Anthropologist Christian Ratsch translated the following sad prophecy of the end of the world according to the religious tradition of the peaceful Lacandone Maya of southern Mexico:
§ "The End of the World will come, so it is said, so it was told. Our end will come when there are no more trees. Then, when all are cut down, when people are everywhere, when there is no more forest. So it is said, so it was told by the ancient habo-people. They said this:
§ "Kaxon bake xen, well, if it is true, if the forest is overcrowded by people, if there are settlements all over, built up by the kah-people, which are settling close together, when all the trees are cut down, when there are no more mahogany trees, when all trees are destroyed, when only the hills remain, then the end of the world will come. Not now, but very soon. The end will reach us. This is said. Our end will come. Nothing will be left of us.
§ "It is said, but who really knows, if it will be a storm or if it will be the sun, which will burn us, which will destroy us. Fast, very fast the end will reach us. It is said, it will only last as long as dawn lasts, as long as the sun needs to reach the treetops. Fast it will be. And nothing will be left of us. One hour and we are all gone
§ "Perhaps a great coldness will come or something else. Hachykum, Our True Lord, will get our blood. He will gather all of us there in Yaxchilan (at the center of the universe)... The gods will bring us to Yaxchilan. All the people with good blood will be gathered. When they arrive there, their necks will be cut. So it is said.
§ "Then when the world’s end is coming nothing will remain. Everything will find its end. There will be no thorns and spines, no flies, no bloodsucking bugs --- nothing. But then the souls will come, the souls of the ancients, the souls of the deceased. They will inhabit the earth. They will stay together with the gods."
Another eschatological Mayan vision proclaims:
§ "Eat, eat, so long as there is bread; Drink, drink, so long as there is water; A day will come, when dust will darken the sky, when a stench of pestilence will cause the land to wither, when a cloud will rise, when a mountain will be raised, when a strong man will seize the city, when all things will fall into ruin, when the tender leaf will be destroyed, when eyes will close in death."
1. Taken from Prophecy –A History of the Future (Internet Edition), by Robert A. Nelson at http://www.rexresearch.com/prophist/phf8usa.htm
The Mayans believed their modern age, marked by the 26,000-year (of 360 days) cycle of our solar system around the Pleiades star cluster, had begun on 12 August, 3114, BC and was to end on 22 December, 2012 followed by regeration of earth and a time of galactic harmony. In 1773, Friar Ordo discovered the ruins of an ancient city, Palenque, in the remote jungles of Central America. Excavations began and soon revealed pyramids, temples and palaces. Since then, explorers, scholars and writers have tried to discover who the mysterious inhabitants were. They abandoned their city in 830 AD “heavy rain fell from the sky by night and day. Men tried to climb the houses but the houses were submerged. The sky fell down “ 2
2. Taken from Futureverse website. No longer online. (hard copy available upon request)