2012: The Coming Age Shift?
have said elsewhere,
ever since I was a youth I was fascinated
by Oriental wisdom; more particularly, I was fond of anything that had to do
with India. This fascination increased when I had the opportunity to study the
doctrine of cosmic cycles (and later on to write about it) based on texts from
Bhagavata Purana and other sources.
However, it was only after I made up my mind to translate my book "La rueda del
tiempo" into English, and to start publishing fragments of this translation on
Qassia and other channels, that I finally understood what probably was the real
motivation behind my studies: I wanted to know WHEN the overall human cycle
would end on this planet. And, would it be during my lifetime?
Let me elaborate a bit on this matter. Contrary to what many people may think, the
doctrine of cosmic cycles is not at all pessimistic. If the stress is placed on
the coming Golden Era rather than on the last stages of the present
Age of Kali, it is, by far, optimistic. And we are talking about the end of
our world, i.e. an order of things, and not about the end of the world.
After the end of the current order of things, according to the doctrine, the
Earth will know a new Golden Era in which everything will be again as
it was at the start of the present great human cycle, when all beings lived in
perfect and blissful harmony with the higher principles.
Back to “Year 2012”: those who have followed my blog series will probably know
that the final date I have arrived at is any time now from 2010 to 2082, and
that before the new millennium (or “New Age”, or “Golden Era”) arrives
it is very likely that there is an early “beginning of end” on or about
2010-2012 plus a longer, last period of 72 years (the length of a degree of the
cycle of precession of the equinoxes). By the way, this last period is referred
to by the Tibetan Buddhists as “the period of no-time”.
A friend of mine asked me once about when I was expecting the current age to end
and the new one to arrive. Almost without thinking, I answered “By 2012 or so.”
Maybe I was remembering reading something about 2012 on some book or article
dealing with the Maya calendar, or maybe with the Persian or Judaic ones. At the
time I did not suspect of the interest that this date would soon arouse.
if the Mayan calendar had anything to do in my determination of the year 2012 as
the end time, it could be due to the periods known as Xiumolpili. These
are periods of 52 years used
by the Aztecs for calculating their four ages or “Suns” by multiplying them by
certain factors, apparently 13, 7, 6 and 13 (even though, confirming a tendency
among the Mayan and the Aztecs, the factors are bigger on earlier versions).
Actually, it is believed that these periods of 52 years originated with the
Olmecs, who had discovered that the Solar, sacred and Venusian’s calendars
coincide every 37,960 days, equivalent to 104 years (or two times 52).
Olmec colossal head at La Venta
fact, although these cycles were so important that they are believed to have
influenced the Mayans into remodeling their structures at their beginning and
end, at any rate we are dealing here with an anomaly in the matter of cosmic
cycles and ages. However, there is an interesting correlation with the great
celebrations that the Dagon in Mali, Africa, make every 52 years, rituals
intended, according to them, to “regenerate the World” and which apparently
would correspond to the cycle made by Sirius “B”, a white dwarf star, around
But apart from
these likely connections, it can be noted that 52 is four times 13, this number
being, according to scholars, particularly auspicious throughout the Mayan's
world (unlike elsewhere in the World, where it is particularly ill-omened).
However, what definitely links this “anomalous” system with the “orthodox”
circular one is, in my view, the fact that after 52 years of the liturgical
calendar of 360 days, there appears to have elapsed exactly 72 years of the
magical calendar of 260 days, i.e. a total 18,720 days – a circular number by
excellence, as it is made up of 18 and 72 (more on “circular numbers”
another chapter of the book (not yet published in English) I have mentioned the
curious fact that in examining the reason why the crucial dates in the period of
time which can be regarded as the “kali-yuga” of the present Kali-Yuga,
it can be seen that precisely those dates which are “dragged” 72 years back,
i.e. the ones which are based rather on the year 2010 as the final point of the
present human cycle, and not on 2082, become far more relevant, almost as if in
some mysterious way, the well-known words with which Jesus Christ’s announced
the end time had to do with it: "And if those days were not shortened, no flesh
would live again. But for the sake of the chosen, those days were shortened."
(Matthew 24: 22).
Of course, a more
“scientific” approach to explain this circumstance would resort to the
difference of five days plus fraction between the ideal year of 360 days,
traditionally used in all calculations related to cycles and ages, and the year
of a little over 365 days which, according to some versions, would have started
some five thousand years ago owing to some catastrophe, possibly related to the
beginning of the “El Niño” phenomenon. This cataclysmic event would have
accelerated the Earth rotation so that literally the days would have been
shortened, and since the period that may be regarded as fundamental to the total
manifestation is precisely the day, it would make it necessary to make an
adjustment of some 26,000 days or 72 years.
But in order to
make a long story a short one, how do these Mayan cycles of 52 fit with year
fact is that the cited discrepancy is mainly perceived on the two last key dates
of the present Kali Yuga thus
considered, the first being 455 AD, a year of decisive events like the sack of
Rome by the barbarian Genseric, which ultimately put an end to the Roman
civilization; and last but least, on 1492
year that literally got a new era started with the discovery of America by
And if we add ten Xiumolpili of
52 years (or 520 common years) to 1492, we get exactly 2012 as the final year.
And in the light of the current global state of disorder and chaos that prevails
in all orders and has reached a point that exceeds by far all that had
previously been seen, you
will agree with me on 2012 being far more likely an end time for the present
human age than 2082.
Following are some interesting quotes about year 2012 and the Maya Calendar from
several sources (mainly Wikipedia).
December 21 — The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, notably used by the
Maya civilization among others of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, completes its
thirteenth b'ak'tun cycle since the calendar's mythical starting point (equivalent
to 3114 BC August 11 in the proleptic Gregorian calendar, according to the "GMT-correlation"
JDN= 584283). The Long Count b'ak'tun date of this starting point (22.214.171.124.0)
is repeated, for the first time in a span of approximately 5,125 solar years.
The significance of this period-ending to the pre-Columbian Maya themselves is
unclear, and there is an incomplete inscription (Tortuguero Stela 6) which
records this date. It is also to be found carved on the walls of the Temple of
Inscriptions in Palenque, where it functions as a base date from which other
dates are computed.However, it is conjectured that this may represent in the
Maya belief system a transition from the current Creation world into the next.
The December solstice for 2012 also occurs on this day.
Also (Hindu Calendar):
In the “Brahma-Vaivarta Purana”, Lord Krishna
tells Ganga Devi that a Golden Age will come in the Kali Yuga - one of
the four stages of development that the world goes through as part of the cycle
of eras, as described in Hindu scriptures. Lord Krishna predicted that this
Golden Age will start 5,000 years after the beginning of the Kali Yuga, and will
last for 10,000 years.
Mayan Calendar Matches Hindu Calendar
It is interesting that this prediction of the emergence of a new world is
prophesied to appear about the same time that the Mayans predicted it to come!
The Mayan calendar began with the Fifth Great Cycle in 3114 BC and will end on
21 December 2012 AD.
The Hindu Kali Yuga calendar began on 18 February 3102 B.C. There is only
a difference of 12 years between the Hindu's beginning of the Kali Yuga and the
Mayan's beginning of the Fifth Great Cycle.
It is amazing that both calendars began at about the same time over 5,000 years
ago and both calendars predict a totally new world and/or golden age after about
5,000 years into their calendars! We are definitely on to something with these
Mayan and Hindu 2012 predictions. Historically, this is an amazing fact since
these two ancient cultures did not have any contact.
Luis Miguel Goitizolo
A Message from The Author
Ever since I was
a youth I was fascinated by Oriental wisdom and particularly by the Hindu
doctrines. However, it was not until a few years ago that I undertook the task
of studying the ancient doctrine of cosmic cycles from different perspectives,
though mainly using the most relevant sacred texts from all around the world. In
time, I felt the urge to write a book about my studies in that matter in my
mother tongue, Spanish, which I titled "La rueda del tiempo" (in English, "The
Wheel of Time"). It is excerpts of that book and other original articles dealing
with similar topics which I will start publishing through this medium as of
More recently, after some years as a networker promoting a variety of programs, I
decided to translate my book into English, a task that was successfully
completed a few months ago. And over the past few weeks and months I have been
publishing excerpts of this translation, as well as other original articles in
English that also deal with similar topics, on various online media of the
United States and other countries.
Luis Miguel Goitizolo
Lima - Perú