My grandmother is a wonderful woman. No really she is. I have never heard her raise her voice. Ever. Wow... for some reason just looking back and trying to find a raised voice and not seeing one kind of freaked me out. How do you never raise your voice!!
Anywhoo.... as you know in a blog post she taught me religion and she taught me about 2012. Both by making comments that through the years kind of bleed into your psychi as truth. Where before you know it you actually believe things you didn't know you believed.
With religion it is all about believing in something you can't see.
With 2012 it is all about seeing what is there and wondering if it is going to be a reality.
Now don't get me wrong. I did not freak out over the whole Y2K thing. I didn't stock up water and food and worry that everything was going to implode. It didn't phase me.
But 2012? I have to admit to a little bit of a worry in the back of my head. OK, more then a little bit.
Do I believe that we are all going to die in some dramatic way? Not really. Do I think the possibility is there? Sort of.
Want to share in my paranoia?
There are things out there that make 12/21/2012 a very interesting date. (now there are other things out there that put that date within three days like 12/23/2012 but for this post I will just stick with 12/21/2012 ok?)
I don't think that grandma could have freaked me out so much if there hadn't been actual stuff that corresponds to what she was saying.
Let's start with the Mayan calendar. It is actually the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. The calendar stops at 12/21/2012. Just stops. Now this calendar was created in 250 to 900 AD. People believe that on this date that the calendar ends the Mayans predicted a catastrophic astronomical event. That something like fire (meteors) would rain down from the sky destroying everything in it's path.
On the other hand some Mayan scholars say that it might just be some form of enlightenment that happens on that date.
The planets align. All of them in a row. In 2012 the plane of our Solar System will line up exactly with the plane of our Galaxy, the Milky Way. This cycle has taken 26,000 years to complete. Now this is not totally uncommon but funny that it happens on this date isn't it?
Iching an ancient Chinese calendar also ends on this date.
The Hopi Indians also agree that 2012 is an end date. But they believe it will be an enlightenment rather then destruction.
The ancient Egyptians believed this: In the year 2012, the earth awaits a super catastrophe: its magnetic field will turn over in one go. Phenomenal earthquakes and tidal waves will completely destroy our civilization. Europe and North America will shift thousands of miles northwards and will get a polar climate. Nearly the whole earth's population will perish in the apocalyptic happenings.
How about the sun? Did you know that in 2012 in December the sun reaches it's peak for it's solar cycle. That means that the sun will be throwing solar flares that are stronger and larger then normal. The sun also goes through a polarity change. This has happened before but supposedly not this dramatic. Scientists are actually worried about their satellites. They won't talk about the planet though.
Some people say that the Earth will undergo a magnetic field shift, reversing the polarity of the planet.
There are more things but I think I made my point. I find it interesting that there are so many different ancient things that point to this date. I find it interesting that there are so many scientific things that are to happen around this date.
So I fear 2012. But I also look forward to 2012. I am hoping for enlightenment as apposed to death lol.
Will I panic as it gets closer? Probably not. Will I make a few plans? Yup. I might actually go up to grandmas in the mountains far away from the sea.
This is also why I will find the movie 2012 a scary movie as opposed to a action movie.
I guess it is up to everyone to make up their own minds about 2012. Nothing at all could happen or hell everything could happen.