Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age
Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age

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In this fascinating book, Gregg Braden merges the modern discoveries of nature’s patterns (fractals) with the ancient view of a cyclic universe. The result is a powerful model of timea??fractal timea??and a realistic window into what we can expect for the mysterious year 2012 . . . and beyond.

Applying fractal time to the history of the world and life, he proposes that everything from the war and peace between nations to the patterns of human relationships mirror the returning cycles of our past. As each cycle repeats, it carries a more powerful, amplified version of itself.

The key: If you know where to look in the past, you know what to expect when the same conditions return in the present and future. For the first time in print, the Time Code Calculator gives us the tool to do just that! Through easy-to-understand science and step-by-step instructions, discover for yourself:

? How the conditions for 2012 have occurred in the past, and what we can expect when they repeat!

? The “hot dates” that hold the greatest threats of war, and the greatest opportunities for peace!

? How Earth’s location in space triggers cycles of spiritual growth for humans!

? Your personal time codes for the key events of business, relationships, and change in your life!

? How each cycle carries a window of opportunitya??a choice pointa??that allows us to select a new outcome for the returning pattern!

? What the 1999 ice cores from Antarctica reveal about past cycles of climate, global warming, Earth’s protective magnetic fields, and what these things mean for us today!

In a powerful yet comprehensible style, Gregg gives us a way to make sense of the rapid, and often dramatic, change of today’s world. It is these understandings that guide us away from the destructive choices we’ve made in the past. They also show the way to the greatest possibilities of our lives. Gregg suggests that if we can see time from this perspective, the past reveals the great secret of our moment in history and what we can expect as we approach December 21, 2012!

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  • Fractal Time Offers Patterns of PERSONAL CHOICE
    The winter solstice of December 12, 2012 brings planet Earth into an extraordinary alignment with the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Historically, ancient seers predicted this date as the end of one age and the birth of a new Eden. Our planet, in its solar system orbit, is at the end of two cycles, maybe more--the end of a galactic cycle and the end of a geologic cycle. [Drunvalo Melchizedek in Serpent of Light: Beyond 2012writes about the end of Earth's Kundalini cycle in India and Tibet and its movement to the Andes in Peru.]
    Since 1980, our planet has been experiencing end-time effects--natural disasters, hurricanes, floods, droughts, tidal waves and fire. Braden compares where we are in our world cycle to past cycles; the most recent geologic cycle was 1155 BC, the decline of Egypt.
    Fractal Time is rich with facts and information. The inside dust jacket states the essence of this book: "The key to our future lies in the wisdom of the past." Gregg Braden spent twenty years researching Mayan, Hopi and Tibetan wisdom as well as biblical and oral traditions. Multi-cultural wisdom, coupled with recent scientific findings, bring the author to the conclusion that 2012 may be a process rather than an event.
    Braden writes about two scientific discoveries that open the process of a new Eden. 1)Scientists have documented that the human heart generates a doughnut shaped magnetic field that is five thousand times stronger than the field of the human brain. 2) A Global Coherence Monitoring System senses changes in the earth's magnetosphere. Two extraordinary changes in the Earth's magnetic field were recorded on different days and different years - one on the day Princess Diana died and the other on 9/11, the terrorist attack on the twin towers in New York. Braden's book states that . . ."strong collective emotion has a measurable impact on the earth's geomagnetic field." [Pg. 195] Heart based living will have a direct effect on how six point five billion people experience 2012.
    Fractals are repeating patterns found in nature--the spirals in atoms, DNA, pea tendrils, sunflowers, whirlpools, hurricanes and galaxies. Antarctic and Arctic ice samples also show patterns. Previous planetary cycles reveal both global warming and the melting of polar ice. Our planet is changing, and change is a catalyst for spiritual growth. Braden suggests that if we shift the way we experience our selves and our world by seeing 2012 as a window of possibility and a choice point, we can shift into an age of love and cooperation. The Hopi say, "When prayer and meditation are used rather than relying on new inventions to create more imbalance, they [the people of Earth] will also find the true path." [Pg. 187] (Using heart, prayer and ceremony is also the message of Rainmaker's Prayers, Align with Global Harmony)
    Through his book, Fractal Time, Gregg Braden offers us hope as well as a recipe for the future. By accessing the silent language of the heart, human beings can solve the problems of our changing planet. Imagine living, thinking and acting as a world-wide family.
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  • Eye- opening information
    This book was very enlightening. It was quite technical in spots, and required concentration, as it was written in a highly detailed and facts-driven mode. But well worth the time. It all makes sense...but it was kind of scary to have the reality hit home. Anyone who is interested in the future of our planet, and how to be prepared for what is to come should definitely read this.
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  • I love Greg Braden
    As usual Greg Braden gives you lots to think about and manages to put a positive spin on it too. Very mind expanding!!...more info
  • The Appendices
    The use of the Fibonacci ratio to understand event timing is, I believe, an interesting breakthru. I tried the method referenced to my personal age at the time certain events occurred, and got astounding correlation. But I do not understand why the calculations using Gregorian dates should work. The author fails to establish any basis for that usage. Also, what is the seed event that leads him to conclude near the end that Aug. 15, 2009 is a day that needs to be singled out as a sort of veiled apocalyptic message. Although, I took a look at the planetary transits for New York for that date, and it does indeed look like trouble. But then so does every weekend between mid-June and mid-September of 2009.
    I have little doubt, based on the teachings of the indigenous cultures everywhere that we are reaching the end of a great age at a galactic equinox of our solar system, with our winter solstice sun rising against the backdrop of the galactic center. But will someone please tell me where to stand on the earth as the axis of rotation shifts, or a super coronal mass ejection from our Sun fries the Earth and everything on it....more info
  • Disappointing
    I am one of Gregg Braden's biggest fans ... I adore the way he meshes modern scientific discoveries, particularly in the quantum realm, with ancient teachings to arrive at spiritual truths. However, this book disappointed me. Much of it is devoted to doom-and-gloom predictions of collapse, suffering, cataclysmic cleansing, apocalyptic expectations and Armageddon by 2012. These scenarios were based on Gregg's merging of ancient astronomical knowledge, prophesies, and current scientific discoveries about the cyclic nature of time, fractal designs/patterns in nature, and the golden ratio/proportion (some of this was an interesting read). Much of the book felt like Gregg just being tickled with himself over his "Time Code Calculator" (look at this cool thing I came up with!) ... which didn't work for me and my personal repeating cycles. I thought the last chapter would save the book because it seemed to point out that how we experience the "transition" of 2012 is largely up to us. However he put out the contention that "heart-based emotions/feelings" can change everything for the better and a "heart-based way of living" has the power to create a beautiful new world ... but no details were given as to how to achieve this (maybe we're supposed to go back and re-read his previous book, which was excellent, The Spontaneous Healing of Belief ... or follow up on some of the website references in the endnotes). In any case, I felt this was just another 2012 disaster book that accomplishes little except take us away from the now, the present moment, and into a fearful future....more info
  • Fascinating
    Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age by Gregg Braden is a book that combines all the modern discovers of mother's natures natural patterns with information the ancients new about a cyclic universe. When the author combined all this information he came up with a model of time he called "fractal time." According to Braden this gives a window into the future and what we can expect in the year 2012. Among other information, because of the earth's location in space in the year 2012, it will trigger cycles of spiritual growth for humans.

    After you read this book it may be a good time to consider reading my book entitled "The Enlightenment, What God Told Me After One Million Prayers, a Message for Everyone" (See Profile Above)
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  • Seriously?
    This kind of garbage could only be written for an audience that thinks numerology is a branch of mathematics. Unbelievable. A fitting sequel-in-kind to the Bible Codes....more info
  • Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age
    Great book! Very informative, answered a lot of questions. Makes sense of why things happen throughout history the way they do, why history repeats itself, and how we can affect the outcome of all circumstances. I loved it and it gives me hope for the future if humanity can wake up and learn the truth of things. Highly recommended. I look forward to any new book by Gregg Braden.
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  • Von Daniken meets Da Vinci Code
    Yet another sensational tour of pseudo-science designed to titilate the gullible with incredible portents. It may be clever, well thought out in places, even convincing to some, but like all of the conspiracy theorists and prophets of the past, the book hand picks the suggestive baubles out of an enormous amount of random data, and subjects them to extreme interpretation. It just shows yet again that, given enough raw information, you can select "evidence" that the moon is made of cheese, or the Earth is flat, or even that evolution is "just a theory".

    You will be better off sticking with your Sunday tabloid astrologer....more info
  • Fractal Time
    I haven't read any of Gregg Braden's books that didn't astound me. Fractal Time is very interesting and informative. So was Spontanious Healing. Both of them are recommended. Mary Kern RN...more info
  • Deahacooc
    Greg's two approaches in all his work in metaphysics are 1) Talk fluffy, just use words and baffle them with your phraseology having said nothing OR 2) Talk technical and flub it up by not knowing the facts or ascribing as facts things that are not. You see this over and over in all of his spoken and written materials. During interviews he also commonly uses the phrase 'we talk about this in the book' and 'the research we have been doing' (meaning the entire world) in order to attempt to give what he is saying an aire of import and authority. It doesn't work if you are paying attention. It's like he is trying to hypnotize you with suggestions as to what he is saying is true. Arguably you could say he is using a form of NLP (neuro-linguist programming) in his spoken and written word.

    Writers such as Joe (aka Jose) Arguelles pointed out that time was fractal back in 1987 in 'The Mayan Factor'. Frank Waters in Mexico 'Mystique: Coming 6Th World Of Consciousness' wrote about Mayan time cycles in 1975. The Maya, by Michael Coe appeared in first edition in 1966. Terrence McKenna pointed out time is fractal with his TimeWave theory. Tony Shearer was also an early source.

    Fact: The Olmec or Mayan or whoever invented the long count calendar are the ONLY ones who really understand what it is talking about. Non-Mayan speakers on a Mayan subject most often walk on thin ice or speak nonsense as often occurs in archeological circles. Regarding calendars there are also other cyclical calenderic systems from many cultures including the Chinese and their famous animal-oriented zodiac.

    My main concern with this book (and really the Braden fractal) is that the author jumps on the coat tails of others and presents their information as his own in a very loose and often flawed way.

    Example: "In addition to the 2012 winter solstice marking the end of the Mayan Great Cycle, December 21 also signals the completion of an even larger cycle: the great or precessional year that began approximately 260000 years ago."

    The existence, length, and timing of the precessional year is a subject of great debate. Greg is trying to say that December 21 2012 also represents the end of the cycle and the dawning of the age of Aquarius. However, no one knows in what year such a theoretical transition occurs let alone the day. According to Max Hiedel this transition to Aquarius occurred back in 498 AD. Based on other correlations it will not happen until 600 years from now. And Greg does not tell you that he stole, I mean got, the idea of 2012 corresponding to age precession from John Major Jenkins which doesn't make it fact either. In fact Greg lifted much of JMJs work in Galactic Alignment for this book. (Anthony F. Aveni is a great authority to balance all of the 2012 hype.)

    Additionally, although our Gregorian year starts in January, the Zodiacal year begins with Aries in April. How can Greg select the ending of the Piscean cycle with the ending of the great year of precession?. Indeed Vera W. Reid in 'Towards Aquarius' (1968) makes is clear that a cycle is a CYCLE, it has no beginning or ending, it just is. Greg introduces the *concept* of the ending of a year of precession (and *when*) with absolutely nothing to back it up.

    Greg's statement about Dec 21 2012 'ending' a cycle of the great calendar of precession, and many other parts of this book, is straight from John Major Jenkins in Galactic Alignment.

    Greg also gets himself into a corner when he attempts to borrow JMJs ideas and use the Vedic time periods of Yugas and correlate then to *fit* the Mayan calendar. There is an extremely wide set of interpretations of how long each Yuga is. Even the Kali Yuga alone has many different interpretations to it's duration from approximately 5000 years long to 432,000 years long. Greg attempts to pass himself off as an authority in many areas where he has used others materials and he himself is not able to speak adequately on the subject.

    We are talking about metaphysics here and the more concrete you try to be with your statements the more error prone you will be. The domain does not fit tight conceptual models. It is clear that Greg is forcefully folding and fitting in different concepts that do not belong together. He attempts to do this through a combination of fluffy language and just plain wrong conveyance of facts.

    There are many cultures that have peered into these and had the benefit of thousands of years of observation and probably other aids we do not have such as consciousness expanding hallucinogens (i.e. Izapa). It's difficult to believe people will just take in musings as fact with little or no verification and checking and proclaim the jester a master wizard. If you accept the 'word according to Greg' then you are believing it because he said so.

    Greg's stuff is pretty close to what I would call New Age pablum. It heavily rides the coat tales of others without due reference. If you like it fluffy and to be told they way things are instead of digging yourself for the facts and realizations then please enjoy it. This is the antithesis of what intellectual and spiritual development is supposed to be. Someone aspiring to spiritual development would be better served by not schlocking around with concepts that are not based on solid foundations. Otherwise you are spending your time with a kind of entertainment for dummies that's built on nonsense. But of course, one of the challenges on the path of development is to be able to distinguish the shadow of something from the real thing itself. If you like shadow then be amused as long as you want. If however, you want some solid information on Fractal Time you should stick to McKenna, Shearer, and Joe Arguelles (with strong filters at Dreamspell). We have a book where the author has lifted and borrowed concepts from others repackaging them as his own and either flubs up important information or parrots concepts which do not have sufficient merit.

    If you want better, much more accurate information, around 2012 and the Maya then go to the original works that Greg is copying. Your first and top pick should be John Major Jenkins (Galactic Alignment). Carl Calleman also has an interesting book (The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness). But beware, Callemans' book is a wide mix of concepts and he loosely passes off as Mayan things that are not clearly so. Calleman also believes that Sri Kalki Bhagavan is the Kalki Avatar and that Europe, specifically his beloved Sweden, is the center of earth's energetic pulses that guide evolution.

    P.S. Greg is worse in live spoken word. Go listen to the C2C interview w.Greg on Mar 17 2009, host George Noory had to keep bringing Greg back to the subject as Greg kept pontificating fluff. Greg kept referring back to John Major Jenkins repeatedly licking his boots a clear indicator who he copied for these concepts.

    Greg also claimed that scientists have found that the center of the Milky Way is a source of tremendous energy and that scientists by studying ice cores can prove when we are close to or far away from this source at the center of the Milky Way (or 'Cyclic-tilting' as he alternately called it). It seems like he is distorting the findings of Paul LaViolette in this statement. He also referred to a study in the Journal Nature which had nothing to do with his claims (I think he was confusing a study of disc-accretion with the point he was trying to make.)

    He also claimed that the star purportedly next to the black hole at the center of the Milky Way (the only galaxy by the way that has a black hole and a massive star next to it) is 'the' brightest one in the galaxy. Current thinking gives that title to the Peony nebula star. There are the remains of a massive star cluster near the massive black hole but there is no single companion massive star next to it. In fact the most massive stars known just now are in star cluster NGC 3603 in the Milky Way.

    Regarding the Dendera Zodiac he claims there is an 'inordinate' amount of space between Pisces and Aquarius ('precisely where we are now'). Go look at an image of it. Mazzoroth has a large one you can read. There is no unusual gap between the two signs. He also said there is 'a mysterious document encoded on that stone called The Program of Destiny' which links to a Sumerian text. Someone needs to update google to find any matches of 'The Program of Destiny' to Dendera. Actually Greg is referring to a statement made by John Lash ('the programmes of destiny') documented by Colin Wilson in Atlantis Blueprint. I think Greg means the Sumerian 'Tablet of Destiny'. You get a clearer picture of what Greg has mumbled by going back to John Lashs writing at

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  • Fractal Time
    This book is a must read. We are always searching to know what we do not know, space and time, our existence in this universe, where it began where is it ends, the laws and forces of the universe, that we are citizens of, that shape our life and the connections among ourselves, and that we all are expression and part of it....more info
  • Good book
    This book really helped me understand the connection between Earth and our hearts. I realized the connection before, but I couldn't explain it in words; I saw some precise examples in this book that helped me. Though I don't really understand how to use Time Calculator still:) This book is a must-have to get a broad sense of what's going on on the planet right now and what great time we're all living in....more info
  • Fractal Time
    I realize that most of this information has been floating around but Gregg puts it in a logical form with thought provoking conclusions. Yes, we have all read books about 2012, Armageddon, global warming, etc. The understanding that it is a cycle of creation opens the mind to positive possibilities instead of running around like "Chicken Little." Relax and enjoy the adventure!...more info
  • Best book on 2012
    This is the best of the 9 books on 2012 I have read. It draws from a number of sources, and leaves you in absolute awe, realizing there can be no doubt that the world as we know it will soon be very different. Gregg cites from a wide variety of countries and cultures that have pinpointed this time: India, China, Tibet, as well as the Aztecs, Mayans, Hopis, and even the Bible Code.

    Gregg takes on the conventional idea of global warming being a function of air pollution, showing that the warming and melting of the ice caps is simply a part of the cycle. He discusses the Hindu tradition of "the day of Brahman" and the "night of Brahman" and shows how these cycles are actually backed by science.

    I had heard before different ideas about time being "the fourth dimension" and "motion in space" but Gregg's layman explanation bumped up my understanding of the time/space continuum considerably. I now feel I have a deeper understanding of time and how it moves in spiral cycles which create a tendency or energy potential for certain events. As an amateur astrologer who has been able to predict critical events for friends, I always warned them that the energy is coming their way and what they do with it is up to them. Gregg shares that view in this book, showing us that the cycles are not destiny--but rather opportunities.

    The best part of the book is chapter 5 in which the code is given to predict your own future and understand your past, based on cycles. I was in such a hurry to learn this that I tried to do it before finishing the chapter and got confused about the process. I was wondering, why isn't this working? I could not see any significant patterns at all. Then after reading the chapter and getting more clear on the instructions, I did it again. I was amazed to find that it worked with near 100% accuracy in various issues of my life, such as an eating disorder with its various stages of healing, my spiritual life, and my parents' divorce followed by loss and betrayal in relationships.

    But there is also a code for deciphering world events, and Gregg gives several examples as well as the method for calculation. (By the way he has calculators on his web site if you don't care to learn the process of these cycles.)

    If you really want to prepare for 2012, this is a must-read. Unlike many of the books out there, this is a book of hope with a vision of possibilities. According to Gregg, this is a once-in-26,000 year opportunity! We have the power within our hearts to make it heaven on earth. He cites science for all this; it is not merely some new age theory!
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  • A load of pseudoscience nonsense
    I normally like to write something fairly comprehensive about a book. This one can simply be summed up as nonsense. If you're looking for something about the perception of time by people and how that may influence your life The Time Paradox: The New Psychology of Time That Will Change Your Life by Philip Zimbardo is the book. If you looking for genuine scientific study into the nature of time then In Search of Time: The Science of a Curious Dimension by Dan Falk is excellent. If, however, you're looking for a book that clumsily attempts to attach a weak philosophical paradigm to scientific sounding phenomena look no further. Only the credullous need apply....more info
  • Great concept, flawed writing and editing
    I couldn't resist the book 'cause of the name even though I'm kind of "iffy" on Braden's writing overall. He mentions Terence McKenna & Time Wave Zero, along with John Major Jenkins ("Maya Cosmogenesis 2012"), fractal dimensionality, Phi (Golden Ratio) and Einstein-Minkowski Space-Time, and of course the Mayan Long Count and Tzolkin calendars.

    The first insight is to use Space-Time geometry framework to view Time as having extent, area and displacement conceptually similar to that of Space. Then comes the key notion that Time is cyclic and fractal (self-similar), following the natural rhythm/geometry of Phi. (The cyclic nature of time is seen to be our experience of the Phi developmental spiral inherent in all natural systems.) This allows for "time code" calculations (of significant event markers in the past or future) based upon the notion of repeat cycles that are harmonically related by Phi (or in this case by phi - .618 the inverse of the Golden Ratio). Methods for back-calculating and forward calculating event markers are presented. Of course with all such calculated dates, it's a matter of interpretation and preference as to what significant event(s) to "map" to each calculated target date...

    But what about events that do not fall on such target dates? In other words, all the intervening years between markers that are not calculated using the basic phi harmonic? Braden does not discuss this or follow through with the logic of some of his observation about natural / sacred geometry. In this case, he makes use of only one harmonic chain (derived using phi), but does not extend the mapping to other possible "sub-harmonics" that would be based upon the universal Fibonacci series or multiples thereof which underlies Phi (and phi).

    The single biggest problem in the book is editorial - little mistakes and inconsistencies here and there. That coupled with some reaching (overarching) statements / conclusions for which no real support is provided. Sometimes a little too "New Age" in tone, we are expected to agree, to "get it" without rigorous logic or support.

    The focus of the book should be on the fascinating possibility of the Time Code Calculator - uncovering natural/inherent temporal harmonics of events. What a theoretical break-though that could be! But here is one of the most obvious weaknesses - the math calculations (found in the appendices), although simple and straight-forward, have an obvious flaw that Braden as a one-time programmer should have seen right off. (Perhaps, it's simply one of those editorial errors...) It is the problem (error) of expressing partial years (months) for use in the calculations.

    Our number system is decimal, but there are 12 months to a year. If you want to express a fraction of a year, it is NOT a one to one translation as shown in a reference table: Jan is not equal to .1, Feb is not equal to .2 and Dec is certainly not equal to .12! Rather, starting with an arbitrary decision to map to the first day of month as the decimal year fraction, Jan = .0, Feb = .166 and Dec = .916 and so on... Does this matter? Well, on spot re-calculations using these properly expressed decimal ratios (rounded to 3 places), the results of calculated dates for mid-century events shifted by 6 months. Enough to be significant in event interval to historical news mapping.

    So in summary, I would say this is an important book to read for those interested in understanding Time and the structure of time cycles, providing interesting grist for thinking deeper about the harmonic cycles of Mayan time. Mix in some Carl Johan Calleman's harmonic Underworld time cycles ("The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness") and you've got quite an interesting stew (or is it brew?)

    However, as other reviewers have stated, this is not an original source book, in general, rather it is built upon borrowing many other authors' ideas and concepts. I certainly give credit to Braden for his unique synthesis and for presenting the Time Code Calculator, including samples (interpreted cycles) of it's use. I give it 4 stars only because the book is way too full of editorial oversights and in tone partakes of a little too much gagga-googoo wide-eyed New Ageisms.

    Read it anyway. You'll be glad you did....more info
  • Forecasting, Quantum Physics and Metaphysics
    In this optimistic book, author Greg Braden utilizes his technological background and spiritual outlook to create a book that gives us important insights into the years ahead, with special focus on 2012. Based on his research, the author has pinpointed "opportunity windows" for positive change in past, present and future transitional cycles and he shows us how these windows can be activated.

    This well-written book is a metaphysical approach to futurism/ forecasting and quantum physics. For Greg Braden fans, this book will delight. For the rest, this book will surprise you. I believe this is his best book in terms of research and presentation. All the dots seem to connect as the author lays out his conclusions based on extensive research.

    If you, like many of us, have concerns about 2012, read this book. I think you'll enjoy it !
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  • His math does not compute
    Mr. Braden has cobbled together a bunch of different (though interesting)ideas and attempted to link them mathematically, and he has failed at this abysmally.

    Try building a spreadsheet off this man's math... I knew I was in trouble when I encountered the chart on 209-210 which gave the incorrect decimal equivalents for the months (December, for example, should fall in the range of .918 to .999, not .12). Then, the step-by-step examples he gives alternate between accurate to the day, to the month, or to the year. If you are going to apply math, you must be consistent. Use 5125.975 for December 21, 2012, NOT the rounded 5125. Converting dates accurately to three digits, December 7, 1941 is 5054.936, giving a next cycle date of March 25, 1985, a full year after Braden's calculations (March 1984) and a year and a half after the destruction of KAL Flight 007. This is not accurate enough to be useful. Further, he calculates his NEXT cycle off his manufactured date of March 1984 rather than using the actual date of the KAL Flight 007 crisis. We used an actual date for Pearl Harbor in the beginning, so why not this time? And if everything is cyclical, then the Pearl Harbor date is an estimation of some crisis years before it...

    The whole Time Code Calculator makes a number of assumptions that are not reasonable. First, all calculations are based off an end of time on the winter solstice 2012. Different Mayan calendar experts suggest a variety of possible dates in this vicinity, but as the Mayan calendar was not based on 365.25 days, it is really impossible to pinpoint (as is the start of the calendar, which many put at 3115 BC, not 3113). Second, the choice of phi as a ratio seems completely arbitrary. Again, I point you to other Mayan calendar experts (Ian Lundgren, for example) who have broken the Mayan calendar into nine stages, going back to 16.4 billion years ago, with each stage being 1/20 the length of the stage prior, offering a different cycle ratio. Third, to use this formula for predicting crisis conditions or any other types of conditions, it means those conditions will keep repeating closer and closer together, until, as we near the end of time date, a new crisis (or love or abandonment or success) will be upon us every day.

    By contrast, on p. 143, Braden applies the phi ratio to his age rather than to dates in his life, and the math results in a cycle that repeats exactly every 6.798 years. By this reasoning, someone who is molested at age four is going to encounter similar conditions every 2-1/2 years. Does this make sense to anyone?
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  • Gregg Braden is the best
    "I love all his audio books. They are my window to the future. They are showing me the light in the tunel /the tube/. I can't live without them.
    I would like to buy all of his products and listen to them day and night.
    Try this at least and Awakening the power of a mothern God and you will unlock the Mystery and Healing of your Spiritual DNA. I already did."
    This is from my Sister: I gave her many CD/DVDs for Mother's day and she loves them. Fast service and excelent products.
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  • A link between Science and the Mysteries of the Universe
    Fractals does not just feed the left brain infos, it actually opens up doorways to your right brain, allowing you to wander into your innerspace, connecting loose pieces and giving you an inner picture of it with a sense of awe. It is purely delectable to say the least!...more info
  • Analysis of Fractal Space-Time Events correlated to 12/21/2012
    First and foremost, I have read a lot of books from the Catholic Saints to the Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra to David Icke, Bruce Lipton to Gregg Braden, Daniel Pinchbeck to John Major Jenkins, and so many other visionaries that span every academic discipline, religious and scientific, belief systems in existence.

    However, this book should be especially read by those that are stagnated in the conspiracy theory books and ideas about fears of the End-Time. In brief, we have latent within us the "Christ" gene and DNA is a liquid-crystal semi-conductor radio-tv circuit receiving and transmitting life-force information in/out of The Field. We are literally tuned to the 26,000-year timing pulse of the "black hole" stars within the heart-center of the Milky Way Galaxy!

    In a nutshell, we are aligning the center of our cells to the center of the cosmos and its co-creative relationship with us and our collective desire to move beyond survival to restoration of the Garden of Eden here and now. That is, creation is only beginning for us in era-2012!

    In no uncertain terms, this is "the" book to read on how to prepare for the changes-to-come from ecology-to-economy-to-earth changes themselves. This is no idle claim.

    Will a "coronal mass ejection" trigger the opening of our Third Eye in Solar Cycle 24? Is this the meaning to the Mayan prophecy of the Eternal Return of Quetzalcoatl: The Plumed Serpent in 2012? I strongly recommend the DVD Science of Soul: The End-Time Solar Cycle of Chaos in 2012 A.D. as well as Tranceformers: Shamans of the 21st Century - Second Edition Revised and Updated for 2012 that is packed-with-facts that are contemporary with the election of President Obama and supplement the First Edition with new visions of our future world order beyond 2012. ...more info
  • Interesting book
    I first encountered Mr. Braden's work on 2012 in the fascinating films 2012 The Odyssey and Timewave 2013. I was so struck by his message in those films that I decided to buy this book. I found it to be a very interesting approach to the 2012 phenomenon with lots of information gleaned from his research into the subject. A good read....more info
  • Unscientific Fear Mongering
    This book is pure unadulterated Unscientific Fear Mongering. The author, claims as the basis for is conclusions, his interpretation of ancient Mayan, Aztec, and Egyptian writings on the history of time. If these claims were made by a scientist, being unsupported by the scientific community, they would deserve a healthy dose of skepticism.

    Given that the author is not a scientist but a former computer programmer, and his claims are mouthed mainly by Global Warming Denying Religious Right. And given that some of his trusted sources are the book The Divinci Code and the Old Testament portion of the bible. His conclusions belong somewhere is the realm of Mysticism, Alchemy and Black Magic.
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  • Interesting Information
    This is a great read loaded with interesting information. Enlightening and appears to be well researched. Highlights the fact that very useful information and knowledge has been given to us over eons of time, yet we are still a society in ignorance of basic learning that could move mankind forward....more info
  • Great Book.
    Interesting book. Braden's calculations appear to work, at least approximately. Our current knowledge of "time" may be somewhat unstable, with its existence in quantum physics uncertain, and in macro physics, it could be a human-based invention (with apologies to Einstein et al). Braden's work appears to suggest that "time" is real, or at least, that certain conditions obey a repeating structured sequential format that we could refer to as "time." If true, this book could change much about what we think we know about "time." Unexplained are the possible physical mechanisms linking "time" to the conditions that result. I hope some research physicists read this book, it could lead to an interesting evolution in modern physics (or not)....more info
  • massively disappointing
    I was very much looking forward to reading this as Braden has quite a reputation these days. What a major letdown. I don't like to give such a low score in a review, but sometimes the problems are just so glaringly obvious that I have to.

    The basic premise to the book is that there are patterns to the flow of time and energy which the ancients knew and could use, an idea which I find quite interesting and agree with. I also feel quite strongly that these are critical times for the human race (and the planet), and was hoping to find something usable in this book as far as understanding these times is concerned.

    Frankly, Braden falls flat. He states on page 17 that this book is not a science publication or peer-reviewed research paper. He states, however that it is well researched and documented. I must take issue with that, as he makes numerous major mistakes critical to the work. He also quite often "invokes" a source rather than using it to properly develop his point. (Read Joseph Farrell's books for an example of how to do this right.)

    First off, I have major issues with taking the New Age pop garbage about Nostradamus seriously. Most of the people who write popular books about old Nostie do not bother to research his original writings or correct historical data, and many of the books about him, including those written hundreds of years ago, contain numerous factual errors. To make the (absolute) statement that Nostradamus "predicted" such things as the World Wars, the JFK assassination, and 9-11 is an outrageous distortion of fact, to put it in the kindest terms.

    Nostradamus was a mediocre healer, a lousy astrologer (couldn't do the math, which is not easy), and his reputation for "predicting" things was mostly luck and a certain cleverness for duping the aristocracy (not a bad thing, in itself). His reputation was built mostly after his death by several authors, some of whom knew little about his real life (kind of like the news today). Most of the modern books about him rely on these works, poor translations of his French quatrains, and a lot of "wishful thinking."

    Some facts: Nostradamus made it a point several times of clearly stating that he was not predicting anything. And he was never under any duress from the Church or society, quite the opposite in fact, so the idea that he needed to "hide" his predictions in obscure language is in error. Strike one.

    He did not date the quatrains, so any attempt to make them fit into historical dates is a post hoc interpretation and subject to many errors. The idea that he predicted World War 2 comes from his use of the word "hister," which some people are inclined to think points to Hilter. It actually points to an area of the Danube river, which was called "hister" in Nostie's time. It does not refer to a person at all. Strike two.

    The idea that he predicted the deaths of the Kennedys comes from his mention of two brothers in power being killed. Well, given the number of brothers who have been in power (and been killed) in the last 400 years, claiming that he meant the Kennedys is also ludicrous. Strike three.

    But enough about Nostradamus. What about Braden's special math formula for figuring out these secret time/energy flow patterns? Well, he does eventually get to the point of giving the reader the formula, and that process is a big disappointment. The idea that one could predict the 9-11 attacks based on a cycle starting with Pearl Harbor is clearly NOT supported by his work. In fact, he claims that hitting the month of March in 2001 as the "window" for the 9-11 event is ridiculous. His attempt to make it fit the facts is to say that the planning for 9-11 probably happened in March of 2001, which is factually incorrect, not to mention a textbook case of making the data fit the hypothesis (junk science, in other words).

    His list of presidential assassinations and attempts also fails to mention the attempt on Gerald Ford, which would trash his pattern. There are probably more such attempts that we don't know about as well. Sorry, again it just doesn't fit the actual data.

    His attempt to paint modern storms and natural disasters as being worse by citing lives lost and dollar amounts of damage is absurd. One doesn't measure the force of such things that way - one uses wind speed and other such empirical measures of the force involved. Obviously, with a larger, denser world population, an earthquake, tsunami, or hurricane will kill more people. That doesn't make it more powerful. In fact, weaker storms can actually be more deadly such a case, so that whole idea is just plain wrong. Bad logic.

    Braden also goes on and on about Einstein, ignoring historical facts and the genius of many other, far better, scientists, like Tesla, Whittaker, and Poincare.

    I find his ideas intriguing and interesting, but he simply hits so far from the mark that I think he does more harm than good. (Perhaps that is his agenda - disinformation.)

    In any case, if you think you will find any worthwhile information or techniques here, you will be sorely disappointed. Don't waste your money. Try Carl Munck instead.

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  • Practal Time
    My husband and I both read this book. It is deep. Hard to identify with, and intellectual. My husband is very well read and enjoys books and TV programs on anything Scientific and he says he struggles with this book as he doesn't quite get it. I guess a person could say we may not be as evolved as Baden, but it is difficult to get your mind wrapped around it.
    I detest predictions as I like to think life is a mystery and that there are things we just don't need to know. I enjoy living more in the now opposed to getting all caught up in what is going to happen in the future. Also...the book was very expensive to order from Amazon. I won't be ordering too many at that cost, and then shipping on top of it is ridiculous. ...more info
  • Technically Disappointing
    Fractal Time was one of those books that appealed to me the moment I saw the cover and considered the content. Although 2012 is a hot button topic for everyone these days, I was sincerely more interested in gaining insight on the cycles of time. What I had hoped to read was a moderate look at the history and physics of fractal time, but what I ended up reading was a New Age guide to last year's Hollywood Blockbusters.

    At least two times, Braden claims that his readers know "the night is darkest just before the dawn," and I can't help but imagine him writing this book while he's watching The Dark Knight in HD. Then, as he nears the last 50 pages of the book, Braden drifts into the voice of Keanu Reeves (but not the one from The Matrix) as he revamps the hoaky conclusion of The Day the Earth Stood Still (also a film from 2008).

    At the very least, Fractal Time offers a few hints at more physics-oriented material and the author never pretends to be a scientific writer. But rather than explaining the reality of cyclical patterns in history (even from a layman perspective), Braden spends almost every page treading over the same words he used and the same questions he asked on the previous pages. Page after page left me wondering how many times he was going to ask the same questions or quote himself for the umpteenth time. It's as though he was looking for words to fill up space and time merely so that he could log his own "research" in the library of 2012 literature.

    Nothing of substance is worth reading in Fractal Time. Go rent The Day the Earth Stood Still with Keanu Reeves and you'll walk away feeling the same way you would if you read this book. Might save you a few bucks, but you'll be disappointed either way. ...more info
  • Repeating Cycles of Time
    This book is destined to become Gregg Braden's classic work. In this time of such obvious global change, Gregg gives us the tools to grasp the cycles that are playing out and the wisdom to understand the vital role each one of us plays. The time code calculator I found fascinating, the observations from a scientist enlightening and the uplifting view of 2012 a true gift from a great teacher....more info
  • Interesting read
    Fractal time allows you to look at history (and the future) in a who new way. They say that history repeats itself, and this book shows how that happens in mathematical terms. ...more info
  • visionary brilliance/Braden's most stellar work
    FRACTAL TIME is Braden's most brilliant work to date. Gregg helps us in understanding our current time in history,the great cycles of the universe and the rich possibilities that are encoded in the returning patterns of our lives-Fractals.He presents to us a beautiful map pointing to perhaps the greatest choice point, personally and collectively, for world peace and healing.This is a masterful contribution filled with wisdom,science,hope-a grounded, powerful message for our time that is much needed and appreciated in a world of seeming uncertainty.A must to navigate the mysteries and facts of 2012 and beyond....more info
  • Fractal Time
    Fractal Time is a mathematical way of understanding the Mayan Calendar and the importance of the date December 21, 2012. The formula's that are given are easy to work with and understand. A great read and a valuable book to use for personal purposes. ...more info
  • Fractal Time
    Just gobbled down "Fractal Time, The Secret of 2012 and the New World Age" by Gregg Braden. Braden's writing style is in a rut and he has a long-standing love affair with the word THAT. Putting these components aside, I recommend this new book, just out in March. It's a very easy read and Braden, once again, explains natural phenomenon in a manageable sentence, compared to a chapter written by me. Get it, read it and wake-up to what people, have been talking about, warning, pleading to be heard since the Mark Age began in 1947. ...more info
  • Boring
    I've heard a lot about the Mayan calendar predicting the end of the world in 2012, so I bought this book to see what the big deal is. But all this book did was make me think that it's all a bunch of hooey--which was actually a relief, since that would really stink if the world ended in 3 years. Ultimately, I found this book boring and badly argued. I stopped reading after I got halfway thougth it. It was just too fringy and wacky for me....more info
  • Very good book, but I have some questions
    Let me begin this review by stating unequivocally that I very much enjoy reading Gregg Braden's books and listening to his CDs and interviews on such programs as Coast to Coast AM and the Hay House live online events. I own most of his books and CDs, including now Fractal Time. This is a very good book. I have heard about the issues relating to 2012, the Mayan calendar, etc for several years now and never gave them much thought. I was dismissive of the whole thing, but I decided to let Gregg's new book be my first foray into this topic and I am glad that I did. I was amazed to learn from this book the important scientific data behind the issues relating to 2012 and how various cultures and religions have classified the different ages of world time. Gregg has a very good ability of simplifying these otherwise complex issues. He is also very good at distilling the writings and insights of other authors and presenting them to his readers in a concise manner. If you have had an interest in 2012 but have not yet looked into it, let this be the book you begin with!
    But I do have some questions: not about this book per se but about Gregg Braden. I believe it would be well for him to share with his readers a bit more of his background and qualifications to write and speak on the subjects that he does. The scant biographical information one finds on Gregg's web site and book covers tell you that he has previously worked as a computer systems designer for some well known companies. He also states that he has "...searched ancient texts to uncover their timeless secrets" and by implication the reader is left with the impression that these "ancient texts" are from such exotic places as Peru and Tibet. So my questions are these: what are Gregg's qualifications to read, translate, and "uncover" secrets in ancient Tibetan, Mayan, Peruvian, Coptic, and Greek manuscripts? Being a computer systems designer does not qualify anyone to read Tibetan. Does Gregg have a bachelor or masters or doctoral degree from a university? If so, what were his areas of concentration that qualify him to write on the topics on which he claims to have some measure of authoritative knowledge?
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  • Fractal Time
    Not as interesting as some of his other books. I do like the author and his uplifting message....more info
  • Fractal Time:The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age
    This is a powerful, compelling book. It provides simple tools for using the World Age and Precessional cycles to determine the timing for making significant changes on a personal as well as global level. The book should be on the "must read" list of every polititian and policy maker. This is the how-to guide for anyone who feels that "The best way to predict the future is to create it!"....more info
  • Excellent audio program
    In this program, Gregg Braden provides information that I had not heard before. Definitely recommended....more info
  • An amazingly coherent synthesis of ideas
    Gregg Braden has an uncanny ability to synthesize a motley of seemingly unrelated ideas, into a self-contained and coherent whole, which is simultaneously comprehensive to the interested layman, with an interest in being updated and well-informed. In this book, he ventures further into realms that have only been covered by extremely speculative scientific research. Yet, the conclusions to which he arrives, can serve as a clear pointer to the direction humanity is to take, in order to survive the imminent transition expected in Dec.2012.

    Gregg Braden begins by introducing an unusual concept of Time, according to which, time intervals are measured as gaps between events. This is in clear contrast to the Newtonian concept of Time as a unidirectional, free flowing river, unaffected by outward events. He notes, (without explaining why), that events in time, occur in cycles, in a pattern that repeats at different time scales. This is how the concept of a time fractal comes into play, (a fractal is defined as a repeating pattern at different scales). He also introduces the notion of a sacred ratio in order to estimate the periodicity of these cycles. And finally, he shows how these time-cycles can be used to provide answers: from our own life questions, to matters involving global milieus, and even further. The author also gives specific instructions as to how we can calculate our own cycles and find answers relevant to our own personal situations, and also when circumstances conducive to a desired event would materialize.

    Gregg Braden substantiates his claims with several concrete examples, starting from his personal life, going on to times of severe political turmoil (World Wars I and II, and the stock market financial crises of today and the past), and ending with upheavals at the planetary level which have ended in the fall of entire civilisations. Earth and climate changes are also matters that are discussed in some detail.

    Gregg Braden concludes by taking up the 2012 conundrum, presenting it as a matter of individual choice as to the way we wish to experience the change. He shows that at this time of incredible conflict and environmental damage, we, as a species can still come together in collective harmony, to stave off the worst of the expected disaster to the planet. He also mentions an activist group called the Global Coherence Organization, with which he himself is associated, that is active in this connection.

    This is a book with a message. A powerful one. For once, ponderous, scientific analysis has been thrown to the winds. The way has been paved for a system that 'works', never mind why! One instance of this, is the golden ratio of 0.618....which comes up in various contexts. All artists know about this ratio; yet why does it appear so often?Where does it come from?

    This book has been written for the right-brained reader. One who likes to see the way Nature moves and prefers to flow along. A person who is not overly preoccupied with the specifics of left-brained accuracy, preferring the fun of a roller coaster ride. So, if you want to dissect the scientific validity of this material before you accept any of it, my advice would be, DON'T, you'll be badly disappointed. In this book, you get to see the big picture, the 'forest', despite the 'trees'.

    Strongly recommended....more info
  • A Spiral Fractal of Ancient Mayan Shamanic Wisdom
    Gregg has offered us a way to revision our sense of space-time-mind as we slip and slide into the end-time scenarios; often times kicking and screaming: "The Sky is Falling!"

    Yet, perhaps the sky, aka "space," is not falling rather compressing its spring-loaded, double-helix coiled energy spiral back through the center of our galaxy, solar system, and earth as well as our own DNA?

    Maybe the genie in our genes is about to pop-out of the Klein-Kaluza Fifth-Dimensional bottleneck of the "black-white hole" in time-space?

    In other words, perhaps we are merely experiencing the "archetypes of apocalypse" that fueled the "false" Battle of Armaggedon scenarios? But that cycle of cleansing our anger, fear, and judgments are really the organic catalysts unveiling a new heaven and a new earth, and not WWIII?

    Is this then why we see an increase in paranormal activity (ET/UFO, etc.) at the same time we see a relatively calm early phase now in Solar Cycle 24? We are being given the opportunity for peace and transformation at this precise choice-point in the close of the end-time spiral cycle of consciousness (r)evolution?

    Recall that the periods of solar magnetic calm are linked to increased incidents of psychic-telepathic-telekenetic phenomenon. Thus "magnetic-genetic mutations" -- so-called transposon bursts -- are taking place as I say not only before but behind our eyes; specifically our third eye?

    In essence, the universe and our DNA winds itself tight around space-time events we call our history but that is not our destiny. It is only the end-of-time and space as we know it.

    In summary, magnetism is the glue that holds atomic matter together and as we witness the ungluing of space-time we will see that chaos mirrors crises in our self and society, as in no pain, no gain -- or new growth. We will no doubt see the tectonic plates shift as the core of the earth is linked resonantly with our brain's 12 cranial nerves and pineal gland. There will be an increase in psychic and paranormal phenomenon in concert with undersea and surface volcanism, earthquakes, and tsunamis on the Ring of Fire; it is inevitable for that cycle of chaos will put the "natural" back into magnetic-reversal new world order "disasters" in era-2012. That is, what we will learn as our third eye opens is that this axiom is true: As Above, So Below, As Within, So Without: The Archetypal Space-Time-Mind Fractal is winding tight around itself not as a sign of breakdown, rather breakthough, to The Other Side: The Fifth Dimension!

    Dr. John Jay Harper has a new DVD on these topics titled Science of Soul: The End-Time Solar Cycle of Chaos in 2012 A.D. aas well as the newly-released book Tranceformers: Shamans of the 21st Century - Second Edition Revised and Updated for 2012.

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  • Another One to add to "The Must Listen To" List =-)
    I really enjoy this author's works. In this case, he takes a subject around which there is so much trepidation and not a little 'fear' and he invites you to explore, sharing his knowledge, experiences and research with the reader, alternate possibilities that makes one want to stick around to see how the future will unfold. As an added benefit, he empowers one to take control of one's own life, by offering the idea that s/he can actually change the outcomes of 'repeating uncomfortable situations' in one's life, into more fulfilling and positive ones. Expand that thought process, apply globally and just imagine! the possibilities! I highly recommend this work. ...more info
  • Unleashing the Power Of The God Code
    I love this book which I have on CD's and it has opened up and helped answer a lot of questions I have, I highly recommend it to everyone, I learn more each time I listen to it, it is a great book....more info


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