This post from last Spring 2012 seems much more relevant NOW as Winter Solstice 2012 hysteria begins to build….what do you folks out there think of it all?
“…. Have you heard about millenarianism? It is at the root of the current hype about what dire events are supposed to happen at this year’s Winter Solstice, according to the latest versions of Mayan calendar prophecy.
To quote respected historian and astrologer, Dr. Nicholas Campion, from “The Great Year” (1994, 331):
“….Millenarianism has been a political force in Europe for almost two thousand years….Its flames have been fanned by social and economic dislocation, but its militant power has always derived from an ideology that preaches that destruction is necessary before the world can be reborn….”
There have been bouts of millenarianism for a very long time, despite which we are still here. The most recent one occurred at the Millenium –
Anyone remember The Millenium Bug which was going to reap dire havoc worldwide? I seem to recall a Hong Kong taxi driver’s meter going a bit wonky after midnight, but that was about it.
And here we are, as the world goes through one of its periodic bouts of more turmoil than usual, at it again.
It is only March and I am already getting rather fed up of being asked whether I think the world is going to come to an end at the Winter Solstice. My answer is usually that I doubt that very much. But then no-one knows anything for sure, not even Richard Dawkins……
This morning, having a trawl around the Net, I found this very sensible, very erudite, very detailed and very LONG article by astrological historian and Mesoamerican Astrology researcher Bruce Schofield, PhD.
His trenchant comment is that 21st December 2012 ” is most likely going to just be another Friday full of last minute Christmas shopping….”
To read the full article and become fully informed for your future discussions with your local Prophets of Doom, click below:
“Fear-Driven Doomsday Rant Has Badly Misinformed the Public”.
(many thanks to Mary Plumb and this week’s Mountain Astrology Blog for including a link to this article) ….” ( March 13 2012 )
UPDATE 13.12.2012: Mary Plumb has her own thoughtful reflections on the Mayan Calendar issue in this week’s Mountain Astrology Blog.
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