Fact: December 21st, 2012 signals the end of a Long and mysterious
cycle of time-a Great World Age that began 5,125 years ago!
Fact: The end of such cycles in the past has triggered cataclysmic
shifts that changed the face of the Earth and altered entire
Fact: The predictions for 2012, and what follows Range from an era of
chaos and destruction to a Thousand years of peace and cooperation!
What does 2012 mean for us today?
The answer lives as the message coded into an ancient map of time!
We're living the end of time.
Not the end of the world, but the end of a world age-a 5,125-year
cycle of time-and the way we've known the world throughout that time.
The present world age began in 3,114 B.C. and will end in 2012 A.D.
Because the end of anything also marks the beginning of what comes
next, we're also living the start of what follows the end of time: the
next world age, which ancient traditions called the great cycle.
From the epic poems of India's Mahabharata to the oral traditions of
indigenous Americans and the biblical story of Revelation, those who
have come before us knew that the end of time was coming. They knew,
because it always does. Every 5,125 years the Earth and our solar
system reach a place in their journey through the heavens that marks
the end of precisely such a cycle. With that end, a new world age
begins. Apparently it's always been this way. For at least four such
cycles (or five, according to the Mesoamerican traditions of the Aztec
and the Mayan people) our ancestors endured the changes in global
magnetic fields, climate, depleting resources, and rising sea levels
that come with the end of time. The fact that they lived to tell the
story stands as a powerful testament to an undeniable truth. It tells
us beyond any reasonable doubt that the inhabitants of our world have
survived the end of world ages in the past.
Beyond simply surviving, our ancestors learned from the difficulties
that can accompany the change. In the words of their day, they did
their best to tell us what it means to live such a rare moment in
history. It's a good thing that they did because such events are few
and far between. Only five generations in the last 26,000 years have
experienced the shift of world ages. We will be the sixth.
The present world ends at a specific time, with a specific event, on a
day that was marked on a calendar over 2,000 years ago. There is no
secret about that date. The Maya who calculated it also inscribed it
as a permanent record for future generations. The date is etched into
stone monuments that were built to last until the end of time.
When the date is translated to our familiar system of time, the
message becomes clear. It tells us that our present world age will end
with the winter solstice that takes place on December 21 in the year
2012. It's on this date that the mysterious Maya identified the
astonishing astronomical events that will mark the end of our age, and
they did so over two millennia ago.
What Does It Mean?
What does such a rare moment in astronomical history mean in our lives
today? The truth is that no one knows for sure. We can't, because no
one living today has a direct experience of the last time something
like this happened. What we do have, however, are good indicators of
what we can expect. We have facts. When we marry the facts of today's
science with the wisdom and the historic records of the past, we find
a story that's almost beyond belief. It's the story of a journey-our
journey-that began so long ago that it has taken over 256 generations
and five millennia to reach the end.
Now that we're doing so, we discover that the end is actually the
start of a new journey. Perhaps poet and visionary T. S. Eliot best
described the irony of an end being a beginning: "We shall not cease
from exploration/and the end of all our exploring/will be to arrive
where we started/and know the place for the very first time."
While the story of a shifting world age based in our planet's orbit
through the stars may sound like the plot of a Star Trek episode, the
celestial calculations that our ancestors left to us are surprisingly
consistent with the scientific findings of today. When we put it all
together, they tell the same story. With that story, we suddenly have
a new meaning for the greatest mysteries of our past, as well as the
clues that tell us what to expect in our future.
Fortunately, our ancestors left us everything we need to meet the
challenges of a great world age. It's not only about cycles. It's
about our ability to recognize patterns and where we are within the
While quantum scientists tell us that we can never predict an exact
future, what we can predict are cyclic probabilities for the future.
This is precisely what the existence of repeating cycles of time
demonstrates. Each time a cycle appears it repeats the general
conditions that make something possible, rather than a precise
outcome. Just as the conditions in Earth's atmosphere can create the
perfect environment for a tornado without ever actually forming one,
time's cycles can bring together all of the circumstances that led to
an event in history, without that event occurring again in the
The key here is that the ingredients for a repetition are present and
the situation is "primed." The way those conditions play out, however,
is determined by the choices that we make in life. The beauty of such
an understanding is that along with the moments in our time that are
ripe for war, suffering, and chaos, we can also pinpoint the moments
in our future that are ripe for peace, success and stability.
Time Code 5: If we know where we are in a cycle, then we know what to
expect when it repeats.
To know in advance where our choices can have the greatest impact tips
the scales in our favor as we complete the cycle that holds our well
being and, ultimately our survival, in the balance. And that is the
beauty of Fractal Time. Because the rhythms and patterns of nature
tell us precisely when we can expect the repeating cycles of the past,
they also tell us when we have the greatest opportunity to change the
hurtful and destructive patterns of the past-the choice points-that
create the new cycles of life!
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Friday, March 27, 2009