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RE: ALL ABOUT COSMIC CYCLES AND AGES
5/17/2010 1:09:46 AM

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The Circular Time

Part 2: Gathering the evidence



In the first part of this series I stressed the need to get conclusive proof of my calculation of the current "human" Manvantara as 51,840 years, or two cycles of precession of the equinoxes of 25,920 years (of 360 days), as all we actually have at this point is circumstantial evidence to support it. We need to gather, then, additional evidence of the sort supported by historical data, and that is what the present second part deals with.


To begin with, we have seen that the proposed length offers various angles, and so a first approach would be to regard it in its most visible parts, that is, the two Zodiacal Years that this length consists of. Thus, by comparing the first Year to the Night and the second to the Day, we would be focusing only on the latter, which would let us judge, through inference, whether the full length has a real basis at least. But here the question arises: Which would be the starting and ending dates of this second part?



The present Manvantara divided into the last two Zodiacal Years of 25,920
common years each, respectively assimilated to Night and Day and
focused mainly on the last “great year” of 12,960 common years.


A first approach to this specific issue would be to find a “benchmark” from which to build such dates. This might be the year 9582 BC, which would correspond to the sinking of Atlantis – a disaster that in addition to coinciding in time with the biblical Flood would have marked the transition from Leo to Cancer. However, here also the symbolic character of the figures on which the calculation is based (7,200 years before the year 720 of the current Kali–yuga) somehow deprives it of any scientific value, not to mention the fact already stated that it is not possible to ultimately prove that the Kali–yuga actually started in 3102 BC. Therefore, the best course might be to look for such benchmark at the ending date of the present Manvantara, which tentatively can be established, in as much as the “beginning of end”, in the year 2010 AD, a date that could coincide with the transition from Pisces to Aquarius, plus concentrate our focus, for the same reasons exposed for the Manvantara as a whole, on the last two “zodiacal seasons” only (the shadowed areas in the figure), i.e. those consisting of Leo, Cancer and Gemini in the first place, and of Taurus, Aries and Pisces in the second; so that in practice, we would be covering a “great year” of 12,960 common years, i.e. a half of the cycle of precession of the equinoxes or Zodiacal Year of 25,920 common years.

In this way, the first date established would be the year 10950 BC, which would approximately coincide with the end of the last Ice Age, when agriculture was just starting and the Paleolithic art would seem to have already disappeared.

The second one, 8790 BC, which got Cancer started, would correspond to the biblical Flood and the sinking of Atlantis, which would thus be displaced 792 years from a previously indicated date – actually a not very significant difference (9,582 – 8,790).


The third date, 6630 BC, between Cancer and Gemini, would mark the foundation of the first city ever: Jericho, at a time the civilization was painfully recovering from the biblical Flood.

Now, though the shift from Gemini to Taurus in 4470 BC does not tell us very much (remember that before 3100 BC it is virtually impossible to date any event to any degree of accuracy), it very likely indicates the date of the Babylonian (or “Gilgamesh’s”) deluge, which left such deep cultural traces on the region that would originate an abundant literature.



The Babilonian Deluge
From the Painting by E. Wallcousins
(Source: sacred-texts.com)


In turn, the shift from Taurus to Aries in 2310 BC would have been presided by the so-called “Deucalion’s deluge”. This deluge was not limited to the Mediterranean area but apparently also inundated China, where an inscription owed to emperor Yao, alluding to an eclipse observed at the time, has made it possible to verify the date of the catastrophe.


In Egypt, in turn, the catastrophe would have coincided with the beginning of a period of political fragmentation after the death of Pharaoh Pepi II, while in Mesopotamia the Guti invasion was followed by the destruction of Sargon of Akkad’s empire.


Egypt – The Sphinx of Giza


Finally, the shift from Aries to Pisces, in 150 BC, would similarly be marked by transcendental events – yet this time for the Roman civilization – like the Third Punic War and the establishment of a direct government in Greece, which will now be divided into provinces, therefore eliminating the last obstacles to its ulterior dramatic expansion.

So far, it can rightly be objected that our review is rather vague and imprecise, particularly if what it is trying to do is validating our calculation of the beginning and end dates of the present Manvantara. Unfortunately, this objection would remain valid even is we pinpointed our focus into a more detailed analysis, which in addition would be tedious.

Bearing this in mind, we will change our focus in order to approach the Manvantara as the Hindu tradition would have it – that is, as a descending quaternary cycle subjected to the scale 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 = 10. This should not only help us bring about other key dates in history, but also elaborate upon some important issues concerning the doctrine of cosmic cycles that are still pending analysis.

For now, we will limit our study of the current Manvantara to the “kali-yuga” of the last zodiacal year (or precessional cycle or 25,920 years) that should, in as much as the beginning of end, have culminated in 2010 AD, just a few months ago. Remember that in practice, the lengths of absolutely all cycles, both the main and the secondary ones, are always subjected to the scale 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 = 10.

The “kali–yuga” of the last Zodiacal Year with a length of one tenth of
25,920 common years = 2,592 common years. Note that 2010 AD
is proposed as the year of the “beginning of end”


As can be seen, this approach does provide us with some new, meaningful dates. In effect, we
see here, from as early as approximately the first date, 582 BC, events of great historical transcendence like the appearance of Taoism in China and the Jew’s captivity in Babylon. Also, Buddha and Zarathustra, as well as Confucius and Pythagoras, must have made their appearance on Earth
by then – so if Hinduism is excluded, it is about this time that virtually all the major Eastern doctrines appear.

Now, at the risk of boring the reader, I will make a quick review of the dates that would mark the start of the next periods: Approximately in 452 AD both Attila’s defeat on the Catalonian Fields (in 451) and his death (in 453) take place. This definitely marks the end of the Roman Civilization and of the entire ancient world.

Then, circa 1229 AD, the death of another scourge of mankind, this time Genghis Khan, takes place, while the Sixth Crusade wins Jerusalem by deal and the last remnants of the Albigensian Heresy are eliminated.

Finally, around 1747, the manufacture of molten iron becomes commonplace and the mechanical weaving loom is developed, which marks the start of the industrial revolution along with its sequel of misery for the British laboring class (and in course of time for most of the world population), announcing its dreadful by-product: the modern technological revolution.

The rest is history.

In the next and final part of this series I will try to demonstrate the universal validity of the “Hindu scale” by reviewing the historical cycles of ancient societies like the Egyptian, Sumerian and Hebraic and, in a more general way, of the current “historical” Manvantara as has been defined here.


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Luis Miguel Goitizolo

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6/10/2010 6:07:14 PM

Dear Friends,

The Circular Time

Part 3: The historical proof and general conclusion

Let me present now the historical cycles of several ancient societies in the first place, and then the more general and all-encompassing cycle of the present Kali.yuga as defined in previous posts. In doing so, we will be able to do away with any doubts that may subsist as to the validity of the Hindu scale 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 = 10 even though, given the scarcity of cultures that offer accurate enough chronological data, as well as of societies whose relative isolation guarantees their authenticity, we will be limiting ourselves to a few cases which clearly show the scale as the general pattern that governs the length of any historical cycle.

Bearing this in mind, in the first case selected, the ancient Egypt, we will review the strictly dynastic periods and leave out the post-imperial phase, which no longer can be regarded as genuinely Egyptian. Thus we will obtain a first phase, or “Golden Age”, which goes from the First Dynasty, in around 3100 BC, to the so-called First Intermediate Period, about 2300 BC – that is, a length of 200 x 4 = 800 years.



Fig. 1 – The strictly dynastic Egypt cycle broken down
into four ages or “yugas


Of this phase, in which writing starts quite suddenly, I will just say that its material realizations stand out by their honest, simple grandiosity and exquisite care – the great pyramids of the third and fourth dynasties being the perfect demonstration that the only truly creative period of the ancient Egyptians is at the start of their civilization, indeed superior in technical perfection to the posterior ones.

The second period, or “Silver Age”, would span from about 2300 to 1700 BC – a length of 200 x 3 = 600 years – the latter date being the one around which the so-called Second Intermediate Period is to be found. Over the course of this phase, the germ of which must actually be traced to approximately one hundred years before, there is a weakening of the monarchy in the face of a decentralization which culminates, after Pepi II’s death (around 2180 BC), in violence and anarchy; the so-called “Ipuwer papyrus” provides insight into this period, strangely reminiscent of the Puranic descriptions of the end of the Kali-yuga and the Gospels’ announcements of the end time. And while there follows the Middle Kingdom, with rather admirable achievements, shortly after 1800 BC there ensues the so-called “great humiliation”: the state sinks and, around 1700 BC, the Hyksos invade Egypt.

The third period goes from approximately this date to 1300 BC – a length of 200 x 2 = 400 years – and although it exhibits apparent big achievements like Egypt’s trading expeditions to the Land of Punt and – among other great architectural works – the erection of the obelisks at Karnak and the temple of Luxor, as well as literary and artistic creations of great refinement like The Book of the Dead, it actually marks the beginning of end: General Horemheb is forced to stop the Libyan penetration of Egypt and proclaim himself Pharaoh after the reign of Akhenaton, the famous “heretic Pharaoh” who antagonizes the Memphis priesthood, and Ramesses II is forced to sign a peace treaty with the Hittite King Hattusil III in 1283 BC. So it may be around the end of this time that the Syrians enter and sack Memphis, defiling the streets and beheading and enslaving the people – yet of this event, called “the Syrian interregnum”, there are, for obvious reasons, no major records extant.

Lastly, the fourth period, from approximately 1300 to 1100 BC – a length of 200 years, or a tenth of the total period considered – announces the proximity of disaster: After Ramesses III saves Egypt from the Libyans and the pressure from the “Sea Peoples”’ (and incidentally loses his life as a consequence of a harem’s plot), scandals break out everywhere: the laborers of Thebes’ workshops rebel out, corruption prevails on all levels, the people suffer from hunger, the royal tombs are sacked. After a period of general chaos, a high priest of Amun, Herihor, rises in rebellion and relegates Ramesses XI to a subordinate position and, about 1085 BC, puts an end to the XX dynasty. Around the same time an old viceroy, Smendes, seizes the power in the Delta, wherefore Egypt is divided between Upper Egypt in the hands of the Army, and Lower Egypt in those of the military aristocracy. From then on, feudal dismembering will increase until it culminates in the Ethiopian empire, which in turn will give way under the Assyrian invasion: Never more will Egypt be the master of its own destiny.



Fig. 2 – The Sumerian Cycle broken down into
four ages or “yugas


Though I should have presented it chronologically first, our second example, due to the insufficient available data, and in order to abide by the standard usage, will be the Sumerian civilization (see figure 2).

In this, the first period or “Golden Age” spans from approximately 3500 to 2800 BC, i.e. over some 700 years (175 x 4). At the start of this period, the Sumerians appear suddenly in Lower Mesopotamia bringing copper and, as early as that, tablets with ideographic inscriptions. Their provenance is uncertain, though it is very possible that they came from India (most likely as a remnant of the Mohenho–Daro and Harappa civilizations), as suggested by the remains found by archeologists in the earliest strata of these cities, by the sea deities present in the oldest legends, and even by the very name of this culture, Sumeru, surely derived from the famous Mount Meru of the Hindu tradition. This earliest civilization first flourishes in Uruk, approximately between 3100 and 2800 BC.

The phase that may be called “Silver Age” goes from the latter date to 2275 BC, i.e. some 525 years (175 x 3), a period of time in which the Sumerians plainly enter into History. It is the so-called Proto dynastic period of which abundant tablets with cuneiform inscriptions are preserved, and in which urban, developed states emerge together with a religious - civilian administration and the use of slaves.

This phase concludes in an invasion by a Semitic people, the Akkadian, whose leader Sargon of Akkad, after defeating the famous Lugalzaggesi, inaugurates the first Mesopotamic Empire; and whose grandson, Naram–Sin, renowned for his commemorative stela, must face in turn an invasion by the Guti, who will control the area for long centuries. This whole period spans from 2275 to 1925 BC, that is, lasts some 300 years (175 x 2) and would belong to the “Bronze Age” of this culture.

Finally, around the latter date (1925 BC) there is a “rebirth” of Sumer with the third dynasty of Ur, which lasts some 175 years – a phase of great apparent splendor which ends up catastrophically about 1750 BC after an invasion by the Amorrites and the Elamites, who cause the ruin of the city. From then on history, which has ceased to belong to the Sumerian civilization, will continue with the Amorrites’ period of Mesopotamia.

Our third example deals with the history of Israel. It covers from the departure of patriarch Abram from Ur of Chaldea in about 1950 BC to the moment that Jerusalem surrenders to the Romans, who around 60 AD destroy the temple – thus spanning over a full 2,000 years (see Fig 3).

The first phase, which may be called pastoral, is that of the Hebrew patriarchs – a Golden Age which comes to an end with the so-called captivity in Egypt. It spans from 1950 BC to 1150BC, that is, some 800 years (200 x 4).

Fig. 3 – The Hebraic cycle from Abraham
to the fall of Jerusalem


The second period or “Silver Age”, from the latter date to 550 BC (a length of 200 x 3 = 600 years), begins dramatically with the so-called “plagues of Egypt” and goes from the Exodus of the Hebrew people and their crossing of the Red Sea, possibly parallel to the great flood known as “Ogygian deluge”, to the exile in Babylon – with their entering into Canaan (the Promised Land), the period of the Judges, and the glorious reigns of David and Solomon in between them.The third phase or “Bronze Age”, which goes from 550 BC to 150 BC (a length of 200 x 2 = 400 years), ends up, after the rebuilding of the temple and other events, in Alexander the Great’s conquests – a period of servitude for the Hebrews, yet at the same time a period which does not lack in episodes of grandeur like, for instance, the Maccabeans rebellion just before its end.

Last comes the “Iron Age”, with approximately 200 years in length, which may be regarded at best as a period of partial freedom, in which the Romans take the control of Palestine – a phase which, after the occupation of Jerusalem by Titus, ends up in the Jews’ Diaspora.

Thus ends my study of a few concrete cases through which I have wanted to show, at least in the case of the peoples which have remained relatively isolated from all foreign interference, that the phases of their history are not only naturally reduced to four, but also that they decay gradually and in all aspects, even the material one; and that as concerns their length, it always decreases by the scale 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 = 10. It goes without saying that I would have liked to include a greater number of cases, for example, those of the Aegean and Roman civilizations; but the uncertain character of the phases and dates, in the first case, and the difficulties inherent in determining the precise time of their start and end in the second, have prevented me from doing so.

Let us go now to the main purpose in this last part of the study as we approach the whole Manvantara from the same point of view; but this time, based on 3102 BC as the starting year of the Kali–yuga, by again considering the year 2082 AD as the final date of the whole cycle.

This will yield the year 49758 BC (51,840 – 2,082) as the starting point of the first phase or Satya–yuga; 29022 BC as that of the second one or
Treta–yuga (49,758 – 5,184 x 4), a period which will witness the apogee of the Atlantis civilization; 13470 BC as that of the third phase or Dvapara–yuga (29,022 – 5,184 x 3), the likely epoch recreated by the stories narrated in the Ramayana; and 3102 BC as that of the fourth and last phase orKaliyuga, this being the one alone that can tell us anything in the historical proper sense. So if we want to demonstrate that the Manvantara broken down like this has any chronological validity at all, we will have to again resort to the expedient used in my previous post in relation to the same cycle, regarded as a “dual” zodiacal year: namely, to consider theKali–yuga as a small-scale image of the whole cycle, and break it down into the same number of phases according to the same proportions (see Fig 4).


Fig. 4 – The Kaliyuga broken down into
four ages or “yugas

As can be seen from the above figure, this procedure does enable us to arrive at dates of great historical significance. In 3102 BC, in effect, there begins what paradoxically may be regarded as a “small-scale” Golden Age, as the great political organizations are formed in Egypt and Mesopotamia (and, as has most recently been discovered, in Asia and America) and as the monarchy and priesthood are created as dominating classes in those agricultural societies which have a well-developed state apparatus. At the same time, major hydraulic works as well as buildings for political and religious use are erected – which, in a way, will never be improved – and copper, silver, and gold metallurgies are created. On top of all this, the writing systems of Sumer and Egypt, among others, are developed.

Thus, contrary to what might be thought, the next phase, which can perfectly be called “small Silver Age”, the start of which would be in 1028 BC (3,102 – 518.4 x 4), represents a reversal from the previous one – even though the opposite can be true from a material point of view. For example, after the apogee of the Ramessides in Egypt, there follows the empire’s decadence and final disintegration, as the cruel threat of the Assyrian expansionism and domination looms on the horizon. In the area of the Aegean Sea, on its part, it is around this date that the great fortresses of Mycenae are destroyed and set to fire and the Minoan state collapses. However, I do not pretend to develop a philosophical discussion on so controversial an issue, too ample to be studied in only a paragraph. And though it is all too difficult to generalize on matters of such magnitude, it has already been said, in examining the present Kali–yuga, that all depends on the point of view we use; and if this view is spiritual, in spite of the eventual and contingent periods of seeming grandeur that may have occurred on the second phase – mainly the boom of such civilizations as the Greek and the Roman in the Old World, and the Mayan and the pre Inca cultures in the New – then it is not difficult to see how there around the world takes place a progressive, general decadence, not so much in the area of morality and customs as in that of culture, which reaches its lowest precisely at the end of this second “age”, around 527 AD. However, I have elsewhere mentioned the curious fact that, in examining the new phase and the one that follows – which would correspond to the “small” Bronze and Iron ages – it can be seen that precisely those dates which are “dragged” back 72 years, i.e. the ones which are based rather on the year 2010 as the final point of the presentManvantara, become more relevant, almost as if in some mysterious way, Jesus Christ’s well-known words concerning his announcement of the end time had to do with it: «And if those days were not shortened, no flesh would live again. But for the sake of the chosen then, those days were shortened.» (Matthew 24: 22)

Of course, a more “scientific” approach to explain this discrepancy would resort to the difference of five days plus fraction between the ideal year of 360 days, traditionally used in all calculations related to cycles and ages, and the year of a little over 365 days, which according to some versions, would have started some five thousand years ago as a consequence of some catastrophe possibly related to the beginning of the “El Niño” phenomenon, which would have accelerated the Earth rotation in such a way that the days would have literally “been shortened”; and since the period that may be regarded as fundamental to the total manifestation is precisely the day, it would become necessary to make an adjustment of some 26,000 days or 72 years. However, there is the fact that the cited discrepancy is perceived not so much in the case just mentioned, in which the year 455 AD, 72 years before 527 AD, abounds in unfortunate events to the Western Roman Empire – including the stabbing of Emperor Valentinian III and the sack of Rome by Genseric – as in the episode that would start a new era: the discovery of America by Columbus, exactly in 1492 AD, compared tof which 1564 AD – which would be the normal starting date of the “last” age – loses relevance, even though it does not entirely lack transcendence as it is around it when the Wars of Religion break out in France.

Be it as it may, between the years 455 y 1492 there ensues a long period that is usually viewed as inferior to the previous one – so much so that it is referred to as the “dark ages”: a term which somehow reflects the image of a “Bronze Age” in which men, mainly those in the higher classes, seem to basically have been born to fight in war (with the exception of those that are not good at them and are so destined to some other trade, like clergy) but in which a certain grandeur, moral principles, and a gentlemanliness and romanticism that constitute their ideal are not altogether absent; the quest for the holy grail is a beautiful example of it. Even so, it is near its end that there starts a new decadence, this time mainly in the fields of morals and customs – a process which through various stages has been accentuating down to our days – until it ultimately produces the birth of the movements known as the Renaissance and the Reformation, which to many may signify a time of great progress in the arts, sciences, and literature, but to others represent the loss of many things of real, transcendental value.

A single example should suffice to demonstrate this assertion: during the Renaissance, hunting, which previously was referred to as ars nequissima (“a cruel exercise”) by the Popes, becomes a favorite pastime for many ecclesiastics – among them Leo X, the first Pope who is a hunter. However, that which in my opinion represents an irreplaceable loss is the disappearance of the traditional philosophy, as well as that of the great, authentic art which characterizes the mature epoch of this period and is best represented by the Gothic cathedrals, unfortunately later on replaced by an imitation of ancient art which no longer expresses anything genuine. This brings us to the central point in this process: the dissolution of Christianity, a faith the civilization of the Middle Ages essentially identified with and around which all human activities centered, precisely as a consequence of the Reformation and the beginning of “humanism”, which ultimately is but the secularism and materialism that dominate our time. A time when, in spite of everyone’s expectations about modern technology helping mankind to evolve into an ideal society, there is only disappointment and frustration; and in which history, ever increasingly accelerating, seems to have reached a culminant point which foretells of its imminent end – the signs of which are perceived everywhere: a total reversion of values, a “technological revolution” which is at best a by-product of the industrial revolution and one of whose consequences, environmental pollution, is causing the planet’s warming and the disappearance of the ozone layer; the emergence of countless Messiahs posing as guides and saviors of mankind and announcing the arrival of a “New Age” whose founders and leaders are, naturally, themselves; and finally, the proliferation of abortive clinics and of certain practices which, out of an elemental reserve, I would rather avoid referring to, but which have to do with the utilization of human corpses…

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This short study has not pretended to be exhaustive. However, I expect to have described what in good account has been the present Kali–yuga, as well as briefly discussed its main characteristics. To the end of anticipating, however, objections from the most recalcitrant skeptics, I will endeavor to extrapolate the foregoing remarks and try to imagine what the times prior to 3102 BC could be like. In the case of Egypt, for example, as the dynastic period set in and the small communities became big states, an “urban revolution” probably occurred which brought along a predominance of specialization and a depersonalization of individuals. Formerly societies were small, homogeneous, self-contained and strongly traditional, founded upon deep religious and family roots. Now they are secular and, since trading activities are interdependent, they have become complex and chaotic. And this, though with little variations, is what has happened everywhere and in all times, even in our days. For the rest, if through a similar process and broadening this reality out to the spatial aspect, we look back to an epoch when society is essentially pastoral and lives in a state of almost perfect happiness, we will be traveling back from age to age to ultimately arrive at the primordial civilization that I have located in the Hyperboreas – a civilization depository of the transcendental knowledge which, through space and time, has arrived in our days in one piece only by way of the Hindu tradition, though covered in a symbolic guise so as to preserve its confidentiality. This knowledge, whose ultimate origin can only be regarded as extra human, has been exposed summarily all throughout my posts.

Finally, does the doctrine of cosmic cycles offer a pessimistic view of the world and of history, as those who hear of it for the first time are apt to believe? Nothing could be farther from the truth. For if on the one hand the doctrine teaches how our civilization is to hopelessly disappear after an era of such great tribulation as the world has never seen, on the other hand it also announces new times and a new earth that are to come immediately after its consummation and which will be inaugurated by the saviors I have briefly alluded to in the course of my exposition, who obviously are all but different representations of the same Redeemer. How this salvation will be carried out may naturally be represented to the reader’s predilection, though of course, we New Age believers have a good idea of how it more or less is going to be; and on the other hand, it cannot be sufficiently emphasized that what I am talking about is the end of a world, our world – i.e. an order of things, and not the end of “the world”. For such an end, announced by all the scriptures and traditional texts of the world, and which embodies the hopes of thousands and millions of beings, is to be the inevitable and necessary prelude to the restoration of order, after which the earth will know a new Golden Age where everything will be perfection and happiness as it was in the beginning, when man lived in perfect harmony with the whole universe and God.

Thank You,

Luis Miguel Goitizolo

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6/11/2010 4:43:39 PM

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Dear Friends,

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Not long ago I wrote this article that I would like to post here now. It deals with year 2012 but, of course, it does not pretend to be exhaustive. Anyway, I have made it clear that it is the present year 2010 that I believe to determine what very well may be called the "beginning of end", with 2012 probably marking the end of this Kali-yuga and the beginning of the new, Golden Age.----


About Year 2012

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Since I was a youth, I was fascinated by Oriental wisdom; more particularly, I was fond of anything that had to do withIndia. This fascination increased when I had the opportunity to study the doctrine of cosmic cycles (and later on to write about it) based on texts from a precious Hindu scripture, the Bhagavata Purana, and other sources.

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However, it was only after I made up my mind to translate my book La rueda del tiempo into English, and to start publishing fragments of this translation on my blogs and other channels, that I finally understood what probably was the real motivation behind my studies: to know WHEN the overall human present cycle would end according to the ancients' lore. Another important question was, when would the new cycle begin? And, would it be during my lifetime?

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Let me elaborate a bit on this matter. Contrary to what many people may think, the doctrine of cosmic cycles is not at all pessimistic. If the stress is placed on the coming Golden Era rather than on the last stages of the present Age of Kali, as it is called by the Hindus, it is, by far, optimistic. Most important is the fact that we are talking about the end of our world, i.e. an order of things, and not about the end of the world. After the end of the current order of things, according to the doctrine, the Earth will know a new Golden Era in which everything will be again as it was at the start of the present human cycle, when all beings lived in perfect, blissful harmony with the whole universe and God.


Back to “Year 2012”: those who have followed my blog series or read my page (http://www.miguelgoitizolo.com/) will probably know that the final date I arrived at is any time now from 2010 to 2082, and that before the millennium (or New Age) arrives, it will very likely be preceded by a “beginning of end” in 2010-2012 plus a longer, last period of 72 years (the length of just one degree of the cycle of precession of the equinoxes). This last period could be the one referred to by the Tibetan Buddhists as “the period of no-time”.

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A friend of mine asked me when I expected the current age to end and the new one to arrive. Almost without thinking, I answered “By 2012 or so.” Maybe I was remembering reading something about 2012 on some book or article dealing with the Mayan calendar, or maybe with the Persian or Hebraic ones. At the time I did not suspect of the interest that this date would soon arouse.

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Anyway, if the Mayan calendar had anything to do in my determination of the year 2012 as the end time, it could be due to the periods known as Xiumolpili. These are periods of 52 years used by the Aztecs for calculating their four ages or “Suns” by multiplying them by certain factors, apparently 13, 7, 6 and 13 (even though, confirming a tendency among the Mayan and the Aztecs, the factors are bigger on earlier versions). Actually, it is believed that these periods of 52 years originated with the Olmecs, who had discovered that the Solar, sacred and Venusian’s calendars coincide every 37,960 days, equivalent to 104 years (or two times 52).

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Olmec colossal head at La Venta



In fact, although these cycles were so important that they are believed to have influenced the Mayans into remodeling their structures at their beginning and end, at any rate we are dealing here with an anomaly in the matter of cosmic cycles and ages. However, there is an interesting correlation with the great celebrations that the Dagon in Mali, Africa, make every 52 years, rituals intended, according to them, to “regenerate the World” and which apparently would correspond to the cycle made by Sirius “B”, a white dwarf star, around Sirius.

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But apart from these likely connections, it can be noted that 52 is four times 13, this number being, according to scholars, particularly auspicious throughout the Mayan's world (unlike elsewhere in the World, where it is particularly ill-omened). However, what definitely links this “anomalous” system with the “orthodox” circular one is, in my view, the fact that after 52 years of the liturgical calendar of 360 days, there appears to have elapsed exactly 72 years of the magical calendar of 260 days, i.e. a total 18,720 days – a circular number by excellence, as it is made up of 18 and 72 (more on “circular numbers” in my page http://miguelgoitizolo.ws/TheCircularNumbers.htm .

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Anyway, in another chapter of the book (not yet published in English) I have mentioned the curious fact that in examining the reason why the crucial dates in the period of time which can be regarded as the “kali-yuga” of the present Kali-Yuga, it can be seen that precisely those dates which are “dragged” 72 years back, i.e. the ones which are based rather on the year 2010 as the final point of the present human cycle, and not on 2082, become far more relevant, almost as if in some mysterious way, the well-known words with which Jesus Christ’s announced the end time had to do with it: "And if those days were not shortened, no flesh would live again. But for the sake of the chosen, those days were shortened." (Matthew 24: 22).-----


Of course, a more “scientific” approach to explain this circumstance would resort to the difference of five days plus fraction between the ideal year of 360 days, traditionally used in all calculations related to cycles and ages, and the year of a little over 365 days which, according to some versions, would have started some five thousand years ago owing to some catastrophe, possibly related to the beginning of the “El Niño” phenomenon. This cataclysmic event would have accelerated the Earth rotation so that literally the days would have been shortened, and since the period that may be regarded as fundamental to the total manifestation is precisely the day, it would make it necessary to make an adjustment of some 26,000 days or 72 years.

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But in order to make a long story a short one, how do these Mayan cycles of 52 fit with year 2012?

Well, the fact is that the cited discrepancy is mainly perceived on the two last key dates of the present Kali Yuga thus considered, the first being 455 AD, a year of decisive events like the sack of Rome by the barbarian Genseric, which ultimately put an end to the Roman civilization; and last but least, on 1492 AD, the year that literally got a new era started with the discovery of America by Columbus.


And if we add ten Xiumolpili of 52 years (or 520 common years) to 1492, we get exactly 2012 as the final year. And in the light of the current global state of disorder and chaos that prevails in all orders and has reached a point that exceeds by far all that had previously been seen, you will agree with me on 2012 being far more likely an end time for the present human age than 2082.


Following are some interesting quotes about 2012 and the Maya Calendar from several sources (mainly Wikipedia).

December 21 - The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, notably used by the Maya civilization among others of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, completes its thirteenth b'ak'tun cycle since the calendar's mythical starting point (equivalent to 3114 BC August 11 in the proleptic Gregorian calendar, according to the "GMT-correlation" JDN= 584283). The Long Count b'ak'tun date of this starting point (13.0.0.0.0) is repeated, for the first time in a span of approximately 5,125 solar years. The significance of this period-ending to the pre-Columbian Maya themselves is unclear, and there is an incomplete inscription (Tortuguero Stela 6) which records this date. It is also to be found carved on the walls of theTemple of Inscriptions in Palenque, where it functions as a base date from which other dates are computed.However, it is conjectured that this may represent in the Maya belief system a transition from the current Creation world into the next. The December solstice for 2012 also occurs on this day.

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Also (Hindu Calendar):

http://2012wiki.com/index.php?title=Hindu_Calendar

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In the “Brahma-Vaivarta Purana”, Lord Krishna tells Ganga Devi that a Golden Age will come in the Kali Yuga - one of the four stages of development that the world goes through as part of the cycle of eras, as described in Hindu scriptures. Lord Krishna predicted that this Golden Age will start 5,000 years after the beginning of the Kali Yuga, and will last for 10,000 years.


And:

Mayan Calendar Matches Hindu Calendar

It is interesting that this prediction of the emergence of a new world is prophesied to appear about the same time that the Mayans predicted it to come! The Mayan calendar began with the Fifth Great Cycle in 3114 BC and will end on 21 December 2012 AD.

The Hindu Kali Yuga calendar began on 18 February 3102 B.C. There is only a difference of 12 years between the Hindu's beginning of the Kali Yuga and the Mayan's beginning of the Fifth Great Cycle.

It is amazing that both calendars began at about the same time over 5,000 years ago and both calendars predict a totally new world and/or golden age after about 5,000 years into their calendars! We are definitely on to something with these Mayan and Hindu 2012 predictions. Historically, this is an amazing fact since these two ancient cultures did not have any contact. [But I myself am not so sure about this latter statement.]


Best Wishes,

Luis Miguel Goitizolo

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RE: ALL ABOUT COSMIC CYCLES AND AGES
6/11/2010 5:41:28 PM

Dear Friends,

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With regard to the year 2012, I was additionally asked some questions that I will attempt to answer below.

More About the Year 2012

The “70 year spread”, that is the time span between 2012 and 2082, the ending date of the present Kali Yuga according to my first estimation, is just conjectural; I am not sure about it and I may be all wrong. The fact is, I had previously calculated the Kali Yuga would end in 2082, and then I saw that starting from a certain date, it all fitted better if the end actually was 72 years earlier (72 years being a degree of the cycle of precession of the equinoxes), in 2010 or 2012; which is why such dates as 455 AD – a year of decisive events like the sack of Rome by the barbarian Genseric, which ultimately put an end to the Roman civilization – and 1492 AD – the year that literally got a new era started with the discovery of America by Columbus – as starting dates of the third and fourth phases of the present Kali Yugarespectively, became much more relevant than the “normal” dates 527 AD and 1564 AD within my previous calculation.

That first calculation was based on my discovery, at a certain point of my study, that absolutely ALL cycles, of whatever nature, could be regarded as small-scale reflections of the key Hindu cycle or maha-yuga, which is like the matrix that contains them all, therefore also having four descending partial ages whose lengths, as with the maha-yuga itself, are all proportional to the scale 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 = 10. This not only helped me bring to light key dates in history to confirm my theory, but also made me conclude that within the present Kali Yuga, which is the last age or yuga within the currentmaha-yuga, we are now in what can very properly be called “the kali-yuga of the present Kali Yuga”, a period of time of little more than five hundred years, extremely rich in historical events and great material achievements but which unfortunately, precisely by reason of their being only material, would appear to be dragging us towards disaster at an ever increasing speed.

So what is said by some about there being an open window or “opportunity to have something happen between 2012 and 2082, such as what we are calling our Ascension, the shift from the 3rd through the 4th and into the 5th Dimension” is, IF I am not wrong in my estimations, perfectly possible; but in this case it would be just as possible that such opportunity may happen, say, from 2010 to 2012 as final date of the current Manvantara (the whole cycle of the present mankind), with the new Golden Age automatically starting earlier, i.e. at that very same moment; all of which in fact is known as an “overlapping” of yugas by the Hindu scriptures.

What is said about Lemuria and Atlantis is also right, as there is every reason to believe the two of them were parent civilizations to the present mankind. But there is more to it than can be said right now, as there also is the Hyperboreas to account for (by the way, there is an interesting article about it at http://english.pravda.ru/science/mysteries/30-06-2006/82750-Atlanteans-0). But I am afraid there is not enough space to deal with all of it right now, and on the other hand this is becoming too long, so I will leave it to other posts where I might have a word or two to say about it.


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Luis Miguel Goitizolo




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RE: ALL ABOUT COSMIC CYCLES AND AGES
6/11/2010 5:48:42 PM
Dear Friends,

In what follows, I would like to deal with various issues that are somehow related to cosmic cycles and ages. Among them "Planet X", which not very long ago was the subject of frequent debate among people intrigued with science and, in particular, with changes in the polarity of the North and South poles.

Furthermore, some people wonder if planet X might not be behind the recent changes in International weather patterns and the stability of electronic technology - and not just communications technology but other technology supporting medical applications like pace-makers, electronic surgery and military technology like drone planes, etc.

However it is, I think a more likely cause for the said changes is to be found in the increase in sunspots occurring every 10-11 years or else in the solar storms which are likely to occur every 80 years, but this will be commented upon in my next post.

Thank you,

Luis Miguel Goitizolo

About Planet X

According to Gianna Talone Sullivan, "There is a planet that orbits our sun every 3600 years. This planet has been referred to as Planet X. It gets its name from being an elusive planet. The first real pictures Planet X were photographed shortly after January 26, 1983, when NASA launched the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS). The astronomers calculated that Planet X was over 50 million miles away from us at that time. In 2004 Planet X was determined to be only 7 million miles away. It's moving closer. Confirmation of the tenth planet "Planet X" was photographed n in Japan on February 28, 2008. Planet X exists, and it will be here by the end of 2012. Planet X will appear as two suns in the sky to us, no later than 2011."

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To me, the interesting part in the above information is mainly the 3,600 year lapse of time for planet X's return to Earth. This because 3,600 is an emblematic cyclic number, i.e. a multiple of 9.

For example, the old incas, the great ancient civilization in South America, claimed that there have been four worlds, each 3,600 years long (all ended by a great cataclysm or "pachacuti"). This doctrine of four successive "worlds" or "suns", (cyclic ages) was always present not only in the Americas but also in the rest of the world, and though with different names and variations in the lengths of the ages and with very few exceptions, they were mostly expressed with circular numbers, i. e. multiple of 9 as well.

So it is most likely that they are just symbolic numbers, and that the lenghts expressed by them are only approximate. Now apart from a possible Earth's pole shift in the past (and probably in the future too) there are other interesting possibilities with regard to our planet, like the claim that it was not tilted (as it is now) during the first age or "Golden Age" of the present Manvantara, the current global human cycle: that is, that it traveled perfectly vertical around the Sun in a perfectly circular orbit (and not oblong as is now), therefore enjoying an "eternal spring" in the Hyperborean or polar region which was the dwelling of the primordial human race, with the sun showing just above the horizon and perpetually circling it (of course, only in appearance).

Naturally, there is always the possibility that these shifts of both the earth's poles and its tilt are regularly triggered by a planetary body traveling the space depths. I feel inclined to think, however, that the main cause is metaphysical, that is, that the progressive alienation of man from his Creator in the course of time cyclically provokes such phenomenon. In this sense, some authors believe that the fall of man as mentioned in the scriptures was in fact that of Lucifer, as stated in Isaiah 14: 12-15:

"How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! [...] For thou hast said in thine heart [...]: I will sit upon the mount of the congregation, in the side of the North…"

Was Isaiah referring to the North Pole? And, is Lucifer another name for planet x? Or vice versa?

Just speculating, of course.


Is Planet X a large comet like this one?


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