The Mayan calendar and the end of the world

In 2012 the Mayan calendar ends. Instead of fantasies about the end of the world, the esoteric scene interprets the date as a leap into a higher consciousness – as a beginning of a better life. A spiritual travel group is looking for traces in Mexico. Anthropologists in contrast discover 2012 as a new cycle of the chronology of this lost Central American high culture. But 2012, so the anthropologists, was never meant to be an apocalyptical date.