Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Student’s Prayer

Don’t impose on me what you know,

I want to explore the unknown

And be the source of my own discoveries.

Let the known be my liberation, not my slavery.

The world of your truth can be my limitation;

Your wisdom my negation.

Don’t instruct me; let’s walk together.

Let my richness begin where yours ends.

Show me so that I can stand

On your shoulders.

Reveal yourself so that I can be

Something different.

You believe that every human being

Can love and create.

I understand, then, your fear

When I ask you to live according to your wisdom.

You will not know who I am

By listening to yourself.

Don’t instruct me; let me be.

Your failure is that I be identical to you.”

- Umberto Maturana

2012: Fiction Galore

London newspaper The Guardian has criticised the viral marketing tactics of director Roland Emmerich’s latest film 2012 as “deeply flawed” and associated it with “websites that make even more spurious claims about 2012.”

The film, starring John Cusack, Danny Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt and Woody Harrelson, was released worldwide this month breaking Hollywood collection records even in India. Exactly a year ago, the studio had released the first teaser trailer showing a megatsunami surging over the Himalayas. A purportedly scientific message was interlaced in it, suggesting that the world would end in 2012, and that the world's governments were not preparing its population for the event. The trailer ended with a message to viewers to "find out the truth" by searching "2012" on search engines.

The studio also launched a viral marketing website operated by the fictional Institute for Human Continuity, where filmgoers could register for a lottery number to be part of a small population that would be rescued from the global destruction. The fictitious website lists the Nibiru collision, a galactic alignment, and increased solar activity among its possible doomsday scenarios.

David Morrison of NASA says he received over 1,000 inquiries from people who thought the website was genuine. “I've even had cases of teenagers writing to me saying they are contemplating suicide because they don't want to see the world end. I think when you lie on the Internet and scare children in order to make a buck, that is ethically wrong,” Morrison said.

There is a glut of non-fiction titles in the market on the 2012 phenomenon. Besides the new movie 2012, a number of films deal with the subject. A brief filmography would run thus: I Am Legend (2007); 2012: Doomsday (2008) a B-Movie by The Asylum; Death Race (2008) refers to collapse of US economy; In I Spit on Your Rave, a virus which causes a zombie apocalypse is released during the 2012 Summer Olympics; Diarreoal Legend (2009); 21/12 Doomsday (2010).

More television dramas and documentaries are expected. Meanwhile, these are already on air:

Doctor Who: “Dalek,” 2005: A Dalek breaks loose under the Utah salt plains, and plans to kill every living thing on Earth. “Fear Her,” 2006: The episode is set during the lead-up to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Futurama: “Xmas Story,” 1999: The War of 2012 occurs, during which talk-show host Conan O'Brien lost his “freakishly long legs.” “Jurassic Bark,” 2002; Philip J. Fry's dog Seymour dies in this year.

Joe 90 is a 1968 television series devised by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson set in the years 2012-13.

The X-Files: “The Truth,” 2002: On December 22, Aliens begin colonization of Earth.

In the anime version of Death Note, the SPK organisation is formed (in the manga, this occurs in 2009) following Near's meeting with the President of the United States.

Rahxephon: The Mu attack on Tokyo trigger a series of events leading to the “tuning of the world.”

Ask Deepak Chopra

Scholars of various stripes have disputed the idea that a catastrophe will happen in 2012 despite the wide-spread eschatological beliefs and proposals, which posit that cataclysmic or transformative events will occur on or around December 21, 2012.

Astronomers and other natural scientists have rejected the apocalyptic forecasts, on the grounds that the anticipated events are precluded by astronomical observations, or are unsubstantiated by the predictions that have been generated from these findings. NASA likens fears about 2012 to those about the Y2K bug in 2000, suggesting that an adequate analysis should stem fears of disaster.

Here’s how the New Age guru Deepak Chopra tackles the issue, in response to a query in his website:


Is the planet Nirubu or Planet X entering our solar system in 2012? If so, will the pole of the Earth change? Why the ancient Maya’s calendar ends on which is December 21, 2012? They say there will be cosmic shifting. It is said that when Planet Nirubu crossed the Earth 3,600 years ago, the Earth’s pole changed ending the civilization of that time. If 2012 is the Doomsday, time is very short. What’s the best thing to do now if 2012 is the end of our civilization? We have searched many journals, videos, articles on this; it all looks confusing and not sure how reliable the information is.

Deepak’s Answer:

I don’t know what is going to happen in the future, and regardless of what others may feel, no one else knows the future with certainty either. But having said that, I feel pretty confident in assuring you that a planet Nirubu will not be entering our solar system and bringing doomsday with it. (If it was arriving here in the next four years it would be well inside our galaxy and close enough to be detected.)

There are many traditions including the ones you mentioned that refer to a great transformation in the world. One could also argue along fairly conventional lines that the current trends in climate change, economics, population growth, the explosion of information and the electronic connectivity of the world are all powerful forces conspiring toward some very big changes in the near future.

What is most interesting to me in all this is not what may or may not happen in the external world, but rather the changes within our consciousness that are available to us right now. It is the radical choices for transformation we can make in our life now, individually and collectively that will be the ultimate determinates as to what kind of future we will experience. If we choose to claim our authentic core of identity as agents of kindness, love, and understanding, then you won’t need look at 2012 with worry or anticipation - you can create your own splendid transformation right here and now.

Will Earth Explode?

When CBS News reported Australian scientist Dr. Tom Chalko’s research study showing that global seismic activity on Earth is now five times more energetic than it was just 20 years ago, there was a flurry of taunts and mockeries. Dr. Chalko is famous for his Thiaoouba Prophecy and “aura print” branded t-shirts!

Dr. Chalko’s research proves that destructive ability of earthquakes on Earth increases alarmingly fast and that this trend is set to continue, unless the problem of "global warming" is comprehensively and urgently addressed.

The analysis of more than 386,000 earthquakes between 1973 and 2007 recorded on the US Geological Survey database proved that the global annual energy of earthquakes on Earth began increasing very fast since 1990.

Dr. Chalko said that global seismic activity was increasing faster than any other global warming indicator on Earth and that this increase is extremely alarming. "The most serious environmental danger we face on Earth may not be climate change, but rapidly and systematically increasing seismic, tectonic and volcanic activity," said Dr. Chalko.

"Increase in the annual energy of earthquakes is the strongest symptom yet of planetary overheating. NASA measurements from space confirm that Earth as a whole absorbs at least 0.85 Megawatt per square kilometre more energy from the Sun than it is able to radiate back to space. This 'thermal imbalance' means that heat generated in the planetary interior cannot escape and that the planetary interior must overheat. Increase in seismic, tectonic and volcanic activities is an unavoidable consequence of the observed thermal imbalance of the planet," said Dr. Chalko.

"Unless the problem of global warming (the problem of persistent thermal imbalance of Earth) is addressed urgently and comprehensively - the rapid increase in global seismic, volcanic and tectonic activity is certain. Consequences of inaction can only be catastrophic. There is no time for half-measures.”

In 2000 Dr. Chalko said the solid nucleus of our planet is in principle a nuclear reactor, it is eccentric, and that our collective ignorance may cause it to overheat and explode.

Polar ice caps melt not because the air there is warmer than 0 degree Celsius, but because they are overheated from underneath. Volcanoes become active and erupt violently not because the Earth's interior "crystallises", but because the planetary nucleus is a nuclear fission reactor that needs cooling.

It seems that if we do not do anything today about Greenhouse Emissions that cause the entire atmosphere to trap more Solar Heat, we may not survive the next decade. In a systematically under-cooled spherical core reactor the cumulative cause-effect relationship is hyperbolic and leads to explosion.

If you doubt whether a planet can explode - you need to see a witness report of a planetary explosion in our Solar system. Plato (428-348 BC) reported that the explosion of the planet Phaeton had been perceived by our ancestors on Earth to be as bright as lightning.

2012: Dawn of Golden Age

Mayan Long Count apart, many speak of Indian, Chinese and Egyptian traditions regarding the cataclysmic events ahead. Indian gurus are constantly asked about the significance of the year 2012.

Here, Sri Kalki Bhagavan, founder of Golden Age Foundation, globally known as Kalki Dharma promoted with the objective of helping humanity to discover and experience the truth of the ancient principles and live in harmony with the Universe, speaks about the need to change:

“Most of you know that the earth has got a magnetic field. As the earth’s molten core is rotating; the magnetic field is created. The thought sphere of the human mind is located in the earth’s magnetic field. This magnetic field has been weakening dramatically over last 10 years.

”Now, in physics there is a parameter called Schumann’s Resonance. Using that we can determine the strength of the earth’s magnetic field. While for many centuries, it was constant around 7.80 cycles per second, during the last 7-8 years, it has risen to 11 cycles per second and is continuing to increase dramatically. If you work it out mathematically, it appears that, by the year 2012, the Schumann’s is likely to be 13 cycles per second. When this resonance is 13 cycles per second, the earth’s core would stop rotating with magnetic field gone, your mind is gone. When I say ‘your mind,’ what I mean is your ‘samskaras.’ The pressure of the past 11,000 years of samskaras will vanish.

”In the Dharma, we also say, ‘Mind is Karma.’ All actions start from your mind. The mind is nothing but a storehouse of samskaras or past life vasanas from which all action emanates. This is stored in the earth’s magnetic field. So in the year 2012, it will become zero for a few days. After that the core will start rotating again. This would be a fresh beginning for man or the dawn of the Golden Age. This is the significance of the year 2012.

“How do we know, it will happen? The study of fossil records has shown that, it happens roughly after 11,000 years. It’s only a short time away and then we can all start afresh. That is why I want you to become enlightened by 2012. If you are enlightened, with all your samskaras gone, we can begin a new yuga, which can be called Sathya Yuga or the Golden Age. Man will enter into a new state of altered consciousness.”

As I told you already, the earth’s resonance is increasing which means the earth’s heart is undergoing a transformation. The earth has got a physical body, like you have a body. It has got a consciousness as well. Now as the resonance is increasing the earth’s heart is functioning very differently from before. Now, your heart and the earth’s heart are connected. The earth’s heart can be influenced by your heart and vice versa. That is why, it is essential that your heart-beat synchronises with the earth’s resonance. This means your heart must flower. Your heart will flower when you discover love in your relationships.

“If you have to discover love, you must stop judging your parents, spouses, etc., internally. Nobody can be judged as the whole universe directly influences all events, even the behaviour of the people."

"So learn to experience life. Life has to be experienced, be it pain or pleasure.”

2012: Coming Into Light

Erik Berglund performs in Bengaluru.

The crystalline sound of Erik Berglund’s Irish harp is sublimely celestial – soulful and angelic. The world renowned recording artist who has performed in almost all the major cities in the world and “major power points” such as Machu Piccu, the Great Pyramid, Glastonbury, Easter Island, Mt. Fuji, the Grand Tetons, Lake Louise, the Yucatan, the Hawaiian Islands and the Holy Land, is also a sensitive healer who has touched many lives.

With his unique 33-string harp, specially designed “to vibrate the heart” by his teacher, the legendary harpist Mildred Dilling in New York City, Erik enchanted the delegates of the Global Congress of Spiritual Scientists, delving into the core theme, ‘Earth Evolution Through Spiritual Revolution,’ recently in Bengaluru.

Since he has also studied meditation, healing and life lessons with the great spiritual teacher Hilda Charlton, Erik’s musical sessions are interspersed with deep meditative retreats and insightful anecdotes. He recalled how, cycling through a New York City street, one day he came across the Danish fairy tales writer Hans Christian Andersen’s statue. One of his friends had remarked that Erik had a close resemblance to Andersen. Later, while touring Denmark, Erik visited Andersen’s home and to his dismay found some childhood photos of Andersen that looked almost like photocopies of his own album!

Erik speaks of ways to be released from the pain and anguish of “unresolved past, unfinished business from the past,” cleansing the negative portals of energy. Specific tools are required to get us released from “the matrix of fear.” Erik says that we are trapped in by a dark fear about the loss of connection with the Divine. “We are held in this matrix, at 44 points. Every point has to turn into light. For this you need to be touched by the energy of stars, tune into higher frequencies.”

Erik believes that though the world will not come to an end in 2012, there is going to be a tremendous shift in energy, a possibility of great transformation. “The ancients had foreseen this. The Mayans called it the Day of Creation. The Incas said the outer space will touch us. All the pyramids, their consciousness and energy, will be activated. Here’s our greatest potential for coming into light in 26,000 years,” says Erik.

The most awesome things are going to take place as the Sun moves closest to the galactic centre. Neptune, Uranus and Pluto are coming together. The Earth will be touched by Cirius, the spiritual planet. “We get the energy of letting go from Cirius,” says Erik. “Power of evolutionary change will come from the Great Bear. The years from 2020 to 2050 will be a Golden Age for mankind.”

But for now Erik Berglund would be content to pluck the strings of his heavenly harp – soothing your weary soul.

Damanhur: Resplendent Utopia

You dream of a land where man lives in absolute harmony with nature. A new frontier of human ingenuity and creativity where that which is beautiful in each person could be nourished so that every entity could express their unique gifts and purpose for being on the planet. A perfect post-2012 utopia?

In Valchiusella valley at the foothills of the Piedmont Alps in northern Italy, about 40 kilometres from Turin, a community of around 1,000 people is living that phantasmagoric dream in an eco-village called Damanhur (City of Light). Named after an ancient city near Alexandria in Egypt, Damanhur is hailed by the UN as a model for a sustainable future.

Esperide Ananas and Crotalo Sesamo, ambassadors from Damanhur Federation, at Bengaluru’s Pyramid Valley.

Two ambassadors from the Federation of Damanhur, Esperide Ananas and Crotalo Sesamo, who visited Bengaluru recently as delegates to the Global Congress of Spiritual Scientists organised at the Pyramid Valley, shared with us an enthralling experience of one of their most recent offerings: Music of the Plants.

Part of Damanhur’s research into plant consciousness, the concert of the plants is a heartwarming interaction between man and nature. You sing a Carnatic raga, and the plant responds with an improvisation on those sequences of musical notations! Each plant has its own song, and they respond differently to each musical strain of various instruments.

Esperide Ananas and Crotalo Sesamo had brought biofeedback sensors and synthesizers with them from Damanhur. They “trained” a few local flowering plants and creepers picked up from a Bengaluru garden for the concert. They hooked up sensors to the root and a leaf of the plant. Electrical impulses from plants are passed on to a synthesizer, which converts them to sound waves. The synthesizer actually assigns a musical sound to each of the different ‘blips’ that the plant emits. In this incredible concert, the plants began to sing, almost rivaling a classical vocalist, a flutist, a guitarist and a harpist.

"Numerous living species of plants and animals are disappearing, impoverishing culture and diversity, as well as the precious resources of our world,” said Esperide Ananas, Communications Director of Damanhur Federation. “Damanhur is like the formation of a new cell in opposition to this involution. Our intention is to create a new people with a new culture and civilization – a people based on the exaltation of differences in which everyone, thanks to their own characteristics, represents a precious piece of the whole mosaic."

What began as a secret cult, a small band of dreamers led by a young visionary tax consultant, Oberto Airaudi (Falco) in 1975 in Turin has flourished into a self-governing federation with its own constitution and a territory extending over 500 hectares in Valchiusella and the Alto Canavese area at the foothills of the Piedmont Alps. The large eco-society, based upon spiritual values and human solidarity, has become a pioneering research centre for alternative energy, organic farming, integrated therapies. It boasts of a viable economy with its own currency (Damanhur Credito is on par with Euro), business enterprises, schools and an Open University offering courses in such esoteric subjects as astral travel, and “selfica” healing, involving the use of alchemical liquids and metals.

Members live collectively in group houses, each home having around 20 people of a wide age range, the idea being that learning is enhanced when people live in a multi-generational context. The oldest member of the community is 85. Recently, the birth of “a grandchild in the community” was a big event in Damanhur.

People of any nationality or religion can become a citizen in Damanhur. First, you are asked to “come and see.” The newcomer will be accommodated in guesthouses for a while. After a series of interaction and interviews, if you are found fit to be a member of the community, your application will be processed and approved. You have to contribute your skills and talent in any specialised field in art, science or business.

Citizens adopt new names derived from the combined names of animals and plants such as Sparrow Pinecone, Skipper Butterfly, Rattlesnake Pineapple etc, as a way of being reminded of the interconnectedness of all species.

The community offers various forms of marriage, including one year renewable contracts as well as legal arrangements for those who desire to be lifelong partners. If a couple desires to have a child arrangements can be made with the community for financially supporting the child until age 14. Children are not acknowledged as members, but are considered to be guests of the community until they are 18, when they are invited to choose whether or not they wish to become members.

The most celebrated spectacle in Damanhur is the Temples of Humankind, an extraordinary underground construction hidden in the heart of a mountain, and it is acclaimed as the Eighth Wonder of the World! An awe-inspiring complex, divided into thematic sections like the Water Hall, the Earth Hall, the Hall of Spheres, the Hall of Mirrors, the Metal Hall, the Blue Temple and the Labyrinth, it is built “at a meeting point of the Synchronic Lines, the ‘rivers’ of energy that link the Earth to the cosmos.”

The walls and hallways of the temples are completely covered in murals, stained glass, sculptures, mosaics and massive columns. It spreads over 8,500 cubic metres on five different levels, connected to one another by hundreds of metres of corridors. In some areas the ceilings are as high as 25 feet. One room is a four-sided pyramid covered in mirrors and topped with a glass dome. The ceiling of the Hall of Spheres is covered entirely in gold leaf.

"The Temples of Humankind are an underground work of art, created entirely by hand and dedicated to the divine nature of humanity. It is a great three-dimensional book which recounts the history of Humankind through all the art forms, a path of re-awakening to the Divine inside and outside of ourselves. In the Temples, every aspect has a meaning: the colours, the measurements and every detail follow a precise code of forms and proportions; every Hall has its specific resonance and its own sound," said Esperide Ananas.

And the incredible legend is that the entire project – excavating the earth and rock, constructing the massive and intricately decorated architectural complex underground – was all done in utter secrecy! Since there was no government sanction for excavation or building, the temple had to be built by stealth, underneath a house where they “pretended to throw parties and played loud music to detract attention from the noise of construction.” It took 15 years for the small group of non-architects, working four-hour shifts around the clock, to complete the work.

Then, a map of the secret temple fell into the hands of a local judge, through a former member of Damanhur. Troops were called in to "destroy the terrorist cult under the mountain." When they descended to storm the temple, they were overwhelmed forced to stop in their tracks as they gazed up at the magnificent structure with its massive columns and breathtaking artistic work.

Now the whole world acknowledges the Temples as “a great laboratory where art and science, technology and spirituality are united in the research of new roads for the evolution of humanity."

Double jeopardy for Indian in 2012!

It’s a great feel to see Jimi Mistry play a crucial link in determining the survival of human race. But what’s truly disheartening is the fate that befalls him. At the outset of the movie, Dr. Satnam Tsurutani (Jimi Mistry) and his team in India painstakingly discover that a high concentration of neutrinos from the largest solar flares is triggering the earth’s temperature to rise and predicts it will set out a series of catastrophic ripple effects throughout the globe. American geologist Adrian Helmsley after a meeting with Satnam informs White House Chief of staff Carl Anheuser and the US President Thomas Wilson warning them about the possible repercussions of the findings. The finding makes it possible for starting the secret project of building series of arks within the Himalayan peaks so as to ensure continuity of human race. Very little is shown of the great Indian doctor then on as the movie proceeds, until in the end when Doctor Satnam makes a last phone call to Adrian to warn him about a 1500 meter high tsunami heading in the direction of the arks which is about to hit the mainland where he and his family are in.

Can you call it a selfless act not fight for his survival and his family’s? May be. Was it his call to stay back? No. Was he ditched? Absolutely. Many didn’t make it to those arks which were the only way to survive. That apart, its sheer monstrosity to deny Jimi Mistry a pass to the ark. The brain behind the catastrophic prediction was in fact left to die. Hegemony in the world is so obviously portrayed in the movie?

Friday, November 27, 2009

2012 and Beyond: Accelerated Ascension

“This is a time of great celebration as we move out of the darkness and into the light. The veils will be lifted, we will remember and live our intimate connection to all life. We will completely redefine what it means to be human.”

Bob Frissell, author of Nothing in This Book Is True But It’s Exactly How Things Are, and Something in This Book Is True and You Are a Spiritual Being Having a Human Experience, and teacher of MerKaBa (vehicle of ascension) meditation, asserts that something incredible is to happen within seven years: “The entire cycle that we are now on will disappear in a single day” and we shall be ushered into a higher dimension.

A 200-year-old Hopi prophecy spoke of a ‘Blue Star’ exploding, opening a seven-year window to take us to “the end times.” Hopi, like the Mayans, are said to be conscious survivors of Atlantis. “They both hold the memory of the Earth for the past 26,000 years.” The spectacular eruption of Comet 17P/Holmes on October 24, 2007 was interpreted as the fulfilment of the ‘Blue Star’ prophecy. Astronomers were shocked to see that the 17th magnitude comet brightened by a factor of nearly a million in less than 24 hours, becoming a naked-eye object in the evening sky. By mid-November the expanding comet was the largest object in the solar system – bigger even than the Sun.

Robert Ghost Wolf had forewarned us: "The return of the Blue Star will be the alarm clock that tells us of the new day and a new way of life, a new world that is coming."

Frissell, who conducts Flower of Life workshops and MerKaBa meditation, a combination of sacred geometry teachings that “create a doorway through which you travel beyond the limitation of time and space to the unified living field of which we are all a part - the living energy of all creation,” recounts two major events occurring since the dawn of the new millennium, both capable of “changing everything.”

The first is the movement of the Earth’s Kundalini, which happens every 13,000 years. It is tied to the precession of the equinoxes. “The Kundalini, which is related to the Earth’s spiritual growth process, has two poles. One is in the centre of the Earth; the other is somewhere on the surface. Every 13,000 years its polarity changes to the opposite pole. As the Kundalini energy comes out of the centre of the Earth it moves up in a wave, much like the motion of a snake. When it reaches the surface it moves all over the Earth until it locates a new spot.”

Once located in Lemuria, the surface pole relocated to the southwest corner of Atlantis until it moved into the western mountains of Tibet 13,000 years ago. It began its latest journey in 1949 and finally settled in the northern mountains of Chile in 2002. “Every time this pole moves it has a new vibration, which in turn takes us to a new level of consciousness,” says Frissell.

The second major event was the birthing of the new grid in January 2008. “Its conception began 13,200 years ago when Thoth, Ra and Araragat began the synthetic reconstruction of the grid in the Giza plateau. Its birth lasted about one month, with the assistance of Polynesian elders. The Christ-consciousness grid has been fully formed and it is a living energy field around the Earth today. Mother Earth has made a conscious decision to move into the higher overtones of the fourth dimension,” says Frissell.

These two events have led us into a new heart-based energy field, accelerating our spiritual advancement. A whole new world, based on the heart, will emerge within the next seven years or so.

The ascension process is accelerated through the remembrance of the MerKaBa, a crystalline energy field in a specific geometric structure extending around the body for 55 feet. MerKaBa, according to Frissell, helps us re-establish the proper prana flow, and allows us to experience this unity of being.
Frissell alludes to a tube that runs through the centre of the body, connecting the apexes of the star tetrahedral field. “Before we fell in consciousness I3,000 years ago, we breathed prana through this tube. Prana simultaneously comes in from the top and passes through the pineal gland, and enters from the bottom, meeting in one of the chakras. Remembering how to breathe through this tube, combined with rotating the fields around the body, produces the merkaba, a vehicle of ascension.”

There are three star tetrahedral fields superimposed over each other around the body. One is the physical body, one is the mental body, and the third is the emotional body. The fields are rotated by linking together the mind, emotions, and the physical body. The mental field spins to the left, the emotional field to the right, and the field for the body remains stationary. When these fields are rotated at very specific speeds and in a certain way, a disk pops out at the base of the spine for 55 to 60 feet and a sphere appears. This field is known as the merkaba. It is the original creation pattern of the universe on all levels of existence.

The word "Mer" means counter-rotating fields of light; "Ka" spirit; and "Ba" is body or reality. MerKaBa, then, is a counter-rotating field of light that takes both body and spirit with it. “Once you know how to activate these fields you can use your merkaba to travel throughout the universe,” says Frissell.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

2012: Catastrophic Scenarios

Breathtakingly stark, brutal, stunning, heartrending imageries of natural calamities and massive destruction, spiraling across the world from Rio de Janeiro to Rome, Americas to the Himalayas - Roland Emmerich’s take on the ‘2012’ global cataclysm is as eerily real and imminent as it can get.

Even without the aid of special effects and sci-fi graphics, the nightmare comes alive 24/7 in many parts of the world; and we are inundated with cascading news stories of horrific nature almost on hourly updates. It’s not sheer premonition of impending doom; we have shivers running down our spine witnessing chilling videos of real-time Armageddon.

Earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, hurricanes, tornados, forest fires, smog, drought, pestilence, extreme weather, melting glaciers, shifting continents, rising oceans, human disruption – the Time Wave Zero narrative is truly terrifying. Power grids, global positioning satellites, computer networks, communication systems and all our strategic backup gadgetries would be woefully inadequate to meet the challenge of such emergencies of a colossal scale.

Galactic Alignment

During the winter solstice of 2012, the Earth will line up with the Sun and the centre of the galaxy. The orbital planes of solar system and 12 Zodiacal constellations will intersect the Dark Rift, a black bit of the Milky Way located next to Sagittarius.

The Earth and the moon float in the waves emerging from the centre of the galaxy, bobbling in the galactic sea, known as the procession of the equinoxes (23.5 degree wobble of Earth’s axis that changes our orientation to the larger field of stars). The pulse of the centre of the galaxy comes to earth every 26,000-year intervals.

The galactic centre appears to be 26,000 light-years from Earth. One light-year is a distance equivalent to 5.88 trillion miles, making the galactic centre about 153 quadrillion miles distant from Earth. Visible light, X-rays, gamma rays, radio emissions that reach us today from galactic centre took 26,000 years to arrive on Earth.

What happens on December 21, 2012 is a rare alignment of our planet, our solar system and the centre of our galaxy. This will not occur for another 26,000 years. Many believe that this opening up of high energy fields and transformative impulses will have a great impact on human evolution, a shift in consciousness.


NASA is predicting strong solar activity around 2012. Since 1610, when magnetic storms – sunspots – began to be observed, 23 cycles of sunspots averaging 11 years each have occurred, with the last beginning in May 1996. On March 10, 2006, sunspots and solar flares suddenly stopped. The next sunspot cycle will be 30-50 per cent stronger than the previous one.

Magnetic Reversals

Some speak of a possible sudden shift in magnetic orientation of Earth’s poles, and displacement of the Earth crust. The planet’s magnetic field has been weakening rapidly.

Magnetic reversals have already happened 171 times in the last 76 million years. However, any loss of Earth’s magnetic shield, or a reversal of the poles will have tremendous consequences – for man and nature. Ocean currents, weather, energy fields, human brain and electromagnetic nature of consciousness – everything will be affected.

Many species of animals – from whales to dolphins to hummingbirds and wildebeests rely on Earth’s magnetic “superhighways” to navigate their way to feeding and mating grounds.

Millions of tiny magnetic particles in our brain connect us to the Earth’s magnetic fields. It affects our nervous system, immune systems, perception of space, time, dreams and even reality itself. Consciousness – energy includes magnetism and electricity.

Many believe that the “galactic synchronization beam” would thus primarily transform us, our consciousness, and make us Luminous Ones.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

2012: Age of Aquarius

While doomsday prophesies on the 2012 phenomenon are churned out as bestsellers and blockbuster action-adventure movies, a pyramid in Bengaluru suburbs is now being positioned as the epicentre for ultimate redemption: transformation of human consciousness through meditation!

The Maitreya-Buddha Pyramid, a New-Age temple of spiritual awakening built amidst the granite-rich hillocks of a sleepy village, Kebbedoddi, about 30 kilometres south of Bengaluru City on Kanakapura Road, is hallowed as the world’s largest pyramid dedicated solely to practising intensive meditation.

The Pyramid Spiritual Societies Movement has pledged to make the 40-acre lush Pyramid Valley at Kebbedoddi an international centre for filling the whole world with “cosmic energy and soul power” of the Pyramid Masters by the year 2012.

Constructed on the principles of the Great Pyramid of Gizeh and perfectly aligned to the four cardinal points – North, East, South and West, the Maitreya-Buddha Pyramid is as tall as a ten-strorey building at 102ft. With a base area of 160ft x 160ft, it can accommodate 5,000 people.
A spiral Kings Chamber, the most energetic spot of the pyramid, stands 34ft tall at the centre. The pyramid has the golden angle of inclination at 51 degrees 52 minutes on all sides. Over 640 natural Himalayan crystals are fitted inside the hall to amplify the pyramid energy and enhance the profound meditation experience.
The exterior surface of the pyramid is covered by beautiful murals depicting various elements of nature. The lower hall of the pyramid has exquisite murals and art work of Buddha, evoking the spirit of powerful meditation techniques that Buddha identified.

Brahmarshi Patriji, an enlightened Master who embraces positive elements from a wide variety of spiritual sources, is spearheading the Pyramid Meditation movement with his avowed aim of creating “Dhyana Jagat” (Meditative World) by the year 2012.

Subhash Patri, a soil scientist who was a sales promotion officer with the Coromandal Fertilisers in Andhra Pradesh, was first fascinated by the book ‘The Secret Power of Pyramids’ by Bill Schul and Ed Pettit. “I built a miniature pyramid and conducted some practical tests. Tomatoes and brinjal kept inside the pyramid remained fresh for almost a month, while those left outside shrank and dried within three days. Even razor blades turned out much sharper just by being inside the pyramid,” says Patriji, who is married and has two daughters.

He built his first pyramid for meditation at Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh. Today, thousands of Pyramid Masters are immersed in spreading his unique science of Anapanasati Meditation, which is easily accessible to the rural masses as well as the urban elite. Anapanasati, in Pali language, means “to keep one’s total attention and awareness only on one’s normal breathing process.” In Anapanasati, attention of the mind should constantly be on the breath. “Be with the breath energy” is the only instruction given. No mantra is to be chanted; no deity to be worshiped; no ritual to follow. Just be with the natural rhythm of the breath.

Patriji teaches three great laws in the science of meditation. The first law: “When we are with the simple, normal, natural, easy, tranquil and peaceful flow of breath, the mind becomes rather empty.”

Second law: “When the mind becomes rather empty, vast amounts of cosmic energy flood into the physical body.”

Third: “When sufficient amounts of cosmic energy enter the physical body, the result is a highly reasonable amount of activation of the third-eye.”

Meditation done inside a pyramid, says Patriji, is thrice more powerful. Preservation, healing and out-of-body experiences are attributed to Pyramid Powers. Most people experience feelings ranging from utter calmness to extreme euphoria while meditating inside a pyramid.

Pyramids are perhaps the perfect haven for mankind at these apocalyptic times, the end of Mahakalpa. As Carl Johan Calleman says: “A time when light will pass through all underworlds without any obscuring filtering of darkness blocking the contact between humankind and the Divine.”

2012: Countdown to Apocalypse

“This is not a dress rehearsal for the apocalypse. This is not a pseudo-millennium. This is the real thing, folks. This is not a test. This is the last chance before things become so dissipated that there is no chance for cohesiveness.”

- Terence McKenna

German director Roland Emmerich, a master of the disaster genre, gives us a ringside view of the end of the world in ‘2012’. The magnitude of the cataclysmic events at the End of Time is indeed much more earth-shattering than aliens destroying the White House (‘Independence Day’) or New York being hit by tidal waves (‘The Day After Tomorrow’).

The tagline for the latest doomsday epic says: “We were warned.” John Cusack’s character, Jackson Curtis, the chauffer-writer of the unsuccessful book, Farewell to Atlantis, depicting a researcher who opens a portal into a parallel universe, making contact with his double, uses his knowledge of ancient prophesies to ensure that human race is not completely wiped out in the great deluge following massive earthquakes and tsunamis in 2012.

There is a plethora of prophesies and their interpretations alluding to metaphysics, cosmology, astronomy, philosophy, new-age spirituality and perennial wisdom regarding the 2012 phenomenon that encompasses human cycles, earth cycles as well as celestial cycles. It also involves the nondual relationship between infinity and finitude, eternity and time.

The focal point is the end of the Mayan Great Cycle, the end of time, precisely calculated to occur at midnight on December 21, 2012 during the winter solstice, marking a rare alignment of our planet, our solar system and the centre of our galaxy, one that will not occur for another 26,000 years.

The Mayan lore is shrouded in mystery. The Maya “suddenly appeared” over 1,500 years ago in remote areas of what’s today Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Guatemala, and parts of Honduras and Belize. Theirs was an inexplicably much advanced civilisation, and they possessed intriguingly much developed technology for their times. They seemed to have arrived with a most sophisticated galactic clock. Their calculation of cosmic cycles and time is unsurpassed. Besides tracking familiar solar and lunar cycles, the Maya calendar tracks rare celestial alignment of our solar system.

They marked the passage of time through a 260-day ritual year, composed of 13 months lasting 20 days each. They also had a 360-day civil calendar. These two calendars coincided every 52 civil years, encompassing 72 ritual years. In addition, they had the Long Count, lasting 1,872,000 days (13 baktuns) or 5125 solar years, which is one World Age cycle. The Long Count that began on August 13, 3113 BC ends on December 21, 2012, when our sun will move into direct alignment with the equator of the Milky Way galaxy.

Jose Arguelles says in ‘Time and the Techno Sphere’: “August 13, 3113 BC is as precise and accurate as one can get for a beginning of history. The first Egyptian dynasty is dated circa 3100 BC, the first city Uruk in Mesopotamia also circa 3100 BC. Hindu Kali Yuga 3102 BC. And the division of time into 24 hours of 60 minutes each and each minute into 60 seconds (and the division of the circle into 360 degree) also around 3100 BC in Sumeria. If the beginning of history is so accurately placed, then must not the end of history – December 21, 2012 – also be accurate?”

As mysteriously as they came, the Mayan timekeepers left their temples, observatories, pyramids and their greatest cities and walked into the forest and disappeared, sometime during 9th Century AD – leaving behind some of the most baffling archaeological mysteries ever uncovered.

The Mayan gods were avatars of certain stars and planets. The Maya believed the “first father” of the human race was the maize god who came from and eventually returned to Orion.

Mayan traditions speak of the return of the Quetzalcoatl, the mythical feathered serpent of Mesoamerica that symbolises the union of snake and bird or Earth and Heaven. Could the end of Time also mean a great transition for the humans, a cosmic window of opportunity to reach for the stars?