2012 Is the Mayan doomsday prophecy real? For two thousand years, the Mayan Calendar has prophesied the end of mankind on a date equating to December 21st, 2012. As the date approaches, greed, corruption, economic collapse, and violence seem to be pushing our species to the predicted brink of disaster. But there is another Doomsday threat looming in our near future, a very real threat that can wipe-out not only humanity but our entire planet. As you read this preview, a team of physicists in Geneva are using a $10 billion science experiment to smash atoms together at near light speed, hoping to re-create the Big Bang in their ego-driven search for the Higgs Boson — the God particle — ignoring the fact that these collisions give birth to stranglets – miniature black holes, any one of which can escape into our universe and grow. Best-selling author Steve Alten’’s third book in the Mayan Prophecy series is a doomsday rollercoaster ride of adventure that follows Immanuel Gabriel, the surviving Hero Twin depicted in the Popol Vuh, as he takes us to the end of the world and back again for one last shot at salvation and a chance meeting with his deceased grandfather, archaeologist Julius Gabriel. In the process Julius reveals everything the Mayans knew and feared –– from the very secrets of creation that predates the Big Bang to the existence of extraterrestrials that have come to Earth to save our species. The universe is not what it seems, nor is human existence, and that this ticking clock of physicality that begins at conception and terminates with our final breath is neither the end nor the beginning, but an elaborate ruse constructed as a test. And we are failing miserably.