Mayan Apocalypse Nears, Doomsday Prophecy May Not Be Real
The Mayan calendar that ends of Dec. 21, 2012 has prompted discussion of a possible Apocalypse on the day but according to Yahoo.com the ancient people's fabled date may not hold any weight.
Yahoo is reporting that the "prophecy," does not come from the Mayans or even comes from thousands of years ago but rather from two New Age books in the 70s and 80s.
According to Yahoo the two books predict outcomes as surreal as an "upgrade" to human consciousness predicted by a spirit from the seventh century. The date itself comes from a prophecy based on a magic mushroom trip.
"December 21st will be just another Friday morning," said Andrew Wilson, Assistant Head of Social Studies at the University of Derby. "A hippy guru called Jose Arguelles associated the date with the Mayan calendar in a book called The Mayan Factor in 1987. But it's an obsolete form of the calendar, which had not been used since the year 1100AD."
Wilson claimed to be channeling various spirits, including the spirit of a Mayan king from the seventh century. He predicted a 'shift in human consciousness' - mass enlightenment." The actual date of December 21 first appeared in an earlier work - a 1975 book by Terence McKenna, a writer known for his descriptions of "machine elves" seen while under the influence of drugs according to Yahoo.
This fascination with end of the world and especially this date has prompted people around the world to look for signs and prepare themselves for what they call "end."
RT News in Russia once reported earlier that the European nation had to respond to its people after they were hysterical about the Doomsday predictions.
RT.com reported that towns around the country are selling doomsday survival kits with vodka included as well as tours to heaven or hell. While in America sales on survival equipment and shelters are on the rise.
According to the telegraph.co.uk in France believers of the doomsday prophecy are preparing to journey to the summit of a mountain where aliens will save them from the apocalypse. The media outlet reports that panic has also hit China especially in the Sichuan province. Claims there say that they will three days of darkness when the Armageddon happens and stores have seen a flux of candle and lighting sales.
The news site also reported that despite all the panic Mexico has seen a boom in tourism with the nation staging numerous Mayan theme events to capitalize on the moment.
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