As the world approached the year 2012, controversy theorist made significant impacts on what people would expect, among them, was the end of the world as humanity has known it. The actual event that will erase life from the planet remained a subject of debate, to same an asteroid would strike the earth while others proposed ideas of mystical proportions. As 21/12/2012 come closer, humanity was prepared for what it will bring with it, to people’s surprise, the day passed like any other with no noticeable uniqueness. Although the Mayan calendar ended, its prediction of the end of the world did not become physically accurate. However, a new understanding of the year 2012 begun to surface, Braden Gregg come up with a reasoning that the old world ended and a new world started, not in the physical form of ending, but in form time (Braden, 2009). The book “Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age” presents the idea that the universe comes in phases of distinct time span, the activities of a single period relates to the next and the cycle continues indefinitely. The activities of man on the planet at each fractal time repeats itself in the next cycle, according to Braden, people can use this knowledge not only to write their future in a way they prefer but also to avoid the recurrences of mistakes that lead to disasters (Braden, 2009). Rather than exploring the physical end of the world, Braden uses time codes and change points to discusses the meaning of the year 2012.
Theology and Science Concepts intermarry
Braden sets to unify theological beliefs and scientific concepts and to attempt to explain how fractal time works. Using mathematical concepts, Braden insists that time scales be interrelated, what happen in the current time is an image of what occurred in the previous time code. The interrelatedness between the period can be used to explain a connection between events that impact the entire cosmos or in smaller levels of personal lives, they come with time of failure, success, opportunities, and triumph.
In his opinion, the theological beliefs of supernatural forces that serve to initiate events as well as maintaining order in the universe are merged with the scientific models that allow for repetition. As such, the two concepts merge on the idea that everything does not happen by mere chances, but are mirror reflections of what have already occurred in the previous time code. Contrary to people’s expectations of the Mayan calendar, the world does not end by all activities reaching a stopping point, but by time ceasing to flow in the same direction, and rewinds everything from the beginning of the ending time code (Braden, 2009). According to this argument, nothing new happens that did have not already happened. However, people have chances to formulate a new sequence along the flow; these are the change point. If no change is a mode to a time code, an event will occur in the next timeline with exact resembles to its history. Arguments put forward by Braden brings a whole new understanding of the Mayan calendar, mystically beliefs of the end time and scientific knowledge of what will bring life to an end. It deviates from the theological believe of judgment day and the scientific concept of mass extinction, and in its place creates the idea of a cyclic nature, where all events refreshes and a new mirror cycle is initiated. The end of one cycle signifies the begging of the next without actually erasing life.
2012; the birth of a new World Time
2012 is the most debated year in mythical dimensions, the biggest pillar to this debates are the ancient Indian American believes of how the cosmos works. Biblical revelation also adds to this belief by predicting an end time. Memories of the planet’s history and societal disasters also project a time that disaster will strike planet earth and cause a radical change that erases life.