Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Math Behind 2012

Where science, psychology, and psi events meet

As we approach the year 2012, new theories and predictions are emerging from multiple sources about what we can expect at the end of this current epoch that was chronicled in the calendars of several ancient peoples.

While viewing this information, a little critical thinking must be applied to understand the so-called facts that are being presented and the conclusions that are being drawn from that information.

Several documentary style programs attempt to link only the Myan calendar to disasters and changes occurring in North America and Europe. This is a rather myopic view. Yet, the narrator states that the coming shift will be global in scale. Therefore, the facts presented do not equate to the conclusion drawn.

What is a fact is that the planet is a living, dynamic system that is constantly changing, exploding, freezing, drying up, shaking, and flooding. It is also moving at high velocity through a universe that is littered with asteroids, black holes, and gamma ray bursts, all of which are planet killers. None of these facts have anything to do with humans or the effect of their presence on the planet. It’s rather vain for humans to think they can destroy the Earth. At best, all we can do is create an environment in which we cannot survive. The planet will eventually rebalance itself just fine without us.

Given these facts, another thing to consider when correlating historical data to epoch calendars is that any date will do. Epoch, or long count calendars work over a small range of dates revolving around a repeating cycle. For instance, an epoch might be one thousand years. Events happening in a thirty year span around this anniversary date would be considered significant. Did I mention any date will do? To give you a sampling, I picked a starting date of 500 B.C. and listed disasters, political changes, and the emergence of great teachers on a cycle of 500 years. You’re welcome to pick any date you like and rotate it on any cycle you like and you’ll find the same type of results. Try it. Following is my list. The information comes from sites like and It's easy to find plenty of others.

I hope that I'm being clear about the fear propaganda being perpetuated by many of the recently published documentaries, books, and papers. There is a shift happening, but I believe that it will be seen by history as more akin to the European Renaissance that set the stage for the modern world than to regionally isolated apocalyptic events, such as are noted below. Just be careful when you watch or read information on 2012 and apply a little skepticism about whether the producer is creating fear or hope.

500 BC
-In 429 B.C., plague kills over one-third of the population of Athens. Morale in the city, where people are engaging in, among other things, excessive drinking and lewd behavior, is low.
-Chinese philosopher Confucius wanders from state to state preaching about morality, the family, and politics. Many of his teachings will be recorded in the Analects.
- Hippocrates, the famous Greek physician, pioneers the field of modern medicine by studying anatomy and physiology and by expanding medical vocabulary to include words such as chronic, crisis, convalescence, relapse,and exacerbate.
- El Nino event triggered large tidal wave to strike the northern coast of Peru triggering so much flooding that a major cycle of landscape deflation lasted for several more years.

- Mount Vesuvius erupts in 79. Tons of lava, mud, and ashes blanket Herculaneum and Pompeii. Thousands lose their lives.
- Having antagonized many Jews with his teachings, Jesus of Nazareth is seized by Roman soldiers and handed over to the Sanhedrin, who condemn him for blasphemy, circa 33. (The exact year of the crucifixion is disputed.)
- In 70, Romans destroy the Third Temple of Jerusalem, leaving erect only the famous Wailing Wall. Rome stations troops in Jerusalem and abolishes the Jewish high priesthood and Sanhedrin.

-Disease, war, famine, and natural disasters make life in sixth century Europe difficult at best.
- In 529, Byzantine Emperor Justinian the Great closes the academy the Greek philosopher Plato had established in 347 B.C., accusing it of un-Christian activity.
- In 541, the Great Plague of Justinian (a bubonic plague) ravages eastern and western Europe, causing serious famine and many deaths on the Continent.

- Shaanxi (Shensi) province, China experiences the most deadly earthquake in history to that point with 830,000 killed.
- Black slaves first arrive in the New World when Spanish settlers bring them to Hispaniola.
- Spanish adventurer Hernando Cortez conquers the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan, after a battle with Emperor Montezuma II; the great empire is soon ravaged by European intrusion and disease.
- The Mogul Empire of India is formed when Zahir-ud-din Babar conquers the sultan of Delhi.

- Tangshan China in 1976, twenty square miles of the city was devastated by an earthquake that measured 7.5 in magnitude killing 655,000. This is the 20th century's worst earthquake.
- East Pakistan in 1970, some 200,000 killed by cyclone-driven tidal wave from Bay of Bengal. Over 100,000 went missing.
- Callejon de Huaylas, Peru in 1970, an earthquake measuring 7.8 magnitude destroyed the Northern Peru towns of Casma, Huaraz and Chimbote. A quake-induced rock and snow avalanche on Mt. Huascaran buried the towns of Yungay and Ranrahirca. This entire event resulted in 66,794 dead and 400,000 left homeless.
- In 2004, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake ruptured in the Indian Ocean, off the northwest coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The earthquake triggered the deadliest tsunami in world history.