According to the ancient Mayan calendar, the world "as we know it" will end on December 21, 2012. This is not to be confused with the idea of the world going ka-blam! and poof, it's all over. The Mayans measured time differently than we do in the modern world. We see it in a linear fashion, extending outward into infinity. They saw it in terms of cycles. When one cycle ends another begins. And so it is with this prophetic date. It is thought to mark the end of one age and the beginning of another. However, it is not expected to be smooth sailing. The Mayans said each age ends in a cataclysmic event of one kind or another. And while much devastation is expected, it is not the end of the human race. We do survive. The intriguing thing is that the new age that is coming is thought to be an age of enlightenment and expanded consciousness.
My novel, The Ezekiel Code (www.ezekielcode.com
) is a metaphysical/mystery/adventure/thriller with a 2012 theme. In the story there is something coming that would prevent the world from reaching 2012 and the chance to experience the great age of enlightenment would be lost forever. The responsibility of ensuring our entry into the new age falls on the shoulders of just one man. A perplexing code will lead him to an ancient artifact of profound importance to the success of his mission - if he can just figure it out in time. But the clock is ticking and there are some in high places who would like to see him fail as they have another agenda altogether.
I would like to invite all who might be interested to read the prologue and a sample chapter at www.ezekielcode.com