April 12, 2012
Maya teleconference debunks 2012 "apocalypse"
Global Mayan Conference Gathers to Dispel Notion of 2012 ‘Apocalypse’
While Hollywood movie makers, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and various unauthorized ‘experts’ have shared opinions about what the end of the Mayan Calendar means, the Maya have remained very quiet about the astronomical event. That is, until now. On April 12-15, Mayan spiritual leaders, scientists and anthropologists will gather to share their ancient and contemporary perspectives at a global teleconference that is open to everyone.And: Through a video released last month, scientists at NASA provide compelling evidence that regardless of the noteworthy changes happening on planet earth, it isn’t possible that the world ends on Dec 21, 2012. What that video doesn’t provide is why this “shift of the ages”--the completion of a 26,000 year cycle of life is significant to the Mayan people, not as an “apocalypse” but as a time to prepare their families and communities for changes to come.Comment: For more on 2012, see "Mayan Apocalypse" in Chevrolet Commercial and Maya Excluded from "2012" Tourism.