The Possible Effects of the Galactic Alignment
Jenkins suggests that as the conjunction completes, we may experience a field effect reversal. This would be similar to what happens when the earth's terrestrial equator is crossed. When water is poured into a sink, in the northern hemisphere it will escape through a plughole by spiraling in a clockwise direction. In the southern hemisphere, this direction of spin is reversed to counterclockwise. When the boundary of the equator is crossed, a null point is reached and water pours directly downward. This is called the Coriolis Effect.
This helps illustrate how very large but diffuse forces can create significant effects on a small scale when polarities are reversed. This field effect reversal may possibly lead to physical effects like changes in the magnetic field of Earth or other disruptions. The effect may also be felt in much more subtle ways.
This idea of a shift in polarity has been interpreted to mean that we may experience either a magnetic or physical pole reversal. Jenkins is not predicting this. Any effect would happen because we are in resonance with the energy coming from the galactic center. We can, Jenkins claims, expect to have our basic orientations inverted and “on the level of human civilization, our basic assumptions and foundational values will be exposed.”
Jenkins's theories about the Mayan calendar end date of December 21, 2012, are well researched and backed up by good archaeological and mythological evidence. They also agree with both the academic and traditional Mayan interpretations of the calendar. But acceptance of his theory by mainstream Mayan research has been slow in coming.
Scholars tend to downplay the importance of 2012. This is largely an attempt to resist the onslaught of poorly researched opinion and general hype about the date. In Jenkins's case, this dismissive approach seems mistaken. Of all the contemporary ideas that have been proposed about the meaning of the Mayan calendar and its end date of 2012, his are among the most elegant and are well grounded in credible research.