2012 and The Mayan Calender - The Mayan Calendar is ending on December 21st 2012. What will happen to us between now and then? Are there other prophecies that also predict the closing of this world age and the start of a new beginning? Does the past tell us anything about what is happening now or our future?
John Major Jenkins is one of the worlds leading experts on the ancient Mayan Civilization. An in-depth article about John and his work related to 2012 was recently featured in the New York Times.
John Major Jenkins is an independent researcher who has devoted himself to reconstructing ancient Mayan cosmology and philosophy. Since 1986, John has traveled to Mexico and Central America seven times. In 1990 he helped build a school in San Pedro, near Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. In 1994 he delivered relief supplies to a Quiché Maya community in the Western highlands of Guatemala. Since beginning his odyssey of research and discovery with the Maya, John has authored dozens of articles and many books, including: Journey to the Mayan Underworld (Four Ahau Press, Boulder, CO: 1989) Mirror in the Sky (Four Ahau Press, 1991)
Tzolkin: Visionary Perspectives and Calendar Studies (Borderland Sciences Research Foundation, Garberville, CA: 1992/1994) Mayan Sacred Science (Four Ahau Press, Boulder, CO: 1994) Maya Cosmogenesis 2012 (Bear & Company, Santa Fe, NM: 1998).
His 2002 book, Galactic Alignment: The Transformation of Consciousness According to Mayan, Egyptian, and Vedic Traditions was released with Inner Traditions International (Rochester, VT) in August 2002. John’s co-authored book with Marty Matz, is called Pyramid of Fire and was released in November 2004. He also facilitated the translation of The Key to the Kalevala by Pekka Ervast, editing and writing the introduction for it. This classic text on Finnish mythology was published with Blue Dolphin Publishers in 1999. In 1995 John was appointed literary executor for Eino Friberg, Finnish-American poet and translator of The Kalevala, the national epic of the Finnish people. As a visiting scholar, Jenkins has taught classes at The Institute of Maya Studies in Miami, The Maya Calendar Congress in Mexico, The Esalen Institute, Naropa University and many other venues both nationally and abroad. Web Site: http://alignment2012.com/
Jay Weidner is an author, filmmaker and hermetic scholar. Besides co-authoring, The Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye; Alchemy and the End of Time, and A Monument to the End of Time (with Vincent Bridges). Jay has also produced and directed the documentary films: Secrets of Alchemy: The Great Cross and the End of Time, Earth Under Fire (shown on national television), ArtMind with noted sacred artist Alex Grey, Healing Sounds with best selling writer Jonathan Goldman, Yoga of Light by author and sacred dancer Sharron Rose, and Healing the Luminous Body with Shaman/author Dr. Alberto Villoldo. Jay’s new book Alchemical Cinema: A Search for the Spirit in Contemporary Filmmaking will be published this fall. From 1991 to 1995, Jay was the Public Affairs Director at KCMU-FM in Seattle. He also produced and hosted the weekly radio show Mind Over Matters, where he interviewed a who's-who of dynamic and important personalities such as Richard Hoagland, Noam Chomsky, Terence McKenna, Peter Dale Scott and many others. Web Site: http://www.jayweidner.com/