The Finger of God and the End of the Great Year
The winter solstice of 2012 marks the most prophesized moment in human history. Mayan cosmologists etched the long-count calendar of events of humanity's evolution in stone. This calendar has provided some of the most accurate predictions known in our history. The Maya observed the precession of the equinoxes and foresaw the coming of a celestial alignment of great magnitude. This alignment will happen on the winter solstice, December 21 of 2012, bringing to conclusion the Mayan calendar and the great year. The great year is a 25,800-year cycle, consisting of twelve ages of about 2,150 years each, including the Age of Pisces and concluding at the beginning of the Age of Aquarius.
On this day, our Sun will intersect the ecliptic — the apparent annual path of Earth around the Sun — at zero degrees Capricorn and align with the galactic equator, creating a cosmic cross. The Maya called this cross the sacred tree; it is also known as the tree of life. According to Mayan mythology, the Sun (our father) rises to join with the center of the sacred tree. The trunk of the tree is the Milky Way, and the main branch intersecting the tree is the ecliptic.
At the same time, our Sun will enter a stellar canal known as the great rift — also called the dark rift — of the Milky Way, near the galactic center. According to modern astronomy, at the center of our galaxy is a black hole that lies behind a corner of the great rift. Mayan shamans perceived the great rift as our spiritual connection to the galactic core and the heart of the universe. They described the great rift as the umbilical cord of the universe.