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Mayan Calendar Resources

Updated on December 20, 2012

Mayan Calendar Resources

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Mayan Calendar Resources

Mow many times throughout the busy modern workaday world have you stopped to look for Mayan Calendar resources? It's a common problem experienced by all too many people throughout this Gregorian calendar-centered world in which we live.

Will the world end when the Mayan calender ends? Perhaps they just ran out of paper and the Office Depot was closed. It could happen. We have no Mayan photos of the Mayan chronological process. We can only speculate. And we will do just that.

Herein we present a cornucopia of Mayan Calendar resources. It's a Mayan Tour without leaving the house. Hopefully your modern workaday struggle will be somewhat lessened.

mayancalendar2012 Dot Org

This well decorated site includes a countdown timer pointing at December 21, 2012, the date considered by many (excluding REM songwriter Michael Stipe ) as The End of the World As We Know It. if you don't feel so fine about that, soothe yourself by browsing the extensive collection of Mayan Calendar glyphs from Aj to Tzkin. Don't tarry over the Google Ads scattered about the home page; focus on the extensive collection of Mayan Calendar Resources.

cogwriter.com/end-mayan-calendar-2012.htm

CogWriter provides us with yet another foray into Mayan Calendar resources. The countdown timer on this site mercilessly ticks away as if to say "Hurry up and read something! We'll all be dead soon!"

CogWriter also offers stuff for sale. Click the handy Order Now button to grab a copy of the classic paperback 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect for only $19.95. It's not so secret anymore.

Hopefully the ancient Mayans are receiving royalties.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012

The repository of all knowledge, Wikipedia, serves up a heaping helping of Mayan Calendar resources. They label this field of study "The 2012 Phenomenon."

December 2012 marks the ending of the current baktun cycle of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, which was used in what is now Central America prior to the arrival of Europeans. Though the Long Count was was most likely invented by the Olmec, it has become closely associated with the Maya civilization, whose classic period lasted from 250 to 900 AD.

That's quite a mouthful. Most of of simply want to know when the world is going to end. We have little interest in civilizations that were beaten up by Spanish Explorers on their home field.

www.usatoday.com/tech/science/2007-03-27-maya-2012_n.htm

When USAToday weighs in, we know the subject has become mainstream. In between 4 color pie charts and ads for ceramic space heaters , they found space to publish a thoughtful critique of the Mayan Calendar craze. They interviewed (well, phoned up) experienced scientists and pop culture icons to obtain bite-sized quotes fit to print.

Don't renew your subscription beyond 1/1/2013. Just in case.

www.experiencefestival.com/mayan_calendar

"The day that everything changes"

Experience the marketing festival that is the Mayan Calendar uproar. Purchase books, tapes, books on tape, DVDs, Official Reports, T-Shirts, temporary tattoos, and end-of-the-world coffee mugs. Download free stuff that The Mainstream Media doesn't want you to know about.

Should the world refuse to end, alternate sources of wisdom are also available here. Select from Hinduism, Buddhism, Dream Interpretation, Theology, and double cheeseburgers with fries (just checking to see if you were paying attention).

www.tompainesghost.com/2008/12/mesoamerican-calender-drivel-1219151611.html

Here we see dissension from the ranks of Mayan Calendar Resource madness. Channeling Tomas Paine's ghost, we learn that the Mayan Calendar is as useful as a presidential campaign promise. The linear progression of time is contrasted with the price of winter wheat in Des Moines to derive a quasi-dimensional hypercube modeling transient rifts in the fabric of space. Or something like that.

We Tried This Experiment

Change the calendar on your computer to December 21, 2012. We did it. Noth----

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      nicomp really 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

      The day is approaching, people! Load up on calendars and survival gear...

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      jiberish 7 years ago from florida

      Maybe Obama will step down then the world as we know it will finally come to an end! Great Hub.

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      50 Caliber 7 years ago from Arizona

      Ah, something new to add to my list of end time prophesies.

      I find it most humorous.

      What about the "Nibaru" planet that's scheduled to kill us all in or about the same time frame?

      Thanks for another good laugh.

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      The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

      Ohh GOODY!

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @The Old Firm: Yer takin' all the fun out of this. ;)

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      The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

      Doesn't 20,736 years give a little more elasticity than a tens based date repeating twelves?

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @cally2: I feel fine!

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      Paul Callaghan 7 years ago from Paraparaumu, New Zealand

      But Nostradamus said the world would end in 1997 or was it 99?. Aren't we already dead?

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @The Old Firm: Moooooo!!

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      The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

      I wish that damn' cow would wear a bra!

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Joy At Home: I Love the Far Side! Wiener Dog Art!

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      Joy At Home 7 years ago from United States

      You told me not to encourage you, but this is funny stuff. Anyway, what does it matter whether the world as we know it ends on December 21st, 2012? Letting the clock wind down won't make you prepared one way or the other.

      While looking at a "Far Side" cartoon, featuring a bunch of Martians "o-o-ing" and "a-a-ing" over nuclear explosions on Earth, my aunt said, "You may as well; you're not going to be here long enough to do much else!"

      So I'll take the policy of always being prepared, and if the shtuff hits the fan, I'll "ooh" and "aah" at the pretty lights (or whatever happens). I've heard we're supposed to be crashed into by a planet, or some such idea. It should prove interesting.