2012 : End of the World Party Plan Ideas or How will you prepare for the Mayan prophecy?
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How will you prepare for the Mayan prophecy?
This is a topic that seems to be on more and more people's minds lately.
The Mayan calendar speaks of and chronicles the Great Cycle, as they understood it. The Great Cycle is a span of time lasting 5,125.36 years, or to our best calculations. Sir Eric Thompson was the person who is said to have officially extrapolated a begin date for the calendar. Keep in mind that the Maya may have created the calendar, but it is the Azteca that inherited it, and it was the Spaniards that nearly destroyed all important records concerning it.
The English anthropologist Thompson decoded the calendar to begin on August 13, 3114 B.C.E. ( and we can assume at the modern time code of 11 : 11 a.m. due to the fractional year remainders ) which leads to the end date of December 21, 2012 A.D. at 11 : 11 a.m.
This marks the end to the Great Cycle, this is the primary cause of the widespread belief this time and date on 2012 being the end of the world. The Mayan calendar doesn't necessarily point to a 2012 end of the world. According to the Mayan interpretation of their calendar, the Earth or this third world has already been through and then survived three other Great Cycles like this one. So if things are to be judged thus far, the Maya would say it is safe to say, this one should be no different.
In fact, most reports today from modern blood decedents of the original Mayans view the end of a Great Cycle as a time of celebration, positive change and good luck. Most cultures would not consider doomsday or end of the world to also be predictions good luck, and few would celebrate the good fortune if they felt that 2012 signified the end of the world.
Many believe the end is coming now because the current Great Cycle is coming to a close on the winter solstice, and a very particular and significant winter solstice. On December 21, 2012 our earth and sun will align with the center of the Milky Way galaxy, an event that only takes place about every 26,000 years. So this will be something our modern civilization has not experienced before, nor has record of from past civilizations.
There very little scientifically to back up the idea of 2012 being the end of the world. Most believe that December 21, 2012 will come and go without much that is eventful, or possibly even something positive.
So if it is the end of the world, the discriminating mind would consider an End of the World Party...and it if is a time of a great Galactic alignment, then you can always change it to a World Never Ending Party. Either way it is time to party like we should have in 1999 kids.
So what should people plan for on December 21, 2012?
For those who like to prepared there is nothing wrong with preparing for a 2012 end of the world event, which amazingly is not that hard to plan for in reality, especially since the post Y2K millennial marketplace is more adapted to the needs of consumers. Because let's face it. We all know all too well everything ends.
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END OF THE WORLD PARTY
So these are my top 10 tips for planning the perfect 2012 party and still be prepared for whatever happens at zero point. You may need to enlist the help of some other people to pull these all off easily and cost effectively, but hey what else do you have going on that weekend?
01 : Plan Your Time With Flexibility
The best laid plans will need some time flexibility for a party like this. Even this late in the game, the jury is still out on exactly what time of day the December 21, 2012 end of the world will happen, although the 11:11 a.m. theory is a safe bet it seems. Either way, it is best to start early and allow for guests to arrive fashionably late. Some people will want to at least clock into work and take an early lunch. Having extra flexible events planned throughout the day is the best idea. That way whenever the 2012 end of the world event happens you will be prepared. Party planners that work from home are going to be best to host these events, you can go ahead and work online while people are arriving, or you might just let people start arriving as early as 24 hours before zero point. Chances are, lots of people will be taking the day off anyway. You will probably have a nice quiet home office for a few hours and a chance to collect your thoughts. Hosting three day parties is optimum, because the world ends on a Friday, but there is some debate about the two days following. See the next tip for more on those details.
02 : Remember This is a Multicultural Event, Please RSVP
It is well known that the Mayan calendar says that the world is going to end on Dec. 21st, which means that the 22nd is zero point, and the 23rd will be the first day of the new age of enlightenment ( assuming everything does not fall off its axis when the polar shift happens on the Winter Solstice, there is some debate about which day actually ). This is why the three day weekend starting on Friday and going through Sunday is probably the most convenient. Your Wiccan and Satanic friends will be having holy days for Yuletide and the Winter Solstice on the 21st. Your Jewish friends are already done with Hanukkah, but still you don't want them feeling left out, so hang some blue and white lights. Your New Agers, UFO believers, and Neo-pagans will probably need lots of activities on the 22nd, with the Annunaki invasion and Planet X arriving. Your friends who believe in the 23 enigma and Chaos magick, well the 23rd will be just another day for them. Everyone else will be breathing easier. Assuming the world still exists, do not forget that your Christian friends will be wanting to extend the party through the 24th and 25th ( that is assuming the comet does not collide with Earth ruining Christmas for everybody). Make sure to make your Muslim and Hindu friends feel welcome, we Americans are so bad about that. And if anybody shows up needing Kwanzaa rituals, well then the party will have to extend until the 31st.
03 : Start Planning Your Party Supplies Ahead of Time
Since no one knows which disaster will strike first, it is best to keep all of your 2012 end of the world celebrations in an area that is close together. I am planning to rent out the pool area and clubhouse in my townhouses, invite the neighbors and have big outdoor barbecue style fiesta on the deck. You do not want to miss out on the best party moments, just because you didn't plan for that 8 a.m. earthquake or that noontime flooding, but you still need to make another trip to the store. Not a good idea at all. Make sure you have plenty of food on hand for at least three days, enough to last the party weekend, if not longer. Hoarders will be stocking up on food well before the big doomsday date arrives, so make sure you have basic necessities covered, ahead of time and that includes water. Doing most of your shopping on Thanksgiving or Black Friday will make things less of a chore. Make a list. Check it twice. Remember to get canned food items, salt, and even toilet paper and batteries in case of a sudden a nuclear winter. Stock up on all the necessities in advance, just on the off-chance that you survive the initial 2012 end of the world destruction, only to have to fend off the invasion by inter-dimensional aliens waiting to strip the planet of its resources. But just throw packs of rechargeable batteries at them and they will probably leave you alone. Non-perishable goods, glow-sticks, Excedrin, Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, and flashlights will do much to make your party a success. If you are around to see the 22nd, you'll be wishing you had gotten more appropriate food for your 2012 end of the world party. I have many Hispanic families in my townhouses, I am planning to get the whole neighborhood planning the food well in advance.
04 : Plan for a Wide Mix of Appropriate Music
Music sets the tone of any real party atmosphere, I put this as a very high priority. All guests should be asked to contribute to the CD, DVD, cassette, or vinyl pile of music for the three day weekender. If possible invite friends who are experienced DJs or just love tweaking the tunes. Radio stations might suddenly go offline and airtime broadcasts may not be dependable. Sirius and Satellite radio are more likely to be up and running in a cataclysm. Laptops will be useful for bandwidth broadcasts if that strikes the mood. Your music choices will do much to set the tone of the overall party celebration. Some will want such hits as R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World As We Know It", U2's "Until the End of the World" and Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" with conservative party songs mixed in like "Amazing Grace" "Stairway to Heaven" and "I'll Fly Away." Classical selections like "The Planets" by Holst or the "Hair" soundtrack are appropriate for the Age of Aquarius rising. Personally I plan to make everyone listen to the entire Rush "2112" album until they shoot me. But should the world actually be ending anything by Karen Carpenter, but especially "End of the World" is an absolute must. I know, I know, kill the DJ. The point is be open minded, parties go best when everyone gets jiggy with it and gets to hear their music in rotation. Boomboxes and swing dancing, country music and emo. Its the end of the world, when the music is over, turn up the lights. To quote Mr. Mojo Rising.
05 : Plan Your Location and Limit Needing to Travel
For an event of this magnitude, you will want the best possible location. Since no one knows just yet what the 2012 end of the world will bring, there are a few things to consider seriously. Mostly it is recommended having a location that will be as safe as possible given all potential circumstances. In cities this can be tough, my party is being held outdoors, but my townhouses are a semi-gated community that is just off the main freeways. Guests will be able to park in the community parking or on the street and I know my neighbors across the street from the townhouses in case we need an extra place or two. Encourage people to carpool as much as possible. Many might want to plan going to high ground for your 2012 end of the world party. Higher ground will give you a better view of anything that might fall from the sky, and will keep you safe from rising flood waters too. But it also is far from anywhere you can get medical attention and if you are partying, well sometimes nature is not the best place for humans to be. Especially in places like Arizona where I am, too many dangerous desert creatures. Avoid all types of places with falling rocks or fault lines. Missing out on the last moments of earth's existence just because you were unfortunate enough to have had a boulder fall on your head is just embarrassing. So is being swallowed up in the earth. Try to keep the party crowd as contained and limit unnecessary traveling, it also keeps travelers safe from you.
06 : Invite All of Your Closest Friends and Family
If the 2012 end of the world is really to be the biggest event in 26,000 years, then you want all the people you really love with you. But more importantly, you need to make sure you have all the right people at your party. Never underestimate the value of certain people to make that special event into a truly successful party. Be certain that those closest to you are all at your party. In those final moments, you may want to make up for any wrongs you have done to them. Or you may want to let them know exactly what has always been on your mind. Last minute karmic clearing of the air is a very healthy thing. Also, you will likely be giving hugs and crying alongside all those present at your 2012 end of the world bash, so you'll want to make sure that you are comfortable being yourself around everybody. That is part of being an end of the world host, a little bit of an agent of calm you must be. Try to have a good last minute attitude, enemies and friends are all welcome at an end of the world party, really don't you think?
07 : Plan to Protect Your End of the World Party
December 21, 2012 may not be as forgiving and civil minded as you and your guests would hope for. If this is a concern to you, it might be a good idea to set up protection for your 2012 end of the world party. This does not mean that you have to stockpile weapons and set up a militia. The reality is, most people and families already have a few sets of friends that are Veterans and would like to be invited to the party. Buy them a keg of beer, let them smoke a little herb that night, and I guarantee those local good old boys will keep everybody safe from any idiots. Plus, it gives the boys that potentially would act like idiots a safe place to be. Make everybody in the tribe have a place, just like the tribal groups in the Mayan calendar astrology. Being prepared with a firearm for each of your friends and family is just second nature to some folks, as well as several mounted turrets in case things get really hairy. Might as well make security simple, invite the boys to the party too.
08 : Be Prepared to Be a Good Party Host or Hostess
This one is simple, short, and sweet. An End of the World Party is going to have a few people drinking, smoking, hell if any Mayans show up be prepared for hallucinogens or DMT. In any case, if you are going to have a party of any magnitude, make it a safe place for everyone. Everyone stays, everyone has somewhere to sleep, everyone can access a cell phone to call loved ones, and no one should need or be forced to leave. Sobriety can be put on the shelf for a day or two, if someone gets to wasted then let them crash. As a End of the World Party host or hostess, it is the right thing to do. So plan for blankets and floorspace.
09 : Just in case, Have Gas, Cash, and an Emergency Kit or Two
On December 21, 2012, the Mayan calendar indicates this current age will come to an end. Nothing may happen at all, no collisions with asteroids, no pole shifts or sliding axis magnetism, and no being sucked into a black hole at the center of the galaxy either. If you don't believe the world is coming to an end in 2012, do not let it make you too complacent. There are still some things to think about, that will be better than forgetting about them all together. Many people do believe will be earthquakes, tsunamis, and other catastrophes on or around the solstice in December, 2012. They will be stockpiling food, buying guns, camping supplies, and sources of electric energy, including gasoline and other natural resources. As we approach the deadly date, many will be buying up wilderness property to which they can retreat and build fortresses and bunkers. Boy, someone is going to make a nice killing off idiots in those weeks, but that is not my point. Make sure that you have basic medical supplies, emergency kits, and extras of these type items. Gas up all of your vehicles fully in advance and have some spare gas cans full just in case. Also pull out a good reserve supply of cash that you can afford, because there maybe hackers or governmental shutdowns of bank ATM devices, and other typical points of access to funds. This is not to be a doomsday promoter or naysayer, but the fact is the world might go crazy for a few days. As a host or hostess of an End of the World Party, it is better to have everything you need on the home front. It will make things simpler, besides if the world ends why worry about banking or fueling up your car ever again.
10 : Everybody Have Fun Until the End of the World
If these are to be your last few hours on earth, you want to make them count. If this is the first day of a new age, you want to make that count too. Go all out for your last minutes on Earth. If you are a spontaneous socialite, have fun games and options for people to play in pairs, maybe karaoke, be open minded. Do not let attitude be a downer and remember some people like the idea of world domination. At some point the party may want to use movies or other time distractions, just to let everyone try to calm their minds, consider such classics as Armageddon and The Day After Tomorrow. And those that wish to Kum-baya and meditate may do that outdoors or in their own little groupings. Everything is appropriate at the end of time. Regardless of your plans, make going out in style a priority. The world is a fun place, and you won't have access to it for long. Try not to do anything you would regret, though, as there is always the possibility that the world will remain even beyond the End of the World Party. Make it a party to be written about in the history books one day.
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