Remember that pesky December 12, 2012 date? The one that came and went and we are still alive?
Well, what it signified was not actually a single date, but a span of time. Eighty years in fact. The eighty years from 1960 to 2040 when the winter solstice sun in Sagittarius targets the Dark Rift of the Milky Way–or to be more dramatic, it targets the center of the galaxy.
All the hype in 2012 was about the Mayan Calendar, but this 80 year span of time is depicted at another site in modern day Turkey, Gobekli Tepi, dated to 9,600 BCE. There you will find Pillar 43 showing the night sky as it appears on the winter solstice from 1960 to 2040. (Carved 11,600 years ago.)
Why would the ancients target 1960-2014? (And why did we first “discover” Gobekli Tepe in 1963?)
Or was it targeting 24,000 (yes, 3 zeros) BCE which is the last time this alignment occurred? (It will be another 26,000 years before we see this alignment again due to the Precession of the Equinoxes, that shift in the ages that brings us from Pisces to Aquarius in our own time.)
The Mayans knew the Dark Rift as the “center of creation” and, indeed, as the center of the galaxy, all the Milky Way and the world as we know it poured forth from there. One wonders if the ancients at Gobekli Tepe knew this as well.
This information comes from a giant who now stands on his own shoulders with his latest book, Magicians of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth’s Lost Civilization. Graham Hancock has written a masterful explanation–as only he can–of these events. His is not an overview but a detailed and well researched accounting of the connections we are just beginning to discover today.
Picture credit: German Archeological Institute