With all this talk of doomsday, supposedly happening this Saturday. Interestingly enough, many of the critics calling “false” to Saturday’s impending doom, remind us that the “Real” doomsday is actually next year.
The end of the world is quickly approaching, so they say. That infamous year- 2012- has been dubbed doomsday.
The reason the year became widely recognized as the end is because the Mayan calendar ends in that year and interpretations around the world have said that it means the end to our existence.
This April, the Mayas released a statement responding to 2012 rumors and a planned film. The Shift of the Ages film is the true story of the Maya, the Mayan Calendar, 2012 and the turbulent times in which we are living. The story is told through living Grand Elder, Wandering Wolf, also known as Don Alejandro Cirilo Perez Oxlaj.
Recently, the Maya have taken center stage because many fear the supposed end date of their calendar marks the end of the world. But in the letter, it states something a little different:
“Contrary to popular belief the living elders of the Maya do not agree that December 21, 2012 is the end of their calendar. A new “Sun” represents the beginning of a new Long Count cycle in the calendar system of approximately 5,200 years, which they say may not happen for many years,” the letter reads. And goes on to say,” Most of this information comes from non-Mayans and it is not accurate…the Maya’s message is simple: Our actions have created a world out of balance that must be rebalanced immediately in order for us to avoid more suffering…to humans and to all life.”
The letter came out April 8th, 2011 from Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala and addresses the 2012 doomsday date and goes on to explain the Maya Calendar and clear up misconceptions. The letter further explains that we are living in the time of the 13 Baktun and 13 Ajau, a time that comes accompanied with great pain. The letter reads:
“We are seeing a series of events approaching us as never seen before, these events come charged with tremendous sufferings and pain. They will happen in different places. They will touch us equally, men and women, old and young, indigenous or non-indigenous.”
The Maya recognize that it’s most likely due to contamination and the atmosphere losing control, “We the Maya see it with much sadness that we will see hunger and drought. Plagues will invade the fields and affect the agriculture; new illnesses will appear and will be difficult to cure. The sun rays are getting stronger and stronger as time goes by.”
They recommend avoiding more suffering by avoiding nuclear testing, no more wars, no more mining and other explorations, no more use of chemicals, “This is the only way the human race, the animals and the ancient trees could survive and see the new Sun*. If we do not change, few will be the ones to survive and see the arrival of the 6th Sun,” the letter reads.”Let’s reconcile with our Creator and our Mother Earth, each one in our own way. For us the Maya will be with our Sacred Fire.”