The news is rife with stories about COVID-19 lately. If you have a look through my search history you’ll see a constant stream of ‘Coronavirus updates’, ‘What is the fatality rate of Covid-19?’ and ‘Covid-19 fashionable face masks’ – just because we’re in a global pandemic doesn’t mean we can’t look good.
In more recent weeks we have seen the rise of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, with marches and protests being held across cities worldwide. The killing of George Floyd, sparked off this worldwide movement, which has gained tractions and mass support.
One thing that interests us at Koua is the links the pandemic and the recent #BlackLivesMatter movement, may have to ancient Maya culture. Whilst it may seem like an unorthodox match, there are grounds to believe that the ancient Maya people may have predicted a large-scale global crisis during 2020, as well as increased human connectivity.
Who were the Mayans?
As a truly important part of Mexico’s rich history, the ancient Maya civilisation inhabited the Mexican states of Chiapas, Tabasco, and the Yucatan, as well as some more northern parts of Central America, from anywhere as early as 2500BC to around 900AD. Famous for their contributions to a range of subjects including; writing, art, astronomy and astrology, the civilisation has demonstrated itself as one of the most advanced since the start of humanity and arguably even better than ours!
The culture is embedded in rich mystery. Over more recent years, specifically during 2012, it was one of the most discussed topics of conversation, due to the apparent links between the world ending and the end-date of the Mayan Long Count calendar.
Although the predictions didn’t turn out to be true, as obviously, we’re still here… or at least for now, some believe that the end of the Long Count calendar didn’t predict the world-ending at all but actually predicted a ‘Rebirth’ , something which has occurred several times throughout the various calendars which are based on a cycle of 260 named days and a year of 365 days.
So, could one of the most renowned but mysterious civilisations in the world still have predicted the pandemic we currently find ourselves in?
Well, not exactly, but it is possible they predicted at least something large occurring in 2020.
Some people, including the late Stephen Hawking, actually argue that the Mayan Calendar calculated it’s dates wrong and the correct time for its ending is 2020 which would mean that the apocalypse we all waited for in 2012 might just be eight years late, so it could be time to get into our bunkers.
However, others believe that the ‘Rebirth’ the ending of the Long Count calendar symbolises could actually mean the ‘Rebirth’ or cleansing of the planet, which may have already been demonstrated through a significant drop in pollution over the past three months. So, whilst we can’t be sure the Maya people predicted Covid-19 exactly, there is strong evidence that their exploration into astronomy and astrology may have predicted a large-scale event that would see the world changed in 2020 – weird, right?
One thing for sure is that the civilisation and mysterious culture is still a topic of conversation today. With their contributions to the advancement of human knowledge, especially astronomical and astrological developments, considerably significant. It appears it is a culture that has been lodged in history for thousands of years and one that will seemingly survive for thousands more.
So, what is the link between the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the Mayans?
The Mayans predicted that during 2020 there would be ‘more human connection’. What could be more true of human connection, than people from all over the world coming together in solidarity for the #BlackLivesMatter movement The anti-racist movement that has taken place in recent months has seen protests and awareness in forms of speeches and social media campaigns occur, which has increased the connectivity amongst us. This links to the Mayans predictions of humans coming together to fight against inequality.
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