According to The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), it was because of the Judeo-Christian perspective of the apocalypse that the Mayan vision of cosmic cycles as well as resulted in the alleged prophecies of the end of the world was easily interpreted.
INAH cited in a statement that experts say, “The time when the Mayan writing was deciphered, it was found that, amongst many other things, implied the end of cycles, making it an interpretation with ease from the Western thought and perspective, associating this to an apocalyptic vision of the end of the world”.
The Mayan experts, Mario Aliphat and Rafael Cobos agreed that the world view of ancient civilizations like the Maya was twisted by the western messianic thinking.
Aside from that, they mentioned, it made it possible for the “modern prophets” to commence projecting the assumed “end of the world” from the end of a period along with the beginning of one other, which generally corresponds to an account in the Mayan calendar. The experts will meet so as to talk about the prophecies of the Mayan.
At the VII Round able of Palenque, in a town of the same name which is nearby the archaeological site in the Mexican state of Chiapas, a special session will take place – 60 experts in Mayan culture will meet from November 27th to December 2nd “to ascertain Mayan prophecies about 2012″.
According to experts, among the 15000 known Mayan glyphic texts, only two mention the year 2012; the 1st of these quotations is in the 6th monument within the El Tortuguero archaeological zone, in the town of Macuspana, and then the next, in the town of Comalcalco, both in the state of Tabasco.
Carlos Pallan, an epigrapher and the author of a guide to the Mayan calendar mentions that concrete cycles are personified by animated beings and had their own name comprised the ancient Mayan time; one example is, a mythological bird represents the 400 years cycle or baktun.
The rituals of the Mayans were created to make the subsequent cycle positive plus there’s “certain emphasis” that in 2012 a calendar cycle was to occur, which was “the heart of the confusion,” he said. Aliphat and Cobos also said that the whole Mayan ritual system was attempting to forecast the suitable or the wrong dates for planting, harvesting, and even war by means of astronomical observation.
The Cycles Of The Mayan
The Mayan culture specialists say, the Mayas created new cycles with a long duration, which actually led them to analyze dates from earlier, mythical and also future times.
For the Mayas, a cycle was made up of 400 years and each was made up of 13 cycles, leading to a total of 5200 Mayan years (5125 based on the Gregorian calendar), and in line with that account, the present era ends on the 23rd of December 2012 and a brand new one will begin.
Moreover, experts claim that the Mayans believed that the end of each era the cosmos regenerates which completes a cycle of creation.
Experts will discuss many different aspects of the research with regards to the interpretation of the hieroglyphics plus some aspects of the Mayan calendar in the Table of Palenque.