November 16, 2012
Ronald Weinland runs Church of God Preparing for the Kingdom of God. He is known by many 2012ers because in numerous places 2012ers hang out he offered a free 2012 book: 2008 – God’s Final Witness, postage included – hard to resist. Personally, the book didn’t appeal to me at all – bulk prophecy unsupported by anything tangible. Of course his predicted end of times on May 27, 2012 was uneventful.
What is interesting is that he believed his own prophecy enough that he neglected to pay his taxes.
A federal judge sentenced self-styled doomsday prophet Ronald Weinland to three-and-a-half years in prison Wednesday for failing to pay taxes on income he earned while running a worldwide ministry from his Union home for more than a decade.U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves also ordered the 63-year-old to pay $245,176 in back taxes and a $7,000 fine. Weinland was found guilty in June of five counts of income tax evasion for failing to pay taxes on $4.4 million in income from 2004 through 2007, according to court records.
…Reeves said Weinland used ministry donations to pay for his son’s schooling and then tried to mischaracterize the expense as a scholarship. Weinland also used donations to pay for his son’s BMW, daughter’s living expenses and his wife’s trips around the world.McBride said Weinland used donations to pay for everything right down to the designer suit he wore at his own trial.
The moral: no matter how much you believe a doomsday to be nigh, make sure you are covered if you are wrong!
June 26, 2012
Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine says we should be preparing for the end of the world. She doesn’t have the full story though – for example, she says that “for the first time in 26,000 years our solar system will be in direct alignment with the center of our galaxy” – when it’s actually the galactic equator, not the center – and it is only an almost alignment. Still, she would have to rank as perhaps the most famous person to suggest the world could end this year.
At least there is more accuracy in her new book:
“on December 21, 2012, the precession of the equinoxes will end and a new precession will begin. The great cycle began in August 3014 BCE, the approximate time of the first Egyptian hieroglyphics. The great cycle will end on December 21, 2012, when our sun will move into direct alignment with the equator of the Milky Way galaxy. Science acknowledges that this galactic alignment will occur and that the Mayan calendar marks the event.”
January 23, 2012
Be Prepared… the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Expect the best, Prepare for the worst.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
In fair weather prepare for foul.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
There is no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.
Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans.
Adlai E. Stevenson
It’s never too late to prepare for the end of the world as we know it.
Unfortunately, given the increasing complexity and fragility of our modern technological society, the chances of a societal collapse are increasing year after year
James Wesley Rawles
Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
1 Corinthians 16:13
Do your best, prepare for the worst – then trust God to bring victory
January 13, 2012
Suspected of killing two civilians and a police deputy is Drew Ryan Maras, and author of Open Your Eyes: To 2012 and Beyond. The deaths took place either side of the anniversary of 2012er Jared Lee Loughner killing six people in nearby Tuscon.
January 8, 2012
Patrick Geryl has put out a $10,000 reward. He is hoping to find someone with the necessary skills and qualifications who can convert his static analysis of solar activity changes into a dynamic model, and the hard part is that it needs to be published in a recognised astronomical journal.
The offer and supporting documents are at Tall Bloke.
I hope someone takes up the challenge – Geryl’s calculations are quite complex, and having them verified (or disproved) by an expert would be good for the 2012 community.
December 23, 2011
Remarkably, Tasmanian newspaper The Mercury has found three locals who have information to share about 2012:
- Numerologist Shane Harkness says 2012 would bring greater peace and harmony. “When you add all the digits in 2012 together you get five, and five is about freedom,” he said.
- Tasmanian psychic Jason Betts said he published an annual list of 10 key predictions for the year ahead. He wasn’t ready to reveal his predictions for 2012…
- Nick Armstrong, who runs the website 2012 Unlimited, believes the global population will be put into a deep sleep sometime in the New Year and wake to a new world.
Nick Armstrong goes on to say “spiritual masters in other dimensions were guiding us towards major changes in the year ahead.”
November 27, 2011
Catastrophic predictions for 2012, and/or the end of the Mayan Calendar, will be easy to judge when the day comes. Either something terrible (and obvious) occurs, or there will be nothing. Some might claim that from that day forth there will be an increase in natural disasters, but they were already probably proclaiming that for the period of now anyway.
New age predictions are much different, for the changes might be hard to detect, especially for non-believers.
Carl Calleman believes that the Mayan Calendar ended on October 28, 2011. Here’s some of how he describes that end, and a new beginning:
Many now typically report that they experience a flattening of time, an end to time acceleration and as a result a great calmness. The end to the acceleration of time is even experienced as a deceleration and some have reached so deep into their own presence that the term “future’’ is starting to loose its previous meaning. The future is no longer a place to get to. With the completion of the Ninth wave we potentially already have direct access to all the guidance we need. This shifted experience of time all seems understandable given that was has happened is that the directed nine evolutionary processes from seed to mature have now been completed. For those that have a conscious relationship to the tree of life the new experience of time will continue to deepen also after this shift. As we know from all previous experience of the shifting energies of the Mayan calendar it always takes time until their external manifestations become visible.
…It was in fact clear to me already then that a large segment of humanity that had been born into the materialist Seventh wave was so shut off from spiritual experiences that they were not responsive to waves which carried a spiritual light. It was then also possible that they would resist the changes to come as those could be understood from the Mayan calendar leading up to 2011. People that have been born into the eighth wave starting in 1999 are in fact today not yet teenagers and those born into the ninth wave have not yet learned to talk. Even if you generously include people that were born into the pre-wave (starting in 1986) of the Galactic Underworld they would still be less than 25 years old and outside of all major decision making that has shaped the course of our civilization since.
So, it could be a generation before the people born in the appropriate waves will be making their mark on society…
August 31, 2011
After a lengthy break, Ken Carey ( author of the Starseed Transmissions) has written an article to share is thoughts on the upcoming changes, due in 2011 (not 2012!).
Today it is no longer about individual human accomplishment, incarnation, or enlightenment. It is about the singularity of human consciousness awakening (in all who can handle it). It is about the Great Tree of Life at the core of our humanity experiencing itself as a single unity, with our individual creativity fear-free to open into becoming its consciously interwoven leaves and blossoms. At times we will be with those in the collective core at the very singularity of consciousness itself. At other times we will be those same true selves inhabiting sensuous human bodies.
April 29, 2011
Originally an actress, and now better known for her spiritual work, Shirley MacLaine recently appeared on The Oprah Show, and one of the things they discussed was 2012. Shirley shared information regarding the upcoming galactic alignment, and its connections with astrology, the weather, frequencies and gravitational pull. She also points out this is the cause of everything seeming to happen so fast lately, and that we need to choose our personal spiritual path ASAP.
Meanwhile, John Major Jenkins laments not being credited by Shirley for being the originator of the idea. Like Patrick Geryl and the 2012 movie, ideas and knowledge cannot be copyrighted.
March 26, 2011
Sad news this week, with the passing of 2012 author José Argüelles age 72. He was best known for organising the Harmonic Convergence event in 1987, and writing The Mayan Factor, published at the same time. This was one of the key factors that lead to the 2012 meme becoming known far and wide.
Carl Johan Calleman says of the book:
It became a great source of inspiration for myself as well as for many others and for a few years I regarded it almost as a bible to Mayan cosmology. In this book Argüelles introduced a few very radical thoughts for the first time: 1/ The shifts in the Mayan calendar and especially the Long Count provides for an understanding of human history. 2/ What is important in the Mayan calendar are the non-astronomical cycles of 260 and 360 days and 3/ The energies of the Tzolkin provide a matrix for the evolution of the longer cycles. Although he had forerunners such as Peter Balin, Tony Shearer, and Frank Waters, Argüelles’ ideas were groundbreaking and created the necessary opening that allowed for us to realize that the Mayan calendar could be true and then also help us understand the contours of a cosmic plan.
The photo was taken in Cancun last year.