In 1975, Dannion Brinkley was speaking on the telephone during a thunderstorm. A lightning bolt hit the phone line, thousands of volts of electricity through his head and body. His heart stopped and at the hospital, he was pronounced dead, and a was issued. He was then covered with a sheet and wheeled towards the morgue….then he woke up! He had been dead for 28 minutes, and this was the longest clinically documented near-death experience ever recorded at that time.
He later told how he had gone down a tunnel into a bright light, went through a life-recall self-judgement process and was shown a series of world events, up to 2014. Brinkley said that “between 2004 and 2014, more precisely between 2011 and 2012”, there would be “the return of an energy system that existed here a long time ago”, and that it would culminate in an “electromagnetic polar Earth shift” between 2012 and 2014.
The whole process would present mankind with a spiritual to raise their consciousness. What Brinkley didn’t know, was that 2012 is the next “Creation Date” of the ancient Maya civilization.
The Olmecs, who are the first civilization known to have inhabited Mesoamerica, are said by archaeologists to have arrived there between 1800 BC and 1500 BC. Several Maya scholars now agree that the calendars used by the Maya were developed by the Olmecs in a town called Izapa, which became populated between 1500 BC and 800 BC, and which the Maya inhabited from about 250 BC. The Tzolkin (literally: “count of days”) calendar was developed by the seventh century BC, according to Mayanist, Munro Edmonson, and consists of 260 days.
The calendar was used as an almanac, giving each of the 260 days a unique quality that not only influenced the character of those born on that day, but that would also make it favourable for doing certain tasks and unfavourable for doing others. The descendants of the ancient Maya that live in the highlands of Guatemala, have been using this 260-day calendar in an unbroken sequence, for thousands of years. They explain that the 260-day calendar is based on the period of human gestation.
contemporary historical event, shows a Long Count date equivalent to 36 BC. The Long Count consists of a hierarchy of cycles; 20 kin or days made one uinal, or 20-day period; 18 uinals made a tun (360-day year); 20 tuns made a katun, and 20 katuns made abaktun. After 13 baktuns had passed, a Creation Date is reached, which is written: 18.104.22.168.0. The last Creation Date occurred on a Gregorian historical date of 11th August 3114 BC, and this is the “base-date” of the 13-baktun cycle, from which all inscribed on stelae were counted. The next time the Long Count date reaches 22.214.171.124.0 will be on 21st December 2012.
(when it is directly overhead). John Major Jenkins has shown that this New Fire Ceremony was originally also a method of tracking the cycle of precession. It is recorded that exactly six months before the New Fire Ceremony, the priests would go to the top of a hill to see if the Pleiades reached the zenith at midnight, and if the constellation reached the zenith, that meant that the “world would not end”. They would then know exactly how close the Pleiades would be to the zenith Sun, six months later, when the stars were not visible due to the daylight.
When the Toltecs moved down to the Yucatan peninsula, in southern Mexico, it seems that they merged their zenith cosmology with the Maya system, and encoded the result into the Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chichen Itza. The pyramid has 91 steps on each of its four sides, totalling 364, plus the top step: 365 altogether. This is a clear sign of a calendrical meaning. Every year, on spring equinox, the afternoon Sun causes a shadow play on the pyramid, so it appears that a huge snake is descending the pyramid from the sky. The effect is enhanced by stone snake heads at the bottom of one staircase. The Crotalus durissus rattlesnake, whose zig-zag pyramid pattern has heavily influenced Maya art and architecture, also has a marking close to its rattle, that is identical to the Maya Ahau glyph, which is associated with the Sun. The rattle itself, is called “tzab” in the Yucatec Maya language and this is also the word for the Pleiades constellation. Jenkins argues that Kulkulcan, the Maya name for Quetzalcoatl, the plumed serpent of the Toltecs and Aztecs, is thus a symbol forthe Sun-Pleiades-zenith conjunction, and sure enough, at the beginning of a 360-year time window when the Pleiades conjuncts the zenith Sun directly over the Pyramid of Kukulcan. Right at start of the 360-year time window is 2012, and on the 20th May 2012, 60 days after the equinox snake shadow-play, the Pleiades-zenith Sun conjunction will occur on the same day as a solar eclipse, on the day 10 Chicchan in the unbroken Tzolkin count of the highland Maya. Chicchan means snake, and the snake rattle is our wake-up call!
It seems that “the end of the world” actually means “the end of the World”, as in the end of the current era, and there are at least three more to go, according to Hopi mythology. Archaeologist Laurette Sejourné says that the Aztecs misunderstood the religion of the Toltecs, which was based on the concept of rebirth symbolised by the snake, since it sheds its skin and Quetzalcoatl, the plumed serpent, who is represented in the “stone alarm clock” at Chichen Itza, represents a union of Earth (snake) and sky (feathers).