Friday, December 21, 2012

It's Cosmic: The Harmonic Convergence and 2012

"The Harmonic Convergence, At Long Last Get Ready:  The New Age Is Upon Us."

These were the headlines of the Miami Herald on that Friday morning.  It was August 14, 1987, just one year prior to the day that I would hear and believe the message of Jesus Christ and His death on the cross, receiving Him as the Lord and Savior of my life.  This was the gospel of salvation that I'd rejected in my teen years, at the age of twelve; and for the past eleven years I'd been creating my own spirituality, my own path to God (godhood!) and eternal life.
It had been a long week of waiting tables.  The sun was just rising and I was blissfully sleeping in when I  was awakened by ear-piercing screams accompanied with dream-shattering banging on my back door.  As I made my way through the kitchen I was met by my best friend, Lisa, who shoved the morning's newspaper into my hands, shouting, "This is it, this is it!  It's big!  It's big!"  I sleepily scanned that morning's front page article which read, "Maybe you haven't noticed.  Maybe no one has taken the time to mention it to you.  But there's a little something you might want to be aware of.  This weekend, sometime around sunrise on Sunday, marks the beginning of The End of Civilization As We Know It...What that the end of a 3,000-year age of materialism and the beginning of a 25-year phase of transition and purification that will lead to the synthesis of man and nature and finally, in 2012, to Earth becoming part of a kind of interplanetary galactic federation from which the Mayans knowledge originally came...a Harmonic Convergence...the first step into a New Age...a shift in planetary end to all the unpleasant aspects of modern life--war, famine, pollution, fat guys in bikini briefs...this is what we've been waiting for."  The announcement called for like-minded individuals to gather at designated "power points" around the world - Machu Piccu, the Great Pyramids, the Grand Canyon, Mt. Shasta, or in our case, Miami Beach - for conscious thought and meditation on changing the planet. 
The dawning of the New Age had arrived at my apartment with front-page doorstep delivery and though we did not fully understand what we were doing, my friend and I went to our "sacred spot" two days later at sunrise on Sunday morning to meditate in silence, believing we were changing our world for the better.
It has been 25 years since that day in 1987 and the date-setters continue to forecast the long-awaited future event in which the earth and all humanity will make an evolutionary quantum leap into a higher realm of existence, into the level self-realization when the human race finally realizes its own divine nature and accepts that man and God are One.  Has anything changed?  Has this man-is-god utopian dream been realized yet at any level?  No!  In fact, if anything, things have grown worse and will continue to do so.  Isaiah 60:2 says, "For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people..."  If something works, don't change it, right?  That's the logic of the enemy.  Satan has been using the same lie on humanity since the days of creation when he lied to Eve in the Garden of Eden and said, "You shall not surely shall be as God, knowing good and evil," and he continues to use that same lie today in the false teachings of a promised New Age of spiritual enlightenment and evolutionary transformation of the human race into godhood.  
Jose Arguelles and the Mayan Factor
Jose Arguelles was the author of many New Age books, including The Mayan Factor: Path Beyond Technology, and was the founder and coordinator of the first Harmonic Convergence in 1987.  Neither Arguelles nor his followers believed 2012 marked the end of the world, but rather the beginning of a New Age of spiritual transformation for the planet based on Mayan calendrical calculations and prophecies.  According to Arguelles, August 17, 1987 marked the close of one cycle (k'atun) and the beginning of another during which he called for global gatherings to focus on meditating for peace.  The purpose of these gatherings would be to create a "resonant field" through which the perceived separateness of creation by humanity would be realized or manifest as One.  This Oneness is the paradigm or religious thought of the New Age.  Jose Arguelles died on March 23, 2011 without realizing the fulfillment of humanity's (or his own) quantum leap into godhood. 
Now the whole Earth had one language and one speech...And the Lord said, Indeed, the people are one and they have all one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.   Genesis 11:1, 6   

Daniel Pinchbeck - 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl
Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of the book, 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl and a leading advocate for New Age thought, shamanism, and entheoginic evolution (the use of hallucinogenic drugs for spiritual transformation).  In 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl Pinchbeck takes readers on a journey of various Mayan, Hopi and Aztec prophecies while weaving in an assorted variety of New Age/New Earth proponents like Jose Arguelles, Terrence McKenna, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Fritjof Capra and Rainer Maria Rilke among others, all leading to the unproven hypothesis (scientific and spiritual) of an interconnectedness of mind or global humanity.  This is not a surprising  conclusion by those who adhere to and teach New Age thought.  What is surprising and even frightening is that Pinchbeck goes on to write very favorably on the mythology of the Chaldean snake god who first gave knowledge to the human race and of the divine principle of the number 666, the number of the beast; he even says the serpent of the biblical Eden was a form - or apparition - of Christ (pp. 378-379).  Is this the culmination of all 2012 and New Age prophecies? 
These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.  Revelation 17:13
The prophecies of 2012, according to New Age leaders and Mayan shamans, do not point to the end of the world but to the end of one age, the Age of Pisces, and the beginning of a new age, the Age of Aquarius, and to the spiritual evolution of man into a new level of godhood.  And while December 21, 2012 is only one day in the calendar of our history, the spiritual effects may be long-lasting  and Christians would do well to pay attention to what these leaders are proposing and to apply the biblical principles of spiritual warfare in all areas of our lives.  Isaiah 60:2 says, "For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people..."  Through ritual and ceremony many portals or doorways to demonic realms will be opened as occult practitioners (some ignorantly) invoke evil spirits for their assistance in this quantum evolutionary step to a universal god-consciousness of oneness.  Unfortunately, many of these same practices of opening portals have now found their way into mainstream Christianity under the guise of self-initiated third-heaven experiences and what is termed as the "jumper anointing" as many sincere Christians are being deceived into such occult practices as guided visualization and astral projection in an effort to draw closer to God and gain more of His anointing. 

Praise God, we are not without hope.  The second part of Isaiah 60:2 is the answer to the darkness that is coming upon the earth.  "...but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee."  Jesus Christ, the hope of glory, the true light, is our source of strength, power and authority to face all demonic power and deception that may come as a result of the 2012 or any other false prophecies.  Like most practitioners of New Age occultism, I'd been raised in a Christian home but had rejected what I thought was an outdated, outmoded form of religion in favor of my own alternative path, integrating whatever appealed to my personal whims - an eclectic mixture of spiritualism, seances, astrology, tarot cards, Hinduism and reincarnation beliefs - all of which left me spiritually empty and set me on a path of the darkest and most dangerous demonic deception.  Only through faith and a commitment to Jesus Christ did I finally find the truth and the only one who could fill that emptiness I'd been searching for for so long. 

Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by Me."  John 14:6
A testimony by DeAnne Loper

Global Rituals December 21, 2012
Pennie Louise De Witt was a former professional psychic and practitioner of wicca who spent 26 years in the occult.  You can listen to her interview by Dori Lynn Etheridge on Blog Talk Radio for an insightful and powerful testimony, as well as more information on the true meaning of the 2012 prophecies.