Imperial Civilization Has Run Its Course: The Birth of a Planetary Culture is Upon Us

Imperial Civilization Has Run Its Course: The Birth of a Planetary Culture is Upon Us

Sep 15 2009

Only the most superficial details about Mesoamerican Calendrics (MAC) have been popularized as the now infamous Mayan Calendar and its cycle renewal date of Dec. 21, 2012.  [Note: this article was originally published on my Emergent-Culture website on September 15, 2009] The poorly informed and opportunistic have attributed many erroneous meanings to the “end of the Mayan calendar” cycle. The general and popular misconception is one of spectacular natural catastrophe. From my vantage point, the catastrophe is upon us, and it’s called Western Civilization version 1.0, gasping for its last few breaths as it strives to maintain the status quo at all costs. What more calamity do we need in order to recognize that the world as a whole is in the grips of a serious and unprecedented socio-environmental crisis? You might ask how is the world crisis, the sunspot cycle, 2012 and the MAC system related. The Theme In short MAC calendrics is about the tracking and study of subtle and overt natural cycles, and their accompanying themes. Recurring themes that happen at every scale of the energy-matter spectrum. For example, cell division is the thematic equivalence of a woman giving birth, a couple separating, or a business opening another branch. Those examples are acute transitional stages in the process of life’s unfolding, and they are characterized by hyper-activity and some distress. There are many other themes, but the theme particular to the present time is crisis. Crisis implies the search for resolution and relief. Transformation, birth, rebirth, emergence (emergency), and transition are themes closely related to crisis and resolution. Critical Junctures December 21, 2012 is the day a Mayan time cycle of...