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Friday 4 / 6 / 07
OK, so it's a puff piece... but clearly the insiders are concerned enough about 2012 becoming a social phenomenon that they're building counter-arguments...
IT USED TO BE ALL ABOUT THE YEAR 2000
I don't doubt for a minute that many writers are trying to cash in on 2012 -- and sadly, more often than not it is all doom and gloom, as the headline of this USA TODAY article indicates: "Does Maya calendar predict 2012 apocalypse?"
I remember reading Nostradamus books back in elementary school, circa the early 1980s, which all treated 2000 as if it were a point of no return... drawing on Nostradamus' infamous quatrain that starts with, "In the year 1999 and seven months, from the sky will come the great King of Terror." The legendary HBO special on Nostradamus, narrated by Orson Welles, took the statements in this quatrain as a clear prophecy of a nuclear exchange.
As a young kid it basically scared the crap out of me, and that was a major impetus to my starting to research these subjects when I was still 7-8 years old.
As I would learn in my early 20s, the Cayce Readings also suggested the end of the millennium could be a final turning point... though in his case the prophecy centered around the year 1998.
CAYCE READINGS ON 1998 MAY HAVE BEEN A 'NEGATIVE GREETING'
As you can read in The Shift of the Ages, the Cayce Readings described a two-fold event that included a pole shift and the "Second Coming of Christ," which was said to occur in a large variety of souls awakening, rather than just one central Messianic figure. Thus, Cayce's descriptions of the "Second Coming" fit with many other related Ascension prophecies.
However, these 1998 Cayce readings were brought through from an entity that named itself 'Halaliel'. This appeared in hindsight to have been a negative entity that was allowed to infringe on the group, since they had unwittingly invited such an intrusion by the misuse of their free will. I had powerful dreams and readings that suggested Halaliel was allowed to get through because Cayce had gotten too frustrated and angry with skeptics and naysayers.
Any scholar of the Law of One series knows that if you want to be a channel, and you don't rigorously live by the principles in your message, you open the door to crippling negative greetings -- including the possibility that your source could be completely replaced by a negative entity impersonating the original positive contact.
Unfortunately, this appears to be the hidden story behind the vast majority of channeled works out there today. Suffice it to say that if I haven't explicitly mentioned a source on this site in a positive way, it's probably because I see clear examples of this phenomenon. The clearest giveaway that this has happened, as per the Law of One series, is when fear and doom-oriented material starts coming through, tying cataclysmic events to specific dates and encouraging people to try to 'survive' whatever is coming.
PERHAPS SOMETHING COULD HAVE HAPPENED, BUT WAS SUCCESSFULLY THWARTED...
Anyway, getting back to the point, thanks to these core statements from Cayce and Nostradamus, the two most documented psychics of modern history, along with a host of others, all the prophecy books of the 80s and even into the 90s jumped on the same bandwagon, it seemed. In almost every case, 2000 was the end of the line.
Enough high-quality intuitive data pointed to an upheaval around 1998-2000 that I do feel we avoided something that COULD have happened. From the Science of Peace perspective, Earth Changes are a result of our collective disharmony projecting into the world... and in my third Convergence volume on this site, Divine Cosmos, I give a rigorous outline of how this could be occurring.
The lack of huge upheaval in the 1998-2000 time period strongly suggests we have been evolving at a higher degree of quality than these prophets may have seen at the time. The future is flexible, and the best use of prophecy is when it thwarts a negative future from happening.
LAW OF ONE SERIES SAID THE SAME THING... BEFORE ALL THE MAYAN CALENDAR BUZZ!
Nonetheless, I find it interesting that the Law of One series, as of the early 1980s, never flagged 1998-2000 as being of interest, but rather went to the time window of 2011-2013. As I have so often been saying, the Law of One model does NOT preach doom and gloom whatsoever... in fact, it makes it clear that we are headed into the most amazing, unprecedented surprise in the history of humanity on this planet.
The Law of One passages on 2011-2013 occurred without ANY reference to the Mayan Calendar. I don't even know if anyone in the group was aware of it at the time, because it would almost certainly have been brought up in Don Elkins' questions otherwise. The temptation for him to have said something like "How does your date correspond with the purported end of the Mayan Calendar" would not only have been far too tempting, it would have been simple common sense... but in 1981 people weren't writing about this yet -- most prophecy books were still all focused on 2000.
Though I'm sure there were some obscure books out there on the Mayan Calendar, it really seems that Terence McKenna kicked off the 2012 buzz with his material on "Timewave Zero". This material has since been revealed to be of questionable validity, and I had extreme synchronicities early in my online career where every time I tried to visit his site, my computer would completely go dead -- no power, black screen, et cetera. I was being steered away from taking it seriously, and after three or four of these power-downs in a row, I got the message.
MAINSTREAM MEDIA TRIES TO COUNTER THE 'SPIN'
Now that more and more people are turning on to the idea of a possible event in the 2011-2013 timeframe, the mainstream media has taken the surprising and unusual step of making their own disclaimers. This is NOT random and not an accident... the American media is so controlled that authentic journalism is rarely seen except in alternative Internet sources.
In my opinion, this article would NEVER have made it into print unless it had been concluded, by "Management," if you will, that there was a real potential for '2012 Fever' to spread much farther and wider than we have seen thus far... in much the same way that the facade of lies around the 9/11 event are crumbling very rapidly, including Rosie O'Donnell's stunning turnaround as a "9/11 Truth" supporter... another event I plan to write more about in a future section of "The Revealing".
Read the article for yourself:
Does Maya calendar predict 2012 apocalypse?
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, Special to USA TODAY
With humanity coming up fast on 2012, publishers are helping readers gear up and count down to this mysterious — some even call it apocalyptic — date that ancient Mayan societies were anticipating thousands of years ago.
Since November, at least three new books on 2012 have arrived in mainstream bookstores. A fourth is due this fall. Each arrives in the wake of the 2006 success of 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, which has been selling thousands of copies a month since its release in May and counts more than 40,000 in print. The books also build on popular interest in the Maya, fueled in part by Mel Gibson's December 2006 film about Mayan civilization, Apocalpyto.
Authors disagree about what humankind should expect on Dec. 21, 2012, when the Maya's "Long Count" calendar marks the end of a 5,126-year era.
Journalist Lawrence Joseph forecasts widespread catastrophe in Apocalypse 2012: A Scientific Investigation Into Civilization's End. Spiritual healer Andrew Smith predicts a restoration of a "true balance between Divine Feminine and Masculine" in The Revolution of 2012: Vol. 1, The Preparation. In 2012, Daniel Pinchbeck anticipates a "change in the nature of consciousness," assisted by indigenous insights and psychedelic drug use.
The buildup to 2012 echoes excitement and fear expressed on the eve of the new millennium, popularly known as Y2K, though on a smaller scale, says Lynn Garrett, senior religion editor at Publishers Weekly. She says publishers seem to be courting readers who believe humanity is creating its own ecological disasters and desperately needs ancient indigenous wisdom.
"The convergence I see here is the apocalyptic expectations, if you will, along with the fact that the environment is in the front of many people's minds these days," Garrett says. "Part of the appeal of these earth religions is that notion that we need to reconnect with the Earth in order to save ourselves."
But scholars are bristling at attempts to link the ancient Maya with trends in contemporary spirituality. Maya civilization, known for advanced writing, mathematics and astronomy, flourished for centuries in Mesoamerica, especially between A.D. 300 and 900. Its Long Count calendar, which was discontinued under Spanish colonization, tracks more than 5,000 years, then resets at year zero.
"For the ancient Maya, it was a huge celebration to make it to the end of a whole cycle," says Sandra Noble, executive director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies in Crystal River, Fla. To render Dec. 21, 2012, as a doomsday or moment of cosmic shifting, she says, is "a complete fabrication and a chance for a lot of people to cash in."
Part of the 2012 mystique stems from the stars. On the winter solstice in 2012, the sun will be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in about 26,000 years. This means that "whatever energy typically streams to Earth from the center of the Milky Way will indeed be disrupted on 12/21/12 at 11:11 p.m. Universal Time," Joseph writes.
But scholars doubt the ancient Maya extrapolated great meaning from anticipating the alignment — if they were even aware of what the configuration would be.
Astronomers generally agree that "it would be impossible the Maya themselves would have known that," says Susan Milbrath, a Maya archaeoastronomer and a curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History. What's more, she says, "we have no record or knowledge that they would think the world would come to an end at that point."
University of Florida anthropologist Susan Gillespie says the 2012 phenomenon comes "from media and from other people making use of the Maya past to fulfill agendas that are really their own."
This USA TODAY article is likely just the beginning... and the chances are that by the time it gets this far, they already have a situation on their hands, and it's already much too late to stem the frenzy of 2012 speculation.
Notice how the article uses vague and biased statements, like the "balancing of masculine and feminine," and references to "psychedelic drug use," to make it appear that the 2012 scholarship is entirely based on flimsy evidence. Furthermore, USA TODAY only quotes Maya scholars who do not see the cycle end-date as having any special significance.
They obviously did not include John Major Jenkins in their list of interviewees. We have had him speak at our conferences before, and he DOES have mainstream credibility as a Mayanologist. His books, including "Maya Cosmogenesis 2012," make it extremely, redunantly clear that there are in fact MANY different means in which the Maya encoded their prophecies about 2012 in frescoes, symbolism and mythical tales. Much of their writings were lost, but some survived and were adequately decoded.
There is some room for interpretation, but it is clear that the Maya believed this was a time of great change and the dawning of a Golden Age. Jenkins also spoke at our conferences about his travels to visit and meet with the Quiche' Maya, who avoided the conquistadores and were able to preserve a linear, unbroken continuity of time measurement and the prophecies behind it... and they were quite adamant that 2012 represented a massive, discontinuous change in life on Earth as we know it... paving the way for a Golden Age beyond our wildest imagination.
LAWRENCE JOSEPH GETS PRESS AGAIN...
Interestingly, the article mentions Lawrence Joseph's book. As I previously wrote in this blog, Joseph appears to have stumbled over one of thousands of plagiarized copies of an article I originally released on this website just before 9/11, entitled "A Scientific Blueprint for Ascension." The bootleg copies removed all the footnotes, removed my co-author Wynn Free's name as well as my own, and shortened the text down. This copy then 'went viral' and became far more popular than the original version.
Joseph appears to have found one of these bootleg versions via a Google search, and that led him to realize that there IS a very concrete, measurable phenomenon occurring at this time, which does indicate that 2012 could be a pivotal moment... namely because we are seeing the entire Solar System undergoing a fundamental, rapidly-accelerating energetic change.
Each version of my plagiarized article did feature some of my quotes about the work of Russian scientist Dr. Aleskey Dmitriev, who was the first scientist (back in 1997) to write a comprehensive, public article about climate changes occurring throughout the entire Solar System.
I did not have the financial ability to travel and meet with Russian scientists, or anyone else for that matter... visiting family in the early years was only thanks to the Adirondack Trailways bus... but Joseph saw fit to travel to Russia and have Q&A with the scientists who had performed the original studies. He came away convinced that their scientific findings are genuine... and again, it shows that 2012 is not just another window of time, it may well represent what all these Earth Changes have been building up to... an event that will affect our entire Solar System.
Hardly any of the mainstream 2012 books have kept up with my research, as I took the same types of phenomena that Dmitriev pointed out in his paper and found concrete NASA findings that validated them... and it was all realized in my "Interplanetary Day After Tomorrow?" series I co-authored with Richard C. Hoagland. Very soon we're going to be posting a new, distilled collection of those findings... so stay tuned for that!
It also is a source of continual surprise for me that no other authors have picked up on the Law of One series... an allegedly channeled set of materials, most of which were brought through in 1981, which went into great detail about 2012 and what we could expect. This included the fact that all Earth Changes as we now know them would CEASE after this time. More importantly, it said that we will be a lot safer than many people fear... it is not at all about doom and gloom, but rather about an amazing future that we are heading into.
I will be having a LOT more to say about 2012... this just scratches the surface. I wanted to put something out for you to read while I give myself a chance to breathe, having been through some pretty major healing experiences this week that have reflected very favorably in this morning's dream. It was such a marvelous Ascension dream that I almost didn't want to write anything today, and just bask in it... so you'll hear from me again on Monday.
In the meantime, go check out the discussion group. I'm trying to participate fairly regularly and it has turned this site into a dynamic, evolving entity with consistently new content on a day-by-day basis!
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