Mayan doomsday 2012
According to the ancient Mayan civilisation, December 21, 2012, represents the end of a cycle in the Mayan long count calendar that begins in the year 3114 BC. It is the completion of 5,200 years counted in 13 baak t’uunes, a unit of time. One baak t’uune is equivalent to 144,000 days, or roughly 400 years. Doomsday believers expect a cataclysmic event to occur that day and end the world.
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
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."