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December 21, 2012

This just in:

What do the Maya really say about 2012? Is the world going to end on December 21, 2012? Learn more from the most famous Maya in the world, 1992 Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum of Guatemala, and her Mayan elders. Filmed over a period of five years, this 50 minute documentary film takes you deep into the Guatemalan highlands, where a small group of elders have preserved the traditions of the ancient Mayas, passing this deep knowledge down from generation to generation in an unbroken lineage of over 2,000 years.

Hint: The May have never considered this date to be “the end of the world.” It’s merely the end of one calendar cycle and the beginning of another. For the Mayan calendar, it is something like Y2K (if it hadn’t been hijacked by the crazies, too): it serves as a good time to reflect on where we have come from and where we are going.

(As you might be able to tell from the blurb above, this is a tongue-in-cheek look at the  whole phenomenon of “Mayan prophecy” hysteria.)

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