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The 2012 Collective Shift & The Secret History Of End-Times Prophecies

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With the advent of the internet came the Information Age, where it has become possible to spread and find information about almost anything with unparalleled ease and convenience – information that, as little as a couple decades ago, would have been extremely difficult if not impossible for most people to obtain. More data than any one of us could ever assimilate is now at our fingertips, and news of most global events is available practically instantaneously. Where information is suppressed, it finds its way to the surface, sooner rather than later. We carry the internet around with us in super-powerful laptop computers and handheld devices, and culturally, in our everyday lives, we now spend more time online than not, whether for work or leisure.

Everything is plugged in! In a relatively short time-frame, our global society has become a vast network of information movers, like a giant brain network, processing and sharing data with our counterparts within this greater body of humanity. It’s no wonder our collective paradigm is shifting and it’s no wonder the deepest patterns of our subconscious/archetypal makeup – understood as ancient mystery teachings and prophecies, tales of power and spiritual allegories, epic adventure stories and legends of old – have emerged in the forefront of our consciousness, becoming compelling topics of interest.

Just do a Google search for “Dec. 21, 2012.” Never mind that it’s just another day in the calendar; with no more specific input than “Dec. 21, 2012″ in the search field, Google will return around 460 million sites about the End of the World such as Mayan prophecies, the return of Jesus, Collective Enlightenment theories, and the like. Yes, 460 million! To put that number into perspective, that’s at least a 150 million more websites on this topic than there are US Citizens! This says something about what’s on people’s minds. Even a Google search for “porn” returns only 296 million results – which is a whole hell of a lot, to be sure, but still a far cry from End-Times prophecies and Collective Awakening theories. And this is just the Dec. 21, 2012 phenomenon we’re talking about, here; have a search for the “return of Jesus” and you get a whopping 524 million results! Search for “End-Times” and nearly 2 BILLION hits are returned (yes, that’s billion with a “B”)! And “apocalypse” will get you 102 million. That’s a total of over 3 billion results just from these 4 searches (not counting the “porn” of course)! And this count isn’t including searches for “Armageddon,” “Rapture,” “Doomsday,” “Judgement Day,” “Great Deluge,” or any number of other End-Time myths and terms. Never mind considering the quality and reliability of the content of these billions of websites, my point is that many people find these topics compelling or there wouldn’t be such a high demand for their proliferation in the network. And this means: THE TOPIC MATTERS – it is concerning to a lot of people!

So why so much interest in the end of the world? Are things really so bad that people just want the world to stop? Possibly. Does researching the end of the world happen to be an exceptionally popular hobby? Probably not. Does half the planet have a death-wish? I doubt it. What is abundantly clear just from a brief review of much of this material is that there are a lot of crack pots and hype-mongers out there, and much of the content on this topic is deliberate disinformation designed as social control/groupthink propaganda, intended to keep you either distracted from what is really going on or separating you from your money – you know, “before it’s too late!!!” (that little gem never seems to lose momentum). Nevertheless, the interest is definitely there, and the most likely reason for this, in my assessment is: We are all connected, to each other and to the cosmos, and those of us still registering a pulse know something is definitely going on!

© © Sean Heavey, National Geographic
Image of a supercell storm.

It’s pretty darn obvious too when you check reliable news sources (what few of them exist) and review all the earth changes and extreme weather taking place in truly Biblical fashion, the enormous rise in violent and peculiar crimes, nonstop wars without reason, droughts and floods, inexplicable mass animal deaths all over the world, a huge influx of meteorite debris, inexplicable sinkholes, mysterious sounds issuing from the sky, unprecedented global protests and riots, exponential increases in poverty and unemployment, the overt militarization of police forces, unabashed media blackouts and propaganda, and let’s not forget a level of corruption in our pathocratic governments and financial systems so shameless and blatant they may as well get “Team Oligarchy” T-shirts printed – I’m sure it’s already stitched into their underwear.

So it’s no wonder people are thinking that the end is nigh; it seems to be an inbuilt recognition that our collective strife will lead, ultimately, to a certain outcome that is described in the scores of End-Times prophecies that have been burned into our culture and collective unconscious, apparently since the dawn of humanity. Did so many similar End-Times prophecies simply come from an inborn curiosity as to what must be an implicit eventual outcome? What has a beginning must have an end, right? It’s only natural to raise the question if one thinks a little: if we are here, that must mean we were created somehow, and if that be the case, there must be some time in the future when we will no longer exist. But while we’re at it, let’s postulate that only the bad guys get what’s coming to them and the good guys – “the elect”, “the chosen ones” – get to live on in a renewed paradise, right? Or is it something more; something deeper?

Could it be that the ubiquitous presence of End-Times motifs throughout history and their uncanny similarities is actually the product of a greater archetypical platform for human existence – a kind of Matrix, if you will? What do I mean? Allow me to rephrase: Could it be that End-Times motifs are as innate to existing at a certain level of consciousness as our inbuilt ontology and self-awareness, our deep-seated psychological associations with our mother, our hardwired preoccupation with survival, with conflict, with love, with sex? Could it be that End-Times prophecies are not a product of human thinking, but that human thinking is a product of an archetypical construct embedded in the very structure of our existence – a kind of cosmological “dilemma” seeking its own salvation and resurrection? Could it be that just like leaves fall from the tree in Autumn to become fertile soil for Spring buds, just as we live and die to change form and live again, just as each moment is the birth of the Now and the death of the past, so could it be that the larger governing systems of our Universe also enjoy cyclic renewal? And could it be that we are, collectively, aware of this?

And if this is the case, could it be that we are not the first civilization in human history to experience this awareness? And could it be that End-Times “prophecies” are actually stories left over from survivors of previous cycles, or a special type of awareness coded into our DNA as a product of an evolving consciousness – reminders of our complete impermanence and greater place in the Grand Scheme of things, so that we may be informed of how to survive and evolve with the cosmos? Could it be that the Universe is far stranger and more prolific than we like to think, and that the troubles we are now facing are simply a natural entropic movement leading up to a beautiful event of a greater evolution in consciousness – a renewal? That which has a beginning has an end; and if there’s one thing I know for sure via my own studies, that which has an end has a new beginning.

“…and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started, and know the place for the first time.”

~T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding

So where to sit with this? Most people are unable to get their head around such concepts simply because they are still too preoccupied with the mundane and/or too “satisfied” with pleasant ideas

that they are already “saved” or that “everything is perfect” so long as all is seen as only “love and light.” Well, that’s part of the whole problem, you see. We easily get trapped and limited by our anthropocentric and obsolete paradigm – that archetypal control system that seems so much like home yet keeps us dazed and confused like hamsters on a wheel. We feel comfortable with the familiar, you see, and we so don’t want to offend our friends and neighbors, much less our own well-guarded “sensibilities,” because our lives then begin to become a hell of condemnation, ridicule, and a struggle to face the hard facts and lies we’ve been telling ourselves our whole life.

We live in a day and age where most people still believe the lies we’re being told. It’s a global Stockholm Syndrome, the perfect Matrix Control System, where the prisoners build their own walls and worship their captors, becoming tools of the matrix as the sheep police each other.

~Bernhard Guenther, 2012 – Collective Awakening or End of the World?

It is perhaps reasonable that we feel this way, of course. We naturally want a happy life free from stress; the less resistance we apply to our already stressful surroundings the more pleasant life seems. Actually, however, this pleasantness we strive to maintain is a rather morbid illusion. And via this fallacious modus operandi we are only creating more problems for ourselves and for others, for we engage only shallow contrivances in the self-serving interest of the acquisition of undeserved comfort, laziness and distraction – thus feeding the entropy that we ourselves have become accustomed to like a decaying carcass. On the other hand, if and when we finally become fully present with this realization, fully aware that it is not our so-called “freedom” that is bringing us our quite precarious “happiness,” but rather that we have learned not to lean up against the thorns imprisoning us, thus feeling relief so long as we line up and play by the rules, we start to see that there is only one option for real and lasting freedom: to hack through the thorns and find a clearing where we can build a real home – with a garden that produces much fruit.

Therefore, just because the times they are a-changin’, and just because it may well be a natural movement of cosmology and consciousness, this does not at all imply that we are to just sit back, relax and enjoy the show. No, the esoteric rule is to Know Thyself and only this can prepare us for Transition, and to do that we must gain True Knowledge and Mastery of the body, mind and energy, and an objective understanding of our world and paradigm that otherwise binds us to our thorny prison. Only then will we be aware of how to manage our changing times and the ensuing strife so as to emerge in the light at the end of the tunnel – so to speak – and into a better world… truly a Shift in Consciousness in the finest sense – but one that can only be achieved by hard work.
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As it Was in the Days of Noah

By far the most repeated End-Times and/or paradigm-transition story ever told is the story of a Great Deluge, a flood sent upon the earth from God or the Cosmos to clean the immorality and corruption of humankind. Often, the flood waters are depicted as a kind of return of the primeval waters of corresponding Creation myths and a divine act of retribution to “wipe the slate clean” for a rebirth into a new Edenic-state, generally in tandem with humankind’s newfound higher relationship with God – which is not otherwise possible. And this is most-important, and correlates to another indispensable component found in the respective myths: always there is a hero who survives, most often of the Ark-constructing variety!


The Deluge tablet of the Gilgamesh epic in Akkadian

Flood myths can be found in nearly every early culture from the infancy of written history. The discovery of clay tablets in ruins of the Royal Library of Ashurbanipal in Mesopotamia in 1853, by Assyriologist Hormuzd Rassam, grabbed the attention of the world with the then unknown. The Epic of Gilgamesh dates from at least the 21st century BC, although a more recent discovery of alabaster vase fragments at Nippur supports the existence of the story as early as 2600 BC and further suggests that Gilgamesh may even have been a legitimate historical figure! {Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others, Stephanie Dalley, ed., Oxford University Press, 1989 / see also Horns of Moses, Laura Knight-Jadczyk, available soon from Red Pill Press}

It is well-known by now that the Epic of Gilgamesh contains an account that is extraordinarily similar to the Biblical flood story found in the Book of Genesis, striking in both detail and event chronology. Such parallels ought not be ignored, especially as it relates to flood/renewal stories.{The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic: Introduction, Critical Edition and Cuneiform Texts, Andrew R. George, Oxford University Press, 2003}

In a Torah commentary published in 2001 by the Conservative Movement of Judaism, a rabbinic scholar named, Robert Wexler, stated: “The most likely assumption we can make is that both Genesis and Gilgamesh drew their material from a common tradition about the flood that existed in Mesopotamia. These stories then diverged in the retelling.” {Ancient Near Eastern Mythology, Wexler,2001}


Noah’s Ark, unknown artist

I suspect it goes without saying, though perhaps worthy of mention for our purposes here, that the flood story appears as well in the Islamic tradition, again with Noah as the hero. It is, in fact, a more detailed recounting of events, particularly with respect to the righteousness of Noah. Yet in contrast to Noah’s righteousness, as in other accounts, the corruption of the People was rampant, which the Qur’an describes eloquently, and which is highly comparable to what we are seeing today, particularly with regard to the modern science of ponerology. In the Qur’an account, it was particularly the politically powerful and wealthy who refused to hear the prophet’s call, inducing others to follow their ignorant path. These power hungry “elite” were jealous and envious of anyone superior to them in any way, seeking only control. This kept the People ignorant of the modest “believers” who were intellectually, morally and spiritual superior. {Qur’an 11:25-48, see also: Lives of the Prophets, Leila Azzam, Khalid Seydo}

We need to remember that, psychopaths and other personality disordered individuals really have no choice but to be what they are. But human beings DO have a choice as to whether they will accept abuse or not. By accepting abuse, they give power to the psychopaths to abuse others… It seems that, in a world where the people cannot or will not, rise up against psychopathy in power, the Cosmos will do it for them, and take them out as well for their silence and their weakness.”

~Laura Knight-Jadczyk, Horns of Moses (available soon from Red Pill Press)


Deucalion and Pyrrha repopulating the Earth with reverent personage. Engraving by Virgil Solis

Ancient Greek flood myths, circa 900 BC, include an account of the flood of Deucalion, which shares parallels with the Jesus myth as well, connecting the flood account to the coming of a new kingdom; Deucalion was the son of the god, Prometheus, and was to rule this new world. Deucalion, having been warned by his father and instructed to build a “chest” (an “Ark”, though only for himself and his wife, Pyrrha), was to repopulate this new Edenic world as the only survivors – a post apocalyptic Adam and Eve, if you will (i.e. cyclic renewal). They did so, but interestingly, not in the usual manner but rather, oddly enough, by throwing stones over their shoulders said to be the bones of Deucalion’s mother Gaia – the mother of all living things (the source of life). God’s throwing stones – could this be a reference to cometary bombardment bringing renewal?

It should be noted as well that another, less notable 2nd century version of the story of Deucalion called De Dea Syria does indicate that Deucalion took his wife, children and animals in an Ark – though it is not clear whether the story was influenced by Judeo-Christian culture.


Matsya (Sanskrit- मत्स्य), the first Avatar of Vishnu in Hinduism

Even cultures vastly divergent from those mentioned thus far knew and passed on a flood story that is remarkably similar. The legend of Manu, India’s Noah / Deucalion / Utnapishtim, tells us that he was a man so righteous that he obtained the favor of Matsya, the first incarnation of the god Vishnu. Matsya warned Manu of the flood to come and instructed him to construct an Ark, giving Manu precise measurements and the exact day the deluge would begin (Matsya Purana, Ch.I), and instructed him to take his family, various seeds and pairs of animals to repopulate the earth (Matsya Purana, Ch.II). When the flood waters had receded, just like in Genesis, the Mesopotamian flood stories and the story of Deucalion, the Ark landed safely on a prominent mountain in the region. {A Survey of Hinduism, Klaus K. Klostermaier, 2007, SUNY Press / see also: Encyclopaedia of Hinduism: T-Z, Volume 5, Sunil Sehgal, 1999, Sarup & Sons}

Our flood motif is revealed as well in a later Irish compilation of ancient narratives called, Lebor Gabála Érenn, (translated, The Book of the Taking of Ireland, though more commonly known as The Book of Invasions). Granted, the compilation was made in the 11th century, hence apparently reinterpreting pagan myths of Celtic Ireland, both Gaelic and pre-Gaelic, to better reflect Judaeo-Christian theology and historiography. Nevertheless, although the “historicity” of events transparently draws on Biblical parallels to tell the “official” story of Ireland, it remains highly likely that the origins of the flood narrative stem from pre-Christian Celtic history. We know from the 4th century historian, Ammianus Marcellinus, that Timagenes of Alexandria, in the 1st century BC, transcribed an account of the origins of the Celtic People where he describes how the ancestors of the Gauls were driven from their native lands in eastern Europe by a succession of wars followed by a great flood, apparently derived from older sources which are now lost. {Ammianus Marcellinus, Res Gestae 15:9} That was certainly long before Eusebius, who was cited as a source for Lebor Gabála Érenn, and long before the Irish even felt a need to compose a history of their past comparable to the histories of other peoples within the Roman Empire.

A flood myth from Hawaii, of unclear origins, describes a righteous man named, Nu’u (which even sounds like Noah!) who constructed an Ark to escape a Great Flood, but misattributed his salvation and guidance to come from the moon until the creator god, Kane, appeared on a rainbow to correct Nu’u, and save the day. No animals seem to be involved, nor a wife, and the number of other possible survivors is not mentioned, though again, when the flood water receded, Nu’u found himself atop Mauna Kea, a volcano and highest peak of the Hawaii Islands. {“Nu’u” A Dictionary of World Mythology, Arthur Cotterell, Oxford University Press, 1997}

It wasn’t until the early 19th century that Christian Missionaries began to run amok on the Islands – as they do – converting the natives and battling for the salvation of their savage souls, via the “proper” denomination of course. So it seems that the Nu’u story long predates the arrival of the Church.

In our brief review of famous flood stories we must not neglect Plato’s account of the mysterious lost Atlantis. Fulcanelli writes:

Atlantis. Did this mysterious island, of which Plato left the enigmatic description, ever exist? A question difficult to solve, given the weakness of the means which science possesses to penetrate the secret of the abysses. Nevertheless, some observations seem to support the partisans of the existence of Atlantis. [...]

Faith in the truthfulness of Plato’s works results in believing the reality of the periodical upheavals of which the Mosaic Flood, we said it, remains the written symbol and the sacred prototype. To those who negate what the priests of Egypt entrusted to Solon, we would only ask to explain to us what Aristotle’s master wanted to reveal by this fiction of a sinister nature. For we indeed believe that beyond doubt, Plato became the propagator of very ancient truths, and that consequently his books contain a set, a body of hidden knowledge. His Geometric Number, and Cave have their signification; why should the myth of Atlantis not have its own?

Atlantis must have undergone the same fate as the others, and the catastrophe, which submerged it, falls obviously into the same cause as that which buried, forty-eight centuries later, under a profound sheet of water, Egypt, the Sahara, and the countries of Northern Africa. But more favored than the land of the Atlantean, Egypt gained from a raising of the bottom of the ocean and came back to the light of day, after a certain time of immersion. For Algeria and Tunisia with their dry ‘chotts’ covered with a thick layer of salt, the Sahara and Egypt with their soils constituted for a large part of sea sand show that the waters invaded and covered vast expanses of the African continent. The columns of the Pharaohs’ temples bear on them undeniable traces of immersion; in the hypostyle chambers, the slabs, still extant, which form the ceilings have been raised and moved by the oscillating motion of the waves; the disappearance of the outer coating of the pyramids and in general that of the stone joins (the Colosses of Memnon who used to sing) the evident traces of corrosion by water that can be noticed on the sphinx of Giza, as well as on many other works of Egyptian statuary have no other origin.

~Fulcanelli, The Dwellings of the Philosophers (“Les Demeures Philosophales”, Paris, 1929)

We could go on like this almost indefinitely, but I think I’ve made my point: extraordinarily similar accounts of a Great Flood (if not more than one) exist throughout history, amongst cultures and time periods so disparate that we cannot hazard any logical guess as to why beyond the notion that deluges DO occur. And the reason for their occurrence seems to be as a result of – or at least preceded by – periods of social unrest and general disharmony between humans and the natural order of things. There are HUNDREDS of flood accounts throughout written history, in fact, from virtually every area of the world! Of course, floods occur all the time, but that’s not the kind of flooding these stories are referring to; they mean BIG FLOODS, catastrophic deluges well beyond the norm – the kind that consume even mountains!

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    • Pix

      What secret history of “End-Times Prophecies”?

      What’s so secret when they’ve been spewing the same ‘end of the world is nigh’ codswallop every day for the past 1’600 years, since the totally insane despotic dictator Roman emperor Constantine invented Christinsanity, oops I mean Christianity.

    • Anonymous

      I get 1.62 billion results in Chrome and 1.79 billion in Opera :grin:

    • Observatory3

      The postulate that We, as earth-Humans , are hard-wired for End Times thinking is one of the best answers ever pondered or posted ! !

      I’ve grappled with the “issue” for years.

      Not dissimilar to the theory “Dreaming of fighting a Tiger to be ready if a Tiger should show up”-those same survival drills/dreams/thought preparation, applied at a higher level of abstraction & application, leads directly to the ultimate survival question-
      ” Dreams & visions of being ready for The End, should The End appear”.

      No doubt, The World is spiralling and The End of ” As We Know It To Have Been”
      is as close as the next bus stop,or earthquake.

      Certainly explains the historic recurrence and Humanity’s obsession with “Their Time” being the End Time, all the time.

      Well Written, and I wholeheartedly agree with the premise…
      WE ponder demise scenarios at ALL levels..we’re wired to do so…
      and the current Acceleration of Events and accompanying Alarm Bells
      on all fronts ceratinly creates an over-drive of that mental function. :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:

    • Wretched Infidel

      this also is not ever acknowledged. The lie is bigger than anyone in media (even the ‘good’ guys) lets on.

      /religion/2012/08/9-11-2012-september-11-2012-third-9-11-since-1990-separated-by-11-year-increments-bad-juju-for-you-2443418.html

    • Wretched Infidel

      Please read and learn. Fast.

      Who do you trust? Who do you pray to? How do you know? Why? Are you sure of their will? Do you know what they hate? Do you know what is pleasing to them? Who is your authority? Is it trustworthy? Has it been altered, and to what extent, and have you deleted the errors, and sought and found the correct original?

      do you trust in man, telling you what to believe and what to do? If so, I think you are going to be sorry. According tot he Bible we are warned not to do that. Do not listen to your priests. Do not trust your shepherds, if your bible is correct. Do you believe your Bible, or not? It has errors, proven errors in translations. There have been deletions and substutitions. By Church Fathers, it was called pious fraud, it was so common, and felt to be a righteous thing, even though it is a mortal sin according to the Bible itself. They will be blotted out of th book of life, for doing that (altering the bible’s original meaning).

      do you know what you believe, do you know what the mistakes have been in translations, and have the true originals been restored to your own bible? This is not easy but it is necessary.

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