Nostradamus, the Mayan calendar or Revelations – is doom around the corner? (REVISED)
By Pat Regan
2012 – Catastrophic events or just more global alarmism?
Today we hear a great deal about the forthcoming year 2012 and I predict that chatter will increase as it did in a similar fashion towards the run up to the Millennium.
Principally, the latest panic is based on a primordial Mayan "long count" calendar, engraved on stone. This according to ‘some’ calculations ends on December 21, 2012 and marks the conclusion of a 5,126-year epoch.
The Nostradamus connoisseurs quoted an assortment of his quatrains; primarily the ones that featured starvation, plague, war and comparable distasteful things and condensed them to link in with the dreaded year - 2012.
However, we must remember that the world has always been beleaguered with food shortage, epidemic, warfare and the like. Yet can we be entirely convinced that any quatrain successfully indicated that Nostradamus was referring to the year 2012 in his works?