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By Alexandra Bruce

The elevated significant other publication to the number one documentary movie approximately 2012! The 2012 meme has developed past any debates concerning the relevance of the Maya lengthy count number calendar to the lives of latest humans. 2012 is ready us on planet Earth at present. December 21, 2012: will the area rather switch without end in this date, the tip of a 5,125-year calendar final used over one thousand years in the past? definitely Hollywood would favor you to imagine so. certainly, a not-so-small has arisen round the date, hawking every thing from t-shirts to teleseminars. Clearing a course among delusion and fact, Alexandra Bruce surveys the full 2012 panorama, asking questions equivalent to: Is the Earth wasting its Mojo? How did 2012 come to intend "The finish of Time"? Did psychedelics facilitate the Maya "Cosmovision"? may still we fear approximately Earth Crustal Displacement? What the hell is "Planet X"? Uniquely among an enormous array of 2012 literature, this ebook good points interviews with the top experts—including Graham Hancock, John significant Jenkins, Daniel Pinchbeck and lots of others—and insightful, exact research of the vast spectrum of opinion, debate, study and delusion in regards to the such a lot compelling "end instances" prediction of the twenty first century.

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All of these calendars are considered remarkable for their incredible accuracy, demonstrating the extraordinary abilities of astronomical observation and timekeeping of the pre-Hispanic, pre-telescopic Mesoamericans. ” [T]hat misses the whole point of the Mesoamerican calendar being designed as a holistic system of nested cycles that harmoniously embrace the commensuration of planetary and eclipse cycles. It’s not about precise accuracy, it’s about comprehensive comprehension. The Mesoamerican calendar embraces not only different astronomical cycles, but different dimensions of human experience, from human biology to agriculture to astronomy.

In other words, there should be an interest in having the whole picture involved in decision-making. It’s so easy for consciousness to get wrapped up in the concerns of individual ego, the self-serving concerns of ego, when it does not have recourse to having a direct experience of one’s relationship to the Whole. “And shamans for thousands and thousands of years, certainly longer than our own science has been around, have been using sacred plants in the environment as tools for accessing this kind of Unity Consciousness.

A revised and expanded ebook edition of When The Sky Fell is being released in 2009. This map shows the antipodes of each point on the Earth‘s surface—the points where the light and dark overlap are land antipodes—most land has its antipodes in the ocean.

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