Since it’s already 2012, the excitement about the supposed End of the World on December 21, 2012 have been building up. Many say that the end of the Mayan Long Count calendar also means we will all die like what we saw in the doomsday movie “2012.″ But, a Mayan timekeeper dismissed the idea, saying it’s just the end of a calendar count not the apocalypse.
CBC News reports that according to Leonzo Barreno, a Mayan timekeeper and a journalism professor at The University of Regina, the end of the next year is just a start a new calendar cycle.
Lorenzo Barreno immigrated to Canada from Guatemala in 1989, he was trained by Mayan elders to read the ancient calendars, CBC News reported.
In his interview with CBC news, he said:“There are two sides to a story and the one that we know is this apocalyptic meaning that has been given to the Long Count calendar because of the Hollywood attention to it.”
“The other side of the story is the Mayan side, which you rarely see it on Hollywood or media articles, because they never interview my own people.”
“When you see the movie 2012, the part that Mayans have on the movie is like about 5 seconds in which all of my people are commiting massive suicide, there is no Mayan input into that.”
“When I grew up during my training I never hear the word “end of the world” from the elders or spiritual leaders.”
“For them it’s a joyous event, not an apocalyptic event. What is coming is the end of a calendar and the beginning of a new one, as simple like that, Barreno explained.
“It’s cyclical, it happened before. According to the elders, it’s the fifth time it happened. We are entering a new cycle of 5,200 years or as they say a new sun has been born.”
Are you satisfied with his explanation, or do you still believe December 21, 2012 will be the end for all of us? See You in 2013?