Some Believe Friday Is Doomsday On The Mayan Calendar 2012
Some believe the world is coming to an end Friday on 12/21/12 which is when an important phase on the ancient calendar of the Mayan people terminates.
At least the ones living in the city of Merida, Mexico, don’t. Neither does anyone in the Mayan village of Yaxuna. They know the calendar their ancestors left them is about to absolve a key phase the end of an era and the heralding of a new one but they don’t think we’re all gonna die.
MERIDA, Mexico: Doomsday hour is here, at least in much of the world, and so still are we.
According to legend, the ancient Mayans’ long-count calendar ends at midnight Thursday, ushering in the end of the world.
“This is not the end of the world. This is the beginning of the new world,” Star Johnsen Moser, an American seer, said at a gathering of hundreds of spiritualists at a convention center in the Yucatan city of Merida, an hour and a half from the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza.
Indeed, the social network Imgur posted photos of clocks turning midnight in the Asia-Pacific region with messages such as: “The world has not ended. Sincerely, New Zealand.”
In Merida, the celebration of the cosmic dawn opened inauspiciously, with a fumbling of the sacred fire meant to honor the calendar’s conclusion.
Gabriel Lemus, the white haired guardian of the flame, burned his finger on the kindling and later had to scoop up a burning log that fell from the ceremonial brazier onto the stage.