October 27, 2005

Apocalypse Soon?

For several decades now, I've studied prophecies about the 'end of the world.' These predictions come from a wide variety of sources-- from religions of all kinds, from so-called myths of many cultures, from mystic and 'occult' sources, and so on, wherever I found them. Altho raised a Christian, I have no special allegiance to any of the prophecies, and do not use any one of them as a benchmark or litmus test of truth. Therefore, I feel qualified to offer my unbiased opinions on the subject of 'end times' prophecy.

The first thing I'd say is that I'm struck by the high degree of similarity that these prophecies share. This is all the more remarkable considering the diversity of their origins in terms of place, culture, and era.

Here are some of the major themes that recur in the world-wide prophecies:

  • - Earth will experience an encounter with a 'comet' or 'rogue planet' (often called 'Planet X') that passes close enough to cause tremendous catastrophes globally;
  • - the passing of the celestial body causes upheavals in the earth, oceans, and sky, such as...
  • - immense tidal waves that completely destroy all coastal and low-lying lands, and the cities therein;
  • - widespread and unprecedented earthquakes that will destroy virtually every construct of mankind;
  • - eruption of multiple volcanoes, spewing lava, ash, and smoke;
  • - violent winds that whip the earth, carrying debris and dust into the atmosphere;
  • - there will be great loss of life all over the world;
  • - it will mark a major shift in human consciousness or psychic evolution; some call it a translation to a 'higher density' or dimension.

What's equally remarkable (besides the consensus) is the way these prophetic pictures (as summarized above) match the physical descriptions constructed by Immanual Velikovsky of similar celestial catastrophes that have happened in recorded historical times. Due to the disparity of the sources, most of them could not possibly have been aware beforehand of the work of this brilliant, iconoclastic scholar who dared to propose theories that went beyond the bounds of orthodoxy... in not just one, but several academic disciplines.

However, all of these observations are more than just of academic interest. Because the chilling fact is that many of the prophecies tend to converge on a time frame that is coming very soon. For example, there is a now-well-known 'Mayan Calendar' that indicates the end of the present 'cycle' (many cultures view life as cyclical) about December of 2012. Consider that even 'conservative scientists' are now willing to speak up and speculate that, given no reduction in global warming, the climate is headed for some kind of 'crash.' While the doctrine known as 'uniformitarianism' (ie. the universe is well-behaved and everything goes as it's always gone) has been unassailable since Darwin's day, some brave scientists are finally admitting that cosmic disasters are indeed a possible cause of world changes, such as mass extinctions, mountain formation, and climate shifts. Others are sounding alarms over the weakening of the earth's magnetic field-- a harbinger, they say, of a coming reversal of poles. Space researchers are noting increasingly strong measurements in solar characteristics, such as sunspots, coronal discharges, magnetic field, plasma, etc. These solar features have a definite impact on Earth and its planetary characteristics.

The last point needs elaboration. Not only is the sun itself, center of our solar system, exhibiting noticeable energetic changes, but so is every member of the system! Measurements have been kept on our cosmic neighbors long enough to ascertain that they are showing changes in observable features. Like this planet, Mars is also experiencing global warming with measureable effects. The outer, giant planets are showing increasing luminosity, and some of their moons are getting rapidly warmer. Pluto too is growing warmer despite moving toward apogee. Why is the whole solar system becoming more energetic? It's still a mystery. But some commentators speculate that it's due to the approach towards the sun of the fabled Planet X, (called Nibiru by the ancient Sumerians), from its very long, comet-like sojourn in the distant reaches of our system. Well why should the still-distant arrival of a solar visitor cause such wide-ranging disruptions to the 'normal' pattern? That's a good question-- one that needs another long essay to properly answer. However, let me attempt a succinct summary of the brilliant research of David Wilcock and Richard Hoagland on this very subject. (Refer to www.divinecosmos.com and www.enterprisemission.com for details).

What Wilcock states is that the universe behaves in a much different manner than that complex school concocted since the 'scientific revolution', based on electro-dynamics, 'quantum mechanics', 'relativity theory,' and so on. Instead, he has noticed that the universe shows amazing geometric regularity, in what Hoagland calls 'hyperdimensional geometry,' based on the Platonic solids. These are the 3-D polygonal figures that fit exactly within a sphere. There are precise points where the vertices of the polygonal solids intersect the surface of the sphere, and on the sun and planets, these points are sites of particular energy characteristics. Wilcock postulates a model of reality wherein 'as above, so below;' in other words, matter behaves the same at the universal level as at the sub-microscopic level. In this model, there is a medium or rather field that permeates all of space and which possesses odd characteristics. In this field, some things can travel at virtually infinite speed because mass is not a factor. One outcome of this model (without going into any detail) is that the spiral is a naturally occurring feature. From galaxies to nautilus shells, the spiral emerges spontaneously by the sheer mathematics of reality (the Fibonnaci series, the harmonic progression). It also happens that angular momentum becomes highly influential in this model. That is a key factor, and the one that explains why a small planet, acting at a great distance, can have enormous effects on its fellow bodies in space.

Using Wilcock's elegant model (one is urged to read it, however difficult it may be) it is obvious (at least) that a body in a very elliptical orbit could exert profound influence on the sun and the other planets due to the fact that it possesses a large 'angular momentum'-- basically a product of velocity, radius and mass, where velocity is a vector quantity having point-speed, and direction (think of a yo-yo on a long string). So, even a relatively small body, moving rapidly from a long distance, interacts with other objects in the common, 3-D field... in this case, the 'heliosphere' of our system's sun. That influence is felt as an increase in the energy of the system. Why hasn't it been felt before now; why is it increasing? I don't know, frankly. But I can speculate that it has to do with the highly eccentric orbit that Nibiru is described as having. This orbit has been recreated from careful study of the Sumerian and Akkadian texts by the scholar Zecharia Sitchin. It appears that the tenth planet has a retrograde orbit, meaning it orbits clockwise (as observed from our north pole) rather than counter-clockwise as all the other planets. Second, Nibiru (or 'X') has an orbit that is highly inclined to the ecliptic, the plane of the orbits of Earth and most of the other planets (except Pluto, which also has an inclined orbit). Third, Nibiru's orbit is extremely elongated, like that of a comet, spending the majority of its period in deep space, far from the sun, and then plunging close to the sun for a very short time. Sitchin believes that its period is equal to 3600 Earth years, and gave rise to the Sumerian use of a sexigesimal number system (ie. base 60) as opposed to our modern decimal system.

It may be that the combined effect of these characteristics of Nibiru result in an acceleration of its effects on the energy of the heliosphere as it nears perihelion. That would also seem to help explain why some cultures believe in a regular, periodic upheaval of the Earth and the start of a new cycle. Whatever the mechanism, the presently observed instability in Earth's weather-- in conjunction with increased tectonic activity-- are certainly in keeping with the 'Divine Cosmos' model and the approach of an eccentric solar visitor. More than that, the predicted events for the Earth and its hapless life forms are also consistent with effects that would be produced by the accelerating approach of a cometary planet as it moves around its major focal point, the sun. All very fascinating... in a scary sort of way!

Reading all the predictions from my unorthodox Christian viewpoint, I couldn't help noticing that the various ancient, 'New Age,' and occult beliefs talk about this 'transition' for the human race, from our present, rather beastly condition, to a higher, more 'spiritual' plane of existence. For some schools of thought, it seemed that the few survivors of the next catastrophe would be so shaken as to somehow elevate themselves into this new state. For others, the idea seemed to be that 'spirit guides' of some sort-- regarded as 'aliens' from other planets, or else beings from a spiritual dimension-- would intervene to assist the survivors into this next state of existence. Of course, the normal Christian outlook is that Jesus will return and claim those who are 'saved' (by professing a belief/trust in him) and then establish a 'new Earth and a new heavens.' This is about all one can say unequivocally on the subject because anything more strays immediately into the realm of Biblical speculation and personal interpretation. Those who rhapsodize on the wonders of 'the Secret Rapture' are really foremost among the speculators, because a proper reading of the few texts on the subject make it clear that there is nothing secret about Christ's return to Earth, nor does such an event take place before a so-called 'seven years of tribulation.' (This assertion will upset some readers, but I urge them to actually read what the words say, not what the fast-buck Evangelical salesmen tell them it says!)

At this stage, the next logical question becomes: Why haven't 'they' told us all these things? Excellent question, that; Why indeed? This question marks the point where this essay intersects my previous ones on the subject of 'The Conspiracy.' Some readers will simply find it too incredible that authorities and scientists around the world would keep such knowledge hidden from the populace. Yes, I agree, it seems unbelievable all right. Yet, I've been fed too many 'official lies' in recent years, and seen too much deliberate institutional deception to doubt the willingness to deceive people. What's harder to comprehend is that they could actually achieve it. After all, you'd expect that there'd be some leaks, somewhere. In fact, there are leaks-- and they're happening on the Internet. The official channels are virtually under the domination of the Conspirators, and they sure don't want to get people excited about a possible end of the world as we (and they) know it. So, they lean on their lackeys, the CEOs of the media outlets, and they pretend that we live in a uniformitarian world, despite the crashing sound of disasters coming ever closer to the modern Babylon, the new Rome. Since Nibiru is expected to approach from the southern skies, the scientists seem to devote their attention to the northern skies and not surprisingly, find nothing more worrisome than the odd asteroid or small comet. There is no doubt that NASA (for instance) is 'managing' the information it releases from its various probes, such as the Mars rovers. The only source of unmanaged, raw data is the web; and the problem there is that there are so many eager interpreters, with their particular hobby-horses to ride. However, it is far preferable to have this babble of unrestrained voices guarding the raw data while superimposing their favorite theories, than to rely on the soothing monotones of the paid-off spokespersons.

That's why the Christian scriptures can predict that the disaster will come like a thief in the night, despite the technologies at our disposal. Yet, do we really need the web to inform us that, hey, something strange is going on? If people were not so enmeshed in material pursuits, 'trying to earn a living,' 'getting ahead,' that they have no time or inclination, they would simply observe the world around them in a rational manner. To those that do so, it is obvious that something's afoot in the universe. Are these the footsteps of the Creator, echoing ahead of His immanent return to inspect a crumbling society of straying humanity? Time will tell-- maybe much sooner than most people ever imagined!

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