Archive for June, 2011

The Kachina Prophecies of the Hopi

Like the Maya, whose prophetic warnings were discussed in the article “2012 and the Maya Calendar“, the Hopi Indians of Arizona also have a prophetic tradition. They too believe that there have been previous world ages, each of which ended in a global catastrophe. But whereas the Maya believe that we are now living in the […]

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2012 And The Maya Calendar

According to many, the year 2012 will see the fulfillment of a concatenation of events, some of them good while others are undoubtedly bad. The worst of these is the prediction that the world as we know it will end on the date of the mid-winter solstice, on December 21, 2012. However, despite these dire predictions, the reality is that the […]

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2012 And All That – Part Seven

As has been pointed out in earlier instalments, the Maya of today emphatically deny that our world will end on December 21, 2012. They point out that this is a fictitious creation made by certain Western authors, who have used this date to pursue various apocalyptic agendas of their own. However this does not mean that […]

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2012 And All That – Part Six

The idea that the earth has undergone a succession of catastrophic upheavals associated with cosmic encounters did not originate with the Maya. Legends, myths and stories of these devastating events can also be found throughout the ancient world. They tell of times when dwellings were destroyed and the earth was convulsed by natural disasters which had their […]

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2012 And All That – Part Five

When the comet returned after a lapse of fifty-two years to once again destroy the Mayan cities, the Long Count calendar of the Maya ceased to have any relevance in day-to-day society. That is because, as a result of these two close encounters with the giant comet, the earth had changed its axis and had moved […]

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