2012 is here ! A cycle has ended , a new one begun . Our collective consciousness holds it's breath - will we see great changes ? Are the ancient peoples correct in their predictions for this time on Earth ?
The Mayan Long Calendar speaks of the end of one cycle of time moving into the next on December 21 , 2012 when their date numbering system rolls over to 126.96.36.199.0
Some researchers suggest Nostradamus was a true prophet and that his prophecies are genuine. Credited with accurately predicting numerous major world events including the assassinations of JFK and Princess Diana, the rise of antichrists Napoleon Bonaparte and Adolf Hitler, the French Revolution, the collapse of the World Trade Centre and the Challenger Disaster, Nostradamus is now being closely linked with the 2012 “end of the world” prophecies cited by ancient cultures like the Mayan, the Hopi and Hindu texts.
Just like the Mayan, the Hopi predict a new dawn of civilization in 2012.
The Hopi are Native American Indians occupying the lands in the Arizona Desert. Their name Hopitu means peaceful people. Little is known about their past but it is thought they have lived in the Black Mesa for around 10,000 years. Like the Mayans and other Mesoamerican Indians their traditions and prophecies are passed down orally from generation to generation. And just like the Mayan, the Hopi predict a new dawn of civilization in 2012.The similarities predicted by the two cultures do not end there. The Hopi also prophecies Earth is soon to go through a period of great purification and that it will be the choice of humanity how extreme the purification process will be. The Hopi say the planet is emerging into the fifth world, but will go through a trial of suffering before a time of “one-heartedness.”
An ancient Hopi Indian prophecy states:
“When the Blue Star Kachina makes its appearance in the heavens, the Fifth World will emerge.”
The Blue Star Kachina is the name the Hopi give to the Sirius, the brightest star in the sky that the ancient Egyptians referred to as Isis or the Dog Star (God Star) the mother of fertility and rebirth. The Hopi say this will be the day of purification.The Hopi believe the Star Kachina will initially be noticed by the entire world when it becomes so bright it appears yellow in the night sky. As it moves slowly across the heavens red pulses from violent explosions will be seen on its surface. As it appears over the North American continent blue rays of fire will be seen emanating from the surface, so brightly people will be able to see in the dark.
The Dogon are a tribe of native Indians from Mali in West Africa and are believed to be of Egyptian descent. What is most astonishing about their culture is that they have a profound knowledge of astronomy that dates back thousands of years and has been passed down from generation to generation through oral traditions.Between 1931 and 1956, two French anthropologists, Marcel Griaule and his student, Germaine Dieterlen conducted extensive research within the Dogon communities during which time they were told about the tribal myths by four village elders. What they were told astonished them.The Dogon knew about the rings of Saturn, the moons of Jupiter and the spiral structure in the Milk Way that reflected the circulation of blood in the human body. But they also had knowledge of the brightest star in the galaxy, Sirius and its companion star Sirius B. The Dogon priests told the anthropologists that Sirius B was a white dwarf planet with an extremely heavy mass and orbited Sirius every 50 years. The facts were true, and the Dogon had known this for thousands of years, even though Sirius B was not visible in the night sky by the human eye and was not discovered by telescope until 1862. Its density was not discovered by American astronomers until 1910.
It is interesting that the Hindu predict the emergence of a new world is prophesied in their calendar, the Kali Yuga, which has an end date of 21 December 2012, just as the more familiar Mayan Long Count calendar does. But the Hindu went one step further and cited certain behavioural patterns would be evident towards the end of days. It is important to note that many of the circumstances the Hindu stated are evident in the world today.
Just as with the Mayan and other ancient civilisations, the Egyptians were master astronomers and astrologers with the ability to predict events on earth by reading the position of the stars, planets and the sun in the sky. Subsequently they made reference in both the Egyptian Book of the Dead and the Kolbrin Bible to a global catastrophe that would invoke major disruption and changes to the planet.
The Egyptians predicted the event would take place in the year 9792 BCE, though didn´t speculate what the damage would be other than to state: “The sun moved from his wonted course, twice rising where it now sets and twice setting where it now rises,” and that “The Old Lion turned around.” This account seems to imply the phenomenon predicted by geologists and other scholars of the pole shift.
Wait a minute , this is just a perfume blog after all , but I hope I shared with you some things you did not know . There has certainly been upheaval in the world of perfume with all of the IFRA restrictions . My interest in new perfume releases no longer exists in fact . Has anything come my way this year ?
If you are still reading - good for you !
I have been getting pretty crafty lately , spinning lots of wool yarn and crocheting a new sweater for myself . I also am suddenly smitten with Irish Lace and began a crochet project with paisley motives which eventually will be a fitted coat . I'll share pics with you if you want to see them .
My old standby fragrances are still with me - our Florida winter has been extremely mild . It was 80 degrees yesterday so I wore my tropical favorite , Bruno Acampora Seplasia . Yummy coconutty floral that it is . Dior Mitzah was my holiday choice . We had a brief cold snap to put me in a Holiday mood and Mitzah has astonishing sillage and longevity . Delicious ! Caron Infini parfum is new to my collection and I have slowly fallen in love with her cold aloof charms . I recently swapped for a big vintage bottle of parfum de toilette and I use it with abandon .
I would love to share samples of these with one lucky reader . Just tell me what you see happening in 2012 , and give me some suggestions for new releases worth trying .