2012 – The Background
by Carla L. Rueckert-McCarty
March 2, 2009
The question I am asked most often in interviews these days is this:
How can I get ready for 2012? I would like to work on this question
through the next few articles.
What is the significance of 2012? In the Mayan Long Count calendar,
the thirteenth baktun cycle is completed on December 21, 2012. This
marks the first time in over 5,000 years that this event has occurred.
The ending of this great cycle is associated in Mayan lore with the
cosmic womb, death, new life and transformation. One could say that
according to the Mayan calendar, Earth hits its reset button and the
odometer rolls over to zero and starts another Long Count on that
date. It is expected by Mayan researchers such as John Major Jenkins
that a shift in consciousness will occur as part of this moment in
I do not wish to debate the various corollary threads of New Age
Mayanism: the “dark rift” riff, the alleged UFO connection or its
posited link to crop circles. These sidebars to 2012 lore are
interesting but they do not resonate to me as part of the main theme.
However, the date itself, and the supposition that a shift in
consciousness is related to it, do resonate to me, enough so that I
have just written a book on the topic of getting ready for 2012. It is
called “Living the Law of One 101: The Choice”.
You can pre-order this book now by writing contact@... and
asking to be put on the pre-publication list. The book is at the
printers, and due to arrive within the week. It will be added to our
on-line store (www.bring4th.org/store) when it comes out.
Classical Western astrologers also find the winter solstice of 2012
pivotal. At this date, the Age of Pisces ends, according to Western
astrology, and the Age of Aquarius, that much vaunted time of New Age
pop culture, begins.
According to Roeland de Looff, “In 2012 the center of the Galaxy is at
0 degree of the Western zodiacal sign Capricorn. 0 degree Capricorn is
the point of the zodiac where the Sun is during the December solstice.
At December 21, 11.12 GMT during the December solstice the Sun is at
the exact center of the Galaxy.“
The sun makes a sextile to Mercury on this date. This aspect generally
is interpreted as relating to a spiritual experience.
There is also a “yod” or “finger of God” involving Jupiter, Pluto,
Saturn, Mercury and Venus. The yod, when found, indicates profound
transformational experiences which may include suffering.
There is also a T-square with Neptune on this date. “Spirituality,
transformation, ascension and floods” are associated with this
configuration, according to De Looff, a Dutch astrologer. His web
site, http://www.astrologycourse.org/2012.htm, has a wealth of
information, nicely presented, if you wish to examine this angle
Another interesting 2012 theory originates with Terrence McKenna, an
American philosopher, scientist and shamanic experiencer who was born
in 1946 and who died in 2000. Mind you, I am no more skilled at
mathematics than I am at astrology, but I will share with you the gist
of his “Novelty Theory”.
McKenna was studying the Chinese I-Ching oracle when he stacked the 64
hexagrams which make up its variations to create a perfect square, and
saw patterns of movement within the shapes. Craig Howell writes,
“He decided to create a linear model beginning in time with the era
that the I-Ching was created in China and continuing to the present to
see what patterns develop. When he input this information into a
computer program, it formulated a graph with a rising and falling
line, like a stock market forecast.
“He then noticed something astonishing. The parts of the line that
were highest or lowest corresponded with times in history when new
forms were developing. When the line reached a peak, a new form would
trigger the psyche of people. When the line fell into a crevasse, it
aligned with a time when reality seemed to be falling apart, or there
was a great event, or group of events all at once, that galvanized
people. (The graph tells when, not where or what happens.)”
The last maximum peak in this graph coincided with classical Greece
and the profoundly influential time of the great philosophers and
culture of that period. It has been descending ever since, hiccupping
its way downhill to nothingness. The end of this trough is the winter
solstice of 2012.
Howell reports that, “McKenna said in an interview with the Sightings
TV show that his best guess is that it is as if someone is likely to
invent a time traveling machine of sorts, because it is as if it is
the end of linear time. In other words, all time merges into one time.
Everything becomes connected to everything else. Past, present and
future become one. We could in effect be experiencing an infinite
amount of evolution in a finite time.”
There are other systems of religion, philosophy and lore which expound
upon 2012, from Nostradamus to Christian doomsday writers and more.
However it seems to me that these sources are derivative, taking the
lead from astrology and the Mayan calendar.
On January 24, 1981, the Ra group channeled through L/L Research some
interesting information about this pivotal time on “this sphere” of
“RA: I am Ra. This sphere is at this time in fourth-dimension
vibration. Its material is quite confused due to the society memory
complexes embedded in its consciousness. It has not made an easy
transition to the vibrations which beckon. Therefore, it will be
fetched with some inconvenience.
“QUESTIONER: Is this inconvenience imminent within a few years?
“RA: I am Ra. This inconvenience, or disharmonious vibratory complex,
has begun several of your years in your past. It shall continue
unabated for a period of approximately thirty of your years.
“QUESTIONER: After this period of thirty years I am assuming that this
will be a fourth-density planet. Is this correct?
“RA: I am Ra. This is so.”
I have always enjoyed the Ra group’s deliciously Attic wit. Looking
back at the ever-increasing glut of tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes,
tornados and other extreme-weather events that have marched in
steadily denser array as the years have passed since 1981, the dry
description of it as “inconvenient” is charming to me in its terse
Mind you, at first, the Ra group declined to discuss this topic at all
with the Questioner, Don Elkins. Elkins was quite familiar with the
prophecies concerning 2012, and in the very first Ra session, on
January 15, 1981, he asked, “Can you comment on the coming planetary
changes in our physical reality?”
The Ra group replied, “The changes are very, very trivial. We do not
concern ourselves with the conditions which bring about harvest.”
To the Ra group, 2012’s significance is that it marks the end of third
density, the Density of Choice, on Planet Earth and the beginning of
The Density of Love, also called fourth density. On that date, they
said, fourth-density Earth will be up and running. Third-density Earth
will continue until all humans on third-density Earth have evacuated
that density through the harvesting process, by graduation to fourth
density or by transferring to another third-density planet for a
repeat of “third grade”.
The harvesting process is described by the Ra group as a self-
harvesting one, wherein the souls of those who have died naturally to
Earth’s physical life walk steps of light and sort themselves out.
There is no overseeing Judge. Rather, each of us souls is offered a
stairway, which begins in third-density light, and on which each step
is slightly fuller of fourth-density light. At a point, the light is
entirely fourth-density in its nature. Each step beyond that point
continues to consist of slightly more mature or dense light. Elkins
did not ask how far the steps went, but my guess is that the steps go
all the way to sixth density, since we have so many sixth-density
wanderers on Earth today.
Each soul, then, walks up the steps of light, stopping when the light
begins to be too bright and feels uncomfortable. If the soul stops
while in third-density light, that soul will reincarnate into another
third-density school of souls for another round of the Density of
Choice. If the soul stops in fourth density, fifth density or sixth
density, he has graduated from third density. It is likely that those
wanderers from various fourth-, fifth- and sixth-density planets will
return home at harvest.
This third density in which we of the human tribe of Planet Earth now
experience life is called the Density of Choice by Ra. The choice of
which they speak is the choice of polarity. As Yusuf Islam, formerly
Cat Stevens, puts it in his song from “An Other Cup", a 2006 release,
“You can’t bargain with the truth
‘Cause one day you’re gonna die
And good’s going high,
And evil’s going down – in the end”
(all rights reserved by Usuf Islam)
Like so many of Yusuf’s lyrics, this little chorus puts a seemingly
complex issue quite simply. One can quibble with the definition of
good and evil, but in the main we know the difference. The Ra group,
and the Confederation in general, have suggested that the “good” is
characterized by an attitude of service to others. A harvestable
“grade” of service to others (STO) is 51%. The “evil” is characterized
by an attitude of service to self (STS). A harvestable grade of STS is
In other words, if our thoughts and actions are concerned for the
welfare of others in our thinking over half of the time, we will
graduate STO and go forward to Earth's fourth density positive, the
next “grade” in our creation’s “school of souls”. If our thoughts and
actions are concerned with promoting and caring for ourselves ninety-
five percent of the time or more, we will graduate to fourth density
negative, also the next grade in our cosmic refinery. And if we find
ourselves in the sinkhole of indifference between 5% and 51% service
to others, we will repeat the Density of Choice on another third-
2012 is significant in the Confederation information not as a time of
abrupt Ascension nor as an Armageddon that wipes out Planet Earth, but
as that moment in time when it will become virtually impossible to do
further work in refining our choice of polarity. Like oil and water,
third-density and fourth-density vibrations will begin to pull apart.
It is already far more difficult to begin to polarize now than, say
fifty years ago. Fourth-density waves of truth have interpenetrated
third density more and more. All the issues with which we have avoided
working until now are coming up in our lives and smacking us in the
face. It is time to face these issues. It is time to fall in love with
ourselves. How can we do that? I will take that up in the next article
of this series.
I open my arms and embrace your spirit. Moving forward in faith, let
us link spirits and intentions and walk together towards the dawning
of a new heaven and a new Earth..
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Carla L. Rueckert is the channel for the "Law of One" series and the
author of "A Channeling Handbook”, “A Wanderer’s Handbook”, and a
“Book of Days”, among others. Please visit L/L Research to read her
channeled messages and Camelot Journal to read her online journal.
© copyright 2009 by L/L Research
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
2012 – The Background