When will the world end? Will it be 2012?
What will happen in December 2012?
.2012, and in particular the Winter Solstice of 21 December of that year, has become a subject of debate with many people thinking of it as some sort of doomsday or end of the world. Others see it as the end of an age or merely the last date at the end of the Mayan calendar, which is where the whole idea appears to have started.
What will happen in December 2012?
2012, and in particular the Winter Solstice of 21 December of that year, has become a subject of debate with many people thinking of it as some sort of doomsday or end of the world. Others see it as the end of an age or merely the last date at the end of the Mayan calendar, which is where the whole idea appears to have started.
Some people are looking forward to it in the hopes of "the rapture" taking place then or even for the whole planet to be moved up a frequency into the "4th density."
José Argüelles, who is now known as Valum Votan, is one of the main people who have brought the date of 2012 to the attention of the world. He is an author, an artist, a visionary and an educator, and has held the role of professor at many colleges including Princeton University, University of California Davis, San Francisco State University, the University of Colorado and the Union Graduate School.
Books by Argüelles include the best seller, The Mayan Factor, Surfers of the Zuvuya and the recently published Time and the Technosphere: The Law of Time in Human Affairs . He believes that the world is in the terrible state it is in because we have been using the wrong calendar and are consequently out of sync with the rest of the cosmos.
Because the end of the cycle of the Mayan calendar we are in is in the year 2012, in order to survive, Argüelles advises that the world needs to return to natural time, and very soon or face the consequences.
He has explained that the time this calendar shift needs to be made in is from July 26, 2004 through July 26, 2012, and he is calling upon the people of the world to reject the current calendar and begin using the natural time Thirteen Moon 28-day calendar once again.
José Argüelles was honoured on March 3, 2002 as "Valum Votan, Closer of the Cycle" by Nine Indigenous Elders on the top of the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan, where he was presented with a ceremonial staff for his efforts in helping to wake humanity up to the reality and understanding of 2012.
On the website www.earthportals.com websitein his new identity as Valum Votan he says:
"As Valum Votan, I am closer of the cycle. What does this mean? I complete the prophecy cycle of Pacal Votan and Quetzalcoatl which defines the year 2012 as the conclusion of a schedule of historic and evolutionary cycles. How? My purpose is to further the cause of the Earth and her biosphere by calling for a return of the deviant human species to the correct cycles of the natural galactic order. To this end I am committed to the universal dissemination of the Law of Time and all of its fourth- dimensional learning tools, including: the Thirteen Moon Calendar; Dreamspell, the Journey of Timeship Earth 2013; The Telektonon of Pacal Votan; and The 20 Tablets of the Law of Time."
Another author, philosopher and visionary who has said a lot about 2012 is the late Terence McKenna (November 16, 1946 - April 3, 2000) who perhaps became most famous for his collaboration Re:Evolution with the psychedelic dance music band The Shamen, as a track on their hit album Boss Drum.
On the Art Bell radio show of 5/22/97 McKenna said:
"There is only one point in the entire cycle where ... the universe is actually evolving some kind of process of self-metamorphosis, and human beings indicate that we have crossed some boundary into some new era, a new epoch of ever greater acceleration into this process of self-revelation. ... that point occurs on this solstice date in 2012".
Conspiracy theorist and author David Icke not surprisingly has had plenty to say about 2012 as well. In his latest book - The David Icke Guide to the Global Conspiracy (and how to end it) - he says "Another theme to be aware of is the gathering obsession with the year 2012. This is destined to become near-hysteria as that date approaches."
Icke thinks it is to do with "a process of transformation" and he adds: "...but I say 2012 is a ‘window' of change, not a year, day or hour when everything suddenly flips."
Alternative historian and author Michael Tsarion in Atlantis, Alien Visitation & Genetic Manipulation says: "The ancient Mayan calendar ended at the year 2012 and some scholars have forecasted this date as the end of the world. Indeed, the way things are going, it could be. But more likely, it will be the world as we have known it that comes to an end."
Personally, I like to agree with Tsarion's last sentence above, although it is quite possible that nothing spectacular will happen and we will all wake up finding our lives much the same as they were the day before. But only time will tell and we will just have to wait and see. It's only a year or two left to go.
UPDATE: Nothing happened and the world carried on as usual.
Ten books on 2012
2013: The End of Days or a New Beginning: Envisioning the World After the Events of 2012 (Paperback) by Marie D. Jones
2012: Crossing the Bridge to the Future (Paperback) by Mark Borax
The Mayan Code: Time Acceleration and Awakening the World Mind (Paperback) by Barbara Hand Clow (Author),
Carl Johan Calleman (Foreword) The Mystery of 2012: Predictions, Prophecies & Possibilities (Hardcover) by Gregg Braden (Author),Peter Russell (Author), Daniel Pinchbeck (Author), Geoff Stray (Author), John Major Jenkins (Author)
The Spontaneous Healing of Belief: Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits (Hardcover) by Gregg Braden (Author)
Maya Cosmogenesis 2012: The True Meaning of the Maya Calendar End-Date (Paperback) by John Major Jenkins (Author), Terence McKenna (Author)
The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness (Paperback) by Carl Johan Calleman (Author), Jose Arguelles (Author)
Return of the Children of Light: Incan and Mayan Prophecies for a New World (Paperback) by Judith Bluestone Polich (Author)
Serpent of Light: Beyond 2012 (Paperback) by Drunvalo Melchizedek (Author)
2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl (Hardcover) by Daniel Pinchbeck (Author)
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