William Gladstone is co-author of the books Tapping the Source, The Golden Motorcycle Gang, and author of the international bestselling novel, THE TWELVE. His newest novel THE POWER OF TWELVE: A Novel that reveals Why the World Will Not End In Your Lifetime, was published in 2013. Gladstone is considered an international expert on indigenous cultures and the meaning of 2012. He is also co-producer of the highly-acclaimed film, TAPPING THE SOURCE. As a literary agent, Mr. Gladstone has worked with some of the most respected and influential authors of our time, including Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, and Barbara Marx Hubbard.
THE POWER OF TWELVE discovers the true heart of mankind, the very nature of our existence and teaches readers how to prepare for a world that is rapidly changing.
We talked with Bill today about his new book. Following are a excerpts from that discussion.
Dr. Cathy Greenberg: So Bill, 2012 has passed. The world did not end. Can you talk about that?
Bill Gladstone: “The whole idea of 12.21.12 was never about the end of the physical earth; it was the end of a 26,000-year energetic cycle. We can debate about how you would know it’s the end of a 26,000-year cycle, nothing really happened which is valid from many perspectives. But from the perspective of not just the Mayan but many indigenous cultures, a 26,000-year cycle has ended and a new cycle has begun.”
“When people say, “well, I didn’t see anything.” I liken it to let’s pretend 26,000 years is one day. The second before the sun sets, unless you are staring exactly at the sun, does not look appreciatively different than the second after the sun sets. It’s the same with this 26,000-year cycle. We have been moving into this energetic change for at least the last 20 years. To some extent, things are continuing just as they were for the last decade or so.
If people out there are not aware that things are radically different than they were; for those that are old enough to remember 40-50 years ago, look around you. Things have changed a great deal and they are accelerating the speed of change. A lot of this change, according to the Mayan’s, is a shift from what is primarily a masculine dominating cycle to a feminine dominated cycle.”
Dr. Relly Nadler: How did you come across this?
Bill Gladstone: “I was always fascinated by mathematics. As a young boy I had a mathematical gift and it was doing numbers. I came across the Mayan calendar and I was absolutely amazed because compared to the Gregorian Calendar, which is our calendar, the Mayan calendar was much more precise; much more attuned to the movements of not only the earth, moon, and sun, but to the entire Milky Way.
When I was at Harvard and I studied Anthropology, I went to Chiapas and spent some time with the descendants of the Mayans. My actual conclusion is the Mayan calendar was not created by the Mayans but by people even older than the Mayans. The Mayans, to some extent, popularized this calendar. It’s only in the last couple of decades that we have discovered that the precession of our planet actually takes 26,000 years to complete a full cycle. How people 1,000, 2,000 or even 3,000 years ago could have created a calendar that took that into account defies the mathematical probabilities and it’s more logical to actually look for another explanation.”
Dr. Relly Nadler: Do you buy this or not? Why is this so important for us?
Bill Gladstone: “It’s important, but I’m not expecting everyone to believe that the Mayan calendar is in fact accurate and in fact correlates with all of these planetary changes. Many people do believe it; the more science is studying — the more accurate it seems that the Mayan calendar is. The point is, whether it’s accurate or not scientifically, we do need to act as if we are in a new 26,000-year cycle. We have reached the limits of what I would call the masculine-dominated leadership model has created.”
“The reality is we have to switch. We can’t just keep going for more. We have to start looking not just at ourselves, our families and our individual communities, but at the whole world as one connected living being.”
“At the rate of growth of all our world economies right now, in another 100 years we will have no resources whatsoever on this planet. You can worry about global warming and all those other issues that are real as well, but just from a logical point of view; if everyone in China ends up with their own car and their own house, we don’t have the resources for that. We have to change our what our definition of success is. This new energy that the indigenous cultures have prophesized as being the dominate energy, is a reconnection with nature; a reconnection with the unique ability of each human being on this planet to connect with the entire consciousness of our planet and to actually raise the level of consciousness on the entire planet.”
“I actually believe this is happening — you see little specs of it. Of course you see a lot of the fundamentalists groups going in the wrong direction. We either go forward in the future or we will exterminate ourselves. The planet itself will survive no matter what we do for many 100’s of millions if not billions of years.”
“Every individual, to some extent, must become a leader if our planet is to survive and flourish in a way that really would be acceptable to our grandchildren or great grandchildren and future generations.”
Dr. Cathy Greenberg: Why were so many people so geared up for this 12.21.12 idea and so ready to buy into it?
Bill Gladstone: “The Hollywood hype is the real reason. They made the movie, 2012 The End of The World; we had Nostradamus, and we have had all of these other prophets throughout history, you can even go back to the bible. The idea of an apocalypse, the idea of horrific physical suffering and earth changes has been around for centuries. It’s symbolic in many even indigenous cultures; almost every culture has a myth that is similar to the Arc myth of the great flood, the great change. From a psychological point of view, I actually think that the fascination with the end of our physical world has something to do with people feeling disenfranchised. If the world is going to end, there’s no difference between say a clerk at 7-Eleven and Bill Gates.
Dr. Relly Nadler: I agree, I think it’s this unifying factor, I think what you are saying is that on some level it’s that vulnerability that we all know is there that we don’t want to think about, but there is a positive aspect that kind of gets us into a different perspective: if the world is going to end, should I keep doing what I’m doing or should I be doing something different: could I be refocusing? I think that sense of perspective in a way brings us back into who we are today, what is important, all those things that can get lost in what you are calling the masculine-driven world.
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