It seems that the excitement and fear about 2012 are ratcheting up rather quickly. Everywhere on the web are instances of how there is a calamity about to occur, or some astral event that will envelope us all.

Here is a sample from a web page called “Before It’s News” :

Although NASA covered up the strange photon cloud that’s now enveloped the solar system, the word has leaked out from some scientists. And now, as the ominous cloud approaches it’s affecting the sun and planets in measurable ways. Amazingly, as the bizarre energy invades our space, some of the world’s most famous pyramids are generating intense energy.

Several incredible incidents of visible power beams shooting skywards into space towards the region of the alien photonic cloud are well-documented. At the same time, people around the world began hearing and recording frightening sounds—noises that seem as if the Earth itself is moaning and wailing. All the phenomena—including measurements of the never-before-seen gigantic electrification of the turbulent sun—seem to be centered on the deadly photonic cloud that some have called a ‘potential Doomsday space event.’

Sounds just wonderful…..scary, mysterious, immediate, challenging everything we know. So I decided to ask my teacher, Gene Kieffer, about all of these “prophesies” and this is what he answered back:

Hi Chuck and Karen,

In these chaotic and very dangerous times, it isn’t too difficult to push some people into a state of “mass hysteria,” as for instance those high school girls in Michigan or somewhere “out there” who suddenly begin to have “tics” or jerky gestures they cannot control.

Steven Spielberg and other movie-makers have been popularizing the idea of extraterrestrial visitations, etc., so it is only natural that our imagination is revved to such a degree that a lot of people are seeing weird things in the sky or hearing weird sounds.

It is not likely that Nature would be playing tricks on us when She wants nothing less than a healthy civilization with certain advanced nations to continue to evolve in the direction of Higher Consciousness. Look, we’ve come through WW I and WW II and now approaching WW III, all because man has not learned the lessons of the past. Our brightest men and women should have put a halt to the development of weapons of mass destruction, but they did not. Instead, we are continuing to develop ever-more destructive engines of war. This is what Nature will not permit, because it would put
and end to Planet Earth.

Nature, which knows everything in the past and everything that lies in the future, has the power and Intelligence to halt this insanity without wrecking Her plan of having a highly evolved race of god-like people inhabit Earth. So the Israelis, who talk incessantly as being “God’s chosen people,” have now reached the point where they are beating the drums of war. Ironic? What is essential now is to rid the planet of superstitions. But most New Agers are so deeply bogged down in superstition (i.e., the Gregg Bradens, et al) that nothing is too outlandish or weird for them. Those photos of the pyramids beaming huge shafts of energy into space are crude PhotoShop images and nothing more.

What the New Age leaders ought to be doing is telling their followers the truth about superstitions, not inventing new superstitions to amuse themselves and frighten those who are prone to believe in them. That would be the right thing to do. I was hoping that Austin could be the center of anti-superstition leadership, not the opposite.

As I’ve mentioned several times, Gopi Krishna tried his best, and in the end he said: “Do not believe in any superstition. And maintain your purity.” He wasn’t talking about healthy sexual activity. He was talking about healthy brains that would promote healthy thinking and healthy evolution. With all the illicit drugs and the pharmaceutical drugs being poured into our digestive systems, plus the pollution of our air, environment and food, how can we hope to maintain our purity? The brains of new-born children have developed for 9 months in a pond of embryonic fluid that contains nearly one hundred industrial chemicals. What the hell can we expect our the rising generations? Freaks with high I.Q.s
but without compassion, love and the other qualities Nature demands.

All the best,
Gene Kieffer

Frankly, what Gene says makes wonderful sense to me. I have a feeling our December 21, 2012 Mayan end of the world is going to be a bigger anti-climax than the Y2K fiasco, where many people got ready for the crisis with fortifications, dried food and other supplies only to discover that they have been duped. Something tells me that some like this is more likely than an end to the world.

And as a footnote, just for the record, Jesus is not coming back…..ever. The Christ, of whom Jesus was a total part, never left….even Jesus said, “Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of time.”