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It's over: A guide to the End of the World, Dec. 21

Mayan Calendar Suggests Civilization Will Soon End

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A sky caiman vomits water on one of the last pages of the 12th-century Dresden Codex (also known as the Codex Dresdensis), one of four historic Mayan manuscripts that still exist in the world and that together suggest modern civilization will come to an end on December 21. The documents — at the Saxon State Library on November 8, 2012 in Dresden, Germany —enumerate the Mayan calendar, which will complete its 13th cycle on December 21, 2012 and many people across the globe are interpreting the calendar to mean impending global devastation and the birth of a new order are near.

A Mayan crocodile that lives in the sky and vomits water has suggested the end of the world will occur Dec. 21. That's Friday. You have been notified.

It has been said that when the galactic conjunction crosses the great cycle on the winter solstice during the completion of the 13th b'ak'tun at the end of the 5125-year long count calendar, Planet X will begin its dark approach, the Sun will flare Earth into geomagnetic reversal, and in backward precession we will welcome the dawning Age of Aquarius.

Zombies were just a red herring. If anything, this a hippie apocalypse.

Navigating ancient prophecy in modern-day Los Angeles is a deeply personal undertaking. One man's solstice is another man's doomsday. One woman's planetary alignment is another woman's revelation. But it doesn't matter how you tell the story. The ending is the same. The world as we know it is over. That inarguably happened last week. No one feels fine. 

As chaperones at this end-of-civilization dance it's now our responsibility to help escort in the new era, provided it's dressed for the occasion and on board with a program of global peace. There is no reasonable alternative. There are no ins and outs. No exceptions. 

May the conceptual and/or physical end of the world unfold for you like every "X-Files" fantasy realized. 

What's your plan for the end of the world?

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