Josh-D. S. Davis

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2012 should be a non-issue. Here's why.
Josh 201604 KWP
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Based on the mesoamerican calendar, we are in the 4th creation. The third "creation", "era" or "age" ended August 11, 3114 BC and lasted 13 b'ak'tuns, or 5126 years. Each era is one more digit to the left, and is modernly called a pik'tun.

Prior pik'tuns were 13 b'ak'tuns long, but current/future are 20 b'ak'tuns long. This redefiniton occurred around 500BC when the Long Count calendar was created to standardize longer recorded dates. The oldest recorded event is marked as roughly 34k years years prior to the 4th era. The beginning of the world is recorded as roughly 90 million years prior.

2012-12-21 would actually be the end of the 13th b'ak'tun. After that, we would simply go to the 14th b'ak'tun. The end of our pik'tun is translated as October 13, 4772 AD (assuming no precession adjustments, etc). The end of the world is recorded to be 400 million years into the future.

But, you know, everyone died when the western calendars rolled over to the year 2000, so it's probably best to be weary of this b'ak'tun rollover.

Further Reading:
http://www.mayan-calendar.com/ancient_longcount.html
http://www.mayamysteryschool.net/longcount.htm
http://www.ancient-world-mysteries.com/long-count.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesoamerican_calendars
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesoamerican_Long_Count_calendar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aztec_calendar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_calendar
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