There is currently much speculation on the possibility of imminent changes in our external reality, due to forces in nature, economy and society, as well as changes to our consciousness, or internal reality, during this same period of the next few years. This period coincides with the 2012 end date of the Mayan calendar, but regardless of one's views of the Mayan system, there is a general feeling that we are at a crossroads and we will be required to choose a new direction. At such a time it can help us to be open new ways of obtaining information, while remaining careful to evaluate it in a discerning way. It would seem that more people are experiencing synchronicities, and are increasingly seeing them as pointers towards information, or as sources of information in themselves.

I began to experience synchronicities in the early nineties and in the last three years or so they started to become frequent and more complex. Feeling that they were too significant to simply experience and then let go, I started archiving them in 2005. Some friends became interested and I dubbed them my "field reporters" — they would report their own experiences of that type back to me. The involvement of multiple people seemed to create a feedback loop that resulted in some complex events.

At this same time I became interested in instrumental transcommunication, which is the use of electronic devices to capture voices and images of unknown origin. I wrote a feature for Reality Sandwich on this topic in October of 2007. My interest in this area is not about ghosts or occult, it is about information. I feel a kind of instinctive drive towards getting information from sources outside of our day-to-day. Over time this has taken different forms but I see this as the common thread.

Another aspect of my experience that began to change at this same time, during spring 2005, was dreaming. I began to have dreams of greater significance, that I was very sure were communications from other sources, often about events in the near future.

In the last few months I have found that the synchronicities have again increased in complexity, and they are increasingly containing what I interpret as communication. This generally takes the form of a group of events that take place over a period of days or weeks, that are aligned in a synchronistic way, and that seem to convey information.

This chain of events has presented a picture to me, and it is this larger picture that I want to convey here. It is an unconventional form of narrative in which the interpretation and recording of the information conveyed through synchronicities seemed to set of more synchronicities which then had to be fed back into the interpretation and recording. The writing, reading and broadcasting of this article, the subject and the object, have essentially merged. I believe the publishing and reading of this article then continues to feed back into this same continuum, as has been the case already.

In June of 2008 I read the Reality Sandwich feature "Radical Interdependence and Online Telepathy: How Twitter Helps Us Find One Another" by Jennnifer Palmer. I then began following Jennifer's Twitter feed. A day or two later she tweeted that she had had a dream a few months previous that involved an observatory and a large letter "A" in the sky. I had a very strange feeling come over me, as I had also had a dream a few months previously about a large A in the sky. I contacted Jennifer about this.

Both dreams took place around November of 2007. I had written mine down with the date marked only as November 07, and she pinpointed that hers was just before she first contacted Reality Sandwich, which was also that November.

My dream consisted of several rows of large symbols or characters that were scrolling slowly across the sky from left to right. I was on the ground looking up. Out of these characters, I could only recognize a letter A, which was prominent and obviously intended to be the object of focus in that scene. The others were exotic and unfamiliar looking. A woman standing beside me looked up and said "Not long now."

That evening, after the dream, I watched Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey on TV. While riding in the back of a carriage with Mr. and Mrs. Allen, the main character Catherine is reading a passage from an Ann Radcliffe novel:

"A tumult of emotions stirred in the bosom of Adeline. Fear gripped her heart, that, at any moment, ruffians would fly upon the carriage and return her to the ignominy of her captive state."

Catherine falls into a fantasy in which she is abducted from her carriage by a man who examines the crucifix around her neck, to her excitement. She snaps out of it, and Mr. Allen looks into the camera and says "Not long now." (Northanger Abbey Part 1, start at 4:30.)

In Jennifer's dream, she saw something shoot out of an observatory into the sky. She wrote, "I looked up and the A appeared after some other static and gibberish. The A was the only thing I could recognize." The A then became bold and the other symbols faded away, first the ones on the left, then the ones on the right. The A stood on its own for a second before fading out itself.

"The sensation that I had in the dream was very, very strong – it was an emotion of profound elation mixed with belly dropping fear and wonder – whatever launched in the sky seemed to produce a thunder that shook me at what felt like a molecular level."

Both dreams not only included a large capital A in the sky, but the A was among other characters that were not ledgible for whatever reason. Only the A could be made out. In my dream, the characters scrolled from left to right; in Jennifer's they faded out from left to right. The dreams happened around the time that bother Jennifer and I started writing for Reality Sandwich, and both had themes of technology crossed with telepathy or mediumship. We had never communicated before, and yet we had the same specific and unusual dream imagery at around the same time. I felt that this needed to be looked at further.

Carl Jung, in a letter to A.D. Cornell dated February 9, 1960, wrote:

"…the archetype is not evoked by a conscious act of the will; experience shows that it is activated, independently of the will, in a psychic situation that needs compensating by an archetype. One might even speak of a spontaneous archetypal intervention… Because of its ubiquity, the archetype can by its very nature manifest itself not only in the individual directly concerned but in another person or even in several people at once – for instance, in parallel dreams, the 'transmission' of which should be regarded more as a Psi-phenomenon than anything else."1

It is conceivable that the act of bringing people together that are looking for insight into the idea of 2012, through the Reality Sandwich website, created a psychic situation, as described by Jung, that brought about a spontaneous archetypal intervention in the form of parallel dreams. If Jennifer and I received such a transmission, it should contain some kind of information that can be interpreted, and it would be worth attempting to interpret it.

The dreams have the same core idea of a set of characters appearing in the sky, that can't be understood with the exception of the letter A. The other elements of the dreams vary.

• Letter A amongst undiscernable characters in the sky – both dreams

• In an around November 2007 — both dreams.

• A matrix of characters in rows, slowly moving across the sky — John.

• Characters emanate from an observatory — Jennifer.

• The message "Not long now" — John.

• Profound elation, belly-dropping fear — Jennifer.

• "Shook me at what felt like a molecular level" — Jennifer.

The letter A comes from the Greek Alpha, and can be traced back to Aleph, the Egyptian hieroglph for Ox. A and its predecessors make the first letter of Latin, Greek, Cryllic, Hebrew and Phoenician alphabets. Wikipedia tells us:

"Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 1."

Plutarch in Moralia, presents a discussion on why the letter alpha stands first in the alphabet. Ammonius asks Plutarch what he, being a Boeotian, thinks of Cadmus…placing alpha first because it is the Phoenician name for ox – which…the Phoenicians considered not the second or third, but the first of all necessities. "Nothing at all" Plutarch replied. He then added that he would rather be assisted by Lamprias…For Lamprias had said that the first articulate sound made is "alpha" [ah], because it is very plain and simple – the air coming off the mouth does not require any motion of the tongue – and therefore this is the first sound that children make."2

Some symbolic meanings of the letter A then could be:

  • Beginning – Alpha
  • Essential practical value – Aleph/Ox, "the first of all necessities"
  • Accessibility, simplicity, universality – "The first sound that children make", the first letter of Latin, Greek, Cryllic, Hebrew and Phoenician alphabets
  • Upward shift or ascension – A geometically forms an arrow pointing upward

I found a kids toy that evoked this dream imagery. It is a simple computer with buttons with numbers, objects and shapes. There is a switch with two options: a scroll with a capital A and a scroll with a question mark. When the question mark is selected, the computer names something and asks you to press the appropriate button. When the A is selected, you press the button and the computer identifies the item for you. The A means that all of the the information is available to you. I would say that the primary meaning of the A is this accessibility or availability of information.

What is the information that is being made accessible? In my dream, the alien characters were arranged in several rows stacked upon one another, forming a field of information. The field moved horizontally across the sky from left to right. This evokes the Matrix movie series, with its columns of descending alphabetic characters representing the digital information underlying the reality that Neo and the other characters operate within.

David Icke regularly references the Matrix movies when describing the holographic nature of reality, and this holographic concept originiates with physicist David Bohm's holomovement. There is a particular version of this framework from systems theorist Erwin Lazslo, incorporating much older thinking.

A couple of weeks before learning about Jennifer's A dream, and connecting it to my own, I had finished reading Lazslo's "Science and the Akashic Field", in which he proposes that our reality is grounded on an information field, that he calls the Akashic Field, based on the ancient Hindu concept of Akasha. He refers to this as the "A-field".

"Akasha is a Sanskrit word meaning "ether": all-pervasive space. Originally signifying "radiation" or "brilliance", in Indian philosophy akasha was considered the first and most fundamental of the five elements – the others being air, fire, water and earth. Akasha embraces the properties of all five elements: it is the womb from which everything we perceive with out senses has emerged and into which everything will ultimately redescend. "The Akashic Record" is the enduring record of all that happens, and has ever happened, in the whole of the universe."3

The symbols appeared in the sky. In Supernatural, Graham Hancock makes connections between themes found worldwide in shamanic journeys and those found in UFO abduction experiences:

"…most abductees report that at the beginning of the experience they are ‘floated' out of their houses or cars and up to the sky to where the UFO awaits. Similarly, most accounts of shamanic initiations also begin with a sky journey (because the realm of the gods and spirits is located in the sky…)"4

The techniques used to transport the shaman or abductee to the sky are similar; both are floated or levitated through the air, by a beam of light in the case of the abductees, and by a "sky rope" in the case of the shaman. The abductees end up in a flying craft of some sort, and it is common for the shaman to also end up in a boat, "flying shield" or even a vessel with "walls of metal".

Once they have reached their destinations the shaman generally meets with a spirit guide and the abductee meets what are perceived as aliens or extraterrestrials.

"…the purpose of a shaman's spirit guides is to bestow upon him the power and teach him the requisite skills to shamanise: to travel freely and at will in the spirit world, to negotiate with its inhabitants, and to return to earth equipped to heal the sick, influence the weather, control the movements of animals, and find out the truth of hidden things – not for his own benefit but for the benefit of the tribe.

…from the reports of UFO abductees, it is also clear – despite their frequent of confusion and trauma – that they regard their encounters with the aliens as important learning experiences."5

In some cases this tranferal of knowledge makes use of a book. Hancock cites the case of Mazatec Indian shaman Maria Sabina from the 1950s:

"…the spirit smiled, and immediately he had in his hands something that he did not have before, and it was a big Book with many written pages. ‘Here,' he said, ‘I am giving you this Book so that you can do your work better and help people who need help and know the secrets of the world where everything is known.' I thumbed through the leaves of the Book, many written pages, and I thought that unfortunately I did no know how to read. I had never learned and therefore that would not have been any use to me. Suddenly I realized I was reading and understood all that was written in the Book and that I became as though richer, wiser, and that in one moment I learned millions of things. I learned and learned."6

Maria could not take the book with her, and said that it "remains in the sky". The same story is told separately by UFO abductees Betty Hill and Betty Andreasson, who were given books but had to return them before leaving the ship – as if it were a reference library.

Another theme heard in UFO abduction reports is of the abductee being shown pictographic symbols or characters of an alphabet. has a list of 25 such reported cases. Within many of these alphabets are recognizable numbers or letters.

The phrase "Not long now", clearly emphasized in the dream and later that day with an additional synchronicity, would imply that this accessibility is imminent. Once I had worked out a rough interpretation of these dreams, the imagery began to spill over into my daily reality.

A coworker with a background in mathematics scribbled a ridiculously complex mathematical formula on the window with a marker, just for entertainment, as our work has very little to do with math. The left side of the equation consisted of a large capital A and the right side was the indecipherable mass of symbols.

On June 1st 2008, 10 days before Jennifer made the connection about these dreams, a 300-foot crop circle appeared near Barbury Castle in England. Kal Cobalt reported on Reality Sandwich that "analysis of the 'ratchet' design has left many experts breathless with the complexity hidden within its angles…Mathematicians studying the new formation have made the startling discovery that pi to the tenth decimal point is encoded within the ratchet (3.14159265358)." The Telegraph reported it as "the most complex crop circle ever discovered in British fields".

"This is the most exciting and puzzling event so far this year to appear in Wiltshire. This formation appears to deliberately straddle a public pathway. This is a little baffling as there is plenty of room in the barley field to accommodate a pathway free design."

It seems unlikely that the maker of this formation would have accidentally overlapped it with the walkway. Here we see similar symbolism: a complex pattern of intricate, encoded knowledge overlapped and perfectly aligned with a walkway accessible to the public.

I began to come across imagery of an A emerging from geometric patterns or words. An advertising campaign for a new TV channel, "A-Channel", took over the subway system, featuring a large capital A in various configurations. Here we see an A next to an image of fingerprints. Fingerprints are code in that they are not directly readable, but act as a unique idenifier of an individual person. There is also research supporting the idea that fingerprints can act as diagnostic indicators of genetic diseases such as schizophrenia and diabetes. This would mean that they carry information.

The image used for Daniel Pinchbeck's November Reality Sandwich post "Breakdown or Breakthrough" is highly significant in its unintentional evocation of the A-dream imagery. The image is of text with a leading offset capital A. The text has a mirror reflection above it. The lower text, which is readable, deals with the current economic situation. The upper text, also showing the capital A, is backwards, thus appearing alien and indecipherable. I interpret this as a symbol of two levels of information – one dealing with everyday matters, received through the conventional channels such as academic research, media and communication with others. The upper level of information we can equate with the sky symbols, which is not always consciously available to us, but is becoming more so, as symbolized by the A. It is information received through less conventional channels such as psychic mediumship and synchronicities. It can pertain to any aspect of reality. Both types of information in this Reality Sandwich, I believe, are valid and essential, and must be evaluated by the individual.

Spontaneous access to knowledge is usually associated with altered states of consciousness. Psychologist Stanislav Grof has observed numerous cases of this kind, in sessions where an altered state is induced using LSD or meditative techniques he developed. In "The Holotropic Mind", he presents cases of transpersonal experience where the subject, in an altered state, experiences the consciousness of animals, plants, and even minerals.

A Belgian woman describes an experience that took place during one of Grof's workshops:

"I had an increasing sense that my consciousness had a distinctly oceanic quality until I felt that I actually became what can best be described as the consciousness of the ocean. I became aware of the presence of several large bodies and realized that it was a pod of whales.

"At one point, I felt cold air streaming through my head and had a taste of salty water in my mouth. A variety of sensations and feelings that were alien and definitely not human imperceptibly took over my consciousness. A new, gigantic body image started to form out of the primordial connection to the other large bodies around me and I realized I had become one of them. Inside my belly I sensed another life form and new it was my baby. There was no doubt in my mind that I was a pregnant whale cow.

"And then came another wave of the birth process. However, this time it had a different quality than the previous episodes. It had gargantuan proportions, as if the ocean were stirred from its very depth; at the same time it was surprisingly easy and natural. I experienced my genitals in the most intimate way, with all the nuances of these birthing activities associated with profound visceral understanding of how whales give birth. What I found most amazing was how they use water to expel the baby by sucking it into their genitals and working with hydraulic pressure. It seemed significant that the baby was born with its tail first."6

Grof described this woman's experience to a marine biologist, who confirmed that the details she gave of whale birthing were accurate. She had not previously been aware of information on this subject. Grof continues, "This is just one of hundreds of confirmations of extraordinary insights that people have received while in altered states. I have been repeatedly surprised by the voracity of these insights, which often involve highly specific and detailed information even with people who had no previous knowledge, interest, or experience in the subject."

According to Laszlo,

"All we experience in our lifetime – all our perceptions, feelings, and thought processes – have cerebral functions associated with them. These functions have wave-form equivalents, since our brain, like other things in space and time, creates information-carrying vortices – it "makes waves." The waves propagate in the vacuum and interfere with the waves created by the bodies and brains of other people, giving rise to complex holograms. …

"Generations after generations of humans have left holographic traces in the A-field, and the information in these holograms is available to be read out. The holograms of individuals integrate in a superhologram, which is the encompassing hologram of a tribe, community, or culture. The collective holograms interface and integrate in turn with the super-superhologram of all people. This is the collective in-formation pool of humankind."

"We can tune our consciousness to resonate with the hologram in the A-field. The transmissions of information in a field of holograms is known: it occurs when the wavefields that make up two (or more) holograms are "conjugate" with each other. The effect is similar to the more familiar effect known as resonance."8

It is interesting that Laszlo tells us that we are in fact already accessing part of the A-field on a daily basis: that of our own hologram.

"Normally the most direct and evident resonance occurs between our brain and the hologram we ourselves have created. This is the basis of long-term memory. When we remember a thing, a person, or an event from many years ago…we do not address the memory stores in our brain: we "recall" the information from the hologram that records our experiences."9

This idea is supported by the work of neurologist Karl Pribram which states that long-term memory is stored holographically across the brain and is not local to a specific area. That we generate our own hologram, which becomes part of the larger hologram, is expressed in Jennifer's dream imagery of the observatory, which we can safely take as a symbol for the observer, projecting the A-field information into the sky. One of the common elements of near-death experiences is known as the "holographic life review". An example:

"All my life up till the present seemed to be placed before me in a kind of panoramic, three-dimensional review, and each event seemed to be accompanied by a consciousness of good or evil or with an insight into cause or effect. Not only did I perceive everything from my own viewpoint, but I also knew the thoughts of everyone involved in the event, as if I had their thoughts within me. This meant that I perceived not only what I had done or thought, but even in what way it had influenced others."10

Here we see an individual, who's body is clinically dead, with full access to his own hologram as well as to those of others affected by him during his lifetime.

Laszlo speculates on an evolution of consciousness, where we do not need to re-tune to altered states, or die, in order to achieve lucid transpersonal awareness.

"Ideas such as these differ in specific detail, but they have a common thrust. Consciousness evolution is from the ego-bound to the transpersonal form. If this is so, it is a source of great hope. Transpersonal consciousness is open to more of the information that reaches our brain than the consciousness still dominant today. This could have momentous consequences. It could produce greater empathy among people, and greater sensitivity to animals, plants and the entire biosphere. It could create subtle contact with the rest of the cosmos. When a critical mass of humans evolves to the transpersonal level of consciousness a higher civilization is likely to emerge, with deeper solidarity and a higher sense of justice and responsibility."11

Whenever we feel empathy and put ourselves in someone else's shoes, we are experiencing transpersonal consciousness. Perhaps a greater emphasis on an empathetic mode of being by a critical mass of people can result in, as Laszlo suggests, a quantum leap in which we all go online and boundaries dissolve. Perhaps it is happening regardless of our actions, and the best we can do is to become compatible with this mode of being. How things play out is to be determined. One thing that seems for sure is that any of us can be informed at any time.

The preceding paragraph was intended to close this article. I wrote the closing while at a relative's cottage. The following day, something occurred that seemed to be in reponse to the closing paragraph. I was in the washroom helping my toddler to use the toilet. I stood facing her, and directly above her was a picture hanging on the wall. For no apparent reason, the picture fell off the wall and smashed the lid of the toilet into pieces. The pieces remained in place and no one was hurt. I examined the back of the picture frame and the cardboard backing had a cutaway with a hole intended for hanging. The nail that it had been hanging from had slowly worn away at the cardboard simply by force of gravity, until after a decade or so, the cardboard gave way, as I stood facing it.

The picture was of several sailboats. The first, second and last sails showed a capital A followed by some numbers, some of which showed backwards and like alien symbols. The message on the poster was "We cannot direct the wind. We can adjust the sails."

I removed the loose pieces of the toilet lid. With half the lid remaining, it looked like a cut-away in a technical illustration, where part of a container or covering is rendered invisible so as to display the inner contents or mechanism. A search on "cut-away" in reference to technical illustrations turns up the following definition:

"…the usual practice is to cut away a quarter segment to expose the inner details while still maintaining the external shape… this type of illustration is particularly suitable for showing internal flow and principles of operation."12

I feel that this is intentional symbolism, once again with the theme of information that was previously abstracted away from us, becoming directly accessible to our senses.

In this same theme, I photographed a scene on my street in which we see a digger breaking through the sidewalk to provide access to the water and gas pipes underneath. The red wooden barrier on the right forms an A next to the post reflecting the camera flash. At the time I didn't notice that on the arm of the digger are some letters that are defaced or obscured with the exception of an A.

In this context, another meaning of "A" could be the word Apocalypse, which is popularly considered a sort of destrcutive reckoning event in the near future. However the word itself is dervied from the Greek apokalyptein meaning "uncover". The components of this word are apo, a prefix meaning "away from", and kalyptein, meaning "to cover, conceal".

I thought that the falling picture would be the final event to integrate into this piece however that was not the case. Upon returning to work after my vacation, I attended a management training course. During this course I began to experience another set of synchronicites that seemed to add new themes to those presented so far.

The man presenting said he also teaches a course in "experiential learning", which is about ways of learning that involve direct experience as opposed to academic methods.

He got onto the subject of bees, saying that they are genetically wired so that when they find a new food source, they do a dance for the other bees that is highly complex and involves triangulation to the sun, and communicates the location of the food source. The bees then go off and find the food. However, twenty percent of the bees are genetically wired to not go to the food source and go somewhere else entirely, in a random fashion. The apparent reason for this is so they will in turn discover locations of new food sources which can then be communicated back to the group.

He expressed his admiration for the work of Carl Jung, and described some behavioural personality types that were based on Jung's work. Much of the day long session involved exercises around determining our behavioural type and how to balance it out and work with people that have other behavioural tendencies.

A folder was handed out with material for us to follow. As I hadn't filled out the questionaire beforehand, I was given a personality profile for "Sam Sample". In the footer of each page was a graphic of two shapes. The left hand shape resembled a capital A. The right hand shape looked like a misshapen A, with the lower right leg bent upwards.

We came to the explanation of this graphic. The shapes were lines on a graph of the behavioural types. The misshapen A was an example of Sam Sample's personality profile, or "natural style," also described by the presenters as the style requiring the least effort, and the A represented the "perceived adjustment" that Sample Sam felt he needed to make based on the answers he provided in his questionaire. Others in the course did not have had a graph shaped like an A, it was only my "Sam Sample" binder that had this shape.

So here we have events that tie into the previous ones presented. The capital A is juxtaposed with the indecipherable symbol, and we have the theme of making adjustments to ourselves to adapt to a changing reality.

What is changing and what should be adjusted? One type of change could be on the collective psychic level, that results in an overall shift to transpersonal consciousness. It may be that we need to adjust to this mode of consciousness in anticipation of this shift. Another type of change could be upheaval in our society and natural environment that would require adjustments of a more practical and material nature. One could bring about the other, or the two could be different aspects of the same change.

There is a Darwinian overtone to this idea of adjustment. I put very little stock in the theory of evolution-by-natural-selection as an explanation for our development, especially the development of psychic abilities. However these abilities are part of our toolkit and could be of immense practical value, especially in times of upheaval. In fact, the upheavals could be what releases these abilities some of us.

Mythologist John Lash refers to the work of Stanislav Grof:

"Today we are on the verge of witnessing a collective manifestation of what Stan Grof calls ‘spiritual emergencies.' His recent book, When the Impossible Happens, presents a vivid inventory of such emergencies."

"Grof has shown that traumatic experiences normally dismissed as due to ‘mental breakdown' or ‘mental illness' are actually opportunities to break through into non-ordinary reality and acquire paranormal perception. The 2012 endtime marks a global pandemic of such opportunities."

In very apocalyptic launguage he pictures a scenario where an unravelling society acts as a trigger to unleash paranormal abilities:

"The vast spiritual emergency to be undergone by the human species in ever-increasing numbers, with natural disasters, social violence, and outright madness escalating up to and beyond 2012, will open the seals of paranormal faculties and burst the floodgates of non-ordinary reality. As the world humans have made comes apart in convulsions of fire and flood, a world will arise anew, but first within human perception, because seeing the Next World comes with traumatic extrapolation of the senses toward non-ordinary reality, in the very moment we behold the destruction of the existing world.

"The 2012 endtime will bring physical destruction on an unimaginable scale-this is not a prophecy but a common sense inference based on observable events and data, such as the meltdown rate of the Greenland iceshelf (dystropic feedback). It entails a total planetary makeover in parallel with a visionary awakening and plunge into altered states and paranormal perception, a shift into evolutional anomaly and shamanic magic. The scale of natural law will be reversed: instead of survival depending upon everyone´s conformity to consensus reality, it will depend on some individuals entering and navigating the realms of non-ordinary reality…

"For those who lived through the Ice Age, practical and magical skills were complementary. But these skills declined slowly over many millennia, and split apart. Hence early Neolithic cave relics and rock art are markedly inferior to what preceded them in the Paleolithic. We did not evolve from grunting, hairy cave people who hacked out stone implements: we evolved from handicapped cave people who themselves were degenerate heirs of far more skilled, sophisticated primitives. And these skilled, sophisticated primitives were themselves the diaspora of civilizations destroyed by a combination of natural and human-made factors. The mark of such civilizations was high attainment of social order and technological accomplishment at the expense of the dissociation of the magical and practical faculties which, working together, comprise the dual psychosomatic endowment of the human species.

"We lose our survival sense as access to non-ordinary reality becomes less and less common, and even comes to be rejected entirely. This, I would propose, is a peculiar evolutionary rule of the human species."13

Without getting caught up in the terror envisioned by Lash, the takeaway is the idea that paranormal abilities not just something we can aspire to in the future, they are part of our past. They have played a role in our sustenance and can do so in the future.

In January 2008, David Caron of Texas filmed a UFO in the sky for nine minutes. As UFOs go it was unusual because it was morphing into what at times seemed like squiggly lines and at other times seemed like symbols or characters. It would transform directly from one shape to the next, as if it were the frames of a movie.

More sightings of this kind have occurred since in New Mexico, Illinois, Indiana and Nevada.

In March, someone from Los Alamos, New Mexico uploaded a video to the MUFON website showing a similar phenemenon in the sky. In this case however, some symbols seemed to be recognizable numbers.

And so we are seeing the concept of alien sky symbols spilling into physical reality in a very literal sense, and intermixed in them we see characters from our own writing system.

Around the time of making this connection with the UFO symbol appearances, I began to find the number six turning up an unusual amount in daily life. I then had a dream of a man called "Sextum", Latin for "the sixth time", who won the lottery by playing all sixes. Not sure what to do with it, I sent out a Twitter of the number 6.

I mentioned this to Jennifer Palmer on November 4th, and a few days later she sent me a link to a webpage titled "Wisdom of Astrology."

"On the day of this Full Moon, we begin the 6th Day, representing the dawning of a new direction and a new era. Carl Johan Calleman, Mayan scholar and author of The Mayan Calendar and the Evolution of Consciousness speaks of this time as "the shift from chaos to the enlightened world." He maintains that "we are talking about the emergence of an entirely new species of human beings" and that, during the 6th Day (November 12, 2008 to November 7, 2009) large numbers of people will move toward a more enlightened, global consciousness."

The November 2008 cover story of Scientific American was titled "Plugging into the Brain" and explored the concept of brian-computer interfaces. Taking the cover image on its own outside of the computer interface concept, we see a person receiving information into their brain from a upward direction in stream of sky blue. Zooming in on the information, we see it composed of symbols and A's.

The information downloads to six glowing star – or solar system-like points on the head. An image placed at the beginning of the article shows a brain interface composed of hexagons.

In early 2007, NASA reported a highly unusual weather pattern at Saturn's north pole. reported:

"This is a very strange feature, lying in a precise geometric fashion with six nearly equally straight sides," said Kevin Baines, atmospheric expert and member of Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. "We've never seen anything like this on any other planet. Indeed, Saturn's thick atmosphere, where circularly-shaped waves and convective cells dominate, is perhaps the last place you'd expect to see such a six-sided geometric figure, yet there it is."14

On November 17th 2008, Bill Machon reported on Reality Sandwich, "The…hexagonal anomaly at Saturn's north pole is now ablaze with beautiful blue lights. Newly released images from NASA show the visually stunning phenomenon at Saturn's north pole."

The aurora is perfectly superimposed over the hexagon, a six-sided shape, and Saturn is the sixth planet of our solar system. The image was released by NASA on November 12th, the day before Calleman's 6th day of the Galactic Underworld. On a larger scale, 2012 marks the end of the fifth Mayan long count cycle and the entry into the sixth.

If the picture is turned one quarter clockwise, within the aurora we can see a form that resembles a capital A. This would have been a form that appeared only briefly at the time the photograph was taken, as the aurora is always changing.

Notice the similarity in color to the stream of information in the Scientific American cover image, which was appeared in the same month as the aurora photo. This and other vibrant colors that could be taken from a spring color palette are used by the artists of the symbols that appeared earlier in the year in Texas, Illinois and Indiana, and in Nevada symbols only weeks ago.

At this point in the story, the number six, signifying Calleman's sixth day, which a year ago was "not long now", has been added to the A, which signifies access to universal A-field information. What does Calleman's sixth day mean?

A few weeks ago, I was out walking and noticed a large billboard for the new Disney DVD Tinker Bell. When I came home, my two-year-old daughter had been given the DVD as a present from her aunt. Later as I prepared to finally conclude this article after my two-year-old woke up at 6 am, she asked to watch the movie. I watched it for a few minutes with her, then went to the computer to write. Feeling that I didn't fully understand what Calleman's sixth day was about, I searched on "Calleman 6th day". The first result that came up was a blog posting by "Tinker Bell." I took this as a pointer back to the Tinker Bell movie, and looked at it some more.

The synopsis from IMDB reads,

"Enter the magical world of fairies and meet the enchanting creatures of Pixie Hollow, who "nurture nature" and bring about the change of the seasons. Changing the colors of the leaves, moving a sunbeam to melt snow, waking animals from their winter slumber, or giving a patch of sproutlings a sprinkle of water are all within the realm of these seasonal specialists. Tinker Bell thinks her fairy talent as a "tinker" isn't as special or important as the other fairies' talents. But when Tink tries to change who she is, she creates nothing but disaster! With encouragement from her friends Rosetta, Silvermist, Fawn and Iridessa, Tink learns the key to solving her problems lies in her unique tinker abilities and discovers that when shes true to herself, magical things can happen."

Fairies are considered by some researchers to be an earlier version of the aliens and UFOs of today. In "Supernatural", Graham Hancock documents many clear similarities in the aspects of abduction, paranormal abilities and interdimensional travel.

In the opening frame of Tinker Bell we see the Everblossom, the flower in Neverland that brings about springtime on the mainland, which is the everyday world. In Neverland all seasons exists simultaneously, and the fairies are responsible for the changing of the seasons on the mainland.

In another scene, Iridessa draws a multi-colored "S" in the sky with her "rainbow tube". Another of the the central group of fairies is Rosetta, responsible for the blooming of flowers. The Rosetta stone was the tablet that first allowed Egyptian hieroglyphs to be translated, as it contained the same text in both Greek and Egyptian.

Each fairy has to discover her particular given ability, and Tinker Bell must touch a series of iconic symbols to determine hers. The symbol that responds to her is the hammer, meaning that her ability is tinkering. While out exploring, she comes across an old music box that has fallen into disrepair. The container is rung by a pattern of six leaves. Having never seen such a thing, she opens the lid to see the inner workings.

Tinkerbell seems to have an innate understanding of how to assemble the various parts of the machine. She assembles the various gears, nuts and axes to get the music box working, allowing the encoded information on the music cylinder to be converted into a melody. The large gear on the axis has 13 cogs, which is a principal number of Mayan calendrics: it is the number of divisions (baktun) in the Mayan long count calendar, and the number of day and night "heavens" of Calleman's Underworlds. There is a large hexagonal nut on the main axis that mirrors the hexagon on Saturn, which, while it is atmospheric, in seems to turn with the planet's axis. It "appears to have remained fixed with Saturn's rotation rate and axis since first glimpsed by Voyager 26 years ago".

Since the the different Mayan calendars are interlocking, they are often depicted as a set of gears in a machine. Here we see a museum display by Peter Associates that allows visitors to turn a wheel to generate different calendar dates.

Around this time I rented Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, relased three months before Tinker Bell, and saw some strong parallels. Hellboy's team is provided with a set of special goggles. It is explained that "normally we can't see fairy folk and trolls. They generate a cloaking aura called ‘glamour'." The glasses "penetrate that effect and reveal the true nature of things." They in fact work in any situation where inner workings are concealed.

In one scene, the team comes across a complex combination lock marked by strange symbols. Using the special goggles, the inner gears are exposed and they gain insight into the workings of the lock.

In an incredible scene, Hellboy battles a forest god that has been sent to defeat him. Hellboy is framed against the sky, standing on giant HOTEL letters. Although conflicted, Hellboy kills it. As it dies, pollen is released into the air, and the streets of New York suddenly bloom into foliage. From the body of the forest god emerges a giant orchid.

While Tinker Bell is obviously very talented, she feels tinkering is a lowly skill and tries to emulate the other faries, who are responsible for things such as flowers, light, and animals. In doing so, she gets into some mishaps and overturns all the work done in preparation for spring, such as painting lady bugs and making acorns. The head fairies meet to assess the situation. Fairy Mary, the head Tinker fairy, uses a six-columned abacus to keep track of progress. She calculates that there will not be enough time to recover the work lost in time for the opening of the Everblossom, thus spring may not arrive on the mainland. They fret that there will be no harvest and nothing to eat for the mainlanders.

Realizing the situation, Tinker Bell explodes with creativity and innovation. She designs a set of devices that can be built and used by all fairies using natural materials and "lost things" from the mainland, saving them work in order to make up for lost time.

Tinkerbell mobilizes the teams. The works gets done in time for the opening of the Everblossom, and spring arrives on the mainland.

Looking around, I found:

"The Sixth Day heralds a time of flowering for the plant – awakening, unfolding, opening up to new possibilities. Most scholars use the words "enlightenment" and "renaissance" to define this creative period. Historically, the Sixth Day on other levels or cycles corresponded to the invention of tools, first attempts at agriculture and building shelter; the European Renaissance itself; and the flower children movement of the 1960's. …"

With time acceleration and the concrescence of novelty becoming more apparent to individuals, and as more individuals begin to open to awareness and the increased photon field that we seem to be moving through, we realize that our minds alone cannot keep up with the evolutionary changes. It has become necessary to rely upon our instincts and feelings to navigate through this new vibrational field…"

As we go into the Sixth Day, let us each be like the bud of a flower, ready to open to our full beauty."

At this point I had one more dream in which I was at a waterfront watching a movie play on an outdoor screen from a distance. A news report came into my head saying that UFOs had been spotted creating forms in the sky nearby. I looked up and beyond the movie screen and saw the forms being drawn. I then saw that the light from the movie projector was going beyond the screen and, like Jennifer's observatory, was in fact the source of the sky forms. The symbols ultimately emanate from our own being, and as such, some parts are familiar and some are to be discovered. The book in the sky is being written by us, revealing our selves to ourselves.

This feature has an external author-created companion page with supplementary images and links. It also serves as an alternate image-based narrative to the story.


Images 1,2,3, and 4 are by the author. Image 5 is by Ridingwithrobots, and 6 is by …dotted…, courtesy of Creative Commons license.



  1. Jung on Synchronicity and the Paranormal, C. G. Jung (Author), Roderick Main (Editor), Princeton University Press, 1998
  3. Science and the Akashic Field: An Intergral Theory of Everything, Erwin Lazslo, Inner Traditions, 2004, 2007
  4. Supernatural, Graham Hancock, Random House, 2005
  5. ibid
  6. ibid
  7. Holotropic Mind: The Three Levels of Human Consciousness and How They Shape Our Lives, Stanislav Grof, M.D., HarperCollins, 1993
  8. Science and the Akashic Field: An Intergral Theory of Everything, Erwin Lazslo, Inner Traditions, 2004, 2007
  9. ibid
  10. The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientists Case for the Existence of the Soul, Mario Beauregard, Ph.D. & Denyse O'Leary, HarperOne, 2007
  11. Science and the Akashic Field: An Intergral Theory of Everything, Erwin Lazslo, Inner Traditions, 2004, 2007
  13. "The Party of Xolotl", John Lash, 2007,
  14. Bizarre Hexagon Spotted on Saturn, staff, March 27, 2007,