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Sunday, September 30, 2007

2012 - What is the "Galactic Alignment" ?

By John Major Jenkins
It is important to define what the Galactic Alignment is in precise astronomical terms. (See the Glossary below for terms.)
The Galactic Alignment is the alignment of the December solstice sun with the Galactic equator. This alignment occurs as a result of the precession of the equinoxes.
Precession is caused by the earth wobbling very slowly on its axis and shifts the position of the equinoxes and solstices one degree every 71.5 years. Because the sun is one-half of a degree wide, it will take the December solstice sun 36 years to precess through the Galactic equator (see diagram below).
The precise alignment of the solstice point (the precise center-point of the body of the sun as viewed from earth) with the Galactic equator was calculated to occur in 1998 (Jean Meeus, Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, 1997).
Thus, the Galactic Alignment "zone" is 1998 +/- 18 years = 1980 - 2016. This is "era-2012."
This Galactic Alignment occurs only once every 26,000 years, and was what the ancient Maya were pointing to with the 2012 end-date of their Long Count calendar.
These are the astronomical facts of the matter. From a larger perspective, we can visualize the 2012 Galactic Alignment in the following way:
Position A is where the December solstice sun was in relation to the Milky Way some 3,000 years ago. Position B is 1,500 years ago. And position C is "era-2012", when the December solstice sun has converged, as a result of the precession of the equinoxes, with the exact center-line of the Milky Way (the Galactic equator). Notice that the place of alignment is where the 'nuclear bulge' of the Galactic Center is located.
A long awaiting digital portrayal of precession and galactic alignments is now available on Nick Fiorenza's web site.
Descriptions of the process are also there, but it should be noted that Nick describes what I refer to as "the solstice-galaxy alignment" with a preference for the equinox as the measuring reference. Thus, he speaks of the "Holy Cross" of the equinox axis and the Milky Way. The point is that "solstice-galaxy alignment" and "equinox-galaxy cross" refer to the same event.
It is my hope that the these definitions will help to standardize the terminology so we can clearly discuss the rare precessional alignment that culminates in era-2012.

The ecliptic: The path followed by the sun, moon, and planets. It is the plane of our solar system. The ecliptic encircles the earth and is divided into twelve constellations, or zodiac signs.
The Milky Way: The bright band of star that our solar system belongs to. It encircles the earth and is wider in the region of Sagittarius because that is where the 'nucelar bulge" of the Milky Way's center is located (our Milky Way is saucer shaped).
The Galactic equator: The precise mid-line running down the Milky Way. Analogous to the earth's equator, it divides the galaxy into two hemispheres, or lobes.
The Dark Rift in the Milky Way: A feature caused by interstellar dust that runs along the Milky Way from the Galactic Center northward past the constellation of Aquila.
The December solstice sun: The sun, on the December solstice. It is one-half of a degree wide.
The December solstice point: The precise midpoint of the sun, on the December solstice.
The Precession of the equinoxes: The earth wobbles very slowly on its axis and this causes the position of the equinox to shift backwards, or precess, through the signs of the ecliptic at the rate of one degree every 71.5 years. The full precessional wobble is complete in roughly 25,800 years.
The vernal equinox point is defined by the intersection of the ecliptic and the celestial equator.
The Celestial Equator: The earth's equator projected into the stars. It is the plane of the earth's rotation.
The Cross formed by the Milky Way and the ecliptic: Exactly as stated. There are two of these, one in early Sagittarius, the other in early Gemini. The former cross has the virtue of being located within the nuclear bulge of the Galactic Center.
The nuclear bulge / the Galactic Center: A bright and wide region of the Milky Way, visible to the naked eye and between Sagittarius and Scorpio. The more precise and abstract center-point of the nuclear bulge is the precise Galactic Center, located at about 6 degrees Sagittarius (sidereal) and 27 degrees in the tropical zodiac.
We can have a more general discussion of galactic alignments in history if we consider that the solstice axis aligns with the galactic equator every half precession cycle. Likewise, the equinox axis aligns with the galactic equator every half precession cycle. Thus, galactic alignments, more generally speaking, occur in era 2012 (1980 - 2016) and every quarter precession cycle before and after era 2012.
In terms of Mayan astronomy and mythology, the Dark Rift feature (which the Maya called the Black Road or Xibalba be) lies along the galactic equator (the Milky Way) in the place where the December solstice sun will be in 2012. (More precisely, the December solstice sun will reach the southern terminus of the Dark Rift, where it touches the ecliptic in Sagittarius.) Thus, in terms of Mayan mythology, we can also describe the Galactic Alignment of era-2012 as the alignment of the December solstice sun and the Dark Rift. This entire region is targeted by the cross formed by the Milky Way and the ecliptic between Sagittarius and Scorpio. This Cross was also recognized by the Maya, and was called the Crossroads or Sacred Tree. This entire region is embraced by what astronomers call the 'nuclear bulge' of the Galactic Center—the center of our Milky Way galaxy.
As any amateur astronomer or naked-eye star gazer knows, this nuclear bulge is recognizable without the aid of radio telescopes. It is wider and brighter than other parts of the Milky Way. So, in a general sense we can also say that the alignment in 2012 is an alignment between the December solstice sun and the Galactic Center. However, since the nuclear bulge is quite large, this definition is not as precise as saying "the alignment of the December solstice sun with the Galactic equator", which occurs in the range 1980 - 2016. This is the alignment zone I refer to with the term "era-2012."

Earth Changes, the Pyramids, Crop Circles, Planet X & the End of the Mayan Calendar -- Is There a Connection?


Friday, September 28, 2007

Earth Changes, the Pyramids, Crop Circles, Planet X & the End of the Mayan Calendar -- Is There a Connection?

Recently I was asked why I wasn't more vocal regarding the world's injustices: war, famine, human rights, sexual abuse, same-sex marriage, the extinction of numerous animal species, animal rights, genetically modified foods, the deplorable state of health care and the pharmaceutical industry, our educational system, saving the rain forests, the ecological systems, etc. Well, if you know me, you know that I am vocal about these things.
But, oh my, so many worthwhile causes, and not nearly enough time in which to address them all!
For years I've studied the Bible in hopes of understanding why we are here, why we suffer and the point of being alive if the ultimate end is only death. When the answers seemed less than satisfying or forthcoming from even that quarter, I sought answers elsewhere.
Don't get me wrong: I do believe that a Higher Creative Intelligence is responsible for all that we see and experience. I just don't happen to believe that the Bible is the vehicle through which that Entity dispenses His/Her Wisdom.
It seems to me, however, that if that Entity were as involved with our daily affairs as the Bible and the different religious systems tell us he is, we would have been warned of the coming Earth Changes in a more straight-forward fashion than hellfire-and-damnation huckstering promulgated by those who would just as soon take our money and leave our Souls to burn in the everlasting pits of Hades.
Wouldn't a loving parent who was concerned about his child's welfare tell him face-to-face that something catastrophic was about to happen and what s/he needed to know and do to either divert the disaster or seek refuge in order to save his life and the lives of his family without resorting to bribery, tests and game playing? Would you do everything you could to warn your children? Of course you would! Most loving parents would do the same.
However, I digress.
The fact is, I have been concerned about all the above mentioned plights and many more as well, as have many of you. I've also wondered just what I could do to understand what is going on here on our planet, as well as what I could do to help others understand, and possibly take action to that end.
But where to start, what to say, and – most important of all – what to do?
What I've come to realize after all that I've learned thus far, is that there is one cause that supersedes even all those listed above: prevention of the extinction of the human species.
While this might seem extreme, current evidence strongly suggests that the possibility of the extinction of our species occurring in our lifetime is not only possible, but highly probable, and not just the rantings of a Biblical alarmist. Quite a bit of scientific proof has been proffered to back up the evidence for global warming, extreme weather, massive earthquakes and earth changes, famine/food shortages and the diseases that follow in their wake, and a pole shift. Could Nostradamus have been referring to Nibiru or Planet X when he spoke of the "King of Terror" that comes from the sky? Have the world's governments known about the immediacy of the threat of a near-earth object code named Project Wormwood, and is it Planet X?
Gloomy stuff to be sure. But what if we truly are only years away from an event that will drastically alter life as we know it? Wouldn't you want to know what to do to save yourself and your loved ones?

Prescient Warnings of Ancient Civilizations
The proof of the warning of an impending cataclysm during our time has been available to us for thousands of years. The Atlanteans, whose civilization was destroyed by the earth changes of approximately 10,500 – 8,500 years ago, took their knowledge with them to Egypt where they incorporated it into the teachings handed down to the Egyptian peoples, and thus to the rest of the world. I believe that the pyramids were the vehicle used by the Atlanteans cum Egyptians to warn us of what we can expect.
According to many 'alternative' Egyptologists, such as Graham Hancock, John Anthony West, Robert Bauval and others as well as Mayanologist John Major Jenkins, the year 2012 seems to figure prominently in the hieroglyphic writings found on the pyramid and temple walls and in many other writings of that time.
Additionally, the Mayan peoples, who were the greatest astronomers and mathematicians in recorded history, also pointed to the end of the Mayan calendar as being 2012.
Before either the Egyptians or the Mayans, however, the Sumerians spoke of Nibiru, the Planet of the Crossing, which has an elliptical orbit that brings it into a near-earth flyby every 3600 years, as translated by the Sumerian scholar, Zecharia Sitchin, and further elaborated on by Jason Martell and others. It is this planet, dubbed Planet X by modern astronomers, that has been known to create the very same conditions we are now seeing in the world today.
Even the Bible prophet, Jeremiah, prophesied the effects that 'The Destroyer' would have on the earth and its population during 'the last days,' as did other religious texts, as indicated on In Jeremiah 25:32 and 48:8 the prophet says regarding the effects of the Destroyer during the 'last days': "Disasters will soon spread from nation to nation. They will come like a powerful storm to all the faraway places on earth...The Destroyer will come against every town; not one town will escape..." Holy Bible, New Century Edition
Whether or not we are truly living in 'the last days,' as some Biblical scholars would have us believe, remains to be seen. Yet, again, we are currently experiencing conditions that exactly correlate to those described in the Sumerian cuneiform tablets.
And what of the modern day crop circles?
Though many believe that the crop circles are being created by hoaxsters, there is plenty of corroborating evidence pointing to a source other than terrestrial. Or, at least, to a source which is far more technologically advanced than even the world's military and Secret Government is seemingly capable of attaining.
If this is so, then what are the creators of the circles attempting to convey?
My theory is that they are doing exactly what the Atlanteans, Sumerians, Egyptians, Mayans and other civilizations have tried to do in other ways: warn us of the return of the planet known as Nibiru and what to do to prevent the extinction of the human race.
So, please forgive me if I don't feel that all the other current plights of mankind deserve as much of our attention during this time. The impending destruction of the majority of life on this planet has me a bit distracted.
Kat Starwolf
See also the video series: Planet X – Is it Really Out There? Is this what the Egyptians and Mayans were attempting to warn us about? Planet X Forecast and Survival Guide
Part 1 The Threat Run time: 8:25
Part 2 The Science Run Time: 9:35
Part 3 The Proof Run Time: 6:14
Part 4 Surviving the Flyby Run Time 8:27
Part 5 Beyond 2012 Run Time: 4:46
and additional videos:
Egyptian Proof of the Destroyer, Nibiru, Planet of the Crossing
Part 2 The Red Sea: the Science of Exodus Run Time: 18:12
Part 3 Historical Proof Run Time: 6:14
Copyright © 2007 Kat Starwolf All Rights Reserved


Why Don't the Amish Have Autistic Children?


Why Don't the Amish Have Autistic Children?

Autism is a difficult disorder to miss, as it is characterized by noticeably abnormal or impaired development in social interaction and communication and a markedly restricted array of activities and interests. And while scientific consensus claims autism has been around for millennia at generally the same prevalence, that prevalence is now considered to be one in every 166 children born in the United States.
Therefore, with this devastating statistic in mind, one reporter set out to analyze the autism rates among Amish communities. Why? Because perhaps searching for autistic Amish children would reveal clues to the cause of autism ... and it did.
The Clues Come Together
Since they have been cut off for hundreds of years from American culture and scientific progress, the Amish may have had less exposure to some new factor triggering autism in the rest of population. The likely culprit: vaccines.
Traveling to the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country in search of autistic Amish children, the reporter, based on national statistics, should have found as many as 200 children with autism in the community -- instead, he found only three, the oldest age 9 or 10:
  • The first autistic Amish child was a girl who had been brought over from China, adopted by one family only to be given up after becoming overwhelmed by her autism, and then re-adopted by an Amish Mennonite family. (China, India and Indonesia are among countries moving fast to mass-vaccination programs.)
  • The second autistic Amish child definitely had received a vaccination and developed autism shortly thereafter.
  • The reporter was unable to determine the vaccination status of the third child.
Dangerous Effects of Thimerosal
In some vaccines, they use a mercury-based preservative called thimerosal that keeps multiple-dose vials from becoming contaminated by repeated needle sticks. After health officials became concerned about the amount of mercury infants and children were receiving through thimerosal-tainted vaccines, the toxin was phased out of U.S. vaccines starting in 1999.
However, due to mislabeling and other problems, its presence is still being felt, and more and more children are suffering because of it.
Washington Times April 18, 2005
Washington Times April 19, 2005
Dr. Mercola's Comment:
Does anyone out there really need more evidence than this?
Admittedly, this was not a placebo-controlled scientific trial but an evidence-based fact analysis that, in my mind, provides an irrefutable link to a lifestyle and, most likely, mercury-containing vaccine connection to autism.
Folks, you don't have to be a medical doctor, hold advanced epidemiology degrees or teach molecular genetics to figure this one out. You don't even need a degree in rocket science. How much more obvious could it be?
The link between autism and vaccines is certainly not a new idea. In fact, suggestions of this link have been in the national news for at least six years now. Just last year a study, that reviewed data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Vaccine Data Link, concluded that children who receive thimerosal-containing vaccinations are 27 times more likely to develop autism than children who do not.
That's a 2,700 percent increase. The numbers just don't lie.
Considering how important this issue is for nearly everyone you know, it might be a good one to forward to your friends and relatives. You can easily do this by using the E-mail to a friend button in the upper right hand section of this page, just under the search box. You can make a larger impact if you write them a personal message in the e-mail as to why they should seriously consider the advice -- and why they may want to subscribe to the newsletter.
This most recent investigation simply provides the proverbial icing on the cake. There aren't too many other places, if any, in America where you can find large groups of children who haven't been vaccinated.
The reporter found three children with autism. One child was adopted and previously vaccinated, another was one of the few Amish children who were vaccinated, and the third had an unclear vaccine history. That leaves, at most, potentially one child out of an expected 200 (from national statistics) with autism. The odds of this being mere coincidence are slim to none.
At Least Change the Rules Concerning the Hepatitis B Vaccine
Because of their religious beliefs, the Amish community chooses not to give their children any vaccines. Understandably, many of you may not choose such a radical approach. However, if you were to focus on just one vaccine, I would encourage you to look at the issues surrounding the hepatitis B vaccine.
The multi-dose version of this vaccine, which is typically administered to newborns before they leave the hospital, still contains thimerosal. This is reprehensible, irresponsible negligence of the highest magnitude. The immature central nervous systems of these helpless newborns are particularly susceptible to toxic insults, and thimerosal, the mercury-containing preservative used in these vaccines, is one of the worst.
It would be much easier to understand if the hepatitis B vaccine had some value, but most natural health experts who study this are convinced that this is nearly always an absolutely unnecessary vaccine.
There are only about 5,000 people a year who develop the most serious consequence of hepatitis B infection, liver cancer. That means we are immunizing tens of millions of infants and causing brain injury that has caused an epidemic of autism to protect liver cancer in 5,000 adults. And, many of these adults have serious social problems like IV drug abuse, alcoholism and poor nutrition that seriously increases their risk for this disease.
If you're a young parent weighing the pros and cons of vaccines, I strongly urge you to learn more about the toxicity of thimerosal, which, again, is still present in multi-dose hepatitis B vaccines, and nearly all the mandated flu vaccine for infants.
Gary Craig's Comment:
For those families dealing with autism, you should know that consistent application of EFT can help with the angers, frustrations and other behavior problems that accompany this affliction. As an example, Linda Johnson writes the following on the EFT web site ...
"With my autistic son, I tapped one night as a surrogate for "focus and attention", "hearing what people are saying", "better social connection" and "neurological symptoms". The next morning, for the first time, he got dressed without prompting at each step while watching the news on television. An absolute first. Doing two things at the same time."
Gary Craig is a pioneering developer of EFT, a profoundly effective emotional/mental healing approach. I learned it from Gary and have taught it to patients in my clinic for years, and they have experienced truly incredible and permanent results with it.
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