Showing posts with label Ulaan-Ude. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ulaan-Ude. Show all posts

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Mongolia | Russia | Buryatia | Mayan–Shambhala Endgame

In a post back in September about the Blue Moon I wrote: “Fasten your seat belts, people! It is going to be a Wild Ride to the Winter Solstice on December 21, when all Hell is expected to break loose . . . ” Well, things are already heating up in Russia, according to this Story in the New York Times
There are scattered reports of unusual behavior from across Russia’s nine time zones. Inmates in a women’s prison near the Chinese border are said to have experienced a “collective mass psychosis” so intense that their wardens summoned a priest to calm them. In a factory town east of Moscow, panicked citizens stripped shelves of matches, kerosene, sugar and candles. A huge Mayan-style archway is being built — out of ice — on Karl Marx Street in Chelyabinsk in the south. For those not schooled in New Age prophecy, there are rumors the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, when a 5,125-year cycle known as the Long Count in the Mayan calendar supposedly comes to a close. Russia, a nation with a penchant for mystical thinking, has taken notice.
Not to worry, however. The director of the Russian Government’s Ministry of Emergency Situations was quoted as saying that he had “‘methods of monitoring what is occurring on the planet Earth,’” and that he could state with confidence that the world was not going to end in December. But this is  the head of Russia’s equivalent of FEMA. Should we believe him?

The Patriarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has taken a more ambiguous position. He issued a statement “assuring the faithful that ‘doomsday is sure to come’, but that it will be provoked by the moral decline of mankind, not the ‘so-called parade of planets or the end of the Mayan calendar.’” Thanks for the reassurance, Patriarch. 

Of course, the French too are acting up: “In France, the authorities plan to bar access to Bugarach Mountain in the south to keep out a flood of visitors who believe it is a sacred place that will protect a lucky few from the end of the world.” It may or may not be significant that Bugarach Mountain is not far from Montsegur, the home of the Cathars, who in 1243-44 were annihilated by the Catholic Church.

The story gets really interesting with reports coming out of Ulaan-Ude, in Buryatia, part of Russia just north of Mongolia (I visited Ulaan-Ude many times when I was living in Irkutsk, on the other side of Lake Baikal): 
In Ulan-Ude [sic], the capital of the Buryatia region, citizens have reportedly been hoarding food and candles to survive a period without light, following instructions from a Tibetan Monk Called The Oracle Of Shambhala, who has been described on some Russian Television Broadcasts
Back in November of 2005 I posted about the predictions of Lama Gombo (who, sadly, has since transmigrated). He told me back then that 2012 just might be the year the 25th Khalkin King of Shambhala returns with General Hanuman to lead the Final Battle Against The Enemies Of Buddhism. His predictions had nothing to do with the Mayan calendar business, which he apparently had never heard of, but were based on his own insights into the Shambhala endgame.

I have not, however, heard anything here in Mongolia about this new Oracle of Shambhala apparently living near Mount Kailash in Tibet, nor have I heard about any hoarding. Of course there is still nineteen days to go . . . I myself am not worried. I have Stockpiled Fifteen Kilos Of Puerh Tea and  am thus prepared for any eventuality. 
Shambhala (Click on photo for Enlargement)