Remember the movie 2012? You surely had your heart in your mouth after watching the end of the world as shown in the movie. Speculations have been made that December 21, 2012, the supposed end date of the Maya calendar, marks the end of the world. But wait... according to latest updates, 2012 is not bringing the doomsday.

In a recent address to the world, the National Council of Elders Mayas, Xinca and Garifuna confirmed that the end of the Maya calendar has nothing to do with the end of the world. The council partnered with the California-based company, Positive Purpose Productions (P-Qubd LLC), to deliver the message of the Maya to the world as part of the Shift of the Ages project.

Through their leader Wakatel Utiw, Wandering Wolf, also known as Don Alejandro Cirilo Perez Oxlaj, the council said in a press release, 2012 is not the end of the world, nor did we ever predict that it would end: not now, not at the end of our Long Count calendar, not on December 21, 2012. Do not trust self-proclaimed elders, gurus and pseudo scientists who, for their own personal gain, create fear in the name of the Maya.

Although people think that the Maya are an extinct civilization, the council claims that there are over 10 million living Maya, mostly in Central America and southern Mexico. They are led by a council of elders who meet and confer regularly on local and global affairs, said the council.

The Maya elders said there is much misinformation, spread mostly by self-proclaimed elders, gurus and pseudo scientists. Many of them do this for their own personal gain, to exploit the name of the Maya or to spread fear that the world is going to end in 2012, they added.

Harold Egbert Camping, a Christian radio broadcaster in California, predicted that May 21, 2011 would be the end of the world. He said New Zealand's Christmas Island would be hit by a massive earthquake at around 6 o'clock Philadelphia time. But his doomsday prediction has failed as no earthquake took place in the region even after local time 6.P.M. passed the Christmas Island.

Offering prophetic insights, the National Council of Elders Mayas, Xinca and Garifuna said it's the human actions that have created a world out of balance. According to the Mayan calendar, the council said, the world will be in great pain if humanity doesn't immediately change its destructive behaviour and restore balance to the planet.