DOOMSDAY NO MORE
SINCE I AM WRITING TO YOU TODAY, THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT HAS NOT ENDED YET!
Viewpoints on today’s meaning for humanity, gathered from various sources of wide-ranging interpretations of the infamous 12/12/12 mathematical sense.
The Ancient Mayan calendar speaks of 12-12-2012 (or 12-21-12 some say) as the end of times and the beginning of a new cycle of evolution for planet Earth, humanity and the cosmos. Mayan elders say that the Ancients were informing the modern world to be ready for a giant transformation for the human race.
Interestingly, traditions across the world including Buddhism, Taoism, Hopi and Vedic knowledge predict a ‘Golden Age’ or ‘Satyug’ (http://thesatyug.blogspot.com/) in their calendars around the same period. December 2012 is being looked upon as a significant spiritual event and a momentous shift in the collective consciousness of the planet, yes dear.
In Christian teachings, what occurs on the 12-12-12 is the Ascension, and what takes place on December 21, 2012 is the Initial Birthing Solstice of the New Earth.
Now, brace yourselves for more esoteric points of view. Here we go.
What happens on December 12, 2012 finalizes the activations and network-connections of all the Master Crystals, Crystalline Fields, Grid Points, Power Nodes, and Vortexial-Portal Sites to the Crysto-Sun Disc and 144 Grid. Don’t ask.
On the 12-12-12, for the first time, all of these crucial aspects combine, network and tie into the completed 144 Crystalline Grid. At precisely 12:12 pm from the Crystal Vortex, will the ascending energy merge and be tangibly felt. All will tie initially into the Crysto Sun Disc of Pinnacle Mountain located in the largest strata of Crystal on our planet, and then connect to the grid.
This version of the Ascension or New Earth is the expansion of the planet’s resonance into 12 dimensional fields. It is purposed to expand the Earth and Humanity beyond the 3rd dimension, and burgeon into 12 dimensions. …the 5th thru the 12th of which are in non-polarity, zero point Crystalline Energy and integral oneness. And that is the crystalline frequency. So instead of a banal lunch today, you'll have serenity instead.
Many spiritualists, astrologers, and other people involved in New Age religions or other approaches to spirituality think December 21, 2012 (or December 12, 2012) is going to be a big day. They say that the ancient Mayan calendar's cycle will stop and then restart then, and that something significant will take place. Their predictions range from cataclysmic events to the world being "reborn" Dec. 21, 2012 (or Dec. 12, 2012).
History is full of failed predictions.
It's understandable that many people would get caught up with this idea about 12/12/12. Throughout history people have been fascinated (or scared) by predictions about coming cataclysmic events or the end of the World. There have been countless failed predictions, but people either re-interpret what was said ... or they simply forget and look for the next big thing, keeps you going, a little like soap operas.
Spiritualists and astrologers are not the only ones to get caught up with false predictions about big days. Many Christians thought the first millennium would see the return of Jesus Christ, and again many expected earth-shaking events a few years ago at the second millennium.
Do you remember the Y2K fears? Let’s predict that Dec. 12, 2012 and Dec. 21, 2012 will be no more significant than the millennium day.
Let’s get serious. People the world over have circled the date on their calendars, to walk down the aisle, buy a new car, start a diet program, or go to the Paul McCartney-Bruce Springsteen-Bon Jovi-Rolling Stones-Alicia Keys-Eric Clapton-Billy Joel…and more, a benefit concert tonight for super storm Sandy’s victims in New York’s Madison Square Garden, or meditate with the masses for world peace in Auckland, New Zealand (http://www.121212concert.org/.)
For thousands wanting to tie the knot, it's just the beginning. Ever forget your wedding anniversary, just the single most important day of your life? No more if you hitch today.
For today’s weddings, dozens (pun intended) of scenarios are unfolding across the USA to help people get to the courthouse on time: In Los Angeles, the county clerk's office is expanding hours; in Seattle, many same-sex couples seized the day 12-9-12, the first chance they were legally allowed to get hitched, but others opted to say "I do" on 12-12-12 instead; in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., the really hardcore can get married at 12:12 on 12-12-12, in what the American Academy of Wedding Planners is calling the "wedding event of the century." For $500, you get a marriage license, an individualized wedding ceremony and entrance to a day of festivities.
Iconic dates have become a wedding trend reaching new heights when over 65,000 couples tied the knot on 07-7-2007. But let's not digress.
But if you've got cold feet, you can always wait for the next easy-to-remember anniversary, 11-12-13. That date already is being chosen for by many brides-to-be.
The number 12-12 is one of the combinations that can bring good luck and fortune in China. According to the South China Morning Post, many private doctors were booked today for Cesarean births. The reason is December 12 stands for LOVE, but a greater urgency to have children was felt on 11-11-11 (eternal love) and 10-10-10 (perfection).
Die-hard fans of the number 12 -- dubbed "dozenalists" (seriously?), say the real time to celebrate is 2016 because they are counting in base 12. The rest of us learn to count in base 10.
Here is a bit of explanation, although, if bored, you can skip to the last paragraph of this very long story with no harm done.
"Decimal year 2016 will be dozenal year 1200, which we're all really looking forward to," says Donald Goodman, president of The Dozenal Society of America.
Most people in the world count up to 10 like this: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Right?
Goodman, however, counts like this:
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, X, E, 10, where X and E are single digits, and 10 is the number the rest of us know as twelve.
You might think that the introduction of two new digits is an unnecessary complication to a system that works perfectly well, but Goodman argues that they make counting and calculating easier.
As president of the Dozenal Society of America (http://www.dozenal.org/), he believes that humanity would be better served if it switched from a base ten, or decimal, system to a base twelve, or dozenal one.
And today is a good opportunity to get the message out.
“Dozenals make the beauty of mathematics easier to see and easier to understand, which makes it more likely that people, especially students, will give it the attention it deserves,” he says.
And he is not alone. For the last four centuries, many eminent mathematicians, philosophers and social reformers have argued exactly the same: counting in twelves makes more sense than counting in tens. Dozenal arithmetic is cleaner and simpler than decimal arithmetic. It all comes down to the fact that twelve can be divided into 2,3,4 and 6, whereas ten can only be divided into 2 and 5.
Face off: Telling the time using a dozenal clock is simpler, once you get used to the two new digits. This reads "elv dit three", and "onequa elv dit three".
Telling the time is also more intuitive (is it?) using dozenals.
Since five minutes is a twelfth of an hour, instead of saying five past one, we can say "one and a twelfth" hours, or 1;1, where ";" is the dozenal point.
Ten past one is 1;2, a quarter past one is 1;3, twenty past one is 1;4, and so on.
This means that on a dozenal clock face, as illustrated above, both the hour hand and the minute hand point to the precise time. In a decimal clock face, the minute hand inelegantly points to a number that has to be multiplied by five.
[In order to tell the time in smaller intervals than twelfths of an hour, the dozenal system requires a further division into 12. The dozenal minute is 25 seconds, and there are 144 of them in the hour.] Take note.
Still reading? There’s more!
The disaster flick “2012” helped spark doomsday rumors, with its visions of Los Angeles crashing into the sea and mammoth tsunami waves swallowing the entire Himalayas. Some believe a rogue planet called Nibiru will emerge from its hiding place behind the sun and smash into the Earth. Others say a super black hole at the center of the universe will suck in our planet and smash it to pieces. At least two men in China are predicting a world-ending flood. They've both built arks.
NOTABLE TWELVES: 12 months in a year; 12 hours on a clock face; 12 inches in a foot; 12 oysters in an order; 12 strikes to bowl a perfect game; 12 people have walked on the moon; 12 face cards in a deck; 12 days of Christmas; 12 eggs in a dozen; 12 apostles of Jesus; 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous; 12 jurors in felony trials; 12 signs of the Zodiac; 12 donuts in a box; 12 pairs of ribs in (most) humans.
Let's not forget the baker’s dozen, where your friendly bread and rolls provider turns 12 into 13.
Baker's dozen means 13, instead of 12. The tale behind its origin as a medieval law which specified the weight of bread loaves, and any baker who supplied less to a customer was in for dire punishment. So bakers would include a thirteenth loaf with each dozen just to be safe. It is said that during good harvests, bakers sold one excess loaf to middlemen. A baker's dozen takes on importance in large families, where that little extra goes a long way.
And finally, Kiam Moriva of Birmingham, Alabama, turns 12 on 12/12/12 at 12: 12 p.m. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIAM!