From the pioneering author who helped introduce the question of 2012 into the global spiritual community comes an epic exploration of the authentic origins and meaning of this portentous date.
On December 21, 2012, the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar will reach the end of a great cycle. At the same time, the earth, the sun and the center of the galaxy will come together in an extremely rare cosmic alignment. More and more people believe that our world will experience a tran ...show moresformation in 2012, but few are aware of the complete history of significance of the date.
John Major Jenkins, one of the most authoritative voices of the 2012 movement, has created the crucial guide to this phenomenon. Drawing from his own groundbreaking research (including his involvement in the modern reconstruction of Maya 2012 cosmology), Jenkins surveys the roots and significance of 2012 in Maya thought, modern astronomy, ancient prophecy, and metaphysical philosophy, and explores why it has become a focal point for millions today.
'One of the most popular authors in the 2012 category,' John major Jenkins 'helped usher in this craze.'
- Lisa Miller, Newsweek
'As mush as Jenkins has made a place for himself in the 2012 discussion through his independent research on the Maya and precession, he has made an even greater impact by apply academic rigor to the theories of his contemporaries and exposing . . . their inconsistencies with established Mayanist scholarship.'
- Benjamin Anastas, The New York Times Magazine
'The most global and erudite voice of a swelling chorus of Galactic Center theorists. By framing the subject in the context of the Primordial Tradition, he raises it to a new level of seriousness and of reassurance.'
- Joscelyn Godwin, Colgate University
'A fascinating journey through the history of the ancient Maya . . . combining impeccable scholarship with incisive critical intellect, the author dispels the misconceptions and sensational spe ...show less
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