As fate would have it, we met Oz in Seoul, Korea and came to his home in Şirince, Christmas time 2014. Two years before 60,000 believers in the Mayan calendar’s doomsday Dec. 21, 2012 prediction poured into
Şirince, a small village of 600 in İzmir,Turkey. Some New Age spiritualists were convinced that the Anatolian town was the only safe haven from the impending apocalypse foretold by certain interpretations of Mayan hieroglyphs.
A building known as the House of Mary (Ottoman Turkish: پناغى قپىلى Panaya Kapulu) was discovered in 1881 about 17 km outside of Şirince, and is venerated by Catholics as well as Muslims. Local Christians, descended from the first churches in Ephesus, already had a tradition of venerating the building.
Jane Marie and I applied for residency in Antalya February 2015, a whole lot warmer than Oz's kitchen and two blocks from the Mediterranean, where Alexander the Great spent the winter of 333 BC. We spent the next two years exploring the antiquities of Turkey, until a visit to Gobeklitepe rekindled our faith in the Mayan calendar and macro-astrology.
Gobekli Tepe's Pillar 43 - The Vulture Stone
Graham Hancock Magicians of the Gods fame says the Mayans were trying to pick the date that the earth will have done a complete 25,000 year cycle through all 12 zodiac constellations, somewhere between 1960 and 2040.
Neil Howe, co-author of The Fourth Turning has re-calibrated his timeline from the 2008 financial crisis to eventual resolution by 2028.
December 31, 2019 China officially spills the beans
I think we are there!