For years civilization has been living in the shadow of some unknown event to take place on December 21st 2012 as the Mayan calendar comes to an end. Unlike previous doomsday prophecies which were made only a few years prior to the date coming to pass, the general consensus on the 2012 phenomenon is that the calendar has been around for thousands of years and is only now coming to an end. But with less than a year now left before the Mayan calendar ends, we are left asking ourselves if the modern interpretations are truly representative of what the calendar professes will happen. And so it stands to reason that we may want to hear what the current Mayan elders have to say about the whole thing.
One man making the rounds and interviewing the elders of both the Mayan and Hopi traditions is Drunvalo Melchizedek. He has interviewed elders from both communities and has come to some startling conclusions that suggest what we think may be completely off base for the true Mayan calendar. He states that the date December 21, 2012 is not the exact date corresponding to “the end of the world” as many have suggested, but indicates a massive landmark for when some major changes in consciousness and consensus reality will take place – and not all will necessarily be bad.
Melchizedek, an author from Sedona, Arizona has written a number of pieces on the subject of spiritual transformation, including one on the 2012 date itself as well as a two volume book that includes information on the lost cities of Atlantis and Lemuria. But can he shed any light on what the Mayans say about the suspected end of the world date later this year?
One of the key components to look for in the Mayan calendar is the appearance of a massive blue star. In 2011 one of the largest stories in new age circles was the appearance of the comet Elenin, which looked very similar to a blue star from Earth. Could this have been the star spoken of in the Mayan prophecy? But in 2007 another blue comet, 17P/Holmes appeared in the night sky became more bright by a factor of nearly a million which could be seen easily by those on the ground unaided by telescopes.
Given that historians believe telescope was created in 1608, it’s difficult to imagine the star they were talking about would be impossible to spot from Earth thousands of years ago when the Mayan calendar was originally created. This suggests that the object, whichever one it may be, would have been visible to the naked eye to those waiting on the ground. For a brief moment in time in November of that year, the comet 17P/Holmes even had an area of dispersion even larger than the sun itself. It seems little could compare to the incredible size of a comet so profoundly huge as that, and it did pick an odd time-frame to appear just five years almost to the day before the Mayan calendar would be up.
While many are claiming insider knowledge that ultimately confirms the exact details of the events in the following year, it seems there is still very little in the way of consensus on what will actually happen. Regardless, as 2012 quickly accelerates we will be examining the facts and attempting to solve this mystery before it comes to pass. 2012 has begun.