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The New Age movement is a non-religious Western spiritual movement that developed in the latter half of the 20th century.
the origins of the movement can be found in the 18th and 19th centuries, particularly through the works of the esotericists, and would gain further momentum in the 1960s.
The term esoteric first appeared in English in the 1701 History of Philosophy by Thomas Stanley, in his description of the mystery-school of Pythagoras; the Pythagoreans were divided into "exoteric" (under training), and "esoteric" (admitted into the "inner" circle).
Nothing bad will happen to the Earth in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012.
This week researchers announced that a storm is coming--the most intense solar maximum in fifty years. The prediction comes from a team led by Mausumi Dikpati of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
When the belt is turning "fast," it means that lots of magnetic fields are being swept up, and that a future sunspot cycle is going to be intense. This is a basis for forecasting: "The belt was turning fast in 1986-1996," says Hathaway. "Old magnetic fields swept up then should re-appear as big sunspots in 2010-2011." Like most experts in the field, Hathaway has confidence in the conveyor belt model and agrees with Dikpati that the next solar maximum should be a doozy. But he disagrees with one point. Dikpati's forecast puts Solar Max at 2012. Hathaway believes it will arrive sooner, in 2010 or 2011. "History shows that big sunspot cycles 'ramp up' faster than small ones," he says. "I expect to see the first sunspots of the next cycle appear in late 2006 or 2007—and Solar Max to be underway by 2010 or 2011." Who's right? Time will tell. Either way, a storm is coming.
Originally posted by MrXYZ
Given that none of the 2012 theories have any scientific evidence as backup, I most certainly don't believe in that hogwash
Yes, there's been an earthquake...but if you look at historic records, you realize it's happened before. Last time Japan got hit by a Tsunami like this, the wave was even bigger at 33m. And there's been civil unrest before as well.
I challenge anyone who believes in 2012 to present objective, scientific evidence to back up those silly claims.