Mayan people belive that the date December 21st, 2012, which is the end of the Mayan calendar system made up of periods of thousands of years, refers to the end of a long age.
According to the Mayan calendar the world enters a new age every 1 million 872 thousand days. The history of the world consists of periods of nearly 5125 years and the end of each one of these periods mark radical changes and great renovations.
According to the Mayan people, the period in which we live is the fifth and the last period and it will come to an end on the date 22.214.171.124.0. According to the Gregorian calendar, this date is 21 December 2012.
According to the Calendar of the Maya, the date of December 22nd 2012 would be represented by what are named: 13 Baktun, 0 Katun, 0 Tun, 0 Uinal, and 0 Kin. On their calendar a total of 1,872,000 days will have elapsed since the beginning of the Maya Era, and this date will mark the new beginning of the New Era.
For this reason, Mayan people think that December 21st, 2012 is not only the end of a particular period. They believe that this date is the beginning of a new period during which some wise, blessed people will appear and bring a Golden Age to the world.
The Stella (stone structure) depicting that the date December 21st, 2012 is the time when an age will end and a new one will begin.
A stella was found nearby Nohoch Mul, the second highest pyramid among the Coba Pyramids of the Ancient Mayan civilization. This stella depicts the age that starts on August 11, 3114 BC and ends in December 21st 2012.
It is estimated that this stella is at least 2000 years old, because settlements in the area where the pyramids of Coba exist have been dated somewhere between 600 and 900 CE.
Mayan glifs signifying December 21st, 2012
According to the Mayan people the end of the long Mayan Cycle will bring the end of the age of oppression and violence, and this will be the beginning of the “Golden Age”. However this beginning will not be a peaceful transformation; there will be upheavals in every corner of the world, many disasters will come upon that will wear-out the structures of the state. These will not happen in a short while; they will occur in a long period of time. Again according to the Mayan people, following all these happenings, “great blessed people”, whom they believe will be the spiritual leaders of all humanity, will come. Before their coming, there will be spiritual workers who will prepare their way. Mayan people believe that the date December 21st, 2012 signifies the time when these spiritual workers will gradually increase their influence.
Source: Entering the Chain of Union, Timothy Hogan, 2012.2012-03-12 11:45:18