Why is 2012 so important?

“2012 marks the end of a 26,000 year astrological period as recognized by the Mayans, Incas, Aztecs, Maoris and most of the ancient cultures.  December 2012 is also the final end of the experiment of Atlantis.  This took 10,000 years to set up, lasted for 240,000 years and is taking 10,000 years to tie up all the loose ends, so the 260,000 year experiment ends on 21.12.2012.

Then we start a double transformational shift as the planet and all on her, including humans, rapidly move towards ascension.  This is the greatest opportunity for spiritual growth that there has ever been in the entire history of the planet and beings from all over the Universes are watching in awe at what is happening on Earth.”

This is an extract from a page of a web site recommended to me by a friend who is as lovely as she is wacky. This is a highly educated and articulate woman who believes that the Earth has chakra and we are about to experience The Ascension. Of course, all the predictions of Diana Cooper – the author of the web site – and others like her are so imprecise as to be incapable of genuine validation, so believers will have more ‘proof’ of their beliefs and sceptics – like me – will see nothing different.

Cooper’s web site explains:

“Her spiritual books are about angels, archangels, unicorns, all elementals including fairies and Ascended Masters. Her spirit guide is Kumeka, who has given her information about the Orbs, Atlantis, the Spiritual Laws, ascension and enlightenment.”

I am fascinated by why so many people believe things which most people find weird and lacking in supporting evidence and I have outlined a range of suggested explanations here.


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