More and more people are moving to Yucatan or renting houses, so they can be in the land of the Maya for 12/21/2012. Although a number of people of wisdom from ancient cultures (including the Hopi) “predicted” a huge event on that date , the Maya calendar data is perhaps the most intriguing because the date is actually the end of the long-count Maya calendar, a period of over 5,000 years.
Local Maya elders have been interviewed here and most say that 12/21/2012 simply marks a day of renewal. In the El Diario the other day, there was an interview with one of the council of elders, a group of 144 men from all the Maya groups, and he said that no Mayas have interpreted the calendar or the texts that accompany it to mean that anything dire is going to happen.
Many modern theorists say with great alarm that the magnetic poles are shifting, which will cause unheard of havoc. They are predicting this catastrophe for 12/21/2012. Now this is something to think about
New age groups are pointing out that the magnetic field of the earth is losing strength and becoming disorganized, according to actual scientists. I have no idea what this implies, but people who love to be terrified are saying that the magnetic poles of the earth are set to reverse, which could result in the end of the world. And they’ve tied this awful prediction to the Maya, who are probably much amused.
Compass needles in Africa, for instance, are drifting about 1 degree per decade. And globally the magnetic field has weakened 10% since the 19th century. When this was mentioned by researchers at a recent meeting of the American Geophysical Union, many newspapers carried the story. A typical headline: “Is Earth’s magnetic field collapsing?” This is from NASA, in 2003.
Also from NASA,
Sometimes the field completely flips. The north and the south poles swap places. Such reversals, recorded in the magnetism of ancient rocks, are unpredictable. They come at irregular intervals averaging about 300,000 years; the last one was 780,000 years ago. Are we overdue for another? No one knows.
Changes in the locations of the magnetic poles result in a change in the angle of the earth’s axis. Who knows where we could wind up?
The inner core of the earth is a solid iron ball, which spins at its own rate, faster than the earth. It’s as hot as the sun and 70 % as wide as the moon. The outer perimeter of the iron ball is liquid, and the molten iron sloshes around with the rotation of the body of the core. The sloshing is unpredictable and sometimes generates “hurricanes” which have effects on our own atmosphere.
Because of all this sloshing, the difference in rotation speeds, etc. the magnetic poles of the earth wax, wane, and ocasionally trade places. The north pole and south pole are always moving around anyway, and sometimes they take up residency somewhere else. Who knows, perhaps on 12/21/2012 we’ll see the aurora borealis (northern lights) above Chichen Itza.
Now I personally find this disturbing. Beneath us is this wildly spinning massive ball of iron with an unpredictable path and bad moods. That is completely out of my control, no matter how hard I try. Someone needs to make a TV series about it – this would way outdo Lost or FlashForward.
Some scientists theorize that polar shift can be affected by masses of ice, and changes in the water levels of the earth. If this is true, global warming may cause us to spin off our axis!
The truth is that pole reversals take thousands of years to complete, but maybe 12/21/2012 will be the day! Spiritual forecasters tell us that on this date, the earth, the moon, and the Milky Way will line up in a unique way that can have effects ranging from tsunamis and volcanoes to magical peace on earth, something like a giant toke of marijuana. Maybe that’s why everyone’s coming here.
And coming here they are. Theorists as far back as the 1800s have postulated enormous change based on their interpretations of Maya prophecy.
In 1948, Hugh Auchincloss Brown, an electrical engineer, advanced a hypothesis of catastrophic pole shift. Brown also argued that accumulation of ice at the poles caused recurring tipping of the axis, identifying cycles of approximately seven millennia.
And the library of such theories is growing by leaps and bounds, especially in the last twenty years.
Since all this is quite scary, you have several basic choices of how to react to it.
- Ignore it
- Get scared and build an underground bunker
- Plan to leave the earth by spaceship
- Accept your fate with awe, grace, and a lot of music
Pole shift, or magnetic reversal (I’m not sure what the difference is) is just one of the many prospects that await us in two and a half years.
Here is an excerpt from one of my favorite doomsdayers, Patrick Geryl, a Dutchman who has written nine books on the calamity of magnetic shift. He believes the Maya prophecies indicate the date we are all awaiting.
I have explained abundantly clearly that life after a polar reversal is nothing but horror, pure unimaginable horror. All securities you presently have at hand, like – amongst others – food, transport, and medicines, will have disappeared in one big blow, dissolved into nothingness. As will our complete civilization. It cannot be more horrifying than this; worse than the worst nightmare. More destructive than a nuclear war in which the entire global arsenal of nuclear weapons has been deployed in one blow. Are you grasping the facts?
The earth will be subjected to total destruction. It will be many times worse than my description. Terrible hunger, cold and pain, and more will rule your daily life: without hope of a quick recovery, because all knowledge and resources will have been completely destroyed. That will be the reality of your daily life after the forthcoming polar reversal. And it is in this scenario you will have to try to survive.
Mr. Geryl has chosen the survivalist route and his website details some actually very interesting ways to survive the cataclysm. If nothing else, this stuff is fascinating.
Don’t forget to check out my novel, 2012: Deadly Awakening, available now as an eBook on Amazon and B&N and soon to be available as a print book on Amazon. Go to Amazon and enter my name, Beryl Gorbman, in the search box.