Is this year the end of the world or new beginnings? The Mayan long count calender, is 5126 years long. And 394 year segment just ended on our Gregorian calender December 21, 2012. But contrary to big media distortion, the Maya did not say anything about the end of the world, doomsday, apocalypse, in fact they said we are ushering in a new era.
Two ancient calenders, two new beginnings.
The Chinese based Asian Lunar calender restarts every 12 years. This year is the first year, the year of the dragon, often considered the most powerful and lucky sign in the Chinese zodiac.
13th Baktun. Now 14th Baktun. Another Day, Another Baktun.
The short of it is, The Maya (and there are still some seven million, living in Central America thank you very much) break their traditional calender into baktuns or segments each about 394 years long. 13 is a sacred number to the Maya, this was the end of Baktun 13. Now Baktun 14 begins.
As far as we know the Maya did not say the world would end last Friday. That was a complete and total fabrication, probably by religious groups opposed to the Mayan or any other “pagan” religion (you know who we mean) and the mass media’s continual wrong reporting of the event.
To be fair, National Geographic did get the Mayan story right.
But for most, what do you think sells better; a doomsday world-ending apocalypse scenario or a story about how we are entering a new dawn of understanding and cooperation?
A new era of connectedness and understanding. Proof of our star origins?
It is said this new era, Baktun 14, will be marked by a greate awareness by humans of the interconnectedness of all things, the plants, the air, the water, animals, people to people. If enough people desire it and act on it.
According to indigeneous shamans and leaders, there may also be astounding breakthroughs in how we understand the Cosmos and our place in it and “leap forwards in the science of how we are connected to other planets.”
“We may see things that were blocked to us before, like when we turn the corner on a building a see a whole new view,” said one leader who wished to remain anonymous. “We may discover irrefutably how we are connected to other planets.”
New Chinese Zodiac Cycle
there are 12 signs in the Chinese zodiac and they repeat like a wheel. This year, Chinese lunar calender, our 2012 marks the beginning of the cycle and the Year of the Black Dragon (dragons are auspicious and helpful in Asia, but that is another story). The Chinese calender is lunar based and some four thousand plus years old.
February 9 2013, marks the new year, the year of the Snake. New beginnings.