These days, you could not say 2012 without bringing up two thoughts from the people you say it to, first thought is about that Hollywood movie about the end of the world and the second thought is yes, the apocalyptic end of the world prophecies made by the ancient Mayans that would happen on the year 2012. So, with all of this worldwide hype for it, what is The truth about the 2012 phenomenon? Seriously, if it is about something that may cause a slow and very painful death to all of humanity, you may as well pay attention, right? The prophecy was based on the Mayan Long Count Calendar stating that the end of the world is at hand and will happen two years from now on December 21, 2012, which started thousands of several versions of 2012 predictions and 2012 apocalypse topics.
However, it is a known fact that there are a lot of failed prophecies about the end of the world, and some had even gone as far back as the seventeenth century, so how is this 2012 prophecy of the Mayans any different? The answer to this is really very simple, The truth about the 2012 phenomenon is that it is a prophecy made by an ancient civilization that is known even up to now, for their astronomical and mathematical advancement as well as deeply ingrained spirituality and superstition. The ancient Mayan's Long count calendar accurately calculates the earth's current life cycle of 5,125 years and this life cycle will come to an end on Friday, 21st of December, 2012.
An evidence from the ancient Mayan civilization that supports this prophecy is a book known as Popol Vuh that tells about stories of creation of the world and of all living things; the book's inscriptions state that the world has five life cycles and the current life cycle that we live in is the fourth, the first three, being failures, were destroyed. The book also implies that our current world would be destroyed on the same day that the first three had been destroyed, with the fifth world beginning the next day after the termination of the fourth world has been completed.
There is other supporting pieces of evidence that can be found in several other ancient Mayan inscriptions and all are consistent in their statements that in 2012 the end of the world will indeed happen. There are even ancient inscriptions saying how the gods will descend from the heavens and that the skies would turn into liquid blackness. The 2012 official countdown has already been started, and until now scholars and scientists debate on the details of the prophecy made by the Mayans. So what is the truth about the 2012 phenomenon? The answer still eludes many however, but one thing is sure, two years from now, the world as we know it now, will indeed change.
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