It was supposed to be a relaxing evening catching up with what’s been going on in our lives over wine and my awesome cucumber, basil and peanut Thai salad, but that isn’t the way it turned out.
For a solid two hours I listened to my friend go on about the upcoming “Enlightenment” that would occur on 12/21/12. I’m sorry to admit that the word “crazy” left my mouth far too often last night, and that feelings might have been hurt, but… there simply isn’t another word for this stuff. It’s crazy.
Don’t believe me? Here’s a list of what I was told last night. This is going to be a bit of a mess since the conversation jumped all over the place. But here are the key points:
1. On 12/21/12 an “Enlightenment” will happen that will give certain people the truth. I’m not really sure who exactly who will receive this truth, or what this truth is, and when I asked that question I was told it would be like Harry Potter. Wizards = Truth, Muggles = Not truth. Huh? She further explained how the Muggles couldn’t see the Wizards. Except, I pointed out, for that time that Harry and Ron stole Ron’s Father’s flying car and they got in big trouble with the Ministry of Magic. Hey, I tried for levity.
2. There are things (I must have missed exactly what things) that are, and will always be unprovable because they’re… mystical? I countered with, there’s a difference between unprovable and not yet discovered and was told I was wrong and that they are unprovable and that is why these things are miracles. I pointed out that popcorn was a miracle if you didn’t know how it worked.
3. This day of Enlightenment is connected to the Mayan Calendar, UFOs and Sacred Geometry. In fact, there is an alien counter force to the light. These dark aliens are part lizard and they survive on fear. There’s also proof of this dark/light battle. Right now the Light group is destroying the Dark’s compounds and we are feeling the effects in the form of unexplained earthquakes. Go on, google it. She made me do it and when I found a scientific explanation I was told that there’s a conspiracy to hide the truth.
At this point I poured my third glass of wine and flat out refused to google UFO sightings and the Mayan calendar. She then went on about Joseph Campbell and Rudolph Steiner and something about the Buela Burger Group in Scotland. Wasn’t able to google that since the way I’m spelling it doesn’t bring up anything, and she didn’t know how to spell it.
I was struggling by this time, and really resented the way she treated/dismissed actual science, but I really flipped when…
4. she claimed that a physicist (forgive me, I don’t recall his name and I’m not going to email her about this because I don’t want to encourage this behavior) she heard speak at Princeton had discovered the meaning of life, the reason we are here. I said, no, he had a theory. She got very upset and told me he had proof. I said something snarky like, I must have been reading about Taylor Swift’s latest break up and missed the headline touting this scientific breakthrough.
I was pretty desperate at this point. I simply wanted the conversation to end without completely losing it. And it dawned on me that even though she kept relying on her “science” that this was her religion.
Which brings us to Sacred Geometry.
Sacred geometry is the geometry used in the planning and construction of religious structures such as churches, temples, mosques, religious monuments, altars, tabernacles; as well as for sacred spaces such as temenoi, sacred groves, village greens and holy wells, and the creation of religious art. In sacred geometry, symbolic and sacred meanings are ascribed to certain geometric shapes and certain geometric proportions.
Everybody with me so far? Good, then you’re ready for her explanation of Sacred Geometry.
5. To make me understand Sacred Geometry she asked me what happened when a sperm met an egg. I said they formed a zygote. I was wrong. She then repeated the question until I found the answer she was looking for – they divide in two. She became very excited, apparently I had answered my first correct question of the evening. She then asked me what happened next. Hey, I’m no dummy – I knew she wasn’t looking for zygotes, implementation, etc. – so I said it divides again, into four. Yes! Yes! Yes! She was really excited, and continued down this path of asking me what happened next. One, Two, Four, Eight. I drew the line at 16. That, she said, is Sacred Geometry.
In the name of my sanity, I once again resorted to humor. I asked which came first? The Sacred Geometry or the egg? Needless to say, she didn’t find my cleverness the least bit funny.
There was more, but it’s all a blur. Part of me is feeling guilty over losing it several times, and using the word crazy. But, hello? Lizard aliens? Earthquakes that are really an alien battle underground? But the fact is she’s a nice person, and I probably wasn’t so nice. She’s a friend through marriage, so I don’t know her that well and didn’t see this coming. Truthfully, I was shocked – and it takes a lot to shock me. Even more frightening, she is planning her life around this event, and her brother has left his job over this. Not kidding.
Throughout the entire experience the word cult kept entering my mind, mainly because this wasn’t a discussion. No matter what I said, I was wrong and all my sources are simply part of a conspiracy to keep the truth from me.
I debated on whether to write about this, and finally decided to do so because…
First, I had never heard this stuff before, and who better than the DL community to go to for answers.
Second, I have the keys to this place (Bwhahaha!)