The 2012 end-o-days prediction has been greatly associated to the Mayans and to Nostradamus, but the truth is, neither of the two has actually made such predictions. The Mayans may have been specific about the “end” in December 2012, but they have not specified what they really mean with such an “end”. All that we know is that they believe that a specific kind of “shift” will happen, but as to what this “shift” is all about — no one really knows. Nostradamus on the other hand specifically talked about the “end of the world” but he has not given any specific dates. These facts actually make the end-of-day prediction more interesting.
The Famous Mayan Calendar
The most popular basis for the 2012 prediction of the end of the world is the Mayan Calendar. The calendar which covers centuries upon centuries that dates back to the ancient 5th century AD is bound to end on December 2012. The calendar covers 5000 years with its conclusion being highly sensationalized not only by the Mayans but by those who have studied the Mayan calendar during our time.
But the tricky part about the calendar is that while it predicts the end of “age”, it does not contain anything about the end of the world. The definition of “age” may vary depending on who interprets it. But the more rational understanding to the end of “age” is that it is the end of the world as we know it, not really the end of the planet of the existence of mankind. This means that the prediction is all about a shift in paradigm, a change in whatever perspective that we currently have now.
It was the great anthropologist and archaeologist Michael Coe who first gave birth to the idea that the Mayan Calendar predicts the exact date of the Armageddon. His man is actually a very establish personality, earning the title as the greatest Mayan Culture historian of all time. Thus, it can be concluded that it is not the Mayans who predicted the end of the days; it was Dr Coe’s interpretations that showed us the possibility.
Nostradamus and His Predictions
There is a reason why Nostradamus is very famous — many of his predictions are believed to have come true (including the 9/11 attack). Well, of course, there is still some doubt whether Nostradamus did predicted those stuff or it is only his believers who claim that he did. About the 2012 end-of-days prediction, his believers say that Nostradamus has already written about it many years ago:
“After a great misery of mankind, even greater approaches. The great cycle of the centuries renewed, it will rain blood, milk, famine, war, disease. In the sky will be seen a great fire dragging a trail of sparks.”
His prediction may have some semblance of the great biblical description of the end of days, but it should be noted that this exact “prediction” was also used during the Y2K phenomenon, when his believers claimed that it was all about the end of days which will happen in year 2000. Of course, before year 2000, the prediction did seem to make really good sense, but the end did not happen, right?
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