There is ZERO evidence that the ancient Maya predicted the end of the world in 2012.
The Maya calendar does not END in 2012.
A huge publicity campaign has begun for Hollywood's 2012 catastrophe movie, to open November 13, 2009.
Is this Hollywood appropriation of 2012 mere harmless entertainment?
At the very least, this entertainment comes at a price, and that is:
I write about this in my new book, The 2012 Story.
The 2012 Story: The Myths, Fallacies, and Truth Behind the Most Intriguing Date in History
"By far the best and most authoritative guide to the 2012 phenomenon. I doubt it will be followed by anything better."
Richard Smoley, Quest magazine
"One of the most popular authors in the 2012 category, [John Major Jenkins] helped usher in this craze."
-Lisa Miller, Newsweek
"As much as Jenkins has made a place for himself in the 2012 discussion through his independent research on the Maya and precession, he has made an even greater impact by applying academic rigor to the theories of his contemporaries and exposing...their inconsistencies with established Mayanist scholarship."
Benjamin Anastas, The New York Times Magazine
"The most global and erudite voice of a swelling chorus of Galactic Center theorists. By framing the subject in the context of the Primordial Tradition, he raises it to a new level of seriousness and of reassurance."
Joscelyn Godwin, Colgate University
"A fascinating journey through the history of the ancient Maya...Combining impeccable scholarship with incisive critical intellect, the author dispels the misconceptions and sensational speculations."
Stanislav Grof, M.D., author of Psychology of the Future