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We have reached December 2012, finally. Much speculation coming from books, movies, television and all of the internet has been placed on this date. Specifically, it is for...

We have reached December 2012, finally. Much speculation coming from books, movies, television and all of the internet has been placed on this date. Specifically, it is for December 21-23 period on the winter solstice that an important event will take place. I have been following this idea, which has fascinated me ever since the year 2003, when I first heard of the Mayan calendar due to presentations that Ian Luxgold (http://www.mayanmajix.com/ian.html) gave on the interpretations of the Mayan calendar by Carl Johan Calleman (http://www.calleman.com/), who decoded some of the few codices that the Mayans have left us. In the decoding Ian never mentioned a doomsday, Ian and the work of Dr. Calleman always talked about changes that would transpire over periods coming to the December 21, 2012 date. Some of these include wars and societal instability such as global economical pressures. As I followed this interesting belief in the information given from the Mayan calendar, I started to notice books which talked about the “doomsday” scenario. My understanding of what the Mayan calendar says about this date, is that the Mayans never mentioned the word “doomsday” or “end date.” They did however talked about changes and they referred to the time of a new epoch or era. I did not want to concentrate on understanding what are some of the many considerations and claims that have been made over the coming days. Much like Y2K, I believe whether people are believers or not, this will be an interesting time. I wanted see whether there is anything that is happening around this date what are some of the undeniable facts happening and how this may be worth thinking about.

The Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider, some say it looks strikingly similar to the Mayan Calendar, some comparison have been made.

Over the past year or so, we have been hearing about CERN’s research and the search for what is the smallest predicted named the Higgs bosom. In a previous post I have discussed this in more detail, however, it is an interesting scientific endeavour if proven truth. As I became interested in knowing how this relates to the Mayan calendar “end date” I did a couple of Google searches and found out that CERN had previously announced their work with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) scheduled to function through 2011 and ending its operation right up to the end of 2012 as it was announced by The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/life-and-physics/2011/jan/31/1). Doing some Google searches around the schedule of the LHC machine, I found out from the CERN’s website a PDF which details the schedule: In the PDF, you clearly see that the last day of scheduled “Technical Stop” is for December 21, 2012. You can verify this yourself:  (https://espace.cern.ch/be-dep/BEDepartmentalDocuments/BE/LHC_Schedule_2012.pdf)

A screenshot of the LHC schedule, as posted on the CERN website and updated last October 24, 2012.

If this is true and their ultimate goal is to find the Higgs Boson, or otherwise termed “god particle” as the unifying particle that connects all matter in the universe, what it would be mean for the world if the Higgs Boson is corroborated? Well, we are yet to see, what it does look like is that CERN has made it their goal to find it by that date. Coincidence?

The Galactic alignment and a polar shift

What this refers to is the alvin between the December solstice sun with the equator of our galaxy, the Milky Way.

A graphic representation of the Earth’s wobble.

This galactic alignment will indeed happen on December 21, 2012. What will happen, according to a news release of NASA:

“As Earth makes its way around the sun, the sun appears to move against the background stars, which is why the visible constellations slowly change with the seasons. On Dec. 21, 2012, the sun will pass about 6.6 degrees north of the galactic center — that’s a distance that looks to the eye to be about 13 times the full moon’s apparent size — and it’s actually closer a couple of days earlier. There are different claims about why this bodes us ill, but they boil down to the coincidence of the solstice with the sun entering the Dark Rift somehow portending disaster or the mistaken notion that the sun and Earth becoming aligned with the black hole in the galactic center allows some kind of massive gravitational pull on Earth.” Source: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012-alignment.html

As you can see NASA claims nothing perceivable will occur due to this alignment. In addition, they note that claims made on the alignment “boil down to coincidence.” If you are like me, due to one way or another, you would have understood that in this universe, there is hardly such a thing as a coincidence. Back to the alignment itself, It is worth nothing that such occurrence only happens once every 26,000 years. Another occurrence also intersects this occurrence and that is the so called Precession of the equinox, which will also occur on this date. The precession of the equinox (or also known as Axial precession) is the occurrence that outlines the completion of a very long process that Earth completes due to a very slow wobble that happens in a period of 26,000 years (or or 25,772 years). The Mayans have talked about this astronomical occurrences in their codices and through their calendar. Now disregarding all of the claims for a doomsday or not, this is an astronomical event that no one can really know for certain. To make a claim against doomsday or for doomsday can only rely on prediction, whether this predictions be made because of Nostradamus’ codices or through long mathematical equations and estimations, these are still predictions. An interesting thing about NASA is that they claim that nothing will happen as a result of this event. A considerable amount of people believe that as a result of this a cosmic event a polar shift will occur. Some say this polar shift (the reversal and position the poles) is already happening and it accounts for the acceleration on catastrophic events like tsunamis, earthquakes and storms and it will become even more pronounced around December 21-23, 2012 and the coming year. On NASA’s website, on their FAQ section, they write when mentioning the possibility of a polar shift:

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-switch 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. Scientists believe a magnetic reversal is very unlikely to happen in the next few millennia.” Source: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012.html

Now, it is interesting to see that NASA says a reversal of the Earth rotation is impossible, through worth nothing that the claims made are mostly taking about the reversal of the poles not reversal of the Earth’s rotation. One important claim related to the topic of polar shift has been the change in the Earth’s magnetic field, which is the result and indication of a polar shift. In another article by NASA, they claim that there is a change in Earth’s magnetic field, which they note is “constant.” I don’t want to be one of those doomsayers, however I don’t want to close my understanding about what is the reality around me in regards to this date and just because NASA said it, besides what is NASA but a private conglomerate of scientist and contractors. Thus far, I wanted to share the possible significance that CERN decides that schedule perhaps the most important scientific endeavour which happens to end on this date in their effort to find the “god particle.” I think this is not a coincidence and just what are we not being told?  Is this a coincidence? I leave you with this video about the LHC and the “coincidence” that will run at its peak during December 17-21, 2012:

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