Recently the end of the Mayan Long Calendar has received a lot of attention because of the belief that the date is closely linked in with the end of the world as we know it today. These 2012 predictions range from those on a celestial level to those on a much more earthly realm. One of the reasons why researchers of Mayan culture and mythology are so certain that this calendar means something is because of the exacting relevance and research that was put into studying the solar system and the corresponding important dates.
For example, the end of the calendar takes place at the end of the thirteenth baktun. The number thirteen was considered by the Mayan to be a very important and spiritual number. Not to mention the fact that December 21st, 2012, is not only the winter solstice, but is actually the date that a rare alignment will take place of the entire Milky Way. This is something that only occurs once every twenty five thousand years. The fact that the Mayans knew this date was going to be an important one for the alignment of the planets is not a coincidence. In fact, the Mayan culture has several components that are closely linked in with the study of astronomy.
When researchers began to look into the dates on the Mayan calendar they realized that they actually corresponded to certain astronomical phenomenon it was that amazed most of them. After all, this culture did not have access to the high tech scientific equipment that we have today, yet they were able to pinpoint many events in our solar system with complete accuracy. It was this ability of the Mayans that caused many who looked into the 2012 predictions to take them a little more seriously than they might have otherwise.
There are arguments that the end of the baktun cycle that the Mayans put into their calendar does not necessarily mean that it is the end of humanity, but rather they would have seen it as an important transition that would affect everyone on a different level. However, there are others who view it as a literal end of the world scenario. Besides the rare planetary alignment that is set to occur, there are also interesting astronomical occurrences that help to lend credence to this idea.
One of these is the belief that there is a planet named Nibiru (sometimes referred to as Planet X) that orbits through our solar system once every three thousand six hundred years. While there is no definite scientific proof of this, there are those researchers who agree that there appears to be a missing planet from the orbital rotation. Some even believe that the next time this planet’s orbit is set to intersect with ours will be in the year 2012. If this orbit interferes with our solar system it could cause a lot of problems, and these issues are what some people are anticipating.
While you may find the idea of this strange planet something out of a science fiction novel, you should know that the ancient Sumerians actually wrote about this planet, and they are the ones who named it Nibiru. They also believed that an advanced race of beings known as the Anunnaki lived on the planet, and that these beings created humanity through a form of genetic manipulation. While the Sumerians did not know about genetic mutation, it appears that the hieroglyphs that have been uncovered by archeologists show a detailed description of the Anunnaki taking a part of themselves and combining it with other creatures to create humanity.
Even though the 2012 predictions are completely shrouded in mystery, it is certain that they have intrigued people around the world. If you are interested in finding out more, you can go to the website below as a way to find out more about the countdown to this date. In fact, it is full of updates, general knowledge, and even helpful information to make sure that no matter what happens you and your family will be fully prepared.