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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

2012 YEAR OF THE APOCALYPSE by Edward Arnold

2012 Year of the Apocalypse
The Destruction and Resurrection of Earth
Edward Arnold
Outskirts Press
10940 S. Parker Rd - 515, Denver, CO, USA
http://outskirtspress.com/2012yearoftheapocalypse
ISBN: 1598002023, $16.95, 124 pp, 2005

Edward Arnold presents, in a very compact manner, documentation and research for you to consider in forming your own opinions regarding the subject matter which includes: alien visitations and abduction; the Dropa Stones–a Chinese alien-human encounter; crop circles; the Greys–an alien life form; the Nordics–humanoids almost identical to humans; intergalactic travel–in bending time, you reduce the distance light must travel; the birth of man–evolutionists vs creationists; Penal Colony Earth–a possible answer for our predilection for war; religious myths--gods and goddesses–since the beginning of man; who and what was Jesus; Tammuz, the Son of God, 2,000 years BC; and finally, historical and astronomical support for why this book was written . . . 2012 Year of the Apocalypse.

From the historical perspective, allow me to quote: "The Mayans began counting time as of August 31, 3114 B.C., more than 5,000 years ago. . . . Mayan mathematicians could project their calendar millions of years into the past and into the future; time had no beginning, no end. Their projection of events that they foresaw has all but been realized, from world wars and the development of weapons that could destroy the world to Mother Nature’s fury of cataclysmic events. They predicted the eruption of Mount St. Helens more that 1,500 years before it happened, and they got it exact–right down to the years, month, and day.

Long ago, they put a large check mark on the calendar, a pointer is aimed at what they called the "End Date." . . . It is so significant that the calendar just comes to an abrupt stop–it ends on the date December 21, 2012."

From the astronomical perspective, allow me to paraphrase: Our Milky Way Galaxy is 100,000 light years across and all the stars and planets spiral around the Galactic Center. It takes our solar system 250 million years traveling at a speed of 500,000 miles per hour to circle the center. Our solar system finds its way into the center of the Milky Way every 26,000 years, then moves back out.

"We began approaching the outer edges of the "eye" in 2004 and at sunrise on December 21, 2012, for the first time in 26,000 years, our little solar system, our sun and ten planets and all of our moons will once again enter the center rift of the Milky Way. . . . The result could be a cleansing of earth and the destruction of everything that dwells upon it."

The author writes: "Some of the Mayan elders believed that after the destruction is over and 2013 arrives, we will enter into a whole new age and into a whole new cycle. So, do not fret, the end-date of 2012 does not signal the end of time and the destruction of the world; more so, it means the beginning of a new stage in the development of human consciousness."

This book will certainly hold your attention, light up some brain cells, and possibly inspire you to move to higher ground. It got me thinking about what I might want to be doing during the next six years, and I was delighted to find the answer to be . . . just what I’m doing. I would not want to survive such worldwide destruction, as I know I could not withhold food and water from other people. On the positive side, it would be an amazing experience. I may end up in my energy-efficient, passive solar home at 7,000 feet above sea level with ocean-front property. Guess I'll need a boat.

The strength of Mr. Arnold's convictions comes through clearly: the importance of using your imagination and questioning everything. The book 2012 Year of the Apocalypse is a well-written, informative book to challenge you to think for yourself. It’s a keeper in my library of first editions and lucky me, it’s signed.

Reviewer: Kaye Trout - February 28, 2006 - Copyright

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