Man had been busy about his Age. But without fanfare, the Age of Man/War was winding down. A 25-year period of purification began, destined to end around 2012. (Many major events occurred in those years between 1987-2012.)
The Mayan long count ended 12/21/12. Perhaps there would be no more completed cycles. Perhaps there was a defining moment or event. Time as it was known ended. The end of the last 260 year cycle and the beginning of the next (incomplete?) cycle is a time of transition including colossal environmental destruction, social chaos, war, and earth changes.
In this time between the ages there will be a tear(s) in time, which can be stepped through. Will it bring the anticipated return of leaders, luminescent beings, or a resurrection of the dead?
The Age of Carnage begins, for however long it can last. It ends with a judgment and utter destruction of that which is e v i l.
After this Age of Carnage, the consensus is there will be a glorious millennium of spiritual reawakening and peace.