According to Mayan legend, the world will end. It’s also been foretold by the Bible that the four horsemen will ride among mankind, wreaking havoc among sinners unfortunate enough to have been bypassed by the Rapture. Indeed, the Hopi Nation even went to the United Nations to warn the world’s governments of the two paths mankind could take; one to a golden age and the other to utter destruction.

Well, the Mayans got into the act long before the Christians had apocalyptic thoughts. The Mayan calendar works on a 5,125-year Great Cycle that began on August 12, 3113 B.C., according to the calendar we have on our walls these days. That means the cycle ends in 2012. That’s just seven more years for you to enjoy your lives so make it fun and worthwhile.

To put this all in perspective, the Mayan history began in 3113 B.C., while the Kali Yuga cycle of the Hindus began 11 years later, in 3102 B.C. It seems Lord Krishna disincarnated and Kali took over. Kali Yuga is the darkest cycle. Yet more ominous rumblings from another part of the world.

Any Mayan worth his historical salt will tell you that the whole cycle of civilization (5,125 years long) comes to an end on the Winter Solstice December 21, 2012 A.D.

That date is special in more ways than one. Dec. 21,2012, also marks the ending of a larger cycle, a cycle of 26,000 years that is usually referred to as the Pleidian great year. This is a long cycle. There is also a larger cycle than this that closes on Dec. 21, 2012: a cycle of 104,000 years.

Chance or coincidence? Read on all you human mayflies.

The Law of Time is rooted in the knowledge of the Mayan calendar, which is more precise and scientific than the calendar we use today. The Mayans may have killed their enemies using only obsidian tipped clubs and swords, but they had the most incredible mathematical calendrical astronomical system on Earth. Unlike the Europeans and their ten-decimal system, the Mayans went further to a twenty-vigesimal system. Long before Europe or the Arab world, they had the concept of a positional zero, which gave them a great advantage in computation of large astronomical numbers. They also used at least 17 calendars simultaneously. The Mayans knew that time is the universal factor of synchronization.

Did you know that sunspots run in 23-year cycles? The cycle peaks after 11.5 years and then switches polarity and in another 11.5 years it completes its cycle. The current sunspot cycle began in 1989 and had a big peak in 2000-2001 and it peaks again in, you guessed it, 2012.

So we are all concurrent with the changes in the sun, which are changing our atmosphere as we are changing our own atmosphere. In fact, we are contributing to the end of our civilization and this will come sooner than we think. Perhaps if Grand Chief Dr. Ted Moses knew this he would have negotiated a shorter payoff period in the Paix des braves agreement than the 50 years it is based on. As it stands now we only have a little over seven years left to go. Enjoy it while you can.