End Of Time - 2012 - Fact Or Fiction?
The Movie On Friday, November 13, the appropriate release day for all things gone wrong, the movie "2012" was released. The German director of blockbuster epic and disaster films including Godzilla, Independence Day, and The Day After Tomorrow, Roland Emerich directs the long discussed "End of Time" scenario using the end of the ancient Mayan calendar as the basis for planet earth's destruction. Using computerized special effects to their utmost, current trailers indicate the latest and most catastrophic of all his many in that genre'. The Mayan Calendar and Predictions 1.The ancient Mayan civilization of Central America was and is the most advanced in history in relation to time-science knowledge without computers. 2.Their calendar is the most accurate on the planet, and unlike the Egyptian calendar, which was produced by a civilization also advanced in astronomy, never has been reset. According to the best computers,the only adjustment to the Mayan Calendar will be one day in 380,000 years Our Gregorian calendar by contrast needs to be continually reset throughout its existence. 3.The Mayans realized that not only did Earth and the planets revolve, but the entire solar system also revolved once every 25,625 years. They were able to compute that within that one galactic revolution there were 5 times that the Sun and Earth was synchronized with the same plane at the center of the galaxy, and it's elliptical path goes directly through the equator or the dark center of the Milky Way, which the Mayans called the dark rift, and we call dense dark matter or black hole. 4.The Mayans computed that at the beginning of their civilization in 3113B.C they were entering the fifth great cycle of the 26,525 year galactic revolution and that August 14, 3114 was day month and year 00.00.0000. Thus, the one and last great cycle of the galactic revolution was 5,125 years and beginning in 3114 BC,, would end in 2012 A,D on December 21, at precisely 11.11 Greenwich Mean Time. 5.Not only therefore, is December 21. 2012 the end of the 5,125 cycle when the Sun's elliptical path crosses through the center of the universe or the equator of the Milky Way, but also the end of the solar systems 25,625 year galactic revolution. While the end of every great cycle produced 'sparks" of great light to and from the center of the universe and the sun, that might produce a displacement in earth's rotation, the Mayans believed from the stories passed on from survivors of the four great civilizations before them that cataclysmic earth events destroyed these civilizations with mammoth natural disasters. The end of the fifth great cycle then, and at the same time, the crossing of the Milky Way by the December Solstice Sun in perfect alignment with Earth at the end of the galactic revolution would be the most destructive of all, unless humanity changed their ways to form a new consciousness of great harmony and compassion. However, their hopes of the chances of that happening are more than likely reflected in their absence of any calendar for a continuation of any cycle thereafter-in effect, the end of time! Do Modern Scientific facts corroborate any of the Mayan calculations?
1.NASA calculations confirm the galactic revolution of the Solar System in 26,000 year periods as well as 5 stages in which the Sun elliptical plane crosses the equator of the Milky Way during that time. 2.Sunspot activity occurs regularly reaching its peak every 11 years. The last peak was in 2001 and the next peak will be at the end of 2012, Many scientists expect the solar flares (Mayan "sparks") to be of extremely high intensity during this peak and are prepared for substantially higher solar winds than we have seen in history. Solar flares in ancient times have been known to scorch the earth. Several nations are reported taking precautions against the projected solar flares with Russia supposedly in the process of building an underground city to accommodate 60,000 people, Norway has already built enough facilities for their entire population to go underground and Sweden, working with NATO, has created an underground seed bank to insure against agricultural collapse. (The source of precautions noted from: All About 2012.mht) 3.Gravitational and Polar concerns have been raised by a number of climate historians who are aware that the north and south pole have exchanged polarity many times in the life of the planet and severe solar upheavals could trigger a magnetic polarity shift again, with resulting violent cataclysmic events. As a matter of fact, Albert Einstein in 1955, the year of his death, postulated on the considerable weakening of the magnetic field over time and its vulnerability to solar eruptions which could affect magnetism to the extent of pole reversal. All of those concerns are directed towards the years and months now leading to December 21, 2012, or in the months shortly thereafter. This is of such concern, that the activity happening right now at the U.S. McMurdo Base in Antarctica while super-secret, and the increase in stereo infrared space technology by NASA, ESA (European Space Agency) and JAXA (Japan) is said by many to be aimed at determining the possible severity of these 2012 solar events. 4.On the global warming front, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab reported in January 2008, that the rate of ice melt in the Antarctic had increased 75 percent in the last decade. The year before, University of Washington climatologists Cecilia Blitz and Marika Holland on the National Center for Atmospheric Research calculated that at the other end of the planet, the Artic Circle will be free of all its sea ice by 2040. Others predict ice-free summers beginning in 2012, when the Kyoto Treaty expires. This is important because the Greenhouse effect refers to CO2 trapped up in the atmosphere, which prevents the sun's heat from reflecting off the earth's surface and back into space. Since a dark ocean absorbs heat and white ice repels it, the continued loss of sea ice has created a positive feedback loop responsible for the exponentially increasing glacier melt. 5."The movement of tectonic plates is intensifying. Some earth scientists have proposed that the loss of the planet's ice caps may be producing significant shifts in the earth's tectonics, citing Albert Einstein's speculation in 1955. As well as research since. What amazed geologists about the 9.2 earthquake that triggered the Asian tsunami in 2004 was not only the momentary wobble in the earth's rotation, but the extreme lateral and vertical movement of land masses-up to 30 meters in some places. Over a quarter of a million fatalities occurred from this tidal wave of biblical proportions" (Apocalypse 2012)
6.Whatever happens below the earth, the sun will certainly add to the mix in the near future. Sami Solanki of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research is convinced that present day solar activity is similar to historical mass extinction periods. He told a 2005 conference of solar physicists "Except possibly for a few brief peaks, the Sun is more active currently than at any time in the last 11,000 years" (our comment: last 2 Mayan great cycles?) The tremendous output of coronal mass ejections started in the 1940's and is expected to peak again in the years 2011-2012. 7. Last, but probably, least, is current information regarding a possible new planet purportedly on a path to pass through our solar system sometime between 2012 and 2014. It has been called Planet X, Nibrius and Eris, and other names, depending on antiquity stories, purported space tracking from the two Voyager spacecrafts of 1983 and 2003 and the aforementioned infrared heat probes. According to NASA experts, that is simply not true, and even though ( as the internet stories attest) a planet of another galaxy could have the kind of 3,600 year elongated orbit that could allow it to pass through our solar system, between the sun and earth, NASA assures us its closest position to earth would be by billions of miles. Even so, there is some question whether a mass of that magnitude could possibly affect us gravitationally. NASA also claims that if this celestial body could indeed impact us by 2012, it could be seen now with the naked eye. From such conflicting reports, this seems the least likely possibility for 2012 prophecies and given our current technology, would require an almost religious belief in conspiracy of massive proportions. How about the prophecies throughout the ages regarding events near/on 2012? From this author's perspective, the prophecies, including the Bible's Book of Revelations, while widely, and wildly quoted, are the least reliable evidence of all, since prophets through the ages have a propensity to produce vague and all-encompassing projections which can be used to fit a variety of circumstances. Nevertheless, for whatever reason, two well-known soothsayers point to a period in the early years of the 21st century as the time of great and massive cosmic changes causing earthshaking or earth-ending events. Because of their precise timing, those two deserve mention and a third reflects a current computer projection. 1.The Cumean Sybil forecast in the 6th century AD that civilization would continue for another nine intervals of 800 years each, ending with the tenth which began in 2000, as follows: "These things in the tenth generation shall come to pass. The earth shall be shaken by a great earthquake that throws many cities into the sea. There shall be war. Fires shall come flashing forth from the heavens and many cities burn. Black ashes shall fill the great sky. Then know the anger of the Gods." 2.In the 16th century, Nostradamus predicted that in 500 years the full impact of his recorded visions he called quattrains, would be realized. In one of his many verses he wrote, " In the month of October, a massive movement of the globe such that there will be those who will think that the planet has lost its gravity, being plunged into the abyss of darkness. There will be omens in the Spring and extraordinary changes thereafter, reversal of nations and mighty earthquakes." 3."The Web Bot Project developed in the late 1990's, was created to assist in making stock market predictions. The technology uses a system of spiders to crawl the Internet and search for keywords, much like a search engine does. The projects concept is aimed at tapping into the "collective
unconscious" of the universe and its inhabitants. As well, there is an interesting time concept involved and an unusual concept of a "tipping point" regarding the past, current, and future times. But in 2001, bot operators began to notice that stock market predictions were not the only matters being accurately predicted by the program. They began to take notice of coincidence with occurrences and explored it further. In June 2001, the program predicted that a life altering event would take place within the next 60-90 days. An occurrence of such proportion that its effects would be felt worldwide. It turned out to be the events of 9/11/2001." (www.faqgo.com) by Mary Joah (condensed). Now eight years later, the Web Bot predicts that "there will be an untimely demise for millions by 2012, brought upon by some combination of pandemics, economic collapse, breakdown of healthcare, and unknown energies from space". Finally, the canaries in the coal mine Up until the 20th century, miners were forced to excavate coal from the earth in deep mines that had no means of ventilation. To insure their protection against life-threatening methane gas and carbon dioxide, they took with them in a cage, a canary bird, who if unthreatened, could ease their morbid work with song, but if its tiny respiratory system should suddenly succumb, they knew that they needed to immediately leave the mine. So it is, right now, with the suddenly vanishing animal kingdom, mostly small, such as fireflies, and bees, and bats, and all sorts of amphibians. There is a major mystery in the world just in the last few years that so many species that have populated the world for thousands of years are just disappearing and nobody knows exactly why. In 2006, honeybees began abandoning their hives and disappearing. No bodies of bees have been found, and no one knows where they went, what happened to them or why. Each year since then the strange disappearance continues. Experts say more than one-third of all honeybees in the United States have vanished. One day bees would be swarming around the hive, apparently healthy. Then, all of a sudden they're gone, deserting their hives, the queen, their stores of honey, and their offspring. Other bees would avoid the deserted hives, not even to get the honey completely unguarded. Scientists call this strange event Colony Collapse Disorder. And without bees, humans have a major problem with agriculture, because we cannot go without the pollination that bees create. In the past few years also, bats have been dying all around the world, from a strange new disease called White Nose Syndrome. Bats are one of our first line of defense against insects who are eaten by the ton by this animal. Amphibians too, eat millions of insects, and they also are disappearing rapidly. Entire species of frogs have vanished in the last 10 years and experts estimate that about half of all frogs face extinction. Amphibians have been on earth for almost 360 million years and never have their numbers been reduced like this. Insects carrying disease and eating crops could endanger the human species. More to the point is, are they the canaries foretelling the future of mankind? For that matter, consider one of the largest animals, whales. These behemoths are beaching themselves and dying at a record pace around the world and the best marine specialists cannot tell us why! Conclusion? Honestly, how do we process this information? Is it all a hoax, are we reading something into all of
this that is nothing more than faux drama perpetrated by others only trying to sell something or to frighten people, or is there really some basis for concern? I leave the conclusion to each of you individually, and if it leads to more research on your part, there is literally, reams of information out there, some thought provoking, most not. But certainly it would seem that enough has been presented here and elsewhere to cause, at least, a temporary pause in our normal frenetic life, and some reflection. Best New Fiction Summer 2012