The End Of The World
My, isn't that beautiful?
2012 marks the convergence of many apocalyptic scenarios. Some as ancient as Sumer and the Mayas. Others dictated by modern (relatively speaking of course) religions, cults, protoscientists, and a crowd of people who just cant wait to re-appropriate their neighbors new Mustang.
I'm sorry Roberto (my neighbor), but there won't be much time for any flip-flopping. You'll be far too busy out there in the new age of choas, thats assuming you survive in the initial crunch.
There are many claims, all overlapping in terms of who screams the loudest heralding the end of our existence or "New World" (or according to some, our passage from Homo-Sapiens, to Homo-Spiritus).
The Mayas claimed that:
"After Thirteen Heavens of Decreasing Choice, and Nine Hells of Increasing Doom, the Tree of Life shall blossom with a fruit never before known in the creation, and that fruit shall be the New Spirit of Men."
Which -- admittedly -- is fairly cryptic. The problem is, someone just had to go and do all the calculations, and the answer is (drum-roll): December 24, 2011.
Another candidate is Nostradamus (surprise?). In his typically round-a-bout way, he declared that:
"The book The Nostradamus Code speaks of a series of natural disasters caused by a comet that will allow the third Antichrist to disperse his troops around the globe under the guise of aid in preparation for a possible nuclear war, although in the strictest sense it is unspecific as to nuclear war or some other natural or man caused destruction. " Source
Einstein, "I hate being right"
That'll leave a dent in the Gazeebo
Nostradamus wasn't alone in this clichèd apocalypse. The Bible claims that according to certain "algorithms" of the Bible code, a meteor, asteroid or comet will collide with the Earth (how precise!).
That's nothing. It gets a lot, lot worse apparently.
The Orion Prophecy and scientists agree on a polar-shift. The sumerians concur, planet X, or Nibiru will cruise between us and the sun, causing all sorts of fairly momentous changes. Chances are, average joe won't make it. Volcanic eruptions that blacken the sky, cataclsymic weather forecasts, earthquakes, you name it. It's quite the package. Einstein's polar shifts, coupled with scientific speculation on spikes in solar activity add some Ummpphh to the theories.
We're out of juice
Then of course we have the imminent advent of peak oil. Creating a world-wide battlefield where life is cheap and survival hard. If you think tanking up's-a-bitch. You're in for a shock in 2012.
A new age for mankind (if there is any left)
The good news
The good news is that many believe that this "end" will give rise, in one form or another, to a new beginning. One that will propel us to another level of consciousness. From the ashes of today, the glory of tomorrow will be forged (eh-hem):
- Terence McKenna's: "numerological novelty theory suggests a point of singularity in which humankind will go through a great shift in consciousness. "
- The advent of Homo-Spiritus
- Judgement Day
- The Return of Quetzalcoatl
It seems we'll finally find a modicum of peace (it'll certainly be peaceful). I can't wait!