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80. Zulu Prophecy: The Return of Mu-sho-sho-no-no

81. Pueblo Indians: Fifth World in 2012

82. Purification Period & World Ages


83. The Dresden Codex: Did it Predict the 1991 Eclipse?


84. Electro-Magnetic Pulse Wave (EMP Wave)


85. Guatemalan Priest Says That 1987 Was the End of the 9 Hells


86. Kali Yuga and 2012


87. More on Aquarius and 2012


88. The Chinese, Tibetan and Tamil Calendars


89. Tracking Down the Kalachakra Prophecy


90. 9/11 Resonation With WWII on Time Wave Zero


91. Venus-Pleiades Conjunction


92. Near-Death Experience and 2012


93. More on the Bible Code


94. Cosmic Locusts


95. Amnesia and the Echo Circle


96. 83-Year Cycles


97. OOBEs (OBEs) and 2012


98. Behemoth and Leviathan


99. Smelyakov Update


100. Will Hart's Venus Transit Theory


101. Tzolkin & Tzolkin 2


items 102+...


80. Zulu Prophecy: The Return of Mu-sho-sho-no-no


Credo Mutwa, an 80-year old Zulu Sanusi (shaman) and elder from South Africa, and author of Song of the Stars: The Lore of a Zulu Shaman, gave a talk at the Living Lakes Conference, in California on October 2 1999, which included the following:

Let me tell you two last things please. One, it is this, that I am told by the great storytellers of our tribes, that fresh water is not native to our earth. That at one time, many thousands of years ago a terrible star, or the kind called Mu-sho-sho-no-no, the star with a very long tail, descended very close upon our skies. It came so close that the earth turned upside down and what had become the sky became down, and what was the heavens became up. The whole world was turned upside down. The sun rose in the south and set in the north. Then came drops of burning black stuff, like molten tar, which burned every living thing on earth that could not escape. After that came a terrible deluge of water accompanied by winds so great that they blew whole mountaintops away. And after that came huge chunks of ice bigger than any mountain and the whole world was covered with ice for many generations. After that the surviving people saw an amazing sight. They saw rivers and streams of water that they could drink, and they saw that some of the fishes that escaped from the sea were now living in these rivers. That is the great story of our forefathers. And we are told that this thing is going to happen again very soon. Because the great star, which is the lava of our sun, is going to return on the day of the year of the red bull, which is the year 2012.

See the whole article here or, slightly modified, here. There is a stone circle in South Africa, called Timbavati, which means, "the falling down of a star" in Zulu language. It still has an equinox alignment intact. In 1997, a stone circle in the Southern Egyptian desert was found to have an alignment to the summer solstice sunrise, and at 6,000 BC is the "oldest astronomically aligned structure yet discovered anywhere on the planet". There is also a stone observatory at Nomoratunga in Kenya, connected with the "Borana Calendar", based on rising stars and lunar phases. There are also stone circles in The Gambia , Senegal, Morocco, & Togo.

The Long Count has been traced to Izapa; Izapa has Olmec connections; the Olmec carved mysterious giant stone heads with African features. Could there be a connection?


81. Pueblo Indians: Fifth World in 2012               31/10/02

The Hopi Indians of Arizona believe that we are living in the fourth of five eras - the Fourth World, and there will be a “Great Purification just before the start of the Fifth World. They have a series of nine prophecies, starting with the coming of white men with guns, (which came true in the sixteenth century). The eighth prophecy is the hippie era, which was manifested in the nineteen sixties. The only remaining prophecy to be fulfilled is the appearance of a new star that they call Blue Star Kachina.  

Speaking Wind, a Pueblo Indian from Northern New Mexico, has said that the Fifth World will start in December 2012. This conforms to Hopi Indian prophecies, even though some have put the transition at 2011

 As I said, the final cleansing of Earth, began in June, 1998. In September, 1998, the five brothers, (planets), aligned themselves to usher in the cleansing energies of Earth. The chaos everyone has been anticipating, or the tearing away of the illusion, and the lie, will begin between January, and April, 1999, and will continue to escalate until the nine brothers, (planets) align themselves on the 5th of May, 2000. From that date, until the last day of the fourth world, December 22, 2012, a date taken from our star calendars, everything living, will undergo a purge. If mankind will not willingly let go of the illusion, and the lie, it will be stripped away. And, we have only begun to feel the effect, since June, 1998. The 23rd day of December, 2012, is the first day of the fifth world.





82. Purification Period & World Ages                  31/10/02


Purification variations

Although most agree that the 4th/5th World transition will come in 2012, there are several variations on the date of Purification:


1. 1998-2000  - Pueblo Indians, item 81 above.


2. 1987, in the Shearer/Arguelles/Kalachakra/Seneca/Cherokee calendar wheels versions.

See also the new article on Ajq'ij  - Mayan priest/historian/investigator/anthropologist-Carlos Barrios by Steven McFadden at Whats New 85 below.


3. July 1991; in Quetza-Sha's version, it began in  with the solar eclipse over Mexico City (see next item)


4. 1992 in many sources, that mistakenly think the last Katun began in 1992 (it was actually April 5 1993) Robert Gilson's Period of Justification also started in 1992 & ends in 2012. However, since the long count fell into disuse, and the 52-haab Calendar Round then was used to measure precession, a 20-haab period may be seen as a placebo for the final katun of the Great Cycle (a haab = 365 days).


5. August 1990 - August 1993, in the Q'ero Indian version.


6. Year 2000 according to the Q'ero that Alberto Villoldo spoke to.


World/Sun variations

Some tribes say we are in the Fourth World, approaching the Fifth; some say we are in Fifth Sun, approaching the Sixth...

1. The 5th sun ended in 1519; 6th sun starts in 2012 according to some contemporary Aztecs

2. Some New Age sources also think we are "between worlds";  The Mayan fifth world finished in 1987. The
sixth world starts in 2012.

3. We are in 5th sun, approaching 6th, say the Aztecs, Toltecs & Incas; we are in 4th world, approaching 5th say the Maya  ( Judith Bluestone Polich )

4. We are in the 4th Sun, and will reach the 5th Sun in 2012, say the Q'ero Incas according to Alberto Villoldo

5.  The Q'ero that Joan Parisi Wilcox spoke to, said there are 3 ages, and we start the crossing in 1990-1993 and complete it in 2012, (they have combined their myth with a Christian myth of 3 ages).

6. The Hopi Indians, according to Frank Waters and some other sources, say we are living in the 4th world, approaching the 5th.

7. The Zuni Indians, neighbors of the Hopi, say we are living in the 5th world, according to Dennis Tedlock.

8.The Navajo Indians also have a total of 5 worlds, according to Gordon Brotherston.

9. Some Navajo medecine men say there are 7 worlds and we are in the 5th. Of the 2 "above us", the first is the World of the Spirits of Living Things, the second is the Place of Melting into One.

10.  John Major Jenkins points out (In Appendix 2 to Maya Cosmogenesis 2012), that in the Mayan Popol Vuh epic,  a total of 4 ages are laid out, of which the first 3 have ended in destruction (so we are in the 4th age).

For further discussion, see the Book of the Fourth World by Professor Gordon Brotherston

Variations in duration of World Ages

1.  Multiples of the 52-year Calendar Round: (from Leyenda de los soles)

1st Sun: 676 years (52 x 13); 

2nd Sun: 364 years (52 x7); 

3rd Sun: 312 years (52 x 6); 


4th Sun: 676 years (52 x 13)


NB This must be the origin of the idea that there were 13 Heavens that ended in 1519, and which were followed by 9 Hells ending in 1987, so we can extrapolate:

5th Sun: 468 years (52 x 9)


1b (UPDATE) According to Jose Arguelles in The Transformative Vision (1975), p. 14,  the fifth age consists of the 13 heavens plus the 9 hells; 676 + 468 = 1144 years. This conforms to the Cherokee Calendar (see Whats New item 78)


2. From the Vaticano-Latin Codex

1st Sun: 4008 years;

  2nd Sun: 4010 years; 

3rd  Sun: 4081 years;

 4th Sun: 5026 years


The implication here is that the 5th Sun is over 5,000 years in length.


3. There is evidence that the Aztec Sunstone shows 1 Sun = 5,200 years; 5 Suns total 26,000 years. (Brotherston p.299)


4. Sioux Indians (Brotherston p.301):

1st Sun: 6,000 years;

2nd Sun: 11,900 years;

3rd Sun: 3,000 years;

4th Sun: 1,100 years;

5th Sun: 1,900 years

TOTAL: 23,900 years


5. Madrid Codex (Brotherston p.302): 

Mega-Sun: 208,000 years = 8 x 26,000 years.




Thus, we have a hierarchy of Suns within Suns


The Mayan word for "day" is kin, and means "Sun" - apparently reborn every morning.

The second level is the year, when the Sun is reborn at the morning of Winter Solstice, and a new year begins.

The third level is the Calendar Round and New Fire ceremony - 52 years.

The fourth level is the Heaven & Hell cycles - 22 Calendar Rounds = 1144 years.

The fifth level is the Great Cycle, or 13-baktun cycle of 5,200 tuns  - a fifth of the cycle of precession (level 6)

The sixth level is the cycle of precession - 26,000 tuns - The morning Solstice Sun is reborn aligned to the centre of the galaxy.

The seventh level is multiple precession cycles.


As we have seen, there are so many conflicting versions, that a unified theory is still out of reach. There are many differing Calendar Round beginning-dates across Mesoamerica, and anyway, the Calendar Round won't divide into the 13-baktun cycle, or the 26,000-tun cycle, so the hierarchy above just shows various concepts of large cycles. Since Jenkins has shown that the Calendar Round is also a way of measuring precession (by zenith cosmology), we can say that the Suns (Worlds) measure precessional movement. However, there is a Calendar Round that ends in 1987 (Teotitlan - 1st March 1987) and one that ends in 2012 (Tikal - 2nd April 2012). 


83. The Dresden Codex: Did it Predict the 1991 Eclipse?                                                                        31/10/02


During the July 11th 1991 solar eclipse, a UFO appeared over Mexico City and sparked off a series of UFO waves over Mexico that still continue today (see Beyond 2012 item 9). At the time of the eclipse, 17 different people caught the UFO on their video cameras, and these were collected with later footage taken during the various Mexican waves and were released as 3 videos; Messengers of Destiny 1991-1992 footage (50 + clips); Master of the Stars 1992-1993 footage (55+ clips); and Voyagers of the Sixth Sun 1993-1996 footage (90 + clips), by Genesis 111. The original July 1991 footage was later denounced as Venus, (and here), appearing during the darkness of the eclipse, but that doesn't alter the fact that there has been a massive wave of UFOs in Mexico since 1991, as shown in the rest of the videos, and on Mexican TV, and these were disappearing behind buildings; flying in groups; buzzing commercial & military aircraft, etc.


In the 3 videos, and in the UFO magazines reviewing them, it was stated that the 1991 eclipse had been predicted in the Dresden Codex (one of only 3 surviving codices, or books written by the Maya - the others are the Paris Codex and the Madrid Codex). The editors of the video - Lee and Britt Elders, and Jaime Maussan (the Mexican TV commentator covering UFOs), had concluded that the 1991 eclipse was the start of the Sixth Sun - the event that is usually associated with 2012.


While looking into this question, I came across a site called Whitecrow Borderland, on which the Dresden Codex has been used to predict eclipses between 1975 and 2008. The site's author, B. Martin, had used a correlation of JD 563334, which meant that the last day of the 13-baktun cycle - equated to a day in 1955 AD, and the eclipse calculations had been carried forward into the next 13-baktun cycle. I emailed Mr. Martin and he told me that the correlation had only been in use since 1996, so the implication is that it was a different correlation used, to arrive at the July 1999 eclipse using the Dresden Codex.


Then I came across a fascinating site, called The Real Maya Prophecies: Astronomy in the Inscriptions and Codices, which includes detailed information on the Dresden Codex. The site is run by Mike Finley, and supports the GMT correlations ( there are 3 of these - 2 of which are the most popular correlations - 584285 & 584283 - that may sound more familiar by their termination points: 23rd December 2012 and 21st December 2012, though Thompson revised the former 1930 correlation #584285, and in 1950 replaced it with the latter #584283. Floyd Lounsbury later revived Thompson's earlier correlation). On the site, Mike explains that, in order to use the Dresden Codex for eclipse prediction, the periods must be "recycled", or extrapolated into the future. In other words, it may be possible to find the 1991 eclipse date by extrapolation, but the actual (Maya equivalent of July 1991) date is not recorded in the Dresden Codex. So, this is one point on which the video editors have made misleading statements.


Another point made by Mike is that the accuracy of the charts fails after a few recyclings, due to accumulated error, and so a correction factor must be used over the 38 recyclings necessary to bring the eclipse table forward to cover 1991. I wrote to ask Mike if he thought the 1991 eclipse could have been predicted using the GMT correlations.


For those of you interested in the Dresden Codex, here is Mike's reply:

I too seem to come across something about prediction of a 1991 eclipse -- but don't remember where. You made me curious enough to try a calculation--- I'll set out the steps so you can check it if you want (I didn't double check anything, so I can't guarantee that I didn't make an arithmetic error).

But before the calculation, these observations.  First, because of cumulative error when the table is "recycled", it's unlikely that it would correctly predict an eclipse that occurred many cycles through the table after the 755 AD base date given in the Codex --- but it might, because the error is cyclical. Teeple showed back in about 1930 that the lunar node recedes about 1.61 days in each cycle through the table --- every 600 years or so, the node recedes all the way through the lunar month, and the table's accuracy is "restored".  The calculation below shows that the 1991 eclipse would have occurred in the 38th cycle of the table after 755 AD, a cycle beginning in about 1967 AD, which is  1212 years since 755 AD. The node receded about 2 full lunar months in this time.  This very rough calculation suggested that it would be worthwhile checking to see if the 1991 eclipse is actually predicted in the 38th cycle of the table.

Second, there have been methods for correcting the error when the table is recycled --- the most ambitious was proposed by the Harvey and Victoria Bricker of Tulane University --- but these are all rather speculative, and I don't think any pretend to work for 37 cycles of the table.

Third, it has been proposed that the "practical" entry date into the table was later than 755 AD. A number of dates have been suggested. I doubt any of them will do much better, since they were chosen to give eclipse predictions in the 13th or 14th century (by finding an entry date near an orbital node at that time), not the 20th.  I guess some "practical" entry date or adjustment in the base date of the long count might be contrived so that the moon would be near the node at new moon in July 1991, but that would be an entirely arbitrary exercise --- or more correctly, circular reasoning since it presumes that the table must be able to predict the 1991 eclipse and adjusts things accordingly.  

So anyway, here's my calculation: . 

1. Assume that the base for solar eclipse prediction is 12 Nov 755 AD in the Gregorian calendar (= 8 Nov 755 Julian).(I'm using the '85 version of the GMT correlation, but the choice between '83 and '85 won't make much didfference here).

2. Days between base date and eclipse of 11 July 1991 (from a perpetual calendar program) = 451316

3. The length of the eclipse table in the Codex is 11,960 days (11,959 tabulated + 1 day to restore the tzolk'in entry day). Thus the lapse of time between the dates is 37 full cycles through the table, with 8796 days left over.

4. Counting through the eclipse table, this count of days is reached on page 55b. The second column makes a prediction at 8748 days into the table, and the third column a prediction at 8925. (The count is 177 in each column, except those directly before each picture, which is 148, across the top halves of the pages from page 53 to page 58, and then across the bottom halves of the pages from page 51 .... In addition, 5 times before page 55b, the total recorded by the scribes adds 178 rather than 177 to correct the rounding error in taking 6 lunar months = 177 days. See the Codex on-line linked from my web page)

5. Thus the  prediction at col. 2, page 55b would give an eclipse that is 48 days prior to July 11, 1991. The next prediction (col. 3) is 119 days after July 11, 1991.

6. There is presumably a secondary solar eclipse predicting entry date 30 days after  12 Nov 755. This one leads to eclipse predictions at each station 30 days later --- thus reducing the error in col. 2 to 18 days (but increasing the error in col. 3).

Conclusion: The table isn't even close to the mark!!!

You mention a base date for the long count of   JD 563334 (I'm not familiar with it --- I have a list of 50 proposed  correlations, and it's not on it). This is 20951 days earlier than the GMT --- 1 cycle of the lunar table +8991days. Thus the "1991" eclipse would be reached according to this correlation 8991 days into the table. Once again, the closest prediction would be on page 55b. Col. 3 predicts an eclipse 8920 days into the table, with is 71 days too early (or 51 days too early if we consider the "secondary" predictions). The next prediction (col. 4) is 177 days from col. 3, so it doesn't work either. 

In other words, Britt and Lee Elders and Jaime Maussan were mistaken - the Dresden Codex eclipse tables cannot be used to locate the July 1991 eclipse!


84. Electro-Magnetic Pulse Wave (EMP Wave)      31/10/02

I recently discovered an online fictional work called Galactic Tsunami, in which it becomes apparent that the event that governed the timing of the 2012 termination point of the Mayan 13-baktun cycle, was the arrival of an "EMP wave".  In the story, this wave is said to be due every 500 years, and currently overdue by 200 years. Although this is fiction, it is based on the discoveries of astro-physicist, Paul LaViolette (see Beyond 2012 item 48 ). In item 48, the emphasis was on a Galactic Core explosion that happens at intervals of 13,000 and 26,000 years, and sends out a "galactic superwave" of cosmic waves that bring dust and cause solar activity to increase, while blocking out the sunlight, and causing major geomagnetic variations.

However,  when I re-read pages 334-335 of LaViolette's book, Earth Under Fire, I found that he did say smaller EMP events happen on average every 500 years. See LaViolettes site (here - prediction 11); or a more detailed article here, from which I have extracted the following:


Galactic superwaves may also produce an intense electromagnetic pulse (EMP) whenever a cosmic ray front happens to strike the Earth's atmosphere. Galactic superwaves such as those that arrived during the last ice age could have generated pulses delivering tens of thousands of volts per meter in times as short as a billionth of a second, comparable to the early-time EMP signal from a high-altitude nuclear explosion.

Galactic Center activity occurs frequently between major superwave events. Astronomical observation indicates that during the last 6,000 years, the Galactic center has expelled 14 clouds of ionized gas.

These outbursts may have produced minor superwave emissions with EMP effects comparable to those of major superwaves. About 80% of these bursts took place within 500 hundred years of one another. With the most recent outburst occurring 700 years ago, there is a high probability of another one occurring in the near future.

Nevertheless, the diagram in Earth Under Fire reveals that, although the average may be 500 years, there was a period of almost 2000 years without a wave, and the pattern certainly doesn't look predictable:


85 Guatemalan Priest says that 1987 Was the End of the 9 Hells                                                                    31/10/02

Steven McFadden's has written a new article (Steep Uphill Climb to 2012), on the talk by Guatemalan Ajq'ij, priest/anthropologist, Carlos Barrios, in Santa Fe in Autumn 2002. Barrios says that the 25-year period between 1987 and 2012 is the period between the fourth and fifth worlds. See the special article on this at How Did Tony Shearer calculate Harmonic Convergence?  (UPDATED)He also says 2012 will not be the end of the world, but it will be transformed. The Galactic "alignment with the heart of the galaxy in 2012 will open a channel for cosmic energy to flow through the earth, cleansing it and all that dwells upon it, raising all to a higher level of vibration."


86. Kali Yuga and 2012                                           30/11/02

In the Hindu system of time cycles, the longest cycles last trillions of years, but at the shorter end of the cycle spectrum, we have the four Yugas, which are:

Krita Yuga (Golden Age): 1,728,000 years                    = 2,160 x 800

Treta Yuga (Silver Age): 1,296,000 years                      =2,160 x 600

Dvapara Yuga (Copper/Bronze Age): 864,000 years    =2,160 x 400

Kali Yuga (Iron Age): 432,000 years                              =2,160 x 200

Each Yuga is split into 3 parts; dawn; day; and dusk:

Krita Yuga: dawn = 144,000; day = 1,440,000; dusk = 144,000

Treta Yuga: dawn: 108,000; day: 1,080,000; dusk: 108,000

Dvapara Yuga:  dawn:72,000; day: 720,000; dusk: 72,000

Kali Yuga: dawn: 36,000; day: 360,000; dusk: 36,000


If these numbers look familiar, that is because they are precessional numbers:


Platonic Year = 25,920 years (12 x 2,160) - 1 complete precession of the equinoxes (or solstices);

Platonic month = 2,160 years - precession of the equinox through one sign of the zodiac;

Platonic day = 72 years - precession of the equinox through one degree;

2 Platonic months = 4,320 years; half a Platonic month = 1,080 years; 2 Platonic days = 144 years

360 x 72 = 25,920.

Rene Guenon and others says we are now nearing the end of Kali Yuga, although some sources say it only started in 3,102 BC.  John Major Jenkins' recent book, Galactic Alignment goes into the Vedic Yuga system in some detail, and he studies the work of Hindu saint, Sri Swami Yukteswar, (born 1855), who discovered an oversight in the Vedas, and went on to explain it. In one of the oldest Vedic writings, attributed to the god-man Manu, the 4 Yugas are said to add up to 24,000 years, but when they are enumerated, they only come to 12,000 years. The Satya Yuga (Golden Age) lasts 4,800 years; the Treta Yuga (Silver Age) lasts 3,600 years; the Dvapara Yuga (Bronze age) lasts 2,400 years, and the Kali Yuga (Iron Age) lasts 1,200 years.

Yukteswar explained the enigma in a diagram that equates the 12,000 years to a descending half of the 24,000-year cycle, and another 12,000 years to an ascending half. Jenkins’ Study of the Yukteswar analysis shows that Yukteswar was talking about the precession cycle, but basing it on a 24,000-year cycle, rather than the (approx) 25,700-year cycle recognised by astronomy. The descent into darkness started when the Summer (June) solstice sun was aligned with Galactic Centre, around 10,800 BC, and the ascent back to light starts when the Winter (December) solstice sun aligns with Galactic Centre circa 1998-2012

 So, the Yuga system is about precession, as we have decoded from the classic cycle lengths above, and after looking at Jenkins' updates to Yukteswar's work, we can see that the end of Descending Kali Yuga corresponds to the Pisces - Aquarius transition of Western astrology, and to the solstice-galaxy alignment era AD 1998 - 2012. See an excellent summary by Jenkins here. See also Whats New item 41.

Kali Yuga 2012 countdown clock           This (below) is Yukteswar's diagram          Click here for Jenkins' diagram

Click on picture to see larger version

Sri Yukteswar's astrological chart

87. More on Aquarius & 2012                                30/11/02

Back at Whats New item 25 we discussed some ideas putting the start of the Age of Aquarius at 2012. In an excellent essay on the astronomical symbolism of the Book of Revelation, on the Calendarsign site, we find a quote from the Aquarian Age Network

While acknowledging the zero point of the zodiac to be defined as the point where the true galactic equator crosses the ecliptic between Taurus and Gemini, and recognizing the J2000 galactic equator defined by the galactic north pole of 12h 51.4m, 27° 8' to be representative of the B1950 definition of the galactic coordinate system, by virtue of Sagittarius A* being recognized as the dynamical center of the galaxy with the true galactic equator passing through Sagittarius A*, and by virtue of the sun being at 90° 00' 32" past the point of the crossing of the J2000 galactic equator and the ecliptic at the spring equinox of 20 March 2000, 0735 GMT, we declare the Age of Aquarius to have unequivocally arrived. Pax Aetatis Aquarii vobiscum!

Then a translation:

Expressed in more simple words, this declaration tells us that the point of the spring equinox (once being between the constellations Gemini and Taurus, on the galactic equator) already has moved more than 90° from this point on the galactic equator, which is opposite the center of our galaxy and supposed to be a black hole. The 90° relates to three constellations, each 30°, and therefore the constellation Aquarius enters the spring equinox dawn and the new age arrives.

From Testimony Magazine (html) or (pdf)

We now need to consider the concept of the meridian. This is an imaginary line running from the horizon due north of an observer through the heavens to the horizon due south of an observer. The meridian at the vernal equinox is called the zero meridian, and it runs through the constellation of Pisces in which the sun is situated. At the time of the birth of Jesus Christ the nearest visible star in Pisces to the zero meridian would have been that designated alpha. However, due to the slow movement of the sun through the Zodiac, mentioned above (the precession of the equinoxes), the nearest star in Pisces to the zero meridian, in fact the nearest of all the 1,800 brightest stars as listed in a star catalogue, is now that designated omega. It is calculated that it will be exactly on the zero meridian early in 2012.


88. The Chinese, Tibetan & Tamil Calendars      30/11/02

The Chinese calendar consists of 60-year cycles which in turn consist of five 12-year cycles. Each year is named after one of 12 animals, and one of 5 elements, with 2 consecutive years being named after each element:

The elements are:

Some sources describe 10 Celestial Stems and 12 Terrestrial Branches, but this is clarified  elsewhere; each element has a destructive manifestation followed by a constructive manifestation, making the 10 Celestial Stems. The current Chinese 60-year cycle started on 2 February 1984 in the year Wood Rat, and almost halfway through it, on 23 January 2012, the year Water Dragon will begin (see Robert Bast's chapter: 2012: Year of the Dragon).


The Tibetan calendar is based on the Chinese system, and started in the year 1027, when the Kalachakra teachings were introduced to Tibet. However, this was the year Fire Rabbit, 3 years after the start of the Chinese 60-year cycle, so the current Tibetan 60-year cycle started 3 years after the Chinese one, on February 28 1987. For more on this, see the next item.

The 12 Tibetan animals vary slightly from the Chinese (and start with Rabbit, rather than Rat, due to the 3-year difference):

The elements are consequently listed starting with Fire, rather than Wood;

Note that the Mesoamerican calendars also incorporate animals into their systems, but as day-signs rather than year signs (alligator, lizard, serpent, deer, rabbit, dog, monkey, jaguar, eagle, vulture). There are ten animals amongst the Mesoamerican day-signs, and if you consider that a lizard is close to a dragon (nb. Kimono Dragon), and jaguar = tiger & eagle = bird, then seven of them are the same as the Tibetan animals. Snake follows dragon in both systems, and 2012 is the year of the Dragon in Chinese and Tibetan calendars. 


In the 260-day Tzolkin of Mesoamerica, lizard is Kan and snake is Chicchan , but in some Mesoamerican languages, Kan means "snake". On "snake days" in 2012 there will occur several conspicuous events, including the following; Ascension day; Resurrection of Bruce Lee** (you may laugh), Rosh Hashanah (opening of gates of Heaven, Last Trump etc), descent of Kukulcan at Chichen Itza, etc. See 2012 Calendar page


**UPDATE: This is a joke - Bruce Lee starred in Enter the Dragon, The Way of the Dragon, Return of the Dragon.  However, I have now been told that a Korean film company is going to make a computer-generated Bruce Lee for a film, thus fulfilling my prophetic joke early, unless they get delayed.




The Tamil calendar of Southern India, also includes a 60-year cycle which, like the Tibetan one, re-started in 1987, (but in mid-April, rather than February). It is "a derivative of the old Hindu solar calendar and is based on the sidereal year". The 60-year cycles may be connected to the 60-year Jupiter-Saturn conjunction cycle, but the last conjunction was in May 2000, not close to the end/start of any of  above calendars. Each year has a name in the Tamil calendar, and 2012 is called Nandana which means "delight".


Finally, John Major Jenkins has discovered (see Galactic Alignment p.74 - 85) that in Islamic and Indian astrology (and Tibetan), that the lunar nodes, which precess around the sky over 18.1 years, are represented as the head and tail of a dragon. The lunar nodes are the points where the sun and moon's orbits intersect, and when an eclipse occurs, the dragon was thought to be eating the sun or moon. According to an Islamic text, when the south lunar node (tail of the dragon), is at exactly three degrees Sagittarius, it is "exalted". This is the exact position of Galactic Centre, and Jenkins points out that although the precise alignment of the Galactic equator with the Solstice sun was in 1998, maybe eclipses could " represent the quicker "second hand" of the precessional clock".


There will be a total lunar eclipse on Winter Solstice 2010. So, if Galactic Alignment involving the Sun at the Galactic equator, was the "hour hand" at Winter Solstice 1998, and the lunar eclipse on Winter Solstice 2010 is the "minute hand" when the moon becomes involved, then maybe the "second hand" involves alignment  of another body to GC on the Winter Solstice.  


One degree of precession is 72 years; Winter Solstice 1926 heralded the year 1927, (see below) and was 72 years before Winter Solstice 1998; a sixth of that is 12 years (1998 to 2010); a sixth of that is 2 years (2010 to 2012). So the question is, what celestial body will appear in conjunction with GC on Winter Solstice 2012? Could it be asteroid 2002AU4 or 1999NW2, both due on that day; perhaps a comet or meteor showerEMP wave appearing as a blue star from Galactic Centre; NibiruPlanet X /Mercury/Venus; Mars; yet another super-nova in Sagittarius?


89. Tracking down the Kalachakra Prophecy        30/11/02

At Whats New item 28 - Kalachakra Prophecy, I had the impression, that Bernbaum's book, The Way to Shambhala had inspired Jose Arguelles to connect 1987 with the Tibetan calendar, revealed in his 1975 book, The Transformative Vision. However, when I got hold of Bernbaum's book, I saw that it was originally published in 1980, (summary at Whats New item 40), so this could not have been Arguelles' source.  I finally tracked down a copy of The Transformative Vision , to see if I could see how the Kalachakra Prophecy fits in.

As Arguelles recently pointed out in his tribute to the late Tony Shearer, Shearer told him as early as 1969 that the end of the ninth Hell cycle would be in 1987. Shearer's understanding of the "present major cycles of heavens and hells" developed from a conversation with a Mexican Artist called Covarrubias, who had got the information from "a sorceress in the jungle hotlands of Tehuantepec"(p.302). Shearer  worked out how the cycles correlated to the Gregorian calendar, and that information is published in his 1971 book, Lord of the Dawn (see special page on this, and why the calculation was wrong). Arguelles simply deferred to Shearer's calculation, which then influenced the creation of the Dreamspell count.

This is how the Tibetan Kalachakra connects, according to The Transformative Vision:

1. "In Yeats's chart of the historical cones, the last important date is 1927, which initiates a penultimate series..." (p.226).

2. 1927 was "a curious year, marked by the appearance of an erratic comet, Jung’s dream, the invention of radio-television, Buckminster Fuller’s synergistic revelation, and the publication of Evans-Wentz’s popular edition of the seemingly obscure Tibetan Book of the Dead, the Bardo Thodol". (p.226)

3. " There is one other point about the year 1927: it was the first year of the current and last sixty-year cycle of the Tibetan calendar—the Kalachakra, or Wheel of Time. It seems more than a coincidence that the esoteric knowledge of The Tibetan Book of the Dead was made available to Westerners in the year that began the fateful cycle in which Tibet itself would be destroyed. Since the final Tibetan cycle and the ancient Mexican hell cycle both end in 1987, this year may be the date Yeats did not list in his “Historical Cones,”... ". (p.227)

If the next few paragraphs are too heavy, skip to the next pink paragraph;

As we have seen in Whats new item 88 above, Tibet uses the Chinese calendar system of 5 elements combined with 12 animals, to give a 60-year cycle, the Rab-byung, and in both Chinese and Tibetan systems, 1986 was the year of the Fire-Tiger. Most sources agree that the year Fire-Tiger  started on 9 February 1986 and ended on 28 January 1987 in China. In the Chinese version, the 60-year cycle begins with a Wood Rat year, but the Tibetan calendar started in 1027, when the Kalachakra teachings were introduced to Tibet, and this was the 4th year of the Chinese 60-year cycle; the year Fire Rabbit (or Fire Hare). So the Tibetan 60-year cycle starts 3 years after the Chinese 60-year cycle. "Chinese and Tibetan new years, however, do not always coincide. This is because each of these calendar systems has its own mathematical formulas (formulae) for adding leap-months and for determining the start and length of each month" (The Berzin Archives). In 1986, the year Fire-Tiger started on 9 February in Tibetan AND Chinese systems, but the following year, Fire Rabbit began on 28th January 1987 in China and 28th February 1987 in Tibet.

While the previous* 60-year Chinese cycle ended on February 1st 1984, and the current 27th (some say 78th) Chinese cycle began on 2 February 1984; in the Tibetan version, the 60-year cycle that ended in 1986/87 was the 16th 60-year cycle since the Tibetan calendar started in 1027, with the introduction of the Kalachakra teachings. So far, so good.

 However, Arguelles claimed that 1987 would mark not only the end of the 16th 60-year cycle, but that this was the "final Tibetan cycle". I can find no corroboration for this, other than on sites devoted to Arguelles' Dreamspell. On the contrary, the Tibetan New Year that began on February 28 1987 was the first year in the 17th 60-year Tibetan cycle. (*not the last since that could be misinterpreted as final )

To complicate matters further, there are 3 kinds of Tibetan New Year; the Losar; the Kalachakra and the Elemental, and some say the Kalachakra calendar concept described in the original teachings has not been followed properly, with the result that it has fallen away from the tropical year by 22-23 days.

The dates above are all the official, or Losar new Year; the Kalachakra New Year starts on the 12th April (first point of Aries, using the sidereal zodiac). The Elemental new year is the first day of the new moon of the 11th lunar month of the previous year.

The upshot of all this, when applied to the current discussion of a connection between the Tibetan and Mayan calendars is as follows:

 Four possible Tibetan New year dates for Fire Rabbit 1986/1987, and four possible Tibetan New Year dates for Water Dragon 2011/2012:

Losar:                            February 28 1987;             February 21 2012

Elemental:                    December 1 1986 ;           December 24 2011

Kalachakra:                  April 12 1987;                   April 12 2012

Corrected Kalachakra: March 20 1987;               March 20 2012


On the special page about Tony Shearer's calculations for the end of the nine Hells, (called "Harmonic Convergence" by Arguelles), the study generated 10 dates in 1986/1987 and 11 dates in 2011/2012.  Here are the other generated dates:

EVENT                                    DATE  (corr# 584283)          9 Calendar Rounds (Hells) later          plus 25 haabs

Beginning of year 1 Reed       25 January 1519 (JD                 13 October 1986                      7 October 2011

Landing of Cortes (1)                13 March  1519 (JD)               29 November 1986              23 November 2011

Landing of Cortes (2)   (13 April Greg) 3 April 1519 (JD)         20 December 1986             14 December 2011 

Landing of Cortes (3)                      21 April 1519 (JD)                 7 January 1987                     1 January 2012

Teotitlan Calendar Round              13 June 1519 (JD)                   1 March 1987                   23 February 2012

Tikal Calendar Round                    15 July 1544  (JD)                    2 April 2012                    

Cortes meets Montezuma (1)       16 August 1519 (JD)                   4 May 1987                            27 April 2012

Cortes meets Montezuma (2)        22 August 1519 (JD)                  10 May 1987                             3 May 2012

Cortes meets Montezuma (3)      8 November 1519 (JD                 27 July 1987                            20 July 2012

Cortes meets Montezuma (4)   theoretical (28 November 1519)   August 16/17 1987              August 9/10 2012

"Terminal day"of 1 Reed                          19th January 1520 (JD)         27 September 1987            20 September 2012




Out of all these dates, I note that the Tikal 52-year Calendar Round (2 April 2012), occurs only 10 days before the Kalachakra New Year above, and 13 days after the corrected Kalachakra New Year above. Perhaps more significant; the Teotitlan 52-year Calendar Round occurred in 1987, (1 March 1987), which is 9 Calendar Rounds (Hell cycles) after June 1519 - a date between the landing of Cortes and his meeting with Montezuma (Moctezuma). Exactly 25 haabs of 365 days later, (23 February 2012), the Teotitlan New Year occurs only 2 days after the Tibetan Losar New Year, which, although it is calculated by the Moon, happens to be EXACTLY 9125 days, or 25 haabs of 365 days, after the last day of the 16th Rab-byung, or Tibetan 60-year cycle, on 27 February 1987.

Arguelles' Harmonic Convergence was based on Shearer's calculation, with a 117-day discrepancy (Harmonic Convergence should have been on 4 May 1987, based on a meeting with Montezuma on August 22 1519), or a 221-day discrepancy based on a 21 April 1519 landing date, as implied in The Transformative Vision, (p.11-12):

"...Good Friday, April 21, 1519, corresponded in the Mexican calendar to the day Ce Acatl (One Reed), dedicated to the principal god/hero of the ancient Mexicans, Quetzalcoatl. Furthermore, the ancient Mexican seers had prophesied that this particular day would mark the end of a “heaven” period consisting of thirteen 52-year cycles and the beginning of a major “hell” period consisting of nine 52-year cycles, or 468 years".

See special page about Tony Shearer's calculations for explanation

However, since Shearer's information originated in Tehuantepec, and the Tehuantepec river is just South of Oaxaca, and the Teotitlan area is just North of Oaxaca, we could re-state the facts as follows;

The landing of Cortes at Veracruz occurred in the spring of 1519, which corresponded to the year Ce Acatl (One Reed), dedicated to the principal god/hero of the ancient Mexicans, Quetzalcoatl.  Furthermore, the ancient Mexican seers had prophesied that this particular year would mark the end of a “heaven” period consisting of thirteen 52-year cycles and the beginning of a major “hell” period consisting of nine 52-year cycles, or 468 years. However, various districts of Mexico followed different variations of the 52-year cycle, and there is only one that ended in 1519. This is known as the Teotitlan Calendar Round, and  the day 2 Reed, (2 Acatl / 2 Ben) June 13th (JD) 1519,  marked the beginning of nine 52-year cycles that would terminate on 1 March 1987 (GD), the end of 9 Teotitlan "hells". On this day, a 25-haab cycle of Purification would begin, ending on February 23rd 2012, which is just 2 days after the Tibetan Losar New Year.

The Tibetan calendar started in 1027 with the arrival of the Kalachakra teachings, and the sixteenth sixty-year Rab-byung cycle of the calendar ended on February 28th, 1987 - just 2 days before the end of the nine Teotitlan "hell" cycles. Amazingly, although the Losar New Year is governed by the lunar cycle, if we add twenty-five 365-day haabs to the end of the sixteenth 60-year Rab-byung cycle in 1987, we arrive at the Losar New Year in 2012, which occurs on 21st February 2012, two days before the end of the Teotitlan-timed Purification period.

There is actually another significant fact about 1927 that Arguelles missed: The "21st king" of Shambhala assumed power in 1927, but some lamas believe this is actually the 25th (=32nd overall) and last king who is ruling now  ( 32 x 100 years after Buddha's death). This last King will be the 10th and final incarnation of Vishnu who will return to vanquish Evil, put an end to the Age of Discord, and inaugurate the Golden Age. The Hindu name for this king is Kalki, while the Tibetan name is Rudra Cakrin, and in the Golden Age, which will last at least 1000 years, there will be no more work or fighting, and our lifespan will increase to 800 years (see Whats New item 40).


90. 9/11 resonation with WWII on Time Wave Zero 


Time Wave Zero, the time wave generated from the I Ching (see item 17) purports to show the ingression of novelty into spacetime, so Zyzygyz, the founder of the Time Wave Zero 2012 discussion group, looked for resonances on the wave, following the 9/11 tragedy, but found nothing particularly significant at first. Then, another member, Carthellea suggested he looked at the beginning of World War II. Using the Watkins number set*, he found that there was a visual resonance between the Nazi invasion of Poland on 1st September 1939, and the attack on the USA on 11th September 2001.

Peter Meyer, who developed the software for the wave, had calculated a fourth number set based on the I Ching arrangement of Huang Ti (*the original Time Wave was based on the Kelley set; following the Watkins Objection this was superceded by the Watkins set; then the wave was re-calculated as the Sheliak set - see item 17 ). He had become disillusioned with the Time Wave and introduced the Huang Ti wave as a means to test the theory. This Huang Ti number set was included on the final version of the software (version 7.10, 1999 - now withdrawn from sale). He reasoned that Huang Ti was an earlier emperor than King Wen, so his arrangement should be just as valid if not more so than that of King Wen. However, (as Zyzygyz discovered),  some sources say Huang Ti predated King Wen and other sources say King Wen came first. 

When Zyzygyz mentioned this to Peter Meyer, it got him interested again, and he took a look himself and pointed out that there was an exact resonance using the Huang Ti numbers and the 23rd December 2012** end date.  The resonance is also exact using the 21st December 2012 end date, but both dates are on the bottom of a large novelty spike when the end-date is set for the 23rd.        

In the time wave chart below, set for end-date 21 December 2012, you can see the small vertical line from graphed line to baseline, that shows the pattern of the wave for 11th September 2001. If the chart set for end-date 23 December 2012**, then the graph shape is identical, but September 11th aligns with the long spike that is touching the baseline (novelty increases the nearer the wave gets to the baseline).

In the chart below, also set for end date 21 December 2012, you can see the pattern of the wave for the invasion of Poland on 1st September 1939. As you can see, it is identical to the pattern for 9/11 above. As above, if the chart is set for end-date 23rd December 2012**, then 1st September 1939 aligns with the novelty spike. 

** 23rd December 2012 is the second most popular end-point for the 13-baktun cycle, and is known as the Lounsbury correlation, the 584285 correlation, or the GMT3.

This resonance is brought further into focus by the forthcoming (2 December 2002) publication of the Michael Drosnin's new book, Bible Code II: The Countdown, which shows on the cover, the 9/11 code discovered in the Bible. In the Bible code (p.105), Drosnin had already found  "1939"; "World War"; "A. Hitler"; and "Nazi" encoded in the same place, and the year 2012 was encoded with "comet", "earth annihilated" and "It will be crumbled, I will tear to pieces"- see item 10.


91. Venus-Pleiades Conjunction                              30/11/02

At item 41, Raymond Mardycks had said "Venus returns to the same area of the sky  every 8 years, and each time, is getting nearer and nearer to the Pleiades". He pointed out that in 1972, Venus was 1 degree from Alcyone, the central star of the Pleiades, but in 2012, Venus  will be right next to Alcyone. Venus and the Pleiades were both very prominent in the Maya time-keeping systems, so I decided to investigate, using the free trial Cybersky software. 

The first thing I discovered was that Venus is very close to Alcyone in 2012 (3 April 2012 14:00:00):

Then I realized that this was connected to the retrograde loops of Venus, which are discussed in detail in the review of the Orion Prophecy. I went back 1199 years; the time it takes for the entire Venus pentagram to get back to its start point. This took me to the year 813 AD (13th March 813)

However, further research showed that the 1199-year cycle of Venus' proximity to the Pleiades runs from  837 AD to 2036 AD. Here is the position in 837 AD (15th March 837 AD 21:13: 14):

...and Venus moved further away from the Pleiades every 8 years, remaining closer to Alcyone than its 2012 position until the year 853 AD.  Here is the position of Venus in 2036 AD (4th April 2036 AD):

The conclusion is that in 2012, although Venus will be closer to Alcyone than it has been since about 853 AD (1159 years), it continues to get closer to Alcyone until 2036 AD, so the conjunction does not seem to be overly significant in 2012 after all.





92. Near-Death Experience and 2012                        31/12/02


I have recently discovered several apparently independent accounts in which people undergoing a near death experience or NDE, have been given access to information about 2012. The most detailed account I found is that of Cassandra Musgrave, of which a brief version can be found here (and duplicated here). A more detailed account can be found at this site, from which the following is quoted:

Cassandra Musgrave's NDE Revelations

For Cassandra Musgrave, the odyssey into the hereafter began one bright summer day. She says, "I feel that my near-death experience was a real gift. I feel it was a real blessing. It really awakened me. I was water skiing in Northern California and when I fell down by some freak accident, the rope twisted around my left arm and dragged me behind the boat. And I found myself being pulled at a very rapid speed and unable to get any air. And my friends, who were goofing off, didn’t stop the boat because they weren’t paying any attention."

As she began to drown, Cassandra remembers entering into a kind of dream-like state she feels was the beginning of her near-death experience.

"All of a sudden, I was out of my body watching myself being pulled along and thinking ‘This is really incredible. This is really quite amazing.’ On an inner level, I was being pulled through a very dark tunnel. I didn’t feel afraid at all. All of a sudden, found myself coming into a wide open space with stars all around like out in the universe."

It was in this cosmic emptiness that Cassandra claims to have received prophecy.

"Basically, I saw that there was a 20 year period from 1992 to 2012. Things will be greatly accelerated on earth. All these things will be manifest by great earth changes: earthquakes, floods, tidal waves, great winds. I also saw there were certain areas that would be particularly affected – the areas of the east coast, which will be surprised regarding earthquakes. I remember very clearly Japan slipping into the ocean. I was shown there was going to be something akin to 3 days of darkness. I don’t feel it is from a nuclear war. To me, it was more of a feeling of natural earth disasters with smoke from volcanoes that would block the sun. We are all going to be on a roller-coaster ride, and yet it is not forever. If we have darkness for 3 days, it will pass. We will always have the light."

A general summary of the visions of near-death-experiencers can be found at Near-Death.com, and includes Cassandra's vision as part of an overview.

Dannion Brinkley's NDE

Dannion Brinkley is a more famous case, since he had an NDE that lasted 28 minutes. This is the longest clinically documented NDE ever recorded. His experiences during these 28 minutes are related in great detail in his best seller, Saved by the Light, but briefly:

On September 17, 1975, Dannion Brinkley was talking on the phone during a thunderstorm. A bolt of lightning hit the phone line, sending thousands of volts of electricity into his head and down his body. His heart stopped, and he died, but in the process, he had a near-death experience. When Brinkley revived in the morgue after twenty-eight minutes of death, he had an incredible story to tell.

At MikePettigrew.com, we can find details of Brinkley's story. Briefly, he found himself floating above his body, went down a spiralling tunnel into a bright light where he was approached by a bright silver being that radiated love. He then re-experienced his life (which had been one full of aggression, including a spell in the marines). He judged himself, feeling the pain he had caused others and also the positive affects he had caused. he was taken to a crystalline city of light. He saw a group of 13 beings representing the signs of the zodiac and a being that presided over the other 12.

Dannion was approached by each one of these beings with what looked like a small box. Each time this happened the box opened up to reveal what looked like a small TV screen. Scenes showing events from the future appeared on the screen that would grow in size until Dannion found himself inside the scene. These were major world events that would take place in the future. There were over 300 of these scenes, 117 of these were Major world events that Dannion was told would take place in the future (1975 to 2012). Dannion was immersed in events ranging from the nuclear accident at Chernobyl, the break-up of the former Soviet Union, the Gulf War, changes to our Earth's climate, breakthroughs in technology and many other things. Now (in 2002) about 100 of these very specific global events have already occurred.


After getting instructions for the building of special centres, Brinkley was sent back to his body which had already been issued with a death certificate, and was cold and covered in a sheet (and, in this version, just about to be taken to the morgue). Following alot of pain and paralysis, Dannion found he had telepathic and precognitive powers. His predictions are said to be coming to pass with astounding accuracy; 95 of the 117, according to one source.


Regarding 2012, when asked by an interviewer, How bad will it get, Dannion?

He replied; Or how good will it get? I think it will get really bad geographically, and topographically but in spiritual consciousness it is going to grow in leaps and bounds. Oh, I wouldn't miss it for the world! This earth is changing as the entire universe is changing because between 2004 and 2014, more precisely between 2011 and 2012 , we will experience the return of an energy system that existed here a long time ago. You can call it a spiritually uplifting consciousness, the Second Coming, or the birth of the Aquarian Age.


On another page at the same site, he is also quoted as follows:

In closing, this is my hope rather than a prophetic prediction: as all the earth changes, both subtle and massive come to pass, one by one, and most especially with the occurrence of the electro-magnetic polar earth shift (between 2012-2014) I hope we all will seize the opportunities for growth which will undoubtedly present themselves to promote our inner development of spiritual virtues.

Phyllis Atwater's NDEs

Phylis Atwater (also known as PMH Atwater), underwent three NDEs, and a kundalini experience. As a result, she became a researcher into near-death experiences (and author of 8 books ). In her research into child NDEs, she found that many of the children were reporting predictions of Earth changes and she has correlated the timing of the culmination of these to December 2012, which she says will not only be the start of the Mayan Fifth World, but also the start of the "fifth root race".

Jackie's NDE

An Australian woman called Jackie, who experienced 2 NDEs in 1979, says that she received an important message from the angels, but couldn’t quite remember what it was. Ever since, she’s been looking for cues to jog her memory. While attending a Vancouver NDE conference, she got the cue she needed during a talk by PMH Atwater, following which she said,

 "It’s all come back. It started yesterday in the experiencers’ session. Then this morning – I already knew everything that woman said!" In her talk she informed us that NDErs are in effect God’s new chosen people. They’re sent back to life with extraordinary powers to pave the way for the consciousness revolution that will transmute our planet beginning in 2012.

Pam Reynolds' NDE

Another source says that a woman called Pam Reynolds of Atlanta, Georgia, also had a near-death experience involving a vision of 2012

This happened about ten years ago when she was dying from a brain tumor...She saw future events like earth changes and a breakthrough in physics and a consciousness change near 2012. She didn't see the end of the world, just changes.

Ken Kalb's NDE

Finally, Ken Kalb's book, The Grand Catharsis, was based on a lucid vision gained during a near death experience in 1969.

"It is a  history of consciousness from 1987 to 2012 weaving together many bodies of knowledge to focus on the real issues for the new millennium". 


93. More on the Bible Code                                       31/12/02

Michael Drosnin's best-seller, the Bible Code (see item 10), describes a computer program that was designed to generate a variety of skip codes and apply them to the original Hebrew version of the Torah. The code predicted the assassination of Israel's President Yitzhak Rabin, and the encoding was found, with the year of assassination, over a year before it actually happened. For 2012, the Bible code predicted the impact of a comet with the Earth, and that it would be "crumbled", which could mean Earth being showered with the pieces, or that they miss the Earth due to the disintegration.

Further exploration of the Bible Code by Joseph Noah in his book Future Prospects of the World according to the Bible Code revealed that the 9/11 tragedy was also encoded in the book of Exodus, along with the name Bin Laden. He goes on to find an explanation for the symbolism of the book of Revelation, finding that the 7 seals are the 7 years from 2005 to 2012 ( Hebrew years start in September, so that means September 2005 to September 2012). He also finds that Mars' moon, Phobos* will be hit by an American missile in 2010, and break into seven pieces. The seven break up further into ten pieces - these are the seven heads and ten horns of the Book of Revelation.** Three of these ten collide with the USA in 2010. Three more hit Russia in 2011, and three more hit China in 2012. The final asteroid (Wormwood of St. John's Revelation) will hit the Gulf of Arabia in 2012, resulting in a world axis shift of 25 degrees, the submergence of Japan***, the Philippines and the West coast of the USA.


"Third and ending pole shift expected in 2012" - one of 5 slides featuring 2012

*Gordon Michael Scallion said in his book, Notes From the Cosmos (1997) that he had seen Phobos loosened from its orbit (see item 30), and  Glen Deen actually precicted its arrival in September 2012, on 18th September, (see Whats new item 4) which is Rosh Hashannah, or Judgement Day in the Hebrew calendar. However,  Deen predicted this by working from a presumed "loosening" date of June 5 2000 - not 2010...and he has since said it was loosened in 2001, rather than 2000. Glen Deen now says Planet X could impact Mercury circa March 2, 2012 and Mercury could impact Venus circa June 6 2012, resulting in a rendezvous of Venus/Mercury with Earth on 11th December 2012.

**Elliot Rudisill, in his book E.Din sees the 7 heads as one celestial body - Leviathan - and the 10 heads as another - Behemoth - more on this soon...

***Note that Cassandra Musgrave also saw Japan slip into the sea in 2012, in her NDE revelation in Whats New item 92 above.

I'm still reading Drosnin's follow-up, Bible Code II: The Countdown, which is an excellent read, but only goes up to 2006, since that is the predicted date for World War III.


94. Cosmic Locusts                                                    31/12/02

There is an excellent new novel called Cosmic Locusts: The 2012 Convergence of Nostradamian, Mayan and Biblical Prophecy by Joel J. Keene, who wrote the book following a series of synchronicities. Joel's birth date is, astrologically, on the cusp of Scorpio and Sagittarius, which is the celestial position of Galactic Centre, and even more accurately, the Galactic equator. When he heard that the 13-baktun cycle of the Maya was designed to terminate at the point when the winter solstice sun converges on this very point, in 2012, and concurrently found that the Biblical book of Joel, (which is his name), seems to describe Earth's future passage through the tail of a comet, Joel became aware of a clustering of more synchronicities around himself. He started to write it all down in a fictional format, because it was all so incredible, but like Robert Anton Wilson, when he wrote the fact-based but fictional Illuminatus trilogy, Joel found that the synchronicities were continuing. For example, he had written of a 2012-convergence of a burst of energy from Galactic Centre, and the return of the shattered remains of a comet, only to find that astro-physicist Paul LaViolette had already said that we are overdue for a burst of energy from Galactic Centre, and connected it with the Mayan end-point (see item 48 and Whats New item 84), and that dendro-chronologist, Mike Baillie has found evidence that an ancient shattered comet became associated with the mythology of the Birth of Venus, (Quetzalcoatl) which is also associated with the start of the 13-Baktun cycle (see Whats New item 23). Then he found in Ray Stanford's book, The Fatima Prophecy, that the famous series of prophecies of the end-times given to the children at Fatima, spoke of the birth of the planet Venus being responsible for the ascension of mankind.

Joel knew nothing about 2012:Dire Gnosis until I brought his attention to it in an email, and he said..

"..I slapped my head upon seeing and hearing your home page.  I was stupefied by how many similar topics there are to what is in my book". 

If you like 2012:Dire Gnosis, check out Cosmic Locusts - more info. at the the 2012 Books page.


95. Amnesia & the Echo Circle                             31/12/02

I have recently read Nick Armstrong's booklet, Gods in Amnesia (Nick runs the 2012 Unlimited site, based in Australia). It (the site and the booklet) is a mix of the theories of Jose Arguelles, Greg Braden, David Icke, Drunvalo Melchizedek and other New Age characters. There are a few typos in the book, e.g. "Earth's 356 day calendar" (p.4), and the Mayan day-sign "Akbak" instead of Akbal (p.9), precession is called procession, (p.30) and as you might expect, Arguelles' Dreamspell is taken to be the genuine calendar of the Maya. It actually gets more irritating than this, as other New age views are said to be Mayan prophecies, for example;

"The Mayans say that by 2012 we will have moved beyond time and money and will no longer need a calendar." (p.30)

"The Mayan calendar prophecy says we are going beyond time and technology." (p.53)

"The Mayan calendar and prophecies say we are approaching galactic synchronisation..." (p.57)

"The Mayans say the Fifth World finished in 1987 with the Harmonic Convergence..." (p.71)

Most of these statements should read, "Jose Arguelles says...", or "Drunvalo says...". The same sort of misinformation is being spread by the followers of Carl Calleman, who are now saying things like this; "Information now being released by the Maya indicates that 2012 may not be quite right. According to these teachings, the end of the Mayan Calendar is actually October 28, 2011." Here, where it says Maya it should say Calleman.

The cover of the booklet shows a replica of the Aztec Sunstone (to see the original, click here), and on the first page, (p.4) Nick declares that "the front cover features the famous Mayan/Aztec Tzolkin calendar wheel". This is wrong. The wheel depicts the 20 day signs of the Aztecs, and they are closely related to the 20 day-signs of the Maya. The signs can be seen in a ring surrounding the central panel. However, the Tzolkin consists of 13 numbers combined with the 20 signs, to make a 260-day sacred calendar. While this may arguably be depicted on the Sunstone, (promised article coming sometime);  to say that the Sunstone is the Tzolkin is very misleading. The Sunstone shows many other cycles, the most famous of which are the 5 Suns in the centre.

On p. 14 we are told that "the Mayan calendar finishes at 2012" ..."on December 22nd 2012", but on p. 30 we are told that the "Procession of the Equinoxes" (sic) completes "on December 23rd 2012". We are also told on p. 30 that "The last cycle started in 3113 BC", but this is also an error, because the start year was actually  3114 BC, or in astronomer's notation, the year -3113. These might seem like negligible errors to some people, but they lead to much confusion later on, when the calendrical systems are studied in detail. This 3113 BC error is one made by Arguelles in the Mayan Factor, and still being quoted everywhere, so if you're computing dates, they could end up being 1 year out.

On p. 30, Nick tells us; "My understanding is that on December 23rd 2012 the ecliptic or plain of our solar system will line up with the Hunab Ku or centre of the galaxy, the Milky Way." On p. 57, Nick says more definitely that "synchronisation will be achieved by the year 2012 when the solar system lines up with the centre of the Milky Way galaxy." Unfortunately, this is not quite right either, since it is the winter solstice meridian that is aligning with the galactic equator or plane, and this alignment was most accurate in 1998, according to astronomers (the celestial area where we observe this is the point where the ecliptic crosses the galactic equator). However, since the sun is half a degree wide, it will continue to align with the galactic equator on winter solstice until about 2016. The crossing-point of the ecliptic and galactic equator is very close to galactic centre, and is exactly where we thought GC was, before advanced instruments told us it is actually a little below the ecliptic. We now know that, astronomically, the winter solstice sun will be slightly closer to GC in 200 years time (see Jenkins' MC2012 p.113), but the time when the winter solstice meridian crosses the galactic equator is an event that includes the year 2012 (see Jenkins' The True Alignment Zone for more).

He also speaks of the "Procession (sic) of the Equinoxes around the central sun, Alcyone" (p.32), and this is obviously a misunderstanding, since Alcyone is the central star of the Pleiades, which are in the constellation of Taurus, and Taurus is one of the 12 zodiac signs that lie on the ecliptic, through which the Sun's equinox meridian precesses over approximately 26,000 years. So Alcyone can't be at the centre of the circle and also on the perimeter.

Having taken all this into account, it was quite a surprise to find, in Nick's biography at the end of the book, that he has produced a documentary called "Understanding the Mayan calendar".  Misunderstanding would be better.

Anyway, Gods In Amnesia has got an interesting section, about an "Echo Wheel" which sounds very similar to the Cherokee Calendar wheel described by Dan Troxell (see Whats New item 78). 

Click on the picture to read the Echo wheel article.

The whole article is reproduced on Nick's site, and you can read it by clicking on this picture. The general gist is that the 13 Heaven & 9 Hell cycles of 52 years each, that we have discussed alot recently, are arranged in a circle, or cycle, adding to 22 x 52 = 1144 years. The idea is that there is a kind of resonance formed across the wheel, at durations of 572 years. However, I didn't find it very convincing. For example, there is said to be resonance between 1207 AD and 1779 AD because in 1207, "the Confederacy of Mayapan was crystallised", and in 1779:       " Declaration of Independence day on fourth of July. (May require slight adjustment to 1776)." Say no more. Nick relates this wheel to the Sunstone, with absolutely no explanation apart from saying that the triangular pointer (above the head of the central deity, Tonatiuh), "represents 1935, when Hitler marched into Poland." Wrong again! Hitler invaded Poland 4 years after this, on September 1st 1939. UPDATE: Armstrong's diagram is practically identical to a diagram in Tony Shearer's 1975 book, Beneath the Moon and Under the Sun, p.99, which Shearer calls "The Echo Wheel". What a "coincidence!"

The reason this is interesting is not because I think Nick Armstrong is onto something, but because I'm wondering if Dan Troxell got his idea for the Cherokee calendar wheel from 2012 Unlimited (see Whats New item 78). The second page on Cherokee Calendar wheels was nowhere to be found, when I looked at the site in September, so I emailed Dan Troxell, who told me on September 16th that it would be online within a week. The second enquiry, in October, produced no response. It is still absent. UPDATE: It now seems more likely that Troxell got the idea from Shearer.


96. 83-year cycles       (pink = update)                                 31/1/03

In a book called Riding the Wild Orb, Roger L. Jewell describes how, in his work as a professional forester, he started to investigate the recurrence of serious forest fires and found that they seemed to recur approximately every 20 years, and were more extreme every 60 years.  Jupiter and Saturn conjunctions occur every 19.85 years, says Jewell, and form a triangle in the sky over 60 years, returning close to their position 60 years earlier. Thus, every 60 years, when the Saturn/Jupiter conjunction combines with summer in the northern hemisphere, drought conditions prevail, and fires become more prevalent. Jewell calls this Jupiter/Saturn/drought situation "Reality A".

Another planetary cycle, the synodic period of Venus (between successive retrograde loops, or when Earth "overtakes" Venus), averages out at around 584 days, and 8 of these are exactly 5 haabs (365-day years), forming a pentagram in the sky. Jewell points out that 13 of these synodic periods of Venus equals 20.75 years (he actually uses 583 days), and this period contains 20 lunations per period, or 13 x 20 = 260 altogether! Thus, the 20.75-year period can be mapped on a Mayan Tzolkin (which usually represents 20 day signs with 13 number variations, to give the 260-day sacred calendar, but has also been used to map the 13 baktuns of 20 katuns each that make up the 13-baktun cycle). After 4 of these 20.75-year periods, or a total of 52 synodic Venus cycles, exactly 83 years has passed. Jewell says that during the Venus retrograde loops, (or "Venus conjunctions"), the atmospheric temperature of Earth rises. Jewell calls this Venus loop/high temperature situation "Reality B".

Next, Jewell realized that "To our amazement, Jupiter also appears to be in the same place in the sky every 20.75 years" (p.45), and after exactly 83 years, it reappears in the same part of the sky, on the same day of the year; (see here for independent corroboration). So, if the Venus/Jupiter conjunction occurred on a summer solstice, the next one would be on a spring equinox 20.75 years later, and the following one on winter solstice after another 20.75 years, and then the autumn equinox, and finally, after 83 years, it would recur again on summer solstice. Jewell calls this Venus/Jupiter conjunction/summer solstice situation "Reality B and A together".

On summer solstice, June 21 1991, Jewell witnessed a conjunction of "the new sliver of a moon, Venus, and Jupiter". Exactly 20.75 years later, he says, is spring equinox, "March 21st, 2012" (p.6). Spring equinox 2012 will actually be on 20th March, but anyway, he is very vague about exactly what this all means for 2012. Jewell says, after John White's book, Pole Shift,  that a forthcoming magnetic pole shift may be triggered by Earth passing out of a band of magnetically-charged space, into a "null zone", and " this would act much as a solenoid does in electrical switches", (p.107), to cause a geomagnetic reversal. This is a kind of reversed version of Dmitriev's Plasma band (see What New item 128). He also quotes (p.85) from a paper called Sunspot cycles, are they caused by Venus, Earth and Jupiter Syzygies? by Jean-Pierre Desmoulins, which recognises that the 83-year cycle is related to sunspot cycle maximums, and as we know, the next solar max is now due in 2012. We are left to wonder how the March 21st 2012 date fits in, except that possibly the coincidence of the sunspot maximum in 2012 with the 20.75-year (83-year) Venus/Jupiter conjunction ("Reality B and A combined"), may cause a serious drought. However, Jewell predicted this for autumn equinox 2010 (p.60). Roger Jewell has e-mailed me to say that my original impression from "the confusion evident in pages 103-108" was wrong (i.e. my impression that the solenoid-type trigger to a pole shift in 2012 would be a magnetic field variation caused by the combined positions of Venus and Jupiter).

Anyway, when we take a closer look, and use the more exact figure for synodic Venus cycles - 583.96 days, multiply it by 52, to arrive at the 83-year period, we actually get a period of 83 years plus 50 days! The author realizes that it doesn't really work out, and so it all gets a bit vague and he starts channeling "Mr B.", who tells us, almost at the end of the book, that the 8-year Venus pentagram is an exact pentagram, and that the "error" is caused by human perception. In other words, after the 8-year (2920-day) period, when Venus repeats its loop against the same area of sky where it happened 8 years previously, the approximate 2.4 degree difference in position is down to all humanity being cross-eyed! (See diagrams in Orion Prophecy review for clarification).

A quick look at astronomical software ( Cybersky ) reveals that while Venus and Jupiter were close on summer solstice June 21st 1991, the "sliver of a moon" was nowhere near them! In fact, the Moon was past the half-moon stage on the solstice, and Mars was in conjunction with Venus and Jupiter. The first slither of the new Moon had appeared on the 13th, and met up with Mars, Venus and Jupiter on the 15th. On spring equinox March 20th 2012, Venus will be near Jupiter, but closest around the 13th.

So, while the book raises some interesting points, it is also liberally splattered with codswallop. 

In his email reply to this review, Roger Jewell says he didn't predict the magnetic reversal for 2012. Despite the section of the book called "The Mayan Clock" where he mentions March 21st 2012 and conjunctions of Venus and Jupiter, (p.6-7), and the section called "Rhythms of the Sky, the Mayan Calendar", (p.42-49), in which he plays with Mayan numbers and the Tzolkin, and the cycles of Venus and Jupiter, all he actually predicts for 2012 is:

" In 2012, we can expect a very dry spring in the grain belt of the USA. Rain may come in late June to save the season, but the real drought will just be beginning. It will reach its maximum with an extremely hot dry year in 2020."

See Roger Jewell's comments on this review (before pink additions)


97. OOBEs (OBEs) and 2012                                   31/1/03

Christopher Bache "is a professor of philosophy at Arizona State University, and does research in self-inducted "Out of Body" (OBE) experiences. In one of his OBEs he was told, by a number of points of light (he assumed they were spirits), that around 2012 the world would go through a global crisis unparalleled in human history (Apocalypse?). They did not tell him what would happen. Because he is a scientific thinker he began look for what this crisis could be". (Click here for the whole article). He has now concluded that it will be an environmental disaster caused by humanity. Coincidentally (or not) 2012 is the target date for the world to get its greenhouse gases under control. This is known as the Kyoto Protocol. Prof. Brache has written 2 books, Dark Night, Early Dawn: Steps to a Deep Ecology of Mind, and Lifecycles: Reincarnation & the Web of Life. If you like the sound of a University degree in Transformation, called Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness, Christopher Bache is on the team, along with Stanislas Grof and David Ulansey, at C.I.I.S. California, USA.

Navajo Indian J. Reuben Silverbird , born blind, up to age 5, learned to travel out of body; At age seven, "just two years after my wonderful miracle of sight, I had another, most horrifying vision that will remain with me until the day the Creator decides I am ready to go to the mountain and join my dear parents, Sun Bear and Thomas Banyanca. The experience conceived the year 2012 and my death and bringing back to life by a spiritual, almost Holy Stranger. This story and the one about my blindness is too long and will be a part of my book "Spiritual Healing Words of Wisdom". 

Click here for the whole article



98. Behemoth and Leviathan                                   31/1/03

E.Din Land of Righteousness is a massive work by El a.k.a. Elliott Rudisill, with over 350 pages of very small print. The author has used not only the Bible, but the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Book of Enoch, the Book of Jubilees, and other apocryphal works, combined with the works of Zecharia Sitchin, to form his interpretation of human history. He also lists the Popol Vuh, Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana, Talmud, Upanishads, Kabbalah and Koran in his list, as well as some of the most influential books on 2012: John Major Jenkins' Maya Cosmogenesis 2012; Arguelles' The Mayan Factor; Gilbert & Cotterell's The Mayan Prophecies; LaViolette's Earth Under Fire; and Ambilac's Giza-Genesis (!). 

The planet Nibiru is said by the author to have passed through the solar system around 5100 BC, (no reference is given), and is predicted to return around 2012 AD, possibly as the "New Jerusalem" (p.210). The book of Job is analysed in detail, since Job was shown how to survive after his family were killed by a meteor, and it becomes apparent that the 2 "monsters of the deep" Behemoth and Leviathan, mentioned in the book, are actually huge asteroids swimming in the sea of space. Daniel, Psalms, and Enoch all mention these monsters too, and, when cross-referenced with St. John's Revelation, their consistency and route can be surmised.


By combining the Great Pyramid timeline, the "Enochian Jubilee Calendar", and the 13-baktun cycle of the Maya, the author comes up with a "Galactic Calendar" at the root of them all, (p.282-286), and is able to plot an unfolding scenario. That scenario is as follows:

Between autumn 2004 and spring 2005, an asteroid/comet will impact the Earth and penetrate the crust (p.344). Then a star will appear in Pisces. This is Leviathan, and its apparent route will be via Cygnus ; Andromeda, Cassiopeia and Perseus; Auriga; Gemini; and Orion (p.267). Around the same time that Leviathan appears in Pisces, Behemoth will travel from the "Southern Constellations" of Hydras; Mensa (Table Mountain); Bird of Paradise, Chameleon, Flying fish, Toucan, Phoenix; Eridanus (The River); Reticulum (The Net); Fornax (The Furnace), up to the end of Eridanus, where it meets Orion (p.268). Since Behemoth is "the one that hides", it may remain hidden until it gets to Orion. Behemoth has "ten horns" and Leviathan has "seven heads", but when they meet in Orion, "somewhere in the middle of 2008 CE" (CE = AD), they combine to become the "seven headed ten horned "Red Dragon" " of the book of Revelation. The Red Dragon is "cast into the pit" around summer solstice 2008 (p.329); or the Leviathan part is, while the Behemoth component by-passes Earth, but returns in 2012 due to being thrown off orbit by the galactic super- wave that Paul LaViolette has predicted.

Mercury (Archangel Michael) collides with the Red Dragon (Leviathan), and Venus and Jupiter may also be hit, but the Moon will take a severe hammering, and may blow apart, with the pieces hitting Earth along with Leviathan (p.328). Three and a half years later (42 months or 1260 days), Behemoth will return, becoming Osiris reborn, or the reborn First Father of the Maya, (p.329). The galactic super- wave will come into view in Sagittarius, where Galactic Centre is located, appearing as a blue star, or the eye of God, "shortly before the winter of 2012 CE" (p.344), and will arrive at the same time as Behemoth and as Nibiru, which will be the "descent of the New Jerusalem"(p.333).


So what is this "Galactic Calendar?  The author wanted to find a Hebrew source that supplied independent confirmation of a 2012 "end-point", to connect the Maya 13-baktun cycle end-point with the Judaeo-Christian "Judgement Day" scenario. The "Jubilee calendar" of the Hebrews is certainly ancient, and was thus examined for a possible connection. The Jubilee was originally simply 7 periods of 7 years, making a total of 49, then adding the Jubilee year to make 50, when years were still reckoned by the Moon (354 days long). Later, when solar years were used, the Jubilee period was 49 solar years. See this site for more details. The author - Elliot Rudisill - found a common denominator in the number 5,096, which can be divided by 49 (years in a Jubilee cycle) and 52 (years in a Mayan Calendar Round) as well as 104 (years in a Mayan Venus Round). Thus, the 5,096-year period represents 98 Calendar rounds and 104 Jubilee cycles. Since this 5,096-year period is 29 years shorter than the 5,125-year Mayan 13-baktun cycle, then if it began 29 years after the start of the Mayan cycle, it would terminate in 2012 too (p.284).

To check this presumption, Rudisill brings in the "Egyptian calendar built into the Great Pyramid of Giza", by which he must mean the great pyramid timeline, where measurements of "pyramid inches" represent years. Charles Berlitz said that the timeline ended on 17 September  2001 but Peter LeMesurier found prophecies continuing to 3989 AD. Rudisill takes a period of 10 Jubilee cycles - 490 years - and adds it to the date the great pyramid was supposedly built, although he says it wasn't, but "there was an alignment between the stars and the "Great Pyramid" in the year 2623 BCE" (p.284; no reference given) to arrive at 3113 BC (=3114 BC). Then, taking another star alignment date of the pyramid "the last "Pole Star Draconis" and the descending shaft"- 2141 BCE (no ref.) - and counts 482 years between these alignment dates, and continuing on to a full 490-year period (10 Jubilee cycles) leads to the year 2133 BCE.

Since God said the Jubilee periods had been neglected (during the sojourn of the Israelites in Egypt), and would not be restored until the Exodus, and some have dated the Exodus at 1437 BCE, and this is 696 years after 2133 BCE, and 696 years is "only 4 years" short of 700 years, which is 100 periods of 7 years, Rudisill says "This calculated "error" I will call it, of 4 years is so close to "exact" we may be seeing the year 1433 BCE as the "actual" year the "Jubilee Calendar" was "re-started". This equates to a time period of 1,680 years from 3113 BCE and 3,445 years to the year 2012 CE." (p.285).

In other words, with enough determination, you can make any theory sound plausible, by being sufficiently long-winded and confusing; providing no references, (apart from a bibliography), and no index. In this way, it is very difficult for anyone to check up on your claims, and cause the whole house of cards to come crashing down.


Three and a half years (3.5 x 360, or 1260) days after summer solstice 2008 is 3 December 2011, not winter solstice 2012 (p.329), and it seems to have been this timing that led to the placing of 2008 as the impact of Leviathan, working back from 2012; working back from the winter solstice of 2012, would put the impact at 10 July 2009. This kind of error is not acceptable, when your diagrams show (after Ambilac) the timing of the winter solstice event down to a second (12/21/2012 10:18:13) p.278-9; 299-307.

Another 40 year error is explained as follows; "This equates to only .004 hundreds in error, closer than the error factor of the "Great Pyramid's" representation of Earth's circumference! " (p.286). When it is calculated, this error (40 years out of 10,290) comes out as 0.38%, which is either ten times less, or a hundred times less than ".004 hundreds", depending on what that means (.004 = 4 thousandths). In a similar way, Ambilac also shot themselves in the foot trying to say how much more accurate  they were than the pyramid-builders; see item 39.

On p.295 we are told, " Revelation tells us we have a 2.5 million-man army that will conduct a fight here on Earth". However, the only army numbered in Revelation is a 200 million-strong army (Rev.9 v.16). that is 80 times larger, or an error of 800%, and although it doesn't seem to make much difference, since the army is identified as a swarm of meteors, it would be if you'd just survived a storm of 2.5 million meteors, only to be told that it would be the same every day for the next 80 days!

On p.307 it says that on one side of the world, Mesoamerica connects to the Galactic centre on the Milky Way,  while on the other side of world, Cairo, connects to the point on the Milky Way opposite to Galactic Centre (they connect via astronomy encoded into myth). Okay, but then it continues to say that there is a twelve hour difference between them, so that at 10:18:13 AM in Mexico, while Mexico looks up at the solstice sun, it will be 10:18:13 PM in Egypt, as people there look up at an array of planets in the night sky. We are told, "Both are "exactly" 180 degrees apart from each other", meaning both the Galactic center and Galactic Anticentre; and Cairo and Mexico. While it is true of the celestial locations, it is not true of the terrestrial - Cairo is on 32 degrees longitude, and Mexico city is at 99 degrees longitude - that's not 180 degrees apart, its 131 degrees  - that's a 49 degree error! Also, 10:18:13 AM in Mexico equals 18:18:13 PM in Cairo, not 22:18:13 - an error of 4 hours, in which time the sky changes completely.


The theory of Leviathan and Behemoth as celestial bodies like asteroids or dead binary stars was an interesting idea, but there is too much waffle, too many huge errors and too little in the way of references.

UPDATE: The author has commented on this review here; and the errors here; he has posted the review here.


99. Smelyakov update                                               31/1/03

In Whats new item 27, I mentioned David Wilcock's references to the work of Dr. Alexey Dmitriev, in his paper Planetophysical State of the Earth and Life which analyses the increasing solar system changes, and concludes that the solar system is passing through a magnetised band of plasma. This Russian source of information has now been acknowledged by Professor James M. McCanney who has been working since the 1970s to find the scientific basis to Immanuel Velikovsky's theory ( see item 35). His Plasma Discharge Comet Model includes an analysis of the solar changes and changes to the planets, and finds that the approach of Planet X is responsible (Planet X is the astronomer's term for an as yet un-named planet, that has been sought beyond Pluto), but his description does sound like Nibiru  (see item 35). McCanney is the first scientist to agree on the existence an incoming planet, and says it will appear some time in the next 10 years (i.e. by 2012-2013), but may arrive as early as May 2003. If so, it will be visible in February from New Zealand. Unbelievably, May 2003 is the time predicted for the arrival of Nibiru by the Zeta Talk site, who got the information by channeling Zeta reticulans, but McCanney distances himself from them ( I have already exposed some misinformation on the Zeta Talk site in Whats New item 64).

However, there is now a third possible culprit that is causing these changes, according to a Russian professor. Sergey Smelyakov,  who is a professor of mathematics at Kharkov University, (Ukraine, Russia), came up with an interesting theory called  The Auric Time Scale and The Mayan Factor (see Whats New item 66) but based it on a start date given by Jose Arguelles which was over a year in error. He had to re-write the theory as a result, but wrote an exclusive summary (Astrological Roots and Forecasting of Some Acute World Trends for the Current Epoch) of the updated theory for 2012: Dire Gnosis. He has just completed the first 2 issues of a 5-part mega-theory that includes The Auric Time Scale, and in Issue 2 part 3 - paragraph 3.3), he mentions that the star Eta Carinae shows all the signs of going "hypernova", which is hundreds of times more powerful than a supernova. This is predicted for July 2003. Paragraph 3.5 introduces The Auric Time Scale, but part 3 will present the revised theory in a chapter called THE GOLDEN SECTION OF TIME IN SPACE AND HISTORY. It will be posted here soon.

The 5-Issue mega-theory contents page is here:



100. Will Hart's Venus Transit Theory                   31/1/03

At item 41, it was mentioned that every 120 years, a Transit of Venus occurs (in a pair, 8 years apart), in which Venus passes across the sun, and that a pair of these transits are scheduled for 2004 and 2012. One researcher, Will Hart, remarks that since some sources say the current 13-baktun cycle began on the "Birth of Venus", and as we know, it will end in 2012, which is the same year as one of these rare Venus transits, then it must have something to do with the meaning of the forthcoming end-point.

Will is the author of a forthcoming book called Children of the Sun, and he has written an introductory article, especially for 2012: Dire Gnosis, and you can read it here:

 2012: End of the 5th Sun 


101. Tzolkin and Tzolkin 2                                       31/1/03

I have been exploring John Major Jenkins' recently re-released CD-Rom version of Tzolkin: Visionary Perspectives and Calendar Studies, which was originally published in 1994.  I often use the original edition to clear up confusion, since it was a ground-breaking piece of work based on a reading of practically all the reference material ever written on the subject, some of which is very hard to find. Jenkins also reconstructed the Mayan Venus calendar, and in the process, got into the headspace of the Maya to the extent that the reader can be totally confident of his integrity. On the new edition CD, John provides the whole original book (minus calendar pages, but these are not needed since we now have the excellent free Maya date calculator, Burden of Time, which he links to). But in addition, we also get Tzolkin 2, which is a collection of reviews, articles, correspondence, art; even an entire small book he wrote called 7 Wind: A Quiche Maya Calendar for 1993 that includes a section on calculating your Tzolkin birthday, plus a whole chapter from another early work, Journey to the Mayan Underworld (1989). There is an excellent essay called Following Dreamspell, which updates the situation regarding Jose Arguelles' Dreamspell (a New Age version of the Mayan calendar) and the recently released Time and the Technosphere that attempts to unify solar and lunar calendars.

Jenkins combines amazing scholarship with an open-hearted honesty. He bares his soul in some of his personal anecdotes in a way that is moving; as if the reader is his best friend.

Check out the contents of the CD & get more info. here:  Tzolkin and Tzolkin 2 (but you will get even more than what's on the menu - I got 10 more items, plus his entire website!)