According to NASA our Milkyway galaxy center (a massive black hole) is about 26,000 light years away from us.
The Mayan calendar is a 26,000 year cycle.
Our sun aligns with our galaxy center (center plane?) once every 26,000 years.
Star (our sun) and planets Polar shifting, rotation changing, climate changes, could be what happens when a solar system crosses over a galaxy plane that separates galaxy polarity.
A change in speed of light, expanding galaxy from our POV, etc..
It would also seem, from a POV of getting closer to a black hole, compressing, that the rest of the universe is expanding at an ever increasing rate. An expanding universe is what Science is perceiving today, but from our POV.
Light cannot escape a black hole, where things can move faster than the speed of light. and as you move closer to the black hole, the distant speed of light relevant to you will seem to slow while the flash light you hold will still show a consistent light speed radiated. The faster you move the slower the light passing by you from a distant point, will seem, relevant to you. Like racing with the speed of light competition. Two stars moving away from each other, each at just over half the speed of light will not see each others light, but instead see ... dark matter. (Hmmm, I wonder how long it will take Scientist to figure this out?) Is the darkness of a black hole relevant to expanding space in this way? Probably.
So in late 2012 we will see the light, or darkness, that was generated from our galaxy center 26,000 light years ago and from the same POV/position relative to the galactic plane in our galaxy as we were in when that light or darkness was created (hmmm, light speed sync with our galaxy?). And the Mayans even made a calendar for it? As I have been finding on the internet, it seems the Mayans knew a great deal about our solar system, some of which we have only discovered in the last couple decades with our advanced technology. Technology the Mayans did not have?
What the odds that we are not alone and the Mayans were not "guessing"?
There is to much pointing at late 2012 from so many directions that even if nothing happens, something still will happen. At the very least, a great deal of mysticism will end, and that in itself is something of great significance.
Imagine a human world with a great reduction in mysticism. Imagine how we may very well move forward in real advancements, by being on the same page lacking mysticism to distract and detour us.