Today is significant. It's the final day of 2011... the new year starts tomorrow... and 21st December 2012, the last day of the Mayan calendar, will be here before we know it.
But what does that mean for we humans living on the planet Earth?
There is a group that maintains 21st December will not only be the last day in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar (one of 3 calendars the Mayans created), but that it also heralds the end of the world.
This group is further split into 2 factions: some who think that on the 21st, all the planets in our solar system will align, thus causing a massive gravitational pull which will cause our Earth to shift on its axis or even spin out of it's orbit and disintegrate; and others who believe that we, and our planet, through some glorious act of transformation, will evolve to a non-physical, spiritual plane.
Then there's another group... also split into 2 factions. Those who think that the reason the ancient Maya didn't put in all those laborious hours of graft to create the next cycle in their calendar wasn't because there will be no 'next' cycle, but because millions of them vanished all at once, about 1,200 years ago, in the 9th century AD. And finally there's the rest, made up of a large number of people, who have either never heard of the Mayan calendar, or couldn't give a pig's ear about it.
But perhaps they're all wrong. In my book, The Zul Enigma, I explore the possibility that this epic date will become significant for a way more sinister reason.
My advice? Throw everything into celebrating New Years Eve tonight. I’m going to because… you never know… it could be our last!
J M Leitch
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