Video: Mayan 'doomsday' date not end of world, numerologist says

A Hong Kong master of the esoteric says the 'doomsday' scenario that cynics connect with the Mayan calendar and December 21 signals not the end of the world but the start of a new era for humanity

PUBLISHED : Monday, 10 December, 2012, 3:38pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 12 December, 2012, 8:29am

The so-called "doomsday scenario" that predicts the end of the world on December 21 based on the Mayan calendar marks not the end of civilisation but the start of a new phase for Mankind.

That's the view of noted Hong Kong numerologist Peter Craggs, who agreed to an exclusive interview with SCMP.com to provide his interpretation of the date.

The Mayans were an advanced civilisation and brilliant mathematicians, which explains why they could build such magnificent monuments and pyramids, Craggs said.

He has studied numerology and the esoteric for two decades, at both the Theosophical Society and the College of Psychic Studies in London, and he has practised in Hong Kong for 15 years. The word "esoteric" refers to hidden knowledge.

Craggs points out the date 21-12-2012 reduces to a "master number" -- the number of illumination. "It is especially connected to the sixth sense, [to] intuition. This ability gives the gift of insight, wisdom and perception that goes well beyond the five human senses."

This number suggested it was time for a fresh start for humanity, "aligning and connecting to its divine origins".

But Craggs also pointed out that people also have free will. "Let's hope it [Mankind] makes a wise choice."