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Saturday, 26 May 2012

Galactic Alignment


Painted board 40"x34"

Natural spiritual transformation and transition processes are already very much in progress and appear to be exponentially increasing at this time. This leads me to consider the possibility that December 21, 2012 simply represents a symbolic date in recognition of this ongoing event, as opposed to representing the final date of any causation in absolute terms. In other words, this iconic date simply represents a convenient marker in time as measured by the Gregorian calendar, in recognition of a series of ongoing cosmic events that will continue to progress through 21 December, 2012 and on into the “future”. It is thought that the Maya derived the basis of their “long count calendar” upon cosmic observation conducted over a long period of time, extrapolating these observations to form the basis of a calendrical system representing galactic cycles of around 25,800 years, the end of which is marked or symbolised by the galactic alignment—an event resulting from the precession of the equinoxes. In brief, this precession arises from the fact that Earth wobbles very slowly about its axis, which in turn causes the relative position of the equinox to move backwards, i.e. to “precess” at the rate of around 1 degree every 71.5 years. The entire processional cycle takes around 25,800 years to complete, culminating in the end of a Maya “long count” calendrical cycle, and the beginning of the next cycle. Thus it may be seen that the end of the calendar, or cycle is not the “end of the world” as has been erroneously widely supposed, but rather the end of the current single Mayan long count cycle. 
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