Fifth Underworld

A Quote by Daniel Pinchbeck on 2012, peak oil, fifth underworld, and calleman

"Although we do not know how the Classical Maya interpreted the prophetic culmination of their Long Count, Carl Johan Calleman has elaborated a meticulously exact fractal model of time from the Mayan calendar, in which human consciousness evolves through nine "Underworlds," each twenty times faster in linear time than the previous one.  Each underworld passes through a thirteen-stage process of alternating light and dark energy currents -- or seven "days" and six "nights" of creation -- culminating in a new level of realization.  According to Calleman's model, sometime around the year 2008 -- the "fifth night" of the current underworld, ruled by the energies of Tezcatlipoca, the jaguar god of night and black magic -- our current socioeconomic system will suffer a drastic and irrevocable collapse.  The primary catalyst for this collapse could be an approaching energy crisis.  A report recently issued by the U.S. Department of Energy states:  "Previous energy transitions (wood to coal and coal to oil) were gradual and evolutionary; oil peaking will be abrupt and revolutionary."  According to a 2005 feature in The New York Times Magazine:  "The consequences of an actual shortfall of supply would be immense."  As Peter Maass reported, "When a crisis comes -- whether in a year or two or ten -- it will be all the more painful because we will have done little or nothing to prepare for it."  

Daniel Pinchbeck

Source: 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, Pages: 391

Contributed by: Chris

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