by B. Thiel, Ph.D.

Spanish version

from CogWriter Website


With 2012 fast approaching, there has been seemingly increased interest in certain ancient Mayan writings and calendar predictions.

Specifically, December 21, 2012 is when the Maya’s “Long Count” calendar marks the end of a 5,126-year era.

Here is some information about it:

The date December 21st, 2012 A.D. ( in the Long Count), represents an extremely close conjunction of the Winter Solstice Sun with the crossing point of the Galactic Equator (Equator of the Milky Way) and the Ecliptic (path of the Sun), what that ancient Maya recognized as the Sacred Tree. This is an event that has been coming to resonance very slowly over thousands and thousands of years. It will come to resolution at exactly 11:11 am GMT.


While most people believe nothing other than some astronomical occurrences will happen then (and the Mayans were apparently correct about that according to astronomers), some believe that the Mayan date may mark the end of civilization or perhaps the beginning of a time of great tribulation.


It is also getting increasingly popular to refer to the astronomical event as the "galactic alignment" (Nostradamus and 2012 - History Channel, original air date 01/04/2009) - though most astronomers have difficultly identifying the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

USA Today reported the following in an article titled Does Maya calendar predict 2012 apocalypse?:

Journalist Lawrence Joseph forecasts widespread catastrophe in Apocalypse 2012: A Scientific Investigation Into Civilization's End. Spiritual healer Andrew Smith predicts a restoration of a "true balance between Divine Feminine and Masculine" in The Revolution of 2012: Vol. 1, The Preparation. In 2012, Daniel Pinchbeck anticipates a "change in the nature of consciousness," assisted by indigenous insights and psychedelic drug use...

Part of the 2012 mystique stems from the stars. On the winter solstice in 2012, the sun will be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in about 26,000 years. This means that "whatever energy typically streams to Earth from the center of the Milky Way will indeed be disrupted on 12/21/12 at 11:11 p.m. Universal Time," Joseph writes.

(G. Jeffrey MacDonald. Does Maya calendar predict 2012 apocalypse? USA Today.

What the records actually were intended to mean by the ancient Mayans is unknown and has been subject to a lot of debate. But literally, the destruction of the planet seems to be shown.

When the Spaniards came across the Mayans, they considered them to have pagan practices associated with the devil. Because of that, once they conquered them, they began to burn and otherwise destroy most of the writings of their civilization (known as codices), most notably under the direction of Bishop Diego de Landa


These Mayan codices are now known as the Madrid, Dresden, and Paris codices. There also is a fourth, the Grolier codex, whose authenticity is sometimes disputed, but may be genuine--only a few pages from it survive. From time to time, other fragments of Mayan writings of this period have also been found. The Dresden Codex contains the highest amount of astronomical observations and calculations of any of the surviving texts.

One writer (probably Robert Bast who has his own "wiki") has stated this about the Mayans and the calendar:

Like the Aztec and Inca who came to power later, the Maya believed in a cyclical nature of time. The rituals and ceremonies were very closely associated with celestial/terrestrial cycles which they observed and inscribed as separate calendars.


The Maya priest had the job of interpreting these cycles and giving a prophetic outlook on the future or past based on the number relations of all their calendars. They also had to determine if the "heavens" or celestial matters were appropriate for performing certain religious ceremonies

(Mayan Civilization.

The actual Wikipedia states:

The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar forms the basis for a New Age belief, first forecast by José Argüelles, that a cataclysm will take place on or about 21 December 2012.

(Maya Calendar. Wikipedia.

On two different programs, The History Channel claimed:

  • The Mayan calendar seems to say that the world will end in 2012 (Crowley, Phil. 2012, Decoding the Past. Original air date 03/01/07).

  • The ancient Maya have prophesied that the world will come to the end on 13 Baktun on their current calendar. This date translates to December 21st, 2012... A new age may occur...

  • Others... see destruction...

  • The last page of the Dresden codex actually shows the destruction of the world via water...

  • This graphic illustration depicts the destruction of the earth by flood...

  • Others see it as a day of rebirth...

  • Others see it literally, with very severe consequences (Mayan Doomsday Prophecy, Decoding the Past. Original air date 08/03/06).

So we see two interpretations from different sources that indicate that either something terrible or something very good will happen in or near the end of 2012.



Other Comments on 2012

On The History Channel, Steve Alten, author of Domain, stated:

The four prior cycles all ended in destruction. So when we talk about the Mayan doomsday prophecy, we're talking about the end of the fifth cycle, the very last day, which equates to December 21, 2012

(Mayan Doomsday Prophecy, Decoding the Past. Original air date 08/03/06).

The History Channel narration after the preceding comment immediately was:

This means the fifth and current cycles, like its predecessors, will also end in destruction

(Mayan Doomsday Prophecy, Decoding the Past. Original air date 08/03/06).

While I do not believe that the end will come then, I do believe that we are getting close to the time of the destruction of civilization as we know it.



Regarding the Book titled The Mayan Prophecies

Some who read the Mayan works also compared those writings to the modern science of astronomy. Many were intrigued by the fact that a major astronomical alignment was to occur about the same time as the Mayan calendar indicated that something major was to occur.

Here is some additional information from the website of Adrian Gilbert, co-author of the book The Mayan Prophecies (the other co-author is Maurice Cottrell):


The Mayans had rather similar beliefs to the Aztecs though with some major differences of emphasis. Several of their bark-books have been preserved showing their amazing knowledge and fascination with astronomy. The most important of these was what is now called the "Dresden Codex", named after the town in whose library it was lodged.


This strange book, inscribed with unknown hieroglyphs, was written by Maya Indians who once ruled over much of Central America, the ruins of their once grand civilization littering the jungle. In 1880 a brilliant, German scholar, who was working as a librarian in Dresden at the time, turned his attention to this codex.


By a process of extraordinary detective work he cracked the code of the Mayan calendar making it possible for other scholars and explorers to translate the many dated inscriptions to be found on buildings, stelae and other ancient Mayan artifacts.


He discovered that the Dresden Codex itself was concerned with astronomy providing detailed tables of lunar eclipses and other phenomenon. These were so accurate that they put our own calendar to shame. He also found evidence for a curious "magic number"- 1,366,560 days, which could be factorized in a number of ways and which harmonized the cycles of Venus and Mars with two "yearly" cycles also used by the Maya: the sacred tzolkin of 260 days and the Haab of 365 days.


However, he also found that they had another system of counting the days relative to a starting date, called the Birth of Venus and now known to be 13 August 3114 BC. This calendar was divided into "months" or uinals of twenty days, "years" or tuns of 360 days and longer periods of 7200 days, (the katun) and 144,000 days, (the baktun).


The number 13 was magically important to the Mayans and they believed that, starting from the Birth of Venus, after 13 of these longest periods, or baktuns, the world would come to an end. This means that working from their start date for the present age of 13 August 3114 BC, this Mayan Prophecy points to a date for the end of the age which is in our own time: 22 December 2012...

In 1986 Maurice Cotterell put forward a revolutionary theory concerning astrology and sun cycles. He had for some years suspected that the sun's variable magnetic field had consequences for life on earth. The sun has a complex field which loops and twists itself into knots. It has long been suspected that these loops give rise to sunspots, which are dark blemishes on the sun's skin.


The number, size and location of sunspots are constantly changing and as a former Radio Officer, Cotterell was well aware that they have profound effects upon the earth's magnetic envelope, the magnetosphere. Whilst working as Head of Electrical and Communications Engineering (Estates) at Cranfield Institute of Technology, he devised a program that would compute the relationship between the sun's magnetic field and the Earth.


As expected his model predicted that there should be a sunspot cycle of roughly eleven and a half years, closely corresponding to what has been observed over several centuries. However, he also found graphic evidence for longer cycles including a period of 1,366,040 days.


His work took a new turn when he read about the Mayan super number from the Dresden Codex: 1,366,560 days.


This was exactly two 260 day cycles larger than his theoretical sunspot period.


He therefore proposed that the two were related. As his earlier work on what he called Astrogenetics indicated that human fertility was dependent on the presence of sunspots, he now had evidence that the Mayan calendar was not arbitrary but was based on a knowledge of the effects of sunspots.


A critical review of the The Mayan Prophecies book reported the following:

Gilbert appears to have written the 212 pages of main text, even summarizing Cotterell's work in his own voice, while Cotterell provides 100 pages of mathematically complex appendices which the casual reader will find impenetrable. These are supposed to provide the rigorous scientific evidence for Cotterell's end-date cataclysm theory, which is as follows.


Sunspot cycles give rise to larger solar aberrations in which the sun's magnetic field periodically reverses, causing the earth's pole to shift and thus resulting in cataclysm. According to Cotterell, the solar reversals come in groups of five, which together make a grand cycle of 18,139 years. The five "ages" are not all of the same length, due to complex solar rhythms which Cotterell modeled on a computer using only three variables.


Three of the ages last 3553 years each while two last 3740 years each.


These are supposed to correspond to the Mayan or Aztec myth of five (or four) ages. A key number here is the number of days in 3740 years (using 365.25 days per year): 1366035. This number is "close" to a number in the Dresden Codex, written in Long Count notation as This corresponds to a date in 627 A.D., which is 1366560 days after the so-called Long Count "zero date" back in 3114 B.C.


The closeness of these numbers is supposed to demonstrate that the Maya were aware of sunspot cycles, solar magnetic field reversals, and that is why the Long Count pinpoints 2012 A.D. as a cataclysmic World Age destruction.

"From his studies... Cotterell has concluded that the Maya prophecy for the end of the fifth age concerns a reversal of the earth's magnetic field - around 2012 A.D."

...The inner jacket cover reads:

"The present world will end on December 22nd, 2012... So prophesied the Maya 5,000 years ago..."

(Review-Essay of Mayan Prophecies by Gilbert and Cotterell, Element Books 1995. Book Review. October 18th, 1995. by John Major Jenkins c. Four Ahau Press,

The History Channel and other television sources have picked up on us, and now many people are concerned that December 21, 2012/December 22, 2012 will mark a time of destruction and the end of civilization.


Several have looked into certain of the books premises and alleged facts and have disagreed with them. However, it is generally agreed that some type of astronomical alignment will occur around December 21, 2012.

A few people seem to believe that on the next day or so (December 22, 2012 or December 23, 2012) that this may mark the beginning of a new and better era for humanity. Personally, I suspect that the European King of the North may become more obvious around that time and may claim (even possibly retrospectively) that he is bringing in the positive era that the Mayan calendar may indicate (the Bible indicates that a European Beast power will be aligned with a future version of the Roman Catholic Church).

However, the Bible shows that although people in many places will at first prosper because of this King of the North (Daniel 11:39; Revelation 18:3), that God will punish those who follow him or have his mark (666).


Thus this is not going to be a biblically acceptable "age of peace".



Netherland's Worries About 2012

The people of the Netherlands have long been concerned about the possibility of a destructive flood killing many. And partially because of the Mayan prophecies, some in the Netherlands are concerned that they may be predicting the destruction of their nation.

Notice the following news item:


Many Dutch prepare for 2012 apocalypse
June 23, 2008

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (UPI)

Thousands of people in the Netherlands say they expect the world to end in 2012, and many say they are taking precautions to prepare for the apocalypse. The Dutch-language de Volkskrant newspaper said it spoke to thousands of believers in the impending end of civilization, and while theories on the supposed catastrophe varied, most tied the 2012 date to the end of the Mayan calendar, Radio Netherlands reported Monday.

De Volkskrant said many of those interviewed are stocking up on emergency supplies, including life rafts and other equipment. Some who spoke to the newspaper were optimistic about the end of civilization.

“You know, maybe it’s really not that bad that the Netherlands will be destroyed,” Petra Faile said. “I don’t like it here anymore. Take immigration, for example. They keep letting people in. And then we have to build more houses, which makes the Netherlands even heavier. The country will sink even lower, which will make the flooding worse.”

The fact is that although Mayan prophecies do mention flooding, the Netherlands will not be destroyed by a flood in 2012.

However, it is possible that a few years from then that it could have major flooding problems. Unlike most countries, the much of the Netherlands is below sea level and flooding is truly a national concern. But because I do not believe that massive flooding on that type of scale will likely occur until sometime after “the Day of the Lord” begins (which is 2 1/2 years after the Great Tribulation begins), I believe that the most destructive flooding cannot occur before 2014, and most likely will not be for one or more years after that.

And yes, I know that there is flooding in the USA. But the type of deadly destruction that the 2012 prophecies appear to be referring to is not likely to happen until a few years AFTER 2012.

ABC News reported that it is not just the Dutch:


Thousands Worldwide Prepare for the Apocalypse, Expected in 2012

Two years ago, Patrick Geryl, then 51, quit his job as a laboratory worker for a French oil company. He'd saved up just enough money to last him until December 2012.


After that, he thought, he wouldn't need it anyway...

“You have to understand, there will be nothing, nothing left,” Geryl told ABC News from his home in Antwerp, Belgium. “We will have to start an entire civilization from scratch.”

That’s because Geryl believes the world as we know it will end in 2012. He points to the ancient Mayan cyclical calendars, the longest of which last renewed itself approximately 5,125 years ago and is set to end again, supposedly with catastrophic consequences, in 2012.


He speaks of the ancient Egyptians, who, he claims, saw 2012 as a year of great change too. And he points to science: NASA predicts a sharp increase in the number of sunspots and sun flares for 2012, he said, sure to cause electrical failures and satellite disruptions.

All this adds up, Geryl said, to unprecedented catastrophe. First, a polar reversal will cause the north to become the south and the sun to rise in the west. Shattering earthquakes, massive tidal waves and simultaneous volcanic eruptions will follow. Nuclear reactors will melt, buildings will crumble, and a cloud of volcanic dust will block out the sun for 40 years. Only the prepared will survive, Geryl said, and not even all of them.

These may sound like the ravings of a madman, or perhaps the head of a small apocalyptic sect. But Geryl is not the only one who believes in the apocalypse. Thousands of people worldwide seem to be preparing, in one way or another, for the end of days in 2012.


Survival groups exist in Europe, Canada and the United States…

"We had Hurricane Katrina, the recent cyclone in Myanmar," Lehmann said. "We've got major flooding in Iowa. We're always going to have natural disasters. But they are picking up quite frequently now."

Lehmann said he eventually hoped to move away from Cape Girardeau, built on the banks of the Mississippi River, to the higher plains of southwest Missouri to keep safe from the floods sure to follow the earthquakes of 2012.

Geryl and his Belgian and Dutch followers have similar intentions, though their plan will take them much farther from home. They are looking to buy a plot of land high up in African mountains, where they'll be able to withstand the monstrous tidal waves and wait out the cloud of volcanic dust that they said would block out the sun.

Geryl said the group has recently zeroed in on a location, but won't reveal his find for fear of tipping off rival survival groups in the United States and Canada. On that land, Geryl's group, whose core membership consists of 16 people but whose wait list supposedly lists hundreds, will build concrete dwellings or outfit caves for survival...

When asked what would happen if December 2012 were to come and go without the earthquakes and tsunamis of his predictions, Geryl fell silent.

“I don’t really contemplate that possibility,” he said. “[My predictions] are so spectacular, they can’t possibly be wrong.”

(Will the World End in 2012? ABC News, July 3, 2008.



The Actual Dresden Codex

Here is a picture of page 9 of the Dresden Codex (from the 1880 Förstermann edition) - this is the page that suggests that the world will end in a flood.

It took quite some time to translate these type of writings.


Here is a picture of the last page of the actual Dresden Codex (Kingsborough version) - this is the page that suggests that the world will end in a flood, and although massive flooding will occur, it will not be until after 2012, but will occur after the start of the Great Tribulation.

The actual Dresden Codex, with lots of pages can be seen here.


  • One interpretation, is that the water is showing the world ending in a flood

  • Another interpretation could be that since the figures that the water is near have some black on them, that the water will cleanse the world of evil and a new day will dawn

  • It is also possible that the picture is not related to the 2012 date at all

  • Some have other ideas


The Start Dates of the Mayan Baktuns

The Mayan long-count calendar consists of time periods with different names.


Table of Long Count units


Long Count period

Long Count period

Approx. solar years



= 1 K'in



= 20 K'in

= 1 Winal



= 18 Winal

= 1 Tun



= 20 Tun

= 1 K'atun



= 20 K'atun

= 1 B'ak'tun


The Mayan name for a day was k'in. Twenty of these k'ins are known as a winal (or uinal).


Eighteen winals or 360 k'in make one tun. Twenty tuns are known as a k'atun. Twenty k'atuns make a b'ak'tun. There are also four rarely-used higher-order periods: piktun, kalabtun, k'inchiltun, and alautun (Mesoamerican Long Count calendar).

The ancient Maya have prophesied that the world will come to the end on 13 Baktun on their current calendar. This date translates to December 21st, 2012...

(Mayan Doomsday Prophecy, Decoding the Past. Original air date 08/03/06).

The following is the list of the start dates for 13 Baktuns:


Long Count Proleptic Gregorian Calendar Date August 11, 3114 BCE November 13, 2720 BCE February 16, 2325 BCE May 21, 1931 BCE August 23, 1537 BCE November 26, 1143 BCE February 28, 748 BCE June 3, 354 BCE September 5, 41 CE December 9, 435 March 13, 830 June 15, 1224 September 18, 1618 December 21, 2012

Thus, the end of the 13th Baktun is coming fairly soon.



Many "Independent" Sources Point to 2012

There are writings, legends, and calculations from a variety of sources (including the Bible) that indicate that the end will occur in the 21st century.

And while I believe that 2012 is just a little bit too early for the end, several seem to point to that year for some type of major change.

Perhaps one of the more fascinating is related to the Chinese I Ching. Although it slightly reminds me of the so-called bible code, there have been some calculations made apparently based upon looking at all the 64 possible combinations one can obtain by throwing the three discs and plotting the associated full and broken lines from using the I Ching:


Fractal time and the I Ching...

Various fringe scientists have tried to calculate this point of infinity, giving us calculated dates ranging from 2010 to 2050. Dates that many of us will live to see. Perhaps the date is Dec 22, 2012. Ethnobotanists and fractal time experts Terrence and Dennis McKenna believe so, and they present their ideas in Invisible Landscape: Mind Hallucinogens and the I Ching (1993).

Their studies began with the I Ching, which is composed of 64 hexagrams, or six-line figures. It struck them that 6 x 64 = 384, which is exceptionally close to the number of days in 13 lunar months (29.5306 x 13 = 383.8978), and that maybe the I Ching was originally an ancient Chinese calendar. Further multiples had astronomical significance...

The McKenna brothers arrived at the 2012 end date by using fractals. Starting from a table of differences between one hexagram and the next, they developed a Mandelbrot fractal in which each level is 64 times greater then the one below it. They then laid this fractal pattern on top of a time scale. The peaks and troughs of the pattern relate to the level of connectedness or novelty in any span of time, whether it covers a day, millennia or even since the beginning of time.


By matching the levels of the pattern with key periods in history, they determined it would fit best if the end of the time scale was December 22, 2012. This is the only point in which the level of novelty reaches its maximum, and everything that happens is new

(Bast R. Survive 2012.

So, some believe that December 22, 2012 was long known as the date for the world as we know it to end.

There is also a tradition from India:

It is interesting that this prediction of the emergence of a new world is prophesied to appear about the same time that the Mayans predicted it to come! The Mayan calendar began with the Fifth Great Cycle in 3114 BC and will end on 21 December 2012 AD.


The Hindu Kali Yuga calendar began on 18 February 3102 B.C.


There is only a difference of 12 years between the Hindu's beginning of the Kali Yuga and the Mayan's beginning of the Fifth Great Cycle. It is amazing that both calendars began at about the same time over 5,000 years ago and both calendars predict a totally new world and/or golden age after about 5,000 years into their calendars! We are definitely on to something with these Mayan and Hindu 2012 predictions.


Historically, this is an amazing fact since these two ancient cultures did not have any contact... Lord Krishna's Golden Age could easily begin in 2012!

(Hindu Calendar.

A source, related to the above India/Hindu comments, also stated:

The Hopi prophecy is an oral tradition of stories that Hopis say predicted the coming of the white man, the world wars and nuclear weapons. And it predicts that time will end when humanity emerges into the "fifth world." The Mayan calendar predicts a similar end in 2012; some Hopis have said their prophecy roughly coincides with that time.


The tradition says the years after 2012 could be a golden age with humans at peace. It also says the world will go through a time of trial, suffering and purification before a time of "one-heartedness"

(Hopi Civilization.

And although a Robert Bast is the source of many of those written quotes (and his Hindu ones are all over the internet), a program (2012 episode of Decoding the Past) that The History Channel originally aired March 1, 2007, had a variety of sources that basically stated the same things that Robert Bast has written, but less so on the Hindus.


But one of those that was similar was that the end of "the fourth world" in Hopi prophecy is about upon us.

A Hindu from India named Vijay Kumar (who refers to himself as "The Man who Realized God In 1993") makes the following claims about 2012 at his website:

Yes! 2012... shall be the year of reckoning. 2012 shall be remembered in history of mankind forever.



From the position of planetary movements and astrological calculations... the significance of number three for present civilization is immense. The 12th year of 21st century totals number three.

Talking of 2012 means... we have already stepped into the 21st century which numerically totals three. The 12th year also totals to three. A significant upheaval on the whole shall be the order of the day.

Adharma (lawlessness) would be rooted out for ever. 2012 and beyond is the period of spiritual elevation. 2012 rings start of golden era. Beyond 2012 it shall be harmony and peace all over.

The society would have learnt its lessons. Unethical practices and wanton desires would take a back seat. The lure of money and position would cease to exist. A pot of gold found lying in the backyard would not have a claimant!

The glitter of gold and diamonds would be passé. The spiritual wisdom would become the order of the day. 2012 is the year of sacrifice. Both... the sinner (committer of crime) and the innocent will be sacrificed. One who has committed crime shall face the gallows. Those who uphold and cherish values in the society would sacrifice their lives for the sake of humanity...

The sacrifice by the eminent would be by will. To cleanse the society of its ills in 2012... many would come forward and sacrifice self on the altar of God. Unless that happens... the upheaval in the society is not possible. The blood of the innocent would be spilled. There is no other remedy...

For the society to climb back to its pristine glory of the golden era... even the meek would handle metal (pick arms). Whatever the poor and the downtrodden lay their hands upon would become their weapon. In the last phase of the Kali Yuga we are passing through... the complete society has been taken to ransom by about 6% corrupt population comprising of politicians, bureaucrats, judiciary and police force.

In every nook and corner of the world situation would be same...

2012 is the year of the Avatar of the era (god almighty manifest in human form)... people await with abated breath the coming of Bhagwan Kalki... one who delivers the mankind from the existing ills of today.


Bhagwan Kalki would be a spiritual master of the highest order with the deadly combination of a wise dictator (Chanakya of the modern era)...

Prayers world-wide have delayed the coming of Bhagavan Kalki. The World War Three that was destined to start in 1998~1999 got delayed. It is the theory of mass karma that governs the destiny of every living being.


World Trade Center affair was just a preamble to the main show.


Let us all prepare ourselves and wait for 2012.
(Kumar, Vijay. End of the World 2012.

Also notice that Vijay Kumar's writing are supporting a warring power - something that the Bible warns against in Revelation 13.

If views like Vijay Kumar's become predominant, it may be that they will help lead to Hindus at least temporarily accepting the religion of the false prophet and the authority of the coming dictator known as Beast that the Bible warns will rise up at the end. Hence, in that way, 2012 may have biblically prophetic significance.

It also probably should be mentioned that most Hindu "prophecies" I have seen tend seem to be point to dates later than 2012.


Here is an astrological one related to a Hindu deity (it also calls the time "an age of transition"):

Thereafter Saturn will govern for 19 years when it will spread Sahaja Yoga in the Whole world. Saturn means the masses, the Virata and Shri Mataji will witness Kalki (Mercury) Power manifesting over the whole World. 21 – 02 - 2013

(Horoscope of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi – by Lalit Bhandari (given during Tour of Australia – 22 October 1991;'s_horoscope_the_tribulation_and_satya_yuga.htm).

So, apparently a time of change is being predicted that may be clearer by February 21, 2013 (a frequent Hindu festival called "Ekadashi" is also to take place then).


Other Hindus, however, seem to be looking a little later, while recognizing certain astronomical aspects of 2012:

As far as Hindus are concerned the important date is 2014 & 2013.

In 2012 the plane of our Solar System will line up exactly with the plane of our Galaxy. On the winter solstice in 2012, the sun will be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in about 26,000 years.

According to Srimad Bhagavatam - Kalki is destined to appear when the Sun, Moon and Jupiter together enters Pushya nakshatra then goes to give the description of his birth etc.


This astrological phenomenon happens on 26/27th July 2014 A.D. at 3:10 P. M. on a Sunday.
(Raju Apr 22 2007, 01:06 AM. India Discussion Forum.

Thus, it is clear that not all Hindus are looking towards 2012, but some do seem to be looking to the next decade.


And although I do not condone astrology, astrology is part of the Hindu faith, thus they can be highly influenced by movements in the sky. So much so, that perhaps this will temporarily get them to accept some of what the European Beast power is teaching.

Now regarding the Hopi prophecies, notice the following from the popular book 2012 The Return of Quetzalcoatl:

According to the Hopi, we are currently completing the cycle of the Fourth World--Tuwaqachi, "World Complete" --on the verge of the transitioning, or emerging, into the Fifth World, with several more worlds to follow. In each of the three previous conditions, humanity eventually went beserk, bringing ruin upon themselves through destructive practices, wars, misused technologies, and the loss of the connection to the sacred

(Pinchbeck, Daniel. 2012 The Return of Quetzalcoatl. Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, NY, 2007, p. 381).

Hence, the Hopi prophecies tend towards doom, though NOT the destruction of all life.

A couple of thousand years ago the so-called Sibylline prophecies (or Sybilline oracles) predicted what seem to be the end.


These writings consist of many books, but the fourth is the most explicit:

Book iv. is far more unified. In the name of the true God the sibyl predicts the events that will take place from the first to the tenth generation of man


This last generation is supposed to have started around the year 2000 (Crowley, Phil. 2012, Decoding the Past. Original air date 03/01/07).

So there are many different indications that something may happen in the 21st century, and perhaps in the next decade. There are other astronomically-related events that may occur: Holes in Earth's magnetic cloak let the sun in

Hence, there will likely be at least minor electrical disturbances in 2012. And they could be significant.



Barack Obama and 2012 Predictions?

Are there Barack Obama prophecies related to 2012?


There have been a lot of concerns about Barack Obama as there are some prophecies, some have claimed are related to him.

For example, there is claimed to be an early 20th century prophecy by Johanwa Owalo, the founder of Kenya’s Nomiya Luo Church, in 1912 made this prophecy about the United States:

“So far have they [the United States] strayed into wickedness in those [future] times that their destruction has been sealed by my [father].


Their great cities will burn, their crops and cattle will suffer disease and death, their children will perish from diseases never seen upon this Earth, and I reveal to you the greatest [mystery] of all as I have been allowed to see that their [the United States] destruction will come about through the vengeful hands of one of our very own sons.”

More details:

Prophet Of Barack Obama Warns Of Catastrophic US Destruction
by Sorcha Faal

a.k.a. David Booth
February 13, 2008

from WhatDoesItMean Website

Reports from the United States today are trumpeting the primary election victories of US Senator Barack Obama as he nears his coronation as the Democratic Party’s Presidential Candidate and is likely to become the next President of the American People.

More interestingly about these events, for our purposes of discussion, are the Western Media reports describing Senator Obama’s ‘messianic’ appeal to masses of American people seemingly intent upon breaking away from their current War Leaders. So popular to the American people has Senator Obama become that an Internet video promoting his candidacy has become the most popular in history with nearly 4 million views.

However, not to Senator Obama should these American people be looking for their greatest insight into this man, and their future, but rather their attention should be placed upon last centuries great Kenyan Prophet, Johanwa Owalo, the founder of Kenya’s Nomiya Luo Church, and who among the Kenya people of the Luo religion is believed to be a prophet similar to Jesus and Muhammad, and who in 1912 made this horrific prophecy about the United States:

“So far have they [the United States] strayed into wickedness in those [future] times that their destruction has been sealed by my [father]. Their great cities will burn, their crops and cattle will suffer disease and death, their children will perish from diseases never seen upon this Earth, and I reveal to you the greatest [mystery] of all as I have been allowed to see that their [the United States] destruction will come about through the vengeful hands of one of our very own sons.” [1]

To the greatest accuracy of the Kenyan Prophet Johanwa Owalo’s words we must note the striking coincidence that this nearly 100-year-old prophecy seemingly echoes into our troubled times, Senator Obama does appear to be the fulfillment of this prophecy as he is, indeed, a ‘son’ of the Kenyan Luo tribal religion (a mixture of Christianity and African tribal beliefs) as he was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Barack Obama, Sr. (born in Nyanza Province, Kenya, of Luo ethnicity) and Stanley Ann Dunham (who was given her fathers first name).

Even more interesting, perhaps, is that this son of the Kenyan Luo peoples, Barack Obama, is seeking to become the leader of the United States at the exact same time that the Nation of his father is in crisis due to the flawed, and as some say ‘stolen’, election which has plunged the Kenyan people into tribal warfare which has claimed over 1,000 lives, and which many of the of the Luo’s believe is ushering in the times predicted by their Prophet Johanwa Owalo.

One of the questions we must ask ourselves in the light of the messianic rise of Barack Obama, towards the most powerful military/political office in the World, is if the current events of his fathers homeland, Kenya, and when juxtaposed with the prophecies of Johanwa Owalo, are providing us with a vision of the United States future as it too appears to be boarding upon open civil war due to the destruction of its Middle Class and the continued rise to total rulership of its Imperial Class?

Another curious aspect of this new messianic figure Barack Obama, and in the context of the United States Presidential election as a whole, are that the two major American political parties have both fielded candidates whose families pasts included adherents to the practice of polygamy, with the Republican candidate Mitt Romney (currently not campaigning) being an adherent to the Mormon faith (whose mainstream members shun this practice), and Senator Obama, whose father, Barack Obama Sr., and upon his death in 1982 from an automobile accident, left behind 3 wives, 6 sons, and one daughter.

To all of these events herein detailed, and when examined in the context of all of human history, the rise of those deemed to have messianic qualities and/or attributes do indeed presage times of great upheaval and Total World War. For as we have long known, and seen by the examples of Napoleon, Lenin, Hitler, Mao, etc., those who lead Nations, and peoples of Nations, by the strength of their messianic ‘visions’ have left in their historic wake the deaths of hundreds of millions of human beings.

Today a new such messianic figure has arisen on the World stage; his name is Barack Obama, a name that soon all humanity may grow to fear.

[1] "Visions of the Great Nyasaye, A Study of the Luo Religion in Kenya", Order of Sorcha Faal, Sister Mary McCrea © 1915


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Since Barack Obama's father is ethnically a Luo of Kenya (see Kenya Rejoices as Obama Wins), Barack Obama seems to meet the criteria above as being "one of our our very sons".

While I believe that Barack Obama is basically a sincere and well-meaning individual, I believe that since he may be the last (and certainly one of the last) USA presidents, he will somewhat fulfill the last prophecies.

And while I do not doubt that Barack Obama is an American citizen and I do not believe that he is a private Muslim, because Barack Obama's father is Luo Kenyan, his mother is at least part Native American, AND because he was partially raised in Indonesia, in those ways he could be perceived as an alien.

Additionally, there is an amazing old Shiite prophecy that seems to fit Barack Hussein Obama personally.


Notice what Forbes' writer Amir Taheri reported:


Is Barack Obama the “promised warrior” coming to help the Hidden Imam of Shiite Muslims conquer the world?

The question has made the rounds in Iran since last month, when a pro-government Web site published a Hadith (or tradition) from a Shiite text of the 17th century. The tradition comes from Bahar al-Anvar (meaning Oceans of Light) by Mullah Majlisi, a magnum opus in 132 volumes and the basis of modern Shiite Islam.

According to the tradition, Imam Ali Ibn Abi-Talib (the prophet’s cousin and son-in-law) prophesied that at the End of Times and just before the return of the Mahdi, the Ultimate Saviour, a “tall black man will assume the reins of government in the West.” Commanding “the strongest army on earth,” the new ruler in the West will carry “a clear sign” from the third imam, whose name was Hussein Ibn Ali. The tradition concludes: “Shiites should have no doubt that he is with us.”

In a curious coincidence Obama’s first and second names–Barack Hussein–mean “the blessing of Hussein” in Arabic and Persian. His family name, Obama, written in the Persian alphabet, reads O Ba Ma, which means “he is with us,” the magic formula in Majlisi’s tradition.

Since Barack Hussein Obama is black and he leads the most powerful army in the world, it makes sense that a lot of Shiite Muslims believe that he may fit the Islamic prophecy.

His first name is of Hebrew origin. Interestingly, there is a timid warrior in the Hebrew scriptures named Barak who needed women to help in battle in Judges 4:6-9.


Here is the related meaning of that name:

baraq (baw-rawk'); from OT:1299; lightning; by analogy, a gleam; concretely, a flashing sword
(Biblesoft's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright (c) 1994, Biblesoft and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

His middle name is Arabic for handsome.

While Obama is a Luo Kenyan word, if it originally came from Hebrew, it most likely would have come from the word "Bama" (I have read, but not verified, that the Latin "O" is sometimes used in Hebrew as a conjunction such as meaning "and"):

The meaning of the name Bama is: Son of prophecy


So, combining the definitions above, the name Baraq Hussein Bama would essentially mean the Handsome Timid Gleam and Son of Prophecy.


But what does anything about Barack Obama have to do with 2012?

  1. First of all, presuming he remains in office, Barack Obama will be the president of the United States in 2012. The next USA presidential election is also scheduled for 2012.

  2. Secondly, according to the Malachy prophecies, there is only one pope left--the one who could be the antipope, the final Antichrist--and he may be around near 2012 .

  3. Thirdly, according to a prediction by Nostradamus, there is a prophecy that might involve Barack Obama and the Antichrist, and events around 2012 may impact this.

  4. Fourthly, while I believe that according to bible prophecy that the end of the 6000 years for humanity to rule itself cutoff from God is almost over, that presuming that Barack Obama is re-elected and the great tribulation will begin within a few years after 2012, that Barack Obama will likely be the final leader of the United States of America.


So What Does the Mayan 2012 Date Mean?

The Mayan 2012 calendar date, itself, correctly predicts a type of an astronomical event. That is part of its value.

There are basically four possibilities that most have concluded about December 21, 2012:

  1. 2012 is an insignificant astronomical event and nothing else and means nothing - a real possibility

  2. 2012 marks the end of civilization and the destruction of the world by flood - not a possibility

  3. 2012 marks the beginning of a new age of peace - not a real possibility

  4. 2012 marks, not an age of true peace, but it could mark the time when a prophecy is fulfilled - a real possibility

    ("Because, indeed, they have seduced my people, saying, 'Peace!' when there is no peace" - Ezekiel 13:10)

But, there is a also fifth possibility as this paper has covered:

while an astronomical event will occur (as well as apparently an increase in sunspot activity) and some may claim it is a time of peace, the 2012 prophecies may simply be part of an evil deception.