by Robert Wilkinson
This is something I wrote a while ago about the Mayan Calendar and 2012 that attempts to clarify some things while dispelling some of the inaccuracies out there related to the Mayan Calendars, Venus and 2012, Dr. Calleman's work, and other things debated in the chattering collective consciousness.
The comment stream in the linked article ranges far and wide, and can be difficult to wade through due to the length and complexity of some comments. Some of what is discussed is really obscure, though it may lead to something interesting if you can get past the jargon. Here and there I composed long answers to many questions that may be of interest if you're into history, the emerging field, long term evolution, and my take on "the Judgment Day."
If you're not interested in the Mayan Calendar(s) controversy, or don't care to wade through a correction of some historical distortions regarding the timeline of history being promoted on the internet and videos discussing the Mayan "long count," then this may not be for you.
Of course, some of it is relevant and important, and it can bring you up to speed on what's out there, what's accurate and inaccurate. Hopefully can be a quick study if you want to find out more about the 2012 Mayan Calendar buzz.
So if you haven't read it before, or want to refresh your knowledge to whatever degree, here's The Mayan Calendar, 2012, What’s To Come and Hope For The Future.
As an aside, since I commented extensively in that article on my take on things from researching the subject, I won't repeat myself here if the answers are there. But since the comment stream is sooooooo looooooong in the original article, maybe this comment stream can go in different directions and visitors won't have to wade through miles of piles of assertions and some very boring quasi-academic slicing and dicing.
At the end of the linked Mayan Calendar article there are three links to a very important set of articles on the coming squares and oppositions that will dominate 2009 through 2013. These, more than any oracular pronouncements, show us the challenges and solutions to what we're already entering, now that Saturn is direct and approaching its opposition to Uranus.
© Copyright 2008 Robert Wilkinson