The Book of Destiny: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012

The Book of Destiny: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012

by Carlos Barrios

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ISBN-13: 9780061833830
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/29/2010
Pages: 353
Sales rank: 843,144
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Carlos Barrios is a renowned anthropologist and authority on Mayan history, culture, astrology and the predictions of the Mayan Calendar. Carlos is a Mayan priest and shaman and a member of the Guatemalan Mayan Elders Council. He was also born into one of the most ancient and sacred Mayan lineages.

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The Book of Destiny: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As someone who has always had an interest in ancient history, anthropology, spirituality, etc., this book has nearly satiated my desire for researching cultural traditions and origins of humanity that coincide with several other cultural beliefs/legends and scientific theories about our current situations and what is expected to occur before, during, and after 2012. As an avid reader and researcher, I still anticipate reading more on this topic from other references that I find as well, but it will be VERY difficult to top this book.
bronnum on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Even though the The Book of Destiny is non-fiction, it is for anyone who enjoys themes like Raiders of the Lost Ark or the Stargate genre. This book is a quick read and purports to give us insight into the beginnings of humanity on this planet by sharing the oral history of the Mayan Elders of a civilization that thrived around 5,500 years ago. The author, Carlos Barrios, explains how he becomes involved with the Mayan Elders and then outlines key historical events and prophecies. Included in the prophecies is the existence and purpose of the crystal skulls. It is well worth a read, if for nothing else then to peak your interests in archeology and open your mind to new ideas on possible human histories. If you are interested in how the heavens may give you some insight into your daily life, the last half of the book explains the Maya signs and provides charts so that you can determine what sign you were born under (much like the signs of the Zodiac, only a little more complicated in the way you determine your sign).I became interested in the topic of 2012 when I saw a trailer for the popular movie with that title. Since reading the book I have done research and have seen a number of History Channel and National Geographic documentaries not just on the Maya, but on the remains of civilizations dating around 5,500+ years ago. As archeologist discover more and more about the ruins around the globe, their findings leave us with more questions than answers: with all our technology we cannot figure out how they crafted these incredible temples and pyramids. What is clear is that even though divided by great distances building and glyphs from this period have very similar themes. I personally found it interesting, that Mayan histories have tales in common with Biblical accounts. This certainly flies in the face of the evolutionists who are hemmed in by their beliefs that humanity was not of intelligent design. These ¿ancients¿ appear more advanced than the ¿modern age¿. Then suddenly all of these civilizations became extinct. In the Middle East we find pottery done with incredible techniques and then nothing for 200 years. The next artifacts found are nothing in comparison. Barrios¿ book is just another piece to increasing our knowledge of ancient civilizations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good view from a Mayan priest. It gives more insight the religious ways of the Mayan people. The book goes into more detail of the Maya calanders that I was not able to find in other articles or books.
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