from PhilipCoppens Website
The question has been the subject of many books and one blockbuster movie. No-one seems to know, but there is ample speculation: from the return of Zecharia Sitchin’s aliens from the theoretical twelfth planet in our solar system to global annihilation, everyone seems to have an opinion as to what 2012 is about.
It might therefore come as a surprise that for the Mayan civilization itself - those who worked the date of December 21, 2012 into their mythology - it was no mystery at all!
The Mayan prophecy to do with 2012 was that it would signal the return of "The Nine”.
This is the most common one:
However, the actual word "return”, sometimes translated as "descent”, is not intact on the monument.
Still, it is a safe
conclusion to make that the missing word is return. Why? Because other Mayan
sources reference the return of these deities at the ending of each baktun.
Hence, they are expected to emanate on Earth in
They have variously been translated as,
They were seen as living in the Underworld and were generally described as god(s) of conflict, warfare, and are hence linked with dangerous transition times, social unrest, eclipses, and natural disasters like earthquakes.
It is said that at the end of a baktun, they would abandon their underworld realm and rise to the Earth’s surface, where they would do battle with the 13 deities of Heaven.
In short, the baktun ceremony was therefore a series of rituals, focusing on
the Nine Gods and their emanation and rulings. However, these extraordinary
rituals have seldom been understood for what they are: part and parcel of
the 2012 phenomenon.
Indeed, "Nine Gods" are not just an ingredient of the Mayan culture. There were also Nine Gods in the ancient Egyptian religion, as well as many others (e.g. India). To the Egyptians, they were also known as the Nine Principles and they were directly linked with their Creator Deity, Atum.
We can therefore see that The Nine in an
Egyptian or Mayan setting, were closely related; in both instances, they
determined the ruling of an era, whereby their consultation was of extreme
importance to the success of the nation.
Interestingly, since the 1950s, decades before the 2012 phenomenon rose to prominence, there has been a select number of people that have been speaking about a "Return of the Nine”. For some, this is the return of nine extra-terrestrial beings, for others this is the return of the Egyptian Nine Gods.
Some even link The Nine with the nine founding members of the Knights Templar order - a concept that, alas, resulted in a series of mass suicides in France, Switzerland and Canada in the mid 1990s.
However, despite the
mass interest in 2012, until now, no-one has drawn attention to the fact
that for decades, people claimed to be contacting The Nine and the fact that
Mayan inscriptions speak of a return of the Nine Gods in these "end times”!
A group led by paranormal researcher Dr. Andrija Puharich that contacted "The Nine" in the early 1950s. They believed they were an alien intelligence: not necessarily physical, but definitely not terrestrial in the most literal sense. The nine participants each challenged one entity, which communicated through them as a collective.
Puharich was quite clear that these entities had a connection with ancient Egypt. In the 1970s, he chanced upon a young Israeli psychic, Uri Geller. During the many scientific experiments Geller was put through as part as the CIA’s Remote Viewing experiments, Puharich realized that Geller could contact The Nine, and, specifically, that whereas in all previous attempts, he had required a panel of nine people to participate, Geller could channel all nine together.
In the book, Puharich mentioned the Nine, but
for reasons that will forever remain obscure, he largely ridiculed The Nine,
even though for several decades before - and after - he would remain
obsessed with them. Equally, whereas previously he had spoken of them as an
alien intelligence, in the book, they had become an extraterrestrial
intelligence. There is a difference…
Puharich claimed he made tape recordings of these sessions, but none have ever been made public, so it truly is a case of Puharich against the world.
If true, then Puharich asked,
Swiss psychologist Carl Jung made a detailed study of UFOs (Flying Saucers - A Modem Myth of Things Seen in the Sky - 1959) and was convinced that they were an alien - though not extra-terrestrial - intelligence that was here to help guide us into a new world, which he identified with the cosmic Age of Aquarius.
Here, we therefore see clear parallels with the methodology the Nine employed with the Maya, namely their directing the fate of Mankind.
The Nine also claimed that they were responsible for Geller’s powers and that the way in which Mankind used Geller would determine whether The Nine’s "programme for Planet Earth" would continue, or not.
Other Nine contactees are Don Elkins and Carla Rueckert, who channeled "Ra”, a member of The Nine, who declared that it was he who had built the Great Pyramid. In sessions with Puharich, "Tom" said the Sphinx was built and named after him.
I would personally not go as far as to argue that The Nine as per these channellings are who they claim to be.
I have done extensive research into
them for more than a decade, and they are, quite simply, a complex issue
that defies easy categorization. But what can be said about them, is this:
it is clear that each culture, whether Mayan, Egyptian or 20th century
Western society, was and is in contact with an alien intelligence, which
each time, relates messages that are identical in context.
They too believe we are approaching the end of an era, though their doctrine does not stipulate a precise date. Instead, they argue that for a New Era to be born, a series of nine prophecies need to be fulfilled.
Still, according to Twylah Nitsch, her grandfather Moses Shongo, the last of the traditional Seneca medicine men who died in ca. 1925, did predict that there would be a 25 year of purification that would end in ca. 2012.
Generally, the Hopi argue that it is due "soon”, as eight of the nine prophecies linked with it have been fulfilled. The first "sign" occurred as far back as the 16th century, and involved the arrival of the "white men with guns”. The eight, incidentally, were the Hippies!
The only prophecy remaining to be fulfilled, is that of
Blue Star Kachina, which is often interpreted as an alien, and sometimes
extra-terrestrial presence that will manifest itself on Earth.
Even though the Hopi do not specifically state Nine Gods will return, they do argue that one specific entity needs to return, which will be the final sign that the Fourth World has ended. Kachinas are "spirits”, which are visualized during the Hopi religious dances, very much on par with the masks the participants in the baktun ending ceremonies wore.
In 1914, a song was first sung at the Wuwuchim ceremony, which marks the start of the ceremonial calendar year in November.
The 1914 rendition of the song was the first
mention of the imminent "Emergence into the Fifth World" and stated that
this would occur when the Saquasohuh - the Blue Star Kachina - would dance
in the plaza.
mentioning the return of "The Nine"
According to the "Book of the Hopi”, by Frank Waters, Saquasohuh,
Others have referenced it as,
In recent years, there has been intense speculation as to what the Blue Star could be.
Simply put, the prophecy clearly refers to a future tribal ceremony, at which point a kachina - a Hopi spirit - known as Blue Star will reveal himself. As such, Blue Star is nothing more or less than his name, and not necessarily linked to a stellar phenomenon. He is, however, by all accounts a deity - an alien intelligence that will return.
Hopi elder Oh Shinnah Fastwolf states this period will be over by 2011 and that it will be at that moment that the blue star will appear in the sky.
Speaking Wind, the son of a Pueblo shaman from New Mexico, has said that the Fifth World will start in 2012. He however argues that the final cleansing of the Earth began in 1998, when in September, the five planets aligned.
He also saw a planetary alignment of nine bodies on May 5, 2000, as very important, as it was the begin date, until 2012, of how the earth would be purged.
And so, despite details and fringe claims, whenever we turn to the core of a phenomenon and the core of the 2012 phenomenon, we are confronted with one key message, one that even archaeologists have uncovered as being at the root of the Mayan prophecy about 2012: it is about the return of the gods.
The Bolon Yokte Ku, who will signal in a new era.
The Time Returns!