By Alexandra Bruce
The improved significant other booklet to the number 1 documentary movie approximately 2012! The 2012 meme has advanced past any debates in regards to the relevance of the Maya lengthy count number calendar to the lives of latest humans. 2012 is set us on planet Earth at the moment. December 21, 2012: will the area quite swap perpetually in this date, the tip of a 5,125-year calendar final used over 1000 years in the past? definitely Hollywood would favor you to imagine so. certainly, a not-so-small has arisen round the date, hawking every little thing from t-shirts to teleseminars. Clearing a course among myth and fact, Alexandra Bruce surveys the whole 2012 panorama, asking questions corresponding to: Is the Earth wasting its Mojo? How did 2012 come to intend "The finish of Time"? Did psychedelics facilitate the Maya "Cosmovision"? may still we fear approximately Earth Crustal Displacement? What the hell is "Planet X"? Uniquely among an enormous array of 2012 literature, this publication positive aspects interviews with the best experts—including Graham Hancock, John significant Jenkins, Daniel Pinchbeck and lots of others—and insightful, exact research of the huge spectrum of opinion, debate, examine and fantasy concerning the such a lot compelling "end occasions" prediction of the twenty first century.
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27 Is it just a coincidence that there are several traditions worldwide of cataclysmic flooding during the same time period, flooding which was so destructive that a line of demarcation separates everything that occurred before this time with a word was invented specifically to describe it: “antediluvian”? Is it a coincidence that roughly a century after this time, worldwide, we see new civilizations founded and the start of new dynasties or the beginnings of “new eras” in pre-existing cultures?
Not in any previous epoch. ” —Graham Hancock, On-Camera Interview in 2012: Science or Superstition 43 Dr. Anthony Aveni, professor of astronomy and anthropology, takes the strict scientific view of such things: KNOWLEDGE OF PRECESSION REFLECTED IN MAYA CODICES? “Could these ancient cultures have known about the precession of the equinoxes? I might sound like our ex-President Clinton by saying it depends what you mean by ‘known’ … is there evidence in the codices, in the alignments, even in the mythology that they were aware of or concerned about a 26,000 year period?
Mendez has been involved in very interesting discoveries about astronomical events relating to the start-date of the 13-b’ak’tun cycle. On August 11, 3114 BCE, the Sun crossed the zenith of the Maya skies and at the same time the Orion constellation was in a nadir passage, directly beneath the feet of the ancient Maya. THE NADIR PASSAGE “Orion was coincidently passing through the center of the Underworld, with one of its principal stars of Orion’s Belt as the marker of the center of the Underworld … [this] may explain one of these primordial axes and concepts of an axis being dedicated on that primordial date.
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