Dear reader, my name is Luis Miguel Goitizolo. In this page I present an article inspired in my book The Wheel of Time - A Study in the Doctrine
of Cosmic Cycles
and in other, similar interests.

2012: The Coming Age Shift?

As I 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.


Anyway, 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


In 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 Sirius.


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” here).


Anyway, in 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 2012? 

Well, the 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 AD, the year that literally got a new era started with the discovery of America by Columbus.


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 ( 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.


Thank you,


Luis Miguel Goitizolo




The Maya Calendar






A Message from The Author



Dear Friend,

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 today.

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.


Thank You,


Luis Miguel Goitizolo
Lima - Perú






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