Now that the American election is done, we can focus on the important stuff… like the end of the world. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know the world will likely end on December 21, 2012. After all, that’s when the Mayan calendar ends.
There’s quite a brouhaha going on in the metaphysical community concerning this date. Some say the “end” will be spiritual in nature, others say it’ll be a literal, physical end of the world.
Thing is, nobody’s asking the Mayans their thoughts on the subject. Until now.
GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemala’s Mayan people accused the government and tour groups on Wednesday of perpetuating the myth that their calendar foresees the imminent end of the world for monetary gain.
“We are speaking out against deceit, lies and twisting of the truth, and turning us into folklore-for-profit. They are not telling the truth about time cycles,” charged Felipe Gomez, leader of the Maya alliance Oxlaljuj Ajpop.
Deceit, lies, and twisting of the truth? My goodness. I can’t imagine anybody doing that for monetary gain.
Experts say that for the Maya, all that ends in 2012 is one of their calendar cycles, not the world.
Gomez’s group issued a statement saying that the new Maya time cycle simply “means there will be big changes on the personal, family and community level, so that there is harmony and balance between mankind and nature.”
Oxlajuj Ajpop is holding events it considers sacred in five cities to mark the event and Gomez said the Culture Ministry would be wise to throw its support behind their real celebrations.
It’ll be interesting to watch this scenario unfold. There’s a ton of money to be made with end of the world theories. Hopefully people will apply a small amount of critical thinking and not get sucked into the hype.
Oh. Never mind.