Today marks the Winter Solstice. The first day of Yule for pagans and it begins the 12 day celebration that honors the Triple Goddess and the rebirth of the God in the form of the Sun.
In the days of old, calendars were based on a variety of sources. Some were lunar or astrological. Some were remarkably accurate, others may have been off by a day or more. Some may have been based on calculations that were learned through years of observations, or passed down through generations. And then there were those that tracked the sun through early temple or monument structures. Continue reading →
Today even Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson got into the excitement on Twitter. At 12:12 he sent a tweet: @neiltyson If you happen to enjoy the uniqueness of 12h 12m 12s 12/12/12, then don’t forget 12h 12m 13s 12/12/12. It’s just as rare. He timed his tweet pretty well too. It was sent at 12h:12m:13s on 12/12/12. Truth be told, I started writing this post at 12:12, and thus the publish date/time looks pretty good too. 😉
And he wasn’t the only one marking the occasion. Our local NBC News station here in Richmond rang in the moment with party horns and cheers. For them it was 12:12:12: on the 12/12/12 on NBC12. You can’t make this stuff up people. @AndrewFreiden Wish you were here!!! pic.twitter.com/nyBOe62w.
For many this unique occurrence was simply a good time to break the work or school day up and have a little fun. The repeated pattern is cute, unique and it won’t happen again for 89 years. For others who believe in Numerology, it’s a time to mark the occasion with spiritual energy, cosmic interpretation or psychic prophecy. Continue reading →
If you believe in numerology of course it means something. But which numerological method do you follow?
Many people think there is only one pattern of number analysis. In actuality there are several. Mathematics is the only language shared by all humans regardless of culture, religion, or gender. Many of the ancient cultures: Babylon, China, Egypt, India,and Japan were using forms of numerology long before the Greeks and Romans. Over the centuries each culture has created its own method of analyzing numbers. While there are many of these, several methods have risen to the top so to speak, as the most common methods or practices. These are: Chaldean, Chinese, Indian Vedic, Kabbalah, Pythagorean (also called Western) and Shamanistic (which can vary from Germanic, Celtic, Indo-European or the Americas).
Back in November 2009 the movie “2012” was released and it honestly scared a lot of people. Now two years later we’re coming into the Year of Prophesied Doom and no doubt the air waves are going to be overwhelmed with specials, investigative reports, secret insights and “expert” interpretations of the Mayan Calendar ‘prophecies’. I thought it might be a good idea to take another look at the claims being made by so-called professional insiders and get some real facts from actual academic and professional experts.
On a side note..Since writing the original article I’ve seen the movie that inspired the article. I’m usually critical of people who nit-pick at movies. For me, movies are designed to suspend reality for a brief time to entertain. Even movies that are designed to retell history are not wholly accurate or factual. So there’s a difference between a movie and a documentary. Continue reading →