An interesting thing happened Monday afternoon ... I read a woman who is very psychic and has decided to make some extra money doing readings online. Little did she know how accurate she was until she signed up this year and started reading people. She is so good - her clientele is growing rapidly and she is making $1,000 a week. She has no metaphysical background, is my age from Brooklyn, has been my client off and on through the years ... and now has found this talent she has ignored for decades and loves it.
When her reading ended, we started talking about reality.
I asked, "What do you think it is?"
She looked off into the distance as psychics do when focusing consciousness beyond this realm. "Wow! It's not real," she replied. "It's an illusion."
I smiled ... we briefly talked about the hologram. Never had such a thought crossed her mind as a nice sweet Italian housewife who has raised three sons and made lots of pasta. Yet it all made sense.
Next I asked what she saw for 2011? She didn't have to focus away. The images and sounds were there before I finished my sentence.
"Fire! Lots of natural disasters and fires," she said showing me the goose bumps on her arms. To her that indicates a truth.
"And 2012?" I asked as a closing thought.
She immediately said, "Nothing. I see nothing but black. It is all dark ... gone."
And so I explained a bit further. Why? Because she will see these visions as clients ask about their own visions and dreams ... and as my client she should know what lies ahead. Most of us have been in the psychic game, or worked in metaphysics for years, and know the score. This lady has no background whatsoever ... but realized the truth within a second. She does not meditate or go to a power site to clear issues to get to the truth. The images and messages came ... because she was ready. Are you? ... or do you still need more energy work?
What does she like to do? Salsa dance! When you don't feel you have to suffer, get high, quest, or initiate to see the truth, you're free. Cha! Cha! Cha!
2012 is not an exact date because time is an illusion. 2012 is a metaphor for the closing of the program which comes out of the blue. It is something you sense within. If you sense closure at any point on the timelines, then the date doesn't matter. It could be next year - 50 years - or whatever you conclude, the point is - it all converges and blips out of existence with one final bleep. Time holds the illusion together, but we have no definition as we experience it here. When it ends ... it stops ... dead. You will see it coming and know.
In the "everyone's got an opinion on 2012" category .... Don't drive yourself nuts thinking about it or worrying about being prepared. Go out and have fun. You will be where you are supposed to be when it happens. Can you imagine all of the people in the world, preparing for 2012 now? Many just like to party!
End of the Earth Postponed Live Science - October 18, 2010
- It's a good news/bad news situation for believers in the 2012 Mayan apocalypse. The good news is that the Mayan "Long Count" calendar may not end on Dec. 21, 2012 (and, by extension, the world may not end along with it). The bad news for prophecy believers? If the calendar doesn't end in December 2012, no one knows when it actually will - or if it has already.
A new critique, published as a chapter in the new textbook "Calendars and Years II: Astronomy and Time in the Ancient and Medieval World" (Oxbow Books, 2010), argues that the accepted conversions of dates from Mayan to the modern calendar may be off by as much as 50 or 100 years. That would throw the supposed and overhyped 2012 apocalypse off by decades and cast into doubt the dates of historical Mayan events. (The doomsday worries are based on the fact that the Mayan calendar ends in 2012, much as our year ends on Dec. 31.)
The Mayan calendar was converted to today's Gregorian calendar using a calculation called the GMT constant, named for the last initials of three early Mayanist researchers. Much of the work emphasized dates recovered from colonial documents that were written in the Mayan language in the Latin alphabet, according to the chapter's author, Gerardo Aldana, University of California, Santa Barbara professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies.
Below, I discuss the ancient mystery school teachings which take us back to the Egyptian priesthoods. Those guys knew the truth but it was buried along with their artifacts and mummies, for all time. What is the City of the Dead in Cairo? It sure sounds like something Daniel Jackson was searching for - or was that the Lost City of the Ancients?
- City of the Dead (Qarafa, Arafa) is a four mile long cemetery from northern to southern part of Cairo, Egypt. To the people of Cairo and other Egyptians, it is simply el'arafa which means "the cemetery". It is a bustling grid of tombs and mausoleums where people live and work amongst their dead and ancestors. Many residents live here to be near their loved ones, or because they were forced from more crowded areas in Cairo and 60s immigration from countryside. In fact many came from their villages simply looking for work - a good example of rural to urban migration in an LEDC.
Its foundation dates back to the Arab conquest of Egypt in 642 AD. The Arab commander, Amr ibn al As, founded the first Egyptian Arab capital, the city of Al Fustat, and established his family¹s graveyard at the foot of the hill al Moqattam. The other tribes buried their dead within the living quarters. The following Arab dynasties built own political citadel northwards to the previous, founding a new graveyard every time.
The Great Qarafa and the Lesser Qarafa (the commander¹s family cemetery) have been inhabiting since the first centuries after the conquest. Its first resident nucleus consisted of the custodians to noble graves and the staff in charge of the burial service as well as the Sufi mystics in their khawaniq (colleges).
During the Fatimid Caliphate, because of their Shi¹ite faith, the sovereigns supported pilgrimages to Ahl al Bayt (Prophet¹s family) shrines as part of their politics. These pilgrimages increased the cemetery¹s habitat in order to provide pligrims¹ needs.
The following sultan, Salah el Din, in order to unify all the four capitals within a surrounding wall, included both cemeteries in an unique urban space.
The next Mamluk rulers, originally freed slaves forming a military caste, founded a new graveyard named Sahara, because of its deserted environment, outside the city at its north-eastern border. It was also a place for military parades, such as tournaments and investiture ceremonies, as well as for processions, at which sultan and nobles took part during the religious celebrations. So that many of them built their palaces on the main road of the cemetery in order to assist to the spectacles.
With the Ottomans (1517-1798) Egypt became just a mere province of a vast empire with Istanbul as capital.
During the following three centuries Egypt was ruled by pashas, sultan¹s representatives, selected among his closest because of the importance of this country for agricultural and financial supplies. Because of the short term of the rulers¹ office, only few of one hundred and ten pashas who administrated Egypt, decided to build own tomb there, on the contrary of Cairenes.
At the beginning of the sixteenth century an urban and heterogeneous community, populated Al Qarafa. The economic improvements affected the urban territory of Cairo with the birth of new neighbourhoods which caused a reduction in the utilization of the old cemetery. However since the funerary monuments were symbols of self-glorification for the upper classes in order to perpetuate own memory, their tombs were garlanded with gilded decorations with festoons, based on nature, flowers and fruits.
The necropolis, because as a site of extraordinary concentration of awalya¹s tombs, Sufi colleges and madrasa, it attracted many people in search of baraka (blessing). during the following centuries Egyptian population impoverished more and more. The lower stratum of middle class collapsed and moved to other peripheral zones and the fellahin, the Egyptian peasants and farmers, emigrated to the capital. Both of them crowded the poorest fringe zones as well as the City of the Dead.
The newcomers changed Al Qarafa¹s face from an urban district to a hybrid community of rural people and citizens. Following the 1992 earthquake many people were forced to move into family tombs thus adding to the number of people already living there.
Tomb of Priest May Mark Egyptian City of the Dead Live Science - October 18, 2010
- A maze-like pathway leads to the burial chamber of an ancient Egyptian priest just south of a pyramid builders' necropolis, according to archaeologists. The tomb could mark a completely new-to-science necropolis (Greek for "city of the dead"), said Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities. He added that it might also mark an offshoot of the western necropolis at Giza the latter being home to Egypt's most famous pyramids, which housed the mummified bodies of ancient royalty. "This tomb could be the first of many in the area," Hawass said. "Hopefully we have located a new necropolis dedicated to certain members of the royal court."
The newly discovered Fifth Dynasty (2465-2325 B.C.) tomb holds the body of the priest Rudj-Ka, a member of the ancient Egyptian court. Rudj-Ka served as a purification priest for the pharaoh Khafre (2520-2494 B.C.) and his mortuary cult.
Hawass pointed to unique architectural features of the tomb that include a superstructure built from limestone blocks. Those blocks create the maze-like pathway leading to the tomb entrance carved into a cliff face. The tomb's walls include painted reliefs that show Rudj-ka with his wife in front of an offering table that holds gifts of bread, goose and cattle. But it also shows the priest doing daily life activities such as fishing and boating. This latest discovery was announced by Farouk Hosny, Egypt's minister of culture, based on a routine excavation by an Egyptian archaeological team from the Supreme Council of Antiquities.