The Promise of the Mayan Calendar: Curtis McCosco Explains the Significance of 2012

Everyone’s heard that the end of the world is near, right? December 21, 2012 is the supposed end date.

Curtis McCosco addresses this in a short web video called 2012: New Beginnings (produced by COSMc Productions).

McCosco explains what’s really behind the significance of the ancient Mayan calendar, specifically the date December 21, 2012.

Mayan Beliefs: Transitions From One World to the Next

Photo of Curtis McCoscoMcCosco explains that December 21, 2012 is not the end of the world as has been expected from contemporary society’s misinterpretations of the Mayan calendar. This date signifies for the Mayan the start of a great transition period “in the grand rhythm of the cosmos,” a transition that will be difficult for us, but necessary in order to move on to a better world.

According to Mayan beliefs, there have been four worlds: fire, earth, air, and water. We are soon to be transitioning from our present world of water to the sacred world of space.

The Great Mother and the Sacred Healing Place

In 1932, contemporary science identified the center of the Milky Way Galaxy as super-massive black hole that all stars in the galaxy—including our sun—revolve around. The Mayans recognized this center of what they named The Great Mother as a sacred place.

This sacred place was known as the entrance to the Mayan underworld. It was extremely important, and even used in Mayan astronomical configurations. This sacred place in the center of the galaxy was also noted by the Mayans as a healing place, and a place where society itself is centered.

The sun has been gradually approaching the alignment with the center of the galaxy, or the sacred healing place. On December 21, 2012 at dawn, the sun will rise and unite with this sacred place, thus marking the transition from the world of water to the world of space.

The Promise of the Mayan Calendar

Mayan CalenderThe Mayans believed that our world view and world system would no longer work well, which is why this period of transition is important. We are already experiencing this gradual transition: McCosco points to the recent global financial crisis and the numerous ecological disasters as significant to this difficult period.

The Mayans believed that our society will emerge a new world, one where our views are more inclusive and integrative. McCosco explains that this new world and new society will take control of their own fates, become stewards of the planet and the biosphere, and become stewards of their own destinies.

And this, McCosco says, is “the promise of the Mayan calendar.”

Watch the Significance of 2012 Video

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17 Responses

  1. Yesterday Saturday, 13th., November,2010 Mdm Aung Suun Suki was finally released from house arrest.
    To us here in South East Asia, Mynmar being one of the Ancient Civilization, this act represent the “change or evolution” that Maccuso talks about, the consciousness, the stewardship of the Cosmos!

  2. Nelson says:

    Many speculations about the end have existed for some time now but none of the older ones have ever come to pass. The only prophecy that is real is that of the Bible and we have and are still witnessing their fulfillment.

  3. Jay S. says:

    Ninety percent of people in the UK have already predicted what is going to happen in 2012. Well we already know that it is the end of the Mayan calender, right? I myself believe it too.

    • Bud says:

      The bible is still just a novel of non- fiction and can not help the spirit of the earth. Over 14 billion trees were cut down and turned into bibles. Such sadness for a loss of self control.

  4. Atul says:

    It does not matter if the end begins or not. The most important thing is that we take care of our mother heart. We must keep in mind that we have no right hurt the earth. Some people say the end has begun and some say it has not. But I think if we misunderstand and we get careless about our earth, we will get a dooms day. Think before you do the wrong thing and save earth.

  5. Selena says:

    These predictions have happened before. Do we really think its going to happen soon? I predict, no.

    • mayodya silva says:

      yes you are`s only a`s not suit ,believing 100% in that prediction.if the mayan calender is finish,why can`t we make it .

  6. Sethi V. says:

    The world is such a beautiful place created by God. I don’t think God will let this beauty be destroyed, but I do believe that he will punish those who are destroying it and that is what we all generally call end of the world. I don’t think it will end. It will be God’s way of punishing them. But what I fear the most is that innocent people will also suffer. But I believe in my Waheguru, and I believe he will not let innocent people suffer.

    • Kelsey says:

      Yea he loves us all if he didn’t love us then why would he make us. Someday I will say something or make a video about it because people that care for the planet earth and try helping it they shouldn’t suffer only people that don’t care about earth like people that litter or people that kill other people. If god made us then he loves us because we are all his children, and we are all brother and sister.

  7. Sherwin J. says:

    I believe that this will occur in 2012 reason being is that mankind has being destroying our mother nature and have being interfering with everything that nature has to offer us. In my religion as a Hindu, we believe that we are in our 1st Kaliogal. We human beings are God’s best creations for now. In the 2nd Kaliogal which happens every 10,000years humans will be as tall as a meter. In the 3rd Kaliogal, there will be no such thing as humans. There will be creatures that can’t really be identified, and in the 4th Kaliogal Mother Kali would appear riding a white horse and when she puts her foot down on earth that’s when the earth will be destroyed. That’s what our Hindu beliefs are. So only all that is living will die and not the earth, thank you for reading this.

  8. Chin says:

    There are many different beliefs in the world, a lot of people like to live a normal life, though a normal life is hard for some people, due to illness, disabilities, pain, war and famine. As a child I did have a dream that the worlds ends, did you? Some people would not believe this in fact, though I do. I’m not sure about the date and time, though we learn something new everyday as we grow old. Natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tornado’s, floods, eclipses, and many more, are disasters that have really happened in the past, and continue to happen. If you really believe it’s going to end, then it will end. If you choose not to believe it, it might not even happen. I could sit here all day and night and give you reasons but that would not be fair. Every person has a choice. I hope this helps because if it does happen you will know the right answer.

  9. Inneys says:

    On the date 09.11.01 U.S.A lost many lives,
    On 03.10.11 Japan lost even more lives, add them together and you get,
    12.21.12, somethings is going to happen.

    • Me says:

      Except that the Japanese earthquake was on the 11th, not the 10th. So it actually doesn’t add up at all.

    • Samantha says:

      Reading your prediction, I never thought about it that way adding everything up. Now April 7 Japan had their second earthquake and is on a tsunami warning and we are on a drought warning in Texas. What do you think could happen?

  10. Weasill says:

    Many people can interpret this ‘prophecy’ in many different ways. It’s possible to make it fit any scenario, as can be seen from the number of different theories posted on here. As far as I can see, nobody really has a clue about it, therefore I can only assume that the world’s ending is a load of old tosh.

  11. Jules says:

    I believe that something will happen, no matter whether it will be a catastrophe or a change in the way we live with each other, something will happen. But then everything happens for a reason, right?

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