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Is this the Last Mayan Prophecy, of the Last Day of the Earth, the day of 12 / 21 / 2012?

Updated on October 3, 2011

There has been a lot of discussion on television, in books, on the news, the radio, even in the movies about the planetary alignment and its conjunction with the end point of the maya long count calendar on midnight on the winter solstice December the 21st of 2012. The only thing that amazes me really so far is that so many people are just becoming aware of this event and date, as if it suddenly just appeared on TV one day and that is what validates their concern. I cannot speak for anyone but myself...but I come from about as redneck and uneducated family as the great state of Kentucky can produce genetically - and I learned of the maya calendar and its predictive endpoint back in grade school (7th or 8th grade) by reading the World Book Encyclopedia in the Ancient cultures of South America sections of the texts. Not that it gave me more than rudimentary understanding. Yet I knew long before I graduated high school, long before the LA riots happened in 1996, long before Y2K, long before 911, and apparently long before about a million 'dumbfounded men and women saw that stupid 2012 movie that is just now coming out on DVD and Blue Ray.

I find it odd that most Christians I have discussed it with scoff at the idea that anything about the maya long count could even be relevant or worrisome. As one elderly lady said to me recently, "Those savages didn't know how to tell time, they didn't even have language other than grunting and primitive sounds to communicate..."

Okay if anyone reading this agrees with that woman's statement, I want you to go outside right now with your biggest King James Bible and your largest caliber weapon at hand, looking up at the stars and shoot yourself right in the head. The Maya long count is not only more accurate than the Roman Calendar by leaps and bounds. The reason is, because it is a solar astronomical calendar that was developed and fine tuned for several thousand years before the smartest of the Viking barbarians, or the Chinese monastics, or the oldest African tribal societies even built the first sundial, waterclock, or watched a dung beatle follow the rotation of the sun. In short the Maya never said much of anything that is recorded concerning the end of the calendar...

Except possibly one prophecy / or notation that was found in the Pyramid of the Sun and the Temple of the Jaguars near Technochitlan.,,it is also rumored to have been found on stoneworkings of Machu Picchu but not ever confirmed. And most evidence of this has been destroyed by archeological poachers and thieves from the original dig sites.

We do know that Father Kino, Cortez, and possibly Ponce de Leon heard of this prophecy I am talking about. Father Kino in fact wrote his best translation from the Codex that had been mostly ripped to shreds by Cortez himself almost a centry before. Now I am not saying or interpreting this for anyone nor do I really wish to, so please do not ask me to play dogmatic hollywood squares after I publish this - my source is a tribal family elder who is Navajo, although his mother was Aztec bloodline, a former Code talker in World War II and a very old man now, who would not want to be known or sought by the public. But ten years ago this family friend discussed the 2012 planetary alignment with me in detail.

And this is the only part that I have never heard anyone talk of since on any program, textbook, or casual conversation, not at all. He claimed to have learned it from his mother by oral tradition in Azteca language originally. It has not name, it is the last known prophecy, of the last day of the Earth, on midnight of 12 / 21 2012...(and as all prophetic writings always are, keep in mind it is metaphoric, cryptic and possibly not a true carry over from the maya codcies at all. But I thought perhaps someone out there may find the additonal info to be useful in some way. Blake4d...

It was recited to me as follows : "There will be thirteen heavens of decreasing choice, and nine hells of increasing doom,,at their intersections shall the empires of the sun meet at the crossroads of the sea. The Lord of the Dawn he wil be called, and he tends to the Tree of Life. He said,'You will not know me by miracles, magicians can perform miracles; You will know me by the Tree...but he will do miracles.' He is a great master and he wears a strange mask, and before the end...he will take it off. And we will be surprised who he really is, Be ready for the hour...'

And that is the last footnote made by the maya , the last long count prophecy before their civilization would quickly collapse.

(The Maya Calendar depicted here was called "the Haab", the Maya solar calendar of 365 days. It was divided into 18 months of 20 days each with a period of 5 days left over at the end of the year. This short 5 day month is called Uayeb, "the resting or sleep of the year". The Maya also used another calendar of 260 days called the sacred round or Tzolkin composed of 13 months of 20 days. A cycle of 52 solar years, called the calendar round was also used. The calendar round of 52 years included both the Haab and Tzolkin calendars intermeshing with each other. Any specific day in the 260 day calendar had a unique corresponding position in the 360 day calendar but that corresponding position would not repeat itself again for 52 solar years. This calendar sculpture shows the Maya God of Time at the center, supporting the burden of time on his back. He is surrounded by the hieroglyphs of the 19 months. )


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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanx Bluebird. Keep on Hubbing.Blake4d

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      bluebird 6 years ago

      Sign of the times: A warning message is going out:

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      Blake Ford Hall 7 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanx for all the comments. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      saddlerider1 7 years ago

      Great Hub. All I know is that the clock is ticking and 2012 is around the corner. Hey maybe Close Encounters is a reality, they will come to collect the rest of us and the Mayans will have company. Keep hubbing.

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      dreamreachout 7 years ago

      The Mayans couldnt predict that their civilization was going to end so soon inspite of their advanced ways and that makes me doubt about this particular prophesy!!

      According to Nostradamus's prophesy, the world will live longer!! In todays world, the media drums up everything, once they realise that there is a topic to encash on!!

      My best view would be that this particular date is likely to bring about sea changes which is why the Mayans didnt prophesise any further!! This is well depicted by you in the expression that the Mayans will come back in a space ship!! Maybe they are hiding in the Bermuda triangle whose surprises the world has never fathomed and which I always believed is the station of aliens with installations having very strong magnetic fields that just pulls and draws the aeroplanes and ships from time immemorial!!

      Good Hub Buddy!!

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      Blake Ford Hall 7 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Yes I agree with most of your statements. But there is one thing that America has that maybe a bigger problem that nowhere else has....Americans!!!

      And my Honcho Poncho!

      And also thanx.

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      magnoliazz 7 years ago from Wisconsin

      Another excellent hub, and every redneck I have ever encountered is more intelligent than the average guy. They have a survival instinct you don't see much anymore. You might be just what we need when 2012 comes around.

      I believe in some areas it will be the end, in other places, life will go on as always. Living in the USA we have a better than average chance of surviving anything bad that comes our way.

      Thanks so much for some things I never read before about 2012!

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      Blake Ford Hall 7 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Keep on Hubbing...


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      Blake Ford Hall 7 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Yes there are a lot of really heavy predictions. And we really are not all together sure what happened to the mayan civilization. But I have a crazy guess...

      That on 2012 the Maya will return in a great big spaceship, and when we ask why they will say; Didn't anybody get our notes...we're here to wind all the clocks! LOL

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      Internetwriter62 7 years ago from Marco Island, Florida

      Excellent Hub. I have seen specials on the Mayan Calender. Mostly on the History Channel. The first time I saw this prophesy was on a program called Lost Civilizations and it talked about the Mayan culture and the 2012 prophesy. You're right the Mayans were very advanced and they even had their own observatory, which is quite an accomplish for an ancient civilization. I have a feeling something big will happen that day, but I'm pretty sure it's not the end of the world.

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      Blake Ford Hall 7 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      In essence I agree with you, unfortunately I am more concerned with the human beings out there bringing about their own self-fulfilling prophecies, but we cannot change anyone but ourselves. Thanx for the props and more, keep on hubbing

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      tantrum 7 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

      I think the year 2012 is the beginning of another era, not the end of the world. Maybe it's our end, but our ending won't stop the world to go on, don't you think ?

      Great hub ! Cheers !! :)