The Ledge of Quetzal, Beyond 2012: A Magical Adventure to Discover the Real Promise of the Mayan Prophecy

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Weiser Books, Sep 1, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 144 pages
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On December 21, 2012, there will be an opportunity for the meek to prevail. So speaks one of the Mexican sages in Jock Whitehouse's 2012 anti-apocalypse book The Ledge of Quetzal. "There was a growing momentum of darkness in the world. As climate change spawned wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes and floods; as earthquakes and mudslides turned entire villages into rubble; as political, social and religious differences gave rise to terrorism, genocide, and war; as the world teetered on the edge of economic chaos, it was not hard to imagine apocalypse in the making. The Maya, however, along with numerous other cultures and disciplines, had somehow discerned the largest cosmic cycles of man's destiny and the forces that surrounded it. And in those cycles they found, like the pause of a pendulum at its apogee, an opportunity for total change. It was like a second chance for all mankind." Yes, the weather is changing, world economies are shaky, terrorism and nationalism and fanatical leaders threaten global security. Some say civilization is ending. Can it be saved? Yes. Who can do that? We can. That’s the message that comes through in this wild adventure story - in the tradition of Castaneda and Coelho, deep into the heart of southern Mexico and its rich traditions of plant-based hallucinogens and the spiritual clarity they awaken.

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User Review  - karenweyant - LibraryThing

Hate is really too strong of a word to talk about a book, but I have to say that I was really disappointed in The Ledge of Quetzal: Beyond 2012. I requested this book because I thought it would offer ... Read full review

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User Review  - peleluna - LibraryThing

It was a struggle to get through this one, which is unfortunate because the premise sounds interesting. However, it came across as trite (the illustrations were horribly cliche). Daniel, the main character, was difficult to empathize with, and from there it was difficult to engage as a result. Read full review


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Jock Whitehouse is the author of The Ledge of Quetzal. A professional writer who studied under Rod Serling, he has spent many years in Mexico, first as a child and later as an adult, where he experienced the mystical native traditions that inform the mythological core of his allegory. He lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Having worked as an animator for Walt Disney, and with over 35 years as a sculptor in bonze, Tom Knapp has to his credit more than 20 life-and heroic-size bronzes in public venues in the USA and around the world, including the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame sculpture commissioned for the front of the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA. Today, Tom specializes in printmaking and illustration, and is actively represented in more than fifteen major galleries in the United States and Mexico. He lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

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