many new age thinkers believe that the ending of this cycle will correspond to a global "consciousness sift"... the idea of spiritual evolution, and possibly of leading the world into the New Age. Others believe in a galactic allignment, many Christians belive that their Lord would save them from the destruction that is bound to happen on earth (although the christian bible dosnt give a date, many choose to believe that this will occur on the 21st of December, because of all the other beliefs). I, personally i belive that sections of the theorys could potentially happen. I think that the Galactic allignment will cause a spiritual shift, spiritualism will become somewhat mainstream. I belive that the earth will be reborn, rejuvenated (as will we also) and begin a new cycle of its life...