i'd like to share something i found in the encyclopedia brittanica online. this is from the entry on "eschatology":
this entry cleared up much confusion in my mind around 2012. firstly, i found it quite interesting that, fifteen years into discussion on the law of one and 2012, i hadn't yet clearly defined a key concept that is fundamental to any discussion on the matter.eschatology, theological doctrine of the “last things,” or the end of the world.
because the origins of biblical eschatology are found in unique “historical” events (such as the exodus of the hebrews from egypt in the 13th century bc), difficulties occur when eschatological concepts are imposed on the framework of other religions. in religions outside the biblical tradition, there is no “end” but rather a cyclic pattern of cosmic destruction and rebirth. therefore, a distinction must be made between mythical and historical eschatologies.
mythical eschatology, then, can be defined in terms of the “myth of the eternal return,” which posits a cyclic view of history. in religious festivals, the lost time of history is regenerated and eternity is represented. through the ritualistic repetition of the creation of the cosmos, the impression of transience is proved wrong. everything is shown to remain in place, hope is inherent in memory, and future salvation is depicted as a return to the primordial origin or to an original golden age. in mythical eschatology, the meaning of history is found in a celebration of the eternity of the cosmos and the repeatability of the origin of the world.
historical eschatology, on the contrary, is grounded not in a mythical primal happening but in events in time that provide the structure of history and are essential to its progress. biblical and biblically influenced eschatologies are historical and directed toward the historical future. in this view, experiences are never universal. rituals such as passover and seder are not attempts to repeat events and experiences but are ways to remember them through the telling of history and tradition. rituals are events in which a novum (a new or extraordinary event or action) is symbolically experienced. hope is thus grounded in historical remembrance but transcends what is remembered historically.
discussions on 2012 often revolve around a debate between an apocalyptic and millenialistic eschatological view. but both of these views fall under the category of historical eschatology, where the 2012 prophecy is based on a mythical eschatology.
for example, many people view the 2012 prophecy through the apocalyptic lens of increasingly destructive earth changes leading up to a sort of mad max "end of the world" scenario where only a few people survive to rebuild society after the destruction.
interestingly, nearly every media reference to 2012 couches the event in terms of this apocalyptic worldview. of course, this makes it easy for critics to come in and dismiss the idea as silly, pointing to all the failed apocalyptic predictions of the past.
for as long as civilization has been around, there have been groups of people waiting for "the end" to come. luckily for the rest of the planet, even their fervent, unwavering belief in the apocalypse failed to make it manifest. despite the fact that dw has made it abundantly clear that the law of one does not support an apocalyptic worldview, some insist on interpreting it through the judaeo-christian-muslim lens of historical eschatology.
there is also an ongoing debate promoted by the "gradualist" theory of 2012 which argues that the transition to 4d is not a discrete event, but a gradual one that takes place over many generations. again, despite the fact that dw has argued quite thoroughly that there is little evidence in the law of one to support a gradualist view, some insist on interpreting it through the judaeo-christian-muslim lens of the "thousand years of peace after the coming of the messiah"
based on the definition above, it is crystal clear that dw interprets the law of one through the lens of a mythical eschatology that posits "the end" to be a renewal and rebirth into the next golden age. and i feel compelled to point out that the vast majority of the evidence in the law of one supports this view.
even mainstream mayan archaeologists concur that the mayan calendar is not based on a linear view of time, with events working themselves up to some sort of grand climax, but rather on a cyclical view of time where alpha and omega are one and the same. mainstream archaeology also uses this to dismiss any real significance to 2012. seems like even they have a hard time separating themselves from the historical eschatology of judaeo-christian-muslim worldview... and they are the experts!
i just thought this might help to clear up some confusion and hopefully bypass some future debates and recapitulations of loo cosmology.