(Let me channel my now decidedly mute synchro-mystic avatar and fellow "poet of awareness" the Wrong Way Wizard for a moment)
Here's what my main man All-is-star Crow-lie has to say about the Book of Revelation:
"All I get is that the Apocalypse was the recension of a dozen or so totally disconnected allegories, that were pieced together, and ruthlessly planed down to make them into a connected account; and that recension was re-written and edited in the interests of Christianity, because people were complaining that Christianity could show no true spiritual knowledge, or any food for the best minds: nothing but miracles, which only deceived the most ignorant, and Theology, which only suited pedants.
So a man got hold of this recension, and turned it Christian, and imitated the style of John. And this explains why the end of the world does not happen every few years, as advertised."
Was All-is-star right? If the oversimplistic "good versus evil" Christian context is removed, then the symbols found within the Revelations are up for personal interpretation. Crow-lie believed the Beast (himself being its latest incarnation) and the Scarlet Woman (Babylon, Babalond, Babalon, Babalone, however you wanna "spell" it) to be very positive figures, the "earthly emissaries of the Great Gods", whose duties were to help manifest the energies of the current Aeon of Horus.
If this is so, then perhaps the ongoing end of the world is not such a bad thing, perhaps it is even necessary, like a vast forest fire, an all-important part of the perpetual cycle of creation-destruction-recreation that weaves the fabric of our reality. The Norsemen knew this, for this reason they looked forward to Ragnarok, the Twilight of the Gods, the time when everyone and everything that ever existed would be consumed by fire and magick then covered in ice, only to be born anew.
On a meta-logically related thought, could the ever-growing, ever-brighter Comet Holmes be the new Star of Bethlehem? Shall a new king be "born" into this world by the end of the month, around the 23rd or 24th perhaps? Only time (Saturn) will tell...