As i mentioned in my previous post, various folk are pushing the 2012 so-called Maya prediction as a time of spiritual change. Here are some them:
John Major Jenkins
This chap has been pushing his version of 2012, very hard; even trying to hijack interviews at the 2012 movie premiere. At first glance, he seems like he knows what he's talking about; he's clearly very knowledgeable about the Maya. He has, however, been accused of misusing astronomical terms, and being vague about his contentions.
For one, his use of the term "Galactic Alignment" is vague and inaccurate. He seems to be very pro-active in debating with his online detractors (usually promoting his various 2012 books in the process), until someone brings him a solid argument; then he goes quiet. Now, he's obviously a scholar who has dedicated a large part of his life to his studies. Sure, his writings seem to be deliberately vague, and he attacks his critics with semantics, rather than facts. What really gets me is his associations with opportunistic tourism like THIS. I know, the man has to feed himself, but this really detracts from his credibility.
This man is confusing. Publicly, he derides 2012 doomsayers, calling them opportunists. Yet, in his Maya Cosmogenesis: 2012, he appears to believe that, in fact, 2012 will bring an apocalypse. Misunderstood? Perhaps. Consistent? Not at all. Credible? That's up to you, but my answer is most definitely not.
Jose Arguelles, also calling himself Valum Votan (which he claims means "Closer of the Cycle"), is an interesting chap. As a proponent for spiritual change, he spent his last days in New Zealand, working on his Rinri project. A meditation intended to unlock the rainbow polar bridge in preparation for the spiritual change coming about in 2012. Or something. His main goal was converting the world to his Dreamspell calendar. Jose claimed that "the human species is living in artificial time, which is disrupting its planetary environment and destroying its civilization". That's right, our 12 month Gregorian calendar is destroying us. The Dreamspell calendar seems very complicated, with its 260 different possible month names, but it might have been fun. I'd just love the chance to say "gee, we're having an unusually cold Red Self-Existing Serpent, aren't we?".
I believe this guy did have good intentions. He even set up a non-profit organization to promote his calendar, the Foundation for the Law of Time. I checked out their public financials, and they seem to be nice and innocent. The main expenses include the sending of thousands of Dreamspell calendars around the world. Incidentally, the December 21 date originated with Arguelles and was adopted by other 2012 authors.
So there you go, 2 of the proponents of mass spiritual change in 2012. It's also interesting to note that these guys loved their hallucinogenic substances. Now i have friends who've taken such substances, and i still have great respect for their intellect. By no means am i saying that if you take drugs, then none of your opinions or thoughts have any value. The thing is, the 2 chaps above advocated hallucinogens as means of spiritual revelation. Jenkins even encouraged everyone to have a little hallucinogenic substance every now and then; particularly heads of state.
So...What do you think?