End Of Time - 2012 - Fact Or Fiction?
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
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
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"
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 earth-
shaking 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!
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
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