I am currently in El Remate, a small Guatemalan village close to Tikal, one of the largest Mayan Ruins in Central America. I attended a fire ceremony on the 12/12/12, Mayan New Year at Tikal.
I have tried hard to find a Mayan Expert to explain what the end of Mayan era (baktun) means. I have realised no one really knows what the new era will bring.
Many people from around the world are now being drawn to Mayan sites in Central America. The general feeling I get from talking to people is that they feel the world is at a ecological tipping point, and many hold hope that the Mayan’s held some secret astrological knowledge that pinpoints december 21st as a time when things change for the better.
One thing is for certain, no where did the Mayan’s state December 21st will be the end of the world!