|Adishakti.org makes very muddled claims about 2012|
Adishakti.org is a website that is written and maintained by unspecified followers of Nirmala Srivastava1 the founder of Sahaja Yoga2, a new religious movement. She has proclaimed that she is the complete incarnation of the "Divine Mother" (Adi Shakti)3, and is worshiped as such by her followers. At the bottom of the opening page of the site is a disclaimer which includes the text: "… this site is about three young siblings meeting the indwelling Primordial Mother from 1993-2007."
Adishakti.org maintains a very large count-down page, which appears to be a collection of quotations from various 2012 proponents4 and websites5. Many of these quotations have no apparent bearing on the "2012 doomsday". As such, the format is very rambling, where a topic is introduced, dropped, and then picked up again several times. We wasted an hour of time reading that page and attempting to comprehend what they are saying.
The page has numerous factual errors. For example, near the start of that page it is said:
Yes the calendar does end on December 21, 2012, but what does that mean? How does it come to that? What is their calendar based off of?
As we show on the Mayan Calendar page, there is no consensus that the calendar in fact ends on that date, with most Mayanist scholars taking the view that it does not end on that date.
The Mayans knew that our Sun, or Kinich-Ahau, every so often synchronized with the enormous central galaxy. And from this central galaxy received a 'spark' of light which causes the Sun to shine more intensely producing what our scientists call 'solar flares' as well as changes in the Sun's magnetic field.
Solar flares are not caused by an alignment with the 'central galaxy'6, but rather are associated with the magnetic fields of the sun. These fields arc out from the sun, and often carry solar material trapped in loops and whorls. If the magnetic fields "short out"7 then an explosion results, sometimes causing a coronal mass ejection (CME).
Also, the Maya had no telescopes, therefore they could not have seen solar flares, or noticed the sun "shining more intensely". Any such increase in brightness would be swamped out by the annual increase/decrease as the Earth orbits the sun. Because the Earth's orbit is not a perfect circle, but rather an ellipse, there is a point at which it is closer to the Sun than at any other point in its orbit. This is called "perihelion"8, and it currently occurs in January. This date advances about 1 day every 58 years. 2000 years ago, Perihelion would have occurred near the beginning of December.
The Earth's orbit varies from 147,098,074 km to 152,097,701 km, a difference of 4,999,627 km. The result is a change in the apparent diameter of the sun of about 3.4%.
"The Mayans Said…"
The page continues with various claims about what "the Mayans said" with no references, no quotes, and no supporting evidence of any kind. We are told that in addition to solar flares that the Maya talked about transforming from a civilization based on fear to "a vibration much higher in harmony", that we would enter a 13 year period of darkness, etc.
The Mayans discovered that the entire solar system moved.
Really? Do they have any evidence that the Maya knew this? We can't tell because they do not cite any sources.
The Mayan civilization of Central America was and is the most advanced in relation to time-science knowledge. Their main calendar is the most accurate on the planet. It has never erred.
Hm. They should refer to our Mayan Calendar page where we talk about the relative accuracy of the Mayan calendar.
Better check those sources
In one spot they claim:
And the fifth and last cycle is night before dawn. When are solar system is in its last cycle of darkness before starting again. This is the cycle we are currently coming out of.
but near the bottom of the page they quote someone who says:
"The earth will not be destroyed December 21st 2012. Mayan view this date as a rebirth - the start of the world of the fifth Sun.
Adishakti.org's astronomy is hopelessly muddled, and in places they contradict themselves or the people they quote. They quote freely from various authors and websites, interweaving various topics. The page contains numerous errors of fact in both what the Maya believed and knew, and in their understanding of astronomy and cosmology.