Author and researcher John Major Jenkins returned for a discussion on the Mayans and 2012. He first began researching the Mayan calendar in the early 1990s and discovered that their Long Count calendar (which ends on Dec. 21, 2012) originated with the Mayan's predecessors, the Izapans and the Olmecs. It was Jenkins who first made the connection between the galactic alignment and 2012/Mayan tradition.
The sun is due to align with the Milky Way's galactic center in 2012, as part of a 26,000 year cycle. But rather than viewing this cycle as going around in circle, Jenkins suggested it could be thought of as the expansion and contraction of a circle. We're not coming to the end of time, but to the "center of time," he explained, adding that we have the opportunity to connect with our true source/center during this period.
The galactic "alignment zone" is a gradual occurrence, and Jenkins is not necessarily expecting calamity to occur in 2012. "We need to look beyond the apocalypse veil, towards transformation and renewal," he commented.
First hour guest Dannion Brinkley, marking the anniversary of his first (9/17/75) and third (9/17/97) near death experiences, discussed the spiritual realms he traveled to during these episodes such as the "blue-gray place." He also spoke about his volunteer work with The Twilight Brigade.