For years, the Maya were fighting against the myth of the end of the world caused by the misinterpretation of their ancient calendar. As the date of December 21, 2012 is getting closer, it delivers all sell more trouble Mayan indigenous people, especially in their native Guatemala, turned into a cheap "apocalyptic" tourist attraction.
This week, living in Guatemala Mayan people blamed the government and state-funded travel agencies is that they are "cast in bronze" the myth of the supposedly predicted in their calendar end of the world, in order to generate income from tourism.
The Ministry of Culture of Guatemala in Guatemala City arranges events with the participation of more than 90,000 men under the pretext of celebrating the "end of the world."
Leader Oxlaljuj Ajpop (union Mayan) Felipe Gomez, along with other members of the Maya protested against the show, which he called a "lack of respect for the Mayan culture," and urged to review the Institute of Tourism celebration.
"We are against deceit and lies and distortions of the truth, and turn us into follor for profit. They do not tell the truth about the time cycles "- Gomez said AFP.
In a statement released Oxlaljuj Ajpop, said that the end of the Mayan calendar means is that "there will be a big change at the individual, family and community, which means harmony between humanity and nature."
Last year, the Mayan elder Carlos Barrios interviewed 600 other elders to get the clear understanding of the situation. Representing the Organization Maya and spiritual studies of indigenous peoples, in his online interview, Carlos Barrios said:
"Anthropologists visit the sanctuary, reading labels and cooking up stories about the Maya, but they do not read the signs correctly. It's just their imagination. Others write about prophecy in the name of the Maya. They say that in December 2012, the world will cease to exist. This angers the elders Maya. The world does not cease to exist. He converted. We are no longer in the world of the Fourth Sun, but not yet in the world of the Fifth Sun. We are in between them, in a transition time. Since we make the transition, it's a colossal global funnel — environmental destruction, social chaos, war, and what is happening on Earth Changes. Mankind will continue to exist, but in a different way. Change the very foundation. This will enable us to become more human. "
As well as many modern scholars, the Maya believed that the human race has gone through various changes during its history on planet Earth. These changes have often been difficult, but they were followed by rapid leaps in the ability of understanding and compassion, social progress.
Earlier in his book "The Alchemy of Modern Renaissance", I wrote: "The theory is implausible doomsday, abused her power-hungry rulers who want to keep their people in fear. As we have seen in the past decade in the United States, the rulers constantly use fear to manipulate the consciousness of U.S. citizens. This is not a new method, it has been used for centuries, be it fear of economic ruin, natural disasters, or the fear of the enemies of God. Fear of eternity used a few to control the majority.
When the Spanish conquered the Maya empire, they through missionaries learned that 1698 was the end of the Mayan cycle time. Spaniards waited until 1698 to make his invasion, Maya took this as a sign and surrendered without resistance. One of the most famous prediction was made by astrologers predicted in connection with the parade of planets, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, the great flood, which would be the end of the world February 20, 1524. We have also recently seen a hoax from the media «Y2K», sulivshuyu "cyber Armageddon" at the turn of the millennium. Obviously, the world will continue to rotate in both cases. "
End of the world has been predicted many times and came so far. The last time such a hysteria swept the world for more than ten years ago, in connection with the millennium and panic y2k. The last time the end of the world to come, and will not come next time. But perhaps there is some truth in the statement that we are on the verge of a social shift. If you look at the world, you can see the unmistakable signs to prove it.
Celebrate this event, the union of the Mayan Oxlajuj Ajpop held in five cities of ceremonies, which they consider sacred. Gomez said that the government would be received reasonable that sent their support to these real celebration. However, it seems unlikely that the Government Office of Tourism and the Ministry changed course.
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