Does the Mayan Calendar suggest an "end of times?"
Well, yes and no ...
Lord knows as this date approaches there will be the "end of the world" preachers and cults springing up all around the world. The media will surely get behind that with both feet running. Seems our
society will do this with a passing comet or millennium change or even a new eclipse.
What we do know ... The Mayan Calendar does not foretell the end of the world perse'. However it does foretell a negative prophecy in 2012, and an "end of times", which the earth has seen several times as we know; civilizations have fallen, disease and plauges have changed nations. "Times" so to speak have always died out to be replaced with newer times.
Does that mean we are out of the woods completely? Well not exactly, and here is why. The mayan calendar points to a time in the near future where something dramatic will happend to end the "times". What do we know about that could possibly be this transforming experience? An experience so dramatic that it could change the way we live on the earth? Solar flares- that exceed the size and duration of any in recorded history. This is not just simply a guess, or prophesy of any kind.
Our sun has a solar cycle of 11 years at which time it produces sun spots. It is believed this happens due to a relationship between the sun and Jupiter. Both the sun and Jupiter (the largest planet in our solar system) actually wobble in their positions. We believe the Sun remains still but it actually wobbles millions of miles due to the gravitational relationship between its self and Jupiter. This sort of shakes the mass of the sun which in turn causes solar flairs at the time of the sun spots every 11 years.
In 2012 this wobbling well be directly on its cycle to produce these solar flairs. Thats not all ...
Our solar system (Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto) are like a disk of sorts as we all know. Well this tiny disk compared to the galaxy is usually just above the flat edge of the larger disk that is the Milky way. Our solar system orbits in the Milky way as due the
planets around the sun. In 2012, our disk will be moving from the top of the Milky way disk and into the center. Picture a round pizza (Milky way) and we are one pepperoni. We usually sit on the top just like the pepperoni. However in 2012 the pepperoni will move inside the crust of the pizza. Our solar
system will move into the center of the Milky way as it does every 21,000 years. At this time our solar system will be in complete alignment with all the gravitational forces of the Milky way on one horizontal plane. This will exert tremendous forces on our solar system. This will coincide with the normal 11 year cycle of the sun and its solar flares. Furthermore, the sun's magnetic polar axis is due to shift again in 2012 on its normal cycle.
The facts are in and the truth is in 2012 we will be in danger of extreme solar flare activity that could potentially knock out all electrical systems on earth. It just depends on how strong these flares will be, something that no one really knows at this time.
Its kind of like living near a swollen river. You know there is a large storm coming but you don't know how large the storm will be. You know you will be in danger of flooding to some extent, but you just don't know how much yet. Honestly, this is the situation that we will face in 2012, maybe even sooner.
I try to keep in mind that every since I was a small kid, someone somewhere has foretold of the "end times". I personally don't believe in that sort of mythology. But the truth is the planet has taken extreme abuses in history be that of asteroids or ice ages that are just a part of living in the physical world; as are solar flares.
A small solar flare in March of 1989 destroyed some power grids in North America. This solar cycle which begins in 2012 will be at the same time as our solar system moves into the center of the disk of the Milky way. The importance of that is that we will suddenly be susceptible to extreme gravitational forces from the galaxy its self, which will disrupt or aggravate the normal solar flare cycle.
It is certain we will experience disruptive solar flares that will almost certainly knock out some satellites. These flares could be strong enough to shut down power grids on a global scale. We just wont know until the time comes really. This is however something you should be aware of, and take any neccessary precautions to be able to live without power for days to weeks. Power is something we take for granted, but what would you do if it were simply gone for weeks at a time?
By: Tony Hanes
Tony Hanes www.trimmerassist.net/mayancalender