It has been written and whispered on the wind that the Maya’s calendar ends on December 21, 2012, and that this ending marks the beginning of the End of Days, or however else you might want to phrase it. Sadly, this is total hype, where it’s not total ignorance. The Maya do not predict the end of the world on the Winter Solstice of 2012. What they predict is the end of an age-and the beginning of a new one.
Not that this new Age concept is any better comprehended than the concept of the ending age. New Age communities abound with people who seem to style themselves the kings and queens of wishful thinking when it comes to that. The world will be populated by illuminated and spiritually advanced (whatever that means) human beings only, so goes the thought process of those who belong at Findhorn with regards to the Maya end-date of December 21, 2012. Yes, once this date is attained, magic will happen, and we’ll all magically get in touch with the magical child within. The world will be taught to sing in perfect harmony. Everybody in the world shall be bought a Coke, and everyone will pass the time with good company.
Tell me again the old, old story. Tell me again ze oldz, old ztory…Tellz me gen ze oldzoldz ztroy….zzzzzz.
What the Maya are speaking of is the end of a certain time-keeping cycle. Now, why would the Maya have a calendar that ends on such a note? What could the purpose be? Well, the Maya calendar also strongly suggests that at this same ending time, the god known as “Nine Wind” will descend to earth from a “serpent rope” and bring order to civilization. “Nine Wind” is with 99% certainty the equivalent of the god Quetzalcoatl or the “plumed (or winged) serpent” who was a white god that delivered the Maya ancestors into their high civilization. His return would not symbolize death and destruction, but a rebirth…yet at the same time, a rebirth like a Renaissance, not a religiously affiliated rebirth nor a “cleansing” nor a perfecting of mankind. In short, Nine Wind would reinstate a high culture among the members of mankind.
When we read of the Maya seeming to speak of the “end of the world”, let’s keep in mind that the word “world” originally meant “epoch of mankind’s history”. Thus, the world was not the planet earth, it was the state of culture or the presently attained level of civilization. It was the state of things. So, when the world ends for the Maya, all they mean is that Nine Wind, for some kind of celestial reason, ushers in another level of civilization.
When it comes to Nine Wind’s “serpent rope” on which he climbs down from the heavens to the earth, the best interpretation I have read renders that rope as a method of descending from out of a worm hole in space. A worm hole is a theoretical link in space between two disparate points of a galaxy; in short, a worm hole is a possible time-travel tunnel through the aether or outer space. It would take very advanced technology to be able to hold the ends of a worm hole open, however; so if a “god” could descend to earth through such a worm hole, then he would probably be a member of a super-advanced race of extraterrestrials. Many people do believe that the Maya gods are in fact humanoid ETs.
What is literally going to happen on or about December 21, 2012 is that the Sun is going to rise in exact alignment with the center of the Milky Way galaxy as seen from the Earth. This suggests an ending of one metric or measurement of time-keeping, for with that a Great Year of 25,920 Earth years ends and thus the count begins anew. There is also a shift in zodiacal houses; December 21, 2012 actually is the real beginning of the Age of Aquarius due to the precession of the equinoxes.
So. Will you be transformed on that date? No you won’t, unless you desire to be. Perhaps Nine Wind’s starship will descend; perhaps not. But as far as your destiny is concerned, the truth of all predictions always lies in your hands.