An article published in the Los Angeles Times reported that hundreds of people gathered near the Golden Gate Bridge last November to ponder the enigmatic date of Dec. 21, 2012, the last day of the ancient Maya calendar and the focus of many end-of-the-world predictions.
In these times of economic distress, participants shelled out $300 each to attend the sold-out 2012 Conference, where astrologers, UFO fans, shamans and New Age entrepreneurs of every stripe presented their dreams and dreads in two days of lectures, group meditations, documentaries and, of course, self-promotion.
Director Michael Bay is set to make a movie titled "2012," based on a novel about multiple earths in parallel universes slated for destruction.
Stewart Guthrie, professor emeritus of anthropology at Fordham University, states that there is a growing interest in newfangled notions about what those Maya time keepers might have had in mind as far back as AD 200.
Gregg Braden's latest book "Fractal Time" will keep you on the edge as you reflect on your role on this earth. Is 2012 the end of times or the beginning of a higher collective consciousness? What role do you play?