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Book Review Fractal Time

The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age by Gregg Braden

I have been a fan of Gregg Braden since 2000 when I first read The Isaiah Effect. Since then I have enjoyed all of his other books, and have read a couple of them more than once!

The reason I was so excited when I received my copy of Fractal Time is that I know many people are concerned about the coming 2012 Mayan prophecy. In fact, there are many who believe that 2012 heralds the coming Armageddon, and not a week goes by that I don’t find some piece of literature taped to my front door about the “end days.”

The core of the book is Gregg’s theory that events in time, if powerful enough, can create a repeatable pattern that can be found with his time code calculator (which is based on specific dates and phi). When he speaks of fractal time, he writes:

“It’s a pattern. And that pattern is part of a cycle. It’s as predictable and reliable as any high tech forecasts from the computer models, but it comes even earlier than they do.” (page 82).

After reading Gregg’s theories on time (he bases his information on the theories of leading scientists) I have to say that I can now look at time in a whole different way. If a fractal (or pattern) is repeatable in a leaf or a snowflake, why not time?

Besides his scientific resources, Gregg also draws on many philosophical and mythological resources, including The Bible Code and Tibetan, Hindu, Mayan, Aztec and Hopi Prophecy.

All of these cultures agree that we are in times of great change. And they have known about this change for thousands of years.

But none of them say that the world will end. They say the world as we know it will change.

“… 2012 is a process rather than an event. And it’s one that is already well under way” (page 169).

According to an ancient Hopi prophecy that was etched in stone, we have two choices: We continue to dwell in the realms of mind, forever focused on acquiring, where we meet chaos and destruction. Or we choose to dwell in the realm of heart, where we are connected to everyone, and understand the importance of compassion and love.

“…heart-based focus and living will have a direct effect upon the way we experience 2012 and our time of change” (page 192).

Gregg points out that scientific research proves that the human heart generates a stronger magnetic field than the brain, and can directly affect the Earth’s geomagnetic field.

What I found as I read through this book was that the scientific evidence proving our deep connection to our planet and to each other is overwhelming.

“So what does all this mean for 2012? Are we headed into a time of catastrophe or 1,000 years of peace? Are we looking at Armageddon, Eden, or possibly both? The truth is that no one knows for sure” (page 191).

Fractal Time filled me with hope for our future and inspired me to start making changes in how I view the world now. I greatly enjoyed this book, and know that it has changed the way I look at 2012. Though the coming days may be challenging, they are also an opportunity to grow and change the way we feel about ourselves and the world.


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