What will transpire as the Mayan Long Count calendar draws to a close this December 21, 2012? Hollywood has popularized an end-of-the-world outlook with movies like 2012, but among 2012 experts like anthropologist Robert Sitler, biophysicist Dieter Broers and the late JosĂ© ArgĂĽellesâ€”â€świdely credited with focusing the popular imagination on the Mayan calendarâ€ť (The New York Times)â€”the coming winter solstice will not usher in the apocalypse, but instead bring forth the dawning of a new age.
Having a long-standing history of publishing books about Mayan cosmology and culture, North Atlantic Books is celebrating the positivist outlook of nearly 10 expert authors with a â€ś2012 Countdownâ€ť this fall. The countdown will highlight one 2012 book a week from now until December 21 on NABCommunities.com, and give readers a once-weekly chance to enter to win a free 2012 book of their choice just for signing up for a free NABCommunities membership (see entry form below). Members have access to North Atlanticâ€™s regular podcasts, webinars, advance excerpts and eventsâ€”all of which will get a dose of 2012-flavor as we approach the new era.
We will also continue to post updates on authors like Robert Sitler, a Stetson University professor whoâ€™s been featured on NPR and in the pages of Time magazine, as they continue to make media appearances to discuss the western worldâ€™s fascination with the 2012 phenomenon.
2012 Countdown Titles:
- The Living Maya: Ancient Wisdom in the Era of 2012 by Robert Sitler
- Solar Revolution by Dieter Broers
- Manifesto for the Noosphere by Jose Arguelles
- 2012: Crossing the Bridge to the Future by Mark Borax
- Cosmic Weather Report by Mark Borax and Ellias Lonsdale
- The Cracking Tower: A Strategy for Transcending 2012 by Jim DeKorne
- 13 Bâ€™aktun: Mayan Visions of 2012 and Beyond by Gaspar Gonzalez
- 2013: Raising the Earth to the Next Vibration by Richard Grossinger
The winner of the first week’s book giveaway is Nancy M.! She will receive the book of her choice from the above list.
Next week’s post is now up. Click through for a lesson on the origins of the 2012 prophesy and another chance to win!