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Apocalypse is coming … A Week Early

catdogGood news: the world is not going to end on December 21st 2012, as the Mayans (supposedly) predicted. Yay! 🙂

Bad news: it’s actually ending on the 17th instead – next Monday. 😦

The whole business about the hysteria surrounding the end of the Mayan Long Count calendar is based upon the idea that the end of the cycle is occurring at the same time the Sun, Earth and Galactic Centre are in alignment. Actually this is a gross over simplification. The whole business is actually based upon exploiting the pathetic neuroses of a large number of gullible people who feel their lives have no meaning if they aren’t looking forward to the end of the world. But I digress. The sun / earth / galactic centre coincidence is what is mainly fuelling the pre-occupation with the forthcoming end of the Mayan Calendar.

There is at least one problem with this however: the Sun, Earth and Galactic Centre won’t actually be aligning on December 21st – they will already have come into alignment four days previously: at 10.46pm GMT on Monday 17th December 2012, to be exact.

The exact position of the Galactic Centre is 17h 45m 40.4s of Right Ascension – which in terms of the Tropical Zodiac is equivalent to 26º 25′ 6″ Sagittarius. It is fairly easy to use astrology software to find out when the Sun will share the same degree of longitude, and hence mark the moment of the Sun – Earth alignment (see above).

But before we get too upset and be all doomy and gloomy, there are a number of reasons to say that even this will not mark the end of the world per se. Firstly, the Sun / Earth / Galactic Centre line up on a regular basis: once a year, every year, around about the same date. Hence, instead of looking forward to the end of the world just in 2012, we ought by rights to be looking forward to it every year!

Secondly, although the Galactic Centre is 17h 45m 40.4s Right Ascension, its Declination is -29° 00′ 28.1″. Note that because of the tilt of the Earth, the Sun’s own declination can never fall below -23º 30′, so in fact on the day of the alignment the Galactic centre won’t actually be completely aligned with the Sun and Earth but will appear (or would appear if it were visible) slightly beneath the Sun from our point of view. Five and a half degrees may not sound like much to you and me, but in terms of heavenly bodies, one of which is 27,000 light years away, the difference quite literally is astronomical.

Thirdly, were I to invoke astrology, I would say that looking at a chart drawn for the moment of the alignment does not actually show anything remarkable. If I were to predict what will happen on that day I would say that probably there would be yet another dip on the stock market occurring at the same time as yet another prominent public figure being revealed as part of a shady cover-up, leading to widespread public outrage. So in other words, just an ordinary day like any other – but crucially not the end of the world.

Horoscope drawn for the exact moment of Sun / Earth / Galactic Centre alignment 2012

Horoscope drawn for the exact moment of Sun / Earth / Galactic Centre alignment 2012

Interestingly though, I have heard anecdotal evidence that there is a statistical correlation between when the Sun is aligned with the Galactic centre and an increase of psychic activity on planet Earth. I therefore suggest the following course of action for the poor benighted inhabitants of this planet.

  1. If you are a magician – use the evening (Monday) for conducting magical rituals.
  2. If you are a policeman – may I suggest there is another nonce waiting to be arrested as part of Operation Yew Tree, so please do so.
  3. If you are an investor – go short on the stock market.
  4. Everyone else – calm down, calm down!

Finally, as to December 21st itself, may I suggest that it probably won’t be the end of the world: it is however the last Friday before Christmas, so it is a perfect time to go out and have a party – which is probably how the Mayans would have celebrated the end of their calendar anyway.


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Today is Cosmic Saturday, aka Galactic Centre Day

Today the Earth, Sun and the centre of the Galaxy are all in alignment – as I explained in a previous blog post. I personally got up early so that I was ready for dawn – when I did some Enochian Theurgical working – which is related to my EHNB work. A full report shall be coming anon!

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Galactic Centre Day 2011

This blog post came about partly as a result of a conversation with the writer Mike Crowson. Apparently he had unearthed some parapsychological research that says that psychic phenomena tend to increase when the centre of the Galaxy is rising on the horizon. Why this should be so neither he, I, nor the authors of the research were aware, but apparently there was statistical correlation for the assertion.

Now the Galactic Centre can be plotted astronomically – it is where the the belt of the Milky Way cuts the Ecliptic between the end of the constellation of Sagittarius and the beginning of that of Capricorn. Astrologically the Milky Way has figured in the myths of various cultures since ancient times, being thought of as the River of Souls up which we traverse in our post-mortem existence. The example par excellence is Ancient Egypt where it was considered to be the “Heavenly Nile.” The fact that the Milky Way cut the ecliptic at approximately the same point as where the Sun changes direction at the winter solstice did not escape the ancients: they believed that 0º Capricorn and 0º Cancer (approximately where the other end of the Milky Way crosses the ecliptic) were “Soul Gateways.”

Pentagram, with elemental attributions.

Here I depart from what Mike came up with and inserted my own findings (in other words – don’t blame him for the following). The pentagram, you will notice, has the elements Fire, Water, Air and Earth in a particular order – starting in the lower right point and reading widdershins. Why are they in this particular order and not another? It is because they correspond to the Kerubic signs of the Zodiac. That is to say, if Leo corresponds to the Fire point, Scorpio will correspond to the Water point, Aquarius the Air and Taurus the Earth points. This can be illustrated by the following crude diagram:

Pentagram (approximately) drawn on the belt of the Zodiac.

Now you notice that if the preceding is given, where the fifth point of Spirit lies? 0º Capricorn, the Galactic Centre and one of the two Soul Gateways! We thus have an occult explanation, or at least a theory, why the Galactic Centre appears to be connected with psychic phenomena, although this still raises the question why this should be so, and whether the connection with the Pentagram is not just an almighty coincidence. After all, the belt of the Zodiac only appears the way it does from our vantage point on Earth. Go anywhere else in the galaxy and they do not perceive the same constellations as we do. Unless the influence of the Galactic Centre has somehow managed to cause archetypal images in our collective unconscious, or influenced the formation of our solar system to  a Paranormal degree, or both.

Why am I going on about the Galactic centre though, I hallucinate that I hear you ask. Well – it just so happens that the Earth, Sun and the Galactic Centre will all be in alignment on Saturday 15th January 2011 – just two weeks hence. This is the moment when the Sun is at 0º Capricorn in the Sidereal Zodiac (Fagan-Bradley system), nb not the Tropical Zodiac – which would have been the Solstice, 21st December 2010. By using a sidereal system this more closely approximates actual astronomy than a tropical system. We thus have the exciting possibility that on that at dawn on that day our Solar System will be aligned with the Galactic Centre, and we will be able to accomplish great works of a psychic nature.


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