Were the predictions about December 21, 2012 false?

Up until five years ago the Mayan calendar attracted a lot of attention from people all over the world especially as it was presented by a number of leading proponents of this that a major transformation was going to happen on the date December 21, 2012. Jose Argüelles for instance said of this date: “Then it shall be ready. The unique moment, the moment of total planetary synchronization, on the beam will arrive– that closing out not only of the Great Cycle, but of the evolutionary interim called Homo sapiens. Amidst festive preparation and awesome galactic-solar signs psychically received, the human race, …, will unify as a single circuit…. At last, Earth will be ready for the emergence into inter-planetary civilization. Then, as if a switch were being thrown, a great voltage will race through this finally synchronized and integrated circuit called humanity. The Earth itself will be illumined.” As another prediction, Geoff Stray, author of several books based on the end date of December 21, 2012 and a main supporter of John Major Jenkins idea of a “Galactic Alignment” on this date (which notably together with the existence of a 26,000 year cycle lacked any support in Mayan texts) argued that this would trigger a burst of dimethyl-tryptamine in people that would lead to large-scale collective enlightenment. To these should be added a large number of less credible people making prophecies about an end of the world on this particular date, which many people actually believed. In contrast to most other Maya experts at that time, The Big Media such as History Channel constantly ran documentaries falsely presenting it as if the December 21, date was what the Mayan calendar was all about and the Hollywood disaster movie 2012 had exactly the same message. I however argued that nothing would happen on December 21, 2012, mostly because I knew it to be a miscalculation of the shift date as it did not have the 13 Ahau quality. To create clarity about these matters remains  important not the least because the perception of the Mayan calendar by people at large is still very much colored by the abovementioned predictions. It is thus high time to ask the question: “Did the things predicted for December 21, 2012 really happen?” especially since the world in the era of Trumputinism on the surface seems to be going in a very different direction.

Most people would probably say that indeed nothing like what had been prophesized happened on December 21, 2012, which was an unusually uneventful day. The result of the failure of these predictions has been that overall, the Mayan calendar has falsely come to be be perceived as inaccurate on a very large scale. Yet, of course, people and also real or self-proclaimed calendar experts do make mistakes and to make mistakes is human. I and many other people are probably willing to accept mistakes if they are recognized and dealt with appropriately. Integrity in this case would mean to recognize that for some reason the predictions had failed, take responsibility for this and in the best of cases provide an explanation to why a mistake had been made and self-correct. Unless this is done, the perception people have of the Mayan calendar may remain distorted. It should then also be noted that such a distortion is in the interest of strong forces working against the development towards a more egalitarian world. The failure of the predictions regarding December 21, 2012 probably still has an influence on people, who have come to believe that it was the Mayan calendar that was flawed. Unfortunately, José Argüelles can no longer give his view as he passed away in 2011, but many of his followers still continue to promote his calendar even though the main prophecy it was built on did not play out. Many of the other persons advocating that there would be a sudden change on December 21, 2012 could still try to explain why their predictions did not play out, which would facilitate for a deepened understanding of the Mayan calendar to emerge. I should here admit that also I made some exaggerated claims regarding what would happen in 2011. I have however taken responsibility for these in a couple of articles and presented a corrected view of the Mayan calendar in The Nine Waves of Creation. The concept of nine waves in the quantum field still holds very much true and are supported by massive evidence and so do several predictions I made in the past.  Yet, what has come out of correcting my previous view of the future is an understanding of how these waves are changing the world beyond the shift on October 28, 2011. It has been said that this is a “milestone book” that “takes us as far as we can get” and  on my own part I believe that it will help us leave the earlier inconsistencies and misunderstandings about the Mayan calendar behind. As a result I believe that the Mayan calendar, correctly understood, is more powerful and potentially more important in the lives of people than ever before. It is through such a critical process incorporating new knowledge and correcting false concepts, that science, and in this case human understanding more broadly must move forward.

7 thoughts on “Were the predictions about December 21, 2012 false?

  1. Once we were guided by our best scientific minds that our genes were ‘programmed’ and our realities predetermined until Nature or gene mutation changed the results…now we know our genes have multi-dimensional elasticity…the ancient Maya ‘timekeepers’ left us clues about ‘cycles within cycles’ of planetary creation manifestations…and although experts ‘got it wrong’ with the actual beginning and end dates of the next big cycle…I think what Carl remind us is these ‘creation cycles’ are ‘waves’…the one that is causing our planetary existence to be in a such a flux now is way beyond 3D thinking…and if we as a species are to ‘survive the flow’,our DNA will require activation for the ‘next levels up’ for a sustainable holographic reality.

  2. Naangu’a Carl, Tutskwa I’qatsi,

    I write to you as a Hopi brother and friend, engaged in helping our brothers and sisters to better understand our purposeful universe, as are you from the Mayan perspective. In that regard, please allow me to humbly submit my thoughts about the apparent lack of eventfulness on Dec. 21, 2012.

    My thought is to add the importance and power of mind to affect the future, including the exact dates of prophesied, cyclic events. Mind has been said to be the builder, the creative force– first there is the thought, later the physical manisfestation (a wise mentor once advised me not to underestimate the power of prayer). Because of changing and contradictive thoughts among various peoples and their agendas, exact dates are said to be ever in flux. This flux of time is implied in the New Testament (Ma. 24:36) – “…But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only…”.

    Naawakna nihqe kyaptsita – with love and respect,
    Brother Hohongwitutiwa

  3. Dear Carl, I fully agree with what you are saying, and your book which I am reading, the Nine Waves of Creation, brings out a very good view and foundation for understanding the synchronicity of Universal TIME, besides the 21st Dec 2012 phenomena, the Mayan calendar has been given a very bad reputation because nothing happened over night, people may have felt betrayed, but because of your work we can understand the Waves of Creation as bringing everything to have evolved gradually. I think the Mayan calendar is like the Holy Grail of TIME”, and can be seen as having the CODE for understanding the depth of my ancient Soul in that we are now at a Time of glowing and growing in full mature truth to the original intent of Creation’s emanating Cosmic Tree of Life, as Creation Grows it lets go of past flaws, which we can do when we let go, and be humble like a Bushman. Thank you. Best Sean

  4. Dear Carl,
    Thanks for the “heads up” regarding increase and timing now of kundalini rising. That explains the precarious edge of patience experience, sentient humans move into equality , feels like slo-motion but inside~~~ kundalini, mighty power that cannot be manipulated is brewing.. Adittya Hridiyam Punyam Sarv Shatru Beena Shanum (She / He has no fear , She/He who holds the sun in Her/His heart. __ ancient Sanskrit. This chant saved my life.
    Helps to be in nature and do the Cherokee dance to the four directions, calling forth the East~~~the place of the visionary, of clarity and perception then the South~~~the place of the healer , of energy and innocence then the West~~~the place of the teacher, of wisdom and understanding and then the place of the North, of courage and perseverance. Above, O Holy Wind, fill my heart with the song of rainbows!
    Below, O Great Mother Earth and iron crystal Core fill my veins with your rich red energy!
    Sensing cosmic entanglement~~~I see, feel and receive the infinite abundant energies of the universe!
    You can see self grounding in Earth and connecting to our Sun through you in solar system then nestling in our Galaxy which is responding to Cosmic Tree’s inclusive , permeating emanations ~~~

    Sunshine, Angele

  5. Dear Carl,
    National Women’s Liberation called for a strike on Saturday.”besides our jobs, women do a lot of work that is not paid, and often not even recognized as work. When women strike, that work stops , too. In the last few months, women have held strikes in Poland, Iceland, France, and Argentina, for abortion rights, equal pay, and to end job discrimination and anti-woman violence.
    Women had many good reasons to strike before this election, but now we have a president-elect who openly disrespects and assaults women, and wants to limit our roles to servant, mother, or sexual plaything. This strike comes from anger at men in our lives who didn’t vote, or who voted for Trump, or who aren’t taking seriously the threat that this presidency represents. And it is a reaction to an election campaign that–apart from Bernie Sanders in the primary–ignored the universal programs that work well in so many other countries, from paid family leave to childcare to national health care.
    The Democrats didn’t pursue these plans when they could have, and now the Republican-majority Congress is promising to cut, undermine, privatize, or eliminate every social contract from public schools to Medicare to Social Security. They expect the family (that is,WOMEN) to fill the gaps and pick up the pieces. NO WE WON’T. This strike is a warning. Our work can no longer be taken for granted.
    We are National Women’s Liberation, the women who fight to get the Morning After Pill over the counter and who reintroduced “This Oppresses Women” stickers to fight sexist advertisers. National Liberation is a feminist group for women who want to fight back against male supremacy and win more freedom for women. We believe that change comes about from the actions of everyday people–not politicians, the courts, lobbyists, or the media. We are funded by the dues of women, not corporations. The leadership and participation of women of color is critical to the success of the women’s liberation movement, National Women’s Liberation addresses struggles particular to women of color and racism within the feminist movement through our Women of Color Caucus. Read more about our group at: women’s liberation.org
    °An end to racist and sexual assaults, and all forms of bigotry
    ° Reproductive freedom , full access, and no coercion
    ° National Health Care for all
    ° A $15 minimum wage for all workers, no exceptions
    ° Protection and expansion of Social Security
    ° Childcare, free like the public schools, and paid family leave
    ° R-E-S-P-E-C-T

    Paid jobs/ Emotional Labor/Childcare/Housework/Cooking/Fake smiles/Dishes/Errands/Groceries/Makeup & more”

  6. First, let me thank you for your research and incredible elucidation of the Mayan calendar and the WHOLE MEANING OF LIFE!!! I have been a spiritual seeker since my elementary years and gone through many religions and “ways” but this has clarified so much for me. If you are ever in Las Vegas please contact me; I’d love to talk for hours (like you have the time, right? LOL) Thanks again!

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