2012 - the end of time as we know it?

There is increasing talk of what will happen in 2012 and prophecies from most wise cultures tend to have similar insights to share.

 

Hopi Prophecy - Predict a 25yr period of purification followed by the End of Fourth World & beginning of the Fifth.

Mayan Prophecy - Call it the 'end days' or the end of time as we know it.

Maori Prophecy - Say that as the veils dissolve there will be a merging of the physical & spiritual worlds.

Zulu Prophecy - Believe that the whole world will be turned upside down.

Hindu Prophecy - Kali Yuga (end time of man) The Coming of Kalki & critical mass of Enlightened Ones.

Inca Prophecy - Call it the 'Age of Meeting Ourselves Again'.

Aztec Prophecy - Call this the Time of the Sixth Sun. A time of transformation. Creation of new race.

Dogon Prophecy - Say that the spaceship of the visitors, the Nommo, will return in the form of a blue star.

Pueblo Prophecy - Acknowledge it'll be the emergence into the Fifth World.

Cherokee Prophecy - Their ancient calendar ends exactly at 2012 as does the Mayan calendar.

Tibetan Prophecy - Kalachakra teachings are prophesies left by Buddha predicting Coming of the Golden Age.

Egypt Prophecy - According to the Great Pyramid (stone calendar) present time cycle ends in year 2012 A.D.

 
Others include


Seneca Indians (Seneca Prophecy)

Essene (Essene View)

Izapa (Izapa Prophecy)

Hindus (Hindu Prophecy)

Tibetean (Tibetean View)

Chinese (I Ching 2012)

Kabbalah (Kaballah Prophecy)

Quero (Quero Elders Prophecy)

Sumerian (Sumerian Texts)

 
They all are sending out very similar messages so they cannot all be wrong in my view. But it is refershing to read those who can write and bring this together.
 
Andrew Harvey is a renowned and distinguished mystical scholar, Rumi translator and explicator, poet, novelist, spiritual teacher and writer, and architect of Sacred Activism www.andrewharvey.net
He writes:-
"There are two major ways of looking at 2012. The first is that it marks the apocalyptic end of the human species, the second that it signals a miraculous new beginning and an influx of divine grace that will elevate all of us to another evolutionary level.

My understanding of prophecy is that it is not authoritarian or fatalistic but makes clear the possibilities inherent in the ways in which we are acting. So to me, neither the death or the birth are inevitable, both are possible and both depend on how we react and act now. If we continue on our current suicidal course, there is a definite possibility the world can end in a blaze of environmental disaster, fascist madness and nuclear war. If we are brave enough to face our psychosis and plunge into the massive ordeal of an authentic mystical transformation and put its wisdom and compassion into radical action there is also distinct possibility for an evolutionary leap in the species.

All we can say at this moment is that none of us know what the human race is going to choose. The situation is extremely volatile and unpredictable; the forces ranged against the birth are enormous in their power; at present neither the governments or a ruined capitalism can be trusted.

While I cannot know what the human race will choose in our situation, I know what I have chosen. I choose to devote myself to being a midwife of the potential birth by trying to embody, evolve and share a vision and practice of Sacred Activism. I know there is only one way out of our horror – that of a global revolution in consciousness that expresses itself urgently in radical wise action. And I know too, that if enough human beings became revolutionaries of sacred love the species could be transformed and co create with the divine a new way of being and doing everything. I know also that my responsibility in knowing these truths is to embody them as completely and humbly as I can and continue to do so through disaster, despair, defeat and paralysis.

So the choice of whether 2012 will be a death or a birth is yours and mine. Day by day, breath by breath. There is no time left to waste in either the dark luxury of despair or the delusion of a passivity that believes that miracles we haven’t sweated for will be just done for us by divine love. In other words, we are all being challenged by 2012 to gamble our lives away for divine truth and to risk everything to put it into loving, radical action without any guarantees of success, and so finally become mature, brave, and humble divine human beings, what ever happens."

ANDREW HARVEY has written a best-selling book The Hope: a Guide to Sacred Activism in which he presents the 7 mystical laws that govern the effectiveness of sacred action. He mentions with a vision of how a global grassroots revolution of love in action can be organised now.

But the key message in any of these prophecies is that they are not carved in stone and it is up to us to decide which road we shall take, in short, the one of our current lower consciousness, or one of a higher level of consciousness.