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April 18, 2021

Maya Myth Moment–Solar Flares 2012

Maya Myth Moment–Solar Flares 2012

Today’s post centers around the rise in solar flaresin 2012.

Will Solar Flares in 2012 wipe us all out?

According to NASA and the works of Dr. Mark Van Stone, these things come in cycles, and we are in the middle of one.

But somehow this rise in solar flare activity in 2012 has become tied to the Maya prophecy, just like all the other wild predictions–without any basis in fact, let alone any mention of them in ancient Maya writings.

From Dr. Van Stone’s book for iPad, 2012: Science & Prophecy of the Ancient Maya: “NASA and NOAA predict a ‘Solar Maximum‘ (sunspot season) beginning in 2012, peaking in 2013, with perhaps its strongest coronal mass ejections (solar storms) happening as it calms down in 2014. This happens every 11 years, and will disrupt satellite and other electromagnetic communications.

But that’s it.  There’s nothing in what he wrote or NASA has predicted that’s going to bring about the end of the world……

 

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Maya Myth Moment–Black Hole

The supermassive black holes are all that rema...

The supermassive black holes are all that remains of galaxies once all protons decay, but even these giants are not immortal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today’s Maya Myth Moment–Black Hole 2012

In the lore that has been created around the Maya and the whole 2012 meme is the prediction that the earth will collide with a black hole, named Sagittarius A** on Dec. 21, 2012.

According to scientists, and upon consultations with Dr. Mark Van Stone, who has written much of our source material for these Maya Myth Moments in his book for iPad–2012: Science & Prophecy of the Ancient Maya, there is not one shred of scientific evidence for this prediction.

None.

 

 

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Maya Myth Moment–The End of Times 2012 11:11 a.m. UTC Dec 21

Maya Myth Moment–The End of Times 2012 11:11 a.m. UTC Dec 21

According to some predictions, the Dec. 21, 2012 end of times is slated for 11:11 a.m. UTC.  Or about 6:11 a.m. on the East Coast of the United States.

We talked earlier in the year with a man who swore on whatever data he’d assembled that death was due to come at noon on Dec. 21.  Out of concern for upsetting him, we didn’t ask which time zone he meant. At one point we just assumed that as it struck noon around each time zone, people would just fall out.  It’s been that kind of a year dealing with some of the nonsense that’s come about.

From our discussions and work with Dr. Mark Van Stone, who has published as a book for iPad–2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya, there is nothing in Maya prophecy that establishes a time for our passing.  And if you really think about it, if there was such an ending predicted by the Maya, there’s not, it would most likely be the Central time zone, which closely mirrors those in Mesoamerica. But we digress.

Another Maya Myth debunked!

 

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Maya Myth Moment–The Galactic Alignment Dec 21 2012

The Galactic Alignment December 21 2012

One of the favorite Maya Myth predictions seems to be the whole concept of an impending galactic alignment where the earth is going to cross the galactic plane and we’re all going to be sucked into this vortex and die.

The greatest problem with this prediction is that according to diagrams you will see in this video, the Earth is actually going to miss the center of the galaxy by about three degrees on Dec. 21, 2012.  Whoops!

All this is really enough to make one wonder how something like this even gets started. So many predictions have been projected upon the Maya. Yes, they were great mathematicians and even astronomers, but so much of what people are talking about these next 24 days never even entered into their consciousness.  Makes one wonder what people 1,000 years from now will be saying about us, doesn’t it?

 

 

 

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Maya Myth Moment–The Spiritual Transformation of Man

Maya Myth Moment–The Spiritual Transformation of Man

This is another version of New Age prophecy as tied to the Maya.  Again, it has nothing to do with the Maya.

English: View of the crescent moon through the...

English: View of the crescent moon through the top of the earth’s atmosphere. Photographed above 21.5°N, 113.3°E. by International Space Station crew Expedition 13 over the South China Sea, just south of Macau (NASA image ID: ISS013-E-54329). Français : Photo des couches hautes de l’atmosphère terrestre. Polski: Zdjęcie górnych warstw atmosfery ziemskiej z widocznym przejściem w przestrzeń kosmiczną. Ελληνικά: Η Γήινη ατμόσφαιρα, η φωτογραφία ελήφθη από το διάστημα κι ύψος 335 χιλιόμετρα (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

New Age philosophy came about within the past 30-40 years.

Next.

 

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Maya Myth Moment–Pole Shift 2012

 

Maya Myth MomentPole Shift 2012

There are multiple versions of the Maya prophecy as they relate to 2012 and one of them is associated with an expected pole shift–a change in the Earth’s magnetic poles, somehow expected to come about on Dec. 21, 2012.

The problem is, like most of the things that have been tacked on to the Maya, there is nothing in Maya writings, glyphs, monuments, Dresden Codices, etc that talk about a change in the Earth’s poles.

Additionally, geologists will tell you that changes in the Earth’s polarity have and do happened, but they take a long time, like thousands of years, to make them happen.  They do not, and apparently have not, happened over night.  This is another example. We are in the midst of a pole shift. The thing is, none of us who are alive now will be alive when true north has become east or west once again.

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Maya Myth Moment–Planet X or Nibiru

Maya Myth Moment–Planet X or Nibiru

Today’s Maya Myth Moment involves what the pseudo-scientists like to call Planet X. It often is called Nibiru and is said to be this massive planet or left over planet depending on whom one talks to, that is on this collision course with Earth.  And of course, this has found its way into the Maya meme for Dec. 21, 2012.

Planets of the Solar System

Planets of the Solar System (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Well, let’s look at it from this perspective.  If there was a planet about to collide with the Earth in the next 26 days, don’t you think if you went outside you’d be able to see it?

I heard one reason why we can’t was because it’s coming in more from the Southern Hemisphere and really can’t be seen north of the Equator, which seemingly falls into the category of “anything to keep a good fish story going.”

NASA has said there is no impending doom associated with a coming collision with a mysterious planetary form in the next month.

Next myth, please.

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Maya Myth Moment–Earthquakes!

Maya Myth Moment–Earthquakes!

Earthquakes have been predicted for Dec. 21, 2012.

English: Aztec jaguar warrior, tlahuahuanque o...

English: Aztec jaguar warrior, tlahuahuanque of the ritual sacrificial combat named sacrificio gladiatorio in spanish and tlahuahuanaliztli o tlauauaniliztli in nahuatl, as portrayed in the folio 30r of the Codex Magliabechiano. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

They played a big part in the Hollywood blockbuster movie, “2012.”

Problem is, they were a part of Aztec prophecy and predicted to happen long, long ago.

Here’s the video about this bogus prediction.

 

 

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Maya Myth Moment–New Age Consciousness 2012

Maya Myth Moment–New Age Consciousness 2012

Today’s Maya Myth Moment centers on the New Age consciousness expected to arrive globally on Dec. 21, 2012.

The Bliss Out–Peace on Earth.

Dr. Anthony Aveni, in Dr. Mark Van Stone’s 2012: Science & Prophecy of the Ancient Maya refers to it as a “bliss out.”

But the problem with putting much stock in the New Age teachings is they’ve only been around for about 30-40 years.  They can’t be traced back to the ancient Maya, and often, that’s the attempt that’s made.

Watch today’s video below.  After that, we’ve added a special bonus from Dr. Van Stone’s book for iPad–the video of Dr. John Hoopes from the University of Kansas, tracing the whole 2012 meme back to Christopher Columbus‘ discovery of the New World.

Want more information on this amazing subject?  Sign up for the remaining 29 installments of the Maya Myth Moment, or go to the iBookstore and get a copy of Dr. Van Stone’s amazing book.

Dr. John Hoopes–from 2012: Science & Prophecy of the Ancient Maya book for iPad

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Maya Myth Moment–The Aztec Calendar Stone Is Not The Maya Calendar

Welcome to the first Maya Myth Moment. This first installment deals with the Aztec Calendar Stone, which we’ve highlighted here on TheWondersExpedition.com before.

But as we begin these next 30 days of Maya Myth debunking, we thought it was important to revisit this subject once more because as we get closer and closer to Dec. 21, 2012, you just know some TV producer extraordinaire is going to snag an image of the Aztec Calendar Stone off the Internet and toss it into a story about the Maya Calendar.

Original Aztec Stone of the Sun on display in ...

Original Aztec Stone of the Sun on display in the museum. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Aztec Calendar Stone came along almost 500 years after the demise of the Maya. In fact, the Maya never even saw it.

There are five creations featured in the Aztec Calendar Stone.  The Maya only believed in four creations; we are in the fourth and they don’t call for a fifth.

So if you see a news story, read a blog post, or see a book or magazine promoting its knowledge about the Maya and what they predicted as it relates to Dec. 21, 2012 and you see a photo of the Aztec Calendar Stone, we urge you caution in believing anything else you hear from the source.  Because for starters, they’ve got that part wrong and there’s no telling what else is also in err…..

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And if you’re looking for a great resource on the Maya, don’t forget to check out Dr. Mark Van Stone’s 2012: Science & Prophecy of the Ancient Maya, now available for iPad on the iBookstore.

 

 

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