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  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:Civilization
  • Language:English
  • Pages:221
  • eBook ISBN:9781624886409

The Mayan Prophecy and Our Future

by Dennis Wong

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Overview
The Mayan Prophecy of 2012 has been a source of confusion and speculation for many years. It has been interpreted by some to indicate the End of Days, or rather, the end of our existence as we know it. To others, it means a beginning of a new future for humankind. The continuing controversy as to what the Prophecy foretells, or if it actually exists at all, has been in full swing since the early 1980's, literally for decades. An untold number of books, magazine articles, news media reports, and Internet blogs have been written pertaining to this particular subject. This book attempts to evaluate and to establish the validity of such a prophecy, and how it might affect the course of our future. This will be accomplished by examining the existing archeological evidence and investigative studies of Mesoamerican scholars. The Mayan Prophecy has been based on many premises, some of which may or may not be true. It has been proposed to have arisen from the application of Maya cosmology to the Maya Long Count Calendar, in which the current cycle is to end in 2012. What will occur when this happens and during the beginning of the next Great Cycle are both discussed in this book. It is the events which will occur in the coming years that will determine the fate of our species.
Description
According to the Long Count Calendar used by the Maya, the current Great Cycle which has lasted 5,125 years is to end in 2012. What will happen when this occurs has been a hot topic for many years, literally decades, since the mid-1980s. Based loosely on Maya cosmology and mythology describing the death and rebirth of humankind, many observers have speculated on the events preceding and subsequent to the changing of the Great Cycles. These speculations have developed into a theory which is now known as the Mayan Prophecy of 2012. This Prophecy supposedly foretells significant changes to our way of life as the current Great Cycle ends and the next one begins. Exactly what these changes will be, and how it might affect all of us, run the gamut from the total destruction of our world, essentially the End of Days of our existence, to a new evolution of humankind. What one believes depends upon how he or she views life in general. If one is a pessimist, catastrophe will rule the day. On the other hand, an optimist will expect a new day with sunshine and roses. This book summarizes the most popular theories coming from both viewpoints, ultimate catastrophe versus a new beginning for humans and life on our planet. It then traces the archeological evidence and observations of noted Mesoamerican scholars to establish the validity and true nature of such a Mayan Prophecy. Along the way, other noteworthy prophecies regarding the future of our existence will be examined. Those future events predicted by the extraordinary prophet, Nostradamus, are especially informative. Recently, with the advent of advanced technology, notably computers, cyber predictions of our future and how they relate to the Mayan Prophecy will also be examined. Lastly, the enigmatic saga of the Maya crystal skulls appears to play an important role in our future. Much about the legend of the crystal skulls comes from the Maya Elders, who do anticipate great changes in the coming Great Cycle. Also, the mysterious phenomenon of the formation of crop circles may provide other clues as to what the future holds for all of us as we enter the next Great Cycle.
About the author
Dennis Wong had been active for many years as a medical scientist performing basic research in the fields of microbiology, molecular immunology, cellular immunology, human genetics, and AIDS virology. He has worked in the Washington D.C. metropolitan region at various institutions such as the AFIP at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Georgetown University Medical Center, as well as the Naval Medical Center and the Bureau of Biologics on the NIH campus located in Bethesda, Maryland. More recently, his interests have been focused among various other disciplines, including cosmology, astrobiology, human evolution, geology, paleontology, psychology, ancient history, and world religions.
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