The Mayan calendar has been the source of several Armageddon myths, but Mexico’s version is especially interesting, says Reuters.
The 5,125 year old calendar infers what we have all heard by now, that December 21st will be the end of the world. However, Mexico adds a crumbling monument and American scholars to the phenomenon, adding weight to a tale that makes it that much more story friendly.
Droves of mystics, spiritual adventurers and profiteers are converging on ancient ruins in southern Mexico and Guatemala to see for themselves, and possibly net a profit.
Michael DiMartino, an American organizing a huge celebration at the Maya temple site of Chichen Itza on the Yucatan peninsula, says:
“No one knows what it will look like on the other side.”
He refers, of course, to a new idea that it is not the world that will end, but the way in which we perceive it, according to Yahoo News.
This event, planned as a huge party, coincides with several others worldwide, including mass hysteria in a Russian prison, a man in China building survival pods, and a French mountain village being a refuge for UFO lovers hoping for alien deliverance. New Zealander Robert Bast wrote a book called “Survive 2012”, describing how to survive the possible catastrophe.
“The most likely thing for me is a solar storm, but that’s not going to kill you straight away. It’s more of a long term disaster. I feel the world isn’t as safe as we think it is. The last couple of generations have had it very cozy.”
Mexico at least has a positive view on the whole phenomenon, not predicting the apocalypse as much as the end of an era, a spiritual rebirth. With that view, they’re throwing a party.