Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Mayan Factor
I'm glad someone is setting the record straight as to the Mayan Apocalypse. I remember traveling through Arizona in 1987 and taking part in the Harmonic Convergence at Chaco Canyon. That's the great kiva pictured above. It was fun, but I don't think very many persons took McKenna's doomsday prophecy seriously at the time. He was largely interested in ecological awareness and had created a cult of sorts around the idea that if we didn't clean up our act in 25 years this Mayan prophecy from the 12th century would hold true. He inspired Jose Arguelles to pen a book called The Mayan Factor. The "convergence" referred to more than one ancient calendar that supposedly lined up on the seemingly far-off date of December 21, 2012.
It is amazing how something like this can gather steam and become such a big part of the collective consciousness that NASA and the White House are spending time counseling parents on how to relieve the stress many children are having over this impending "apocalypse." Of course, it doesn't help when so many media outlets are hyping this event through so-called documentaries and "truthy" articles.