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The Everything Guide to 2012: All you need to know about the theories, beliefs, and history surrounding the ancient Mayan prophecies [NOOK Book]

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What's going to happen on December 21, 2012?

The winter solstice in 2012 is the end of the current Mayan calendar cycle. There are lots of theories about what will happen on this date. Will all life on Earth end? Will humans reach a higher spiritual plane? Will visitors from another planet arrive? Noted Mayan expert Mark Heley leads you through all the theories and debates surrounding this mysterious event. He takes a reasoned approach to the ...

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The Everything Guide to 2012: All you need to know about the theories, beliefs, and history surrounding the ancient Mayan prophecies

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Overview

What's going to happen on December 21, 2012?

The winter solstice in 2012 is the end of the current Mayan calendar cycle. There are lots of theories about what will happen on this date. Will all life on Earth end? Will humans reach a higher spiritual plane? Will visitors from another planet arrive? Noted Mayan expert Mark Heley leads you through all the theories and debates surrounding this mysterious event. He takes a reasoned approach to the subject, relying on astronomy and climate changes, rather than myths and stories.

This book features fascinating information, including:

  • The Mayan cyclical view of time
  • Modern interpretations of prophecies and predictions of rapid change
  • Galactic alignment and Mayan theories on the origin of the universe
  • Earth changes, the fall of civilizations, and apocalyptic theories
You will learn about the possible cultural and social impacts of the predicted events. The author also shares his ideas on what life might be like around and after 12/21/2012. This guide also includes an easy-to-use Mayan calendar date conversion chart. With this chart, you can use the calendar as a personal predictive and astrological tool as you prepare for the quickly approaching date.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440501630
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 10/18/2009
  • Series: Everything
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author


Mark Heley (Glastonbury, England) has been a pioneering researcher of Mayan culture and the theories surrounding 2012 for nearly a decade. He is the producer and director of the 2012 documentary called Frequency Shift and has spoken at events and conferences across the United Kingdom, Canada, Europe, and the United States on the subject. He has been a professional journalist for twenty years and has an honors degree in philosophy from Cambridge University.
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Table of Contents

The Top Ten Interesting Ideas about What Might Happen in 2012 x

Introduction xi

Who Are the Maya? 1

he Rise of a Civilization 2

The Center of Mayan Life 3

Contrasting the Mayan Sense of Time with Our Own 5

Cycles Within Cycles 7

The Cult of Time 8

The Disappearance of the Maya 9

The Mayan Calendar 11

The Mayan System of Numbers 12

The Twenty Day Signs 14

The Tzolkin 15

The Haab 19

The Calendar Round 20

Prophecies of the Maya 23

The Origins of the Long Count 24

The Venus Round 27

The Short Count and the Books of Chilam Batam 29

The Fall of Mayapan 33

The Tortuguero Prophecy 34

The Maya Today 37

It Takes a Village 38

Honoring the Directions 40

The Fifth and Sixth Worlds of Creation 42

Don Alejandro Ctrillo 43

Hunbatz Men 44

Carlos Barrios 46

Harmonic Convergence and the Mayan Factor 49

The Feathered Serpent 50

The Harmonic Convergence 51

The Mayan Factor 53

Accelerating Times 54

The Mathemagic of the Calendar 60

Dreamspeli and the Thirteen-Moon Calendar 61

Dreamspeli, the Journey of Timeship Earth 62

Time as Art Replaces Time as Money 62

The Thirteen Tones of Creation 64

The Calendar Controversy 66

The Thirteen-Moon Calendar Change Movement 69

The Planet Art Network 72

The Pyramids of Time 75

The Wave of History 76

The World Tree 77

The Nine-Level Pyramid of the Underworld 79

The Debate about the Mayan Calendar End Date 82

Venus Transits 84

Speculations and Interpretations 86

Mayan Calendar Almanac 89

An Introduction to Using the Calendar 90

The Traditional Count 91

New Age Interpretation of theTzolkin 93

Finding Your Day Sign 94

The Twenty Day Signs 99

The Thirteen Tones of Creation106

Following the Wavespell 107

The Thirteen Numbers and Their Powers 108

The Galactic Alignment 111

Precession of the Equinoxes 112

The Winter Solstice Galactic Alignment 113

Galactic Cycles 115

The Discoveries at Izapa 117

The Mayan Creation Event 119

The Possible Effects of the Galactic Alignment 120

The Fractal at the End of Time 123

Psychedelics and 2012 124

The I Ching as a Lunar Calendar 126

Novelty Theory 128

The Timewave Predictions for 2012 129

Critique of the Timewave 131

Surfing the Galactic Superwave 133

Galactic Superwave Theory 134

The Great Flood and Ice Melt 136

Superluminal Gravitational Waves and the Asian Tsunami 138

Geocosmic Cycles and Magnetic Pole Reversal 139

Precession, 2012, and Superwaves 140

Plasma Changes in the Solar System 143

The Role of Plasma in Recent Solar System Changes 144

Changes to the Sun 146

The Maunder Minimum 148

Solar Shutdown 149

Cosmic Rays and Climate Change 150

Earth Changes and the Pole Shift 153

Earth Changes 154

The Magnetic Pole Shift 155

The Impact of Technological Civilization on the Biosphere 156

Changes in the Magnetic Field Affecting Nature 157

Responding to the Electromagnetic Crisis 159

Electromagnetic Disruption 160

Magnetic Versus Physical Pole Shift 162

Atmospheric Plasma and UFOs 169

Self-Luminous Formations 170

Plasmic Weather Phenomena 173

Large-Scale Natural Self-Luminous Formations 175

Project Condign and UFOs 176

Are Plasmas Alive? 178

Plasmic Effects Expected to Increase Toward 2012 181

Crop Circles and Orbs 183

Orbs in Folklore 184

Orbs in Digital Photography 184

Orbs and Meditation 186

Plasma Vortex Theory of Crop Circle Creation 188

The Symbolic Language of Crop Circles 193

The Evolution of Crop Circle Formations 194

Fractal Crop Formations 194

Message Crop Formations 196

Messages from Aliens? 198

Crop Formations and the Mayan Calendar 200

The 2012 Crop Formation 204

Planet X and Nemesis 207

The Search for Planet X 208

The Outer Planets 209

Nibiru and the Destroyer 211

The Secrets of the Oort Cloud 213

The Search for Nemesis the Death Star 214

Wise: The Telescope That Could Solve the Mystery 217

The Binary Star Theory 219

The Change from a Geocentric to Heliocentric Worldview 220

The Change from a Heliocentric to a Galactocentric Worldview 221

Walter Cruttenden and the Binary Research Institute 221

Does Nemesis Cause Precession? 223

Are You Sirius? 224

Myths of Precession 225

The Yuga Cycle 225

Binary Stars and EM Fields 227

Critiques of the Binary Star Theory 228

The Chaos Point and the Noosphere 231

The Global Tipping Point 232

Chaos Theory 232

The Civilization of Hobs 234

The Biosphere 236

The Gaia Hypothesis 236

The Noosphere 238

The Omega Point 240

The Telepathic Human 241

The Global Brain and the Singularity 243

The Global Brain 244

The Technological Singularity 246

Transhumanism 248

Which Theory to Choose? 249

Cosmic Synergism 251

What Can We Do? 255

What Will Happen in 2012? 256

Low Probability Catastrophic Events 256

Higher Probability Global Crisis Events 258

Peak Oil and the Deindustrial Revolution 261

Life in the Noosphere 264

Coherence 265

Preparing for 2012 269

Planetization Versus Globalization 270

Appendix A A Glossary of Mayan Words 273

Appendix B A Glossary of Scientific Terms 275

Appendix C Online Resources 277

Appendix D Text Resources 279

Index 285

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