While most of us realize that the whole Mayan Prophecy is nothing but a hoax, there are people that really and truly believe we are all doomed on that date. The thing I find unsettling about that is that there are some Cult leaders who are teaching people to get ready to ascend. I had a roommate who was a follower of one of these charlatons.
Now the "Guru" understood enough of Mayan philosophy to know they had a deep and serious relationship with energy. This guy had a bunch of nice little convincing charts for his followers so they could map out what their energy for each day and week, etc. was going to be and how they should dress, eat, and activities they should be pursuing on each day of the week. The ultimate goal was to increase their awareness and energy vibration so they would be sure to "ascend" on Dec. 12, 2012.
Now, I'm not one to tell anyone how to run their lives, and don't care what kind of freakazoid philosophies they want to hold near and dear, but there is something I want to remind people about here real quick. Jim Jones. You remember him? He was the religious cult nutcase that acquired a mass of followers then got them to either willingly or via force to drink poisoned kool-aid and commit mass suicide.
Now that's what is bringing me to this post. There are a lot of people out there following doomsday leaders right now. If you know anyone who is following one, you might want to check in to what is going on with that group. This would be the perfect opportunity for another cult nutbag to set up a mass death of their faithful followers. You may actually know someone in a cult that is preparing for a mass suicide - and if you get the facts before hand and can reach that person, you might actually be saving their life.
Watch the people you know that seem to be deeply wound up in 2012 prophecy real closely. Get the facts on what the real archaeologists say about the calendar and drill it into their heads and hit them with it very hard. Don't take it for granted that they are just dabbling with something that people will just laugh off the day after. For some of those deeply enough involved with a doomsday cult - there may not BE a day after. You need to reach them as fast as possible. It can take time to debrief a brainwashed person, so act now. Don't just wait to see if they will "snap out of it." Don't let any of your friends or loved ones be one of those for whom that day actually is the end of the world.