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“The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” ~Chicken Little~

“Naw. It ain’t the sky. That’s just a chip off the Mayan Calendar.” ~Two-Bit Guru~

There’s been a lot of speculation lately about If the world will end on December 21, but I haven’t heard these Mayan calendar predictions say much about How. Since thinkers of varying points of view have addressed the issue, I thought this would be a good time to take a look at what they’ve had to say before it’s too late, if you get my drift.

Before you panic, consider that no one has been saying much about the speed with which this alleged end will occur. It might only be starting now and will take place at least over a generation, considering that the sperm rate of French men is rapidly declining. This doesn’t mean that the French will go first. It means that the French research is the most recent. Guessing what nationality will cease breeding first could be fodder for another state lottery.

American poet Robert Frost might have taken a cue from Dante’s Inferno when he, Frost, mused on whether the world would end in fire or in ice. Being a little wishy-washy about it, he concluded that either would suffice. He said it a little differently than I’m saying it but he did rhyme ice with suffice.

To get the poets out of the way, T.S. Eliot, in The Hollow Men, said the world would end, not with a bang but a whimper. Eliot was famous for taking bits and pieces of other people’s work and pasting them up to make his own poetry. That method worked so well for him that nobody ever called him a plagiarist, but I don’t think they ever called him an oracle, either.

The thinker whom I believe chose December 21, 2012, as the date was Terence McKenna. McKenna simply said that the universe has a teleological attractor that will increase interconnectedness at the end of time, reaching a state of infinite complexity in 2012 (here’s where it really gets good) when everything imaginable will occur simultaneously.

Just because McKenna arrived at these ideas while using psilocybin mushrooms and N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), I wouldn’t be too hasty in judging him as a drug-addled idiot. Although the thought is intriguing. Rather, consider that DMT is known to cause a complete loss of connection to conventional reality, and leads to encounters with unexplainable spiritual or alien realms. This is right up my spiritual alley.

Let’s say, just for fun, that McKenna tuned in to one of those alien realms and found a parallel earth, or possibly a whole infinite parallel universe, and that is where the ending will take place. We might experience nothing more than a little rattling of the dishes in the china cabinet here on this earth. Watch for that on Friday.

If you think McKenna was nuts, consider a tidbit from another recent link list post. Physicists, in my opinion the high priests of science, have proposed a method of determining whether we might be a computer simulation run by our descendants. This makes McKenna look about as revolutionary as your cousin the accountant.

This commentary wouldn’t be complete without referring to the absolute authorities, the Mayan elders. As I posted on my link list several weeks back, the elders are pissed that foreign archeologists misinterpret their hieroglyphs and are spewing false information.

The elders explain that we are leaving the world of the 4th sun behind but have not yet entered the world of the 5th sun. What’s happening in this transition period is a “convergence of environmental destruction, social chaos, war, and ongoing Earth Changes.” The good news is the earth isn’t going to end, but we may find ourselves wishing it would.

Predictors have commented that since the Mayan calendar ends that must mean the end, period. But the Mayan calendar isn’t like the calendar on the wall that you got from your friendly, neighborhood realtor. That one you throw away at the end of year because it’s linear. It’s over, kaput, never to come again.

The Mayan calendar you don’t throw away for several reasons, the first being that it’s too dang big for the trashmen. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, the Mayan calendar isn’t linear, it’s cyclical. That means that we are coming to the end of one 5,125-year cycle and beginning a new one, like the coming of the 5th sun.

Finally, there is what Mark Twain had to say in The Mysterious Stranger. “It is all a dream—a grotesque and foolishness dream. Nothing exists but you.” Embrace Twain’s point of view and whenever your lights go out, all the lights go out. Maybe we all are computer simulations.

But for me, this earthly sojourn is a brief adventure and when the lights go out here, there’s lots more already on and waiting for us when we rejoin with the Source. It would be quite the joke if Mark Twain is there, wouldn’t it?