Ok, excuse me for bringing this thread up from the depths, but I wanted to
Last night I watched 2012 Science or Superstition (trailer here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DylQeMx6hY&feature=channel
i'll post up the site that the missus found to watch it online when she gets home...) and I have to say it was brilliant. It was openminded about all sides of the 2012 issue that seems to be gaining more and more media recognition. By that I mean that it had scientist and authors talking about the two different sides to what people are saying might happen. First there's the doom and gloom, "we're all going to die" disaster view. Backed up by some very interesting stuff, but no one is saying that this is certain, just that things might get worse than they are now (that's very simplified by me btw)
The second is the paradigm shift that could be coming, the change in human consciousness that we as a race need to survive.
Now, I know that people who are really interested by 2012, i mean the people that actually look into how it's come to our attention via the mayan calander, and what the mayans learnt from their own simply amazing astronomical observations (again very simplified by me), well these people are starting to be chucked in with the "nutjobs" You know, UFO's, magic and the like. But instead of simply writing it all off as the stupid ramblings of a primitive culture, perhaps this documentary could help you......refine your views, or maybe even kick start an interest.
What I will say is this. There's been a horrible swelling of publications about 2012, many of which are, to put it very simply, shit. A lot have come out, as there is a "hollywood" movie about 2012 coming out soon and want to ride the monetary wave that might come out of it. If you do become interested in the subject, writers like John Major Jenkins Daniel Pinchbeck (who are at the moment the only 2 that i've read that have anything interesting and well researched to say on the matter, but there are more out there that i need to read..), are the ones that you should be looking to read (in other words do some research into the authors before just blindly reading anything)
I was hoping that some on here might be able to recommend some other reading on the subject?