Well to be honest, I think the only thing the 2012 Mayan thing will accomplish is, not ending the world , not ‘flipping poles, not removing the earth from it’s orbit or any of the other disaster predicated
But it will certainly sell books and give others their 15 minutes of fame. As we get close to 2012 I am afraid this will gather much more importance than it deserves.
Basically most of the terms I have heard of this ‘event’ are spiritual awareness, harmonic convergence (what ever that is suppose to be), new age and such.
Another thought used “Sun conjuncts the intersection of the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic”. Wow! big deal. I have been an amateur astronomer for almost 40 years not. I can assure you this will not ‘take out the earth’.
Some scholars have been attempting to correlate the Long Count with our Western Gregorian calendar, since the beginning of this century and it is really not working out too well
There are some astronomers that will argue the correlation of the Tzolkin Mayan calander and our calender simply do not align in 2012.
One thing I can almost assure is that in 2013 they will be looking forward the next cataclysmic event.
I very much apologize to you for my shortened version, but it is a long story and really not worth wasting the time on.