PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Are you ready Pittsburgh? As prophesied by the ancient Mayans, and certified by Native American spiritual leaders, Mayan scholars, and the Dalai Lama, Dec. 21, 2012, is the date of a new cycle that will usher in a 1,000 years of peace and love- and Pittsburgh is the portal to this new age.

“We are at the conclusion of a 26,000 year cycle, and when this happens, there is a galactic alignment that occurs in the heavens between the Earth, the Sun and the center of the Milky Way Galaxy,” Vickie Hanchin, a local psychiatrist, said.  “It offers cosmic support to make the leap of consciousness, to shift from the love of power to the power of the world.”

Hanchin has become the unofficial spokesperson for this cosmic enlightenment theory, and has even written a book on the subject called “The Seer and The Sayer: Revelations of the New Earth.”

Other local Native American spiritual leaders like Tenanche Rose-Golden, the Beike of the Caney Indian Spiritual Circle of Pittsburgh, have also studied the Mayan prophesy and agree with Hanchin that this is the beginning of a new age, and not the end of the world as some believe.

“The media has a dual role in this,” says Rose-Golden. “People can either believe a story that it is the end of the world or they can get the information that this is a shift in consciousness, a window of opportunity in which human beings can look toward coming back into peace and harmony with one another.”

So what does Pittsburgh have to do with this? Rose-Golden says that the configuration of the meeting of three rivers with a fourth underneath is a sacred point on Earth that corresponds with the heavens.

“The Maya people have seen this as a configuration in the cosmos as star rivers, as well as the dark rift in the Milky Way. They interpret these as connections between human beings and these cosmic cycles of possibility and evolution of consciousness,” Rose-Golden said.

This theory makes Pittsburgh the center of this new age, as well as the possibility that the waters of the fourth water have healing properties.

“It’s right here- it’s Pittsburgh,” says Rose-Golden. “We’re it.”

Listen to Vickie Hanchin

Listen to Tenanche Rose-Golden