2012 phenomenon

It will happen — a seeing … It is the display of B'olon-Yokte' in a great investiture.
They tell us that the god of change, Bolon Yokte, will descend from the Black something and carry out . . . something. ~ Graham Brown
Bolon Yokte' is rarely mentioned but is thought to represent positive change and period endings. ~ Daniel J. Gansle

2012 phenomenon is a term referring to a range of beliefs according to which cataclysmic or transformative events would occur on 21 December 2012. This date is regarded as the end-date of a 5125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. A New Age interpretation of this transition is that the date marks the start of a time in which Earth and its inhabitants may undergo a positive physical or spiritual transformation marking the beginning of a new era. Others suggested that the date marked the end of the world or a similar catastrophe.

GeneralEdit

Bolon Yokte' K'uhEdit

Comments on the god or gods mentioned to descend at the end of the 13th b'ak'tun in Mayan writings, alphabetized by author
  • tzuhtzjo:m uy-u:xlaju:n pik
    chan ajaw u:x uni:w
    uhto:m il[?]
    ye'ni/ye:n bolon yokte'
    ta chak joyaj
    • It will be completed the 13th b'ak'tun.
      It is 4 Ajaw 3 K'ank'in
      and it will happen a 'seeing'[?].
      It is the display of B'olon-Yokte'
      in a great "investiture".
      • Anonymous scribe on Monument 6 at Tortuguero; this is the only known example of a Mayan prophecy specifically related to the date corresponding to 21 December 2012 in the modern Gregorian Calendar, as translated in "What Could Happen in 2012 : A Re-Analysis of the 13-Bak'tun Prophecy on Tortuguero Monument 6" (2010) by Sven Gronemeyer and Barbara MacLeod, Wayeb Notes (University of Copenhagen: European Association of Mayanists) 34: 1–68
    • Finished will be the 13th Bak'tun, The descent of Bolon Yokte will happen.
      • As quoted in Maya Hieroglyphic Forum at Texas (2002)
  • "They tell us that the god of change, Bolon Yokte, will descend from the Black something and carry out . . . something."
    Stunned silence followed. "Something," Moore said. "What do you mean, something?"
    McCarter shrugged. "No one knows."
    • Graham Brown, in Black Sun: A Thriller (2010), p. 148
  • Only two actual events are then described for this special date, being darkness and the descent of the god Bolon Yokte. If we are to make any sense of the reference to Bolon Yokte descending, we first need to take a look into the meaning of this particular gods' name and any special associations it has with earthly events.
    • Bruce Fenton and Daniella Cardenas in 2012 Rising : The Last Tzolkin (2012), p. 50
  • Bolon Yokte' is rarely mentioned but is thought to represent positive change and period endings. However, other scholars have attributed the deity to destruction, thus corraborating the fatalist doomsday view.
    • Daniel J. Gansle, in 2012 : Day of Reckoning, p. 218
  • Whatever Monument 6 has to tell us pertains to the dedication of the builidng associated with the sculpture. It has nothing to do with prophecy of the supposed dread events that await us in AD 2012. About that the Maya are notably silent … or, truth be told, a bit boring.
    • Stephen Houston, as quoted in 2012 : Day of Reckoning, by Daniel J. Gansle p. 218
  • It will happen, the witnessing of the display of Bolon-Yokte' in the great impersonation.
    This is actually much more than we should expect. Several Maya monumental texts look into the future, and the events 'prophesied' are almost always trivial: "It will be a Thursday, and Lord So-and-So's anniversary."
    • Jim Young, in 2013!: The Beginning Is Here (2011), p. 88

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