December 12, 2017

Maya Myth Moment–Only 1 Percent Known

Maya Myth Moment–Only 1 Percent Known

In today’s update, Dr. Mark Van Stone talks about how little we actually know about the ancient Maya–only 1 percent, but most estimates, is all we’ve yet uncovered.  And yet the Internet, modern folk lore, New Age beliefs and all have rushed in like water in a pit to fill us the space of what we don’t know with what isn’t even fact.

2012: Science & Prophecy of the Ancient Maya now available for iPad at MVS2012.com.

And that goes to the problem associated with the whole 2012 Meme.  So little actually has survived the passage of time, and what has, reflects so little on the ending of the world tomorrow based on the assumption of the end of the Maya calendar. And it’s largely done without much fact at all, as we have worked to demonstrate over the past 30 days here on The Wonders Expedition.

We encourage you to keep studying the Maya after tomorrow’s calendar end.  They were a fascinating people.

In Dr. Van Stone’s book for iPad, 2012: Science & Prophecy of the Ancient Maya, you can continue to learn about who the real Maya were and help gain an understanding of how to read their writings, how to study their art and how to better know this amazing group of people who once reigned in Mesoamerica.

Please, come back to TheWondersExpedition.com. We’ve got some exciting adventures just around the corner now that we’ve all but finished this 2012 Meme. It’s time for some new adventures and we want to bring you along…..

In the meantime, please do check out our book for iPad we made with Dr. Van Stone by visiting MVS2012.com.

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Maya Myth Moment–The Visual Galactic Alignment Dec 21 2012

 Maya Myth Moment–The Visual Galactic Alignment Dec 21 2012

This purposely isn’t the clearest video we could offer you of the Galactic Alignment Dec 21 2012, (We really would like you to visit MVS2012.com and buy our book for the iPad and learn a whole lot more for a mere $14.99) but we offer it nonetheless to help demonstrate a couple of important factors as we approach four days before the fated day in question.

There are multiple points wrong with the announcement from some that the planet is going to align with the Galactic Center this month.

The Galactic Center

The Galactic Center (Photo credit: NASAblueshift)

For starters, it’s very hard to even see from earth with today’s modern electronic advancements.  It would have been even harder 1,200 years ago.

Second of all, as shown in this drawing developed by Dr. Mark Van Stone, the author of our book, 2012: Science & Prophecy of the Ancient Maya, we’re actually going to miss the Galactic Center by about three degrees.

But it makes for a great junk science concept and it has surely stirred the hearts of many.

Check out our video, then check it out in Retina screen quality graphics, along with 53 videos from 15 Maya scholars all who know very much what they’re talking about–describing and informing us all about the REAL Maya, not the nonsense you’re seeing on some of the TV shows on cable TV.

 

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Maya Myth Moment–Where Did The Maya Go?

Maya Myth Moment–Where Did The Maya Go?

There has been so much written about the Maya and the 2012 prophecy. True Maya scholars, like the 15 we have worked with to put together Dr. Mark Van Stone’s 2012: Science & Prophecy of the Ancient Maya as a book for the iPad, are attempting to use this interest in focusing attention on who the true Maya peoplereally were, and even still are today.

2012: Science & Prophecy of the Ancient Maya

2012: Science & Prophecy of the Ancient Maya by Dr. Mark Van Stone.

Today’s Maya Myth Moment features a brief excerpt of Dr. Van Stone explaining what happened to the ancient Maya and really sets up a question we all should be asking ourselves–Are we making some of the same mistakes that led to the demise of the Maya?

We encourage you to check out Dr. Van Stone’s book for iPad.  It’s the only one like it in the world, filled with 53 informative videos from 15 Maya scholars. The book also includes more than 200 photos, diagrams and illustrations that help explain Maya writings, art and architecture.  And all for only $14.99.  Visit MVS2012.com for more information.

 

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Maya Myth Moment–Dr. Mark Van Stone Explains Dec. 21 2012 Facts

Maya Myth Moment–Dr. Mark Van Stone Explains Dec. 21 2012 Facts

In today’s Maya Myth Moment, we are sharing with you an outtake from our two-day marathon of interviews with Dr. Mark Van Stone and 12 other Maya Scholars while we were on location in Memphis for the Society of American Archaeologymeeting in Memphis in April, 2012.

This is one of the many Justin Kerr photos of Bolon Yokte and other Maya lore Dr. Van Stone used in his book for iPad, 2012: Science & Prophecy of the Ancient Maya.

Much has been written and frankly made up about what is supposed to happen on Dec. 21, 2012.  Well here are some actual facts about what was predicted for that day.  Essentially, Bolon Yokte, a Maya god, is supposed to reappear on earth.  What’s he going to do when he gets here?  We’ll let Dr. Van Stone explain that.

So much has been spun about a Galactic Alignment on Dec. 21, 2012.  Dr. Van Stone will talk about that, too.

2012: Science & Prophecy of the Ancient Maya

We endeavored for more than one half of the year to take Dr. Van Stone’s original 2010-published text book 2012: Science & Prophecy of the Ancient Maya and turn it into an exciting book for iPad. The book now is available for $14.99 on the iBookstore. In it are 53 videos of 15 world-renowned Maya scholars explaining about these fascinating and real people who inhabited Mesoamerica so many years ago. A people who modern snake oil salesmen, fortune tellers and New Agers have added so much nonsense to, it’s almost difficult to get to what they really said.  Another difficulty is that so much of the Maya civilization remains buried in the jungles of Mesoamerica awaiting discovery.

Our book for iPad, produced by our parent company, Claxton Creative, LLC, is the only resource like it in the world on the subject of the Maya and Dec 21 2012 facts.  We invite you to check it out today.  You can even download a special sample of it, which now includes some of the 3D imagery of the Rio Azul Masks.  It’s very, very cool and a good read for those of any age.

Get your copy of 2012: Science & Prophecy of the Ancient Maya today and sleep better no longer worrying about what’s going to happen tomorrow–at least according to the Maya….

 

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Maya Myth Moment–App Friday Sale: Maya 2012 Book 1/2 Off Today Only

Maya Myth Moment–App Friday Sale: Maya 2012 Book 1/2 Off Today Only

It’s App Friday and we wanted to be a part of this special day by offering our US readers a special 1/2 the normal price of Dr. Mark Van Stone’s 2012: Science & Prophecy of the Ancient Mayabook for iPad. (If you live in another country and want to buy the book, please contact us dclaxton AT claxtoncreative D0t com, and we’ll make it work for you as well.)

2012: Science & Prophecy of the Ancient Maya Book For iPad

Want to know more about the Maya than you’re seeing on TV and the Web? Visit MVS2012.com today and buy this amazing book for iPad.

So why should you buy our book? Very simple.

Many of the points you’ve been reading here in the daily Maya Myth Moment came from the work, but we’ve left out so many, many more.  In our book for iPad are 53 videos of Dr. Van Stone, and 14 other Maya scholars each sharing more and more valuable and interesting information about these amazing people. There also are hundreds of photographs, charts and drawings that will help students of all ages learn more about who the Maya were, what they said and where they went.

So hurry.  The sale is for Dec. 7, 2012 only.

And now we’ll re-emphasize one of the most significant points about the Maya–This is the Aztec Calendar Stone and the Maya never even saw it…..

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Maya Myth Moment–Mayan Accuracy

Maya Myth Moment–Mayan Accuracy

This is a topic that can be addressed in several ways because in various ways, the Maya kept some very accurate records, which would lead to establishing their credibility, but at the same time, according to Dr. Mark Van Stone, the author of our book for iPad, 2012: Science & Prophecy of the Ancient Maya, they also are known to have made errors and just left them in the stone glyph monuments that are

Maya stucco glyphs diplayed in the museum at P...

Maya stucco glyphs diplayed in the museum at Palenque, Mexico. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

strewn across Mesoamerica.  Local leaders also just reset days in their calendar to coincide with a leader’s agenda.

In today’s video, an excerpt from our book for iPad, Dr. Susan Milbrath of the University of Florida, talks about the accuracy of the Maya calendar and their precision in tracking the skies.

In the book for iPad, pages 76-81, Dr. Van Stone points out that the Maya Haab has 365.00 days. “Every four years, it drifts another day out of synchronization with the tropical year of 365.2122 days, as well as the Siderial year of 365.2564 days.”

The Maya had no leap year. So over time, things got out of whack and their leaders made adjustments accordingly along the way.

As Dr. Van Stone says, “Claiming that the Maya Calendar was ‘more accurate’ than the Gergorian implies, of course, that they had access to knowledge superior to our own….  This is just not true. The simply used tools they had at hand, and their persistent intelligence, to do the best they could.”

You can read more about the Maya in our book for iPad by going to MVS2012.com and downloading version 1.1 of the book.

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Maya Myth Moment–Venus Transit 2012

Maya Myth Moment–Venus Transit 2012

As the doomsday predictions escalate and certain TV cable networks hype the hype, we’re continuing to try to offer daily updates that feature fact and science to help bring down the nonsense.

Last night on the National Geographic Channel, it seemed like Scottish

Paul Burton in the National Geographic special hyping the Maya beyond reality.

reporter Paul Murton brought up every ridiculous claim he could in the show entitled, Mayan Apocalypse 2012. There were many times I found myself shaking my head mad that NatGeo would use such tactics in a ploy to attract viewers.  Personally, I think networks like NatGeo have a responsibility to not air a program like this one. Yes, it was grounded with some scientific input, such as that from our friend Dr. John Hoopes of the University of Kansas, but it really got to be a bit too much.  

A second show that came on afterward, Maya Underworld: The Real Doomsday, however, was brilliant, grounded in science and fact and was really good.  If you’ve not had the chance to see either show, we at least recommend the latter.

The Venus Transit

Scientists have documented that the Maya followed the planet Venus through the night skies and kept pretty accurate records of its movement.

Apparently, they even knew and could predict that there would be a Venus Transit, an eclipse-type alignment when Venus crosses between the earth and sun. From the text of Dr. Mark Van Stone’s 2012: Science & Prophecy of the Ancient Maya book for iPad, “We witness a pair of these about once a century: the last few were 1518 & 1526; 1631 & 1639; 1761 & 1769; 1874 & 1882; 2004 & 2012.”

The Venus Transit 2012 happened back in August. Without any significance to much of anyone.  And if you were outside that day and didn’t know what to look for, you missed it.  Even with proper equipment, it would have been hard and dangerous to look at.

Nonetheless, a Venus Transit in 2012 has not hastened the end of times.

As a bonus, we’ve loaded up a video from Dr. Susan Milbrath of the University of Florida today talking about the Maya’s study of Venus.

 

 

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Maya Myth Moment–Mayan Prophecy & Christopher Columbus

Maya Myth Moment–Mayan Prophecy & Christopher Columbus

In his book for iPad, Dr. Mark Van Stone interviewed friend and colleague Dr. John Hoopes from the University of Kansas who has been able to trace the origins of the Maya prophecy all the way back to Christopher Columbus and the discovery of the New World.

We show this video, which is available exclusively in Dr. Van Stone’s book for iPad, in hopes of educating the public about how far back all of this goes, but also to help show its progression through time. The story has changed significantly from its days back in the early 1500s.

Many thanks to Dr. Hoopes.   This is really good stuff.

Want to know more? Visit MVS2012.com and buy Dr. Mark Van Stone’s book for iPad, 2012: Science & Prophecy of the Ancient Maya available on the iBookstore.

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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–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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