I Feel the Earth Move…
Orey, The Writing Gourmet Cal
2012 Phenomenon—Is it the End?
Welcome to the spooky, sensationalized end of the world “2012 Phenomenon.” Thanks to an array of spellbinding theories tossed about on the Internet, books, TV, and blockbuster films, catastrophic events are feared to hit in the year 2012.
Simply put, two major events may affect our world: A galactic line up falls on the winter solstice when the Earth and the sun align with the center of the galaxy. The forecast is based on the Mayan Calendar; it stopped on December 21, 2012. Today, despite the consensus of scientists debunking this phenomenon, doomsday believers say the world will stop, too. Will it look like "The Day After Tomorrow" and can we look forward to an ice age? Read on—unravel some believe it or not no-nonsense scenarios that may or may not happen.
· Alien Attack: In the exciting film “Independence Day” aliens pay a visit to Earth. The extraterrestrials are hostile and their arrival causes devastation. Other UFO films like “War of the Worlds” and real-life open-minded human observers show us that we may not be alone. 2012 Scenario: Come December 21, an E.T. sequel could take place on our planet. But, the rumor is, this 2012 Phenomenon scenario may come with a Planet X aka Nibiru and collide with Earth.
· Great Earthquakes: If you don’t like space creatures, you may not enjoy a group gathering of planets that can shake it up. The Jupiter Effect, a book penned by John Gribben, Ph.D., and Stephen Plagemann, predicted an alignment of the planets of the solar system would cause gravitational effect on the Earth’s crust and create great earthquakes, including a great movement of the San Andreas Fault, on March 10, 1982. It didn’t happen. 2012 Scenario: Still, some folks believe, like in The Jupiter Effect, there is going to a “galactic” teaming with the sun and black hole at the center of our galaxy and it may spell disaster on Earth.
· Asteroid/Meteor: If the shaky West Coast doesn’t go down, the East Coast just might, according to the film “Armageddon,” when an asteroid zooms toward Earth. As the rock nears, meteorites damage New York with cause of concern for our planet. According to California Geologist Jim Berkland in my book The Man Who Predicts Earthquakes (Sentient Publications, 2006), he said we may be tested during the 2029 scheduled close approach of an asteroid. 2012 Scenario: But 2012 end days believers sense a large asteroid or meteor may arrive sooner than later on Earth. If it’s large enough, doomsday could be the end result.
· Polar Shift: In another sci-fi thriller, “2012” shows us a pole shift in motion where the North Pole and South Pole change places. 2012 Scenario: In reality, if there is a pole shift (shifts of geographical locations of the poles and the axis of rotation of the Earth), great earthquakes and massive flooding could be the end result.
· Solar Storms: Seattle-based, science author Mitch Battros believes there may be a connection between the Sun and Earth’s magnetic field shift and earthquakes. In my book Earthquake book, he noted his studies have been targeted toward solar activity and its link to weather. So, what is Battros’s equation? Sunspots – Solar Flares – Magnetic Field Shift – Shifting Ocean and Jet Stream Currents – Extreme Weather and Human Disruption. 2012 Scenario: Solar flares are nothing new. In the movie “Knowing” the sun’s solar flares scorch the Earth and a lethal tidal wave of fire sweeps the Earth. Some theories and scientists show solar storms can and do happen. But the question remains, will the sky light up on December 21st this year and will it be the end of the world as we know it?
As time passes, I sense a change of the Earth’s magnetic field (which could cause mega glitches in technology to solar radiation). I believe we’ll be challenged, like in the past, by natural disasters and man-made catastrophes. But note, as an intuitive, I forecast 2013 will arrive on time with or without turbulence and the human race will survive.
As Our World Turns
Back in 1999, people feared Y2K--linked to a potential global computer crisis that would set our world back in time--but we entered the 21st century. In 12 years, we have endured events that have felt like the sky was falling. Who can forget the attack of America on September 11, 2011; The 2004 Asian Tsunami; Hurricane Katrina; the BP oil spill; the 2009 flu pandemic; the 2011 Super Tornado Outbreak in Southern U.S.; and the 9.0 Japan Quake-Tsunamis and nuclear crisis? Despite great worldwide damage, loss, past and present challenges--our world still turns.
BIO: Cal Orey is an accomplished author and journalist specializing in health, nutrition, science, and pets. She is the author of The Healing Powers series (Vinegar, Olive Oil, Chocolate, Honey, and Coffee) published by Kensington. The intuitive is a phone psychic for two international networks. She lives in northern California. Visit her website at www.calorey.com .