|Celebrate beginning of the New Mayan Era|
Mercury News Media Center, 12/21/12. "40 Photos: Mayan calendar closes 13th bak'tun."
"On December 21, the 13th bak’tun – a vast 5,125-year cycle – closed in the Maya Long Count calendar, an event that has been likened by different groups to the end of days, the start of a new, more spiritual age or a good reason to hang out at old Maya temples across Mexico and Central America. Thousands of mystics, hippies and tourists celebrated on Friday as the Earth survived a day billed by doomsday theorists as the end of the world and a new era began for the Maya people. New Age dreamers, alternative lifestyle gurus and curious onlookers from around the world descended on the ruins of Maya cities to mark the close of the 13th bak’tun and many hoped it would lead to a better era for humanity."
|Looking forward to a more spiritual age|
Related science. NASA, "Beyond 2012: Why the world won't end." "Contrary to some of the common beliefs out there, the claims behind the end of the world quickly unravel when pinned down to the 2012 timeline.
|Same to you! How the calendar works|
Question (Q): Are there any threats to the Earth in 2012? Many Internet websites say the world will end in December 2012. Answer (A):The world will not end in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012. ....
Q: Does the Mayan calendar end in December 2012? A: Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then -- just as your calendar begins again on January 1 -- another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.
Posted by Kathy Meeh