The Norse pantheon’s Ragnarok begins on 22nd Feb 2014 and once more hilarity prevails in the UK’s popular press as another apocalyptic flag lands in our time period but the world doesn’t come to an end. Like the Mayan prediction of an apocalypse in 2012 the source of the humour requires ignorance of the word’s meaning, revelation. Perhaps coincidentally numerous incredible facts about the establishment are currently being revealed routinely, thanks to the technology of our age. Either way the resulting irony is that, as apocalypse after apocalypse comes through our internet connections, some continue to chuckle at the absurd idea our world will end forever.
The concept of such an ending is relatively new. When it came to the motion of time the evidence is most belief systems from our distant past understood our reality to be locked into a cyclical, spiral-like movement. Like the seasons, periods of time would come, go, and then return. In a modern context the observable orbit of our planet, in its tight spiral around the sun, added to our understanding of the relativity of time, does tend to suggest this view might have merit.… Read the rest