APOCALYPSE - DOOMSDAY - ARMEGEDDON - RAGNAROK - AL-QIYAMA
2012 DOOMSDAY PROGNOSTICATORS: The ancient Mayans, The ancient Chinese, Nostradamus, Kalki Bhagavan (guru), Jose Arguelles and Terence McKenna (New Age philosophers). The Mayan b'ak'tun indicates that the end may fall on December 21st or 23rd of 2012.
DEATH of the 6th SUN
Mayan ages are represented by cyclic destruction and re-creation of the world, launched by the death of numbered suns (or as we know these occassions, solar eclipse events). 1519 marked the death of the 4th sun giving birth to a prophesied age of "darkenss and ignorance", which was to end at the death of the 5th sun on July 11th, 1991. This would bring forth the age of the 6th sun which would be a time marked by "earth changes" and a new "cosmic awareness" brought on by encounters with the "masters of the stars". Our current 6th sun is scheduled to "die" in 2012, the same year (according to astronomical and astrological predistions) that we move from the well-ordered age of Pisces into the chaotic age of Aquarius and measured by the 28,000 year phenomenon known as the "Precession of the Equinox", which in the past has been attributed for world cataclysims to include polar shifts.
YEAR OF THE DRAGON
As we begin the Chinese Year of the Dragon we note the supernatural feathered serpent of Maya and Aztec lore, Quetzalcoatl, who will bathe the Earth in flood and fire. The Dragon is also the first in the Unholy Trinity. At the end of days, an obscure astrological sign of the zodiac, Ophiucus (aka Serpentarius) "causes destiny to unfold", in a celestial event represented in Hieroglyphics in the pyramids at Giza, where it's stated that a gap exists between the Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius. He can also can bring the dead back to life. Also of note is the Norse serpent, Jormungand.
THE DOOMSDAY CLOCK
In 1947, the symbolic timepiece was created by scientists at the University of Chicago to represent the time remaining on Earth before humans witness global catastrophy. The closer the hands move to midnight on the clock, the closer we are to total annihilation. In the last 65 years, 19 events have moved the hands on the metaphorical clock. In January of 2012 the clock hand was moved to 5 minutes till midnight.
Translated from Old Norse as "final destiny of the gods," Ragnarok refers to a series of events, including a great battle, a set of natural disasters, and the flooding of the earth. Afterward, the world resurfaces fertile and anew.
The word comes from the Hebrew har megiddo, meaning "mountain of Megiddo", a plateau in Northeast Israel, where according to Christian interpretations, there will be the final battle between good and evil and the "Lamb" will defeat the "Beast".
Ancient Persian's concept of the apocalypse is the oldest in all of recorded history. After a final battle between good and evil, all traces of sadness, disease, poverty and death will disappear and the world will reach perfection.
Michel de Nostredame (1503-1566)
(In 2012) "A great star will blaze for seven days". Some interpret this to mean the end of the world by a collision with a heavenly body. Some New Age doomsday proponents believe Earth will collide with a celestial body called "Planet X" or "Nibiru".
"If I sit here any longer, I'm gonna have a severe case of asteroids!"
Collision with an asteroid less than a mile in diameter could conceivably end all civilization on Earth.
Russian scientists believe that if we survive 2012 that we face extinction by an asteroid on April 13th, 2036. NASA scientists predict the event will occur in the year 2029.
In the 18th Century, Sir Isaac Newton proposed a theory based on calculations he derived from study of the Book of Daniel, that the apocalypse could happen no sooner than the year 2060. Then again, Mr. Newton died a virgin and
had way too much time on his hands.
Large Hadron Collider
Some fear the doomsday possiblities with the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator, which is near Geneva, Switzerland. Opponents submit that the supercollider might actually produce small black holes or strangelets (particles that convert all other connecting matter into strangelets, potentially converting the entire earth into dark matter.)
CATACLYSMIC POLE SHIFT HYPOTHESIS and GEOMAGNETIC REVERSAL
The former, developed in 1872 submits that the axis connecting the earth's poles will suddenly reposition itself, causing numerous cataclysmic natural disasters. The later theorizes that in 2012 the sun will emit a massive solar flare equal in energy to 100 billion atomic bombs causing magnetic pole reversal. Proponents of the Violent Solar Activity Theory believe this year might prove to be the climax of the 13,000 solar cycle.
DOOMSDAY SURVIVAL GEAR
Dental floss! It's extremely versatile and can be used for sewing, hanging clothes, building shelter and
mending injuries. Just don't forget to brush!
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
- Matthew 24:34-36
es-cha-tol-o-gy (n): a branch of theology concerned with the final events in the history of the world or humankind