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Posted By: RedHed

Posted On: Sep 26, 2006
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Speaking of religion...

Beliefwatch: 12/21/12

NEWSWEEK Sept. 25, 2006 issue - Followers of New Age spirituality have long turned to indigenous religions for wisdom and inspiration, so it has not escaped their notice that something big happens in 2012: the ancient and complex Mayan calendar—studied by astrology, spirituality and history buffs alike—has chugged along for 1,872,000 days, and its cycle stops (and restarts) on Dec. 21, 2012.

Speculation over the 2012 cycle change has spurred a growing cottage industry. Amazon.com shows more than 100 books on the subject, with titles like "Doomsday 2012" and "2012: You Have a Choice!" A number of spirituality conferences are already convening. This month in New Mexico, spiritual seekers will gather for a "2012 Ascension Symposium," which promises to "offer humanity global reassurance and change the Consciousness of the world"; metaphysics author Geoff Stray is giving a series of lectures on 2012 throughout 2006 and 2007, including at the UFO Conference in Nevada in February and a "Healing Conference" in Jericho, Israel, in May.



To add to the frenzy, it just so happens that the years building up to 2012 mark an unusual astronomical alignment, one so rare it occurs only in 30 out of every 26,000 years. During this period, the Sun will make its annual crossing of the galactic equator—the plane that bisects the Milky Way as it appears in the sky—on the same day as the winter solstice. So what does all this mean? A small group of doomsayers believe a life-ending cataclysm is on the horizon. Patrick Geryl, a Belgian researcher, says he believes the alignment will trigger a reversal in the magnetic fields of the Sun, causing it to get 10 or 20 times hotter, which will reverse the Earth's rotation on its axis and flood its inhabitants (mainstream astronomers don't agree).



Meso-American scholars are far less concerned. In Mayan cosmology, time proceeds in cycles—not in a straight line. "The world collapses, but then it gets reborn," says Davíd Carrasco, professor of Latin American religions at Harvard University. (The Maya believe the same thing happens when the Sun rises and sets each day.) Literary-magazine editor Daniel Pinchbeck, author of "2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl," sees the new cycle as an opportunity for personal and spiritual growth. Instead of looking at the completion of the 5,125-year cycle as "the end," Pinchbeck suggests that 2012 "could be more like the birth of the world."



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Posted On: Sep 26, 2006
Views: 605
RE: Speaking of religion...

damn it, I wasted a kilocalorie reading that


Posted By: Dragonmaster

Posted On: Sep 27, 2006
Views: 571
RE: Speaking of religion...

Didn't I put up something a long ass time ago about something in the year 2012? I kept having this dream about someone and their kid, and it would be about 2012 or something before he'd be that old. We were driving along, leaving some tan stone building that looked really out of place in this city, it was about 15 stories tall and the rest of the ones I could see were much taller, some had black glass.

Anyway, everyone's car stops moving, and won't start up again. We get out of the car and I look up, there is this rainbow thing everywhere in the sky, and I see a plane, a double decker plane, like a 747, but the second row of seats go all the way back. It crashes into that building we just left. Nothing seems to be working so me and a few others start walking out of town, didn't seem like the end of the world or anything, just a chance to make it right. Yea, sappy end feelings, but what else ya gonna do?

A friend of mine had one just about the same, but as far as I know just once, I've been having this crappy thing for years.

Also watch out in California around 2008 and again in 2012.

Yea, I'm crazy. I know that. But I also knew about 9/11 and the shuttle thing way back in Jr. High. Made the mistake of telling someone I actually know about it and that person stopped talking to me after 9/11. Cant blame her really. I did get a few things off though. Here is a bit out of my dream journal, "more than the 4 planes involved, the buildings come down by demolition not just planes, some people knew what was going to happen and took steps to help it along", also something about gold, power, and mass idiocy. Boy was I wrong with all that...(looks out window for black SUV's or people with white coats...)


Posted By: Dragonmaster

Posted On: Sep 27, 2006
Views: 570
RE: Speaking of religion...

Anyway, didn't know about the calendar thing...I guess were ****ed. No big news there, look at the news and you'll get that yourself, no doomsday crap needed.


Posted By: Brad

Posted On: Sep 28, 2006
Views: 566
RE: Speaking of religion...

I had a dream I would eat a sandwhich for lunch today and that halfway through eating it somone would offer me a bag of chips and it happened.

They were sour cream and onion which I never liked growing up but now I do.

*Were my abstract sentences (aka spontaneous Word art) I was posting before (I heard the blue but I like pizza anyway because I am wearing jeans) really bothering anyone? Anything seems better than the crap thats all over the board now.


Posted By: Dragonmaster

Posted On: Sep 28, 2006
Views: 562
RE: Speaking of religion...

It was lots better than the crap going on now from the one idiot guy.


Posted By: That one idiot guy

Posted On: Sep 28, 2006
Views: 558
RE: Speaking of religion...

If you are the real Dragonmaster and you can't see that 99% of the crap posted under my screen name is being done by impersonator then you really are a god damn blind as a bat son of a bitch.


Posted By: Dragonmaster

Posted On: Sep 29, 2006
Views: 551
RE: Speaking of religion...

Sorry, "the" instead of "that" in the name was supposed to mean impersonators...my bad. I should have explained that better...not sure how I would have thought that would have done it...


Posted By: Cracerz418

Posted On: Sep 29, 2006
Views: 549
RE: Speaking of religion...

You shouldnt have to apologize to him. He is a god damn judgemental son of a bitch. He assumed you meant him and went with it because he is rather retarded. Hell he attacked me awhile ago simple for how my name is spelled...I don't just say **** for no reason like mr.stick up his ass here.


Posted By: Crackerz418

Posted On: Sep 29, 2006
Views: 548
RE: Speaking of religion...

Oops. You dont even need to say it, but I am sure you will.


 

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