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Postscript: The "New Age" phenomenon is rather diffuse and a lot falls under its umbrella, but my impression is that "New Agers" tend to be well-educated and financially well-off (there are always exceptions, of course). Now, I don't know what percentage of New Agers believe that the world is coming to an end in 2012 simply because the Mayans didn't feel a need to extend their calendar farther than that, but you have to wonder how can well-educated people believe such things? Also, I suspect that some of those who believe in the 2012 date thought Harold Camping was nuts for thinking the world is going to end in October of this year. But, isn't that like the pot calling the kettle black?