2012 Ascension Focus: Christ and Quetzalcoatl
Within New Age circles, Jesus Christ is often conflated with Quetzalcoatl, a God of the Mesoamericans. In “The 2012 Story”, Jenkins writes that Tom Shearer wrote about the connection between the two in his books of the 1970s. By the 1980s, Shearer’s ideas became doctrine with many New Age believers. Medicine Eagle in her two books writes about He (Christ) came to the Americas and was called by many names including Quetzalcoatl. Hand Clow writes, “**What I did not understand about 9D is why its Keepers are the Enochians.** (emphasis is hers) Well, these Keepers may reveal the actual mechanics of evolutionary processes, as you will see. This ultimately led me to the revelation that Christ – Quetzalcoatl to the Maya – is the central motivating figure of the evolutionary processes, the nexus point between the material and spiritual realms.” (18)
However, she got her ideas from Calleman, who wrote about how the two are connected. He writes, “It has been suggested several times that the energies of Christ and Quetzalcoatl are the same or at least closely associated. If nothing else, it was in the baktun ruled by Quetzalcoatl, AD 40-434, that Christianity expanded to a world religion. This, in contrast to many of the religions that had preceded it, brought a message of love and forgiveness to mankind. On a symbolic level the Cross of Christianity was an expropriation of the World Tree and Quetzalcoatl was really the Serpent that in so many traditions was winding around the World Tree and in this symbolism the two energies are immediately connected.” (19)
2012 Ascension Focus: The Photon Band
What these channelers also focus on is that the Earth will come in full contact with the Photon Band in 2012. When that happens, the Earth will be rained with purifying energy. Those who have cleansed and restored their Lightbodies will be ready. Those who have neither integrated nor made amends will perish. The earth will experience darkness, and then eternal light. A new Earth will come into being.
According to various New Age sources, the Photon Band (Belt) was discovered in 1961 by satellites. These sources state that the band encircles the Pleiades at an absolute right angle to its orbital plane. Sol, our Sun, orbits the Pleiades every 26,000 years, and reaches the mid-point of the Band every 12,500 years. This Earth/Sun/Pleiades cycle is at the end of a 230,000,000 year orbit around the Galactic Center. (20)
**For the record, there is no Photon Band, and hence no discovery by satellites. Our Sun does not orbit the Pleiades. Moreover, the Earth is moving away from the Pleiades. **
However given this level of specificity, none of the channelers can agree on what it is or when the Earth first entered this band. Armstrong claims that it is the abode of the Christ, and that the Earth entered it in 2000 CE. Meanwhile both Hand Clow and Medicine Eagle say that it is a large mass of light particles. But Hand Clow claims entry in 1998, whilst Medicine Eagle says 1996. Quan-Yin says that the band is a high-frequency cosmic emanation from the center of the Galaxy, and that the Earth’s entry happened in 2000.
However, Jenkins claims that Marciniak introduced the idea of a Photon Band in 1992, with her first channeled book. (21) Hand Clow started writing about this band in 1995, Quan Yin in 1996. Meanwhile, Armstrong, who is not associated with Hand Clow, published his first book on the Photon Belt in 1995.
Jenkins further credits Arguelles with connecting this band with 2012. According to Arguelles, the Earth’s passage through this band will purify it for Ascension in 2012. The channelers merely reiterate these two concepts in their writings.
2012 Ascension Focus: The Pleiadians
Channeling Pleiadians came into vogue in the early 1990s. Since then, three people have emerged as well-known channelers of Pleiadians – Barbara Marcaniak, Barbara Hand Clow, and Amorah Quan-Yin. Perhaps they were inspired by the popularity of Subaru cars, with their distinctive logo of the Pleiades star system.
These three women do not channel the same group of Pleiadians. Hand Clow channels Satya, whom she first claimed to be “Astrologer, Keeper of the Records for the Pleiades and the Central Pleiadian Library of Alcyone” (22), and later promoted to “Goddess”. (23) She explains that the Pleiadians were deeply involved with the Earth until the “Great Catastrophe”. In 1995, Satya said this happened in 10,800 BCE when the Earth’s poles shifted. (24) However, in 2000, Satya changed her mind and claimed that the date is actually 9,500 BCE when the Vela Supernova nearly destroyed the Earth. (25)
Meanwhile Marciniak says she does not who the Pleiadians she channels really are, only that they are collective of multi-dimensional beings. (26) She claims that they were assigned to the Earth from the future. According to Marciniak, her Pleiadians claim that the Earth is a living Library for Creation. In 1994, these beings of the future were convinced that the end point for Ascension was 2000 or Y2K. However, in 2004 they changed their minds and cited 2012. (27)
Quan-Yin channels Ra of the Pleiadian Emissaries of Light. According to her group of Pleiadians, humans originated in deep space, and are closely connected with various space aliens. Ra claims that humans will bring about the Second Coming of Christ on Earth provided that 144,000 of them are initiated into Quan-Yin’s Mystery School.
Along with the Photon Band, the Pleiadians will aid in the Ascension in 2012. Depending on the channeler, the roles of the Pleiadians differ. Hand Clow says that they will lift the quarantine placed on the Earth. Meanwhile, Quan-Yin claims that they are here to clear the way for the Second Coming of Christ on the Earth. For Marciniak, the Pleiadians are to assist the Earth through the transition from the third dimension.
From a sampling of these channelers, the various groups of Pleiadians closely reflect the interests of each person who reports on their pronouncements. One thing that all these women stress is that the Pleiadians will bring the Goddess energies back to the Earth. The Female Goddess will return to balance the energies of the Male God (i.e. monotheism) and overturn the Age of the Patriarchy. All three women discuss the urgent need for the Divine Feminine in the world today in order for the Ascension to occur.
With this focus of restoring the Goddess to her proper place beside God, the channeling of aliens becomes a device to promote religious views. The channelings are now a covert method to promote their various belief systems. Therefore, the channelings should be regarded as religious texts rather than as actual facts or prophecy.