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Concepts Relative to Initiation and Empowerment
2012 Throughout history, small and large groups of people have anticipated certain dates as being significant change-points, due to fear, superstition, hope, and/or wishful thinking.
In European 1000 AD (the millennium), there was widespread panic because the masses believed the world was going to end. The world did not end.
The year 1984 was looked upon, without widespread panic, as notable merely because a popular book and movie (1984) portrayed the chilling concept of struggle against the repressive establishment of Big Brother. When 1984 rolled around, there was no mass awareness that it had finally arrived.
Big Brother is, and always has been, with us according to the specific technology available in any given era.
The Harmonic Convergence phenomena of 1987 caused a big stir - But the day after, it was apparent that nothing had changed. The Timeshift in 1992 got a lot of attention (but less than the Convergence - and still without apparent change).
The even lesser-anticipated Polar Shift of 2000 was eclipsed by massive concerns about all computers, everywhere, crashing due to internal clocks that couldn't function outside of the 1900's. Almost every computer was discarded, upgraded, reprogrammed, or traded-in, and there was no collapse of civilization - But we did get to see how dependent our culture is on our robot machinery - Then we let that insight go, as we made it even more complex and ourselves more dependent.
Now we only have 2012 to deal with. There are multiple paradigms that herald 2012 as holding a major crossroad: Some say that Kali Yuga, the age of moral decline, will end but there doesn't seem to be much current evidence to back this up. However, there does appear to be some interesting astronomical data relating to 2012, and then there is always the last day of the Mayan calendar:
The Mayan Classic Period ran for 700 years (±200 to ±900 AD), but new archeological discoveries are driving back the dawn date of Mayan civilization. The Maya adopted two different time systems, the Short Count and the Long Count. The Long Count was said to be put in place around 355 BC. It has been determined that the Long Count date 0.0.0.0.0 corresponds to August 11th, 3114 BC in our Gregorian calendar. This means that the end date of 126.96.36.199.0, some 5125 years later, is
December 21st, 2012 AD
The precession of the equinoxes, also known as the Platonic Year, is caused by the slow sway of the earth's polar axis. Right now the axis closely points to Polaris, the "Pole Star," but this changes slowly over long periods of time. The earth's wobble causes the position of the seasonal quarters to slowly precess against the background of stars. For example, right now, the winter solstice position is in the constellation of Sagittarius, but 2000 years ago it was in Capricorn. Precession changes this position at the rate of 1° every 72 years.
The Sacred Tree
The Sacred Tree that Pacal Votan ascends in death is more than just the Ecliptic, it is the sacred doorway to the underworld. The crossing point of the Milky Way and the Ecliptic is the doorway that represents the origin and sacred source of life. The Sacred Tree lies at the center of Mayan Creation Myths.
Pacal Votan (591-683 AD) was the last major Mayan king. He assumed rulership at the age of 12 in 603 AD, and his remains were interred in a sarcophagus under the Temple of the Inscriptions at Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico. After his death, his two sons sequentially became kings and completed the temple complex. The city was abandoned in 799 AD.
In the picture (below) of this well known sarcophagus carving, notice that the Milky Way tree serves as an extension of Pacal's umbilicus. Pacal Votan is, by way of divine kingship, equated with the sun, and he is portrayed "entering" the Sacred Tree on his famous sarcophagus lid. On what date does the sun conjunct the crossing point of the Ecliptic and the Milky Way? This would be an important date.
In the pre-dawn skies of December 21, 2012, the Milky Way will be seen to arch overhead from the region of Polaris and will point right at where the sun rises. This is the only date when the Sun/Lord could jump from the Ecliptic track and travel the Milky Way up and around the vault of heaven to the region of Polaris, there to enter the "Heart of the Sky."
Note that 1300 years ago, during the zenith of Palenque's glory, Polaris was much less an exact "Pole Star" than it is now, but it wasn't a Pole Star that the Maya mythologized in this regard, it was the unmarked polar "dark region" symbolizing death and the underworld around which everything was observed to revolve.
The exact center of the Milky Way band found on star charts, known as the "Galactic Equator" (not to be confused with the Galactic Center), where it crosses the Ecliptic in Sagittarius, just happens to be where a dark rift, caused by interstellar dust clouds, in the Milky Way begins,. To observers on earth, it appears as a dark road which begins near the Ecliptic and stretches along the Milky Way up towards Polaris.
In the Popol Vuh, we find that the ancient Maya called it the "Black Road," and also as a "Crossroads." Additionally, where the Milky Way crosses the Ecliptic in Sagittarius just happens to be the direction of the Galactic Center.
December 21st, 2012 (188.8.131.52.0 in the Long Count) represents the conjunction of the winter solstice sun with the crossing point of the Sacred Tree. It must be understood that the winter solstice sun rarely conjuncts the Sacred Tree. In fact, this is an event that has been very slowly approaching over many thousands of years. This celestial convergence appears to parallel the accelerating pace of human civilization. We note that due to precession being a very slow process, similar astronomical alignments will exist on the winter solstice dates within five years on either side of 2012.
However, the accuracy of the 2012 conjunction is astounding, beyond anything deemed calculable by the ancient Maya, and is the perfect midpoint of the process.
The conjunction of the winter solstice sun with the Galactic Center in 2012, a "once-in-a-precessional-cycle" event, provides the end point for the theory of time known as Timewave Zero. Ancient myths proclaim this "crossroad" to be the time when the grand cycle ends and the ancient "star people" return.
Of course, you will be your own judge in this matter.
Control of your mind is now released.
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