Is it really the end?   Some interpret it as a new beginning.   Either way you look at it, today marks the one-month countdown until the 2012 Mayan Apocalypse, set for December 21st.  That's the date that corresponds to the end of the 144,000 day cycle on the Maya Long Court calendar.   This milestone certainly has triggered fear in some subcultures.  Some people actually see the date as doomsday, while some others see it as a date that marks a new dawn of peace and unity.

Apocalypse predictions are not a new thing.  Radio preacher Harold Camping gained a lot of publicity by predicting Judgement day as May 21, 2011, and the end of the world would be October 21st of last year.  The day came and went without incident.  It is my prediction that December 21st, 2012, will be much the same.