The Mystery of 2012: Predictions, Prophecies, and Possibilities

The Mystery of 2012: Predictions, Prophecies, and Possibilities

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Are we coming to the end of a cosmic cycle? Will there be an age of awakening, or even an end to the world we know? For the first time, the leading authorities on the 2012 phenomenon are all given voice in a single book: The Mystery of 2012.

From the prophecies of the Mayan astronomers to modern predictions about social, ecological, and spiritual

Overview

Are we coming to the end of a cosmic cycle? Will there be an age of awakening, or even an end to the world we know? For the first time, the leading authorities on the 2012 phenomenon are all given voice in a single book: The Mystery of 2012.

From the prophecies of the Mayan astronomers to modern predictions about social, ecological, and spiritual changes to our world, this comprehensive anthology offers you a chance to examine the mystery from every angle—and to decide for yourself whether 2012 will end with a whimper or a bang.

Whether you’re a skeptic, a true believer, or simply “2012 curious,” here is a thought-provoking exploration of this approaching landmark in human history.

The book includes essay by the following list of scholars, scientists, philosophers, and cutting-edge thinkers:

  • Arjuna Ardagh
  • José Argüelles, PhD
  • Gregg Braden
  • Carl Johan Calleman, PhD
  • Gill Edwards
  • Jean Houston, PhD
  • Barbara Marx Hubbard
  • Janosh
  • John Major Jenkins
  • Lawrence E. Joseph
  • John Lamb Lash
  • Ervin Laszlo
  • Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, PhD
  • Meg Blackburn Losey, PhD
  • Joanna R. Macy, PhD
  • Karl Maret, MD
  • Corinne McLaughlin
  • James O’Dea
  • Christine Page, MD
  • John L. Petersen
  • Daniel Pinchbeck
  • Sharron Rose
  • Peter Russell
  • Robert K. Sitler
  • Geoff Stray
  • Jay Weidner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591798590
Publisher:
Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Arjuna Ardagh

Arjuna Ardagh is the founder of the Living Essence Foundation in Nevada City, California, a non-profit organization dedicated to the awakening of consciousness within the context of ordinary life. He is the author of Relaxing into Clear Seeing, How About Now?, The Last Laugh (a novel), and The Translucent Revolution, and the creator of the Living Essence Audio Series. For more information on Arjuna and his work, go to www.livingessence.com and www.translucents.com.


José Argüelles
José Argüelles 1939-2011

José Argüelles was an author, artist, and educator who founded Planet Art Network and the Foundation for the Law of Time. As one of the originators of the Earth Day concept, Argüelles helped organize an "art happening" that led in 1971 to the first Whole Earth Festival, now in its 40th year. He held a PhD in Art History and Aesthetics from the University of Chicago. José’s career as an educator has included professorships at Princeton University, University of California Davis, Evergreen State College, the Naropa Institute, San Francisco State University, the University of Colorado, and the Union Graduate School.

José was one of the first spiritual teachers to focus on the Mayan Calendar. The foundation for the harmonic convergence was laid out in Arguelles' 1987 book, The Mayan Factor: Path Beyond Technology. He also wrote Earth Ascending, Surfers of the Zuvuya, The Arcturus Probe and Time and the Technosphere: The Law of Time in Human Affairs. His official biography is 2012: Biography of a Time-Traveler.

Gregg Braden

Gregg Braden is a New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality. For more than two decades, he has immersed himself in researching global spiritual wisdom and ancient texts. He has appeared on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the SyFy Channel, and NBC, and his published works include The Isaiah Effect, The Divine Matrix, The Spontaneous Healing of Belief, and Fractal Time. Gregg’s work is now published in 17 languages and 33 countries and shows us beyond any reasonable doubt that the key to our future lies in the wisdom of our past. He lives in New Mexico.


Carl Johan Calleman
Carl Johan Calleman, Ph.D. holds a doctorate in physical biology and has served as an expert on cancer for the World Health Organization. He began his studies on the Mayan calendar in 1979 and now lectures throughout the world. He is author of Solving the Greatest Mystery of Our Time: The Mayan Calendar and The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness. He lives in Sweden. To learn more about him and his work, go to www.calleman.com and www.maya-portal.net.
Jean Houston

Jean Houston, Ph.D. is an internationally known psychologist, scholar, behavioral scientist and teacher. She is the author or co-author of fifteen books, including Life Force; The Possible Human; Godseed; The Search for the Beloved; and The Hero and the Goddess. Jean Houston leads seminars, workshops and conferences throughout the country.


Janosh

Janosh is a Dutch graphic designer, who has created computer generated art incorporating principles of sacred geometry since 2003. He owns Janosh Art and Design, a popular gallery in central Amsterdam, and regularly tours the U.S. and Europe, exhibiting his work in diverse locations, from the Supperclub in San Francisco to the United Nations. Visit www.janosh-art.com for more information.


John Major Jenkins

John Major Jenkins is a leading expert in the mysteries of ancient Mesoamerican cosmology and calendars. As an independent researcher, he has authored five books and many articles, including Maya Cosmogenesis 2012 and Galactic Alignment.


Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee was born in London in 1953, and has followed the Naqshbandi Sufi path since the age of 19, after meeting Irina Tweedie, author of Daughter of Fire: A Diary of a Spiritual Training with a Sufi Master. He has specialized in the area of dreamwork, integrating the ancient Sufi approach to dreams with the insights of modern psychology, and is the author of several books on the subject. Llewellyn has lectured extensively on Sufism, Jungian psychology, and dreamwork throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.


Daniel Pinchbeck

Daniel Pinchbeck is an author and journalist whose feature articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone,and Esquire, among others. His first book,Breaking Open the Head, was heralded as the most significant work on psychedelic experimentation since Terence McKenna. His second book, the bestselling 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, links indigenous prophecy, the environmental crisis, and modern technology in a new paradigm www.2012thebook.com.

Pinchbeck is a monthly columnist for Conscious Choice magazine and the editorial director of RealitySandwich.com.


Peter Russell

Peter Russell earned his master's degree in computer science form Cambridge University, and trained as a meditation teacher in India under the guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He is the author of nine books including The Global Brain, From Science to God, and Waking Up in Time. Russell has consulted with IBM, Apple, American Express, Swedish Telecom, and Shell Oil on a variety of topics including self-development, creativity, stress management, and sustainable environmental practices.


Jean Houston, Ph.D. is an internationally known psychologist, scholar, behavioral scientist and teacher. She is the author or co-author of fifteen books, including Life Force; The Possible Human; Godseed; The Search for the Beloved; and The Hero and the Goddess. Jean Houston leads seminars, workshops and conferences throughout the country.


Janosh is a Dutch graphic designer, who has created computer generated art incorporating principles of sacred geometry since 2003. He owns Janosh Art and Design, a popular gallery in central Amsterdam, and regularly tours the U.S. and Europe, exhibiting his work in diverse locations, from the Supperclub in San Francisco to the United Nations. Visit www.janosh-art.com for more information.


John Major Jenkins is a leading expert in the mysteries of ancient Mesoamerican cosmology and calendars. As an independent researcher, he has authored five books and many articles, including Maya Cosmogenesis 2012 and Galactic Alignment.


Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee was born in London in 1953, and has followed the Naqshbandi Sufi path since the age of 19, after meeting Irina Tweedie, author of Daughter of Fire: A Diary of a Spiritual Training with a Sufi Master. He has specialized in the area of dreamwork, integrating the ancient Sufi approach to dreams with the insights of modern psychology, and is the author of several books on the subject. Llewellyn has lectured extensively on Sufism, Jungian psychology, and dreamwork throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.


Daniel Pinchbeck is an author and journalist whose feature articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone,and Esquire, among others. His first book,Breaking Open the Head, was heralded as the most significant work on psychedelic experimentation since Terence McKenna. His second book, the bestselling 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, links indigenous prophecy, the environmental crisis, and modern technology in a new paradigm www.2012thebook.com.

Pinchbeck is a monthly columnist for Conscious Choice magazine and the editorial director of RealitySandwich.com.


Sounds True strives to preserve the essential "living wisdom" of each author, artist, or spiritual teacher we publish.

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I found it labor intensive for a lot of the referances they made I was not failure with. I made it through the book but it took forever. The positive I got out of it-it's up to you what you make 2012 so you might as well plan to be positive because being negative isn't going to get you anyplace but down.
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