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Mayan prophecies explored in '2012 The Odyssey'
Issue date: 2/6/07 Section: Entertainment
The new documentary, "2012 The Odyssey," is a film that takes the audience
on a well-researched journey across the United States in exploring the Maya Calendar,
a sophisticated calculation of the stars by the ancient natives of Southern Mexico.
said the calendar proposes a prophecy that surrounds the date
Dec. 12, 2012.
caught my attention when the film switched subjects from Armageddon
to Judgment Day to end-of-time.
it became interesting when the film revived the Apocalypse
in my mind, but these terms were merely intelligent observations
of several speakers
is to come by 2012.
film from Sacred Mysteries Productions, written and directed
by author Sharron Rose, has multiple interviews with experts on the subjects
of spirituality, humanity, theory and history.
goes into explaining the currency value of earth's four natural
elements: land, fire, air, and water.
in the film questioned whether the Mayans and other Indians
of the Yucatan Peninsula were "noble savages," or they
were seriously advanced with their creation of the ancient calendar.
in the film suggested that the Mayans were magnificent mathematicians
who based their calendar on astronomical interpretations that aligned
the earth with stars and the sun for a universal connotation that
of generations by 2012.
noted that the United States' founding fathers, who were supposedly
apart of the free masons, supported the calendar's end-of-time
The film oversees that the Maya Calendar has been precisely calculated
to a time when the earth completes the cycle in which North Stars,
Vega or Polaris,
would point to, in the time coming.
is called precession and the film noted that happens every
26,000 years but according to SJSU Meteorology Professor,
changes its alignment with the north stars every 23,000 years.
The film mentioned earth's solstice
system, the planet's orbital pathway around the sun that would
reach a milestone in distance by the year 2012.
One of the film's interviewees
said, the human perception of Armageddon has evolved into something
more psychological and astronomical,
replacing what people used to believe as biblical.
There were direct contrasts between
symbols of the ancient past and the more recent prophecies that
demonstrated the film's message, "(We're)
not sure if it's an illusion or real, but something is happening."
The film had a speaker who said
Jesus would return by the year 2012. There was even a reference
from a holy priest that said human
beings would become telepathic in the future, when the world is
finally at peace once everyone's mind is networked together, like
The Odyssey" had an introduction where the narrator said humans
today, in the United States, live in a "media-ocracy" society
as opposed to a democracy where their lives are controlled by technology
and driven by the economy.
Leave room for nature," the film stated in the end, but nonetheless,
it was a very captivating documentary for the soul and spirit with
nature and science as the evidence.
Prior to prophecies for the year
2012, predictions in the recent past have been made about "Doomsday" at the pinnacle
of fear during Y2K but to most people, nothing significant happened
once the world entered the new millennium.