I feel this thread, being more spiritual in nature, pertains more to the topics in this forum, as opposed to those in others.
Many people are gravely concerned about 2012. They fear a destruction, or celebrate an ascension. Allow me to give you an older perspective on the
All reality, or rather, the totality of all goes through cycles. There are four phases to the cycle, much like seasons. The length of each phase in
the cycle is not widely known, and I won't claim to know that.
However, we are in what some call "The Kali Yuga" It's basically, the age of Darkness. All of human history that we know about, and well beyond
falls under this age.
Some will argue, wondering about how dinosaurs, or the various theories will fit into this cycle. I will get there towards the end of my comments.
There are 4 phases, as discussed. The brightest phase, man is concerned most with the Totality of existence and the study of Spirit is paramount.
Knowledge of the Spiritual nature is more a known, than something that is quested for, though there are still aspirations to climb higher.
The second phase, man descends a bit, becoming more concerned with the mental self, and the knowledge of the Mind. Here, the collective consciousness
closes a bit, focusing on the Mental aspect to be supreme. Spiritual knowledge becomes more scarce.
The third stage, we descend even further, our Emotional selves take front stage. At this level, most men believe Emotional/energetic quality to be the
highest. Spiritual knowledge becomes even harder to come by.
The final stage, the stage of Darkness that we are in, knowledge of the physical self excels. Most believe that the physical shell is all there is.
This is the aspect that men develop the most knowledge about. All progress as far as spiritual evolution is gained, rather than given.
Come 12/21/2012, the final scene of this age will begin.
Now, the reason that most predict disaster is easily explained. During the ages of ignorance, especially this age, most have built up a great degree
of negative consequences, or "bad karma." These consequences must be paid for.
Now, a specific man, and the global concept of man can both work to transform their character, and in this transformation, they spend and eliminate
their negative consequences of their actions.
However, most of us never change in the slightest, so this negativity builds up. Yes, we experience varying degrees of misery, but we don't nearly
absolve ourself of the consequences of our every thought, word, and action.
The dark age can only last so long, and if we don't pro actively transform it, it has to be released somehow.
So this is where most sense/predict the most likely path man will take. Man will unlikely transform, so they will experience misery, and destruction
in the final scene of the Dark Age.
Think of fate like your hand. Certain fingers, or paths, are more pronounced than others. These are the most likely paths based off of our characters
and the consequences of our actions. But the larger fingers are not the only possible paths that we may take.
Then, many expect a wonderful ascension period come 2012. Well, after the collective consciousness of mankind is purged by the final scene, man will
become more aware as a whole, of the totality, and knowledge of the Spirit.
But then, over a great period of time, knowledge of Spirit will diminish, and knowledge of the lower aspects of Self will flourish.
As the amount of matter, the amount of energy/emotion, is all limited, though incomprehensibly massive, those entities that no longer need to manifest
in a material form, then move up and exist primarily in the Emotional level as their main body, and those who ascend there will exist primaryly as
mind substance, etc.
As more people climb the ladder, more spirits who have been waiting their turn to be incarnated will manifest in the physical world, as stones, or
plants, or maybe animals, depending on their development at the moment.
After an infinitely long period of time, when a being makes the step to the top of the Ladder, and gains full complete consciousness and oneness with
all, they are then filtered back to the material world, starting the process all over again as a new "blank" entity. Think of a soul as a body of
water. after having attained the whole of totality, that mass of water then seperates, and from it other bodies of water spring.
Ever so gradually, the level of consciousness one starts with grows.
Most people in this world have not gained a human manifestation before the beginning of the Dark Age. These people are especially lost, as they have
never known the higher powers, but in time, they will come to grow, and eventually become the elders of their race.
Now, as far as what scientists are discovering now, and as far as dinosaurs, quantum theory, and all of these things go, here is my answer.
At the brightest phase in the cycle, more knowledge and global consciousness of Spirit and all of the lower planes exists. At this phase, all of these
4 stages are as real as matter is for you and I.
At the end of the 1st age, Spirit and global consciousness of the highest stage is filtered out, and becomes less real and more surreal, being touched
upon by only a few.
As the second age ends, knowledge and perception of the true mental abilities and consciousness filters out, leaving then, the level of
Emotion/Energy, and Matter. Energy being the higher state, and being most focused on.
As the third stage ends, we end up here focused primarily on the Physical.
Each age takes with it a huge chunk of existence. Man will never find Atlantis, for it left at the end of it's age. Dinosaurs and things like this
are remnants to an age that faded out of global consciousness, hence, out of detectable existence.
Man cannot find what has been filtered out by consciousness, unless he possesses consciousness at the level of the filtered.
Does this make sense? I hope so.
Come the end of our final scene, a new age shall come, of greater peace, and so the cycle, and likely, a new "big bang- esque" sequence will take
place, and it shall start again.
At the beginning of this age, man had greater knowledge of Spirit, but as we became more adept in the science of the flesh, we forgot more of what we
left behind. Hence the departure from Eastern medicine to Western, one being more physically oriented, one more energy oriented.