Over the last 7 days, I have been glued to the History Channel every night at 10PM which featured a week-long documentary about Nostradamus’ Lost Book and his predictions for year 2012.
I know the topic of Nostradamus and his predictions will stem arguments and debates, and I am not going to start one here. What made this interesting and worthy of “blogging” is the fact that his “supposed” Lost Book contains symbols and messages warning the possible cataclysmic event happening when the “sun rises exactly at the center of the universe” – in that “dark rift” of the Milky Way galaxy, between the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpio.
This dark rift, better known in astronomy as the Great Rift is thought to be a very dense cloud of space dust blocking all lights from the stars behind it. This is probably the reason why others believe it is a actually a blackhole, where all stars and planets are revolving around it.
“Doomsayers” believe that this galactic event will trigger unprecedented cataclysmic impact on the solar system, including earth. As with the predictions of Nostradamus, a series of turbulence and disasters brought about by more powerful typhoons, floodings, earthquakes even wars signify the era at which the earth is approaching towards the “great alignment.”
This is what Nostradamus described as the period where the “third Anti-Christ” will emerge, sowing chaos and suffering on earth. Perhaps influenced by the Mayans and Egyptians, his drawings showed some signs telling the exact date of the time when “all these terrible” things happen.
One of his drawings shows the wheel of time aligned with the sun and the earth between a horn (Sagittarius) and a scorpion (Scorpio). There is also a swirling object between these two which probably symbolizes the great rift – which is at the center of the Milky Way.
There are also three crescents shown which others believe are 3 eclipses that will happen on the year the galactic alignment. All these point to 2012, particularly, December 21, 2012, when the sun rises exactly at the center of the universe when viewed from Earth (earth perspective).
For the Mayans, their calendar ends on December 21, 2012, as they have a long cycle based on the alignment of the sun with the center of the universe, which occurs once every 26,000 years. Doomsday people are quick to associate this with the end of the world – however this is not something what the Mayans believe.
The so called Galactic Alignment have already happened in 1998 – and skeptics are saying there is nothing special with the one on December 21, 2012. But doomsday “believers” are saying that the one in 1998 was actually the start of the 13 year cycle, which will culminate in year 2012.
They are saying that since then, the Earth have experienced abrupt changes to climate, financial stability and peace. Cyclones and typhoons will be getting more fierce and will come more frequent. Earthquakes, floodings and disasters will claim hundreds of thousands of lives.
The Lost Book even contains a burning tower which others associate with the Twin Towers bombing – a sign that the predictions are now unfolding.
Even some religious groups have associated this with the Apocalypse, and that the tribulations described in the Book of Revelations of the Christian Bible are already happening.
Some researchers also theorized that the passing of the heavenly bodies near the center of the Great Rift cause disruptions in magnetic fields. This has caused the release of 3 trillion kilotons of gamma rays hurling across space that cannot be seen but are only manifested when these hit an object.
Some are saying that December 21, 2012 will be a day of destruction – due to the disturbance and instability of the magnetic field that affects Earth’s rotation (uhmmm, the dark rift is several trillions of light years away). Even “scarier” is that there will be a possibility of a “polar shift” – meaning the North pole will become the South pole and vice versa – whew!
And another one, a planet called Nibiru all of a sudden will emerge and will either hit or closely pass by Earth – causing massive destructions.
But according to some (notice my use of the word “some” so many times – I don’t want to pinpoint these people), there so many flaws with regards to how History Channel, the doomsayers and doomsday scenario researchers presented the facts in its documentary series and beliefs.
There is actually no “galactic alignment” happening on December 21, 2012, but rather, the Sun will just simply pass near the “galactic equatorial” center which will be seen as rising at the center of the universe when viewed from Earth.
There will be no 3 eclipses in year 2012. Yes there will be solar eclipse in November 2012, and Venus will transit on the sun in July 2012 which will only create a tiny dark speck on our view of the Sun, and that the galactic alignment will not create an eclipse at all.
There are so much information regarding these 2012 doomsday scenarios and predictions – something you can just google and read these materials by yourself.
Whether these things are happening or will happen, or are simply a product of man’s flair and fancy of predicting the future are not important. What’s important is how we live our lives, respecting nature and other people’s rights and well-being. What’s important is that, as one, mankind will learn the mistakes of the past, and will finally start doing what is right and just for everyone.
A dream that perhaps, will happen the day after December 21, 2012 – when mankind transition to a new era of hope, unity, peace and understanding.
A dream that will probably exist only in our wishes – something that’s almost impossible to achieve. But at the rate things are happening in our generation, there is no iota of doubt, that unless we heed to these “warnings” and “prophesies” of doom, we are sure to destroy ourselves in the near future.
So if you ask me if I believe these things? Well, see you and let’s talk on December 22, 2012. What about you? What are your thoughts? Feel free to leave your comments.