A fractal is “a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole,” a property called self-similarity. All of the manifested universe can be described as fractions of dimensions, or fractalic, while the whole dimensions themselves are of infinite measure. From the whole dimensions are derived the finite dimensional parameters which define what we know of as space/time.

Using the logic of fractal replication, Gregg Braden reveals the formula his Time Code Calculator uses to predict future events. Gregg Braden, with his latest book Fractal Time; The Secrets of 2012 and the New World Age, draws together ancient teachings and prophecy from the Mayan, Hopi, Vedas, Torah, and the bible code to mesh with what geological record and quantum physics has to say about the future.
Time as a Cyclic Pattern

Part of the make-up for a fractal, is the idea of a pattern repeating within a pattern. This is how Gregg Braden explains the cyclic patterns of time experienced on the earth. Basing it on two major cycles; the 5,125 year cycle that it takes the earth to once again cross the galactic equator of the Milky Way, and the 25,625 year cycle that represents the progression of the equinoxes, Braden paints a picture of the possible changes life on this planet faces.

Using the Time Code Calculator, he uses dates from the past to predict when those conditions will reappear. He is quick to point out that only the conditions can be recreated, and the outcomes rely on the choices made in response to those conditions.

Gregg Braden puts forth that the earth crossing the galactic center on December 21, 2012 completes both the 5, 125 and 25,625 year cycles that the end of the long count Mayan calendar points to. He goes on to say that these ancient societies gave clues to what will be experienced during this time. (from Book Review, Suite 101)