Since the beginning of the world, people have predicted the end of the world. But for the average non-extremist, you never had to take any of these doomsday theories seriously. That is, until the Mayan calendar rose in popularity.
Despite the skepticism from the 'real' adults in the family, after watching the 'End of the World' documentary, we made a family pact. Wherever we were, whatever we were doing, whatever our plans, on 12/21/12 we would be together in a place that meant something to all of us.
Although the concept of a Messiah and an end to the world as we know it is not overtly mentioned in the five books of the Torah, it is actually one of the fundamental articles of Jewish faith.
Technology is happening so fast even technology can't keep up. Accelerated consciousness? You're soaking in it.
Whether or not you believe there is some cosmic significance to the date Dec. 21, 2012, the fact that so many people are consciously focusing energy on a specific intention at the same time does have some significance.
Hey, modern people! How's it going? All of you making preparations for the big end of the world coming up in a few days? Really? You are? How did you people ever conquer us anyway? Because, you know what? We were totally kidding. Oh, and you know what also? You can give us back all our gold anytime now.
Despite a number of recent setbacks, The End of the World was proceeding on schedule for Dec. 21, according to a long-standing plan previously known only to astrologers and people who ate a lot of mushrooms.
This season, when the darkness seems to grow deeper around us, may be the time to gather often with candles marking prayers for the future and help tip the scales towards peace and greater understanding.
Hurricanes and fiscal cliffs Portending the apocalypse Predicted in the Mayan glyphs Or the one in Revelation -- If you're not among those tapped ...
I'm not typically apocalyptic. And I don't really believe the world will end on December 21, 2012. But it's interesting to think about what I would ...
These are my favorite songs of the year arranged how I would have ordered them should I have made you a mix myself.
With the Maya apocalypse fast approaching, now is the time to start crossing some things off your bucket list. If you've ever wanted to stay on a private island, gamble with your life savings, or treat yourself to the best meal on Earth, you've got less than two weeks to do it.
Well, we got through the notorious day 12-12-12, when doomsday Mayan hieroglyphics foretold the end of the world. Aren't you relieved? But we are not out of the woods.
With their surprisingly seasonal, covertly Christian expectations of doom, contemporary neo-pagans remind us (at least this December) that judgment draweth nigh. Even while countless Christmas carolers forget.
No one knows precisely what time the end is to occur -- my only hope is that the shock doesn't give me a heart attack and I miss the amazing once-in-a-lifetime feeling of being sucked into a black hole.
Everyone is talking about December 21, 2012, but beneath the hype and conjecture about fate there are some very deep and interesting cultural phenomen...