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12.12.12 v 21.12.12? – New Beginning or End of the World?

There's been a real buzz in the spiritual community and to some extent in the media about 12.12.12. and 21.12.12. I didn't really pay much attention to the tales of doom and gloom, and the end of the world being nigh, because it just seemed so "sensationalist." The whole idea of "Ascending" to some utopian place out in space on 12.12.12. and the world suddenly shutting up shop, turning into zero, nada, nothing on a specific date seemed a little illogical even to my usually open minded approach to events on the earth at this time. As 12.12.12 and 21.12.12 seemed to be around the corner,...

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Advent Adventure

The word Advent popped into my head yesterday, and I realised that December 2nd 2012 was the first day of Advent in the Western, Christian tradition. In my mind's eye, I saw the image of those Advent calenders I used to open as a child, to find a chocolate behind each window. The act of opening each window and stuffing a chocolate into my mouth was supposed to teach me about patience, expectation and anticipation of something special that was to come; namely Christmas presents and yummy food. It did not. I never managed to eat just one chocolate per day in the run up to Christmas; they were usually...

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