We have heard how scholars are interpreting the calendar and sacred texts of the Maya, but what do the Mayans themselves think about all of this speculation? Carlos Barrios is a Mayan elder and ceremonial priest for the Eagle Clan and the following are excerpts from and interview with him.
1. What is your view on the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar and the association that has been made to the end of the world?
They say that the world will end in December 2012. The Mayan elders are angry with this. The world will not end. It will be transformed. Humanity will continue, but in a different way. If the people of the Earth can get to this 2012 date in good shape without having destroyed too much of the Earth, we will rise to a new, higher level. This process has already begun. Change is accelerating now and it will continue to accelerate.
2. Most of the information I have gathered says the end of the calendar simply represents a rebirth. What sort of rebirth do you see happening for our world?
Mayan Day-keepers view the Dec. 21, 2012 date as a rebirth, the start of the World of the Fifth Sun. It will be the start of a new era resulting from and signified by the solar meridian crossing the galactic equator and the Earth aligning itself with the center of the galaxy. The prophesied changes are going to happen, but our attitude and actions determine how harsh or mild they are.
3. What are your thoughts on those who says current events and tragedies are pointing towards the end of the world?
We are no longer in the World of the Fourth Sun, but we are not yet in the World of the Fifth Sun. This is the time in-between, the time of transition. As we pass through transition there is a colossal, global convergence of environmental destruction, social chaos, war, and ongoing Earth Changes.
To read more information about Carlos Barrios and his views, please visit www.carlosbarrios.org.
Interview source: SERI-Worldwide