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Apocalypse now? German drops Mayan magical skull owned by Himmler... and it could mark the end of the world on 21-12-12

Apocalypse now? German drops Mayan magical skull owned by Himmler... and it could mark the end of the world on 21-12-12 | Bugarach | Scoop.it

Apocalypse soon: For some, ancient Mayan calculations indicate the world will end on December 21, 2012

 

If the world ends on December 21, blame a German butterfingers who dropped a volcanic rock skull once owned by SS overlord Heinrich Himmler in his laboratory this week.

According to legend, the Mayan skull, which was stolen from Tibet by the Nazis and imbued for believers with magical powers to enable mankind to survive an apocalypse, fell and chipped during a photo shoot.

For some, this is a catastrophe that foretells the end of the world, but others advise us to keep calm and carry on.

'It was probably put down somewhere a bit wobbly,' an eyewitness told a German newspaper.
'Suddenly it crashed to the floor. A big piece broke off the chin. It's really tragic.'

Thomas Ritter, an historian who owns the skull, said it was given to him by the family of a former British soldier present at the 1945 arrest of Himmler, who ran the Gestapo, the SS and the extermination programme which murdered six million Jews.

He added that he believed its accident wouldn't 'anger the Gods' and that the world will still be turning on December 22.

The skull is 1,000 years old and one of the legendary Mayan skulls that belonged to the lost, ancient race of Mexico, which were said to be infused with magical powers.

The 3lb skull is made of volcanic rock and, according to Ritter, was seized by SS men sent on an expedition to Tibet between 1937 and 1939 to look for the lost city of Shangri-La.

Ritter said: 'The Nazis were convinced that 13 such skulls existed and that whoever owned them would have control of the world.'

Himmler died on May 23, 1945 using a poison capsule hidden in his mouth to take his life.

 

MANY CONVINCED THE END IS NIGH

Some interpretations of the ancient Mayan calendar point to December 21, 2012 as the end of the world.

Mexico's tourism agency expects to draw 52 million visitors this year to the five states richest in Mayan heritage to see sights such as the Pyramid of Kukulcan in Chichen Itza (pictured above).

Other theorists have found evidence of a 2012 apocalypse in the Bible or the prophesies of Nostradamus.

The hamlet of Bugarach, in the south of France, has attracted the attention of a government watchdog monitoring cults and suspicious spiritual activities.

Bugarach - and the rocky outcrop of Pic de Bugarach - have had an influx of New Age visitors who believe it is the only place in the world which will survive an apocalypse.

 

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White Owl Conspiracy: Spaceship to Save Thousands Before Doomsday

White Owl Conspiracy: Spaceship to Save Thousands Before Doomsday | Bugarach | Scoop.it

Hundreds of thousands of believers are flocking to Bugarach, France to be saved from Doomsday on December 21, 2012. An Alien Spaceship will rescue all who are near the sacred Pic De Bugarach Mountain before the apocalypse hits.

Are you prepared for the end of the world on December 21, 2012? If not, then you might want to join the hundreds of thousands (projected to possibly a million) of people that are planning on being near the Pyrenean Village of Bugarach in France.

The area is being dubbed as the modern day Noah’s Ark to the people who think they will be saved from the coming apocalypse on or before December 21 of this year. Thousands of believers weekly are coming into this small town which has a population of only 200 usually. Current estimates are that there are more than 100,000 people already in the area with projections of anywhere from 300,000 to possibly one million people coming before the middle of December.

 

So how will these believers be saved from the coming apocalypse you ask? Well, here is where the story gets downright bizarre if it wasn’t already. A spaceship(s) will transport all the people in the area to safety and these survivors will enter a “new age” with their alien saviors. Anyone who is not in the immediate vicinity of the area will surely perish in the coming apocalypse and the only surviving members of the human race will be the ones aboard the spaceship(s).

Now the question is why this location? Well, it seems that one mountain in particular is at the heart of the story. That mountain is named Pic De Bugarach which happens to be the highest mountain in the Corbieres Mountain range. It is also one of the most sacred mountains to “New Agers” who claim that it actually emits strange magnetic waves.

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Envoye special- 2012 apocalypse - 01-12-2011

Émission Envoyé Spécial, partie consacrée aux prophètes de l'Apocalypse. 21 décembre 2012.
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21 décembre 2012, Bugarach et fin du monde

21 décembre 2012, Bugarach et fin du monde | Bugarach | Scoop.it

Comme prévu par les Mayas, la météo, l’Office français des catastrophes annoncées, les sectes apocalyptiques et millénaristes, plus quelques illuminés… la fin du monde, consécutive à un renversement des pôles, a bel et bien eu lieu, le 21 décembre 2012, ce que notre rédaction réprouve et déplore. Nos très sincères condoléances à tous.

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Apocalypse prediction could spark mass suicide, French agency warns

Apocalypse prediction could spark mass suicide, French agency warns | Bugarach | Scoop.it

Paris (CNN) -- The specter of a mass suicide tied to the widely predicted end of the world in December 2012 has prompted a warning from a government official in France, where people are already gathering at a place believers predict may provide the only escape from the apocalypse.
Georges Fenech, president of French government agency Miviludes, which observes sect movements and warns the public of potential risks, told CNN that he had alerted French public authorities, including the prime minister, to the issue.
"We fear that this message of fear could have serious consequences on fragile members of the French population," he said.


The small southern mountain village of Bugarach is prophesized by some to be one of the few places, if not the only place, that will survive the devastation.


According to Miviludes, settlements in the surrounding area have been established by members of the American Ramtha School of Enlightenment. The head of this presumed sect, Judy Zebra Knight, claims be in contact with Ramtha, a Lemurean warrior who fought the residents of the mythical Atlantis 35,000 years ago.
She has delivered messages about the 2012 apocalypse in front of thousands of followers in the United States, according to Miviludes.
The coordinator for the Ramtha School of Enlightenment in France, Valerie Sautereau, says that group has no apocalyptic beliefs and no link with the village of Bugarach
Suicide resulting from apocalyptic beliefs has already occurred in France in recent years. In 2002 a suicide and several suicide attempts occurred in the town of Nantes within a small circle of people who believed the end of the world was imminent.
"We know from history and experience that apocalyptic discourse can lead to tragedy," Fenech said. "This is why we have taken measures to notify police and other public authorities in order to monitor the situation."
In the late 1990s there was a series of 74 suicides in the late 1990s in France, Switzerland and Canada by followers of the Order of the Solar Temple.
"Around 500 000 French people belong to cults. They affect all kinds of people from all kinds of social backgrounds, including children." Fenech added.

 

There are growing concerns for the village of Bugarach, which also is known on Internet sites as an "alien garage" where extraterrestrial visitors supposedly wait beneath 4,000-foot Pic de Bugarach. Properties are being bought in surrounding isolated areas and construction of bunkers with underground tunnels and food supplies has also been noted, according to Miviludes, France's Interministerial Mission of Vigilance Against Sectarianism.
"If we see thousands of people arriving it will not be safe," Fenech said. "It's a mountainous area with dangerous mountain roads which would need to be closed.
"I have visited the site. People are really worried. It's a tiny village which is receiving thousands of visitors. They hold processions, pray, leave objects. It is essential that we anticipate dangers and take precautionary measures."
He expressed concern for a "climate of fear facilitated by the Internet."
The supposed Apocalypse 2012 has already taken on global significance, with around 2.5 million websites dedicated to the phenomenon. The theories are based on interpretations of the Mayan calendar, which it is said ends on December 21, 2012. Several other astrophysical events have been predicted for this time, including an equinox alignment of the planets.

 

Scientists dismiss the idea.

 

"There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades." NASA says in a Q&A page on its website. "Earth will not cross the galactic plane in 2012, and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible. ... Credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012."
The president of the French society Suicide Ecoute, Isabelle Chaumeil Gueguen, said the organization has so far received no calls "related to the apocalypse predicted for 2012."
However, she added, "it's certainly true that people who are mentally unstable can react strongly to dramatic announcements in the press. If it begins to be mentioned a lot in the media, especially on television, we can expect to have calls about it.
"People of a weak mental disposition are also much more likely to be influenced by cults, and messages spread by social networking sights can be equally dangerous."

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2012 Apocalypse: Will Village of Bugarach Be Spared? (PHOTOS)

2012 Apocalypse: Will Village of Bugarach Be Spared? (PHOTOS) | Bugarach | Scoop.it
The followers of the New Age faith believe that mountainous village of Bugarach would be spared in the 2012 apocalypse.

 

Bugarach is located at the foot of Pic de Bugarach, a 1,230-meter (4,040 ft) mountain peak and the highest summit in the Corbières mountains. The peak is also called the "upside down mountain" since its top layers are older than the lower layers due to uplift of the Pyrenees.

Surrounded in legend for centuries, Bugarach has become a focal point for many Apocalypse believers as rumours have circulated that its mountain contains doors into other worlds, or that extraterrestrials will return here on Judgment day to take refuge at their base.

Residents of the tiny southern French hamlet, population 194, are witness to a rising influx of Doomsday believers convinced it is the only place that will survive judgment day, December 21, 2012.

This has set in motion French government agency Miviludes into top gear monitoring sect movements and suicide attempts at the village of Bugarach, which is believed to be the escape route to doomsday events.

Ever since the word is out about the village as the possible escape route, it has begun attracting thousands of visitors who come to pray and participate in processions though the mountainous area with dangerous roads and curves is not equipped to accommodate the huge numbers.

Also known as "Alien Garage", it is believed that extraterrestrial visitors live somewhere 4,000-foot beneath the mountain here and that it serves as the escape route, if and when apocalypse or the end of the world ever happens.

Despite denials from NASA and the global scientific community denying the Apocalypse 2012 theory, it has taken the Internet world by storm as the day coincides with December 21, 2012, apparently stated in the ancient Mayan calendar.

Take a glimpse of the mountainous village of Bugarach and the peak of Bugarach:

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Doomsday Village of Bugarach » THE END OF WORLD 2012

Doomsday Village of Bugarach » THE END OF WORLD 2012 | Bugarach | Scoop.it

Bugarach, France
A village in southern France is thought by some to be the one place where it may be possible to survive the Doomsday of the end of the world – an event they expect on 21 December 2012.

 

Bugarach, a tiny ancient village on the French side of the Pyrenees is extremely hard to find and you have to make a special effort to get there.
And that is apparently just what a variety of esoteric groups, “new-agers” and doomsday cults are doing or planning to do.
According to an ancient Mayan calendar, at some point towards the end of 2012, the world will come to an end.
It is not clear how that will happen, but apparently humanity does not stand a chance – except for those who seek shelter in the area surrounding Bugarach.
Just 200 people live there all year round, but doomsday believers and spiritual groups are convinced the village has magical powers, thanks to the local mountain – the Pic de Bugarach.
For years, rumours have circulated on the internet that extra-terrestrials live in the mountain, and come the apocalypse, the top will open and they will emerge with spaceships, and rescue the local inhabitants.

 

UFOs

 

Sounds ridiculous, right?

A special parliamentary committee has warned that sects may be considering mass suicides in 2012, on French territory.
It has pointed the finger at some of the people spending time around Bugarach and elsewhere in the Pyrenees.
The authorities say some individuals have bought land in the mountains, with the intention of building bunkers, where they can survive the end of the world surrounded by their acolytes, or even die together.
I have to admit while I was in Bugarach I saw no spaceships or mysterious priest-like figures.
Just a painting on a wall depicting UFOs picking a human off a mountain top, and some sleepy dogs basking in the sun rather fed up at being woken up by yet another foreign journalist.
A four-man crew from German television was also wandering through the village, looking for signs of the near end of the world.
They too came away empty-handed, and rather puzzled by all the fuss.

 

Strange rituals


It has to be said that the local population is not exactly thrilled to see the media stomping through the village and most are not talking.

 

Their shutters are tightly shut to keep out both the searing heat, and pesky reporters asking questions about UFOs.
One who was willing to talk was Valerie Austin, a retired British schoolteacher who came here 10 years ago to get away from it all.
She said she believed she had a rational mind, and just could not see how anyone could take seriously the idea that the mountain might be some sort of underground, UFO car park.
But the local mayor, Jean-Pierre Delord, told me groups that could be called sects are heading to the mountain top and taking part in strange rituals.
Others, dressed in white outfits, have also been seen holding furtive gatherings in the forest near the village.
He says it is frightening his constituents and he also shakes his head in disbelief.
He said, with ghoulish humour, if it really is the end of the world next year, he has no desire to be left on his own in the village.
It will not be much fun – he would rather die with the rest of civilisation.
And at the nearest estate agency, about 10 miles (16km) from the village, Jacques Fargier says he has sold some big properties to some strange types that could be characterised as sects.
In fact, teasingly, he said that there would be no point in anyone heading to the village looking for a property safe haven, because there was not much on the market and building permission was very hard to obtain in this stunning part of the world.

 

Mystical energy

 

Doomsday or not, there is no question that the countryside around Bugarach has a very powerful hold on many visitors with esoteric inclinations.

 

In the next valley there is another tiny village, Rennes le Chateau, that has been swamped by tourists for several years, after the hugely successful writer, Dan Brown, revealed in The Da Vinci Code an ancient rumour that the local priest became rich overnight.
According to the legend, he found proof that Mary Magdalene and Christ may have been lovers. He was bought off by the Catholic Church to keep the truth secret, and then buried his wealth near the village.
Every year, spiritual travellers come to soak in the energy they say comes from the mountain. They are convinced something very strange happened here.
This arid and remote region has a rich history. Brutal religious wars and border conflicts between France and Spain have marked the land. Ransacked castles dot the landscape.
A low cost of living, artisan economy, and air of mysticism lingering over the mountainous terrain, has attracted misfits and a large community of hippies to the region for years.
For the local restaurants and bed-and-breakfast owners, there is no doubt the strange tales and magic energy said to be inside the mountains are extremely good for tourism.
But they admit too many visitors in white tunics holding secret gatherings at night is not the kind of business they are keen on.

 

We hope that the most people coming In the Doomsday Village of Bugarach will know what he can expect.

 

 

 

 

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Picturesque Bugarach : the Village of Alien nest

Picturesque Bugarach : the Village of Alien nest | Bugarach | Scoop.it

A mayor in France frustrated and asked for military assistance to repel the UFO hunters who kept coming into its territory PICTURESQUE BUGARACH.
Not only that, he was also upset to face the influx of people who believe the region one of the few areas on Earth that will survive the apocalypse.
Picturesque Bugarach in the Aude region in southern France. A small, peaceful village inhabited only 189 people.

 

However, in recent months, settlers disturbed the peace of the residents who believe the foot of the mountain Pic de Bugarach, whose height 4,000 feet, is a hive of aliens.
Rumors circulated that the aliens settled in a location beneath the mountain, waiting for the end of the world, and save some lucky person. Some also considered the mountain is sacred and will be spared from the devastation on December 21, 2012, the end of the Mayan calendar.
“If suddenly 10,000 people are coming tomorrow, villagers are less than 200 people would be overwhelmed,” said Jean-Pierre Delord as published the Daily Mail, Wednesday, December 22, 2010.
“I have informed the authorities and we want the army to be handling it. If necessary, the military came here in December 2012.
“According to him, the population increased anxiety when I discovered a site in the United States to sell tickets to Bugarach.” They do business, organize the people for religious tourism, pray, and meditate here, “he said.
Told Delord, people started coming to the area when a local resident reported UFO sightings. “He claimed to see aliens and hear the hum of their aircraft under the mountain.
“The rumors are strengthened allegations that the French astrologer, Nostradamus once lived in the region in the 16th century. Also the issue of discovery of a mysterious Nazi excavation there.

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Bugarach, Tiny French Village, Draws Apocalypse-Fearing Tourist Hordes

Bugarach, Tiny French Village, Draws Apocalypse-Fearing Tourist Hordes | Bugarach | Scoop.it
The tiny French hamlet of Bugarach is known for its serenity and quaint charm.

 

But in recent months, the village -- which boasts a population of a mere 189 people -- has been besieged by tourist hordes comprised of New Age followers who are convinced a nearby mountain will help them escape the end of the world in 2012, the BBC is reporting.

Mayor Jean-Pierre Delord says these visitors believe the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, or the end of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the ancient Maya calendar. In addition, the myth of a 2012 doomsday is reportedly supported by claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth, according to the U.S. space agency NASA. That theory, in turn, became linked to dates in the Mayan calendar.

The Telegraph reports that many of the tourists see Bugarach -- which reportedly inspired both Steven Spielberg's hit film "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and Jules Verne's classic novel "A Journey to the Center of the Earth" -- as one of perhaps several "sacred mountains," or an "alien garage" somehow sheltered from the cataclysm.

"I'm worried because the population of our village is only 200 people and... we risk having a flood from all the corners of the earth," Delord told RTL radio. "There are already some websites in the U.S. with some people selling tickets for trips to Bugarach. They are doing some business, and people are already organizing visits and prayer and meditation workshops," he added.

Residents seem to feel similarly. "There is a special feeling here, but if I really believed the world were about to end, I'd have a whale of a time over the next two years rather than look for salvation." Valerie Austin, a British woman who's lived in Bugarach for 22 years, told the Daily Mail. "It's a beautiful area, but now you find people chanting lying around meditating."

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Bugarach « The Shadow of Lucifer

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For End of the World, a French Peak Holds Allure

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Bugarach, http://bit.ly/vJJs3i mysterious village in the south of France, linked to the Rennes-le-Chateau mystery. The only place where you can survive the end of the world on 21.12.2012. So they say.

A place with a mysterious mountain. http://bit.ly/teZDCD 

 

Now it’s infested with tourists http://bit.ly/rUCVIV looking for disaster.

 

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French village which will 'survive 2012 Armageddon' plagued by visitors

French village which will 'survive 2012 Armageddon' plagued by visitors | Bugarach | Scoop.it

The mayor of Bugarach, Jean-Pierre Delord stands on the outskirts of the village

 

The Telegraph :

 

The mayor of a picturesque French village has threatened to call in the army to seal it off from a tide of New Age fanatics and UFO watchers, who are convinced it is the only place on Earth to be spared Armageddon in 2012.

 

 

By Henry Samuel, Paris 5:00PM GMT 21 Dec 2010


Bugarach, population 189, is a peaceful farming village in the Aude region, southwestern France and sits at the foot of the Pic de Bugarach, the highest mountain in the Corbières wine-growing area.
But in the past few months, the quiet village has been inundated by groups of esoteric outsiders who believe the peak is an "alien garage".
According to them, extraterrestrials are quietly waiting in a massive cavity beneath the rock for the world to end, at which point they will leave, taking, it is hoped, a lucky few humans with them.
Most believe Armageddon will take place on December 21, 2012, the end date of the ancient Maya calendar, at which point they predict human civilisation will come to an end. Another favourite date mentioned is 12, December, 2012. They see Bugarach as one of perhaps several "sacred mountains" sheltered from the cataclysm.
"This is no laughing matter," Jean-Pierre Delord, the mayor, told The Daily Telegraph.

 

"If tomorrow 10,000 people turn up, as a village of 200 people we will not be able to cope. I have informed the regional authorities of our concerns and want the army to be at hand if necessary come December 2012."
Mr Delord said people had been coming to the village for the past 10 years or so in search of alien life following a post in an UFO review by a local man, who has since died. "He claimed he had seen aliens and heard the humming of their spacecraft under the mountain," he said.
The internet abounds with tales of the late President François Mitterrand being curiously heliported on to the peak, of mysterious digs conducted by the Nazis and later Mossad, the Israeli secret services.
A visit to Bugarach is said to have inspired Steven Spielberg in his film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind – although the actual mountain he used is Devil's Tower in Wyoming. It is also where Jules Verne found the entrance and the inspiration for A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.
Recently, however, interest in the site had skyrocketed, said the mayor, with online UFO websites, many in the US, advising people to seek shelter in Bugarach as the countdown to Armageddon commences.
"Many come and pray on the mountainside. I've even seen one man doing some ritual totally nude up there," said Mr Delord.
Sigrid Benard, who runs the Maison de la Nature guesthouse, said UFO tourists were taking over. "At first, my clientele was 72 per cent ramblers. Today, I have 68 per cent 'esoteric visitors'," he said.
Several "Ufologists" have bought up properties in the small hamlet of Le Linas, in the mountain's shadow for "extortionate" prices, and locals have complained they are being priced out of the market. Strange sect-like courses are held for up to €800 a week. "For this price, you are introduced to a guru, made to go on a procession, offered a christening and other rubbish, all payable in cash," said Mr Delord.
Valerie Austin, a retired Briton from Newcastle who settled in Bugarach 22 years ago who said the alien watchers were spoiling the village atmosphere.
"You can't go for a peaceful walk anymore. It's a beautiful area, but now you find people chanting lying around meditating. Everybody has the right to their own beliefs, but the place no longer feels like ours." She said alien watchers planted strange objects on the mountainside.
Recently she found a black virgin statuette cemented to the rock face.
Although she described the alien claims as "total rubbish", she said there was nevertheless something special about the place.
"It has a magnetic force in the scientific sense of the word. There is a special feeling here, but if I really believed the world were about to end, I'd have a whale of a time over the next two years" rather than look for salvation, she said.

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Second inscription carved into stone staircase confirms 'end date' of Mayan calendar - December 21, 2012

Second inscription carved into stone staircase confirms 'end date' of Mayan calendar - December 21, 2012 | Bugarach | Scoop.it
Mayan carvings at La Corona: The 1,300-year-old inscription is described as one of the most significant hieroglyphic finds in decades

 

Archaeologists working at the La Corona dig site in Guatemala have discovered a 1,300-year-old-year Maya text that provides only the second known reference to the so-called ‘end date’ of the Maya calendar.

 

Inscriptions on Mayan tablets found in temples such as Tortuguero refer to 'the end' - and many internet conspiracy theories have predicted our world will be swallowed by a black hole, hit by an asteroid or devoured by ancient gods.

Cults have gathered in the tiny French village called Bugarach where they hope to survive the apocalypse.

Hundreds of books have been published on the subject since the Seventies, predicting Earth's demise at the hands of a mysterious planet Nibiru, or a black hole.

'The story started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth,' says Nasa, 'These fables were linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012.'

But many ethnic Mayans dismiss the apocalyptic predictions as largely a Western idea.

Rather than the end of time itself, the inscriptions refer to the start of a new era.

The 'apocalypse' refers to the end of a cycle of 5,125 years since the beginning of the Mayan Long Count calendar in 3113 B.C.

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Bugarach. La fin du monde attire les marchands du temple de l'Apocalypse

Bugarach. La fin du monde attire les marchands du temple de l'Apocalypse | Bugarach | Scoop.it
La fin du monde qui, comme chacun sait interviendra le 21 décembre 2012 en épargnant Bugarach, aiguise les appétits mercantiles. Le maire de la commune en a ras le bol et va déposer plainte contre des vendeurs d' «authentiques cailloux du Pic».

Les amoureux de la nature se réjouissaient il y a quelques mois de la réapparition du vautour fauve sur les hauteurs de Bugarach. Ils se réjouiront moins d'apprendre l'arrivée massive de rapaces d'un tout autre genre : les marchands du temple de l'Apocalypse, à quelques mois de la fin du monde dont Bugarach, rappelons-le, sera épargnée (lire par ailleurs).

Loin d'être hostile à la notoriété que les illuminés ont conféré à sa commune de 200 habitants, le maire, Jean-Pierre Delord en a en revanche ras la soucoupe des escrocs et charlatans flairant dans la crédulité de certains une alléchante source de profits.

 

LOUEZ VOTRE PLACE DE BUNKER POUR 35 000 € MENSUELS !

 

Que quelques habitants aient cherché à vendre, passe encore. Que la mairie ait reçu des demandes d'occupation d'emplacement pour vendre des pizzas au départ des chemins qui mènent au sommet du pic, ok ; le maire n'y a même pas répondu. Par contre, que deux sites internet proposent de vendre « d'authentiques» pierres de Bugarach, « embereziaone.fr » et « 2012bugarach.com », là, ça commence à suffire ! Le premier suggère que vous jouirez de « la possibilité unique de porter l'authentique pierre d'origine garantie du pic de Bugarach dont seuls les véritables initiés connaissent les vertus ».

Plus précis, le second vend à prix d'or de vulgaires cailloux. Fussent-ils « récoltés à la main par

[leur] équipe et livrés avec[leur] certificat d'authenticité », comme le précise le texte, à 1,50 € le gramme, soit 1 500 € le kilo, voilà qui flirte avec l'honnêteté… « J'attaque au pénal. Je vais déposer plainte contre ces sites internet et contre ces gens. Ramasser des cailloux, d'accord, mais pas pour en faire commerce. Ce mercantilisme, il faut que ça s'arrête », s'insurge le maire. Mais ce n'est pas tout, loin de là ! Les vendeurs de pierre font vraiment figure de petits joueurs face à d'autres rapaces, qui ont planté leurs serres sur le site leboncoin.fr. Ainsi « B2012 » propose-t-il une « cave souterraine 100 m2 » pour 1 000 € la place. Ainsi aussi, Mike, dont le prénom ressemble également fort à un pseudonyme. La lecture de son annonce se pratique assis pour éviter de trébucher : « 10 places bunker VIP, loyer mensuel : 35 000 €». Mike soigne les détails : «10 places couchage XL + 5 années d'autonomie alimentaire. Communication TV ». Puis il précise sans manquer d'air : « Personnes sérieuses demandées ».

 

Ah ! Mike, juste un truc : Bugarach est censée résister à la fin du monde ; un bunker ici ne présente donc pas la plus grande utilité…

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A Happy (Mayan) New Year One and All « French News Online ...

A Happy (Mayan) New Year One and All « French News Online ... | Bugarach | Scoop.it
As the New Year dawns, the forces of the Mayan “apocalypse” gather in Cathar country, New-Agers set-up shop in Toulouse — ironically France’s aerospace capital — and end-of-the-worlders prepare … but a Guatemalan may have spiked their guns.

 

For more than two Christmases stories have poured out of the global media and thousands of Internet forums, suggesting that the rocky Bugarach peak in the Corbières Mountains, will be the only safe place on earth when, reportedly, and according to the Mayan calendar, the world ends on 21 December 2012.

But now a Guatemalan-born Mayan ‘expert ‘ has surfaced to drive a stake through the heart of what is fast becoming a lucrative millennium myth … and the cause of some concern to the 189 residents of this peaceful farming village nestling at the foot of the Pic de Bugarach in south-western Aude region, that has never before been so much in the global spotlight.

Indeed, says one report, virtually everyone in the village, from local goatherd, to a one-man estate agency, has been quoted endlessly, vacuously and seemingly incessantly in media as far apart as Washington, Tokyo, Helsinki, Toronto, and Johannesburg, since the story about what locals call the zozotériques first hit the headlines.

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The final countdown?

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Today the final countdown has started.See you in Bugarach http://t.co/84ITLF47...

 

Today is 12.19.18.17.14. In a year, you will find me in Bugarach (Aude, France).

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Bugarach, le village qui attend l’apocalypse

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[a podcast in French]

Un documentaire d'Olivier Chaumelle et Rafik Zenine sur France culture : 

http://www.franceculture.fr/player/reecouter?play=4284053 

 

Bugarach est un joli village de l’Aude, au pied de l’imposante montagne du même nom, qui est le point culminant des Corbières (1230m), et le lieu de pas mal de croyances modernes très diverses et étonnantes. En 25 ans, dans ce pays cathare propice aux mystères et légendes – le trésor de l’abbé Saunière à Rennes-le-Château par exemple – la montagne est devenue mythique. Beaucoup de gens disent y avoir été témoins de phénomènes paranormaux, avoir vu des ovnis, prétendent que le Bugarach abrite un gigantesque garage d’engins extraterrestres ou recèlerait un trésor incommensurable. L’énergie formidable qui naît du Bugarach, qui procure un ressourcement très net aux personnes qui en effectuent l’ascension, viendrait du vortex tellurique qui en jaillit et met en communication la Terre et le Ciel.
De surcroît, il serait le lieu où les élus seraient sauvés de la fin du monde, laquelle interviendra, comme chacun le sait d’après le calendrier maya, le 21 décembre 2012. C’est pour bientôt !
Ce documentaire explore la naissance et la persistance de ces mythes modernes.

Avec :
Jean-Pierre Delord, maire de Bugarach ;
Marie-France Garraude-Pasty et Alain Pasty, auteur de Une déchirure dans l’espace-temps aux éditions du Temps Présent ;
Thomas Gottin, auteur de Le phénomène Bugarach : naissance d’un mythe aux éditions L’Œil du Sphinx ;
Pierre Guillien, géobiologue ;
Yves Lignon, mathématicien ;
Nicolas Marlin, libraire à Rennes-le-Château ;
Philippe Marlin, éditeur à L’Œil du Sphinx ;
Jean-Luc Rivera, organisateur des Rencontres de l’Imaginaire de Sèvres ;
Genny Rivière, auteur de L’Appel du Bugarach aux éditions des 3 monts ;
Et la voix de Jean-Louis Dumiot-Mendy.

Production : Olivier Chaumelle
Réalisation : Rafik Zenine

Thème(s) : Information| Société| Bugarach| fin du monde| mythe

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2012 Aliens Inside Bugarach France Mountain

CNN has just reported 2012 Aliens are said to be residing Inside a Bugarach France Mountain. Bugarach has a population 189. The claim is ancient lost civilizations of Lemuria & Atlantis are from here. At times UFOs fill the sky above this area. This local mountain allegedly hides a gateway to aliens who sail aquatic able spaceships on a vast interior mountain lake.

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Bugarach Threatened by Sects of Revelation

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The small village of Bugarach, in southern France, has attracted the attention of a government agency to oversee the sects because of the constant mass of people visiting it believed to be the only place in the world that will survive the Apocalypse in 2012.

Published by atraccion1982 in Christianity on June 17, 2011

A report by the agency, Miviludes, released Wednesday, notes that the picturesque village near Carcassonne should be monitored closely in the days prior to December 21, 2012, when many believe the world will end, according to an ancient Mayan prophecy .

 

Miviludes was created in 2002 to control the activity of sects, after a law passed last year criminalize fraud or abuse of vulnerable people through pressure techniques as those used in religious rites.

Surrounded by legends for years, Bugarach and rock, the peak Bugarach have attracted many visitors to the New Age movement in recent months, driving up property prices but also the threat of financial scams and psychological manipulations, said Miviludes in his report.

“I think we have to be careful. We should not become paranoid, but seeing what happened in Waco, United States, we know that this kind of thinking can influence vulnerable people,” said council president, Georges Fenech, a Reuters.

Waco, Texas, made headlines in 1993 when federal agents raided the headquarters of “Davidian movement” led by David Koresh, beginning a siege that lasted 50 days. The building was on fire when the troops finally tried to enter, leaving 80 dead.

 

Bugarach, with a population of just 200 inhabitants, has always been considered magical, partly because of what locals defined as a “mountain upside down”, where layers of rock from the top are older than the base.

The Internet is an infinite number of myths about the place: the mountain is surrounded by a magnetic force, which is the site of a hidden alien base until it contains an underground access to another world.

Now, many see the village as the last refuge from the proximity of the “End of the World.” Alerted to the arrival of visitors by Mayor Bugarach, Fenech went to the area and found six settlements in the surroundings created by members of the Ramtha School of Enlightenment.

 

Other “gurus” and messianic groups have organized conferences payment in hotels in the region, according to Fenech. “This is big business,” he told Reuters.

Founded by J.Z. Knight, the school says the lessons follow mystic Ramtha, Lemurian warrior who fought against the residents of the mythical Atlantis 35,000 years ago and claimed to discover the secret of immortality.

The report says his goal is not to stigmatize the movement, but to inform the public about “groups or individuals whose speech doctrine or follow the theory of the ‘end of the world’.”

 

 

 

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In the Corbières, the Pech de Bugarach, top of the? Strange

In the Corbières, the Pech de Bugarach, top of the? Strange | Bugarach | Scoop.it
When a north breeze dissipates a haze upon tip of a Corbières, emerges, stately as well as secret, a impiety of Bugarach. The crawl poise a vegetable initial riddle: because do we verbalise of a “inverted plateau “? And even when a object luminous radiance full flanks of limestone, an aura of poser still hangs in a blue sky of a Aude.

“ Bug ” , such as internal call it, has not accomplished sketch attention. It is called “sacred mountain” . They contend it emanates a singular energy, absolute as well as unifying. It would be a single of “chakras” a “Mother Earth” , that “vibratory rate” volume some-more any year. They additionally contend it would residence an subterraneous bottom for UFOs. Humans improvising “mediums” explain to have come in to hit with a aliens who have invested (not us, shame). Finally, a little disagree that it would be a single of a integrate of places where land group would tarry a finish of a world, that likely by a Mayan calendar, that ends Dec 21, 2012.

short, simply sort “ Bugarach ” upon a poke engine to find a enigmatic heated wake up stirred by a tip rise in a Corbières. Culminating during 1231 m, a Bug as well as crystallizes all fantasies. Already in a open solstice, Mar 21, hikers intrigued asked us in their path: “Did we notice something strange?” . The summer solstice additionally attracts a share of extraordinary as well as fauna brand new age . “Marches in conscience” , “walking initiation” , initiatives freshness … for those who can means it.

 

he captivate of Pic is growing, to a discomfit of a mayor of Bugarach as well as many residents, who fright not being means to carry out a liquid of visitors in Dec 2012. Rommie, owners of a desirable cottages of a Presbytery with her husband, Sander, does provoke anyone. “Most business come to nature, to a Cathar castles. From time to time, a little come for energy, for Bugarach. we similar to starting up for a great view. But about energy, we do not know “.

a initial riddle, a answer is simple: by image tectonics, limestone strata comparison than 135 million years have arisen over precision in in between fifteen million years, reversing a sequence of a geological layers. Otherwise, it is insincere that a geographical upon all sides of a rise has catalyzed a visionary currents already during work in a area.

Who has not dreamed, in fact, a value of a Abbé Saunière, a clergyman mysteriously enriched after starting work in his church in Rennes-le-Château, a integrate of miles from there? (To visit!) Who did not let his aptitude ramble to follow a query of a final Cathars, a preferred as well as undiluted retreat upon a tops of breezy Corbières? (Surveying a busted castles in tall winds is a singular experience!)

 

At a tip of a peak. RICHARD DAVID

No need nonetheless
enigmatic beam to entrance a tip of a peak, that is value a glance, even a many Ampoules led pragmatic. A label or phone call to a House of Nature will do. The trail many Ampoules led taken from a neck of a Linas, 6 km from Bugarach. In reduction than dual hours, we have been right away during a top, considering a Pyrenees as well as a Mediterranean Sea. The approach called “the window” sneaks nearby a hole in a stone face. More air, permitted to great walkers, it takes dual hours from a pour out of Mathieux. The adore of upon foot will do a complete double back from a village. Between 6 as well as 7 hours, together with breaks. The event for a great travel in in between sky as well as earth.

Carole Rap

 

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2012: Will Bugarach and Los Angeles be spared?

2012: Will Bugarach and Los Angeles be spared? | Bugarach | Scoop.it
Bob Thiel
, LA Church History & End Prophecy Examiner
December 22, 2010

COGwriter

Last year Sony released its 2012 movie. Sony invited this Examiner to Century City (near Hollywood) to watch the press pre-release preview. The movie was number 1 when it first opened. It is did fantastically well in overseas markets like China (see Chinese Pleased With China’s Portrayal in Sony’s 2012 Movie, Indonesia Less So) and Russia (see 2012 a Hit in Russia).

The movie portrays Los Angeles, India, the Vatican, and other places being destroyed by a flood, two years from now. The main ones that survive, survive on what could best be described as flotilla of modern versions of Noah’s Ark.

 

Because the date of the start of the “Mayan flood” is two years from now, it is making the news again. There was something in the news yesterday about a village in France that many believe will survive 2012.

Notice the headline:

French village which will ‘survive 2012 Armageddon’ plagued by visitors

Telegraph - Dec 21, 2010 http://bit.ly/rUCVIV  


Essentially, since the area is isolated and some consider the village of Bugarach is in “sacred mountains”, the 189 residents there are concerned that thousands will descend upon it in about two years and overwhelm the local population. It has been getting a lot of visitors who are checking it out, just in case they wish to flee there.

Now, unless the French village is bombed or some major disaster strikes it, I believe it will survive December 21, 2012 and be fine on December 22, 2012 (though possibly a bit crowded). Yet, I believe that the same is true for Los Angeles, India, the Vatican, and other places that Sony’s 2012 movie shows will be destroyed by flood.

Why?

Because the world will not end in a flood (Genesis 9).

Now, in Sony’s defense, the movie it produced was based on one particular interpretation of a centuries old Mayan prophecy.

In the 16th century Mayan writing known as the Chilam Balam there is the following:

But when the law of the katun has run its course, the God will bring about a great deluge again which will be the end of the world. When this is over, then our Lord Jesus Christ will descend over the valley of Jehoshaphat beside the town of Jerusalem where he redeemed us with his holy blood (José Hoíl J, Roys R. The Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel. Roys Publisher, 1933. Reprint Forgotten Books, 1967, p. 62).

Since the Mayan calendar ends when one of the katuns is finished (December 21, 2012), some interpret that the world will end in a flood that begins that date, and that presumably all we see by December 22, 2012 until most drown.

But notice that the particular Mayan prophecy, which by the way is the most explicit one about the world ending in a flood (prior to the 16th century the Mayans did not write, but essentially used a picture written communication system which 21st century scholars interpret in various ways), says that Jesus will return. As it turns out, the book that mentions Jesus the most, the Holy Bible, has this to say about a disasterous flood:

8 Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying: 9 "And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with your descendants after you, 10 and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth. 11 Thus I establish My covenant with you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth." (Genesis 9:8-11, NKJV)

So, no, the world as we know it will not be destroyed by December 22, 2012. Los Angeles residents do not need to live in fear that their county will be destroyed like the 2012 movie portrays. The Bible is clear that the world will not be destroyed by a flood.

However, it is likely that when the world does not end in a flood, that on December 22, 2012 scoffers will rise up and discount all prophecy. Because of misinterpretations of 2012 and certain media, hype, many will doubt Bible prophecy. Notice that the Apostle Peter warned about this:

1 Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), 2 that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, 3 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, 4 and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation." 5 For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, 6 by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. 7 But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. 11 Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? (2 Peter 3:1-13)

So, no, we in Southern California do not need to go to French mountains to survive the end of the world and return of Jesus Christ on December 21/22, 2012. But yes Jesus will return and the world as we know it will end. But that will not be for a few years later. You do not need to go to France in two years, but please do not scoff at Bible prophecy, as it will come to pass.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? Are there Mayan calendar predictions for change in 2012? Changes were centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans. Do Mayan/Hindu/Hopi/Buddhist/New Age/Nostradamus prophecies have any value here? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood? Can the great tribulation start before 2012? How might Barack Obama be involved in 2012?
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect This is a link related to a book by Bob Thiel (COGwriter). This link also has YouTube videos. This book documents and explains hundreds of prophecies. And since it was published, world events have aligned with at least 14 predictions in the book and many more will to come to pass. It clearly explains much of what will and will not happen in 2012 and the signs that believers need to be looking for.
2012 y el surgimiento de la secta secreta 2012 libro del Dr. Thiel en Español.
2012 und das Auftreten der geheimen Sekte (German Edition) 2012 Buch von Dr. Thiel in deutscher Sprache.
2012 e o Surgimento da Seita Secreta (Portuguese Edition) 2012 livro do Dr. Thiel em Português. Este livro documenta e explica centenas de profecias. E desde que foi publicado pela primeira vez, pelo menos 14 já começaram a acontecer.

 

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For End of the World, a French Peak Holds Allure

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A myth surrounds the Bugarach mountain and its supposed magnetism. Some people plan to take refuge there on Dec. 21, 2012.

 

By MAÏA de la BAUME
Published: January 30, 2011

 

BUGARACH, France — The rocky mountain of Bugarach, rising just over 4,000 feet in the Corbières Mountains, in one of the poorest and least populated areas of France, has long attracted hikers and nature lovers who like to wander its gentle slopes in search of rare species of orchids.

 

But in recent years, the mystic beauty and remoteness of the mountain has lured another, less common variety of hiker. Residents call them “the esoterics,” people who believe that the end of the world is coming — don’t forget to mark your calendar — on Dec. 21, 2012.

Last month, the mayor of Bugarach, a tiny village at the foot of the mountain in the southern district of Aude, alerted the local authorities after he read on Internet forums that believers in the apocalypse planned to take refuge here in 2012.

“Some Web sites in the U.S. were selling tickets to come here,” said Jean-Pierre Delord, the mayor. “We are 200 locals; we don’t want 2,000 to 3,000 utopians showing up in Bugarach.”

Some French and international Web sites devoted to the apocalypse claim that the mountain of Bugarach is a sacred place that will protect them from the end of the world. Some even believe that, on doomsday, they will be spirited away by a group of aliens who live under the mountain. The date in question is when a 5,125-year cycle in the Mayan calendar supposedly comes to a close.

A local innkeeper, Sigrid Benard, who offers rooms only in the summer, said she had received numerous calls from people wishing to reserve rooms and mobile homes from the beginning of December 2012 to the end of January.

“People know I’m closed in the winter,” Mrs. Benard said. “But those people said they wanted to come three weeks before the apocalypse and book the week afterward to see what happens.”

Many here, including the mayor, do not want to see Bugarach transformed into a safe haven for those he called “apocalypse believers and lunatics.” They point to an increasing presence of “esoterics,” who settled in Bugarach around the year 2000 and who are also attracted to the tranquillity, the low price of real estate and the history of the area.

“Those people belong to a New Age circle of influence,” Mr. Delord said. “Today, they do business on pure fables; they build inns and organize collective therapies.”

One of the esoterics is a former teacher named Jean. With a wise look and linen pants in winter, he resembles a neo-hippie. He recently settled in a yurt in the forest near Bugarach with hopes of building what he calls “the civilization of the heart.”

“The apocalypse we believe in is the end of a certain world and the beginning of another, a new spiritual world,” Jean said, refusing to give his last name because of the increasing local controversy.

“The year 2012 is the end of a cycle of suffering,” he said. Bugarach is “one of the major chakras of the earth, a place devoted to welcome the energies of tomorrow.”

For other people around France, Bugarach is not just a quaint village with a mountain.

“We all know that aliens are there for thousands of years,” said Paul Ponssot, the owner of a Paris-based bookstore specializing in esoteric literature. “They may be the forces who will help us get through 2012.”

In the little town, even the most pragmatic visitors acknowledged the special atmosphere of the place, silent and vibrant.

“Bugarach is like California in the ’60s,” said Didier Gromaire, a social worker from Chambéry who spent three months in Bugarach last year. “Things appear more clearly here; when you arrive, you feel that this is the beginning of a new life.”

Bugarach and its surroundings still bear significant traces of medieval religious sects and orders, including the Cathars, who built remarkable castles nearby.

A few miles away sits the village of Rennes-le-Château, whose supposedly hidden treasures have inspired many international authors, including Dan Brown, author of “The Da Vinci Code.”

The peak of Bugarach has long been called “the sacred mountain”; geologists say that soon after the mountain was formed, it exploded and the top landed upside-down. The mountain is also said to have inspired French authors like Jules Verne in “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” and American filmmakers like Steven Spielberg in “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”

Several reports circulating on the Internet even suggested that former President François Mitterrand visited the peak by helicopter, that there was often a halo of cloud shaped like a spaceship around the summit and that planes never flew over the mountain because of supposed magnetic waves.

“People built an entire myth around the magnetism of the mountain,” said Jean-Luc Lamotte, 60, a retired businessman who owns a house nearby.

Some residents say that they sometimes see parades of people, their arms crossed in an X shape, climbing the peak with figurines of the Virgin Mary in their hands.

Ismo Nykanen, a Finnish journalist who settled in Bugarach with his family a few years ago, said he once spotted several groups of people, some dressed in white, some naked, carrying a ball and a golden ring hung by a thread.

“They stay several months during the summer in campers parked at the bottom of the peak,” Mr. Nykanen said. His teenage daughter, Elsa, said she once saw a truck with a message spray-painted on its door: “Collective suicide: Bugarach 2012.”

Cristina Breiner owns a guesthouse in the nearby village of Rennes-les-Bains. She was recently brought by a friend to a meeting of local esoterics.

“They dress like ordinary people and strongly believe that someone in the sky is sending them messages,” Mrs. Breiner said.

Mayor Delord is trying to figure out how to curb new influxes of utopians in the area, especially with the apocalypse coming. In a country where the government lists at least 30 movements preaching the apocalypse, the mayor’s concerns are not abstract.

“If it happens as in Mr. Spielberg’s ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind,’ ” Mr. Delord said, “it would be necessary to call in the army.”

 

 

 

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Bugarach off! Village at threat from apocalypse sects

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The tiny southern French hamlet of Bugarach is at the mercy of scams from droves of visitors who believe it is the only place in the world that will survive a 2012 apocalypse.
A French government watchdog, which monitors sects, said the picturesque village should be monitored until December 21, 2012, when many believe the world will end, according to an ancient Mayan prophecy.
Surrounded in legend for centuries, Bugarach and its rocky outcrop, the Pic de Bugarach, have attracted an influx of New Age visitors in recent months, pushing up property prices but also raising the threat of financial scams and psychological manipulation, the watchdog, known as Miviludes, said in a report published this week.

"I think we need to be careful. We shouldn't get paranoid, but when you see what happened at Waco in the United States, we know this kind of thinking can influence vulnerable people," the watchdog's president Georges Fenech said.
Waco, Texas, made headlines in 1993 when federal agents raided the headquarters of the Branch Davidian movement, led by David Koresh, leading to a 50-day siege.
The building was burnt down when agents eventually tried to force their way in, leaving about 80 people dead.

 

MAGIC MOUNTAIN

 

Bugarach, with a population of just 200, has long been considered magical, partly due to what locals claim is an "upside-down mountain" where the top layers of rock are older than the lower ones.
The internet is awash with myths about the place - that the mountain is surrounded by a magnetic force, that it is the site of a concealed alien base, or even that it contains an underground access to another world.
And now many have seized on it as the ultimate refuge with Doomsday rapidly approaching.
Alerted to an influx of visitors by the mayor of Bugarach, Fenech said he recently visited the area, and found six settlements in the surrounding countryside set up by members of the American Ramtha School of Enlightenment.
Other "gurus" and messianic groups have been organising fee-paying conferences at local hotels, Fenech said. "This is big business," he said.
Aside from the risks in Bugarach, the Miviludes report also warned of the danger of increased activity by apocalyptic groups across France in the run-up to 2012, particularly in the wake of recent disasters that could be interpreted as omens.
Climate and environmental fears, anxiety over pandemics after the 2009 swine flu outbreak, and the earthquake disaster in Japan are all reinforcing the idea of the Mayan calendar, Fenech said.
Among the groups highlighted in the report, the Ramtha movement is said to be focusing on south-western France to spread its message, the report said.
Founded by J.Z. Knight, the group claims to follow the mystic teachings of Ramtha, a Lemurean warrior who fought the residents of the mythical Atlantis 35,000 years ago, and is said to have discovered the secret of immortality.
Other groups being watched include the Raelians, founded by a former sports-car journalist who claims to have had repeated encounters with aliens.
The report says its aim is not to stigmatise movements but to inform the public about "groups or individuals whose doctrine or discourse follows an 'end-of-world' theory".
A law was passed in France in 2001 making it an offence to abuse vulnerable people using heavy pressure techniques, meaning sects can be outlawed if there is evidence of fraud or abuse.
American televangelist Harold Camping predicted the end of the world on May 21 this year. However, the date passed uneventfully. Camping revised his prophecy and now says that Judgment Day will come on October 21.
Reuters

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/strangebuttrue/bugarach-off-village-at-threat-from-apocalypse-sects-20110617-1g6sh.html#ixzz1cFfubV6c

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