Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Earthquakes, Epiphanies, and Kirsten Dunst Part 2

Being raised by a family of artists and groomed to understand the creative world through emotion and intuition, I know that quantified and qualified data can only ever provide half of an entire picture. Sometimes you just have to trust your gut on things.
Even though the data I’ve collected on earthquakes, tornadoes and temperatures shows that there’s no cause for concern, I began to dig a little deeper. I mean, if the weather is now a market like a Big Mac, then there must be information that’s deliberately being kept from me. After all, Mc Donald's doesn’t want you to know that using of their products leads to obesity, diabetes and death. 
Meet my friend Elenin
It is most likely a coincidence, but there is a lot of information out on the web that says that the major earthquakes in 2011 have coincided with the earth’s alignment with a comet known as Elenin. Here’s a video that shows how the astrological alignments have caused the earthquakes in Chile, New Zealand, and Japan and is scheduled to cause 2 more major earthquakes in the coming months: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOZy5Gbfl1I
According to the NASA website,  http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2011-135  “Comet Elenin is coming to the inner-solar system this fall.” The official word from NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is, “Right now this comet looks kind of wimpy."

Yet, when I did research on the actual size of Elenin I found that NASA’s math just doesn’t compute. When Elenin comes closer to us next month it will most likely be the size of a large planet. Here’s a video which explains the math in elementary terms: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVEfHW5-cR0&feature=related
If Elenin wasn’t bad enough, NASA also says that an asteroid named YU55 will nearly miss the earth on November 8, 2011. Here’s the link to the info on YU55 on the NASA site: http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news171.html 
To me it’s pure science that large astral bodies such as planets can and do and will have an effect on the earth, it’s rotation, it’s gravitation pull, etc. If the moon has an effect on the earth’s tides, it makes sense that a large astral body that is coming close to our orbit would have a similar pull. Quite possibly, enough to cause earthquakes. Quite possibly, to pull the earth out of orbit or push it off it’s axis by a few degrees like the earthquake in Japan did.
If you believe, as I do, that we share a collective consciousness and that often times artists create art that represents a collective vision then you may be more than a little disturbed that the movie “Melancholia” (by Lars Von Trier) starring Kursten Dunst which debuted at the Cannes film festival this year, reveals the scenario above.  To see the movie trailer which literally took my breath away visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_xsm46s2Gg
Other ancient cultures such as the Hopi’s and the Mayan’s both left prophesies about the science listed above. Much of it reminds me of the ridiculous moment in the movie Ghostbusters when Bill Murray's character frantically says, “Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!” 
If you can bare the cheesiness factor and let yourself be open to the idea that not everything is a conspiracy theory, then this video gives a good interpretation of how the science above applies to the Hopi prophecy. It can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y1GdKdNhY4
Lastly, I can’t help thinking about the buzz over 2012 and the Mayan prophecy. The Maya “long count” calendar is said to end on December 21, 2012 and end a 5,126-year cycle. In the late 90’s I lived in Portland, Or and came to know Jose Argulles’s work with the 13 Moon Calendar quiet well (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/José_Argüelles). 
Yet, Many scholars have said that the belief that the Maya calendar actually ends on that date, rather than simply resetting for another cycle, is erroneous -- and the implication that the calendar predicts a worldwide cataclysm is wrong.
Will 2012 be another blip in our encyclopedia of cosmic jokes like Y2K? Is major change on tap for the coming year?
My artist’s intuition reminds me that the fleeting four minute feeling of being close and connected to my fellow human beings in front of that coffee shop yesterday was palpable and real. Through a shared experience of fear we found a place to love one another even if it was just for four minutes. If the ground shaking could cause that, who knows what might cause that on a grander scale and cause it to last much longer. I don’t know about you, but I’m willing to sacrifice most of the apps on my iphone, including Angry Birds, to find out.
Slash Coleman is a professional storyteller best known for his award-winning PBS special "The Neon Man and Me." His twitter campaign helped him win over PBS stations nationwide and land a two year distribution deal with NETA. His recent column in Storytelling Magazine concentrates on social media and marketing strategies for artists and he was most recently featured on the NPR series "How Artists Make Money." For more information about Slash Coleman - please visit www.slashcoleman.com

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