By Joseph Gelfer
21 December 2012 used to be believed to mark the top of the 13th B'ak'tun cycle within the lengthy count number of the Mayan calendar. many folks believed this date to mark the top of the area or, no less than, a shift to a brand new type of international awareness. reading how a lot of the phenomenon is predicated at the historic list and what kind of is modern fiction, the booklet explores the panorama of the fashionable apocalyptic mind's eye, the economics of the non secular market, the commodification of countercultural values, and the cult of famous person.
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These “earth changes,” using a phrase taken from the work of 4 Mayanism Comes of (New) Age 41 psychic Edgar Cayce (1963), are cyclical and their mythology references past catastrophes such as the sinking of continents (Atlantis and Lemuria) and the destruction of ancient civilisations (either legendary or archaeological). The other branch emphasises a metaphysical shift, often identified as a “transformation of consciousness” that will include widespread acknowledgment of the reality of phenomena currently subject to scientific scepticism or denial.
0 4 Ajaw 3 K’ank’in, the 2012 date (fig. 2). ” The main text deals with local (and bellicose) history, and concludes by leaping forward at the very end to the 32 Van Stone Figure 2. Tortuguero Monument 6, final passage. Drawings by Sven Gronemeyer. Photography by Donald M. Hales, all rights reserved. 0. Unfortunately, it is damaged in the most critical portion, the verb telling us what is to happen. According to Steve Houston (2008), the date is merely a period-ending anchor for contemporaneous events.
2012: Decoding the Countercultural Apocalypse by Joseph Gelfer