I am so sick of the negativity that is out on the net related to the word apocalypse. There are so many doom and gloom theories and stories out there that I wish I were a hacker so I could take down those sites when I find them!
Anyway, we place such emotion into a word that it is ridiculous to me. Instead, let’s try and step back a second and take a look at the word in its different strange parts.
I like to think of the word apocalypse in terms of Mayan stories since that is what the negative people obsess about. Let me convince you otherwise.
For one, why don’t you look into what the millions of Mayan people of today have to say about 2012. They don’t believe the world is going to end. They say we are “entering a new sun”, which is a time of turmoil to be sure, but is leading us towards a golden age as long as we work to come together to live in harmony with each other and the planet.
So whenever I see the word apocalypse, it makes sense to break it up into its parts.
“apoc”: I see an obvious connection to epoch
“alypse”: Looks to me like “ellipse” and “lapse” are in there.
Yes, an ellipse epoch is lapsing right now!
I’d like to note that in Greek this meant lifting the veil or a revelation. That seems to fit with these English components of an epoch cycling through to a golden era on the Earth.
That may be a little too “Adam West Batman” for some of you, but it puts me at ease instead of driving me to dig a shelter and hoard food.
Language is a very strange thing that has been obsessively studied by millions, but I think it is a far stranger topic than anyone has grasped yet.
With all that said, I am getting my apocalypse on!