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What’s All This Hype about 2012? What’s the Basis for it and What Do We Think Might Happen?

Rosemary and I lead a Spiritual Exploration Group in Colorado Springs; we meet once a month to discuss topics of mutual interest and always have a lively discussion on a wide variety of spiritual subjects. For our April meeting we had a great discussion on this post’s subject. Since the subject is relevant to the Mystic Message from The Divine Feminine this week (www.wisdomconnections.net), I’ve included some notes from our meeting here and a couple of references to books Rosemary and I used to prepare for the discussion.

The basis for the 2012 date becoming so prevalent and popular is the cycling of several calendars around the world. The predominant one is the Long Count Mayan calendar which ends a 5,125-year cycle on or around the winter solstice of 2012. The longest time-period examined is the 26,000 year precession cycle we are moving through; this is the length of time it takes for the zodiac wheel to complete one full rotation through the sun-signs. This is all about moving into the Age of Aquarius. This cycle also brings the solar ecliptic into alignment with the galactic equator. I don’t want to go into all the details here, but to offer a hint as to the significance of the time-period we are in. There’s a lot going on out there!

But more importantly what does this all mean to us, the community of humans? I think there is a collective sense that something is happening. There are many signs. There is an increasing polarization of thought which seems to become more extreme with every newscast. People seem to be dividing; issues are discussed in black and white terms; compromise seems to be an approach of the past. It’s as if two worlds are beginning to form. People are being presented a choice. One of the books we brought up is one Rosemary has been reading: 2012: You Have a Choice!  Archangelic Answers & Practices for the Quantum Leap by Sri Ram Kaa and Kira Raa. Whether anything happens to the physical planet or not, it is clear that choices are being presented and we need to be ready to make those choices, not from fear but with open minds and hearts, consciously.

Of course, we did discuss the movie, a typical disaster scenario which seemed to exploit the hype around 2012 rather than reveal any truth. But there are possibilities of physical earth-changes discussed in the many books on the subject of 2012. Everything from moving into and through a photon belt to a polarity shift of the earth and a shift of the earth’s axis are explored. The fact is we are in the middle of earth changes. Whether we call it global warming or global climate change; whether we believe it is human caused or a natural cycling, changes are apparent. The polar ice sheets and glaciers are melting, the oceans are warming, and our computer models used to predict outcomes of these phenomena are not programmed to cope with the extremes; i.e. we aren’t sure what’s going to happen as a result of the real and current earth-changes we are experiencing.

But this is not cause for fear. It is rather an opportunity to remain open to the possibilities. Change is inevitable; it’s called evolution. And we are called to consciousness and choice. We are called to a higher vision of what is possible.

Another good reference for 2012 is a collection of essays I discovered in my research for the discussion: The Mystery of 2012, Predictions, Prophesies & Possibilities, a publication of Sounds True; contributors include Gregg Braden, Peter Russell, Daniel Pinchbeck, Joanna R. Macy, Ph.D., John Major Jenkins, and many more luminaries on the subject.

You may wonder what all of this has to do with the Goddess. It is more about time and time cycles, but part of the cycling we are in is an enantiodromia period (discussed in earlier posts). 2012 is clearly an element of the shifts expected as the pendulum swings from patriarchy toward a mid-point, balanced sense of equal participation by the feminine. The Divine Feminine and rise of the Goddess are giving momentum to that swing!

Stay tuned tomorrow as I wander back to an earlier subject of “men and spirituality” and I explore my experiences with the so-called “mythopoetic men’s movement” followed by my exploration of Joseph Gelfer’s critique of the movement and his search for a truer emergence of masculine spiritualities.

  1. April 15, 2010 at 6:16 am

    Hello from Ukraine !

    You write the interesting topic !

    But, as for me, I seek answers, I wonder if you have them for me ?




    • April 15, 2010 at 12:31 pm

      Hello Marina!

      If you are interested in answers about 2012 there are many books on the market on the subject; I mentioned two in this post. You may also want to check out my wife, Rosemary’s blog: http://wisdomconnections.net/ (the link is in the post above. This week’s postings were also about 2012.

      Then there is the following comment from Joseph who has a book coming out this year. I am reading Joseph’s earlier book on the subject of men and spirituality. I’ll be commenting on this book over the next few posts.

  2. April 15, 2010 at 12:38 am

    We are clearly in some kind of alignment, as my 2012 book is out later this year…
    2012: Decoding the Countercultural Apocalypse

    • April 15, 2010 at 12:33 pm

      I look forward to your new book. I am enjoying your book on men and spirituality. I’ll be interested in your response as I go through your critique over the next few days.

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