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July 23, 2019

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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What’s Your Excuse?!?!

While we’ve been working on Dr. Mark Van Stone’s 2012 Meme book and the other projects for the Wonders Expedition, I’ve gotten some never-before-heard of reasons why people have to delay talking to us. I long to be able to experience some of these same reasons.

Two of the most amazing have been–“I am currently in the Peruvian Amazon and now, an equally great one: “I’m in Krakow, Poland with hit and miss Internet.”

Don’t those two responses make you feel like you’re missing out on life, even just a little? This is just the sort of adventure I seek. And I hope this post inspires you as well….

Krakow (Poland) Barbakan

Krakow (Poland) Barbakan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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Are you getting ready for the Annular Eclipse?

We had contemplated a trip to Lubbock, Texas this weekend to be ready for the first annular eclipse to happen in the United States in the past 18 years, but with us nearing the completion of Dr. Mark Van Stone’s 2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya as a multi-touch book for the iPad/interactive book for the iPad/iBook for the iPad (Did you read our post from ClaxtonCreative.com?) we thought it’d be better use of our time to stay in Dallas and work on that.

We are on the hunt for a great place in Dallas to shoot the cosmic event and we’re thinking that something involving the new Calatrava Bridge downtown will be just the ticket. It’s only supposed to be an eclipse of about 67 percent here in Dallas, so no ring of fire stuff, but hey, it’ll be something special to watch nonetheless.

Eclipse Anular

Eclipse Anular (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Is there going to be darkness near you?

Does this eclipse have anything to do with Mayan prophecy?

Lots of things to discuss.  Obviously, like we did with the Supermoon, we’ll welcome your photos of the celestial happenings.

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Using Modern Tech Tools To Tell The Story Of The Maya & 2012

There was no known archeoastronomic calendar date associated with yesterday’s release of the Adobe Creative Cloud CS6 Suite of products–May 11, 2012–but after going through clips we recently shot of Dr. Anthony Aveni of Colgate, I’m sure, as he would say, we could find some 2012 enthusiast to “cherry pick” some points of significance to highlight the day.

For our part, we’ll just stick to what we know for fact–Using Adobe’s Prelude CS6 is making it easier for us to comb through the multiple hours of video we shot at the 2012 Society for American Archaeology meeting in Memphis in mid-March and help us catalog the materials in such a way that it’s going to greatly expedite the time we spend actually editing the content for the upcoming release of Dr. Mark Van Stone‘s interactive book for the iPad–2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya.

Dr. Anthony Aveni as he discusses the recent announcement about Maya ruins

We also are proud to say that we have video of Dr. Aveni talking about the discovery announced Thursday and the findings being released in Science magazine and National Geographic.  When can you see it?  When we get the book done and loaded up in iTunes of course!  Which thanks to the release of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite this past weekend, will be very, very soon.

I will say this though–if the Maya had been using these new Adobe Creative Cloud tools to tell their stories, make their glyphs and leave us hints/no hints about Dec. 21, 2012, no one would be worried about it being the end of the world.  In fact, they’d be like me and really hoping it doesn’t end.  I want to be still playing with these programs on Dec. 22nd!

We also have a couple BIG announcements coming about the release of the book.  But more about that later.

Prelude has been a great addition to our editing and creative tools.  Now we need to get back to using them!

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Maya Xultun Discoveries Fascinating–Prove Once Again No 2012 Doomsday Predicted

The announced discoveries from Xultun in Guatemala prove something that’s not new–archaeologists have been saying there is no evidence to predict a doomsday on Dec. 21, 2012 from Maya ruins. But the beauty of the discovery, their age and their very findings, are amazing and beautiful to review, to think about, and now, for scholars, to spend several years analyzing.

New York Times Photo and Article Reference

Our colleague, Dr. Mark Van Stone, has often repeated to us, even in video accounts on this site, that we still have only found a small, small percentage of the ruins in Mesoamerica and have yet to really unravel many of the mysteries that remain about them.

The discovery of the Maya ruins in Xultun prove this point once again.  Indeed, some of the articles we’ve ready help further emphasize this important point.  There is still so much we do not yet know about the Maya.

Xultun

We talked with Dr. Van Stone yesterday while he’s at the Archaeology Channel’s annual film festival in Eugene, Oregon this weekend.  He was clearly excited about this new find and was still reviewing the details of the findings.

In interviews we recently conducted in Memphis at the Society for American Archaeology, we interviewed Dr. Anthony Aveni of Colgate, one of the four scholars highlighted in the Xultun find.  We now are in the process of churning that video out for inclusion in Dr. Van Stones soon-to-be-release Interactive Book for the iPad–2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya.

We congratulate Dr. Aveni, Dr. Bill Saturno, Dr. David Stuart, Franco Rossi, and most of all, Maxwell Chamberlain for their great discovery.

 

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CNN reports massive solar flares to remain active for Earth the next 13 days

CNN is reporting on its website that we are in a period where there is a massive sun spot that’s been detected on the sun’s surface and it could affect the Earth through solar flares for the next 13 days.

As we noted back in March via Dr. Mark Van Stone, this is not unusual and there are going to an increased number of solar flares.  Not because of Mayan prophecy, but because these things go in 11-year cycles and we’re in the midst of one.

So, if someone you know starts trying to tie this all to doomsday predictions of the Maya, tell them to just relax.  It’s been happening every 11 years since long before the Maya and it will keep happening long after we’ve come and gone as well.

 

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Supermoon 2012 Photos from Mesquite, TX

By Donny Claxton

My daughter, Chandler, 15, and I set up on the east side of Mesquite, Texas tonight in anticipation of the Supermoon of 2012–when a full moon happened at perigee–the moon’s closest point to the Earth in 2012.

Supermoon 2012. TheWondersExpedition.com

Here are the photos we took of this historic event.

Supermoon 2012--Mesquite, TX

 

 

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Supermoon 2012

 

There’s a full moon tonight–well, 96 percent–according to the SkyWalk iPad app.  Because the moon is a perigee–it’s closest point to the Earth, it’s supposed to look SUPER HUGE at its rising and setting.

According to SkyWalk, the moon should rise locally at 8:03 p.m. and set at 6 a.m. in the morning.

If you take a photo or two, please share them with us.

Here’s the first one from Gigi Zagorah in South Africa.  She reports that it looks like the moon of normal.  But as you’ll see, her photo is taken when the moon is high over the horizon.  It’s going to be the optical illusion effect that makes it seem larger than normal tonight.

We will publish more photos as they come in from around the world.

 

The Supermoon from South Africa, by Gigi Zagorah

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