The Mayan Calendar


There has been a lot of discussion about the Mayan Calendar and its cycle ending on 21 December 2012. The Mayan Calendar is an extremely complex & amazingly accurate time keeper over the last 5,000 years. It predicted planetary cycles, solar and lunar eclipses, major events and our calendar today still uses the 365 day cycles. The Mayans were around from about 6AD to 9AD, in Central America.  With the Mayan Calendar running out in 2012, some believe it is the end of time, with a polar shift and great disasters, leading to the end of the world. Others believe it is actually the dawn of a new age, a new time and something to look forward to.  We have a large Mayan Calandar in our front office. I don’t know who the artist is who made this. It’s made of copper and expertly made, in detail. My parents bought it for me.  Its a beautiful piece.  I had to have the wall braced to carry its weight!. I thought I would share it with you.

 

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3 responses to “The Mayan Calendar

  1. Hamish

    Awesome Nat – will brace myself for 2012. Any idea what month in 2012 the calendar runs out? Or is it the end of 2011 it stops?

  2. Hi Hamish, The Mayan Calendar runs out on 21st December 2012. It may not be bad news, but the beginning of a new age. Bit exciting really! Nat

  3. Nat, I believe this calendar was the base of a large reception lounge table at the Old Burke & Wills Function centre before it found it’s way to you.

    I’ve been fascinated by the Mayan Calendar since reading Erik Von Danikan’s book in the early sixties. He was a proponent of extra terrestrial visits of superioir beings over the centuries.
    I’ve got the book at home if you want a read.

    Hell 21st December 2012! — I better get out and make some memories!

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