Monday, October 12, 2009

2012: Is it really true?

A program “Doomsday 2012: The End of days” was featured on History channel back in 2007-2008. This caught my attention only recently when I heard about the new movie 2012 that’s scheduled to release next month worldwide. The movie supposedly showcases global apocalyptic events and has survivors struggling for their lives. It is yet to see if it would make any impression at the box office given the fact that there have been numerous disaster movies like Independence Day & The Day After Tomorrow from the same director Roland Emmerich.

Here is the trailer

Is there any truth about this prediction? If there is, we do not have any time left on this planet :-). Personally I do not believe it. There have been prophecies in the past that suggested end of the world much earlier to our present times and nothing of that sort ever happened. I trust this is just another one in the making.

In the book “2012: The Return of Quetzacoatl” by Daniel Pinchbeck, the Mayans appear to have predicted the end of the world to be on December 21, 2012. However there is no clear understanding of the exact prophecy. It would depend on the people alive during the time to determine the outcome. He thinks the year 2012 would give rise to a massive paradigm shift of global culture and in human consciousness.

There are already evident changes happening around us and to the planet. Global warming, directly or indirectly associated with our accelerated development of technology has given rise to so many natural calamities around the world. The world has come to realize this and is taking measures to minimise greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Are these measures labelled as the massive shift or is it the actual destruction of mankind? I think the former.

There are a surprising number of prophets - from the ancient oracles to an internet software “bots” who has predicted the doomsday to be on December 21, 2012. It is impossible for any humans to predict the future and these are only the interpretation of people who have read the ancient scriptures. There are no evidences about the 2012 prediction but only that the end of what is known as the long count of the Mayan calendar. I read an interesting article in the Telegraph last month that examines the fact and the fiction behind the most popular doomsday scenarios.

If I'm still alive and the world does not get annihilated on this date, I will write another blog about the drastic misinterpretation of such prophecies....hmmm if at all such exists :-)

1 comment:

Jyothi Sanjeev : said...

i guess there was such a prediction some years back revolving around the year 1999. i dont remember the source from where this came, not important now anyway . as u said all these are totally baseless and i feel they are working all such predictions based on numbers. for instance 21 - 12 - 2012, if u see there is a repetition of 1 and 2 ( ignoring the 20 ofcourse ).

and yes i am hoping that i will be there to read ur post after 21-12 - 2012. we will look forward to that :)
nice post etta.