The notorious date of 21st of December 2012 is approaching and this is when most people’s query will be answered… “what if Mayans where right? Could this really be the end of the world?”.
Some are certain about the destruction while others still got doubts and of course for others this is just a joke. Everyone though still awaits to “see”. But what does this calendar really mentions?
Humans are naturally charmed by the mysteries, by the exotic, the different, by whatever makes them doubt of what is really proven, of what is stereotypically known in his/her Era. Even a possible Global Destruction, however frightening may it seems, could be thrilling. Let’s not forget that a global destruction has been awaited in the year 1000, in 1666, and of course in the year 2000. In 1524 a Cataclysm would devour the whole world according to the German Johannes Steffler. In 1914 the world would be vanished (again!!!) according to what the founder of “Jehovah’s Witnesses” sect. And let’s not forget the so recent 1997 when 39 members of another sect “Heaven’s Gate” committed suicide hoping to get themselves to a “higher level” before the … end of the World. And now… 2012! Mayans calendars do NOT predict in anywhere the end of the world. Specifically, they do not mention ANYTHING about 2012. But it’s just when their calendar ends! The Ancient Greeks so as the Mayans calculating time starts from a very significant event and ends to a very significant event too, just to start a new Era. . «The Maya”s “Long Count” calendar marks the end of a 5,126-year era. For the ancient Maya, it was a huge celebration to make it to the end of a whole cycle», says Sandra Noble. A socially wide-known belief, like the fear this World’s End, could cause major and deep political and social impact, especially when this belief is shared by people who have power or are famous. Maybe if we look deeper we discover that the motive of the production of this fear is Money, Social Power and Personal Interest. As we speak an American Company called Vivos is manufacturing 20 luxurious shelters in order to “host” around 4000 (!!!) people who will buy their ticket-in for 9950 USD. 9950 USD for a ticket to live! It would be surely thrilling to see a prophecy come true, but maybe not this one… The best is to afraid because we know, and not be subjects of a paranoia because “some” know.