Dispelling Misconceptions About 2012
Geoff Stray's Dire Gnosis 2012 does a great job of tracking any media appropriations of 2012. For example, the popular program the X-files used 2012 in their dramatic season closer this year. December 21, 2012 was revealed as the date the aliens would arrive with their nefarious agenda. While this is easily dismissed, and even enjoyed, as entertainment, you can be sure that six months later someone will appear on Art Bell's show with the exact same idea, presented as truth. The media is not a friend to clarity on the 2012 question. Especially when sensationalism rules the day, it is difficult to sort out the wheat from the chaff and get to the bottom of what 2012 means. It is really becoming some kind of cosmological Rorshach upon which dreams, fears, hopes, and visions are projected. My research has focused on why the ancient Maya chose 2012 to end their 13-baktun calendar, and I conclude that they were intending to target the alignment of solstice sun with the Milky Way. Beyond this identification, many interpretations of what exactly that mans can be pursued. This is a challenge to our relationship with life and death, touches upon deep mysteries, and is worth doing. Unfortunately, in public media interviews it is almost impossible to peal back the more superficial and drama-driven layers of misconception about 2012 to get to the deeper discussion.
See also: Five Misconceptions.
X-files, Art Bell, Sitchin, Colin Wilson, time will end, new age date; "synchronization" concept and the photon belt idea.