2012: Re-Membering
As Above, So Below


The universe follows a fractal pattern of a double torus shown above. The double torus is the result of two opposing forces reaching equilibrium thereby forming a recursive feedback loop. This is the same concept portrayed in the Ouroboros symbol:[*] theawakenedstate.tumblr.com

Note: The double torus creates singularity and perfectly symbolizes the 12/21/12 alignment, which is about the fusion of opposing forces: the galactic plane and the ecliptic plane, the dark and the light, cosmic and earthly, inner and outer, male and female, personality and soul, human and divine. The 2012 solstice alignment is about re-membering, becoming whole, reaching equilibrium, experiencing a rebirth. This is written in the heavens and in the cave center of our head. As above, so below.

Background and Introduction

The Olmec and Mayan Dark Rift Spirituality

12/21/12 Sky Chart

As Above, So Below

In Summary

Links ~ References of Interest


Background and Introduction

In 2006 a visitor to The Night Sky emailed a John Major Jenkins link referencing the dark rift in the Milky Way as a key factor in the alignment of 2012 and in the spirituality of the Olmec and Mayan peoples. In 2011 I came upon the essays of Thomas Razzeto that delved even deeper into why the dark rift and the specific date of December 21, 2012 were so important to the Mayans.

While John Major Jenkins moved his focus from the dark rift onto the galactic equator and the sun’s 1998 exact crossing of it *, coining the term Era-2012 (36 years centered around 1998), Thomas Razzetto focused on the dark rift and on one exact day, 12/21/12.

When reading both men’s research, it occurred to me that that all humans have a representation of the Milky Way’s dark rift within the center of their heads. As Above, So Below!

My intentions here are to

1.) give an overview of the main concepts that help one understand the significance of 2012,

2.) tie all the key elements together and show how they relate to the cave center in the human head and

3.) provide links that can aid in further understanding of the concepts presented.

Continue this journey to find out more.


The Milky Way Showing the Galactic Equator


Above is a photo of the 200 to 400 billion stars that compose the Milky Way with the Galactic Equator … The great bulge [Location of the Galactic Center] can be seen to the right of the equator, about a third of the way up the photo. Just above the bulge, or if you look down from the space between the words “galactic” and “equator” in the title, you can see the dark space which is the Dark Rift. Ross Bishop

Note: This bulge lies between the zodiacal constellations Sagittarius and Scorpius. Helpful Images: 1, 2 (In the 2nd image the bulge is in the south “below” the Dark Rift that stretches north.)

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The Olmec and Mayan Dark Rift Spirituality

To these ancient peoples the Milky Way was the Great Mother, and her dark rift the "cave of creation" or cosmic birth canal. The Galactic Bulge was the Womb of Creation, the highest Cosmic Center.

… one of the oldest Mesoamerican creation stories involves the "First God" being born from the cosmic "cave of creation." Olmec God- Rulers are often shown enthroned in a cave, which doubles as a serpent mouth. John Major Jenkins

When these ancients looked up they saw a Sacred Tree or Cross formed by the Milky Way (vertical bar) and the ecliptic, the apparent path of the sun, moon and planets (horizontal bar). This was the Cosmic Crossroads.

I will argue that the Olmec cleft-head symbolizes the dark-rift in the Milky Way … the crossband symbol represents … the crossroads formed by the Milky Way and the ecliptic. … The cleft-head is a place of regeneration, birth, and emergence. The cleft is a birth place; it is a cave and a place of emergence. John Major Jenkins

The Olmecs influenced the Mayans. Both cultures had shamans who used a hallucinogenic substance from the poison gland of the Bufo frog. This allowed them to experience the “the invisible world” and make contact with spirit entities and travel out-of-the-body.

The Bufo toad does more than just provide the Maya with a means to explore the spiritual world; it also physically demonstrates the principles of transformation and rebirth. Not only does it transform from a small aquatic tadpole with a long tail and gills into an air-breathing amphibious toad over six inches long that can live a few decades, it sheds and eats its skin in a remarkable way. Approximately four times a year, the adult toad sheds its skin in one piece and it devours the skin as it is being shed. It might be said that the toad actually eats itself! The older outer form ceases to exist and yet it is absorbed and born anew as part of the toad's living body. Notice that this rebirth takes place without the death of the toad. Thomas Razzetto / Mystical 2012

Contacting “the invisible world,” transformation, and rebirth are all significant in the spirituality of these two cultures.

The Olmecs and Mayans were very adept astronomers who could determine when the sun would appear in the middle of the Milky Way’s dark rift and when the planets along the ecliptic would significantly line up creating a potent sacred cosmic cross. Thomas Razzetto points out that the sun within the middle of the dark rift has three rebirths:

1.) Its daily morning rising after a dark night

2.) Its yearly winter solstice rebirth into more light each day and

3.) Its galactic rebirth in the center of the Great Mother’s cosmic birth canal, when father sun, our central luminary mates with the galactic mother!

In 2012, this special lovemaking will result in the birth of what the Maya call “a new world age,” which is represented by a new cycle of the Long Count calendar. Yes indeed, lovemaking and creation are at the core of 2012, not death and destruction.

… a triple rebirth of the sun happens year after year in the years around 2012. This is because the wobble of the earth is so slow that the conditions of the triple rebirth repeat almost exactly from one year to the next. (Eventually, the sun will be in the middle of the dark rift on the day after the winter solstice. Once that happens, there won't be another triple rebirth of the sun for about 26,000 years.) Thomas Razzetto / Why the Maya Picked 2012

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12/21/12 Printabale Image

More About the Image

The following quotes by Thomas Razzetto give more insights about the above image. He used TheSky astronomy software to create the sky chart seen above.

It just so happens that on December 21, 2012 at high noon, the sacred tree will be perfectly oriented in the sky over the Maya. [TheSky astronomy software program allows one to see beyond the veil of daylight.]

… I call this [horizontal] crossbar the crossbar of light since all these objects either reflect or give off light. The sun will be virtually exactly in the middle of Mars and Venus so this crossbar will be very balanced around the sun. The dark rift makes what I call the [vertical] crossbar of darkness.

… the tree of life is made up of one crossbar of darkness and one crossbar of light and thus it represents the yin-yang quality of duality exhibited all throughout creation. … the sun can be seen as the most powerful creator of the duality that we witness in our world [day and night]. It … invites us to inquire about the most mysterious duality we all face: our very own life and death.

On this day at high noon, it [the bulging womb of creation] is in the bottom portion of the sacred tree acting as the source, the root system, of the tree of life. So everything comes forth from the source into our world of duality! What a beautiful metaphor! Thomas Razzetto / Why the Mayans picked 2012

Note: Both Venus and Mars are at a close approach to earth in 2012. Mars is closest on March 5, 2012 and Venus on June 5/6, 2012. This happens every 2yrs + 2mos for Mars and every 1yr + 7mos for Venus.

Hmmm … To review the placement of the planets on 12/21/12 see the the sky chart above. Though the Mayans could not see telescopic Pluto, this agent of death and transformation appears near Mars (male energy) and is part of the sacred tree. (In 2012 Pluto also squares Uranus the planet of sudden change and the freedom urge.)

The Mayans recognized and charted Mercury. This divine messenger inspires the mind, linking it to the soul, and appears during the 2012 December solstice near Venus (female energy) and is part of the sacred tree.

BTW: On June 5/6, 2012 Venus transits the sun and completes an 8-year cycle of movement that forms a 5-pointed star in the heavens! At this time Venus also begins a new 8-year cycle and 5-pointed star.

The 5-pointed Mayan star represents five cycles of the Mayan calendar, each 5,125 years long adding up to the Great Year of 25,525 years. One Great Year ends 12/21/12 and a new one begins.

The Mayans call this new era ~ the Great Year beginning 12/21/12 ~ the Maya Fifth Sun.

The fifth cycle (Ajaw/sun) will be a fusion of both feminine and masculine energies. … Both energies will support each other. It is why this period is called one of harmony, the kingdom of love and the return of consciousness. … This fifth Ajaw/sun comes with the power of transmutation … it will be necessary to create the balance of the forces of the light and the dark … quest for the unity, the return of the natural order. The Fifth Sun

Five makes possible the Ascension!

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As Above, So Below

How does the Milky Way's dark rift also known as the cave of creation relate to the cave center in the human head and the 12/21/12 alignment?

The Ageless Wisdom, esoteric mystery schools and mystical traditions teach that it is within the cave, located in the middle of the head, that we connect with the spiritual world. The pineal gland is located here and activates our third eye or ajna center, allowing us to see beyond the physical into the realm of spirit.

Brain Image

The Pineal Gland is about the size of a pea, and is in the center of the brain in a tiny cave, behind and above the pituitary gland, which lies a little behind the root of the nose. It is located directly behind the eyes …

To activate the 'third eye' and perceive higher dimensions, the pineal gland and the pituitary body, must vibrate in unison, which is achieved through meditation and / or relaxation. When a correct relationship is established, between personality, operating through the pituitary body, and the soul, operating through the pineal gland, a magnetic field is created. The negative and positive forces interact and become strong enough, to create the 'light in the head’ … strayreality.com

Through imagination and meditative practice we enter the cave in our head and are able to make contact with the soul, our divine overshadowing self. By our use of the cave and soulic invocation we activate the light in this head center, building and strengthening the connection to the group soul. We come in contact with spiritual guides and teachers, great beings and the Christ consciousness *. Divine ideas are born within us.

This cave of creation is our spiritual birth canal, our sacred space for rejuvenation and rebirth. The soul-activated light in our head's cave center, is analogous to the 12/21/12 alignment of the solstice sun (Sol) in the middle of the dark rift, the Milky Way's cosmic birth canal and cave of creation.

Build an altar in the form of a cross in the cave in the center of the head, and there place the persona, as an indication of your willingness to accept the Divine Intent of your Soul. Do not, in this preparatory work, attempt to discover that Intent, but rather meditate upon the act of willingness symbolized in the sacrificial ceremony above. Lucille Cedercrans: The Nature of the Soul

The above quote brings to mind the Olmec and Mayan peoples’ Sacred Tree or Cross, the cosmic crossroads of the Milky Way Galaxy and the ecliptic, the intersection of our solar system with the more inclusive consciousness of our galaxy, the intersection of our personality with our divinity. As above, so below.

Note: In direct alignment with the dark rift and the bulging Galactic Center there actually is a constellation called Ara, the Altar. It lies south the stinger of Scorpius in the Southern Hemisphere. Maps 1, 2 Alice Bailey in the Labors of Hercules * associates this constellation with the aspirant, who in an act of detachment, places all upon the altar in order to more fully serve the soul. Ara's mythology / depictions

… as one actually achieves a Cave Center focus of consciousness … one does not experience the Cave as a location in an individual physical-dense instrument, but as a state of consciousness within the instrument of humanity.

… when one is truly in the cave, one is identified as the consciousness or Soul in a particular state of being.

… moving into the Cave is a "tuning in" to a universal state of awareness, and from that state one can go up to higher states, and/or out to include a broader number of "stations". In fact, when working from the Cave, one does both. One works throughout as a group unit within an even larger group life. How large depending on the one’s capacity and the work to be done.

… One cannot develop the Cave simply by placing oneself there. One must actually and actively use that placement to manifest some portion of the Divine Plan through the conscious practice of the inner creative process. Glen W. Knape: The Cave Center

As our central luminary the sun or Sol moves into the cave of creation ~ the dark rift of the Milky Way ~ for a galactic rebirth, we are potently impressed to rise in frequency and enter our cave of creation to be enthroned by the soul for a spiritual awakening and the manifestation of divine ideas on Earth.

Ascension Image

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In Summary

A triple rebirth of the sun happens year after year in the years around 2012:

1.) Its daily morning rising after a dark night

2.) Its yearly winter solstice rebirth into more light each day and

3.) Its galactic rebirth in the center of the Great Mother’s cosmic birth canal, when father sun, our central luminary mates with the galactic mother, in the dark rift of our Milky Way Galaxy.

In 2012, the sun centered in the Milky Way’s dark rift at the December solstice is also equidistant from Mars (male energy) and Venus (female energy), which are at a close approach to Earth. Pluto aligns with Mars, and Mercury aligns with Venus on the ecliptic arm of the cosmic cross. Pluto and Uranus are in a square to each other from 2012-2015. Venus completes its 8-year 5-pointed star movement in June 2012 and then begins a new 5-pointed star movement. The Mayan 5-pointed star Great Year ends at the 2012 December solstice and a new Great Year, the Maya Fifth Sun, emphasizing a fusion of both feminine and masculine energies begins.

It is also important to note that December 21-28, 2012 is a “week of group impact” for the New Group of World Servers (NGWS).

Every seven years in December, a certain great constellation which is ~ to our zodiac ~ what the zodiac is to the earth, pours its energies into the sign of Capricorn, which then flows into the field of human awareness. Alice Bailey: Esoteric Psychology Vol. II p. 196–197

This inflow of energy for the NGWS provides a huge spiritual awakening and greatly empowers all who are learning to work in group and share goodwill as their motivation. It is said that if the “festival week” falls at the period of a Full Moon it is most significant. December 28, 2012 is a Full Moon, making the new 7-year cycle of the NGWS beginning December 21, 2012 a powerful one. This 2012 Festival Video is both informative and inspiring.

Note: A NGWS 7 year cycle also began in 1998, when the December solstice sun was exactly centered on the galactic equator * rather than in the the dark rift.

Within humanity in the center of our brain and within the cosmos at the Crossroads of the Milky Way’s dark rift and the ecliptic, lies an archetypal pattern of spiritual rebirth that is potently being enlivened during this time.

The 12/21/12 alignment is significant for the Mayan peoples at high noon, however this day’s alignment affects our whole planet throughout the day. It unites the transformative energy of Pluto, the freedom urge of Uranus and the male energy of Mars, together with the female energy of Venus and the divine inspiring messages of Mercury for a spiritual rebirth.

The 12/21/12 alignment essentially culminates in a fusion of the outer (cosmos), the inner (humanity’s subtle body, individually and as a kingdom) and the other (ideal spiritual pattern / The Plan). This potent union of the objective and subjective worlds stimulates a great change within humanity and our planet. It leads to the emergence of the spiritual kingdom on Earth, to a new species of human ~ Homo luminous ~, and to the birth of a new world age.

You are amongst the last generation of a 26,000 year cycle. You are amongst the first that will wake up on the other side of the conscious membrane that defines the two cycles of the human experience at the end of 2012.

Who you allow yourself to authentically become, what template you choose to inhabit, human or Divine, what heart and mind you chose, yours or Mine to think and feel through by the close of this cycle, is what you will carry and live with on the New Earth for a very long time.

Each choice you take matters deeply now. Each thought you hold, matters deeply now. Raising your vibration, consciously, daily matters deeply now. Choose well. Choose with love, with presence, with conscious care of yourself. Excerpt from: Message from Spirit by Maureen Moss / World Puja

Read Maureen's Entire Message from Spirit

It is written in the heavens and deep within our brain. Humanity and our planet are in the process of re-membering, of becoming who we truly are, divine and sacred. As above, so below.

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Links ~ References of Interest

The following links are helpful in understanding the concepts presented above.

Articles by John Major Jenkins
The Watershed: Olmec Antecedents (Dark rift symbology)
What Is Galactic Alignment? (Era 2012)

Thomas Razzeto’s website: 2012 Essays
Significance of the dark rift and 12/21/12 to the Mayans

The Pentagonal Cycle of Venus
Understanding the planet’s 5 pointed star Movement

The Fifth Sun
2012 Spiritual Aspect

The Uranus-Pluto Square 2012-2015
Revolution and Revelation

New Group of World Servers
A New 7-year cycle begins December 21, 2012

Third Eye - Pineal Gland

The Third Eye and the Pineal Gland

Lucille Cedercrans: The Nature of the Soul
Includes insights on the “cave.”

Glen W. Knape: The Cave Center
Synthesis on the body of work of Lucille Cedercrans

Blue Pearl ~ References of Interest
The “seed of consciousness” in the pineal gland

Between Both Worlds ~ Homo Luminous
The species moving from human to divine

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