Internationally respected co-founder of Mutoid Waste Co., Robin "Mutoid" Cooke is a sculptor, installation artist and visionary behind the annual Earthdream festivals in outback Australia uniting Aboriginal Dreamtime consciousness of the land with activist and doof music culture. Earthdream is a 13 year on-going experiment in the autonomous application of Lateral Governance systems within (and without) the activist community (Robin believes that the hierarchical systems are doomed to implode!) The philosophy of thought Robin promotes unites ancient tribal wisdom from Mayan, tribal and New Age circles, and tries to integrate it for the Australian counter-cultural community. Robin was recently showcased on the ABC's Stateline program, focusing on Mutonia, a large freak sculpture garden - including the 'Planehenge' sculpture - he has created over many years near Lake Eyre, providing a rich visual backdrop to his ideas and work. We present his provoking 2012 article here as a memetic bridge between cultures, from a white, anarchist elder of a tribe with no name, part of a global community still coming into focus.
December 21st 2012 is a date that many diverse schools are pinpointing as powerfully unique. Some factions are promoting it as the End of the World as we know it, others as the End of a Calendar. This article explains, in mechanistic terms, exactly WHY this date is such a momentous one. It asks how the Mayan Indians, three thousand years ago, appear to have known things that we today, are only just beginning to rediscover. It questions whether this date is actually the `End' of anything - or whether perhaps it is the beginning of something new. It explains how the realisation of this specific potential is entirely up to us and how we choose to perceive it. It asks what will be the effect of those choices that we make now, and in the period leading up to that date? It explores whether we can have beneficial influence over our own destiny and finally, it offers a few thoughts and suggestions that may be of assistance to us in actually achieving this!
There is much fear and terror being spread by those that `control' the planet at this time. There is also much love and compassion being generated by those who live on the planet at this time. These two emotions each occupy a place at opposite ends of the human emotional spectrum. They cannot both truly and fully co-exist in the same being; thus we have a dilemma. Are we to destroy ourselves totally or are we to go on to a gloriously unparalleled omniversal future? Thus, we also have the scenario of a battle -the battle between the light and the dark, between good and evil, between the high and the low emotional frequencies and between two extremes of human consciousness. The important implication here is that much of this battle actually takes place within ourselves, as individuals, rather than without.
Ultimately the victor is the one self over the `other' self. Love over fear. The many, who are waking up from a long amnesic slumber, have the potential to hold sway over the `controlling' few who are, perhaps, becoming entrapped in `terror-cages' of their own making. This is a scenario of their own worst nightmares. It is only the conscious balancing, through choice, of the true individual self that can, and always will, win through. When a critical mass of individuals has made the same `correct' choice this `battle' may, in the greater part, be considered won! Many eminent nuclear physicists have long understood that atoms and subatomic particles spin, often around each other. We understand that the Moon spins around the Earth and that together in their turn, the Earth and Moon spin around the Sun. We know that an orbit of the Moon around the Earth equals one 28 day month (there are 13 of them per year, not12!) and that an orbit of the Earth around the Sun equals one 365 day year.
What fewer people understand is that the entire Solar System itself, as a unit, spins and orbits around a `Central' star - that of Alcyone (or `All See One' depending upon how it's annunciated!). This Central Star is nowhere near the centre of the Galaxy, but is local and central to the orbital route of our Solar System and is visible to us in the constellation of Pleiades. There are indications that Alcyone, although it appears to be `in' Pleiades, is actually midway between the two systems and that BOTH, in their turn are orbiting Alcyone diametrically opposite one and other. This would give the appearance therefore, from Earths perspective, of Alcyone always being `in' Pleiades. One such indicator is that the subsequent and relative `movement' of the backdrop stars to Pleiades are, as evidenced in photographs taken from Earth fifty years apart, moving twice as fast as they would were Pleiades NOT orbiting Alcyone! It takes the Solar System 26,000 Earth years to complete one orbital cycle around Alcyone. It takes 72 years to complete one degree of the 360 degree total. This full period is a `year' for the Sun or one Sidereal Year. This in turn can be divided into sectors (or `pieces of cake'!) of two different groupings. 1) People belonging to this grouping divide the 26,000 year circle into 13 sectors of 2000 years, with each representing a Western Astrological Age. We are, as the Musical `Hair' pointed out, entering the Age of Aquarius, thus 21/12/12 represents our full entry into the Aquarian Age. Christ was born 2000 years ago at the beginning of the previous Age. The reason that this can be named as a specific `Age' is because from the Alcyonic perspective, the backdrop to the Sun at this time is actually the constellation of Aquarius (although some Astrologers point out that through a 2 or 3 thousand year ignorance of the Sidereal year this system is in itself now flawed!), but that is the working principle.
2) People belonging to this grouping divide the orbit into 5 sectors of 5200 years, with each representing an Age or `World'. According to the peaceful Hopi, themselves descended from the South American Indians such as the Maya, we are now coming to the end of the fourth and penultimate World (4 x 5200 = 20,800) before completion of one great 26,000 year cycle. Thus 21/12/12 represents the end of the fourth sector of orbital route (and the end neither of the Calendar NOR of the Earth!) and the beginning of the Fifth and final sector before a new Sidereal Year begins. The Hopi point out that when the last `World' ended it was by flood (putting its date at around 5200 years ago!). This `World' they say, may call upon the assistance of most of the Elements (Fire, Meteorites, Water, Earthquakes, Wind etc) to assist in its transition.
The extraordinary thing about the South American Mayan Indians is that they appear to have been aware of ALL of these dynamics and more, several thousand years ago and to have based much of their culture, many of their games and most of their calendrical methodologies upon them. They appear to have left `clues' in their Codices and inscriptions and even in the alignments of their Pyramids, that all point to this one date in 2012. Why? Let us surmise several things for a momentâ€¦ firstly that WE are possibly not the only human beings in the universe! Next let us assume for the same moment that, where we may have mastered the Third Dimensional reality, others may have mastered the subsequent and higher Dimensional Realms. Let us assume that in mastering these, a necessary and complete comprehension of Time and all its workings is achieved.
Imagine then, if you will, that the Maya are in fact `Time-Keepers' for the `Time-Lords' of this Universe. OK, this may sound far-fetched, but let us treat it simply as an exercise in mental agility, a good limbering up for the atrophied brain-muscles; politics, religion and installed belief systems can be set aside just for a while! IF the Maya were able to enjoy moving around, in and through Time, imagine for a moment that you are one of them and that you choose to `drop in' and see Earth's environs and her people from a viewpoint three thousand years ago. Imagine that, working with Love, you choose to look `ahead' in time by a further three thousand years to `Now' and that you succeeded in `spotting the difference'. You saw the absolute chaos and pain of these present times, you saw the mess we've made and you saw the very, very rocky-looking road ahead. What might you then have chosen to DO about it?
As any good `Star Trek' fan knows, it is deemed against Universal Law to directly intervene or interfere with the destiny or development of any remote, indigenous and evolving (Human) species. With this in mind and with your desire to effect an alteration to the potential destiny of those that you are viewing through the lenses of Time paramount, what might you then have done? You would probably have chosen to leave clues and information, from your position three thousand years `in their past', that if and when rediscovered and decoded, would have given those future beings not only a choice in their own destiny, but also the option thereby, to totally avoid their own worst case scenario! You would have achieved this WITHOUT having to directly intervene and thereby break Universal Law! Having done this you could then allow your culture, its people and their ways to move on to the next `project' and disappear, much as the Maya do seem to have done, without trace, leaving the jungles to smother the `evidence' until such fortuitous time in the future as it may be `rediscovered'.
OK that may be Mission Accomplished for You and the Mayans. But where does it leave us here and now? The information that was left to us indicates that for just a few hours on December 21st 2012 there are two Planetary/Stellar/Galactic axis of alignment that occur, only once in every 26,000 years, that together will have a potentially profound effect, if we allow it, upon the future of Humanity on Earth. Here is why: It has been suggested that we have forgotten `who' we are that we have `misplaced' our true genetic heritage and that we have been stumbling around in the slow-motion porridge of the Third Dimension for so many aeons as to have entirely lost track of what our original mission here was; we may even be about to embark upon such tyrannical and oppressive behaviour as building armed military colonies on the Moon and on Mars! We have become entrapped in our own past! The Sun on the other hand, and thereby the Earth also, wish to evolve to the next stage of their life-cycles and are, even as you read this, increasing their energetic and vibratory rates.
We are sensing this and seeing it in some of the climatic anomalies occurring and wanting to `go along with it', but are not quite sure of how. The Maya have indicated that the alignment of Earth, the Sun and Alcyone with the Centre of the Galaxy; combined with the fact that Earths equator will on this date be exactly parallel with the plane of our galaxy (and we are again reminded that these two things ONLY occur ONCE in every 26,000 years) will cause a momentary but massive modulation of focused Central Galactic Light or Intelligence, fairly and squarely upon this small Planet that will, in turn, have the ultimate effect of reducing the Veils or `curtains' that exist between the (co-existing) dimensional realms to an ultra-thin state. It is this momentary thinning that will allow even such dense bodies as ours to pass across or through, and into the next dimensional reality with comparative EASE!
Again there is no other time for us within this 26,000 year cycle where such an opportunity arises. The Mayans indicate also that this is the potential of our brilliance - the ability to execute, through our own volition a momentary but quantum leap in our own evolution! NO humanity up until now we are told, has EVER achieved this particular manoeuver. (Partially perhaps, one wonders humorously, because no humanity has ever bothered to get itself into quite as much `shit' as we have and has therefore ever HAD to contemplate such a manoeuver?).
`What' you may well now ask is the difference between the third and fourth dimension anyway and what is it about the fourth one that is going be so much better for us than the third? Here we have to speculate but it seems that time essentially collapses to become one constant `NOW' for us and that our ability to generate our own instant realities (rather than those foisted upon us by our Media and Governors!) becomes the norm, so also, such abilities as telepathy and teleportation. Colours may have a greater visible range and be brighter and more iridescent. Perhaps this is where the Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime has been all along?
The essential points here, however, are that unless you are clear and clean of body, mind and spirit; unless you have learned to work with love and not terror, unless you have adopted an optimistic approach to life, the `filter' of the interdimensional veil will not find it easy to allow your passage through it. It will therefore be important for us to prepare ourselves by learning to see `time' as slowly collapsing construct and consisting instead of a long series of `nows', all joined together. It will be useful to start getting into the habit of NOT worrying about what we should have done yesterday or of what might befall us tomorrow, but instead to learn a focus upon the fullness and uniqueness and indeed, the largeness of `NOW'. It will be requisite for us to learn to trust our intuition and to acknowledge and affirm the helpful little `coincidences' with which the Universe increasingly obliges us.
It then becomes a clearer choice for each and every individual as to whether they move on or whether they choose to endure `another 26,000 years' of being stuck in a collapsing third dimension! (If the one on Earth collapses completely and you still really want to stay, there will be plenty of others available!). On a soul level we ALL chose to be here at this amazing time in our planet's History, so perhaps it IS just a matter of reminding ourselves of how and of what we are truly capable. These next years are but a nanosecond on the as yet unwritten pages of the history-book of Earth and those hours of 21/12/12 are but a micro-moment on the face of the Universal clock. Let US write those pages. Let us not miss it `for all the world'! A final point of which to be very well aware is that the world management teams DO NOT want us to make this move because it will automatically remove us from their clutches and thereby from the 3D system-matrix that makes their greedy, materialistic, deceptive and destructive ways possible in the first place! If those `in control' here feed off our fear then surely, if we do not generate it for them, they must either starve or they must themselves choose to join us and `move on'? This is a choice that is freely available to every human on the planet and not solely to those who may smugly believe themselves deserving of it!!
As Simon Peter Fuller points out in his book `Rising Out of Chaos', the New (Aquarian) Age cannot be built upon rotten foundations and the `New Structures' can not be erected until the old have collapsed. He assures us, however, that `waiting in the wings' right the way `from the bottom to the top' are those fully qualified to move in and to efficiently and effectively install the New in a time period much shorter than ever we could imagine! In the present political climate this could be a sound reason for optimism! This rapid installation can occur only once we, the people of Earth, have `cleared the way' and consciously requested it. This will in its turn pave the way for Lateral Systems of Governance unencumbered by the inadequacies of the present Hierarchical systems.
Finally, to close, here is a Meditation, again shared by Simon Peter Fulller. It can be done individually or as a group. Please envisage a Golden Light emanating from the Earth's centre and up through your feet and into your Body. See your Body as being the lens through which this diffuse light is focused into a bright golden laser beam shining out through the top of your head to encircle the globeâ€¦ know that where this, your beam, intersects those of others, you are together forming a powerful `node' on the New Dimensional Template of our Future! Thank You. Let's Go For It. Surely, it's Why We are Here! No Surrender!! Footnotes and Quotes
Jose Arguelles, who has done a great deal of work in decoding the Mayan wisdom and has been recognised by the remaining Mayan Elders as the official 'Closer of the Age', strongly suggests the global adoption of the afore mentioned '13 Month Lunar Calendar' to replace the 12 month Gregorian Calendar. He feels also that our use of mechanistic and technological methods to measure and work with time have created a `Technosphere' (Tick-Tock-Time-Clock!).
This is in turn insulating us from a proper connection with the `Noosphere' (the level on which all human thought merges). Use of The Lunar Calendar, he suggests, will act as a simple and effective method for:
1) Facilitating our return to a harmonic relationship with the most local 'time-wheel' of our System.
2) Acting as a means for our organic reconnection to the ever widening and interconnected Universal intelligence-cycles.
3) Assisting us in securing a conscious and successful growth toward and involvement in, the coming events of 2012-13. << http://lawoftime.org/foundation/collapse.html >>. NOTE: The 13 month Lunar Calendar was proposed for (failed) adoption to the League of Nations (later The `United Nations') in the 1930's and was openly accepted by all but the Roman Catholic Churches, whose Lobby Group expressed their fears that when the 365th day of the year (13 x 28 = 364!) landed on a Sunday, God would be furious and that as a result, no one would ever be forgiven! Pope Gregory's calendar remains, thus far, the irrelevant norm.
`EARTHDREAM 2012-13' is a proposed journey, envisaged by the author, around Australia in that year to recognise and celebrate our new massive potential. Earthdream Website: www.earthdream.net 2012 Unlimited Website: http://2012.com.au
Four last (humourous) thoughts: 1) If the People Lead; the leaders will follow - Graffiti.
2) If voting changed anything, they'd make it Illegal!- Graffiti.
3) Gandhi, when asked what he thought of `Western Civilization', replied that "It would probably be an extremely good idea!".
4) Maharaji (Initially in a very serious voice) "In the Beginning there was Nothing. Then there was LIGHT" there was still nothing; you could just see it a bit better!
all pictures by Eve N-Dawnsong