Tag Archive: 2012


It’s here at last!! After over a year of painting in my spare time, my creative journey with ‘ Kokapelli ‘ is at an end and it’s time to share it with you all. Enjoy!

If you are interested, canvas prints are available from my website at: www.missiongraphics.co.uk

Or, if you would like to read more about the journey, please visit my creative blog at:  http://missiongraphicsblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/kokapelli-finished-at-last.html

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A truly remarkable look at our galaxy and ourselves. Max Igan articulately and beautifully takes you on a quest of discovery.

 

SERIES TWO

Episode 1

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An excerpt from a talk on the Singularity of Consciousness given by Maxwell Igan. Sept 2008.

Went to the John Martin ‘Apocalypse’ exhibition at the Tate in London yesterday. Previously, I was familiar with John Martin the singer, but hadn’t realised there was a famous artist too. I also hadn’t realised his work was used as inspiration for Roland Emmerich’s 2012 film.

I highly recommend going. IT IS EPIC!!!

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Tate Britain 21 September 2011 – 15 January 2012

http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/exhibitions/johnmartin/default.shtm?gclid=CPrY1eTp-6sCFS4ntAodLk_clQ

Charlie Chaplin’s final speech in The Great Dictator.

Source: http://www.prisonplanet.com

The Economic Collapse
March 3, 2011

Did anyone out there anticipate that 2011 would be such a wild year?  The year is barely over two months old and we have already seen multiple civil wars erupt, rumors of more wars all over the mainstream media (potentially even including the United States), riots and revolutions breaking out all over the globe, oil prices soaring into the stratosphere and chaos on global financial markets.  So why is all of this happening?  Is all of this one big coincidence or is there a reason why we are witnessing such global chaos right now?  Is it just coincidence that revolutions have broken out in over a dozen countries in the Middle East all at the same time?  Is it just a coincidence that global prices for oil, food and precious metals are all skyrocketing?  Is it just a coincidence that world financial markets suddenly seem more vulnerable than at any time since 2008?  Looking at what is going on in the world right now, it is very tempting to use the phrase “a perfect storm” to describe it.  Unfortunately, this “perfect storm” is very likely to plunge the global economy into yet another financial collapse if it continues to get even worse.

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The 9th Mayan Underworld

by Dr. Susan Shumsky

March 9, 2011 begins the 9th Wave of the Mayan Calendar, the cosmic countdown to the end of the calendar, which brings an end and new beginning to social, political, economic and geological cycles for America and the World.

With increased interest in the Mayan calendar, people sense a coming great shift in consciousness. Shifts in consciousness have been happening from the beginning of time, whenever there is a significant energy shift in the Mayan calendar, such as between any of its days and nights. Yet few people have considered the fulfillment of the cosmic plan will require them to become co-creators with this plan.

The ancient Maya describe the end of their calendar, the Tortuguero Monument 6. At that time, the 9-step entity, Bolon Yookte will “descend.” A combination of 9 cosmic forces, 9 wave movements, will simultaneously fully manifest. The meaning of the end of the calendar is not the end of the world. Rather, it is completion (fulfillment) of an evolutionary process that started at the beginning of time and led the world to what it is today.

These 9 cosmic forces are the 9 evolutionary progressions (Underworlds), which correlate with events in biological and historical evolution. Each progression develops a different frame of consciousness. The 9th and highest wave movement will produce the final shift to Unity Consciousness that will culminate as the calendar ends.

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Here’s my latest poster design for the Alternative Research Community (ARC). Click here to find out more: http://www.arcconvention.org/ARC3.html

The bestselling self-help book of its generation, Eckhart Tolle demonstrates how to live a healthier and happier life by living in the present moment.

To make the journey into The Power of Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle offers simple language and a question and answer format to guide us. Surrender to the present moment, where problems do not exist. It is here we find our joy, are able to embrace our true selves and discover that we are already complete and perfect.

If we are able to be fully present and take each step in the Now we will be opening ourselves to the transforming experience of THE POWER OF NOW. It’s a book to be revisited again and again. An international bestselling phenomenon, this book has inspired a generation and is as popular today as it was a decade ago when first published.

Source: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20110123/tuk-quake-recorded-in-west-of-scotland-6323e80.html

Quake recorded in west of Scotland.

A small earthquake has hit the west of Scotland, the British Geological Survey said.

The quake measured 3.5 on the Richter scale and was recorded in Glenuig, west of Fort William, at 6.02am on Sunday.

It was felt in Skye, Mull, Inverness and Oban and is the largest earthquake recorded in the area since January 2008, when a tremor of the same magnitude was recorded near Glenfinnan.

The survey said such an earthquake can be felt as far as 120 km away. One person reported being awoken by “noise and vibration” during the quake.

Glenuig is a remote village of around 30 residents in Moidart, west Lochaber. Until the mid-1960s the community could only be reached by foot or by boat.

A quake of 3.5 is classed as minor and no one reported any damage in the area after it happened.

Northern England has been shaken by two earthquakes in recent weeks. One measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale struck near Ripon, North Yorkshire, on January 3 and was felt as far afield as West Yorkshire, Tyne & Wear and Cumbria.

The rumble came after a quake of magnitude 3.5 which hit Coniston in the Lake District on December 21.

Steve MacFarlane, director of the Glenuig Inn, said he was awoken by the tremor which he says created a crack in the hotel’s car park.

He said: “I thought I was having a dream. I woke up and the dog woke up but then I went back to sleep. When I got up later I had a Google alert telling me there had been an earthquake.”

 

Other recent UK earthquakes:

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Below is a gallery of the MG Graphics I produced in 2010. Hope you enjoy….

This is an excellent presentation by Stephen Fry regarding his views on the Catholic Church. WELL WORTH WATCHING!!!

Could time come to an end?

Source: www.newscientist.com

“We could run into the end of time,” Ben Freivogel tells a seminar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. Several colleagues seem nonplussed, and one Nobel laureate looks downright exasperated. “I’m aware that this sounds like a crazy conclusion,” Freivogel admits, generating a round of what sounds like relieved laughter. But perhaps their relief is short-lived.

The nature of time, our perception of it and even whether it exists at all are hot topics for both physicists and philosophers. But Freivogel isn’t pushing a strange new concept of time.

His idea is arguably even more baffling. He thinks that time, as described by Einstein’s theory of general relativity, could simply end in our universe, taking us with it. He gives us another 5 billion years or so before the axe falls (see “Five billion years to go”, below).

This unsettling idea arises from a popular theory called eternal inflation. In this theory, different parts of space can undergo dramatic growth spurts, essentially ballooning into separate universes with their own physical properties. The process happens an infinite number of times, creating an infinite number of universes, called the multiverse.

Measure problem

The infinities involved mean that anything that can happen does happen – an infinite number of times. That makes it difficult to figure out how common a universe like ours is. “It sort of pulls the rug out from underneath your intuition of how to define probabilities,” says Freivogel’s colleague Raphael Bousso of the University of California, Berkeley.

To get around this problem, physicists take a “cut-off” of the multiverse, cutting out a finite patch of space-time and counting the universes within it to get a representative sample.

However, doing this inevitably slices through individual universes on the edge of the sample. This leads to incorrect probabilities of experimental outcomes in the multiverse – unless, Freivogel and his team argue, the mathematical cut-offs somehow have real and dire consequences for the places they intersect. Time would end there, they say, causing everything present to disappear. “The world, including you, would just cease to exist,” says Bousso.

Predictive power

The idea is more than strange, not least because it is not clear how these mathematical constructs could impinge on the real world.

But the team say the cut-offs have to be considered real if they are to be used to calculate probabilities in the multiverse. These are key to making cosmological predictions about properties in our own universe such as the strength of dark energy.

The alternative, they say, is that applying cut-offs is simply not the right way to calculate probabilities in eternal inflation. “We’re stuck between a rock and a hard place,” says Bousso. “If you don’t like the cut-off, then you have no way of making predictions and deciding what’s probable in eternal inflation.”

Ken Olum of Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, who was not involved in the work, agrees that there is a problem. “The whole issue is one that needs resolution,” he says. “If we don’t take the cut-off seriously, then we better figure out how to do calculations that are consistent with each other.”

The trouble began last year, with a thought experiment raised over breakfast at a conference by Alan Guth of MIT and Vitaly Vanchurin of Stanford University in California. They imagined a scenario in which someone flips a coin and sets an alarm depending on the outcome. Heads and the alarm is set to wake you up after 1 minute, tails and you get 1 billion years’ sleep. Before going to sleep, the chance of waking up in 1 minute or 1 billion years is 50:50.

Changing odds

Now imagine that the experiment happens in an infinite number of universes. If a cut-off is taken to study a subset of these universes, far more people in that subset – wherever the cut-off is made – will have woken up after a short nap than a long one. So the odds are no longer 50:50.

How can the probability change once you get up? The team argue that the only way to make sense of the changing odds is if the cut-off is physical. If the cut-off is real, then many of the people who got tails – and went to sleep for 1 billion years – would hit the end of time before their alarm could go off (arxiv.org/abs/1009.4698).

“If we do have the end of time, then that’s a strange situation, but at least it solves this paradox,” says Olum.

The radical idea “certainly is one way to resolve the paradox”, says Guth. But he adds that it is hard to lend much credence to the suggestion, since it is far from clear what physical mechanism could cause time to vanish.

No physical meaning

Instead, Guth suggests the paradox could just be an artefact of the measurement technique, since the exponential nature of eternal inflation means that newer universes will always be more common than older ones.

He suspects cut-offs have no physical meaning: people who don’t wake up before the cut-off will still wake up, just after it. The cut-off “is the end of the data set. It doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the end of the world.”

However, Bousso says we have to take the cut-off seriously, since it’s the only good way physicists have of calculating probabilities. “In current approaches to understanding eternal inflation, the cut-off and only the cut-off defines what is possible, likely, unlikely and impossible,” he says.

For the moment, Guth says he is comfortable with not fully understanding how probabilities work in eternal inflation. “We are dealing with something that’s exponentially expanding and expanding forever,” he says. “It is conceivable that will introduce new problems that ordinary actuaries have never encountered.”

Five billion years to go

To calculate probabilities in the infinite multiverse, physicists have devised “geometric cut-offs”, ways of slicing off finite samples of space-time. This lets them count finite numbers of events and extrapolate out to the whole multiverse by taking larger and larger samples.

But doing this inevitably slices through some universes that lie on the edge of whatever cut-off is used, a process that Ben Freivogel at MIT and colleagues say could end time there (see main story).

So could this happen to our universe? Sadly, yes. They say several methods of taking cut-offs suggest a universe the same age as ours, 13.7 billion years old, is likely to reach the end of time in 5 billion years or so.

“The point is that the way people treat eternal inflation, time can end, no matter whether we understand precisely how time would actually do that,” says team member Raphael Bousso of the University of California, Berkeley.

“Is there a way of thinking about the end of time that makes it seem less weird?” he asks.

One of the cut-off methods offers a way to visualise the process. It slices the multiverse by taking a single “causal patch” – a region of space beyond which light has not had time to reach since that region’s big bang. From this viewpoint, you can think of our 5-billion-year expiration date as the average time needed for a galaxy located anywhere inside our 13.7-billion-light-year causal patch to reach the edge of the region.

What would it mean for time to end in this way? The team speculate that reaching the edge of a causal patch might be like encountering the event horizon of a black hole, the boundary beyond which nothing that falls in can escape.

So just as someone watching an object fall into a black hole will see the object burn up, someone inside a given universe might see an object hitting the edge of the cut-off – where time ends – incinerate on contact.

Here’s a piece by Richy from Lawful Rebellion – a piece about the 2012 conspiracy: http://www.lawfulrebellion.org