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Winter Solstice on 21 December 2012 was not the end of the world

Updated on December 11, 2015

The Mayan Calendar

A lot of people think that the world is coming to an end on 21 December of this year, 2012, but this is not likely at all. The idea came about from a Mayan calendar that ends on that date but that is all there really is to the matter.

A calendar ends just like all the ones we have every year! Nothing to worry about and nothing to fear, and eventually 2012 will end and the New Year of 2013 will begin.

2012 and 2013

2012  ends and 2013 begins as the New Year
2012 ends and 2013 begins as the New Year | Source

Ascension and other mystical beliefs

Very many people who do not believe their world is ending have other belief systems, including that of some sort of Ascension. They feel sure that they are going up a notch on a frequency level. There has been a lot of mystical talk about 'densities' and dimensions.

Followers of the many branches of the New Age movement are looking forward to a big change. Many think we are about to begin a new world, one that they have been looking forward to.

A pole reversal or shift is predicted for 21 December, 2012, but scientists see no reason that this is going to happen.

Some think that fleets of UFOs will be arriving and that alien beings have a lot to do with a massive change that is about to happen. Others think that a huge planet known as Nibiru is about to come very close to the Earth and may even collide with it causing the end of the world but there is little actual evidence for this.

More down to Earth people who run big businesses, the media and the political system are not talking about an end of the world. They are looking forward into 2013 and beyond. The moneymakers of the world are planning to make a lot more of it and see the material world as continuing much as it has been doing.

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Making money from the myth of 2012

Behind a lot of the beliefs that people have about 21 December 2012 are a range of books, DVDs, films and other publications and media that have put forward the ideas of writers and speakers, who have taken advantage of the Mayan calendar ending to market their theories about what it means and to make a lot of money for themselves. There wouldn't be much point in selling books or movies about the world ending in 2012 if there wasn't one in which to spend your income!

Mayans and the Mayan Calendar

The Mayan people never died out and they have their views on the subject of 2012, though strangely it is not actual Mayans that have been doing most of the talking and writing about the subject. It has mostly been writers and thinkers with little to do with the Mayan way of life or culture.

For the Mayans it is the end of a cycle and an old calendar is ending but not the world!

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King Arthur's "End of the World" gathering at Stonehenge

Loyal Arthurian Warband Stonehenge Winter Solstice 2012 "End of the Wordl Gathering" flyer
Loyal Arthurian Warband Stonehenge Winter Solstice 2012 "End of the Wordl Gathering" flyer | Source

2012 gatherings

On 21 December on a worldwide scale, countless people are intending to gather at sacred sites like Stonehenge, to celebrate and experience this moment in time. They are looking forward to something very cosmic happening.

Druid leader and eco-warrior King Arthur Pendragon, who is the Titular Head of the Loyal Arthurian Warband, a Druid Order, will be at Stonehenge and will be sending out a Press Release at 11:11 on the day of the Winter Solstice that he hopes enough people will respond to to really make a big change in the world, a change for the better!

He has posted at his Facebook page this message: "We will be making a Political Statement from Stonehenge 11.11am, 21st December 2012, Calling for World Peace, an end to economic Slavery and a Cleaner Greener Planet Earth. Blessings from Stonehenge /|\"

21 December 2012 - a time for positivity

So the 21st December 2012 should not be seen as a time to worry about the world ending but rather a time to look forward to as a new beginning. It is a time for action, a time for positive thinking, and a time for celebration!

It can be a time too for starting something new in your life.

© 2012 Steve Andrews

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    • Bard of Ely profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Andrews 

      5 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thank you for liking my hub! It has occurred to me that the rulers of these ancient people would have had plenty of workers, and slaves in many cases, that were put to work on these constructions. Today large construction projects would be the making of a motorway or building a dam but in the ancient world it would have been the construction of a pyramid or a stone circle. People today no longer worship the sun or regard ceremonial constructions like these as a building priority at all.

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      cfin 

      5 years ago from The World we live in

      True, true. I guess I am just baffled by the wondrous construction of each of the monuments. They worshiped the sun and seasons over anything else. But as you pointed out, their livelihood depended on it. Great hub, by the way.

    • Bard of Ely profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Andrews 

      5 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      I think it was logical that all these cultures would have thought of the solstice as that important that they made these amazing constructions. Basically they all knew the importance of the sun as the maintainer and giver of life so would have worshiped it. Their crops and the health of their people all depended on the sun.

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      cfin 

      5 years ago from The World we live in

      I find it most amazing, that the solstice was worshiped by individual civilizations around the world including the Celts (Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth, possibly Stonehenge), The Aztecs, Incas, Egyptians (pyramids) etc etc. They all build building which lined up with the sun during the solstice, yet none of the above were said to have met at any point. in history.

      I think humans today still have a natural fascination with this time of year. Maybe it has an unknown effect on us, due to the changes of light and temperature peaks.

    • Bard of Ely profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Andrews 

      5 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thank you! I am hoping that too!

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      Mary Kelly Godley 

      5 years ago from Ireland

      Still hoping this new era has begun and things will improve soon? Interesting Hub.

    • Bard of Ely profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Andrews 

      6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thanks for explaining all that!

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      Lela 

      6 years ago from Somewhere near the center of Texas

      You know, the weird thing is that the Aztec Sun Stone is not even a real calendar! It's a depiction of the names of days and "months". A Mayan month is only 20 days, btw.

      The wheel shape of the stone and art on it is merely an example of how their calendar works. It is not a specific "date" at all.

      Every Mayan "calendar" is a cycle of years or a "count" of years. The Mayans were so advanced astronomically and mathematically, they could calculate dates for thousands of years into the past or future.

      This December 21, 2012 - One of the Mayan calendars, called "the long count" will recycle beginning at 13.0.0.0.0 and December 22, 2012 will be 13.0.0.0.1

      It's just that simple, folks. Don't get caught up in the superstitious nonsense that the media is spreading.

    • Bard of Ely profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Andrews 

      6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thank you, grandmapearl and mpropp!

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      Melissa Propp 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      Yup, I think the Mayans just ran out of paper....We're planning on 2013, but I think it is great if dec 21st is used as a catalyst for good. Great hub!

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      Connie Smith 

      6 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      Bard, I saw a program the other night about this. It seems they found more Mayan tablets, and their calendar reaches another 7000 years. It doesn't make sense to think that the world will end if they projected their calendar that far into the future! I think this is a media bonanza, and they all smelled money if they jumped on the band wagon.

      I'm glad you wrote this to debunk the current thinking. Voted Up and Interesting. Good Job

    • Bard of Ely profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Andrews 

      6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thanks, Chris! Mike, I have nothing to explain that I haven't already covered here!

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      mike rutheord 

      6 years ago

      a website trying to calm peaple what rubbish you have written here you haven't a clue the world isent going to end erea will begain steve andrewws dosent have a clue an awakewnin g will happen lets see him explain this

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      Whitstable Views 

      6 years ago from Whitstable, UK

    • Bard of Ely profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Andrews 

      6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Well, Randy if I am wrong I won´t be able to say any more, and Austinstar, that sounds brilliant!

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      Lela 

      6 years ago from Somewhere near the center of Texas

      We will be in Maya country, Bard! It's Real's BD and I'm covering the event for my hubs. We wish all our hub friends could join us.

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      Randy Godwin 

      6 years ago from Southern Georgia

      I agree there's a lot of bunk concerning the 12-21-12 event. But if the world does end I want to hear your explanation the next day. LOL!

      SSSSS

    • Bard of Ely profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Andrews 

      6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thank you for your comments, RealHousewife and Austinstar!

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      Lela 

      6 years ago from Somewhere near the center of Texas

      Hey Kel, what kind of cake do you want? We are just going to eat cake and enjoy the party!

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Hey Bard - very interesting! My birthday is 12/21 - I hope the world ends after my party:) haha.

      I saw a special on the news recently and they basically said what you did. 2013 is coming!

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