Friday, March 14
12 - 1 p.m. (PST)
A Live & Online Broadcast
For Beyond 50's talks on "Emerging Trends," we'll have Jay Weidner of "2012: The Odyssey" to talk about the prophecies, based on the Mayan Calendar. On Dec. 21, 2012, the sun will align with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in about 26,000 years. And in a separate, pre-recorded interview, listen to Fatima Bacot from Australia encourage you to "Develop Inner Peace and Excercise Personal Power." She will explain about how we're moving into a collective and planetary shift and the necessity of developing inner peace with all of the major changes to come.*
*Subject to change. To join in the conversation during the live broadcast, call (724) 444-7444. When asked for the Talk Shoe ID, dial 59781#, and for the last code, press 1#. If you happen to miss any of the interviews, it is available through our archives.
To Hear the Pre-Recording, Click on This Link: Episode 17
What Exactly Will Happen in 2012?
The Galactic Alignment is the alignment of the December solstice sun with the Galactic equator. This alignment occurs as a result of the precession of the equinoxes.
Precession is caused by the earth wobbling very slowly on its axis and shifts the position of the equinoxes and solstices one degree every 71.5 years. Because the sun is one-half of a degree wide, it will take the December solstice sun 36 years to precess through the Galactic equator.
The precise alignment of the solstice point (the precise center-point of the body of the sun as viewed from earth) with the Galactic equator was calculated to occur in 1998 (Jean Meeus, Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, 1997).
Thus, the Galactic Alignment "zone" is 1998 +/- 18 years = 1980 - 2016. This is "era-2012."
This Galactic Alignment occurs only once every 26,000 years, and was what the ancient Maya were pointing to with the 2012 end-date of their Long Count calendar.