Prophecies of cultures such as
the Maya, with their calendar, feature December 21, 2012 prominently as
a time of great upheaval and destruction.
Every culture that has ever
has had some story of how the world was created, and also how it will
end. It is human
nature to need to explain how
things became how they are. These
are the prophecies of cultures.
science tells us that there was nothing until the Big Bang, when
needed to make the universe as we know it, was created.
Science tells us that through
natural life cycle of planets and stars all that we know was created. Humans are a natural
also says that in
another 5 billion years, our sun will expand into a Red Giant,
the inner planets, including Earth, before releasing most of its mass
and shrinking into a Dwarf Star. While based in science, this
can also be seen as a prophecy of culture.
Ancient cultures didn’t have
technology to enable them to make the measurements we can, but they did
the same minds we do. They
were just as
intelligent as we are. Many
the mistake of assuming that because a culture was more primitive, they
also stupid. This
is how people come up
with ridiculous ideas about aliens building the Pyramids.
Did aliens build the
but building the
Pyramids didn’t require the intervention of extraterrestrials. The Egyptians were more
than capable of
planning, designing, and building such magnificent structures on their
own. It is this
dismissal of ancient
cultures as stupid that leads to the dismissal of their stories of how
world will end, also.
Egyptians have a cultural prophecy of how the world will end.
after the peak of their civilization, what can the Egyptians tell us
2012 and the end of the world?
The Mayan civilization was just
as technologically advanced as the Egyptians.
They had a better understanding of the
mechanics of our universe than
most modern people do, and they also built Pyramids.
Probably the most famous part
the Mayan civilization currently, is their calendar.
It has come to be called a prophecy in
own right. What is
the Mayan calendar,
how does it work, and does it really foretell the end of the world on
December 21, 2012?
The ancient Chinese used a tool
for divination, called the I-Ching.
said that those who know how to use this tool, can predict the future
tossing a set of long thin wooden sticks, and then interpreting the way