2012, Galactic Cosmology & A New World Age/ or beware of the 2012 Bandwagonistas ! - Susan Joy Rennison
I returned to this picture above from a blog during GCM two years ago, after reading the article below
Food for thought................. with love, annie
2012, Galactic Cosmology
& A New World Age
29th April, 2009
Beware the 2012 Bandwagonistas!
Since there is increasing focus on the approaching 21st December 2012 ‘End-date’ of various non-Gregorian Calendars around the world, principally but not exclusively Mayan, I have decided it now appropriate to apply some independent scrutiny. This is especially required as many are under the impression that something magical or catastrophic will happen on this End-date. So, after paying attention to genuine Mayan Elders and indigenous leaders who have retained ancient knowledge of the Great Cycles of time, it seems that the world is only picking up the ‘buzz’ about a particular day. This is unfortunate when the ‘Keepers of Ancient Knowledge’ have actually emphasised an approximate 25 year window of transition that they view as being a gestation or pregnancy and what will happen will actually be the birth of a New World Age. According to modern Mayan Elders, we are about to enter a New World Age that will last 5,200 years, that will be dominated by the ether or space.
The Mayan Hunab-Ku
This is the most sacred symbol for the Highest Authority for the Milky Way Galaxy. The Universal Creative Intelligence is 'The Creator', and the Hunab K'u was one of the Creator's agencies. The sacred “G” can be found all over Central and South America and symbolises the Milky Way, the primordial configuration - the spiral, the source, the cosmic essence. It can be found on the pyramids as the Giver of Movement and measure - measure of the soul and movement of energy which is spirit. The Hunab Ku symbolizes form and energy, soul and spirit, the geometric form is a square within the circle. Reference: Secrets of Mayan Science/Religion. Hunbatz Men and see additional note below.
Unfortunately, this fact has been largely overlooked by those who have been speculating about the meaning of the Mayan calendar End-date. It seems there has been a need to clarify why the Maya supposedly choose the Winter Solstice 21st December 2012, as if this could have been an arbitrary decision. Hence, there have been many who have debated this ad infinitum. Since the arguments can be found elsewhere, they will not be repeated here. In the following article, I would like to point out the difference between what Mayan researchers are suggesting and what genuine Mayan Elders are currently teaching based on their understanding of cosmic evolutionary energies and how this translates to what is happening to our world.
Currently, I have not found any reference to a non-Mayan initiate being taught how to interpret the Mayan calendars. What I have found is academics which include archaeoastronomers, astrologers and researchers interested in ancient calendars that have independently ‘worked out’ how to interpret 3 of the 20 Mayan Calendars in existence. It is also apparent that many have specialised in bringing their own interpretation of cosmic evolutionary energies using Mayan Calendars. After some analysis, I believe there are well known Mayan Calendar experts like Jose Arguelles and Carl Calleman who promote their interpretations with the intent to uplift the consciousness of mankind. Hence, they may not be completely correct but the intent is genuine. Yet, due to many misconceptions, Mayan Elders have still felt the need to send ‘envoys’ into the world to ‘correct’ inaccuracies that are being continuously attributed as being Mayan.
Hunab-Ku: Popular Modern version
It is known that the Maya track 20 different cycles (calendars) of varying durations, which have to do with plants, humans, prophecies, numerics, solar system, galaxy, universe and the divine to name a few. According to Mayan Time Keepers, the most important calendar known to Mayan researchers is the Tzolk'in, (Long Count) which is used for the observation of time, and the different energies that interrelate with the human being. Thus, I have been amazed to discover that Mayan Elders, who have been entrusted as the world’s ‘Time Keepers’ by other indigenous groups state that the three commonly used Mayan calendars including the most popular Tzolkin are NOT cosmic calendars and should NOT be used to interpret galactic events. The source here is one Gerardo Barrios who is an Ajq'ij which means Time Keeper from Guatemala, who claims to have interviewed 600 Mayan Elders. This is most interesting as it is believed that the Long Count is a prophetic calendar and marks the Suns/Worlds or New World Ages. It consists of a 5200 year cycle and ‘experts’ believe this is obviously a fifth of a bigger cycle which relates to The Precession of the Equinoxes, which is caused by the Earth taking approximately 26,000 years to wobble around on it’s axis. The connection is significant because it takes us into many other avenues of research. Specifically, the domain of certain ancient world mythology that a few respected and learned academics have dared to tell us is/was subsequently systematically encoded with astronomical data that emphatically warns us about the link between precession and the possibility of world catastrophe.
Gerardo Barrios is most interesting because he is bold enough to tell us that there are Mayan calendars and artefacts that have been hidden since the time of the Spanish invasion. In fact he states;
Prophecies let us know of the coming of the conquistadors of Europe. This allowed the Mayans to prepare for this invasion. They did a lot of work before the Spaniards came to Latin America. Part of that work was to create secret libraries to keep the codices. The great elders were transferred and migrated to other areas that were inaccessible. The elders informed their people of the prophecies, what was going to happen, and that it was unavoidable. They instructed them that they must be prepared not fight it, but to let it happen.
Fragment of the San Barolo Wall Mural
In the book, The Mystery of the Crystal Skulls  by Chris Morton and Ceri Louise Thomas, we are presented with the views of genuine Mayan Elders. Don Alejandro Cirilo Oxlaj Peres is a Mayan priest who is quoted at length concerning the current times. Don Alejandro supports the claims of Gerardo Barrios by telling us about a Council of Elders that hid in the mountains for 500 years during the period known as the Nine Hells. Apparently, they are now out in the open and ready to share new information with the world. The reason being that the energy has shifted so much on this planet, they know that they will not be killed and their knowledge can now be shared. This means that we must pay great attention to what we are being told if they are only now prepared to share wisdom that has been withheld for 500 years.
In this regard, we must also consider the recent discovery of a chamber deep in the jungles of Peten, Guatemala in a Maya site called San Bartolo. It is believed that this chamber was reopened by in the year 2001 by grave robbers looking for treasure. What they found is the remains of magnificent murals, considered the oldest Mayan murals to be uncovered to date. According to Mayan researcher Aluna Joy, who is dedicated to promoting the Mayan calendars and culture, she states that this is just one of hundreds of sealed chambers that date hundreds of years before the before the birth of Christ, a thousand years before the 13th century Dresden Codex and the 16th century Popol Vul (the Mayan bible). Aluna Joy believes the murals in San Bartolo are a brief history of our past world and an echo of the 5th world that is fast approaching. But certainly, Mayan Elders, researchers and academics will provide widely differing interpretations based on their level of consciousness.
In this discussion, it is necessary to point out that there seems to be a schism between Mayan academics and researchers with current Mayan Elders. This may be due to the pain the Maya have endured as their culture has been systematically destroyed over the last 500 years and what has been left has been used to portray the Maya in a way they believe is inaccurate. In fact, the Franciscan Friar Diego de Landa is most cited for his crimes against the Maya. Landa wrote the book Relacion de las cosas de Yucatan  in his own defense against accusations that he unlawfully used the Spanish Inquisition on the Maya to torture children and convert their families to Catholicism. Sadly, it seems he was only trying to hide the fact that he did sanction the burning of thousands of Mayan hieroglyphic books in the middle 16th century. The point here is that we should consider that Mayan scholars and researchers are very keen to provide a westernised and sometimes unenlightened view of what remains of Mesoamerican culture. Therefore nobody should be fooled into thinking that many interpretations of Mayan codices and glyphs are anything more than educated guesswork.
Space Weather: Solar blast of a massive Coronal Mass Ejection
Proceeding X45 Solar Flare, 4/5th November 2003
Thus as we approach 2012, we have the unprecedented situation of the major fulfilment of Mayan prophecy i.e. a New Age being dominated by ether or space, but the metaphysical world seems to have missed the full implications of what this actually means. There has been no understanding of the need to integrate science and metaphysics so that ‘those of higher consciousness’ can explain this evolutionary transition to a baffled world. Incredibly, in the early 1990s, it seems that there was strong opposition from within the New Age community to any notion of ‘New Energy’ being available on the planet. This was at the exact same time that the scientific world were scrambling to understand the new phenomena of Space Weather and the effect on the worlds technological infrastructure. Consequently, it has taken a very long time for some who were supposedly advanced in their consciousness to accept fundamental changes in harnessing the new frequencies of light and thus working with new sources of subtle energy. Hence, we are in a situation where major prophecies are being fulfilled and the world is agog at the rapid evolutionary changes taking place. It seems that those who are most acutely aware of our changing reality suffer from not being heard over the din of those with slick marketing campaigns who wish to promote the latest New Age fad. Thus, the result is a muffled and distorted message to the world that the nature our reality is rapidly morphing. So, while Mayan scholars and researchers debate about the meaning of Mayan monuments and artefacts that could not be easily destroyed, modern Mayan Elders have correctly predicted that the world is now rapidly moving into a completely new dispensation.
The following review of Galactic Cosmology will not be exhaustive and it is for the reader to do their own research and check the facts presented here as best as they can elsewhere. I have lent heavily on the work of John Major Jenkins who is recognised as having made a significant contribution to understanding and promoting Mayan Galactic Cosmology and the research and expert opinion of astrophysicist Dr Paul LaViolette, whose multi-disciplinary approach to galactic cosmology and decoding ancient mythology is invaluable. My interest is trying to highlight concepts and ideas that are being attributed to the Maya and to integrate the latest science to either confirm or dismiss information that maybe right, completely wrong or just misleading. The information presented here can be considered as an adjunct to my book, ‘Tuning the Diamonds: Electromagnetism and Spiritual Evolution’ which was my first attempt at integrating science and metaphysics. I believe I was the first person in the world to formally link the new phenomena of Space Weather and the new Space Weather feature of the Equatorial Electrojet (EEJ) that arrived in 1989 with Mayan prophecy. Click here for YouTube clip [0:24] of Magnetic fields due to The Equatorial Electrojet (EEJ). Specifically, the prophecy of a New Age dominated by ether or space and the arrival of the predicted Mayan ’Serpent Rope’ that I believed had been forecast to arrive before the 2012 Mayan calendar End-date. Even though there is a thorough discussion of the Serpent Rope and the properties of plasma in my book, there has been some misunderstanding by those who lack the capacity to understand even basic scientific concepts. Hence, it seems necessary to make an analogy. The EEJ can be thought of as a storm drain that circles the Earth. The drain was first discovered in 1922 with virtually nothing in it, but after The Great Magnetic Storm in 1989, the storm drain was filled to capacity and the flow of energy has just got more powerful over time. The correctness of my observation can be clearly seen in computer graphics of what happens during geomagnetic storms and the sudden appearance of even more ‘serpents’ circling the globe.
The Equatorial Electrojet as determined from CHAMP satellite observations.
This is the foretold 'Serpent Rope' and can be explained as how excess
electromagnetic energty in the form of plasma is stored around Earth.
Copyright © Hermann Lühr, GFZ Potsdam
As it is clear to anyone who has studied ancient world religions. The High Priests of ancient religions were astronomers and scientists who encoded their knowledge into mythology and religion as religious observances, texts, art and monuments etc. This was then foisted onto the ignorant masses for consumption. Today, this is obvious to anyone with any intellectual capacity who has done any seriously study of the subject. Therefore, once this concept is grasped, then as we live in a time with access to tremendous volumes of scientific information, it is much easier to decode ancient sources of knowledge. Hence, I decoded mythology associated with the Egyptian god Apepi, usually referred to as the Greek god Apophis, as a metaphor for the EEJ as the scientific properties of the EEJ made this association obvious.
This report is written for the Seekers of Truth, who are not satisfied with the half-truths and distortions of those with the wrong motives or are simply misguided. Someone’s personal beliefs may be their honest truth but it does not mean that they are correct. Since it is now proven that our world is facing an onslaught of solar, cosmic, galactic and intergalactic radiation, as predicted by metaphysical sources including modern Mayan Elders, it’s worth thinking about how humanity will survive and whether those same metaphysical sources have provided us with a valid solution. The following is a synopsis to help some to decide whether they still want to buy into the 2012 Mayan calendar End-date whoopla or whether they prefer to consider the implications of what has been happening worldwide over the last 20+ years and the future New World Age with a brand new reality.
Galactic Alignment in 2012?
Courtesy: Ancient World Mysteries
An article on the website Ancient World Mysteries provides a good basic explanation of the 2012 Galactic alignment that is being associated with the Mayan calendar End-date, the link is provided here. We are informed that;
… there will be an alignment of the earth, the sun, and the galactic equator twice every year. In one instance, the earth will be between the sun and the galactic equator, and in another (exactly 6 months later) the sun will be between the earth and the galactic equator. The 2012 AD alignment as is said to be associated with the Long Count calendar is of exactly this type, being of the latter stated order: Earth > Sun > Galactic Equator, but critically, with one very important additional factor, which indeed makes the entire arrangement far more complex and infrequent: The 2012 AD conjunction is one that involves the earth, sun, and the galactic equator, specifically at a time when the earth is at the winter solstice (northern hemisphere) point of its orbit, at a seasonal extreme. Now, an event of this sort certainly does not occur every year, but rather once only every 25800 years. And this is due to a very subtle celestial motion: precession.
It is apparent that many people believe there is going to be a ‘2012’ Galactic alignment of the Sun, Earth with the centre of our galaxy that will take place on the winter solstice, 21st December 2012. John Major Jenkins is a Mayan Researcher who has played a major part in promoting Mayan galactic cosmology and the possibility that this will herald a major world transformation. From the introduction of the book Maya Cosmogenesis 2012: The true meaning of the Maya calendar End-date , Mayan researcher John Major Jenkins writes:
The bottom line of my theory is that the ancient Maya chose the 2012 end-date because this is the date on which occurs a rare alignment of the solstice sun with the Galactic Center. I tested my theory, revised it, corresponded with Maya experts and found that by synthesizing recent advances in the fields of archaeology, ethnography (the study of culture), archaeoastronomy (the study of the relationship between astronomy, archaeology, and cultural beliefs), epigraphy (the study of the Maya hieroglyphic writing), and iconography (the study of symbols and pictures), I could strongly support my ideas. Knowing the controversy my work might arouse in the academic community, I felt compelled to document my arguments so that my theory could not be dismissed as vague speculation.
Well, this alignment actually took place in 1998 and as the Sun is half a degree wide, 2012 is still only the approximate half way point of a process that will take 36 years for the transit to complete. This is according to Jenkins, who wrote in the appendix of the same book Maya Cosmogenesis 2012; "we should allow for at least a thirteen-year range in precessional calculations". He also states;
In August of 1994 astrologer Raymond Mardyks published a brief mention of galactic cosmology and the 2012 date in Sedona magazine. As an astrologer, Mardyks distinguishes an astrological difference between the precise solstice/Galaxy alignment “of/1999” and the 13 baktun cycle end-date of 2012, and, therefore, in personal correspondence with me (January 1998) he has disagreed with my interpretation that the Maya intended their 2012 end-date to mark the Galactic Alignment.
John Major Jenkins from his next book, Galactic Alignment: The transformation of Consciousness According to Mayan, Egyptian and Vedic Traditions (2002), states:
Early on in my research, I recognised that the solstice-galaxy alignment would occur around 1998 or 1999 […] confirmed by the calculations of European astronomer Jean Meeus and the U.S. Naval Observatory. […] but suffice it to say two things here. First, the fourteen-year error between 1998 and 2012 amounts to less than one-fifth of a degree - a tiny sliver of the width of the full moon and thus negligible, considering it was a forward calculation in precession of at least 2,000 years. Second the sun itself is one-half a degree wide so an alignment zone between 1980 and 2016 must be allowed, thus embracing the 2012 end-date.
In chapter 21, Jenkins writes:
Assuming astronomical coordinates and spatial definitions are precise, we could go with the calculation by the European astronomer Jean Meeus. In his 1997 book Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Meeus calculated the alignment as occurring in May of 1998. English astrologers organized by david Baker at Kingsley Hall in London celebrated the alignment on May 10, 1998. I preferred to recognised May 29 as the shift day, because that was 1 Ahau in the tzolkin calendar. The U.S. Naval Observatory calculated October 27, 1998, as the date. In December 1998 I suggested that the impending solstice would be the day of the first year of the next 26,000-year precessional cycle. These dates are based upon a scientific precision that is perhaps unwarranted.”
It must be stated that the final sentence in this quote is incredible after the arguments between Mayan researchers which include Jenkins who was involved in a vicious exchange, sorry debate, with Carl Calleman over the Mayan calendar end-date. The 2001 debate actually contrasted two very different ways of interpreting Mayan calendars which Calleman viewed as his approach being spiritual and Jenkin's approach as being materialist. However, over the agreed three essays each, the debate quickly degenerated into a slanging match with Jenkins writing, "In my opinion, whatever the intention, your result is a mish-mash marriage of recycled Arguelles ideas and some clever inventions of your own, making a new spiritual stew to feed the starving." According to Jenkins, Calleman, finished his side of the debate by sending a short email that Jenkins summarised as, "Carl sends me a brief email on December 9th in which he identifies those who follow his end-date [October 28, 2011] as those who are aligned with the Light, while those that chose to agree with the authentic Mayan end-date, December 21, 2012, as those who are aligned with Darkness." For the more genteel, there is some bewilderment as to the necessity for the serious nastiness amongst Mayan researchers over a variety of astronomical dates that range from a few days, weeks, months years and decades, but apparently this is all required in the pursuit of being the top world “authority” on Mayan timekeeping.
Yet, in January 1998, Mayan Timekeeper Gerardo Barrios remarked:
For three consecutive Spring Equinoxes, something has happened in the sky that points to the ending/beginning of an age. On this coming Spring Equinox a planetary alignment will point towards the Pleiades. The alignment will house Mercury, Saturn and Mars in its head. To follow will be the Sun, Jupiter, Venus, Uranus, Neptune, Moon and Pluto at the root of the tail. This cosmic alignment is heading toward the Pleiades, marking this cycle of time as an awakening of the centre of power of the inner Christ.
I was particularly struck by the beauty of this account, the gentle spirit accompanying this revelation and a reference that the coming changes will bring a time of awakening of the inner Christ, which I believe is mandatory for the evolution of mankind.
Another misconception is that the December Winter Solstice will actually intersect the Galactic Centre but Jenkins tells us that the current conjunction is some 3 degrees which is still considered close enough to be called a conjunction and the closest pass will be in around 200 hundred years to within 2.45 degrees. Yet, we are left baffled when he goes on to state:
In the most generalized scenario, the spatial parameters of this solstice sun-Galaxy alignment can be expanded to include the moment the solstice sun first began to conjunct the eastern edge of the Milky Way, which was something like 450 years ago. The temporal range of the alignment, depending on how we define conjunction, can therefore be on the order of 900 years. The problem with looking too closely for a precise solstice sun-Galactic alignment is that the Galactic Center is not a point in the sky but a region, and it has identifiable gravitational and magnetic centers that do not share the same location. Thus for very real empirical reasons, it is misleading to envision the Galactic Center as a precise point in the sky; it is more realistic to see it as the large field covered by a great bulge.
Despite the strange definition provided of a ‘bulge’ in the sky, Jenkins then informs us;
More importantly, astronomical considerations allow us to suspect that the real trigger of the World Age shift occurs when the solstice meridian crosses over the Galactic equator, which is complete by the end of 1999.
At this point, some may query the reason for the confidence assigned to the Maya for the ending of their Mayan Calendar end-date being associated with the 21st December 2012 winter solstice and we have to wonder whether the Maya were tracking some other event of more importance as suggested by other astronomers and astrologers. As we will see, modern Mayan Elders talk about our alignment with the heart of the galaxy but they have refrained from providing us with much detail and as detailed above, there seems to be good reason.
The Fifth Sun and The Return of Consciousness
It must be considered that the Mayan and other spiritual traditions understand that evolutionary energies from the Galactic Centre vary in their quantity, quality and properties over time. Hence, the division of earth, air, fire, water and ether with associated cosmic calendars and cycles that take this into account. The following is titled Message From the Mayan Elders of The Eagle Clan, Guatemala and we are told by Don Pascual, Wise elder of the Mam Maya:
The Mayan prophecies speak to us of the changes towards the fifth Ajaw (fifth sun), on the famous date of December 21, 2012. This date begins the period of 5,200 years. This is a cycle of wisdom, harmony, peace, love, of consciousness and the return of the natural order. It is not the end of the world as many from outside of the Mayan tradition have misinterpreted it to be. The first cycle (Ajaw/sun) was a feminine energy and its element was fire. The second cycle (Ajaw/sun) was of masculine energy, and its element was earth. The third cycle (Ajaw/sun) was a feminine energy and its element was air. The fourth cycle (Ajaw/sun) is a masculine energy and its element is water. The fifth cycle (Ajaw/sun) will be a fusion of both feminine and masculine energies. It will be a transition where there won't be any more confrontations between the polarities. It will bring balance and there won't be hierarchy of one over the other. Both energies will support each other. It is why this period is called one of harmony, the kingdom of love and the return of consciousness. Its element will be the ether. This fifth Ajaw/sun comes with the power of transmutation. To reach this state of supreme harmony, it will be necessary to create the balance of the forces of the light and the dark. This is where the importance of the call of the Mam elder comes into place - the quest for the unity, the return of the natural order. This call is urgent in the face of the prophetic times in which we are living - principally for the spiritual guides and conscious people. At this time, we need to unite and create a belt of light that will contrast with the negativity.
Interestingly, at the start of chapter 23 of the book Galactic Alignment, Jenkins informs us that;
The five World Ages in Mesoamerican time philosophy correspond to the five energy levels in the Hindu/Tibetan chakra system. They are united in that both systems draw from the idea of the five elements: earth, water, fire, air, ether (or space). These “stages” of change move from dense matter (earth) through increasingly subtle states, corresponding to the spiritualization of consciousness as the human race evolves. The fifth is ether, or space, meaning that pure spirit has been reached.
Jenkins remarks that he explored the connection between Hindu and Mayan teaching and this was written up in his book Journey to the Mayan Underworld (1989). Yet, it seems that before I wrote my book, nobody had made the connection between the phenomena of Space Weather and Mayan prophecy. In fact I was dumbfounded when a Mayan researcher queried my research by stating that “Space Weather does not sound like a Mayan Prophecy”. It seems obvious to me that some Mayan researchers have not been too interested in the opinion of genuine Mayan Elders and since they don’t have the right background or training to analyse and interpret scientific information from a wide range of sources, some Mayan predictions have been simply ignored.
Carlos Barrios Interview by Mitch Battros at EarthchangesMedia.com, 10th April 2007.
Please note that Carlos Barrios is interviewed with another well respected Mayan Elder Don Diego (?) present who later on says prayers. Carlos starts talking [around 05:30] about Earth Changes, The Sun, 'The Fifth Sun' and the element of the ether. At around [18:00] when Mitch asks about Global Warming, Carlos Barrios responds by only talking about cycles and the moment for "cleaning" Mother Earth and the possibility of severe consequences for humanity. When Mitch asks about the Earth-Sun alignment with the galactic centre at [21:00] Carlos Barrios explains that there is a convergence of energies between the centre of our galaxy and another vortex of energy, presumably from the centre of our universe, because we are told that this is an intergalactic event that will effect many galaxies in this part of the Universe not just our galaxy! This revelation is a major confirmation of other metaphysical sources and implies that Mayan Elders are tracking a Universe-Galaxy Alignment related to Najt (the Mayan name for space-time) interpreted using spiral mathematics, therefore far more sophisticated in it's complexity to what is being currently promoted by so-called Mayan 'experts'. Click for interview here!.
Carlos Barrios is a Mayan Ajq’ij, a ceremonial priest and spiritual guide, from the Eagle Clan, Guatemala, who been acting as an envoy for the Guatemalan Mayan Elders. (See adjacent image). In fact, Gerardo Barrios is his brother who claims that he interviewed nearly 600 traditional Mayan elders to widen their knowledge as they felt this was necessary in their capacity as historians, anthropologists and investigators. In this regard, he states his not too subtle opinion:
“Anthropologists visit the temple sites, and read the stelas and inscriptions and make up stories about the Maya, but they do not read the signs correctly. It’s just their imagination… Other people write about prophecy in the name of the Maya. They say that the world will end in December 2012. The Mayan elders are angry with this. The world will not end. It will be transformed. The indigenous have the calendars, and know how to accurately interpret it, not others.”
The Mayan Day keeper and respected ceremonial leader Hunbatz Men, from Merida, Mexixo, is an authority on the history, chronology and calendars of Mayan civilisation. He is even more vociferous in his opinions and in his book, Secrets of Mayan Science/Religion , he states:
Because of its [Mayan] scientific achievements and admirable art, modern technicians and scientists seek its roots and fruits. Mayan writings are among the most researched; but lamentably the road taken by supposedly authoritative investigators is the wrong one. Despite all efforts, the hieroglyphs have not revealed their great knowledge. Moreover, we have noted a lot of false information in philological and linguist works. None of this eases the task of elucidating the secrets and enigmas of Mayan culture. For this reason, we were compelled to discard 99 percent of the material produced and used by official researchers, and resort to sources closer to our indigenous American culture. We have employed linguistics in a careful analysis based on phonetics and pronunciation. And, we have conducted field research throughout the continent, visiting pyramids and participating in indigenous rituals in areas where people live the culture of the ancestors. The deductions we will put forth here are largely based on these direct experiences.
The Sacred Tree
The mythological birth of humanity is depicted as a person emerging from the sacred tree. The Mayan/Aztec culture recognised the sacred "T" as the symbol of the tree that produced the human being. This symbol also represents the air, the wind, the divine breath of God and it adorns pyramids, codices, stelae and pottery etc. Mayan philosophers associate the Creator or Great Spirit through the use of the word teol, (te meaning tree and ol meaning human consciousness. Reference: Secrets of Mayan Science/Religion. Hunbatz Men
Well, as we progress with this discussion we may start to see why the Maya are still angry. While Carlos Barrios has travelled, he has taught from the perspective of Mayan Daykeepers who view the 21st December, 2012 date as a rebirth, the start of the World of the Fifth Sun. They believe that we will soon experience the start of a new era signified by the solar meridian crossing the galactic equator and thus the earth aligning itself with the centre of the galaxy. The following quotes, with excerpts of an interview with Carlos Barrios, provide an important central message from the Maya. Thus, we are told:
At sunrise on December 21, 2012 — for the first time in 26,000 years — the Sun rises to conjunct the intersection of the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic, describing in the sky a great cross of stars and planets. This cosmic cross is considered to be an embodiment of the Sacred Tree, The Tree of Life — a tree remembered in all the world’s spiritual traditions.
Some observers say this 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. This process has already begun, Mr. Barrios suggested. “Change is accelerating now, and it will continue to accelerate.”
Mr. Barrios said the emerging era of the Fifth Sun will call attention to a much-overlooked element. Whereas the four traditional elements of earth, air, fire and water have dominated various epochs in the past, there will be a fifth element to reckon with in the time of the Fifth Sun: ether.
The dictionary defines ether as the rarefied element thought to fill the upper regions of space, the Heavens. Ether is a medium that permeates all space and transmits waves of energy in a wide range of frequencies, from cell phones to human auras. What is “ethereal” is related to the regions beyond earth: the heavens.
Ether — the element of the Fifth Sun — is celestial, and lacking in material substance, but is no less real than wood, wind, flame, stone or flesh.
“Within the context of ether there can be a fusion of the polarities,” Mr. Barrios said. “No more darkness or light in the people, but an uplifted fusion.
According to Mr. Barrios this is a crucially important moment for humanity, and for earth. Each person is important. If you have incarnated into this era, you have spiritual work to do balancing the planet.
It seems that the modern Mayan message of the alignment with the heart of the galaxy has been endowed with ancient pagan/religious overtones such that the ‘Father Sun’ will make a union with the Cosmic Mother and there will be a ‘magical reunion’ and a ‘celestial rebirth’. To remove any doubt that this alignment has been interpreted in such a manner, the following quote from Jenkins will suffice. Jenkins writes:
The Cosmic Mother is the head-point of a trinity involving the birth of a male deity who is also her mate. This Trinity Principle involves the dynamic between mother, father, and child, and shares with many Old World traditions the idea that the Great Mother, as the first principle of Creation must give birth to her mate, First Father, and only then can engender the multiplicity of created beings. On the cosmic level, the astronomical trinity is Galactic Center, solstice sun and humanity.
So, as we are told in the foreward of Maya Cosmogenesis 2012, written by the late Terence McKenna, “Over the millennia the Maya observed the drama of the approach of father sun toward the vagina of mother sky”. Therefore, it seems that on the 21st December 2012, many will be celebrating the penetration of the galactic fanny.
The Sacred Cross
From Codice Fejérváry-Mayer, but Mayan scholars believe it should be called uahomche, the name used by the Maya to denote the Cross of the Tree. Uahomche means "the tree that awakens us" or "we awaken in the tree", the term has transcendental ramifications and existed before the arrival of the Conquistadors. It is noted that all crosses, including the famous Maltese Cross, appear in Mayan codices, fret designs, etchings and paintings.
Reference: Secrets of Mayan Science/Religion. Hunbatz Men
There are also further religious overtones to the 2012 galactic alignment that is being attributed to the Maya, which may or may not be warranted. Therefore, it is worth bearing this in mind when we are given details of this alignment and whether we want to buy into this perpetuation of ancient lore. Jenkins writes in the introduction to his book Maya Cosmogenesis 2012:
The Path travelled by the sun, moon and planets through the sky along the ecliptic.
"The ecliptic is the path travelled by the sun, moon, and planets through the sky. Twelve constellations lie along the ecliptic, and the sun passes through all twelve during the course of one year. The ecliptic crosses over the Milky Way at a 60° angle near the constellation Sagittarius. As such, it forms a cross with the Milky Way, and this cosmic cross was called the Sacred Tree by the ancient Maya. (The cross form was also known as the "crossroads.") Amazingly, the center of this cosmic cross, that is, right where the ecliptic crosses over the Milky Way, is exactly where the December solstice sun will be in A.D. 2012. This alignment occurs only once every 25,800 years."
"The Milky Way is observed as a bright, wide band of stars arching through the sky. In the clear skies of ancient Mesoamerica, many dark, blotchy areas can be observed along the Milky Way's length. These are "dark-cloud" formations caused by interstellar dust. The most prominent of these is called the "dark-rift" or the "Great Cleft" of the Milky Way. It looks like a dark road running along the Milky Way, and it points right at the cosmic crossing point, the center of the Maya Sacred Tree, right where the sun will be in 2012! The Maya called this dark-rift the Black Road, or the Road to the Underworld. They seem to have imagined it as a portal to another world, and the December solstice sun can enter it only in A.D. 2012."
"The area of the sky where all of these symbols and celestial objects converge is the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. This was perhaps the most astounding thing I discovered. The part of the Milky Way that the December solstice sun will conjunct is also where the center of our Galaxy (the Galactic Center) is located. It is the cosmic womb from which new stars are born, and from which everything in our Galaxy, including us, came."
The label C covers an area of approx. 14 degrees and therefore masks the
location of the Galactic Centre. Above this region is the start
of the 'Mouth of the Crocodile' or Dark Rift area.
Jenkins states that the Maya believed that the world would be reborn or “recreated” in the year 2012, these days even ex-astronauts are talking about the Earth being “re-booted”, so this understanding is widespread. However, his study of Mayan mythology leads him to claim that “the dark rift in the Milky Way was mythologized as the birth canal of the Great Mother and that the dark rift is the “hole” in the centre of the highest part of the night sky. There is reference to the Yucatec Mayas’ term ‘u hol Glorya’, a “Glory Hole”. As Jenkins tells us, the term was first coined by Mayan researcher Linda Schele, but it seems largely related to the topmost level of huts built for ceremonial rites. It seems that the only connection is that the dark rift appears like a black spot at the top of the sky and therefore can be described as a “hole” near the cosmic crossroads formed by the galactic equator of the Milky Way and the ecliptic. Hence, the discussion then moves swiftly into speculation about black holes, blurring the interpretation of mythology, with modern scientific speculation which then leads to the possibility of many more misconceptions about what the Maya actually understood about galactic cosmology. Thus for the record, it is necessary to remove all doubt that the dark rift is located in the Galactic Centre or represents the centre of our galaxy or scientists have identified something that they classify as a black hole that can remotely be mistaken for a place of creation. Furthermore, even though black holes are a popular scientific myth perpetuated by many scientists, unfortunately for them, the latest observations have rendered this particular black hole in the Galactic Centre as something that completely defies the current speculative theory and at best can be described as something of a cosmic enigma.
Inside the Galactic Centre, (Galactic Gynaecology)
The 'bulge' of the Milky Way obscured by thick dark clouds
On viewing the Milky Way Galaxy, there is a dark band running along it, caused by interstellar dust clouds. Quite close to the obvious central bulge there is a L-shaped dark zone that is known as the dark-rift. Scholars state that the Maya mythologized this dark-rift and referred to it as the mouth of the crocodile. According to Jenkins, the darkest cloud is actually north of the central bulge or the cosmic womb but still fairly lose in astronomical terms. Unfortunately, Jenkins declines to provide an exact location by using a star or constellation to help us determine if any special cosmic activity can be associated with this region of space, besides telling us that the dark rift extends beyond the constellation of Aquila and I think this is unfortunate. In the southernmost part of the so-called dark-rift, closest to the central bulge, we are told that this area is actually very difficult to identify with any great precision because edges vary with viewing conditions and there is no clear division between the darkness of space and the edge of the Milky Way. Whatever, we are reassured that, “The crossroad is thus less a point in space and more like a zone” and that, “we are technically correct in saying the dark rift touches the ecliptic.” Personally, I would be interested to know who “we” are as he goes on to say, “One should consider, however that in the mythic consciousness of the ancient skywatchers, astronomical precision was less important than the mythological and calendric meaning ascribed to this area. In general then, the dark-rift is suitably close to the crossroads, the cosmic Place of Creation.” Hmmm….. In my mind this vagueness is like stating an aeroplane occasionally flies directly over the Eiffel Tower in the city of Paris on a special occasion, but the French make fabulous champagne in the south of France in a place that is north of San Tropez. What’s more you can find champagne at the Eiffel Tower. All these facts could be true but they can’t be used to convince us that each statement can be used to corroborate the other facts in a logical manner, especially when some of the facts are just not true or are doubtful.
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Now, the reason for my cynicism is that we are told categorically that “the dark-rift in the Milky Way near the Galactic Centre that, according to modern astrophysicists, contains a Black Hole”. This is deliberately worded to give a false impression and is fundamentally WRONG. We are told that the darkest part of the dark rift is quite a long way north of the Galactic Centre and I would estimate this to be about approximately 25 degrees away, south of the Aquila constellation. This is too far away from an area that can be scientifically supported to be a 'cosmic birth place'. We have a clear case of two completely different places here being mixed up to support an extremely tenuous argument and all done in the name of the Maya. The only way this statement can be supported is if mythology, other than Mayan, or scientific research have actually identified a black hole in the dark-rift or another object that can be considered a creation place. By the way, Black holes are very fashionable but they are not noted for being “Creation Places”.
Radio image of the central region of the Milky Way
Yet, we do find cosmic objects described as “embryos” or “centres of creation” by astrophysicists where matter is being continuously produced. Dr Paul LaViolette informs us that highly respected astrophysicist William Crea, cosmologists Fred Hoyle and J. Narliker are prepared to diverge from the consensus view that has herded most scientists into perpetuating the concept that all matter was created at the time of the Big Bang, since observations of Quasars and Pulsars categorically disprove this notion. Even in the Galactic Centre, what has been found is a total embarrassment to Black Hole advocates because most of the activity can be attributed to the very strange compact region called Sagittarius A*, a flaring X-ray source that can brighten 45-fold in a space of a few minutes and decline over a period of a 3 hours. In this relatively tiny region within the Galactic Centre, we find it populated by millions of stars and a 3 million solar mass 'Black Hole' accompanied by a very powerful 2.6 million solar mass radio source that has been identified as IRS 7, a red supergiant star that puts out most of its energy in the near infrared.
Scientists are still bewildered by what is going on in this region so they prefer to tell us what is coming out from the region of Sagittarius A*, rather than identifying the particular object causing the particular celestial phenomena. Of course, this then allows scientists to speculate and cause confusion over the existence of our galaxy’s fabulous Black Hole that exists within Sagittarius A*. In reality, this Black Hole is an enigma because it is so dim and feeble that it can only be detected by the perturbed motion of stars whizzing around it at ~1000 km/sec. What’s more, there is plenty of plasma and drifting gas in the Galactic centre, which creates a major difficulty with Black Hole theory as some of it should be falling into the theorised all powerful and dominating Black Hole and making it a powerful source of electromagnetic energy at many wavelengths. Yet, measurements only show a weak source, perhaps 100 times weaker than reasonable models would predict. Based on the black hole mass and the amount of material available to fall in, it’s existence has become a major challenge to current theory about Black Holes. Of course, this is no surprise to those who have refrained from accepting the popular notion of ‘Black Holes’, since alternative explanations can be proposed to explain objects in space that appear to have very strong gravitational fields without resorting to unproven and imaginary mathematical constructs.
Despite the enigmas, we do know that the region of Sagittarius A*, has erupted 14 times in the last 6000 years. Here we can refer to LaViolette’s research and theory, encapsulated in his book Galactic Evolution and Subquantum Kinetics. On his website www.etheric.com he states:
Subquantum kinetics predicts that matter is continuously created throughout the universe, with the matter creation rate being highest in the vicinity of already existing matter. Furthermore it predicts that galaxies should progressively grow in size with the passage of time since they are formed by matter being created primarily in their central nucleus and being propelled outward by galactic core explosions.
LaViolette’s research has identified how this has resulted in the creation of matter and in which direction this matter has entered our solar system. At this point, the reader must realise that there are other areas in the region of the centre of our Milky Way galaxy that can emit energies that can affect us on Earth. The brightest gamma ray burst ever recorded arrived on December 27th 2004, associated with the tragic December 26th 2004 tsunami, was named SGR 1806-20 and located in the constellation of Sagittarius 10 degrees north-east of the Galactic Centre at a distance of 20,000 – 32,000 light years away or approximately as far away as the Galactic Centre. As the Maya are acknowledged for their astronomical acumen it is only conceivable they would create mythology to keep alive the understanding of real astronomical events and so it seems that just because scientists have not found a celestial object in the dark rift area, does not mean something is not there. As Jenkins has gone to a tremendous amount of effort to decode Mayan mythology and point out Mayan artefacts and codices that may indicate the notion of a ‘hole in the sky’ with a few clues that indicate the region of the dark rift, it seems that he could be right but not for the scientific reasons argued in his book Maya Cosmogenesis 2012.
Dr Paul LaViolette’s book Earth Under Fire; Earth’s survival of the Apocalypse, was first published in 1997 and then revised and republished with a different subtitle as Earth Under Fire; Humanity’s Survival of the ice Age (2005). It seems that this research was not known about by Jenkins and this is most unfortunate. To provide accurate information about Galactic Cosmology it is necessary to consult scientists who have attempted to integrate their research with ancient world mythology and ancient archaeoastronomy.
Adapted from LaViolette 
LaViolette is a brilliant astrophysicist and is most known for his Superwave theory. He has outlined the scientific disciplines required to evaluate this theory and I would suggest the following list is impressive; Galactic and Extra Galactic Cosmology, High-Energy Physics, Climatology, Geophysics, Archaeo-Mythology, Palaeontology, Geochemistry and Glaciology. From decades of his own research, he has sought to decode ancient world mythology in order to support is Superwave Theory and the quality of the information gleaned is obvious.
LaViolette presents us with the facts outlining the serious nature of how galactic events can impact life on Earth. Yet we are comforted by the knowledge that tremendous efforts have been made to support humanity in understanding major cyclic celestial events that have previously caused devastation on our planet. For example, LaViolette informs us about that the accuracy of the zodiac which has an undoubted ancient history. Thus, we know for sure that the zodiac was created to mark the EXACT centre of the galaxy, Sagittarius A*, to within .004 degrees of arc. This means that the accuracy of the zodiac has only been surpassed as recently as the mid-1960s by the development of highly sophisticated electronic equipment. Therefore the reader must be in no doubt whatsoever that Sagittarius A* is the main “Creation Place” of our galaxy.
Now it seems that LaViolette’s research could have lent some support to claims made by Jenkins, as he outlines the ancient knowledge retained by the Barasana Indians of South America who live near the Brazilian border in the Vaupes Region of the north western Amazon. The Barasana have their own zodiac which is unique as it depicts constellations that lie along the Milky Way rather than along the ecliptic, this is known as the Star path, see the image below. (Please note, the Star path is actually mentioned in Maya Cosmogenesis 2012, but only in relation to the Barasana’s acknowledgment of the polarity between the Pleiades and the Scorpius constellation).
The Barasana Zodiac (adapted after Hugh-Jones, Annals New York Academy of Sciences)
Most interestingly, the Barasana, divide the Star path into different regions ‘Old’ and ‘New’ where the naming convention clearly designates the Old Path as obnoxious and negative and the ‘New path’ as benign and positive. Interestingly, the centre called ‘Vulture’ (the star Altair, a at the Aquila constellation, 48o longitude) is very near to the region identified by Jenkins and another region only slightly further out that has been denoted as ‘Corpse Bundle’ (the star Delphinus, 58o longitude). LaViolette provides us with legends that indicate that the Barasana have preserved their myths associated with ancient cataclysms and he believes that this is highly commendable.
Galactic and Universal Confusion
As already stated, Great Cycles of Time are marked by the Earth’s precession, where the slow wobble of Earth around its axis takes approx. 26,000 years (or according to modern observations exactly 25,776 years), for one complete rotation. Esoteric organisations, indigenous groups and parts of the wider metaphysical community know that new ‘World Ages’ are associated with certain points in the cycle, where the inhabitants of Earth are more vulnerable to catastrophe but generally, the scientific reasons are notably vague. Currently, it is theorised that the Earth’s orientation to the wider galactic magnetic field triggers the delivery of galactic and intergalactic energies and it is the arrival of these energies that can generate calamity.
The Precession of the Equinoxes
As can be stated briefly, the Earth’s axis of rotation tilts at about 23.5° to the vertical, and if this axis is extended, we can locate a point in the heavens known as the North celestial Pole. This is a point or star in the heavens that appears stationary and all the other stars and constellations appear to revolve around it.
The current North celestial Pole is located at the star Polaris, see the adjacent image of the Milky Way with the surrounding constellations. Note the location of the Galactic Centre, marked as GC and the Dark Rift which is clearly associated but obviously not in the same location. For reference, the Pleiades is also denoted here in the constellation of Aries and it is believed to be the Galactic anti-centre but as you can see, it is not directly inline with the pole star. The image below shows the circumference travelled by the North Celestial Pole over the 26,000 year cyclic period known as The Great Cycle of Time.
The central circle represents the path traced by the North Celestial Pole
over a period of precession that takes approx. 26,000 years. Note the Pole
is currently at the furthest distance away from the Galactic Centre.
Courtesy: Jenkins , Santillana & Hertha 
The belief that that the Earth’s orientation caused by precession to the Galactic Centre, triggers the deliver of galactic energies actually conflicts with metaphysical sources that suggest we are experiencing energies that are arriving from ‘deep space’ and that the Galactic Centre is being activated as well as our Sun. Even though, there is much encoded mythology associated with the Galactic Centre, there are hints that certain traditions may have retained the knowledge of our connection with the centre of the Universe. In the book, The Pillar of Celestial Fire: And The Lost Science of The Ancient Seers, the author Robert Cox describes universal sacred science shared by the world’s most enlightened seers from many traditions. He mainly draws from Vedic seers to explain major epochal world transformations that occur every 13,000 years. He describes “emanations of divine power” that descend upon Earth with descriptions derived from world mythology and describes how ancient seers were aware of the existence of celestial rays, ‘conduits’ that traverse the universe. We know that our universe contains billions of stars in millions, possibly billions of galaxies and Cox states there are ‘trillions’ of rays that create a massive celestial network. On Earth, our primary connections are; the solar ray that connects us to the sun and provides us with ‘male’ or ‘yang’ energies, the galactic ray which connects us to the centre of the galaxy and provides us with feminine or ‘yin’ energies and the universal ray that connects us to the centre of the universe and provides us with ‘neutral’ energies. There is no doubt that Cox made his assertions based on his scientific understanding of the Plasma Universe. We can add the existence of the Cosmic Web that scientists believe they have detected, amongst other recent scientific discoveries that support the notion that ancient seers were truly able to perceive and correctly interpret galactic cosmology.
The Cosmic Web: A computer simulation of the present universe features a large cluster of galaxies (bright yellow) surrounded by thousands of stars, galaxies linked together by the invisible (dark matter) filaments in space.
Credit: Mark Miller, Brandeis University
Cox suggests that the galactic ray arrives every 2160 years and is associated with initiating the zodiacal ages. There is no overwhelming evidence to support this assertion, but according to LaViolette, humanity does get regular outbursts from the galactic centre and research shows that about 80% of these bursts took place within 500 hundred years of one another. Cox does state that man’s evolution is determined by a downpour of scalar energies from the universal centre every 13,000 years which occurs like clockwork. Interestingly, there is definite evidence that this is the case. LaViolette tells us in the book Earth Under Fire  that cosmic ray peaks are evident every 26,000 ±3,000 years, approximating the duration of a precessional Great Cycle with an occasional evident 13,000 half-cycle recurrence. This information is highly significant as evolutionary change requires the “upgrade” of morphogenetic fields and these are held as scalar fields in the environment.
Interestingly, Cox informs us that it is the contrast between incoming energies and the overall level of consciousness of the human/Earth collective that causes a cataclysmic transition. This understanding helps us to understand messages from metaphysical sources that suggest humanity has raised it’s vibration enough to stop a complete catastrophe. It is beyond the scope of this essay to explain the upgrade of the electromagnetic grid of our planet. Without a doubt, this was done to avoid the burnout situation which would have happened otherwise if the old grid had been left unchanged and then challenged by a deluge of highly charged evolutionary energies from solar, galactic/intergalactic sources. At this point, some readers will realise why there was such a great sense of urgency associated with the New Age event called Fire the Grid and the lesser known Planetary Creatrix Meditation that both took place in July 2007. Hundreds of thousands of people were asked to take part in an event to send energies to the grid of our planet or more relevantly to channel balanced evolutionary energies into the Earth, when it is quite obvious that the majority had absolutely no idea what these events were really about.
Often, the research of Swami Sri Yukteswar, who wrote the book The Holy Science , is cited as clearly defining the Hindu theory of World Cycles or Yugas. He states:
...the sun, with its planets and their moons, takes some star for its dual and revolves around it in about 24,000 years of our earth-a celestial phenomenon which causes the backward movement of the equinoctial points around the zodiac. The sun also has another motion by which it revolves round a grand center called Vishnunabhi which is the seat of the creative power Brahma, the universal magnetism. Brahma regulates Dharma the mental virtues of the internal world.
Yukteswar disagreed with prevailing Hindu beliefs about the length of World Cycles and Paramahansa Yogananda, who was a disciple of Sri Yukteswar and one of the best-known Hindu teachers ever to visit the West supported his views. Yogananda wrote the perennial bestseller Autobiography of a Yogi  which endorsed Yukteswar's theory of World Ages, but he reveals Yukteswar’s frustration at the errors and interpretations of western scholars from the original texts provided by the prophets. Hence on the exact same page where Yugas (World Cycles) are discussed, he gives the classic example of an inaccurate Bhagavad-Gita stanza that had been widely accepted by Eastern pundits and western translators. The offending translation was given as “Fix one’s vision on the end of the nose”, but according to Yogananda, Yukteswar retort was “The path of the yogi is singular enough…. why counsel him that he must make himself cross-eyed? The true meaning of nasikagram is the origin of the nose NOT end of the nose. The nose originates at the point between the eyebrows, the seat of spiritual vision.” Thus the problem with the length of World Cycles arose by the way that astronomical periods of time were encoded into old texts during translations and this has been resolved by modern scholars.
Lord Vishnu is said to rest in the coils of Ananta, the great serpent of Infinity, while he waits for the universe to recreate itself.
Therefore, I will take this opportunity to eradicate another error that has confused Yukteswar’s “grand center” with the Galactic Centre. In the Vedic Primordial Tradition, Vishnunabhi means from the navel of Lord Vishnu, the emanation point of the cosmos, but this quote also refers to Brahma who is the Creator of our Universe, located at the Central Sun of the Central Galaxy. There appears to be nothing in established Hindu tradition that limits universal deities to our galaxy, full stop. Brahma is the creative force behind a series of universes and from The Upansishads we find:
Brahma sits on a lotus, the symbol of divine energy and divine grace. The lotus grows from the navel of Vishnu, who is the sleeping god, whose dream is the universe. . . . Brahma opens his eyes and a world come into being . . . Brahma closes his eyes, and a world goes out of being. (Campbell 63)
From the website Hindu Wisdom and the webpage Hindu Cosmology it states,
"Hinduism is not a single religion, rather it is a multifaceted matrix of beliefs, philosophies, practices, myths and epics. Within this matrix there are many myths of cosmogenesis. The Sanskrit word for creation is srishti, which means projecting a gross thing from a subtle substance. Srishti does not mean bringing out existence from non-existence or creating something from nothing. Creation implies something arising from nothing, or non-existence becoming existence. Hindus declare that non-existence can never be the source of creation. Thus, the universe is more accurately said to be the projection of the Supreme Being rather than a creation."
The Vishnu Sahasranama declares Vishnu as Paramatma (supreme soul) and Parameshwara (supreme God). It describes Vishnu as the All-Pervading essence of all beings, the master of—and beyond—the past, present and future, the creator and destroyer of all existences, one who supports, sustains and governs the Universe and originates and develops all elements within. According to the Puranas, Brahma is self-born (without mother) in the lotus flower which grew from the navel of Vishnu at the beginning of the universe. This explains his name Nabhija (born from the navel). Another legend says that Brahma- was born in water. In this he deposited a seed that later became the golden egg. From this golden egg, Brahma the creator was born, as Hiranyagarbha. The remaining materials of this golden egg expanded into the Brahm-anda or Universe. From a more scientific perspective, the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified by the forms of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the maintainer or preserver, and Shiva the destroyer or transformer. As you can see from the descriptions provided, there is nothing in the Hindu tradition that limits these deities to our Milky Way galaxy or to our Galactic Centre.
Interestingly Jenkins highlights the book The Gnostic Circle: A Synthesis in the Harmonics of the Cosmos  by Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet. In this book, that is also drawn from Hindu tradition, Norelli-Bachelet provides us with the evolutionary implications of galactic cosmology. It is clear that she identifies the North Celestial Pole, “that keeps all the stars in orbit around itself”. She also describes our Galactic Centre as a colossal magnet and states that our solar system is being slowly pulled towards the Galactic Centre which is scientifically correct. However, I believe the following passage identifies the universal centre as the ‘Great Centre’, not the centre of our galaxy’s Galactic Centre. Norelli writes:
We can go so far as to know that there is a great Centre to which we in our system are related and which determines our course, because it is this Centre that finally holds the key to the Precession of the Equinoxes. It is this Centre that makes of the axis Capricorn and Cancer the Evolutionary Axis of our planet. And through our study we can know that in ourselves, in our bodies, we can find the exact reproduction of the Galaxy which then gives us the revelation of the Supreme Herself.
The Pleiades Credit: NASA
I don’t think that anyone would deny that this quote is confusing, so we have to interpret this paragraph bearing in mind long held traditions and not the interpretations of a few. The reference to the “Evolutionary Axis of our planet” is interestingly, and this knowledge has been retained in one form or another by various traditions. Cox tells us that the Pleiades is in the general direction of the centre of the universe and this explains all the mythology that refers to The Pleiades constellation and fire. In Vedic tradition, the Pleiades constellation is named Krittika which literally means “a sharp flame” or “sword of fire” and ancient world mythology also makes this same association. what's more according to worldwide mythology the Pleiades is associated with major world catastrophes. It is well known that the Maya are obsessed with astronomy of the Pleiades, so maybe it is possible to suggest that the Mayan ‘New Fire Ceremony’ that occurs every 52 years when the Pleiades is directly overhead in the Zenith is a reminder of the heavenly fire that descends periodically from that part of the sky. Finally, we can also compare the “Evolutionary Axis of our planet” with the pillar of light that links up the chakra system within the human energy field. Vedic tradition and other esoteric sources reveals the existence of subtle Kundalini energies within the body. For those who are already familiar with these concepts, we can compare the solar stream as the pingala, the galactic ray as the ida and the universal ray as the sushumna. Critically, it must be noted that metaphysical sources are now suggesting that the central pillar of light (sushumna) for some people has greatly expanded and we are all being challenged to hold far greater amounts of divine energies, but this requires high levels of electromagnetic balance.
Space Weather, is now a fact of life
Susan Joy Rennison,
Tuning the Diamonds: Electromagnetism & Spiritual Evolution, 2006
It is suggested that the Earth’s orientation to the wider galactic magnetic field somehow triggers deliveries of galactic energies. There is no confirmed mechanism for this phenomenon, but we do know that Space Weather is now an established phenomena and the Earth’s magnetic field is now unstable. A NASA press release on December 16, 2008 was headlined, ‘A Giant Breach in Earth's Magnetic Field’, which detailed that in July 2007, in response to normal Space Weather, the Earth’s protective shield went down instead of up, contrary to long-held ideas of space physics. According to NASA scientists, the overall effect is to load up the magnetosphere of Earth with plasma and then when a blast of Space Weather, like a CME (coronal mass ejection) comes along, it will trigger a much bigger geomagnetic storm on Earth. Scientists use the analogy of turning on the gas first, waiting a while and then lighting a match, the wait makes the response much more explosive. Therefore NASA has dutifully informed the world to expect much stronger geomagnetic storms in the years ahead. What’s more, an earlier September 2008 announcement was even more astounding as we were told that the solar wind which acts to shield our solar system has been decreasing since the mid 1990s and NASA scientists openly speculated that it could vanish. This scenario confirms metaphysical predictions of a massive increase in evolutionary energies and the Mayan prophecy of a New World Age dominated by ether or space. What's more, the Sun’s behaviour is now providing cause for concern as sunspot activity is “extraordinarily quiet”, thus another factor that is allowing our planet to be flooded with cosmic radiation. So, according to NASA scientists, we are at a current high for the influx of cosmic and galactic rays. The combination of all these factors should encourage the more intelligent to at least consider the evolutionary implications for all life on Earth.
Therefore, despite the fact that it's not possible to cite a scientific theory for what is taking place, John Major Jenkins can be commended for digging up the work of Cosmic Philosopher Dr. Reiser who believed that human evolution was associated with geomagnetic field forces and periodic increases in cosmic rays from galactic sources. The now out of print book Cosmic Humanism  defines his core ideas, but he did not identify the Earth’s periodic alignment with the centre of our galaxy that would have added weight to his empirical model. However Jenkins used Reiser’s arguments and studies to come up with the following definitive model:
“Precession changes our angular orientation to the larger magnetic field of the galaxy in which we are embedded. During regularly occurring eras in the precessional cycle, as indicated by the solstice-galaxy alignments (probably the equinox-galaxy alignments, too), the earth’s protective magnetic shield becomes unstable and oscillates. Without a complete field reversal being required, this oscillation allows greater amounts of mutational rays to strike the surface of the earth. While this may result in mutations and a greater chance for “evolution”, of greater significance is the possible transformative effect on human consciousness during alignment eras, when human beings are exposed to higher doses of high-frequency radiation.”
The Keepers of Ancient Knowledge win Best Prize For Prophecy
In the book, The Keepers of Ancient Knowledge: The Mystical World of the Q'ero Indians of Peru, by Parisi Wilcox describes the beliefs of the Q'ero, who are believed to be Inka descendents. They are highly respected for retaining the Andean mystical-shamanic tradition, hence the reputation as "Keepers of the Ancient Knowledge". The prophecies outlined correspond with those of the Maya and Hopi that focus around the famous 2012 date, but their unique perspective, emphasises our participation in the conscious evolution of humankind. The following quotes give their perspective of what has been taking place in the last two decades. We read:
"From approximately August 1, 1990, to August 1, 1993, according to Andean prophecy, the world experienced a pachakuti, an "overturning of space-time". [...] Within the prophectic tradition, the term pachakuti is applied to any cosmic transformation. Such a movement of energy, of consciousness, ripples through space-time, affecting every aspect of our sense of selfhood in time and space and of our sense of interconnectedness with the Great Web of Being. A pachakuti signals a dynamic point of intersection in space-time between human consciousness and kawsay, the multi-dimensional creative principle and the animating energy of the cosmos, an intersection from which the arrow of time for each possible future is nudged in one direction or the other." pg 55
"According to Andean prophecy, such a cosmic reordering took place in the early 1990s, ushering in the formative years of the fabled Taripay Pacha, the Age of Meeting Ourselves Again. This initial period will last seven years, through the millenial year 2000, and during this period the choices humankind make will affect which possible future will likely manifest. The great pull of our interconnected consciousness, our collective mind, will collapse the wave function, to use the terminology of quantum physics, to make one probability, one possible future, measurable in space-time — that is, reality." pg 56
"Following this seven year period is a twelve year period during which humankind, if it has the energetic capacity and the spiritual will, can mature and evolve still further in order to manifest a new era of peace, harmony, spiritual renewal, and reconnection to the realm of nature. pg57
"We are living in the midst of this nineteen-year period during which humanity has the potential to establish the energetic vibrations to foster our own spiritual evolution." pg 51
"We are living in the time of the prophecy of the Taripay Pacha— the Age of Meeting Ourselves Again. This is the time during which we can transform our relationship to the kawsay pacha, evolving, stepping more fully into our energy bodies and generating heightened modes of awareness." pg 49
"During the Taripay Pacha, an intricate web of interaction will be rewoven between the human and non-human, the physical and metaphysical, and the natural and supernatural, an interaction that was once the ordinary state of being in the dim recesses of history. Thus Taripay Pacha is not so much the creation of a new form as the remembering of an ancient form, when we lived in sync with the pulse of the cosmos instead of, as we do now, with artificial rhythms of manmade time." pg 61
Here the Q’ero tell us that the real significance of 2012 and the prior period of transition is very much related to a massive change in our reality caused by a sweeping change in the background electromagnetic quantum vacuum or space-time. Since space-time is a multi-dimensional plasma, geometrically organised sub-atomic particles, it helps to explain the 'orb' phenomena and especially the increasingly seen geometrically shaped plasma objects like triangles, diamonds and squares. In this process, humans are being requested to re-connect to higher dimensional energies and evolve based on new templates designated by universal consciousness.
It is becoming apparent that there is a rapid change occurring in the consciousness of humanity and it seems that humanity recently “changed track”  after a major change that also took in the mid 1960s. This means that even Mayan Elders are making some predictions that fail to materialise because energies are shifting quickly and metaphysical sources are telling us that we are in “unchartered waters” and that it is simply not possible to make predictions about the path of humanity anymore. In the book, The Mystery of the Crystal Skulls  by Chris Morton and Ceri Louise Thomas, we are presented with some interesting views by genuine Mayan Elders. One such Elder and Mayan priest is Don Alejandro Cirilo Oxlaj Peres, who is quoted at length concerning the current times. He states that this is the ‘Time of Awakening’, & ‘The Time of Warning’ the ‘elders’ or ‘wise ones’ will return, and he states “they shall be here among you to defend the Earth”. Despite his reference to the birth of “Rainbow Warriors”, maybe we could considered Don Alejandro's statements alongside the Q’ero perspective. The message here is that we will be somehow reuniting to certain aspects of ourselves that have been lost to us, this is encapsulatated in the saying ‘The Age of Meeting Ourselves Again’. From the metaphysical perspective, everything is energy and maybe in this transition, we will again become aware of our deep connection to universal consciousness.
Therefore the idea of the “defence of the planet” could be considered alongside the notion that we are also experiencing “a changing of the guard”. According to Robert Cox, Ancient Seers knew that “Cosmic Intelligence”, guided the evolution of humanity but this energy was replaced every 13,000 years, meaning we can expect the arrival of fresh new energies to support a new beginning for humanity. He refers to “energies that grow old and lose its collective memory”. In terms of plasma physics and how information can be encoded as a scalar/torsion field, this would imply that energies that make-up the morphogenetic fields that govern all life on Earth are replaced on a cyclical basis, as they would otherwise lose their universal directives. This is clearly now happening. As the world looks on in wonder, “plasma entities” are regularly seen leaving our planet and others are seen arriving and entering the Earth. There are numerous eye witness accounts, scientific research and most importantly, confirmation from the UK Ministry of Defence that “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena”, magnetospheric plasmoids or plasma entities ARE REAL. Therefore we can no longer doubt the Keepers of Ancient Knowledge who from various traditions have informed the world of this great period of transition taking place now. As we live in a universe filled with divine universal energies, that our scientists admit is 99.999% plasma, it is apparent that we are now witnessing the greatest transition in the history of mankind, which can only happen at certain points in The Great Cycle of Time governed by precession.
The 2012 Bandwagonistas
So who are the 2012 Bandwagonistas? The term has been coined to describe people who are promoting the 2012 galactic alignment as a special event or a doomsday “end of the world” marker. Hence in the process of encouraging people to focus on one day, the truth that we are in a period of transition of approximately 25 years and our world is entering a New World Age that will last 5200 years dominated by ether or space has been largely overlooked. Therefore, 2012 Bandwagonistas can be easily identified because they do not provide any real insight into the massive transition taking place on Earth. Hence the following:
No acknowledgement that we have nearing the end of a 25 year period of transition that has been described by Mayan and other indigenous elders as a purging, cleansing, quickening and awakening.
No acknowledgement that Mayan Elders are focusing on the birth of A New World Age dominated by space that will last 5200 years
No acknowledgement that there is “New Energy” on the planet.
No acknowledgement that the phenomenon of Space Weather is related to Mayan prophecy.
No acknowledgement of why there is panic over “Global Warming” which has nothing to do with rising world temperatures, that is not actually occurring anyway, but has everything to do with solar and cosmic factors effecting our climate and driving evolutionary change.
No acknowledgement that the world has acquired a new Space Weather feature, the predicted ‘Serpent Rope’ has arrived, fulfilling Mayan prophecy.
No acknowledgement that the Universe is 99.999% plasma, “divine” spiritual energy and that the Earth’s environment is being saturated with this energy.
No acknowledgement that we are experiencing more “heaven on Earth”.
No acknowledgement of how Space Weather is related to the need for greater balance.
No acknowledgement that the morphogenetic fields are changing
No acknowledgement that we are facing massive evolutionary change.
No acknowledgement that we are facing a planetary ‘refresh’ of energies.
No acknowledgement that the Earth is becoming highly charged.
No acknowledgement that ‘the veil is lifting’.
No acknowledgement that inter-dimensional life exists.
No acknowledgement that there is an exchange of “placeholder entities” taking place.
No acknowledgement that some very “strange” entities are being forced off the planet.
No acknowledgement that scientists admit that inorganic life forms exist.
No acknowledgement that the electromagnetic grid of the Earth has been changed.
No acknowledgement that there is now a “Paradise” or “Christ” grid on the planet to facilitate higher consciousness for mankind and evolutionary change
No acknowledgement of the ‘Orb’ phenomena and why this has occurred now.
No acknowledgement that some humans are channelling “orbs”.
No acknowledgement that the electromagnetic field around humans is evolving.
No acknowledgement that humanity is being requested to spiritually evolve by strengthening the human energy field.
No acknowledgement of why events like “Fire the Grid” and the “Planetary Creatrix Meditation” took place in July 2007 and why they were so significant.
No acknowledgement that people are working with octahedron geometry which is associated with higher dimensional aspects of the human energy fields
No acknowledgement that Light Codes are being sent to Earth as part of the evolutionary energies that will transform all life on Earth.
More specifically, humanity now has the ability to determine its own destiny and thus how we will fare in the future. At the same time, as the shielding around our world and solar system declines, all life on this planet will be facing a cosmic “inspection”. Since metaphysical sources are stating that this planet will be eventually transformed into a paradise it seems that life that will not support this new standard will be eliminated. This viewpoint can be substantiated by examining previous episodes of evolutionary change that have taken place in the recent and distant past. Our scientists cannot explain why certain species were eliminated and others thrived even though at these times, the conditions on Earth often changed drastically. Moreover, evolutionary biologists do tell us it is only those life forms that have the ability to adapt to a changing environment and who can cooperate with other life forms that contribute to supporting their ecosystems and therefore the overall environment that do not get wiped out.
It seems apparent that the Keepers of Ancient Knowledge have correctly identified that humanity is nearing a critical point in the history of mankind and it seems that the metaphysical community have been right to support these ideas. This article has identified how the message of 2012 could be distorted to represent a one-day event. In fact, the message has been clear that we are facing a relatively short transition of about 25 years that will lead us into a New World Age. This has been officially set as being the end of certain Mayan and other indigenous calendars on the date, 21st December 2012. It must be stated that Mayan Elders are to be highly commended for sending envoys into the world to correct inaccuracies and to inform us that we are facing tremendous evolutionary change. In fact, A New World Age dominated by space and the ether and changes in the fabric of space-time, will help spiritual teachers explain to a baffled world what exactly is taking place. Unfortunately, it must be stated that the world at large is currently unprepared and one has to wonder if and how extreme Space Weather will impact our technological infrastructure and the "modern" way of life. Nevertheless, many can be commended for following their intuition and working deligently to help raise the vibration of mankind and therefore of our planet, as we have been told that humanity has earned the right to move to the next evolutionary stage. Metaphysical sources are emphatic and we have been told to expect "the human angel" and physical changes that will first appear in those who have activated parts of the human energy field that are associated with the holographic projection of our DNA. This notion has to be compared to the scientific research conducted by evolutionary biologists who state that human evolution is speeding up and that in the process of evolution, human "mutants" will arise and then become the dominate new human. So, as we have been told, the famous Mayan end-date of the 21st December 2012, is really the start or birth of a brand new world and a new reality that will be determined by Universal Intelligence. 2012 means that we must expect galactic/intergalactic energy driven evolutionary change.
* Please note I have updated the statement 'This is the most sacred symbol of the Absolute Being, the architect of the universe.' To read: 'This is the most sacred symbol for the Highest Authority for the Milky Way Galaxy. The Universal Creative Intelligence is 'The Creator', and the Hunab K'u was one of the Creator's agencies.' The original statement was originally taken from Secrets of Mayan Science/Religion. by Hunbatz Men pg 25. It was pointed out to me by P. Andrews via an email that arrived on the 8th June 2009, that this statement was incorrect. It was stated: "The Hunab K'u is the deity/agency/Authority for the Milky Way Galaxy, he is 'the One giver of Movement and Measure' and the Highest Authority within the Galaxy. Actually 'he' is an 'it' but 'he' is the convention. When I went to a workshop given by Don Alejandro Cirillo Perez Oxlaj at St Joseph in Kansas about 7 years ago, he was quite specific that the Universal Creative Intelligence was 'The Creator', and the Hunab K'u was one of the Creator's agencies. You can check with him yourself if you like." Since throughout Hunbatz Men's book, he stresses the relationship between the The Hunab K'u and the Milky Way Galaxy I was actually puzzled by this statement, but made the decision to include the information anyway. My only thought is that Hunbatz Men, wrote this book in his second language Spanish and this was then translated into English and maybe that is how this inaccuracy arose.
Susan Joy Rennison, 10th June 2009.
Susan Joy Rennison, B.Sc.Hons. (Physics with Geophysics)
29th April 2009
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