Frank Fiore – Novelist & Screenwriter

August 22, 2012

12.21.12 End Times – Fact or Fiction?

Filed under: Jeremy Nash Chronicles — Frank Fiore @ 11:05 AM
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December 21, 2012 — or 12-21-12 in the parlance of the apocalyptic community—is the long expected date of the end the world as foretold by the completion of the ancient Mayan calendar.

Except, the Mayans say it’s a bunch of hooey.

An article in the Sunday Telegraph reports:

Such a “prophecy” is news to the modern Maya in Guatemala and Mexico. Instead, they view the burgeoning end-of-the-world 2012 industry with a mixture of confusion, exasperation and anger at what is perceived as a Western distortion of their traditions and beliefs.

“There is no concept of apocalypse in the Mayan culture,” Jesus Gomez, head of the Guatemalan confederation of Mayan priests and spiritual guides, told The Sunday Telegraph.

Cirilo Perez, an adviser to Guatemala’s President Alvaro Colom is a prominent ajq’ij – literally a “day counter”, a wise man who makes predictions and advice on the most propitious dates to marry, plant or harvest. He decried the commercial exploitation of Mayan culture by outsiders.

“This has all become business but there is no desire to understand,” he said. “When foreigners, or even some Guatemalans, see us, they think ‘Look at the Maya, how nice, how pretty’, but they don’t understand us.”

Mayan elder Chile Pixtun recalled how he was bombarded with questions about the end of the world during a recent trip to Britain. “Man, they had me fed up with this stuff,” he said, his frustration clear.

“If I went to Mayan-speaking communities and asked people what is going to happen in 2012, they wouldn’t have any idea,” said Jose Huchim, a Mayan archaeologist in the Yucatan. “That the world is going to end? They wouldn’t believe you. We have real concerns these days, like rain.”

But you have to admit, End of Times prophecies make a good story.

I think so. In fact, the second book in the Chronicles of Jeremy Nash – SEED – deals with one such prophecy. The Hopi End Times prediction. You can download the FREE 15 installments from Smashwords. The last installment ends on November 30th, 2012 just in time to prepare for the End Times on 12-21-12.

Win a Kindle Fire

While the 15-week SEED promotion is going on, you will have a chance to win a spanking new Kindle Fire if you are able to decode the image in the UPPER LEFT HAND CORNER of the title of the book. Hints will be given in this newsletter.

All winning submissions will be thrown into a hat – I love hats, I have many of them – and one winner will be chosen on December 1st, 2012.


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