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WATCH: Locals Had Good Reason To Fear 'Haunted' Sinkhole

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

For years, villagers who lived near the Sac Uayum sinkhole in Mexico's Yucatán peninsula refused to go near it, calling the underwater cave haunted. ...

Gender Equity and Mayan Spirituality

Tobias Roberts | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Tobias Roberts

In the highlands of northern Guatemala, the Mayan-Ixil people who have only come into significant contact with the western world within the last 120 years still conserve a rooted cultural legacy that contains traces of the original "good life."

Solstice Greeting

Gary Zukav | Posted 02.20.2013 | World
Gary Zukav

Shift of the Ages shows the wisdom and strength of the Mayan culture, and how it is especially supporting us now in powerful, tender, and loving ways.

Budget Deal Before the End of the World?

Beth Armogida | Posted 02.18.2013 | Comedy
Beth Armogida

President Obama and Speaker Boehner are trying to reach a budget deal before Christmas and the fiscal cliff. Screw Christmas and the fiscal cliff. They better hurry up before the Earth explodes on Friday.

Andrew Burmon

In Mexico, Locals Not Prepping For Doomsday

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 12.20.2012 | Travel

San Juan de Dios, Mexico is an unremarkable town 10 kilometers into the forest south of the ruins at Coba, where tourist buses park next to a shallow,...

How Did We Arrive At This Mayan Armageddon Craziness?

Reuters | Gabriel Stargardter | Posted 12.19.2012 | Religion

(Reuters) - A few words by an American scholar, a crumbling Mexican monument and the love of a good yarn were all it took to spawn the belief that the...

Andrew Burmon

Inside Mexico's Abandoned 'Eiffel Tower'

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 12.20.2012 | Travel

A thin cement pier juts out into the warm waters of Chetumal's bay toward a small island dominated by a mysterious structure. Though fences have been ...

Andrew Burmon

The Yucatan's 'Cradle of the Mestizo'

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 12.19.2012 | Travel

The repainted school buses that run from Belize City up to Mexico fill with old white men in coveralls, young creole girls in beachwear and Garifuna i...

Andrew Burmon

PHOTOS: Exploring Tikal On The Eve Of The Apocalypse

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel

The day I cross the border from Belize at Benque the man hawking newspapers from a moped in La Maquina is shouting into his bullhorn that John McAfee ...

Andrew Burmon

In Search Of The Maya In Guatemala

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 12.21.2012 | Travel

Religious iconography is as thick on the colectivo creaking down the lime white path through the jungle as the smell of sweat and hair grease. The chr...

Andrew Burmon

A Trip To Mayan Belize On The Eve Of The Apocalypse

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel

Modern Belize is small enough that passengers on my Belize City-bound Delta flight spent nearly half an hour before takeoff figuring out how they knew...

Jaweed Kaleem

Why Belief In Doomsday Persists

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.13.2012 | Religion

Lonny Sundvall doesn't know what will happen on Dec. 21, but he's ready for the worst. He's amassed a year's worth of canned and dry food, dozens o...

How The Neo-Pagans Saved Advent

Matthew Milliner | Posted 02.12.2013 | Religion
Matthew Milliner

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.

In the Time of the Great Awakening: Approaching Dec. 21, 2012

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

May you step into this time with awareness, conscious of the collective intention to meet at this threshold and birth humanity anew. May you fulfill the promise of this time as you gather up those around you and embark on this new journey.

Jaweed Kaleem

Mayans Protest 'Twisting Of Truth' Over 2012 Doomsday Predictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.31.2012 | Religion

As the so-called "Mayan doomsday" approaches, the Mayans of Guatemala are speaking out against what some are calling a government- and tour business-l...

Mayan Calendar Expert Decodes December 2012 'Prophecy'

| Posted 07.09.2012 | Science

By Erik Vance It's a bright summer day at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Outside, in the sprawling front plaza rimmed by palm a...

Jaweed Kaleem

Believers In Mayan Prophecy Prepare For 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.14.2011 | Religion

In the last few years, Lonny Sundvall has developed a peculiar morning ritual. "The first thing I do when I get up: check the U.S. Geological Surv...

Colo. Couple Returning Rare Book To Mexico

Posted 11.26.2011 | Denver

A book bought by a Grand Junction, Colo. couple on their 1972 honeymoon in Mexico City for $50 is now heading to the National Institute of Anthropolog...

Mexican Migration: A South of the Border View

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Geri Spieler

In this particular examination of the flow of Mexican migrants into the United States, the authors state that the lack of jobs in the U.S. -- not border enforcement -- is postponing migration.

Apocalypto: Mel Gibson's Insane Triumph, a Triumphant Action Epic Shot Entirely in Mayan

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alex Remington

Apocalypto is, if anything, a cross between Braveheart and The Passion, an uncompromisingly brutal movie shot entirely in a foreign language about one man who takes on an evil empire and wins.

Chia: Ancient American Superfood

Brigitte Mars | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brigitte Mars

Though we've all heard of chia pets, this tiny ancient black seed is a bonafide nourishing food crop. It's considered an energy tonic that enhances joint activity and sexual health.

10 Best Books That Are Years (PHOTOS, POLL)

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

Instead of focusing on books that were published this year, how about focusing on years that have been published as books?

Planet Hollywood

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Avital Andrews

A common theme runs through several films slated to hit theaters soon: the earth and its fate. "Take heed," the filmmakers seem to be saying, "or these will be our struggles."