their calendar, which accurately predicts an extraordinary galactic alignment, apparently ends on December 21, 2012? Perhaps the answer can be found by examining the doomsday prophecies of other ancient cultures. For if the Maya were attempting to warn us of a future cataclysm, could there be other evidence that they were not alone?

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