International teacher Barbara Hand Clow discussed her new book on the Mayan Calendar which incorporates scientist Carl Johan Calleman's concepts on time acceleration. According to Calleman, the calendar tracks 16.4 billion years of evolution via "nine underworlds" or time periods, that are each 20 times less than the previous phase. We entered the ninth period in 1999, and are in a stage of radical acceleration as we move towards the end of the cycle in 2012, she said.
While we're headed for an evolutionary leap, 2008 will be a particularly trying year with stress, economic hardships and crime coming to the forefront, Clow reported. She talked about a global cataclysm around 11,500 years ago that caused humanity to become a "multi-traumatized species." We haven't processed this trauma and that's why humankind is so violent, she suggested.
Yet, by 2013, humans are going to start flowing with the frequency of nature, and peace will finally have come to our planet, allowing the "quarantine" to be lifted, so that we'll be interacting with the universe at large, she detailed. Clow also spoke about her Pleiadian channeling experiences and noted that many indigenous peoples believe they originated from the Pleiades.
First hour guest, author & researcher Nick Redfern commented on Japan's recent statement about UFOs, and also spoke about governments' efforts to spy on people in the UFO community.
As part of her presentation, Barbara Hand Clow has provided us with the Calleman Matrix, a chart that illustrates various periods in the Mayan Calendar. Click on the image for a larger view.