The End of the Mayan Calendar is scheduled for December 21, 2012 (give or take a year). The possibilities of what this “end” might mean is an increasingly hot topic on the Internet, in conferences, printed articles, and in discussions all over the globe. This is because it just might be an incredibly important moment in history — e.g., the end of history!
the Mayan Calendar is not your average, run-of-the-mill calendar. It is, among other things, reputed to be the most accurate in the world. This is due in part to the fact it is also a relatively complicated calendar, using cycles of 13 and 20 (weird!), relating to the cycles of other planets (e.g. Venus), and in general incorporating some 22 (at last count) different sub-calendars, such that every contingency can be accounted for.
The Mayans did not elaborate in great detail about what would happen in 2012 A.D., just that their calendar would end. However, there has been no end (pardon the pun) to the possibilities being forecast by modern day interpretors of what the Mayans might have meant. These possibilities include 2012 A.D. as a time for:
1) major changes in human DNA (as in Indigo Children),
2) an enormous leap in Consciousness,
3) dimensional shifts (as in Hyperdimensional Physics and/or Superstrings),
4) the cessation of linear Time,
5) an evolutionary human pinnacle,
6) a huge surge and multiple breakthroughs in technology,
7) the end of Money [Shirley, you jest!],
8) massive genetic mutations [the good news!],
9) a serious, altogether-too-close encounter with a Near-Earth Objects member,
10) and a cosmic alignment of our solar system with the plane of our Galaxy, the Milky Way. The latter represents the end of a 25,920 year cycle — a cycle based on the Precession of the Equinoxes).
<www.levity.com/eschaton/f…usion.html> goes so far as to suggest that as of December 21, 2012 AD, the possibilities include an encounter with a trans-dimensional object such as a “Hyperspatial Breakthrough, Planetesimal Impact, Alien Contact,” et al. The effects, according to <www.2012.com.au/unlimited.html> will include everything from intense dreams to DNA reprogramming from 2 strands back to 12 strand DNA, as well as the emergence of greater intuitive and healing abilities, children born with telepathic abilities, and that “all plagues of the 90’s, including AIDS, will be gone.”
<www.siloam.net/jenkins/ambilac.html> has connected the time with the alleged Resurrection of Osiris at The Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. The author, Ruth Allen, <www.siloam.net>noted, “The zenith meridian at Giza runs through Jupiter at the Hyades in Taurus. The metaphor for this alignment is that the kingdom (Jupiter) will be restored to Egypt (Taurus) at that precise moment. Thus, Osiris, the Bull of Egypt, will return from the dead at 22:18:13 on December 21, 2012. If these calculations can be backed up, they will have fulfilled the ancient prophecy. It will also prove that the Hall of Records is the stars. Remember one simple fact. Everything we are and everything we can know, is within the stars. That was the fundamental synoptic meaning of the Giza complex.”
One of the more complete repositories of what 2012 A.D. might imply (and the sources of such information) is at www.diagnosis2012.co.uk. This website has taken ideas from alternative scientists, Egyptologists, prophets, channelings, divinatory systems, shamanic psychonauts, psychonuts, artists, mystics, mythology, Mesoamerican research, the so-called “Bible Code”, and the concept of a complex fractal Time, where an ancient encoding in the Chinese I Ching predicts a 2012 termination point. The mathematical wildness of the latter, the so-called TimeWave, is particularly intriguing!
<www.2012.com.au/unlimited.html> notes that the Mayan “fifth world finished in 1987” [What is termed “the Harmonic Convergence”], but that the “sixth world” does not start until 2012. This leaves everyone currently “between worlds”, aka the “Apocalypse”, or “revealing”. The time is apparently upon everyone to work through their “stuff”, both individually and collectively. They note, for example, that “The Mayan sixth world is actually blank. This means it is up to us, as co-creators, to start creating the new world and civilization we want now.” [Why not get on this right after lunch, okay?]
<levity.com/eschaton/Why2012.html> provides an excellent article on “The How and Why of the Mayan End Date in 2012 A.D.” Written by John Major Jenkins (1994), the article makes several noteworthy observations, including:
“Scholars have known for decades that the 13-baktun cycle of the Mayan ‘Long Count’ system of timekeeping was set to end precisely on a winter solstice, and that this system was put in place some 2300 years ago. This amazing fact — that ancient Mesoamerican skywatchers were able to pinpoint a winter solstice far off into the future — has not been dealt with by Mayanists. And why did they choose the year 2012? One immediately gets the impression that there is a very strange mystery to be confronted here.”
“The point of interest for these early astronomers seems to have been the projected end date in 2012 A.D., rather than the beginning date in 3114 B.C. Having determined the end date in 2012… and calling it 22.214.171.124.0, they thus proclaimed themselves to be living in the 6th baktun of the Great Cycle. The later Maya certainly attributed much mythological significance to the beginning date, relating it to the birth of their deities, but it now seems certain that the placement of the Long Count hinges upon its calculated end point.” [emphasis added]
“In the book he co-authored with his brother Dennis [Invisible Landscape, Seabury Press 1975 and Harper San Francisco, 1993], Terence [McKenna] suggests that the position of winter solstice sun within 3 degrees of the Galactic Center in the year 2012 A.D. (a ‘once-in-a-precessional-cycle’ event) may provide the eschatological end point for his theory of time known as TimeWave Zero. His end date was chosen for historical reasons and was, apparently, only later discovered to correspond with the Mayan end date.”
For the astronomers, <eclipse.span.ch/transit.htm> briefly describes Mercury and Venus transits. A transit, in this connection, is, “When Mercury or Venus passes in front of the Sun’s disk as seen from Earth.” “Mercury transits happen about 12 times in a century.” The next ones are: May 7, 2003 . November 8, 2006.” This is, supposedly, no big deal, but transits of Venus — the planet about which the Mayans were particularly interested — are “a very rare sight, about 12 times per millennium!” The last one was in the 19th century, as there were none in the 20th century. Furthermore, the next one’s coming soon: June 8, 2004 , then June 6, 2012 (They come in pairs, eight years apart.) Several scholars have suggested that the 2012 transit of Venus is all part of the 2012 A.D. K-Mart Blue Light Special — the ultimate “close-out” for bargain shoppers.
For the Astrologers — we have to be fair when it comes to giving equal time between the Astronomers and Astrologers! — 12-22-2012 is what might be called an interesting “natal chart”. Of particular note is the formation of a “Yod” (the “finger of destiny”, as highlighted in the figure). A Pluto-Saturn sextile (the “heavies” in Astrology) point the finger, so to speak, at Jupiter (the zodiacal “Santa Claus”). One esoteric branch of astrology claims that Jupiter is always highlighted at death of an individual (i.e. it’s the “good news”). One can only wonder if the same might also apply as a species-wide event. Keep in mind that the Sabian Symbols for Pluto and Saturn in this case are: “An Angel Carrying a Harp” and “A Dentist at Work.” You might want to stay tuned on this one!
(5/9/5) Another point of view is provided at: www.ewswoopglobal.com/2012.htm
And the possibilities continue — or as some might observe — run rampant. Perhaps the funniest aspect comes from some entrepreneurs at “radix”, where in “a bid for the End-of-the-Worldcon”, they have advocated Chichén Itzá as the place to be on December 21, 2012. Everyone is invited to, “spend your last Worldcon of this existence with us!” They go on to describe their accommodations: “Our three hotels, the Hacienda Chichén, the Mayaland, and Villas Arqueologicas are close together and convenient to Chichén Itzá’s own airport. Swimming is available in any of the nearby cenotes.” [Visa and MasterCharge are, presumably, still being accepted!] Then there’s the “masquerade venue with adequate raked seating! Plus we’ll be putting major programming in the Ball Court to avoid the expense of sound amplification.” [Why exactly should we worry about expense?] Finally, they note that, “The center of science programming will be the observatory. Celestial readings will be taken throughout the convention to ensure that closing ceremonies exactly coincide with the end of time.
“Dead dog party to follow.”
With a notable reduction in a sense of humor <mars2012.berkeley.edu> describes the “Mars by 2012” project, “a NASA-sponsored course offered through the Earth and Planetary Science Department (EPS 98/198). The course allows undergraduates to participate in ongoing research projects related to the problems and challenges humans will face in a manned mission to Mars.” The website goes on to headline, “The Synergy Project [uniting] universities, industries, NASA [in] bringing humans to Mars.”
Is there, perhaps, a suspicion at Berkeley that being on Mars in 2012 A.D. might be highly preferable to being on Earth at that time?
Finally, Drunvalo Melchizedek <www.greatdreams.com/drun.htm>, details some of the metaphysical aspects of the event, but also includes how one might prepare for such an event. This is presented in slightly greater detail on the supposition that one always needs to close with an upbeat ending. This is the same sort of thinking that Tom Robbins in his book, Jitterbug Perfume, included, when he noted that the sign over the doorway to Hell read, “Lighten Up.”
Quoted from: <www.greatdreams.com/drun.htm>
“So now that the ‘Time of Great Change’ is here, what do we do? “
“Prepare physically? Physically means finding a place that feels safe and storing food and necessary equipment for up to a two year period. This may or may not be right for you. Understand the situation. First of all, this period of time you would be preparing for is before the change, not after. The idea that we are to prepare and wait, and then after to come out of the shelter and resume life after the change is misleading. Once the change has happened, the next world will not be visible to the old one. We will ascend into a new world on a different wave length where any physical preparation made on earth will be useless there. Just as in death, you cannot bring it with you. [emphasis added]
“So the reason for physical preparation is to give one a safe place to make the transition without violence and struggle — A calm place and time to meditate during the outer changes going on. If, however, you do not feel it is necessary. That is all right also. Spirit is forever. No matter what happens, you will survive. What is truly important here is your state of consciousness during this transition. Your consciousness can overcome any of the physical problems.”
An essential requirement is “dropping the old consciousness of Good and Evil, which we must do in order to enter the new higher consciousness. The old consciousness sees itself as being inside a body and everything and everyone else as outside of itself. This way of seeing is [the way of Illusions]. The Hindus call it ‘Maya’.
“Hermes of Ancient Greece once said, ‘As above, so below’. This quote has become famous, and is just now being proven by science. The macrocosm and the microcosm reflect each other. In the same way, another quote is important. ‘As within, so without.’ The inside and the outside are connected. It is here, where the important work will be lived. To realize that what happens on the inside reflects to the outside — and the other way around. This relationship is effected by our feelings. Fear creates a contracted state of being. Love creates an expanded state of being. When we are in fear and contracted, the outer world controls our inner world. When we are in love and expanded, the inner world controls our outer world.”
“So the key to interdimensional survival is to remain positive and in love with life even when the outer world may seem hopeless. Know the perfection of Nature. At the same time and equally important, know and see that Great Spirit/Nature is alive and conscious of you. Develop communication within yourself with God. An example of indigenous understanding of this is that of the Kahunas in Hawaii: Their belief in nature as alive and conscious.
“The final key is to bring this ‘connection’ with Nature into yourself. Let your inner child self emerge and ‘play’ with Life. Marah Baba said it perfectly, ‘Be happy, don’t worry.’ Bashar said it in another way, ‘Be happy for no reason.’ It is your childlike joy that will lead you home. Do you remember?”
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