Dec 21, 2012: The Darkest Day
What if the end date of the ancient Mayan Long Count calendar was not meant to be taken literally?
The first question you need to ask is this: Dec 21 is also the Winter Solstice (in the northern hemisphere) – the darkest day of the year, so it is a coincidence or deliberate?
The second question is, if the date is deliberate, then why?
If there is a scientific basis to the Long Count calendar, if it is ultimately reflecting a scientific prediction, then there are still more questions:
- Is there anything about a Winter Solstice than can cause a catastrophe?
- Could an ancient culture predict a catastrophe, thousands of years away, accurate to a single day?
- Or is Dec 21, 2012 a symbolic date for a scientific prediction for approximately Dec 2012?
What we do know:
- The ancient Germanic people celebrated the solstice with Yule logs
- The very ancient Newgrange tomb in Ireland is aligned to the winter solstice. As is Maeshowe.
- Christmas was a pagan solstice festival hijacked by Christians
Just as the Christians choose to celebrate rebirth at the time of Easter, the ancient Mayans selected the winter solstice period to be the end times, with the rebirth to follow:
Christmas is commemorated just after the winter solstice, which is the darkest day of the year. As the hours of daylight begin to increase again, so also the light that comes into the world in Jesus begins our shift out of darkness. Similarly, the ancient formula for determining the time of Easter is to celebrate it on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the vernal (spring) equinox. At this time, spring is in full bloom, and life comes to reign again upon the earth.
My opinion goes like this: both the return of a long-period comet and the cycles of massive solar storms were predictable by ancient cultures – all it took was thousands of years of observations (comets in the sky, auroras at low latitudes) combined with solid math. Neither are likely to be predictable to a certain day after thousands of years, but their best guess could be a specific year. Not wanting to name day, the message that we have received is the darkest day of a year, to represent a small era of prediction.
A massive solar storm, or the return of a comet, could be happening real soon. But I advise everyone to stay on alert beyond Dec 21, 2012 – that might not be a date to take literally.