End of the World? Hear the 2012 Prophecy … Direct from the Mouths of the Mayan Priests

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mayan calendar1 End of the World?  Hear the 2012 Prophecy ... Direct from the Mouths of the Mayan Priests

Ignore Second-Hand Information … Hear the Real Prophecy

Preface:  The Mayan 2012 end of the world “prophecy” is scaring the pants off numerous children and suicidal teeangers.  1-in-10 people believe that the Mayans have prophesied the end of the world (and see this). A Google search for "Maya 2012" currently brings up 325 million hits, only slightly less than a search for  the most popular words.

This post is a public service announcement to reach children and adults scared about the Mayan prophecy … to show with the Mayan priests’ own words that the world will not end in 2012.

Many people are talking about the Mayan 2012 prophecy.

But few know what the Mayan priests actually said about 2012.

In reality, Mayan elders say something very different from what you might have heard.

For example, Wakatel Utiw – leader of the National Council of Elders Mayas, Xinca and Garifuna, Day Keeper of the Mayan Calendar, and 13th generation Quiche Mayan Spiritual Leader -  says that the end of the Maya calendar has nothing to do with the end of the world.

He also explains that December 21, 2012 might not even be the end of this cycle of the calendar:

Contrary to popular belief the living elders of the Maya do not agree that December 21, 2012 is the end of their calendar. A new “Sun” represents the beginning of a new Long Count cycle in the calendar system of approximately 5,200 years, which they say may not happen for many years.

And see this.

(A brand new film called “Shift of the Ages” tells the Mayans’ beliefs in detail … and gives their true warnings.)

Similarly, Tz’utujil Mayan elder Tata Pedro Cruz says that the world will not end in 2012:

Mayan elder and priest Carlos Barrios – who has extensively studied the Mayan calendars – says:

Anthropologists visit the temple sites and read the inscriptions and make up stories about the Maya, but they do not read the signs correctly. It’s just their imagination. Other people write about prophecy in the name of the Maya. They say that the world will end in December 2012. The Mayan elders are angry with this. The world will not end. It will be transformed.”

Leonzo Barreno – a Guatemalan native who was trained by Mayan elders to read the ancient calendars – says says the ‘apocalypse’ concept is a false interpretation of the Long Count calendar, that the Mayan elders taught him that December 21 this year simply marks the start of a new calendar:

‘There are two sides to the story,’ he told CBC. ‘The one that we know is this apocalyptic meaning that has been given to the Long Count.


‘The other side of the story is the Mayan side, which you rarely see on media articles, because they never interview my own people.’


‘For them it’s a joyous event, not an apocalyptic event. What is coming is the end of a calendar and the beginning of a new one.

Ricardo Cajas – president of the Collective of Native Organizations of Colectivo de Organizaciones Indígenas de Guatemala – says the date did not represent an end of humanity or fulfillment of the catastrophic prophecies, but that the new cycle “supposes changes in human consciousness.” (Translation).

Pedro Celestino Yac Noj – a Mayan sage living in Cuba – says:

The 21st is for giving thanks and gratitude and the 22nd welcomes the new cycle, a new dawn.

Rather than being the end of the world, Mayan priest Jose Manrique Esquive believes that 2012 may bring a transition to a better time for humankind.

And AP noted in 2009:

Apolinario Chile Pixtun is tired of being bombarded with frantic questions about the Mayan calendar supposedly “running out” on Dec. 21, 2012. After all, it’s not the end of the world.




Definitely not, the Mayan Indian elder insists.




Chile Pixtun, a Guatemalan, says the doomsday theories spring from Western, not Mayan ideas.

And if you don’t believe what the current Mayan leaders say, please remember that archaeologists recently found a cache of ancient Mayan calendars which goes thousands of years past 2012. And see this.

Note: The Mayan elders do make prophetic warnings, but it has nothing to do with 2012. Specifically, they warn that we need to rein in war and pollution or we will destroy ourselves.

Given that numerous end of the world prophecies have come and gone without incident, and that the Pope has declared that – due to a miscalculation – we are currently in AD 2016, not 2012 – it is smart to take all date-specific predictions with a spoonful of cynicism.

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nofluer's picture

If the internet in the US goes off, I'd suggest everyone shift to Zombie Apocalypse Defense Mode as there will be a crap-load of people wandering around with blank looks on their faces... Would you get a ticket if you ran over a zombie? How about an internet deprived zombie?

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

In my mind the Bernanke disaster is already loaded for bear and ready to shoot. The only question is, what excuse will be used to cover his/their asses?

<War......what is it good for? CYA>

nofluer's picture

Whoever it was that predicted that Hugo Chavez would invade the S USA is just a hair from getting egg all over his face - if Hugo doesn't hurry it up and get it done before he dies of Cancer!!! Does Hugo have a kid named Hugo? Maybe it would be THAT Hugo?

Prophecies come and go, but the only one I'm sure about is that one day I will die. (Which day is quickly approaching 'cause I'm turning into an OLD fart)

williambanzai7's picture

Study this kids. It holds the secret for preventing doomsday from ever arriving...


nofluer's picture

Nice calendar, but flawed. I don't see any chocolate. No chocolate - no validity. And I really don't give a rat if the world ends or not as long as I can have my planned EOW party first!!! (Yes - including my own very special Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge!!!)

krispkritter's picture

Well on the 22nd(if you wake up) you're going to have to call it 'New Fashioned Chocolate Fudge' or just 'Chocolate Fudge'. Everything will be new and shiny on the 22nd. There won't be any debt and no inflation, just skittle-shitting unicorns and faeries...right Ben?  RIGHT BEN! ANSWER ME GD!!!

knightowl77's picture

Share the recipe so we can have fudge at our End of the World parties too...................

nofluer's picture

from p 126 of the Better Homes and Gardens "Gold" (souvenir) cook book:

"Old-Time Fudge

2  cups sugar

3/4  cups milk

2  1-oz squares unsweetened chocolate

dash salt

1 tsp corn syrup" (NOT HFCS!)

"2 tbls butter/margarine

1 tsp vanilla

butter sides of heavy 2 qt saucepan..." etc. Buttering the sides of the sauce pan is a critical step as if you don't, you'll probably end up with your sugar recrystallizing and turning the fudge grainy... etc.

Another critical step that I do is once I start the cooking, I BAN anyone from coming into the kitchen until the fudge is cooled and completely set, as a seemingly small jolt (like dropping a spoon on the counter) will cause the sugar to flash back to crystal form.

There are a couple of copies of this particular gem of a cook book on amazon if you're really interested. It also has instructions for salvaging fudge after you've screwed it up.

And here's a tip from a master. (Me) I have never seen this bit of information anywhere and it took me quite a while to figure it out - humidity will affect the set of your fudge!!! If you have high humidity it will turn the stuff into spoon fudge! (ie it won't set). Although the recipes will give you a temp or a time for cooking, they will not tell you how to adjust for high or low humidity!

Good luck and enjoy the process and the tasting!

Beastmanager's picture

Dear ZHers

That image is aztec, not mayan:

Manthong's picture

The Mayans were  Austrians.

The Aztecs were from the Historical School, ergo the calendar of misguided and futile solutions to avert doom.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

I think Ben's third eye just winked at me. Am I sick if it turned me on a little? :)

<Those acid flash backs are a trip.>

George Washington's picture

Banzai: I wasn't scared before, but now - after seeing Ben at the middle of the black hole - I'm terrified!

AmericanFUPAcabra's picture

12.23.12 is the real event Georgie. Earth begins to pass thru the "dark rift" of the galaxies' equator. We dont pass thru the other side until March of next year. At which time there might be a shift in earths' polarity and siberia once again becomes tropical. /tinfoilhat