So I'm taking a class on Native American Music and Dance... lets not go into it, I need 2 more credits and I'm done with VLPA. Anyways, our prof mentioned today that the Mayan Calendar shows that in 2012, a great cycle will come to an end, and a new 'revolution' of the calendar will start. Furthermore, many native american cultures believe in the world having cycles of death and rebirth, and that the current world, the 4th, is coming to an end. So that piqued my interest to look into this more. Could 2012 actually bring some of this?
Apparently it goes even further. Buddhist belief is based in reincarnation. The reincarnation of Buddha will bring an age of enlightenment and prosperity. Interestingly enough, Buddhist followers have recently been flocking to a young Nepalese boy, calling him Buddha reincarnated. He apparently has been without food or water for 6 months, and has been meditating motionless under a tree. Whether you believe it or not, Buddhists around the world have been flocking to him, and see him as the rebirth of Buddha, and the start of a new age. (Link to BBC story - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4479240.stm
Other events seem to coincidently occur in 2012. Oil production is expected to peak and sharply drop off as reserves are used up. Theres also set to be a galactic alignment, where our galactic center will supposedly be in line with two constellations (however, I like many think this is crap since we have hundreds of constellations created for navigational purposes...). Lots of those scary Gian's believe that humans will have some sort of psycho-awakening around 2012 as well. Other 'signs' appear in the widely disputed Bible Code and Nostradamus Code.
Most worrisome perhaps is the realization that US elections are that year as well.
So what do you think? Albeit the fact that you can find coincidences if you look hard enough, will 2012 bring anything out of the ordinary? Anyone planning for the rapture?