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Hollywood milks Mayan Armageddon

Global warming, Mid-East nukes and economic distress? No worries! It’s only the end of the world as we know it, in Roland Emmerich’s third disaster movie. This time, it gets spiritual

BY SOUL’S CODE — When Spanish adventurers, centuries after the Conquest, stumbled upon Mayan ruins in the jungles of present-day Mexico, they surmised that the monuments were created by Mediterranean transplants — survivors of Noah’s flood, or perhaps trans-Atlantic commuters who sailed between ancient Egypt or Rome and meso-America.

When archeologists completed the decryption of Mayan hieroglyphs after World War II, they proved beyond a doubt that the lost civilization was indigenous, and that the region’s Indian tribes were its descendants.

The Mayan mystique was born: their biggest pyramids are essentially giant sundials and calendars. The inscriptions accurately forecast solar eclipses to this day, and document the orbits of Mercury, Mars and Venus.

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Places in the heart: A Reading for Aquarians

One of northern California’s leading astrologers does a reading and cultural analysis for Aquarians that everyone can learn from

BY HUNTER REYNOLDS — Chic as it is for westerners to dream of land, community and a high-speed internet connection, we’re doomed until we admit that we’ve lost the skills needed to navigate a compressed field of egos.

It was, after all, not the drugs as much as the over-individuation, which comes with privilege, that undermined the social experiments of the 60′s. Without an astrologically-inborn or skillfully reinstalled set of Aquarian skills, day-to-day life in community is more likely to disillusion than unite.

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James Hillman’s The Soul’s Code meets astrology

An astrologer finds validation in James Hillman’s thesis that your inner evolution is coded from birth. An astrological metaphor: your star sign

GUEST COLUMN: ALAN ANNAND — As a working astrologer, I find that the members of my profession are often cast in the role of oddballs, out on the fringe of society’s “healing arts” professions.

Unconsciously or not, this has given some of us a collective insecurity complex, such that we’re frequently found clinging to the hem of the Establishment’s skirts, pleading for recognition like some little kid in need of a hug.

Little wonder that, when the least evidence of our legitimacy comes to light, we embrace it with all the fervor of a re-born Christian who hears the Messiah is coming to town.

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2012: End of days, cosmic messenger or perhaps a higher calling?

“We are flying by the seat of our collective, cosmic pants around a relatively insignificant sun, that is in turn hurtling through the provincial backwaters of a massive galaxy, anchored by a hellishly ravenous black hole.”

GUEST COLUMN: H. C. Hummel — I was raised on a grape ranch in Northern California during the 1950’s in a fundamentalist Christian household. Like thousands of other kids, I went to vacation Bible school during the summer months, where I became well-versed in the doctrine of the Second Coming; that is, the belief that Jesus would literally and physically return, appearing in the sky one day, coming to rescue his followers and establish a thousand-year reign of peace on Earth. In the Christian context, this belief of the Second Coming is deeply-rooted in the biblical books of Daniel and John’s Revelation.

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With signs of apocalypse all around us, even Hollywood is obsessed with 2012

Worried about war, depression, global warming and the price of gas? No wonder everyone’s talking about the year 2012

BY VAISHALI, author of You Are What You Love® and Wisdom Rising

Everywhere I go I hear conversations — rumblings about 2012. As I watched the Dow zig-zag across 10,000 and Congress authorize trillions of dollars to rescue us from the financial crisis, the rumblings got louder.

What exactly is 2012, and why all the buzz about it? Google “2012,” and you’ll get a quarter-billion hits. Now, two years in the making, Hollywood’s publicity machine is adding to the uproar with the marketing campaign for Roland Emmerich’s holiday-season disaster blockbuster, 2012.

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In defense of the much-maligned, New Age

In defense of the much-maligned, New Age

A spiritual author argues that the movement that drew its name from the Age of Aquarius is simply about connecting to the God within

GUEST COLUMN: ELAINE MURRAY

New Age Spirituality is all about getting back your power. Not that you ever lost it . . . sometimes you gave it away, misplaced it — or forgot you had power in the first place.

And why does the term New Age Spirituality seem to bother some religious leaders — especially leaders of the Christian faith? After all, we are in a new age: The Age of Aquarius.

The concept of an Age exists within ancient spiritual traditions, and lasts 2,000 years.

(Above: Catherine Keener and Steve Carell in the final scene of The 40 Year Old Virgin).

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Barack Obama’s astrology chart: “Grace in a Cracked Vessel”

Barack Obama’s astrology chart: “Grace in a Cracked Vessel”

BY HUNTER REYNOLDS, resident astrologer at California’s celebrated, Harbin Hot Springs, does a reading of the Democratic nominee for president

Choosing a president is embarrassingly similar to courting a mate. In the initial stages, the temptation is to disqualify, or idealize. The astrologer’s job is to help you find the middle path. As passionately supportive as I am of Barak Obama, when I stare at the symbolic map of his psyche and consider his unique blessings and blind spots, I am sobered. He — like all of us — is a cracked vessel.

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