On December 21, 2012, the 13th b’ak’tun of the Mesoamerican Calendar will be complete. The significance of this is anybody’s guess, and just about everybody is guessing. Theories about what will happen on that date range from a subtle shift in human mindset to the end of the world as we know it.
The one predictable event that we can be sure about is the rare positioning that occurs only once in every 26,000 years. On December 21, 2012, our sun reaches its nearest alignment with “the Great Cleft” which, according to Dr. Christine Page, “…leads directly to the Galactic Center, or heart of the Great Mother” where we may “experience the fullness of our potentiality, the unlimited realm of possibilities, and come to know the true meaning of immortality.”
Based on this interpretation of visions she experienced while in deep meditation, Dr. Page engages here in an exploration of the Mother Goddesses in world mythologies and their similarities and connections to each other. Further, she encourages readers to take advantage of this opportunity of proximity to reacquaint themselves with the Creatress: “The stage is now set to undertake a spiritual journey that is essential for this particular time in our history.”
With the expected spiritual change tied not only to the lyrical and spiritual Age of Aquarius, Page and others suggest that a woman-centered era may be at hand. This matriarchal time of peace depends on reawakening consciousness, however; it isn’t necessarily inevitable - “It is only when women decide to respect and honor their gifts that the necessary changes will take place in the human race to bring natural rhythm back into our lives.”
Page, a physician since 1978 and homeopathic practitioner since 1989, has considerable experience in energy healing and spiritual attunement. 2012 and the Galactic Center begins and ends with visions and lessons she gained during shamanic journeying. Between these two deeply personal experiences, she touches on dozens of spiritual philosophies and serves up a sampler of archetypes, symbols, and tales that speak to the inner ways of knowing. 2012 and the Galactic Center is packed full of through-provoking metaphors and astounding correspondences, but best of all, it encourages a closer look at lost traditions and their value.