“There will be big changes on the personal, family and community level, so that there is harmony and balance between mankind and nature”
Said Felipe Gomez the leader of the Maya alliance Oxlaljuj Ajpop to Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Oct. 24th. While there are hundreds of theories behind various Dec. 21 and Dec 23 2012 predictions, most are tied to the turn of the Mayan Long Count calendar. And a lot Industries are currently perpetuating the myth that this calendar foresees the imminent end of the world for basic monetary gain. A Reuters survey in May this year found that 1 in 10 people believe that the Mayan calendar could signify the end of the world in 2012. (Poll). FACT: December 21/23 ends an era of 5,200 years and starts a new cycle. The calendar, which went out of use more than a millennium ago, was based on a set of calculations that counted the number of years since a mythical creation date of either Aug. 11 or 13, 3114 B.C. Interpretations of the exact date vary. It is written as 22.214.171.124.0 on the long count calendar. Nov. 13, 2720 B.C., is written as 126.96.36.199.0, while Feb. 16, 2325 B.C., is written as 188.8.131.52.0. Dec. 21 or 23, 2012, depending on when one begins the count, is written once again as 184.108.40.206.0. The Maya never said anything about the end of the world or anything about a great change in the universe on that date,” noted David Stuart, a professor of Mesoamerican art and writing at the University of Texas at Austin. “The calendar not only continues after that date it goes 70 octillion years into the future.” The current doomsday predictions are “all mostly coming out of New Age interpretations and mysticism about Mayan calendrics, which are not based on archeology, anthropology or scholarship,” said Stuart, author of "The Order of Days: The Maya World and the Truth About 2012." A-One-to-Read!