Sunday, December 25, 2011

The 2012 Story: The Myths, Fallacies, and Truth Behind the Most Intriguing Date in History


by John Major Jenkins
A Tarcher/Penguin paperback
Oct 14, 2010; ISBN: 978-158542-823-6


From the scholar and author who brought 2012—the Mayan calendar “end date”—to general awareness nearly two decades ago comes an engrossing book that provides the one thing that any discussion of 2012 sorely needs: perspective.

If you’re confused as to what 2012 signifies and where this date originated, you’re not alone. Between the doomsday scenarios propagated by Hollywood and the wild-eyed theories of other prophecy enthusiasts, it’s difficult to discern where the truth lies. As a veteran scholar of Maya studies who has been interviewed by the History Channel, the Discovery Channel and “Coast to Coast,” among others, John Major Jenkins has worked to dispel these 2012 misapprehensions.

In The 2012 Story: The Myths, Fallacies, and Truth Behind the Most Intriguing Date in History, he offers the most comprehensive overview of this phenomenon to date, addressing:
  • How the early Maya devised the calendar that gives us the cycle ending in 2012
  • How the calendar was rediscovered and reconstructed in our era
  • What cycle endings really meant to the Maya – and how we can apply this knowledge to our current times
  • How the 2012 idea has been interpreted by traditional scholars and popular culture
  • How we can cut through all the noise about 2012 and gain true wisdom from the Maya teachings about this moment
A thorough and accessible exploration, The 2012 Story provides a full portrait of how we can understand 2012, from its cultural and scientific roots to its spiritual teachings. And most importantly, Jenkins shows readers how to bring this knowledge to bear in our current times and view 2012 as the Maya did—not as an end date but as a period of transformation and renewal.

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