Beyond 2012: Catastrophe or Awakening?: A Complete Guide to End-of-Time Predictions

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, May 21, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 520 pages
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An illustrated, encyclopedic overview of the prophecies, calendars, and theories that indicate the year 2012 is a threshold of great change for humanity

• Looks at the scientific and anthropological evidence for the rare galactic alignment due to occur in December 2012

• Sifts through the catastrophic theories to show what we might really expect in 2012

In December of 2012 the Mayan Calendar’s Great Cycle will come to an end. Opinion remains divided as to whether apocalyptic scenarios of worldwide destruction or utopian visions of a spiritually renewed humanity will prevail after this key date has passed. What is certain, however, is that a rare galactic alignment will occur, one so unique that it is found at the core of many wisdom traditions from around the globe.

Geoff Stray has been collecting the vast amounts of data relating to the 2012 phenomena since 1982. Far from confining his research to the Maya, who provide the most prominent predictions indicating this date will herald significant changes for humanity, he has studied the prophetic traditions of other cultures--including the Tibetan, Chinese, Jewish, Ethiopian, and tribal cultures from around the globe--to show the kind of convergence of cosmic purposes happening along a number of parallel tracks. This book offers an extensive study of many modern theories, including Terence McKenna’s timewave zero and Maurice Cotterell’s sunspot research as well as anomalous phenomena such as near death experiences and crop circles. Sifting through all the scientific research and speculation that the year 2012 has inspired, Geoff Stray provides an encyclopedic look at what we might really expect on this pivotal date.


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"Geoff Stray shares his exhaustive research of current and ancient sources on the Maya perspective of time, cycles and the cosmos. Many unsubstantiated myths are debunked, resulting in a cogent and positive outlook on how we can create the future we wish and begin the next cycle of human development that is inclusive of all." 


Part 1 Ancient Calendars and Tribal Prophecies
Part 2 2012 Theories
Part 3 Beyond the Veil
Part 4 Diagnosis
Pushing Up the Crazies
Appendices References
About the Author
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About the author (2009)

Geoff Stray, an international speaker who has been researching the subject of the year 2012 since 1982, is the author of The Mayan and Other Ancient Calendars and 2012 in Your Pocket. He maintains the website Diagnosis 2012, the most comprehensive database available on 2012. He lives in England.

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