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 - Mayan Calendar
 - Fractal Time / I Ching
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Cataclysm? How?
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 - Introduction / Ouroboros
Africa / Scandic / Babylon
The Americas
Ancient Greece & China
DNA & the I Ching
Were Dragons Real?

Nazca Lines
 - General Info
 - Who created them?
 - What do they mean?
 - Belt of Orion?
 - Other geoglyphs

Pole Shifts
 - Opposing Views
 - Velikovsky
 - How could they Shift?
 - Hapgood and Bowles
 - Evidence Part I
 - Evidence Part II

Global Pyramids
 - Middle East / Africa
 - The Americas
 - Europe
 - Asia and Pacific

Patrick Geryl
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 - North Becomes South

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 - 2012: Year of the Dragon

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The Bast Theory


There are two obvious camps whenever Ancient Mysteries are debated - those that cite a lack of hard physical evidence, and those that trust their instincts. Prime examples are the pyramids and flood myths. These were global phenomenons in ancient times, and the similarities appear obvious to the layman, which is why so many books on the subjects are published and sold. Serious academics, who went through university adhering to strict scientific principals, will argue that there isn't enough evidence to show that ancient societies were in contact with each other. Flood myths apparantly arose from local flooding, and global pyramids... it's all just a coincidence, they say.

It is as if 100 people witnessed a murder, and knew the murderer personally. The murderer fled. Each witness told their children, who in turn told their children. Amazingly, two generations later, the murderer returns to hand himself in. Hundreds of grandchildren of the original witnesses know who he is and that he is guilty, because of the details they had been told. But he will not be punished, because there is no physical evidence, and no original witnesses.

There is little likelihood of anything surviving the ravages of time unless it was specifically designed to do so. Even today, we are finding that we are unable to contain nuclear waste forever, and settle for a few hundred years of safety ( see here ). Ancient texts like the Dead Sea Scrolls have come to us only through a fluke of circumstances.

In the search for answers I have decided that starting with evidence and then developing theories is the wrong path. There is unlikely to ever be enough definitive evidence, and if there was, scientists and academics are the best qualified to do so. So I have begun with a theory, based on instinct and obviousness, and am now trying to gather enough proof to convince the majority of humans that are sane, regular people. I have little desire to change the opinions of academics, but I have respect for some of their methods and standards - where appropriate I will choose to quote academics over laymen, and as much as possible I will provide verifiable references for anything I find. Which means any mentions of Zacharia Sitchin or Erich von Daniken are unlikely, regardless of how well meaning and intelligent they appear to be.

I also choose not to mention UFOs. I wouldn't be too surprised if we had alien visitors from time to time, but evidence is lacking. And it would be difficult for me to remain a non-fiction author with the number of possibilities they allow.

 This is just a small portion of my online book, Survive 2012 - a look into possible ways our world might end, and how to survive. Available in bookstores sometime before 2012, fingers-crossed...

The Starting Point

In its purest form my theory is based on these assumptions:

  • Ancient cultures communicated with each other in some way
  • Mysterious Elders have appeared from time to time to guide us
  • Pyramids and mounds had a purpose other than burying royalty
  • Evolution doesn't generally occur in small stages
  • Global cataclysms have occurred within the last 12,000 years
  • Our galactic neighbourhood could be more dangerous than is commonly acknowledged

These assumptions are certainly not unique, and many books have been written on each, with perhaps the last being debated less often than the others.

The Theory

In One Sentence: Every so often a force from space causes global cataclysms and mass mutations.

  • The Anicent Mayan Calendar ends in 2012. We would be very foolish to ignore this warning, a doomsday date that may have been given to the Maya by others
  • Pole shifts have occurred in the past and will occur again. There is no known terrestial mechanism that can cause pole shifts, so the trigger could well be extra-terrestial. With the universe being the mystery that it is, we should accept that anything is possible.
  • Mass extinctions and rapid evolution occur at the same time as cataclysms. Rapid evolutionary change can only be achieved via extremely high rates of mutations, and by mutations that are not random. Unicorns and dragons once actually existed, they were mutant strains that didn't survive very long.
  • Cosmic rays cause mutations. A huge influx of cosmic rays would cause high rates of mutations. Although scientists are unsure about where all the cosmic rays come from, the source might be the same as what powers the pole shifts.
  • The ancients were aware of the dangers of cosmic rays and cataclysms and encoded information about them into their calendars, myths and monuments. I also believe that pyramids may have been designed as cosmic ray shelters.

All of these topics are, or will be, dealt with in-depth within these pages.

Why am I investigating these ideas?

As a human it is not surprising that I like humans. I don't want them to be wiped out. And I prefer them just how they are, as opposed to any mutant strain that might occur. The Mayan end-date is not far off, and if it happens to be the date of the next cataclysm, I would like to help some of us to prepare, and survive.

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Comments from Visitors

Rob Bast:
It is too far away and too small to affect us in any way. However, it takes 10,500 years to complete an orbit, which is roughly the number of years since Earth's last global cataclysm
(12.04.2004, 04:52)

Mayan astrology speaks of a 'serpent in the sky' that comes every 5000 years to cleanse the world of 'all obscenities'. - You should look into that.
(13.04.2004, 07:39)

is Marduk Planet X, or Mars...i believe Mars and there is no connect Marduk and 2012..2012 is about precession...and 2012 it isn't end of our cycle but important for end of cycles
(22.04.2004, 14:25)

Don't hold yourselves in fear...that is what they want. Have you ever heard of Desert Days? This is the time of great disturbance and change before a dimensional jump. About the "newly discovered" planet...its real name is Nebiru and it has everything to do with 2012. Look it up. We have a lot to do, just do not fear. I highly recommend reading all books by Patricia Cori...It will all be okay.
(23.04.2004, 12:38)

i have one main comment its a fact that the mayan were avid users of dmt. try using dmt. it has the same effect on everyone and its not bad at all. if you try it, the effect is what the world will be like after 2012
(26.04.2004, 23:13)

paul lomax:
mt.DNA shows a bottleneck 26,ooo years ago
(12.05.2004, 05:01)

Xoe Stone:
As T, Charron so aptly pointed out, Global Warming and the melting of polar ice caps and glaciers result in rising sea/ocean/freshwater levels worldwide. As water levels rise they result in greater and greater pressure/force on land masses, which in turn results in periods of "geological reformation and redestribution". During these "reformation" periods, Earth is subject to increased earthquake and volcanic activity, particularly in areas already known to be prone to such activity. - - Perhaps pole shifts are a combination of factors...? Since events naturally occurring on/inside Earth and in Space are already known and recognized as having an impact on the functioning of Earth and its various systems. - - Also, we must take into consideration our own, human impact/activities on Earth, which have acted as something of a "catalyst" in terms of our complicity in creating conditions favorable to Global Warming and its symptoms, results, and outcomes.
(17.05.2004, 19:30)

Xoe Stone:
Also, what bottleneck is recognized as having occurred 26,000 years ago? I am familiar with the bottleneck that occurred after the eruption of Mt. Toba in Indonesia some seventy-thousand-odd years ago, but I am unfamiliar with any human population bottlenecks occurring after that date. you have a link or more information on that date and the likely cause? If so, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
(17.05.2004, 19:35)

Dave G:
Pole shifts could be caused by the centrifugal force on an asymmetric distribution of polar ice. The earth's oblateness would impede change, but once the process started, it would grow in strength until the ice center of mass had moved to the equator.
(21.05.2004, 22:31)

all of us gonna die at 2012 because of marduk. - and new victims gonna start to live...
(29.05.2004, 20:41)

I consider myself to be an aspiring anthropologist. I am also an agnostic. But the dreams I have must have some basis, as well as the growing feeling that a huge change is coming. - - I have read several theories, including the one on the sun's tilt and warp. I believe there are basis in facts and that the answers are so plain yet we do not have the knowledge or site that the ancients had to see them.
(30.05.2004, 22:55)

Micah Salas:
I found this page very interesting and it opened my eyes to something I knew nothing about.
(05.06.2004, 02:11)

It can not be a mere coincidance that so many people frome so many times and cultures have an "end times" story that corralates with our time...a time of such technilogical, cultural, and population change
(13.06.2004, 21:33)

michael weinstien:
VENUS TRANSIT 2004-2012 - its obvious the clocking of this attention of mass earth consiousness,global planetary "consiousness"needs to become GALACTIC COSMIC CONSIOUSNESS in order to "survive"-survival for what purpose exactly that is indeed a GREAT MYSTERY- - food chain anyone? - why should the "other"non-humanoid species feed upon the human species as the humans feed upon animals?or is the belief(ha ha ha )that humans are the highest evolved species in the universe? ha ha ha-bad joke
(15.06.2004, 16:56)

Ramon Lopez:
I've read somewhere in the Bible about a definite time period where this present system of things will end. If I remember correctly it states that a certain generation will witness the start of the end... a global rise of outmost anarchy and violence that was never seen before. A lot of scholars believe that The First World War of 1918 was the beginning of the end because it was the first time in human history where war was fought globally. Anyway the number of people alive and were a witness to this event of 1918 is slowly and continously dying and for sure not many are still alive today. ( I'm assuming in a few thousands left.) And the Bible states that this generation will not pass away before the end comes.
(21.06.2004, 05:49)

The newly dicovered planet Sedna, at the end of our solar system is beleived to have a year or a complete orbit around the sun every 10,500 years. It is also beleived that something with great gravitational force causes pluto to orbit the sun differantly than the rest of the planets, which sedna could be the causing factor. If we can find out the last time sedna came close to earth, and project its path, and if this celestial body has a great gravitATIONAL FORCE, then WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF IT CAME close to the earth. Could the orbit of sedna that completes every 10500 years be the great cataclysm that destoys our planet? Could this be what darkens the sky, causes a third of the stars to fall, and turns the moon blood red, and also causes the earth to swing to and fro like a drunkard? Are the many predictions of end times caused by such an event as the orbit of a newly discovered planet, that those of ancient times witnessed 10,000 years ago?
(23.06.2004, 10:54)

stop referring all the important information to the purchasing of your book, if you really cared about the world ending you wouldnt care about book sales, because by 2012, what would you do with your profits? you would make the answers and important info from your book available and free for all to view.
(27.06.2004, 20:02)

Rob Bast:
Um, Jeff, all I have written so far is here on this site, for free. When the book is finished, any proceeds will go towards a survival strategy....
(28.06.2004, 03:13)

Estimates from geologists are that the fastest rate at which we will be ever be able to supply civilisation with fossil-based oil is coming soon (ranging from 2-30 years) with 2012 being a popular guess. When we are no longer able to produce at the rate we desire to consume, the fun begins.
(02.07.2004, 15:30)

Okay, kind of scary. I'm a 12 year old girl, obviously no old enough to understand most of this. All I know is that there is a supposed theroy that the world will end in 2112. Even if it is true, no one needs to prepare. If thw world ends, it because because it was meant to do so. Death will catch up with us, we can't hide from death. Worrying about the end of the earth will feel foolish if it doesn't happen. If it does, there is nothing we can do about it anyway. Anywho, thanks for the info, I'm doing a report on this subject, and this iformation helped a lot.
(15.07.2004, 23:17)

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