A Closer Look at the 2012 Phenomenon

Aloha all, here is a link to my interview with Occult of Personality.

2012 Hype?

USA Today recently published an article about the recent flurry of speculation surrounding December 21, 2012, which is the date the Mayan “Long Count” calendar is set to end. Many people believe it will be the ‘end of the world’, while others scoff at this notion. Some say it’s just the end of a cycle; others predict a change of consciousness, and see it as a positive change. Still others expect catastrophe. What’s interesting, notes USA Today, is that “Part of the 2012 mystique stems from the stars. On the winter solstice in 2012, the sun will be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in about 26,000 years. This means that ‘whatever energy typically streams to Earth from the center of the Milky Way will indeed be disrupted on 12/21/12 at 11:11 p.m. Universal Time,’ Joseph writes.” (Note the 11:11…) There are so many books and TV specials being created around 2012 one can hardly keep track. Even Hollywood is getting into the action; director Michael Bay is planning a film called “2012: The War for Souls”, based on Whitley Strieber’s book.

One of the chapters my book discusses the strange reoccurrence of a ‘destruction by fire’ in many belief systems – it’s mentioned in more than a dozen books of the Bible, as well as in the Koran, the Zand i Vohuman Yasht (Zoroastrian scripture), The Final Signs of Qiyaamah, the Norse Ragnarok, the Srimad Bhagavatam, the Ipuwer Papyrus, and by other Native American and medieval prophets. An asteroid? Polar shift? The return of the 10th planet, Nibiru? Misuse of HAARP? Or maybe the eruption of a super volcano, or a massive solar flare? Could it have something to do with this coming alignment? It should be noted that other prophets set the date for the ‘apocalypse’ around 2018 or 2019. Still others, such as Nostradamus, give us a few more thousand years.

It is widely known, at least amongst conspiracy theorists, that the government has long had several survival plans in the case of world catastrophe – called Alternatives I, II and III, developed by the secretive Jason Society which was formed by President Eisenhower in 1957. Do they know something we don’t know? Or are they just being prepared for anything?

I have no answers; just a great interest and wonderment at the idea of it all. I’m also careful not to blindly follow the crowd; I prefer to test it against my own spirit, which has clearly alerted me to some coming monumental change – and yet not panicked me, either. Whether natural or man-made, things certainly seem to be setting up for a fall, if you just read the headlines these days. I won’t be surprised if the end really does come in 2012 – spiritually I’m prepared for that. But I won’t be too surprised if nothing happens at all: if we’re too hyped up for 2012 and nothing happens, it could be a classic case of boy crying wolf. Something even bigger could be on the horizon, and we wouldn’t pay attention anymore.

The End of the World as We Knew It

A friend sent me a link to a site with some interesting thoughts about the End Times. It discusses the Nazca lines, the pyramids, and the possibility that these sites, and others, may be trying to point out a link to a certain line-up of stars, and thereby a certain time in the future, when a great shift will occur. Certainly food for thought.

However if you search, you will come across so much information that it can be difficult to sift through it all and find the truth. In my book, and on my website, I discuss the Last Days because I do sense some kind of massive change coming, but if we look for it only with our five physical senses we could be in danger of missing the signs. Surfing the Tao is about learning how to hear the ‘Voice’; that great, all-knowing Force some call God, others the Tao. To do this we must quiet our minds and listen with our spirits. In doing this I have discerned the most important aspect of this terrifying notion of the End of Everything: practice love, every moment, of every day. Sounds simple, but it’s really not. It may be the hardest thing you’ll ever do. Because as I see it, it won’t be the ‘End of Everything’, just a big change, and in this next place, love will be the deciding factor. Surf the Tao, and you won’t need to worry about this at all. Those in the right state of consciousness, one of pure love, knowledge of God, the Tao, will see their world fade into a paradise. It’s not going to be about what ‘religion’ you belong to, but whether you are living in spirit.


The End of the World as We Knew It

The world we knew ended long ago.
Didn’t we know a place of peace before?
Perhaps it was only a dream.

Our planet suffers now
As a child left alone in the wilderness
Ignorance leads to starvation.

I cannot grieve for this doomed existence,
Yet I will know the sound of its final demise.

Not World War III.
Not a giant asteroid.
Not another ice age.
Not the anti-Christ.
Not the Battle of Armageddon.
Not the slaying of the dragon.

When every child’s tears turn to laughter.
This is the beginning of the world as we knew it.