In a special show on 2012 and Mayan prophecy, three separate guests shared their perspectives. First, author/editor Robert Gleason talked about his new novel, Apocalypse 2012, Mayan and Toltec cultures, and their ruler/deity, Quetzalcoatl. A combination of Alexander the Great, Pericles, and Jesus, Quetzalcoatl was a uniquely compassionate god to Mesoamerican civilizations that faced various cycles of extinction due to droughts and other factors, he detailed. The Mayans had sophisticated astronomical knowledge, and depicted the Milky Way galaxy as a spiraling disc. The date of December 21, 2012 marks the end of several Mayan long count calendars, and the completion of a cycle. Yet, Gleason noted that all civilizations have Genesis and End Times stories.
Author Daniel Pinchbeck discussed the Mayan concept that in 2012 we are aligning with the center of the galaxy, and this could be a time for evolutionary or psychic change in the world. During an ayahuasca experience in Brazil, he received a "prophetic transmission" from a voice that identified itself as Quetzalcoatl and spoke about the coming of the next "frequency of consciousness." Reality is less fixed than people have thought, and different pathways can be constructed as we shift into new types of awareness, he commented. Pinchbeck is featured in the upcoming documentary 2012 Time for Change, and active in the social network site, Evolver.
Medium Christian von Lahr rounded out the evening with his interpretation of Mayan prophecy. The Mayans were seeking divinity, and the 2012 alignment marks the halfway point on humankind's circular evolution, he said. Humanity is finishing its uphill struggle-- we'll no longer be dense, physical entities, but, rather, energetically lighter beings, he offered.
First hour guest, Richard C. Hoagland discussed space-related stories, such as a report about a Japanese probe crashing into the moon. He also shared his theory that an interplanetary war could be taking place in our solar system-- conducted, not by ETs, but between factions of a secret government.
Residents in a coastal town in Japan have reported a strange phenomenon-- tadpoles dropping out of the sky. In one downpour, more than a hundred dead tadpoles covered the windshields of cars. Further details here.
Bumper music from Wednesday June 10, 2009