The Mayan civilization had their own way of measuring and seeing time.
They expressed their visions and ideas of time on stone, mostly round (wheel) tablets.
The Maya people thought of time in unique moments. Each day is unique and has it's own specific characteristics. They had the same idea with chapters in large time dimensions. Like in an aeon, era or millenium.
The Time Track Guild
There was a guild of Mayan time keepers or time trackers calculating the coming time, the future, and describe it on stone tablets.
There's a very interesting article about this subject:
The Mayan Clock Was Broken By The Inquisition
The Mayan Calendar is expiring because there are no more time-keepers. The next cycle of years and eons became impossible to calculate when the ancient guild of stargazers was abolished by the Spanish conquistadores. Cultural assault, not a looming apocalypse, is the reason for the loss of the Mayan system of tracking time.
The year 2012 hype was like the Y2K hype. In both cases people thought it would be the end of the world, caused by a time element.
The widely accepted news story on 2012 was that the Maya had a prophecy. That the world would end in 2012. The internet was filled with websites and videos on the 2012 subject. Some people even started serious preparing years, weeks in advance of 2012. There were 2012 cults who started to live underground in caves. To be prepared for the 2012 Apocalypse.
But Nothing Happened
That's because it was not an end of the world prediction by the Maya time track guild. The notorious 2012 stone tablet was a desription of some sort of change or shift event around 2012.
A new era would emerge after 2012. Not the end of the world, as we know it.
The world of today is very intense.
People are more outspoken of their beliefs. Even more forms of openly radical belief systems have emerged. A division of people seem to happen more often. But also more unity and the rise of new eco-communities. People want to live more natural.
Some reports on the world wide web say that the global crime rates have decreased after 2012. And meanwhile we can see on the mainstream news more extreme forms of crime, which is just a very small percentage compared to all of humanity.
Many people have become more aware. The new food revolution may be a good example. Healthy eating, raw food and lots of cooking shows on television.
People want to know what's in their food. And they don't want no more things that are non-natural.
We are what we eat. The cells of the body are renewed or replaced once in a certain time (7 years?). Good healthy food contains sunlight and water. Cells that were formed with sunlight are the building blocks. It's like eating light crystals. And crystals have their own frequency.
For example: Quartz watches have a quartz crystal to measure time. The (water in the) human body also contains crystals. Atoms (in food) are like nano clockworks.
This means that whole new generations after 2012 who are growing up with healthy food are eating fresh new nano clockworks. (With the exception of Gen-Tech food?).
And meanwhile the Large Hadron Collider is trying to find particles in the most nano realm of human existence. What is that empty time and space between atoms, quarks and other mini-nano worlds? They may have found answers. After 2012.
A website that shows the (present) daily Mayan calendar day: mayanmajix.com