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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Messages in Stone

Last night I watched two DVDs on 2012 that I highly recommend. No hype, no hoopla. Informative and positive. One was 2012: The Odyssey by Sharron Rose, the other was 2012: Science or Superstition by Nimrod Erez. Both feature researchers and educators who are well-known authors with a lot of credibility. None claims to 'have the answer' about what is going to happen. They just give the evidence from their particular field that it is an incredible time with much potential.

Sharron Rose, who I met at the San Francisco Shift by the Bay Conference last October, travels around the U.S. speaking to different people for their take on 2012. Towards the end of the film she goes to Elberton, Georgia to view the Georgia Guidestones, which I had never heard of before.

In June 1979, a person under the pseudonym R. C. Christian hired Elberton Granite Finishing Company to build the structure. The main texts are written in eight different languages one on each face of the huge standing stones. The eight modern languages are: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.

The message includes references to certain themes such as "maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature", "guide reproduction wisely", "improving fitness and diversity", "prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite", and others, concluding with "leave room for nature — leave room for nature." (from Wikipedia)

Across the lintels, another message is written in four ancient languages: Babylonian cuneiform, Classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian hieroglyphics.

The Maya left their messages in stone. These were not communications to the people, but to the Gods. The Georgia Guidestones, on the other hand, are a message to humanity, which seems to say that we need to "shape up, or perhaps we're gonna have to ship out."

I keep wondering whether it is too late, whether we can fix it or not. Sun activity and the weakening of our magnetic field shield seem to be things that our out of our control. This heightened Sun activity is said to be responsible, in part, for the melting of the polar ice caps. Global warming is not solely caused by human activity.

Rose says on her website: "I once heard Terence McKenna say, 'We must act as if the apocalypse has already occurred.' At the time I didn't understand what he meant, but I think I do now. What Terence was saying is that we must begin to live in the future—right now. We must act as if the corporate, materialist-based culture has already withered away and we are living in a future of our own creation."

The DVD by Nimrod Erez is also a low-budget production. It is less artistically done than the one by Rose, but also features credible experts. Personally, I like to get a chance to see and hear the writers of the books. This DVD is a good one for someone new to the 2012 phenomenon.

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