“The framers of the Constitution, like most colonists in what would become the United States, were pervaded by Indian ideals and images of liberty,” wrote Charles C. Mann in 1491. “The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession,” said Abraham Lincoln.
In Aztec and Mayan mythology, we are living in the fifth epoch of Creation, characterized as the Fifth Sun. The fourth epoch was said to have been brought to an end by a great flood in which almost all people died (“There was water for 52 years and then the sky collapsed”).
And it was prophesied that the fate of the fifth epoch–our own–is that it will end in a cataclysmic “movement of the earth” that will destroy civilization and perhaps even exterminate all traces of human life. In the enormously sophisticated mathematical and calendrical system of the Maya, which archaeologists have explored at length, the date of this coming cataclysm was foretold. That date is 4 Ahau 8 Kankin. When it is translated into the Gregorian calendar that we use today it becomes A.D. 23 December 2012.
Ancient Egypt also preserved complex beliefs concerning the cyclic Creation and Destruction of worlds. The Edfu Building Texts speak of a remote golden age, many thousands of years in the past (before 4004 BCE), when the gods themselves lived on an island–the Homeland of the Primeval Ones (Plato’s Atlantis?). The texts tell us this island was utterly destroyed in a terrible storm and flood caused by “a great serpent.” The majority of the “divine inhabitants” were drowned, but the survivors of the cataclysm settled in Egypt where they became known as “the Builder Gods, who fashioned in the primeval time, the Lords of Light.” According to the Edfu Texts, it was these survivors who set out the foundations of all the future pyramids and temples of Egypt and who handed down the religion that would much later be practiced throughout the land under the semi-divine rule of the Pharaohs.
The Bible is not the best source for ancient history or future predictions. Herbert W. Armstrong, Grant Reid Jeffrey, Kent Hovind, Harold Camping, Jonathan Sarfati, Tim LaHaye and other maniacs, decided to ignore the pyramid religions when writing about the antediluvian world and the post-apocalyptic earth. Read Mars Mystery by Graham Hancock or Atlantis: The Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly for more labyrinthine data. THE END