TRUTH ABOUT THE 2012 DOOMSDAY PREDICTION SCARE
TALE OF AN END WORLD PREDICTOR & MAYAN CALENDAR DOOMSDAY PROPHECY
superiority of an Ivy League mind; i.e., if we actually do in fact survive 2012. We'll see. Nevertheless, irrespective of the minute detail that a reference to Armaggedon is from a dogmatic Christian perspective, irrespective of the fact that no other professional Mayanist researcher had made such a dubious and cryptic prior claim, our end world predictor took to the professor's comments with great abandon (as have many other world end doomsday predictors since). It was exactly what he was looking for. But even so, amazingly yet, he still wasn't wholly satisfied.
Fully understanding that there would continually be detractors in the midst as long as our world end predictor simply provided references from New Age books (authored by merely imaginative artists or mushroom popping numerologists, etc.) and rather obsure, out of the ordinary, specialized research on ancient Mayan scripts; he sought to find a source that would satisfy his main ultimate targeted goal, the contemporary North American (culturally biased toward Western European white decendant influence) mainstream consumers. Of course, everyone knows this is where the real money is at. Nevertheless, much to his credit, our end world predictor didn't just have the monetary gain in sight. He wanted something more. He wanted respect.
As such, in order to elicit the kind of recognition he was yearning, our end world predictor continued to search for still another source able to lend even more credence to his end of the world doomsday prediction. It needed to be pleasing for the discernment of the general North American public. Specifically, it needed to be well-suited for the mainstream popular culture of the United States. Most especially, he wanted to connect with those critical thinking individuals who would be searching for validation from sources that are neither rooted in New Age spirituality or 'pseudo-science', nor in the personal speculation of a privileged acamedic gone awry. Rather, he sought what could be considered thoughtfully better hard supporting science or chartable evidence.
Again, he was lucky, not only once but twice. Later that same year in 1998, a very well documented and meticulously researched work of great significance emerged in a book entitled, Maya Cosmogenisis 2012, by John Major Jenkins, a world leading independent researcher on ancient Mayan cosmology. In short, Jenkins' book theorized that the ancient Mayans calibrated their calendrical system to coincide with the precessional alignment of the Sun's winter solstice path and the galactic equator (aka "the galactic alignment") as seen from earth. He provided much supporting evidence in his book to back-up his claim, most notably the placements and construction of Mayan architecture in relation to known comological events. This was especially exemplified in the architecture of the Mayan Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chichen Itza, where on May 20th [annually, in our current era] "both the sun and the Pleiades [mythological / sacred origin of the Maya and local universe], together, pass through the zenith directly over the Pyramid of Kukulcan." (4, pg 75) Apparently, with regard to the so-called galactic alignment, this is supposedly a "rare alignment in the 26,000 year cycle of precesssion." Much like the respected Yale professor's bold misguided pronouncement over thirty years prior, this new assertion also made the claim that the ancient Mayans placed a great deal of significance on the December 21, 2012 Mayan calendar 13th Baktun cycle (a 5,125 year event) end. Although, to Jenkin's honor, his deduction was substantially different. This wasn't only pure speculation. Jenkin's backed-up his assertion with something much more significant than just a sloppy grand conjecture alone. He provided argumentable evidence of annually seen recurring shadow plays on Mayan pyramids, and other great periodic events seen in the sky. This was deep. It was heavy, and also verifiable. Unfortunately for Jenkins (and fortunately - or unfortunately - for end world predictor as we shall soon see), Jenkin's appears to have been a little too influenced by some of his fellow cohort New Age authors at the Bear & Company Publishing group. For, he too chose to associate the Mayan calendar 13th Baktun cycle (long count) end date of December 21, 2012, with a tremendous assumption that they, the ancient Mayans themselves (not any post-Colombian, modernly influenced living decendents), had deemed it to be "a time of great transformation and world...