So yeah, there I am reading up more on 2012 (not panicking mind you )
And came across this little tidbit(it's long!) about Don Alejandro
And Mr.Alejandro saysDon Alejandro is charged as the primary keeper of the teachings, visions and prophecies of the Mayan people. He is head of the National Mayan Council of Elders of Guatemala, Day Keeper of the Mayan Calendar, a 13th generation Quiche Mayan High Priest and a Grand Elder of the Continental Council of Elders and Spiritual Guides of the Americas. He is also an international lecturer on Mayan Culture.
Seems like an interesting and rational mayan belief, well alot better than a laser beam exploding us do to planetary alignment!"He [Carlos] said Mayan Daykeepers view the Dec. 21, 2012 date as a rebirth, the start of the World of the Fifth Sun. It will be the start of a new era resulting from and signified by the solar meridian crossing the galactic equator, and the earth aligning itself with the center of the galaxy. At sunrise on December 21, 2012 for the first time in 26,000 years the Sun rises to conjunct the intersection of the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic. This cosmic cross is considered to be an embodiment of the Sacred Tree, The Tree of Life, a tree remembered in all the world's spiritual traditions. Some observers say this alignment with the heart of the galaxy in 2012 will open a channel for cosmic energy to flow through the earth, cleansing it and all that dwells upon it, raising all to a higher level of vibration.
The link is http://alignment2012.com/eldersand2012.html
Carl Calleman - http://www.calleman.com/ (He's the one mentioning the elder)
And also - Evidence! http://alignment2012.com/mayan2012statements.html
Enjoy! By all means, shoot down ideas in this thread mind you