Skip to comments.Mayan Elder Says World Won't End
Posted on 03/14/2012 7:18:12 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Instead, he maintains better era will start Dec. 21
When the current Mayan calendar cycle ends Dec. 21, the world will not cease to exist, says a Mayan elder.
"There is a lot of information of what is going to happen on that date. The scholars say that the Mayan calendar ends, the world ends. But we, as Mayans, don't know anything about that," Elder Miguel Angel Chiquin said speaking through a Spanish translator Monday night at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
"The great teachings that our ancestors have left us over the centuries, the 21st of December, we will be moving over a cosmic bridge of light and hope at the great event of our fifth sun." Chiquin, known as Abuelo Maya (Maya Grandfather), spoke on the implications of the ending of the current Mayan calendar to a group of about 50 people Monday in the Occhiato University Center.
A native of Guatemala, Chiquin said when the current calendar cycle of more than 5,000 years ends Dec. 21, a new one will begin.
The event, which Chiquin described as being one of the biggest events of our cosmic lives, is something the Mayan people are looking forward to experiencing.
"The message we come to share with you brothers and sisters is that this great event of the fifth sun, the great event of the 21st of December 2012, is not only for the Maya Pueblo, it's for all humanity," he said.
He said the cosmic bridge that all humanity will start to travel Dec. 21, is going to help make for a better world.
"If it is true that the great events that are coming are marked by the Maya calendar then as the Mayan ambassador, we invite each one of you to come aboard that cosmic ship of the fifth sun."
Although there has been a lot of misinformation about death and destruction accompanying the end of the Mayan calendar, he said for the Maya Pueblo those are all false assumptions.
"We as Mayans since 1992 have begun to prepare to enlighten our white path and to light our yellow path, not only for the Maya Pueblo but for all humanity," he said.
Chiquin said in preparing to cross the cosmic bridge, people must prepare their spirit.
"Brothers and sisters, we are all part of the cosmos and each one of you are stars that shine in your own firmament," he said.
Chiquin told the crowd to not be afraid of the end of the calendar cycle.
"In just a few months, the fifth sun is coming but it is for all of you, it's for all of humanity," he said.
"The message of the elders is that the moment has come to break the mysteries and to end the mental sabotage. Do not have fear," he said. "We'll see you in the next 5,000 years."
I forget...do we turn our clocks forward or back that night?
I was hoping it was going to end but I will drink the bottle of Scotch I was planning anyway.
oh, yeah, the global consciousness and all that. gawd are things gonna get ug-ly.
Shoot. I’m gonna have to keep working.
Q: Will the world end next December?
A: Your guess is as good as Mayan.
The 0bamas will getting ready to vacate the White House. The Exorcists and fumigators will follow..
Ah, man. I’ve already sent out my farewell
the calendar is off by a month. Jan 20 the USA will have a chance to begin a better future.
Love that cartoon.
Dec. 22 is approx. half way between Nov. 6 and Jan. 20.
I know what you mean.
They should have called in Az-tech support.
My question would be that: If the Mayans did indeed predict the end of the world ....... Well.... consider this ..... there have been about 514 leap years since Julius Caesar created it in 45BC. Without that extra day every 4 years today would be July 28th, 2013. Also, the Mayan calendar did not account for leap year days .... so technically shouldn't the world have ended 7 months ago if the Mayan prediction was accurate?????
The good news: I'll only have four more mortgage payments.
--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
Curious to know if the Myans counted the leap years?
ALPACA LIPS NOW!
Yes, more accurately than we do if I remember my reading correctly. They were whiz-bang astrononomical observers and calendar-makers.
Hippies should love this!
It’s the Age of Aquarius!
(I see it as perhaps prediction that Uhbama will be out of office.....)
WHAT!! I sold everything. Those darn Mayans are such kidders. I shoulda known better than to trust an extinct civilization.
I’m starting to think my old best friend is Captain Obvious.
Sorry, you just brought that to mind.
I have the Deed for the Brookl... I mean the Cosmic Bridge.
I can let you have it for inaudible whispering. Think how big a fee you can charge to cross ... I mean the whole earth having to cross it and all.
THe new Mayan Calendar is under development. Two main issues are yet to be decided:
1. Whether to go with “Kittens”, “Lighthouses”, or “Corvettes” as a theme, and
2. Whether to freak out future generations by having it “end” on a Fricday the 13th.
|GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach|
What a relief. ;')
Nobody has taken “leap days” into account regarding all this. If you add these in the wold should have ended 7 months go.
Eastern Standard Time?
Just damn! I already changed my W-4 form, claiming 1492 dependents.
Well, that’s a relief.
But I hope the Mayans aren’t planning to start human sacrifices again, during the next sun cycle.
First, this is disappointing. The end of the world is probably the only thing that will end democrats.
Second, I’d put a lot more faith in what this guy has to say if he had made a calendar of the next 5,000 years. Hell, I’d be impressed if he could predict a few solar eclipses.
It cannot end until the Chicago Cubs are one strike away from winning the World Series.
Bingo - Those Mayans were freaking brilliant!
As a calendar for keeping track of the seasons, the Haab' was a bit inaccurate, since it treated the year as having exactly 365 days, and ignored the extra quarter day (approximately) in the actual tropical year. This meant that the seasons moved with respect to the calendar year by a quarter day each year, so that the calendar months named after particular seasons no longer corresponded to these seasons after a few centuries. The Haab' is equivalent to the wandering 365-day year of the ancient Egyptians.
Found her head.
It wasn’t where others have said you keep it.
The Mayan calendar is more accurate than the Julian (or is it Gregorian?) calendar. They don’t have leap years because it’s based on planetary/lunar/solar movements. The leap year is supposed to account for an error in our common calendar. Something like 1/4 of a day off every year. So it’s not that the date of Dec. 21, 2012 is important... it’s the number of winter solstices and the “final” one just happens to fall on that date.
The Mayans probably meant the world would end for Marxist/Socialists. That would be nice!
There are undoubtedly some people (on this planet) Elder Miguel Angel Chiquin hasn't met. Could this be interpreted to mean ... Some folks burn bright and have a tendency to burn others maybe in the form of the fifth sun?
Time to give up the ghost of Mayan past?
I guess this means “never Mayand.”
Not bad for a culture without telescopes, computers, atomic clocks and other high-tech goodies.
Technology is beside the point. All you have to be able to do is count days and see the moon a few times a month. What's impressive is the attention span, but more than that it's the conception, or apprehension, of the celestial movements.
Note though, that in 12,000 days the 365 day year drifts by about 8 days from the tropical, i.e. seasonal, year. This is a slow drift, and evidently didn't concern them, just as it didn't concern the Egyptians.
I hate to tell you this, Chief, but that story will never sell in Hollywood. We need disaster, we need apocalypse, we need lots of death and mayhem if we're going to sell any tickets. That light and hope crap may work in politics but the people aren't going to pay good money to watch it.
Maybe the Chief is pulling a “Herbie Bittman”.
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