2012 - Science Or Superstition?/AM/3
We do the same thing in our cultures. We celebrate the yearly cycles, we celebrate century cycles. Often times these cyclical changes come with a deeper foreboding, ominous feeling to them. One is not certain whether the universe can be reordered, restructured. We see this happening in many of the ancient festivals such as the New Fire ceremony, for instance, when Tzolk'in and Haab' counts came to the completion of a cycle. All fires were to be put out throughout the territory, and a new fire initiated. These were moments of darkness - the darkness representing this primordial origin once again. The new fire is the creation of the hearth once again. We see these as very symbolic, and very powerful moments of recycling and renewal. The Grand cycle should fall within the same parameters, and so on the closure of the grandest cycle of all, this should also be a moment of closure, but also of renewal.