Mark Van Stone, a Mayanist and epigrapher, has some new informative and educational clips on Youtube that are of relevance to people who have one or two misconceptions regarding the Maya and Mesoamerica. The first one deals with the fact that the people of Mesoamerica could change when Calendar Round cycles (52 year long periods) should end and begin if it was not beneficial when it was planned. Mesoamerican religion did not follow an “inerrant” scripture like the Bible. 2012ers therefore have a completely mindset.
The second clip deals with the fact that the supposedly “white men with beards” have nothing to do with Europeans. The colors relate to world directions in Mesoamerican cosmology and various colors of maize. I can also add that the idea that Cortés and his followers came “from the other side of the sea” has more to do with the watery underworld. The Spaniards brought along diseases and misfortunes like the creatures residing in the underworld/other side of the sea upon which the earth float.