Hi, I am wondering about what the Catholic perspective is on all the 2012 hype and how on December 21, 2012 our collective conscience is to be augmented or something to that effect. I know that the Church recognizes New Age as being contrary to our faith but I am wondering about this issue specifically. I have a brother who recently got into what I would call the New Age version of Christianity called Christ-consciousness and he believes that a part of our brain called the pineal (spelling?) gland is what affects our consciousness and we must attain Christ-consciousness similar to how Buddhists attain enlightenment.
He doesn’t believe Jesus was God but an enlightened guru of sorts. Now my brother is bombarding me with information about crop circles and telling me that if I were intellectually honest, I would read up about them and would realize that they are made by extra-terrestrial benevolent beings, telling us of the imminent consciousness shift in 2012. I don’t want to go reading any of these articles because I’m very well aware that it is New Age but am still wondering about that Church’s position with regards to these issues.