Well, here we are 43 days out from the much debated date of 21/12/12. Let's knock one furphy on the head straight away. The Maya NEVER said that that solstice will mark the end of the world.
They had at least 24 calendars, with the main one - the Baktun - being about 400 years long. This is the 13th Baktun, about to end - a 5,125 time period. The only unusual thing about that particular point in time is that most of their calendars will "roll over" on that date. It's a bit like our midnight on New Years eve - at that moment, a series of seconds, minutes, days, weeks, months and a year ALL END. And start all over again at a pico-second past midnight! Just as the Mayan calendric cycles will on 22/12/12.
Well, we are apparently crossing the galactic equator, and thus traversing the accretion ring around our galaxy, the Milky Way. Hence, I suppose, the uptick in meteors, comets, and even global warming. Friction through the dust? This is certainly a first in recorded human history!
Text extracted from a group mail sent by James Gilliland