A.D. 2012

The End of Time?

"These same shamans told Dr. Villoldo that the world was truly coming to an end...that the planet would be transformed over the next few years in ways beyond our current ability to comprehend. These shamans referred to the time period 2002 to 2012 as 'Pachacuti,' the time when everything is turned upside down and reality is restructured."  

"The Mysteries of the Great Cross at Hendaye"
Jay Weidner and Vincent Bridges

The Maya

A great deal has been written about the end times and December 21, 2012, the date the Mayan sacred calendar inexplicably comes to an abrupt end. And there is good reason for doing so.

The advanced Mayan civilization that we know of seems to have appeared out of the mist some 3,500 years ago in the jungles of Mexico. Interestingly, it was an elaborately developed culture right from the start. Edgar Cayce said their ancestry came from Atlantis. This civilization went into rapid decline approximately 900 years ago.

Nevertheless, the Mayan artifacts tell us in no uncertain terms that they were master astronomers with an intimate knowledge of the heavens. And they were obsessed with recording cycles of cosmic time.

The Maya described five different ages that existed in the distant past, each lasting some 5,125 years. They have also told us that all of those ages ended with some form of physical cataclysm, which was needed to cleanse our planet of mankind's negative karma. Then, with the start of each new era, our conscious evolution would begin again from the seeds of the survivors left behind.

According to the Maya, the fifth and final age began approximately 5,125 years ago. One has to wonder why their calendar, constructed more than two thousand years ago, mysteriously ended with the fifth age at "zero point," on the winter solstice of 2012. Is there no next age?

The Tibetan Wheel of Time

Equally compelling is that almost one thousand years ago, in another part of the world far from the Maya, an Indian yogi named Somanatha brought the Wheel of Time (Kalachakra) to Tibet. Soon thereafter, the first incarnate lama, Karmapa, added refinements to the Wheel's dates. 

The Wheel of Time contains a profound prophecy. It tells us that 960 years after its introduction in Tibet in 1027 A.D., the end of time would come 25 years thereafter. Adding 960 to 1027 brings us to the year 1987. Add the remaining 25 years to this date and one arrives at 2012, the end of the Mayan calendar!    

The Hopi

It doesn't stop there. The Hopi, whose name means "people of peace," have sacred traditions that go back thousands of years. Their time-honored teachings point to certain prophecies that would manifest just before a great purification takes place on planet Earth.

The purification would be a time when the world would shudder and tremble causing much destruction, in order to cleanse the planet of the karmic negativity we have created while serving as its caretakers. Not too long ago, the Hopis said that those prophecies have now completed. It appears that the time for purification is upon us, as we approach 2012.  

The Peruvian Shamans

The Hopi's friends, the Peruvian shamans, have recently come forward to tell us that sometime between the years 2002 to 2012 the world will be shaken and transformed in ways that will be difficult to comprehend. It will be a time in which our reality will be turned inside out, upside down and completely restructured.

These same shamans also say that something very profound will occur this time around, with a possible break occurring between spiritually awakened individuals and those who are not.  

End Time Prophecies

Similar end time prophecies can be found in many Eastern and Western religious teachings, in various channeled messages given to individuals by other worldly sources, as well as in the lore of different native cultures and esoteric texts.

Many of these prophecies describe the return of Christ for the final judgment. Some point to financial collapse or even WWIII that will usher in the end of days. Others speak of a massive shift in human awareness, in which our old ways of thinking will end, as we birth the emerging Age of Aquarius with a new collective consciousness.  

Benjamin Creme

There is an intriguing message of hope that Benjamin Crème has brought to millions of people around the world for the past thirty years. After careful study, I have to admit it deserves open-minded consideration. 

Creme tells us that Maitreya the Christ, as the World Teacher, has been physically with us since 1971 and that He is about to announce His presence to one and all. Then, assisted by the Masters of Wisdom, He will guide humanity out of the present mess we've created and work with us to build an entirely new civilization.

What raises the eyebrows is that a vast majority of these prophetic messages, some of which predate current time, are converging at this moment in human destiny. Admittedly, not all agree on the details. However, they all appear to be saying the same thing. Something big is coming. And there is reason to believe that this is so. 

Fingerprints of the Gods

In his best selling book, Fingerprints of the Gods, Graham Hancock conducted an exhaustive investigation into mankind's remote past. This effort took him all over the world from the Great Sphinx, to the Hopis, to the Andean ruins and to the monuments of many ancient civilizations, including the Maya. 

Hancock believes that within the records and monuments of these ancient civilizations there is an important message for us. He concludes that in our distant past there were others who were very advanced technologically, but not spiritually, such as the Atlanteans. This imbalance led to their demise.

The "fingerprints" of information that our ancestors left for us to discover and contemplate warn of terrible Earth changes that periodically afflict our planetary home. And the end of another cycle appears to be upon us.  

Cycles of Time

Throughout the ages, Masters and other adepts were sent to planet Earth to help us find our way. While here they realized that the flow of time in our material world was not linear but cyclic. Sacred Hindu teachings, passed down to humanity for thousands of years, tell us the same thing. This ancient knowledge was based upon the most important cycle of Earthly time called the Great Year or Maha Yuga. 

The Great Year consists of 25,920 years and is said to have a profound influence on the destiny of mankind. It results from the phenomenon known as precession that is caused by the slow wobble of planet Earth, as it rotates on its axis. It takes 25,920 years to complete one turn of the wobble, which is represented by the circle in the image below and by the animation below it. 


The Wobble of Planet Earth

In variance with the Mayan calendar, the Hindu teachings describe how the Great Year is made up of four ages, or Yugas, each approximately 6,480 years in length (either way, both the Mayan calendar and Hindu wisdom agree that we are now at the extreme end of the Great cycle). Based upon the Yuga count, we are living out the final moments of the fourth age, the Kali Yuga or Iron Age, when humanity sinks to its lowest level. And we are told that such an ending will have profound implications for our cosmic evolution.

The Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye

I recently read a book called The Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye that continued to bring the end times into further focus for me. One has to be a bit diligent and studious while reading certain parts of the book, but the rewards are worth the effort.

According to the authors, an extraordinary message was carved into the mysterious cross at Hendaye, discovered in a churchyard in the south of France. It's significance flows forward from the ancient Egyptian mystery schools, the secret knowledge of alchemy, Gnosticism, the Kabbalah, Sufism and mystical Christianity. The authors conclude that whoever carved the celestial alignments and inscriptions on this cross several centuries ago had a profound knowledge of the universe.

The body of information encoded within the cross' message deals with the end times, the 25,920-year cycle and may very well be linked to the age of Atlantis. Most importantly, the celestial alignments on the cross clearly show that it is a marker stone for a future cleansing that will occur sometime between the years 1992 and 2012.

The authors of the Hendaye cross book have fitted together the pieces of an alchemical puzzle that does not depend upon prophesy. Rather, they point to specific celestial alignments and inscriptions embedded in the cross' messages that connect to serious Earth changes. In fact, the next cleansing, coinciding with the general time period of 2012, may have already begun.

And just exactly what is coming? According to the Hendaye Cross book, a mysterious alchemist named Fulcanelli left humanity certain teachings during the early 1900s. He appears to be the end of an alchemical lineage that goes back some 6,000 years, which included, among many others, Hermes, Isis, Leonardo DaVinci, Sir Isaac Newton, Carl Jung and JRR Tolkien, the author of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Fulcanelli tells us that based upon the cross' encoded message the northern hemisphere of planet Earth will be tried by fire, as a result of a double catastrophe (overheating sun? gamma ray bursts from the center of our galaxy?). Furthermore, the cause of this catastrophic cleansing will originate from an off-earth source.

The authors of this book also cite recent scientific evidence to suggest that the periodic cataclysms afflicting our planet can be traced to explosive bursts of incomprehensible energy that periodically discharge from the center of our galaxy. In some esoteric writings, the galactic core has been referred to as the Central Sun, which emits rays of divine influence that guide the evolution of our galaxy and all who inhabit it.

The enormous outbursts of light energy that come from the galactic core appear to be in sync with different stages of the 25,920-year cycle. For example, the last significant change that overtook planet Earth occurred approximately 13,000 years ago, halfway through the Great Cycle. At that time, the last Ice Age ended with catastrophic flooding, and, as some suggest, massive earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and perhaps a violent displacement of the Earth's crust resulting in a pole shift. 

Interestingly, recent scientific evidence published by Dr. Paul LaViolette proposes that a massive burst of super wave energy was released from the galactic core approximately 13,000 years ago. Keep in mind that the pendulum of the Great Year has now swung all the way to its opposite side, as we enter the final days of the 25,920-year cycle.

Ancient wisdom tells us that the Great Year is a function of God's cosmic clock, which creates constant change and opportunities for our growth and evolution. In unison with other cycles, it gives rise to the natural, rhythmic flow of birth and death that affects the disappearance and reappearance of Earth changes, lunar cycles, the four seasons, and the phases of our own lives.

The Maya and others are telling us that the hands of cosmic time are once again striking twelve for mankind. As such, a transition has begun that will give birth to a divinely inspired, quantum leap in human experience.

Will anyone survive the cleansing that may soon be upon us? Fulcanelli and others say that only spiritually awakened souls will remain after the coming changes. And those souls will form the seeds of future generations who will usher in and sanctify the coming Golden Age. 

Related teachings indicate that in the process of separating the wheat from the chaff the spiritually aware will be brought into a higher realm of existence. The remainder of humanity would continue to awaken to their divine nature through another 25,920-year cycle on another 3-dimensional planet similar to Earth until they are ready to "graduate."

How quickly will these changes occur? Some say in the blink of an eye. Others suggest it will begin shortly and take centuries or longer to complete.

Taken together, this kind of information is a lot for the human mind to bear. What are we to make of all these messages? Can this really be the end of time? Will all of this end-of-days hoopla be just another doomsday scenario that passes us by in a whimper?

I for one believe that an old cycle of human history is indeed coming to an end so that something new can be born. I also feel it will be coupled with physical cleansing. How much upheaval occurs and to what degree it challenges our everyday lives remains to be seen. The reason is that the future is fluid and will be defined by the individual and collective choices we are making today. Either way, I feel we are in the early stages of profound change that will intensify as we head toward the year 2012 and continue thereafter.

I base my feelings on two unmistakable warning signs that are difficult to ignore because both exist for all to see: (1) the relentless destruction of our environment, and, (2) the rampant end-of-the-Iron-Age symptoms, which are now apparent throughout the far reaches of this once magnificent planet.

Clearly, we have maxed out our global home. Earth Mother cannot replenish her resources fast enough to satisfy our collective greed. The environment is almost at the point of irreversible destruction. I would guess that we have a window of twenty years or so before this happens.

Add to the above the recent Pentagon report of rapid climate change that could occur over the next twenty years due to global warming and we have the ingredients for climate disaster and planetary chaos. Throw in global dimming, changes in the ocean currents, which have already been reported, rapidly retreating glaciers, rampant greed, wars, deception, attempts at global domination by powerful countries, unending materialism and self-gratification and the end result only intensifies. 

Sadly, it is a time when far too many of us know more about the Sopranos, our gas-guzzling SUVs, Paris Hilton, and our financial portfolios than we do about our own souls. 

For sure, there are gradual signs that higher choices are being made today for the betterment of mankind and the well being of our planet. What we need is an overnight change that can tip the scales of humanity's collective consciousness towards God-centeredness, love, harmony, peace, justice, and sharing and away from the current madness. And that is exactly what it will take before the rapidly closing window of opportunity to advance the human spirit closes around us.

Ancient lore says that Atlantis was destroyed because technology became God and relatively few Atlanteans were spiritually aware and living their truth. Humanity didn't learn how to balance and harmonize the two for the greater good back then. It seems we are making the same mistake again. 

"When all the trees have been cut down,
When all the animals have been hunted,
When all the air is unsafe to breathe,
Only then will you discover that you
cannot eat money"

~ A Cree prophecy

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Fingerprints of the Gods by Graham Hancock
The Mayan Prophesies by Adrian Gilbert and Maurice Cotterell
Beyond Prophesies and Predictions by Moira Timms

Earth Under Fire
by Paul LaViolette, Ph.D.
The Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye by J. Weidner and V. Bridges
The Great Approach by Benjamin Creme
Benjamin Creme: www.shareintl.org


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