New Book By Douglas Woodward Unveils “Transhuman” Connection To Year 2012 Doomsday Predictions
The Real Meaning of 2012 – Part One
by S. Douglas Woodward
Is 2012 the End of the World?
While many in our world today are frantically anticipating a possible apocalypse, most gurus and guides of a not-so-new spirituality associated with popular 2012 books generally dismiss the end of days as the likely outcome.
Instead, they predict that we are rushing inevitably toward an historic time of transformation. On December 21, 2012, the alignment of the earth, sun, and galactic center (as predicted by the Maya), will provide the impetus to remake our world and to change all of us for the better!
In the introduction to the book, The Mystery of 2012, publisher Tami Simon declares that,
2012 is most often described as a choice point, a time of intensified possibility and opportunity, rather than an apocalyptic time bomb destined to explode at midnight on December 21, 2012… Opening to the possibilities of 2012 required us to open to mystery, to open to the powers of the cosmos that are transhuman.” (Emphasis mine) 
Greg Braden, a prominent author in the 2012 “movement” (if I may be allowed to call it that in this paper), confirms this perspective:
…there is nothing in any of the prophecies that tells us unconditionally that the world itself will end on this date. What they do say is that the world as we have known it will enter a time of change on this date. How we respond to that change will define how we experience it and our lives in the next age of our existence.