There is an incredible amount of attention being devoted to the impending doom of 2012. The details of what, how and why could not be more varied. But one thing is for sure. Whatever is going to happen is going to happen next year. If you’re interested in the exact number of seconds until the end of the word, there’s an unbelievable amount of countdown clocksonline. The end is coming! And soon. In my research of 2012 I came across three individuals in particular who drew my attention: a professional baseball player, a shaman, and the next Indiana Jones. Sorry, no bartender in this one, folks.
Darren Daulton, an-ex major league catcher, who won a World Series and married a Playboy Playmate of the Year seems like he should be among the least eager for this life to end.
This, however, is not exactly the case. Daulton is convinced that a select group of “enlightened” individuals will ascend at the conclusion of the Mayan calendar, which we all know is 11:11am on December 21, 2012. This will occur because the Egyptian pyramids and Mayan temples were created by a lost civilization, and when time runs out, people with the enlightened knowledge of this civilization will be pulled from this world. Daulton led the Phillies to the World Series in 1993 and won it in 1997 with the Marlins before actively becoming active in getting the word about 2012 out to people. More than anything, he wants everyone to be prepared for the passing to the next dimension. In a television interview with Real Sports: Sports Illustrated, he asserts that we should not be afraid but simply love one another unconditionally because that is the only way we will ascend to the next dimension. He even wrote a book publishing these beliefs hoping to “open your mind to new ideas and know that there is more to our life than only what we can see, feel and touch.” He is very calm and seems to be spreading his message out of true concern for the human race. Unfortunately, his previous claim to fame being the diamond somewhat undermines his authority as an end of civilization expert. He is well aware that the majority of the population think he has simply taken one too many baseballs to the noggin but he remains steadfast in his mission.
Michele “Ama Wehali” Rozbitsky is a shamanic practitioner, psychotherapist, teacher, author and ceremonialist who has been practicing alternative methods of support and healing for twenty years. Of all the sources I could find, she has the most merit as an intellectual. She has a master’s degree and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. (Just as an aside, someone who is thoroughly convinced the world is ending is professionally giving people counseling? Really? I mean nothing against her but if it were me I don’t think I would really want the lady sitting across from me’s key insight to be ‘Eh, screw it, we’re all going to ascend into the sky in a year anyways. You’ll be ok until then right?’ Maybe that’s just a personal preference.) Of all the “sources” I looked into however, she is the only one with any kind of higher level education attached to her name, so at least we know she isn’t writing to us from the fort she built from Star Trek sheets in someone’s basement. All joking aside, she seems to be a credible source, well-versed in the beliefs of many native groups, and her main focus is the Fifth World. According to many Native American groups (including the Mayans) we are currently in the Fourth World. The Fifth is said to arrive following a cycle in nature affecting our entire Solar System, where our Earth births an egg and then moves up to its “crowning place.” All of the Earth’s life will then be raised to its perfected-eternal form. Rozbitsky is spreading the word that this will take place when the Mayan calendar comes to a close next year. Her goal is to help as many people as possible through a journey of “initiation and healing, through the sacred doorways that will lead you through a profound rite of passage into the Fifth World being birthed in 2012.” Her call is simply that we must begin this long spiritual journey now if we are going to be prepared for the Fifth World next year. It is not panicked or hysterical, as many apocalyptical messages are, and this greatly enhances the likelihood of her being heard.
Patricia Cori is essentially Indiana Jones round two. She climbs into hidden tombs and fearlessly ventures through jungles, mountains and deserts, learning as much as she can about the secrets of the ancients. Subtract the PhD and Harrison Ford’s rugged, cinematic charm and you’ve got Cori. She wrote a book about her findings, entitled The Starseed Dialogues: Soul Searching the Universe. She discusses the Fifth World as well, only from less of a spiritual standpoint, but a biological view, delving into questions regarding the direct link between our evolving DNA, the inner world of Agharta, the current earth changes and our shift in consciousness, and the significance of visiting sacred sites such as Stonehenge to receive celestial messages. Just like Rozbitsky and Daulton, she is very calm in her message. She does not want people to not fear what lies ahead because we are on the brink of “a glorious transformation of consciousness—and although the prophets speak of doom and destruction, the darkest hours are already upon us.” She says that we are looking forward to a “brilliant new age of truth, light, and beauty.” Honestly Rozbitsky, Cori and Daulton all seem like individuals articulating their beliefs like a missionary of another faith would do. And while not everyone will agree with them, I really do not believe that spreading their messages of passing from this life to the next in 2012 is really doing that much harm.
At first, when I was reading all the different ways the world would end and all the theories I became slightly alarmed. Previously, I had dismissed much of the 2012 hype as a bunch of crazies looking for something to get excited about. After all, how many times have we heard that the world is going to end on this particular day, only to have all the billboards taken down the next morning? But a lot of the articles and websites I found sounded very credible and their scientific evidence sounded valid. As I was looking, I noticed that every claim had an “experts say that ____ will happen” or an “according to experts” sentence. Unfortunately, none of these “experts” were anywhere to be found. So when I started sifting through the not particularly credible sources, the panic quickly receded. I came across a few from trusted intellectuals, like NASA. I’m fairly confident that they’re smart guys working over there and in an interview posted on their website, the representative tore many of the theories apart and reminded me how silly the hysteria truly is. I felt completely reassured and a little ridiculous for letting the hype get the best of me for fifteen minutes. Thank ya kindly, Houston.
It’s hard to say what I would do differently if the world were surely about to end. I would obviously want to spend as much time as possible with the people I love. I would want to travel the world (at least see everything that is about to be destroyed) and have the time of my short life. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people here in Texas that I’ve become rather fond of since moving to Trinity so that might be a little hard to work out. Hopefully all the important ones would come hang out with me and my family on our epic adventures to see the all the cool things in the world. I would also eat a lot. Don’t have to worry about the whole diabetes or heart attack thing down the road so it’d be nothing but chocolate covered, deep fried and sugar coated for the next year. I suppose I could dig an underground tunnel and stock up on canned food too, that seems like a good idea too.