ElronFOI wrote:No, world's not ending on that day. Not even for the Mayas. Saying that their calendar ends then is like saying that 31-12-99 was the end of our calendar. Both calendars have higher levels and can go on forever. And both peoples shortened the dates when writing. So, when the time comes, just say "Welcome to the new B'ka'tun."
I have been studying them since I was 8 and my Grandfather gave me a few documentaries and books on the subjects revolving around their civilization. Before the bandwagon was to deny and call everyone a lunatic. Then the experts moved away from the world "ending" to the world ending a cycle, era or even epoch. Age of Aquarius, right? Then there was a void as everyone moved from the doomsday scenario. Now the bandwagon heads in the direction of half promoting doomsday and the other half taking a more practical and down to Earth view, as to quell the masses excitement! :D But the enthusiasts have once again moved on to a more scientific and practical viewpoint. As 12/21/2012 is Winter Solstice, and the sun will literally be in the center of the galaxy. Many now have settled on it being a space event, having to do with the many integrated cycles of the sun, coinciding with Earth's magnetic cycles, and some kind of mathematical awesomeness will occur as well with the sun reaching the center of the Milky Way. The prediction is that the influx of energy, or a dramatic change in the magnetic field will cause a shift or unlocking of our DNA, unlocking a new and vast consciousness that will propel us into a new age. They also say it can affect our pineal gland, and all those fancy little hormone and neurotransmitter producing glands. We'll see! The calendar is like many gears within larger gears. Many smaller cycles end all the time. This one on 2012 just happens to be the outside "gear" and is the longest cycle on their calendar. Who knows, I'm not expecting fireworks, but this is the universe we are talking about, stranger things have happened!
A little off topic, but still fun. As long as Earth doesn't wind up like the planet on this shirt. I think we'll do just fine.
If I don't see you no more in this world, I betcha on the next one you'll know me! Don't be late!