Mayan apocalypse: are there any facts behind this doomsday scenario? (No)
Shankar ChaudhuriThe dawn of the Mayan apocalypse, when the end of the world is to descend upon us, supposedly according to ancient Latin American texts, is mere hours away.
One group of people is converging on sites such as the remote village of Bugarach on the French side of the Pyrenees or in the picturesque Turkish village of Sirince facing the Aegean Sea. Those flocking to Bugarach seem to be under the impression that while the rest of the world would wither away on December 21, a comet or spaceship would appear in the village to transport them to safer planets or destinations. Likewise, people driven to Sirince are under the conviction that the positive energy of the place would rescue them from the upcoming apocalypse.
Still another group of people is converging on Yucatan itself – the very heartland of the Mayan civilization – either to experience the very convulsion first hand or to be the beneficiary of the positive force that it might unleash in its wake depending on which point of view one subscribes to.
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"Mayan apocalypse: are there any facts behind this doomsday scenario? (No)", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2012. Consulté le 05/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/mayan-apocalypse-are-there-any-facts-behind-this-doomsday-scenario-no-