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Mayan Time

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Jose Barreiro, assistant director for research at the National Museum of the American Indian, offers a fact-based account of the much discussed Mayan calendar and explains how contemporary Mayan culture is alive and well.

Guests:

Jose Barreiro

Comments [13]

Oscar from ny

So supposedly the mayan calendar prophecy was first promoted in the x files show, the middle face in the calendar is a lion face sticking his tongue out like making fun. The end of an era is is the last digit wich means aether, the beginning of a new math if you will, and thats all i know..
Aether supposedly is the invisible matter in which light or neutrinos travel on..

Dec. 12 2012 01:45 PM
Greg Caulfield from New york

12-12-12 And Dec 21. It is a time of great refi In. World
Coming to head . Nostromuns. Sead. The new. World order Fire and floods we will come to the new city.
About concert 12 12 12 . Back in 2007 on 07 07 07 The concert for SOS
Climate change .

Dec. 12 2012 01:10 PM
Jf from Nyc

Maybe we will all realize that we are all utopians inside, a.d there is no more worthy purpose than savi.g the earth from corporations and creating an eclectic eco utopia, where everyoneand everything is rich but as a result has no need to hord, because it is always ther if you need it. A.d only work that is worthy in itself is worth doing, and not just the slavery of surviving in this corrupt society.

Dec. 12 2012 12:06 PM
John A

To that callers point about great changes -- I do believe that popular interest in 12-12 has something to do with sensing a lack of grand purpose for humanity. My bookstore gave about 12 shelf feet in 2010 to this 12-12 ending stuff.

Dec. 12 2012 12:05 PM

This must be the really intelligent, non-religious, science segment for the progressive population.

Dec. 12 2012 11:58 AM
jade from ny

OMG, Brian! SHut this guy up! He has diarrhea of the mouth. Really bad guest, really bad job of reining him in. Blah blah blah.

Dec. 12 2012 11:56 AM
brooklynmom78 from Park Slope, Brooklyn

I read an interesting book that correllated some of the mayan time cycles with solar cycles, specifically something called CMEs (coronal mass emissions). The sun is supposed to be in solar maximum next year, in 2013. Last time there was a solar max (or two times ago maybe, int eh 90s) it causes a huge power outage in Canada. CMEs are known to disrupt satellite transmissions etc, and influence weather. My hunch is that we should expect some freak weather

Dec. 12 2012 11:52 AM
Tom from UWS

Watch this space for exciting news in three months - 3/13/13
Much more auspicious numbers.

Dec. 12 2012 11:45 AM
John

Wasn't the calendar misread and we actually have another octillion years?

Dec. 12 2012 11:44 AM
Dan from Manhattan

Could we clear one thing up? The adjective is "Maya" - e.g., "Maya Calendar," "Maya Civilization" etc. The people themselves are also called the "Maya."

Mayan indicates the language of the Maya only.

Dec. 12 2012 11:05 AM
spak from my desk in midtown

Party soundtrack suggestion:

Medeski, Martin & Wood's 2004 album "End of the World Party (Just in Case)"

Dec. 12 2012 11:04 AM
Bill from Hempstead

We are throwing an EOW party on Thursday. weirdly, competing with some Friday night parties. We had a pretty exclusive party invite list mainly due to our small house.... until we asked ourselves "Why?"... if everybody doesn't fit in our house, it is not like it is the end of the world!
Get real.

Dec. 12 2012 10:38 AM
Ed from Larchmont

12-12-12. Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Dec. 12 2012 05:51 AM

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