We're living the end of time. Not the end of the world, but the end of a world age-a 5,125-year cycle of time-and the way we've known the world throughout that time. The present world age began in 3,114 B.C. and will end in 2012 A.D. Because the end of anything also marks the beginning of what comes next, we're also living the start of what follows the end of time: the next world age, which ancient traditions called the great cycle. – Gregg Braden
I first heard about the 2012 thing in the writings and ravings of Terrence McKenna, went on to read a lot of the literature surrounding it. John Major Jenkins’ Maya Cosmogenesis 2012 (Bear & Company, Santa Fe, NM: 1998) was the most daunting, detailed and perhaps compelling. Daniel Pinchbeck’s 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, (Tarcher, 2006) was probably the most entertaining.
I remember a time in 2008 when I was going through the breakup of yet another “serious” relationship when this particular meme really hit home. McKenna’s prophecies started to gel in my mind and I started to recalculate my life meaning. Unfortunately while I wallowed in depression things went on around me. It is important to pay attention to what is happening Now. Maybe the biggest impact of this looming date is that a large majority of us will be Present!
Out of everything I’ve read, the videos I’ve watched and the expensive multimedia events I’ve attended, there seems to be three alternative takes: 1) It’s the end of the world, 2) It is an energetic step into a new age of consciousness, or 3) It’s nothing, bullshit and fogetaboutit. Leaning on the four-dimensional logic suggested by Nagarjuna, I might say that we have to give all possibilities equal value and we have raise our consciousness above even those thought processes. It is what it is.
Swami Niranjan has addressed these questions in a video satsang. I recommend you watch it. Please . . . It is the essence of wisdom and simplicity.http://youtu.be/jc9WQY2SOIg