If you have started sending New Year wishes and greetings to your beloved ones for a happy new year 2012 and looking for 2012 predictions to make this year more prosperous then its time to think in a different way. Though it seems hard to believe but millions of people are living with the anxiety that 2012 is going to be the end of the world as said by the ancient Maya priests. Maya calendar predicts in Dec. 21, 2012, as the end of the world. These claims and warnings, prognostications and reassurances can be found on various bookstore shelves, as well as on Web sites, even in museum exhibits and in tourist promotions. The global doomsday industry even has got an interesting name called 2012ology. Apocalyptic apprehension is the subject which we are reassuringly familiar with. This most current happening hits into a deep-rooted tradition in our society. Just this past year, religious broadcaster Harold Camping took two swings at predicting doomsday, pinpointing one date in May and, when the world emerged intact, one in October.
If you ask why the 2012ology became so much popular concept than other predictions, we would say, because of the ancient Maya. Among several other native cultures in the Americas, the Maya has captured the popular imagination. They are known to be mysteriously wise civilization, which disappeared into the tropical forests of Central America, taking with it a sacred knowledge that has only just begun coming to light.