Why the Mayans were too busy smoking Pot to Finish their Calendar: Mayan End of World Prediction
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 12/16/2012 in Medical Marijuana Trends
Why the Mayans were to busy smoking Pot to Finish their Calendar
The end of the world is coming! Dammit, the Mayans were right! December 21, 2012 does mark the end of humanity! Quick, its nearly midnight on 12/20- charge your Iphones, type one last witty facebook comment for the new species of humanoid anthropologists to discover..gather your valuable stash of Hostess Twinkies and enter your makeshift bunker of old Ellio boxes and stinky laundry baskets. If this sounds like your last minute end of the world-apocalyptic plan, you are like most of the technologically capable zombies of our society- you just don’t give a damn. In fact, you can probably list more reasons why you would like to see the world end than not. But unfortunately for you, the Mayans were just too busy smoking pot to finish their calendar.
Mayan 2012 Calendar
The Mayans were a Mesoamerican civilization living in and around Southern Mexico from 2600 BC to about 1600 AD. They are most noted for fully developing a written language, as well as their advancements in art, architecture, agriculture, mathematics and astronomy. The Mayans used their own math system to develop calendar cycles-The Haab is a 365 day solar calendar divided into 18 months of 20 days; The Tzolkin is a 260-day calendar divided into 20 periods of 13 days; and The Long Count is a 7885 yr astronomical calendar used to track longer periods of time. It is believed by some that their current calendar cycle is ending on December 21, 2012. Conspiracy theorists have connected this to the Mayan sun god Kinich Ahau to mean re-birth of the universe..thus destruction of mankind.
Mayan 2012 Prophecy and the Spanish Invasion
The Mayan prophecy is widely perpetrated by the media, opportunists and such Hollywood blockbuster films such as 2012: The True Mayan Prophecy. Popular conspiracy theorists mention that because the calendar stops on December 21, 2012, the Mayans had some psychic vision of when the world will end. But in reality, there were other real world events that prevented the Mayans from creating another calendar. In the early 16th century,the Spanish conquistadores under the rule of Castile invaded the Mayan populations. In search for precious metals, the Spanish launched multiple attacks. Because of the superior technological capabilities of the Spanish fleet, the Mayans had little chance to mount a strong defense.
The Mayans smoked Cannabis?
What happened next is a result of a long tradition of religious ceremonies acted out by the “Brujos’ or Medicine Men of the Mayans. Using traditional herbs such as Acapulco Gold and a variety of indica and sativa based strains, the Mayans envisioned a time and place where they would be free from Spanish rule. Realizing the Spanish did control the major resources and trade routes, the Mayans said “Screw this” and left. They picked up their belongings, separated into distinct tribal bands and settled on the outskirts of Mexico. No longer having a strong centralized community in which a accurate calendar was needed, the Mayan’s continued to smoke their pot and live free from Spanish rule.
What are your pre-apocalyptic plans? Are you a doomsday prepper or are you “going with the flow”?