#MexicoToday: Ever since modern man learned that the Mayan calendar seems to stop on Dec. 21st, 2012, there has been great anticipation for any types of “truths” next year will bring. Now, less than 15 months from the end of the last noted Mayan cycle, the promise of new Mayan secrets to be revealed before the fateful date have 2012 excitement more energetically-charged than ever.
According to Reuters, Raul Julia-Levy (son of famous actor Raul Julia) has been granted permission by the Mexican government to produce a documentary called Revelations of the Maya 2012 and Beyond that will reveal “shocking” information about the ancient culture, their understanding of the universe, and their knowledge of catastrophes yet to come.
Apparently, Julia-Levy learned of some of these ancient secrets from former Mexican president Vicente Fox (who happens to be a family friend of Julia-Levy) and has spent four years trying to convince the current administration to grant him permission to make this documentary. Mexico’s current president, Felipe Calderón has finally granted Julia-Levy permission to make his film but under two conditions: The documentary must be released before Dec. 21st, 2012 and the original screening must take place in Mexico.
According to Julia-Levy, “This is very important for humanity, not just for Mexico. This information has been protected for 80 years, and now it’s important for people to understand the series of events that are coming and the consequences for all of us… the Mexican government is preparing to tell humanity and the world things that are critical for us, for the way we live, for the way we’ve been handling the planet.” Other than that, Julia-Levy has been ordered to keep quiet about the secret insights of the Maya until the release of the documentary.
The Mexican government has estimated that some 52 million travelers will visit Mexico by the end of next year to learn about the ancient Maya. Specialist travel companies like Journey Mexico have been offering trips such as their Chiapas Mundo Maya adventure, where travelers have the chance to experience the ancient culture of the Maya first-hand by visiting ancient archeological sites with expert guides as well as by spending time with members of the modern-day Mayan civilization – many of whom still speak the ancient language of their ancestors.
In regards to Revelations of the Maya 2012 and Beyond, the Mexican government has travel experts and Mayan enthusiasts alike eager with anticipation. Luis Augusto Garcia Rosado, tourism minister for the Mexican state of Campeche, recently noted, “The Mayans used to construct one pyramid over another. In the site at Calakmul, workers for INAH have discovered rooms inside the pyramid that have never been seen or explored before, and we’re letting this documentary film there, to see what has been discovered inside the pyramid.”
While what exactly will be revealed through this documentary remains a mystery (for now), what’s certain is that the first to know will be in Mexico next fall.