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Much like Y2K, 2012 has been analyzed and the science of the end of the Earth thoroughly studied. Contrary to some of the common beliefs out there, the science behind the end of the world quickly unravels when pinned down to the 2012 timeline. Below, NASA Scientists answer several questions that we're frequently asked regarding 2012.
Question (Q): Are there any threats to the Earth in 2012? Many Internet websites say the world will end in December 2012.
Answer (A): Nothing bad will happen to the Earth in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012.
Q: What is the origin of the prediction that the world will end in 2012?
A: The story started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth. This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012. Then these two fables were linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012 -- hence the predicted doomsday date of December 21, 2012.
Q: Does the Mayan calendar end in December 2012?
A: Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then -- just as your calendar begins again on January 1 -- another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.
Q: Could phenomena occur where planets align in a way that impacts Earth?
A: There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades, Earth will not cross the galactic plane in 2012, and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible. Each December the Earth and sun align with the approximate center of the Milky Way Galaxy but that is an annual event of no consequence.
Q: Is there a planet or brown dwarf called Nibiru or Planet X or Eris that is approaching the Earth and threatening our planet with widespread destruction?
A: Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax. There is no factual basis for these claims. If Nibiru or Planet X were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth in 2012, astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade, and it would be visible by now to the naked eye. Obviously, it does not exist. Eris is real, but it is a dwarf planet similar to Pluto that will remain in the outer solar system; the closest it can come to Earth is about 4 billion miles.
Q: What is the polar shift theory? Is it true that the earth’s crust does a 180-degree rotation around the core in a matter of days if not hours?
A: A reversal in the rotation of Earth is impossible. There are slow movements of the continents (for example Antarctica was near the equator hundreds of millions of years ago), but that is irrelevant to claims of reversal of the rotational poles. However, many of the disaster websites pull a bait-and-shift to fool people. They claim a relationship between the rotation and the magnetic polarity of Earth, which does change irregularly, with a magnetic reversal taking place every 400,000 years on average. As far as we know, such a magnetic reversal doesn’t cause any harm to life on Earth. A magnetic reversal is very unlikely to happen in the next few millennia, anyway.
Q: Is the Earth in danger of being hit by a meteor in 2012?
A: The Earth has always been subject to impacts by comets and asteroids, although big hits are very rare. The last big impact was 65 million years ago, and that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Today NASA astronomers are carrying out a survey called the Spaceguard Survey to find any large near-Earth asteroids long before they hit. We have already determined that there are no threatening asteroids as large as the one that killed the dinosaurs. All this work is done openly with the discoveries posted every day on the NASA NEO Program Office website, so you can see for yourself that nothing is predicted to hit in 2012.
Q: How do NASA scientists feel about claims of pending doomsday?
A: For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012, where is the science? Where is the evidence? There is none, and for all the fictional assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, we cannot change that simple fact. There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012.
Q: Is there a danger from giant solar storms predicted for 2012?
A: Solar activity has a regular cycle, with peaks approximately every 11 years. Near these activity peaks, solar flares can cause some interruption of satellite communications, although engineers are learning how to build electronics that are protected against most solar storms. But there is no special risk associated with 2012. The next solar maximum will occur in the 2012-2014 time frame and is predicted to be an average solar cycle, no different than previous cycles throughout history.
Remember the Y2K scare? It came and went without much of a whimper because of adequate planning and analysis of the situation. Impressive movie special effects aside, Dec. 21, 2012, won't be the end of the world as we know. It will, however, be another winter solstice.
The prophesy of 2012 has many people question the idea of survival 2012. The idea of survival 2012 states that the enlightened will live along the path to spiritual havens while the unenlightened will struggle and eventually perish a world born anew. Every potential prophesy taken all the way from Nostradamus to the Hopi tribe has landed on the fate of humanity come 2012.
One can only start to tally the evidence which has been with us for longer than we could have imagined. From the earliest prophets in the earliest of times to those who started receiving messages only 20 years ago, the prophesy of 2012 has become a highly debated and mysterious entity in which we all might have to face with little control over our own fate.
What does this mean? It's not like the Earth is simply a merry go round with a directional spinning guide. If it were to switch direction of its rotation, we would likely see weather and other phenomenon related disasters all over the world. There would be no survival 2012 for there would be little left of the planet to survive upon. People would go insane and fear would be the greatest ruling factor of our time.
It is said that survival 2012 may very well depend on individual enlightenment. Those who live and work in an enlightened state are more likely to embrace a future that is different, that has been struck by catastrophe, and that may require complete rebuilding. This said, it has been argued that children, especially under the age of 5, are considered to be more enlightened than most adults could ever aspire to. Thus, should a cataclysmic event threaten us and require enlightenment for survival 2012, then not a single child from the age of 5 and younger should be in harm's way.
The polar shift 2012 is said to be the defining moment of our civilization. We may very well one day wake up to find that our planet is switching the direction of its rotation will inevitably result in serious disaster. This disaster is said to be the worst we will ever see, and those that are taken from life at the moment of the polar shift 2012 will be considered the lucky ones.
Everything from our economy to our environment to our educational system suffers greatly. Perhaps removing our societal binds, destroying the value of money, and creating a human race that was more concerned with their own enlightenment would change things for the better.
It is impossible to determine whether anyone, from Nostradamus fans to Gordon Michael Scallion followers, to the works of Lori Toye and her husband have anything to do with the potential for Earth changes and prophesies 2012 until the end of 2012. Maybe we will all need to walk a more enlightened path or perhaps it won't matter. No matter how hard we try, no one has ever been able to accurately and securely predict the future to the letter.
Could this be true? If it is, there is speculation that the best places when considering where to live in 2012 would probably be the Northern Midwest in the United States and parts of Middle Canada. With the Earth changes that are predicted to come, it is impossible to tell whether there will be a greater need for farming or for defense. What is one agreed upon point is that the Prophesy 2012 is going to bring change for us all.
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Getting aware of the December 2012 Polar Shift is a very important and crucial step in surviving the predicted Doomsday of December 2012. Perhaps you have heard of the Doomsday conjectures for 2012, wherein there are several predictions about massive destruction taking place on our planet Earth. If you are not yet so much aware of this predicted phenomenon, then it is time for you to start reading about it. There are a lot of available resources in the Internet that can help you gain more knowledge about this predicted end of the world; which will definitely help you equip yourself with the survival kit you need to stay alive and live to tell the tale to the future generations. Here are some of the other so many things that you should know about the December 2012 Polar Shift.
First, make sure you make your own research about the things that you still do not know and you feel you ought to know about these predictions on Earth come 2012. Find out about the significant things which you should expect happening with such polar shifts come year 2012. Do not be one of the millions of people all over the world who until now, are still unaware of such predictions.
Second, know what possible impact this phenomenon will have on your life come 2012 when it actually takes place. Study the various theories that are raised by different theorists and experts. Learn about the so-called geomagnetic or sudden shifts taking place on our planet Earth; that will bring about chaos in our nation.
Also, research about the hypothetical polar shift predicted to take place when the true poles of North and South finally break apart. While another theory, that of Einstein's, claims that the December 2012 Polar Shift will actually be triggered by the melting of some ice caps in the North and South poles where it is predicted that there will be an inequilibrium or loss of balance in our planet. That way, you can be prepared to what can really be true and what can be possibly false predictions only.
However, there are still other predictions and theories concocted by other great scientists including that of Charles Hapgood. He is actually one of the scientists who approved with the other two scientists' findings that such phenomenal incident will be brought about by the melting of the ice caps in the North and South poles. Whichever scientist may be accurate, it is still best to equip yourself with the appropriate survival kit in order to live that day.
Things predicted to be happening that you should be prepared of include that of experiencing big disturbances such as niggling tsunamis, massive volcanic eruptions, enormous typhoons, and high-intensity earthquakes that will come with these Polar Shifts 2012. And regardless of whether true or not, it will still be best to practice some cautiousness on your side at all times. It will not hurt to take heed to precautions and advices.
For more theories and information regarding the alleged phenomenon, visit December 2012 Polar Shift and think twice if this entire thing is a fact or just a myth!
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Recently passed philosopher, scientist (and some may say, eccentric) Terrance McKenna was a complex man with a complex theory that ended in a simple statement: December of 2012 will be a time that we will never forget.
After intensely studying the I-Ching, the Ancient Chinese Oracle known as the "book of changes," (some say with the assistance of psychoactive plants in the Amazon) he began to see patterns. The I-Ching is composed of 64 hexagrams, which are made up of six levels each of alternating horizontal bars and dots. If you line them up and stack them so that they are within a perfect square, you start to see a movement within the shapes.
He decided to create a linear model beginning in time with the era that the I-Ching was created in China and continuing to the present to see what patterns develop. When he input this information into a computer program, it formulated a graph with a rising and falling line, like a stock market forecast. He then noticed something astonishing. The parts of the line that were highest or lowest corresponded with times in history when new forms were developing.
When the line reached a peak, a new form would trigger the psyche of people. When the line fell into a crevasse, it aligned with a time when reality seemed to be falling apart, or there was a great event, or group of events all at once, that galvanized people. (The graph tells when, not where or what happens.)
You can see by the graph that important things happen in peaks and in troughs, both. My personal theory is that the peaks are when the lights go on and someone embodies this by creating some new form (which may not be able to be assimilated, and therefore is feared or shunned). The low points are when the lights go out and everyone is scrambling to find the switch because nothing is recognizable. Each requires a new form to come in to existence, but for a different reason.
Following the line on the graph, we see it take its last rise around the time of Classical Greece (around 700 B.C.) and then take a steady plunge until it simply dives off the graph into infinity, ending the module. And when was this event that had not occurred ever in the history of mankind you may ask? It was 2012. December 21st of 2012 to be exact; the final moments of the Mayan Calendar, as well, a calendar which had begun 5000 years ago, ending with the same date that Terrance's module ended with.
Terrance saw this time period ending with time being compressed, over and over, from 1945 to 2012. What may we expect from this based on his calculations and the discoveries of correlations of the cycles of past events?
McKenna said in an interview with Sightings TV show that his best guess is that it is as if someone is likely to invent a time traveling machine of sorts, because it is as if it is the end of linear time. In other words, all time merges into one time. Everything becomes connected to everything else. Past, present and future become one. We could in effect be experiencing an infinite amount of evolution in a finite time.
Around 1968 there was the last peak. This coincided with a very tumultuous point in our cultural history in the USA. While the hippies frolicked and tried to create Nirvana on earth, the Vietnam War was escalated into its final death throws, and Martin Luther King's message came across amidst riots and violence until his voice was silenced. We can see that this peak provided great events that touched the psyche of a group of people and still resonates today.
As we progress in time, we experience more rapid evolutionary growth in shorter time periods. The last one we had was between that time of 1967-68 until the 1990s, which corresponded to The Dark Ages of the past. Then it cycles again from 2010 until 2012, only 64 times faster, then in 2012, 64 times faster still. In other words, we must adapt and evolve 64 times faster each cycle. (Remember what I said earlier about 64 being the number of hexagrams in the I-Ching.)
No one really knows what will happen. As the different views on this time period converge, this date of 2012 is beginning to be known in the mainstream culture. Whether taking it seriously or not, people are starting to notice. And when that happens, just like the compressed and sped up time, the attention draws energy to the date and speeds that energy toward us, creating a fait accompli.
As we are propelled closer and closer to 2012, I believe that it will be important to be able to be incredibly agile, releasing the old willingly and adapting to each quickly shifting circumstance with lightening fast decisions in the moment, decisions that come from the heart. This will ensure that we are where we need to be for our soul's best interest and that we will be there in peace.
We won't have to look at a graph, know how fast things are speeding up, or ask someone what we should be doing. We will just know. If what Terrance McKenna is saying is true, this will be a day out of time while we are still on earth, and could provide an opportunity for this life and all lifetimes for each soul on earth.
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2012 is right around the corner, and we've all heard the rumors and theories about what's going to happen. What's the real deal with 2012 though? What are some of the prophecies that are floating around and is anything really going to happen? Read on to learn about some of the alleged 2012 prophecies to see if there's any truth to the rumors.
First 2012 Prophecy: The world is going to end. This is a widely held belief that in 2012, after the end of the Mayan calendar, the world is going to end through some catastrophic disaster. As far as any scientist or astrologist can tell this is completely false and the transition to 2012 will be just like any other new year. However, no scientists can understand how the Mayans themselves were able to get such an accurate grasp of the universe around us by charting stars and the movement of planets. Till to this day scientists are boggled by their accute understanding of earth's place in our galaxy.
Second 2012 Prophecy: The end of the Mayan calendar signals a switch in consciousness. Depending on who you ask and what you choose to believe this may or may not be true. The Mayan calendar ends in 2012 but it also starts again, just like our calendar. Whether or not there is a real consciousness shift will depend on the events near or around the new year of 2012. Scary even more to believe, is the research that has been done on human consciousness. Researchers have found that the human bodies own electromagnetic field zeros out when one has an out of body experience. They have also found that our electromagnetic field is directly influenced by the earths... so, one can only wonder, what would happen to our consciousness in the event of a complete polar shift? Scientists are already finding that the earth's magnetic field is decreasing, hinting that a polar reversal may be near...
Third 2012 Prophecy: The Mayans accurately predicted other important events. This is up for debate and the jury is definitely out on this. A lot of people say that the Mayans have successfully predicted other important events like the reign of Nazi Germany and so forth, but so did many other people, and it's usually in very vague terms that aren't that specific and can be applied to many other large events.
These are just 3 prophecies of many, all from the ancient Mayan civilization, which without doubt has made a mark on our lives today with their incredible foresight. One can only wonder though, are the things they predicted actually going to happen? Should we trust an ancient civilization that to this day baffles scientists as with their incredible understanding of our solar system? That my friend, is for you to decide - Will You Survive?
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Everyone has heard the dooms day scenarios about 2012 and everything that might happen. A lot of people are anticipating the end of the world while others are preaching a major shift in consciousness that could change everything we know. The Mayan calendar ends on December 21st, 2012 and a lot of people are concerned this means a catastrophic end that will wipe out humans for good. Whether or not the prophecies are true doesn't really matter-you've got to have a plan ready. Making sure you survive 2012 is something you should think about before it's too late and there's nothing you can do, so don't wait any longer and start to form a game plan today.
Tip #1) Stock up. Making sure you're completely stocked up on all of the necessities is a great idea. Make sure you have back up water, food and clothing. If you're truly anticipating the end of the world this should be the first thing you do before it's too late and others have beat you to it. You won't want to be trying to go to the grocery store for water once panic sets in and people realize what's happening, so always keep these things stocked and ready to go way ahead of time. A good tip is to swap out your backup supply with fresh food as much as you can so you can keep your backup supply from expiring. Next time you go grocery shopping buy a new case of water and use the one you purchased a month or so ago while replacing it with the newer one. This will ensure you have edible and usable food at all times.
Tip #2) Mentally Prepare. If 2012 does result in a huge tsunami or the world falling apart as we know it, don't panic. Making sure you're ready for disaster is very important if you have any plans of surviving it. While everyone else is panicking and running around you need to prepare to remain calm and collected to handle whatever potential obstacles might be ahead of you. Just imagine how hurricane Katrina was and do your best to anticipate at least something as bad if not worse, and have a game plan ready for how you'll deal with those same challenges of either being stranded or without certain resources like power or shelter.
Tip #3) Don't go crazy. Keeping your sanity is going to be a key part of proper 2012 survival. Don't do anything insane before 2012 hits or before any major events take place. For example, don't go try to get revenge on your neighbor or someone else thinking that you won't have to do any jail time after December 21st. There's no way of telling whether or not the end of the world is coming, so don't do anything crazy you'll regret if you seriously believe the end is going to happen.
Tip #4) Stay at home. If you have plans to be out on December 21st, 2012 you might want to cancel them or re-schedule. Staying at home is the safest place to be during a potential large scale crisis and it gives you the best chances of staying alive if there's a real disaster that impacts a large volume of people. Stay away from congested, highly trafficked areas like cities and areas where panic only travels and increases with the number of people. If you have another home or camp somewhere in the woods you might want to go stay there and bring your bottled water and food along with you. The more remote the better. It'll keep you from the wide spread panic or people looting your backup goods and water, just make sure you properly secure your home and secure anything valuable there.
Tip #5) Assume the worst. This may seem grim but assuming the worst is a great idea. Run through every potential scenario and disaster that could happen. Imagine every single obstacle you might run into that you'd have to overcome and deal with to survive a potential disaster, riot or mass hysteria. There are a lot of possibilities and if you spend some time rationally considering the worst possible situations, you'll be that much more prepared to deal with them when they occur.
Tip #6) Assume the best. For all of the tens of thousands of world ending prophecies the world's greatest civilizations have been told were imminent, every single one has been wrong. Assume the best will happen after December 21st, 2012 and that nothing abnormal will happen at all. In all odds there is nothing to fear. No asteroids, no tsunamis, no volcanoes simultaneously erupting at the same time-most likely life will continue exactly as it has.
Tip #7) Keep tabs on the news. Make sure you watch the news closely in the months and days leading up to 2012 and make sure you see if there is any impending disaster that seems inevitable or likely to correlate with the December 21st, 2012 date. If no immediate threats seem to pose themselves then you can let your guard down a bit and enjoy the Mayan calendar ending (and restarting) with a bit more relaxation. As of now there are no asteroids on a path towards earth and no one has any reason to believe any natural disasters or nuclear wars will occur around that time period, but keep your on eye on the news just in case.
Whether or not the end of days comes in 2012 after the end of the Mayan calendar, it's always a good idea to imagine and plan for catastrophic disasters such as this just so you're prepared. Even if people had taken these steps pre-hurricane Katrina or similar natural disasters a lot of lives could have been saved. Always remember to keep food and clothing and other resources available and backed up in case of these emergencies and keep your cool as much as possible.
For more information on preparing for 2012, go to Survive 2012, to learn a whole lot more on this life-changing topic. It's going to be an interesting life leading up to 2012, as more and more people turn to experts to guide them. Don't be left behind. Get ahead while you can, because in the end, its better to be safe than sorry...
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