Aug 3, 2002

More info on the end of the world, according to the Mayan calender. This is from an outfit called New Heaven, New Earth:

MAYAN CALENDAR MISCONCEPTION
(News Brief 48, Friday, February 14, 1997)

Some New Age Millennialists are claiming that the world will end in 2012 because they are under the impression that the ancient Mayan Calendar signals the end to the fourth creation of the cosmos at that time. What they don't realize is that archeologists have now deciphered Mayan texts showing that on the crucial date, the universal order will be reinforced, not destroyed. According to Linda Schele, a Mayan expert at the UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS at Austin, the Mayan calendar actually extends well into the 50th Century. (JG)

I'm also told that this time also corresponds with the ending of a kaliyuga, a 26,000 year Hindu "age". This is also known in the West as a Platonic year.