2012 a leap year in the Georgian Calender, just like any other year, this year would have been the same, but many think different. What sets this year apart from any other year and what is going to happen in this year, is a mystery waiting to be explored.
Many believe that this would be the year of spiritual transformation and many predict the coming of apocalypses.
From psychological point of view, it is understood within the environment of an individual’s meaning system in relation to the concepts of sacred and from New Age spirituality point of view; it’s the act of transformation via a self induced or divine act. In this case many believe that something good is going to happen and this will transform the world, thought no one knows what is going to happen and how is it going to global transformation.
There are some people who says that on 21st December, is the end of the world 2012. This is believed because of many reasons. The main reason is that of the Mayan Calendar which ends on 21th December 2012, and many believe that this means, on this day the world will come to an end. How much of this is true, only time will tell, but until now many scientist have rejected the idea of an apocalypses or any other catastrophe. There are many theories which support the apocalypses theory ranging from the Mayan calendar 2012 to computer programs.
The Mayan Calendar is a collection of calendars and almanacs, which were used by the Mayans before the Colombian Era. Dating back to 5th century BC, it has many features similar to the calendars employed by the other civilizations in the area like the Zapotec or the Aztecs. According to mayan calendar predictions, On December 21st the Mayan calendar marks the conclusion of “baktun”. Baktun is 20 katun cycles which contains 144,000 days which is the equivalent of 394 solar calendar days. This means that a new baktun will start ie; the 14th baktun and on 21st December 2012 and 13th baktun will end. Many believe this end will also mean an end of the world. The Mayans had a strong belief in the world system. They believed that god created different versions of world of which the first three where failures while the fourth world was a success in which God placed the humans.
According to them on December 21st 2012, this fourth world will end along with the 13th baktun, commencing the start of the 14th baktun and the 5th world. In 1966 Michael D.Coe an American archaeologist, wrote in his book 'The Maya' that the judgment days will overtake the people of this world and that the whole world will be annihilated on 21st December 2012. Though many scholars agreed in the beginning, later on there was a difference of opinion as many point out that the end of the 13th baktun does mean the end of the 4th world. Many scholars believe that for the Mayans it was a time for huge celebration when the calendar came to an end and not a date of destruction.
Another theory that draws attention is that of the Galactic alignment. In this it has been asserted that the Mayans intended to connect the end of the Mayan Doomsday Prophecy with the winter solstice in 2012. The sun and the planets lie roughly within the same flat plane known as the “plane of the ecliptic”. According to this theory the sun's annual cycle seems to recede very slowly backwards by one degree every 71.5 years or by one constellation every 2,160 years.
This backward moment is called the “precession” and this is caused because of the earth slowly wobbling on its axis as it spins. And after every 26,000 years the sun completes its full 360 degree backward circuit through the zodiac. According to the Mayan calendar, precession will align the sun with the galactic equator during December 2012. But astronomers like David Morrison contend that the galactic equator can never be drawn precisely because it is impossible to draw the exact boundaries of the Milky Way.
The Web Bot Project:
Initially this project was designed to search the web to make projections of the stock market. But the developers claimed that they soon found that their program made accurate predictions about natural disasters and the 9/11 attacks. This program works in way that it sends crawlers and spiders just like the search engine bots to crawl all over the internet and find particular type of words. This program targets forums, discussions or places where there is a lot of user activity. Its first prediction was the attack on the New York World Trade Center. After that this program has made many predictions.
The following are the list of predictions:
- The tragic disaster of, Space Shuttle Columbia.
- The 2003 blackout of New York.
- Forecasted a major event in relation to Las Vegas 65 days prior to 9/11 – It was when the terrorists were actually in Las Vegas.
- The bot predicted that there would be an attack related to a commemorative event prior to an American 587 crash on Veteran's Day.
- It predicted that there would be an attack on the house or assembly prior to the anthrax scare.
- The program bot also predicted the gunshot injury which is referenced to Vice President Dick Cheney.
- Anthrax attack in Washington DC in 2001.
- Massive east-cost power outage in 2003.
- Prediction of 2004 Earthquake along the US-Canadian border.
- The Tsunami in the Indian Ocean in December 2004.
- Hurricane Kathrina in 2005.
- Crash of the US dollar beginning late 2007.
Now the web bot program has predicted the 2012 event. Though its prediction is almost accurate, many believe that this could be just another Y2K issue.
No matter what the future, the truth can only be known on the date in question i.e. 21st December 2012.
Above all such a destruction is not mentioned in the Holy Book Quran. The Holy Quran clearly states the end of the world called the “Judgments Day” but when is it going to happen is unknown. But the Holy Quran does say about the seven major signs before the coming of the day of Judgment.
The Seven Major Signs Are As Follows:
- The appearance of the ad-Dajjal (Anti-Christ).
- The appearance of the Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj (Gog and Magog).
- The appearance of the Dabbat al-ard.
- Three huge earthquakes.
- The Smoke.
- The rise of Imam Mahdi.
- The return of Isa from Heavens.
- The appearance of the sun, rising from the West.
Only after this the world will be destroyed and a new world will be created in which people will be judged for their goodness and badness.
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