From the prophecies of the Mayan astronomers to modern predictions about social, ecological, and spiritual changes to our world, this comprehensive anthology offers you a chance to examine the mystery from every angle—and to decide for yourself whether 2012 will end with a whimper or a bang.
Whether you’re a skeptic, a true believer, or simply “2012 curious,” here is a thought-provoking exploration of this approaching landmark in human history.
The book includes essay by the following list of scholars, scientists, philosophers, and cutting-edge thinkers:
Arjuna Ardagh is the founder of the Living Essence Foundation in Nevada City, California, a non-profit organization dedicated to the awakening of consciousness within the context of ordinary life. He is the author of Relaxing into Clear Seeing, How About Now?, The Last Laugh (a novel), and The Translucent Revolution, and the creator of the Living Essence Audio Series. For more information on Arjuna and his work, go to www.livingessence.com and www.translucents.com.
Gregg Braden is a New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality. For more than two decades, he has immersed himself in researching global spiritual wisdom and ancient texts. He has appeared on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the SyFy Channel, and NBC, and his published works include The Isaiah Effect, The Divine Matrix, The Spontaneous Healing of Belief, and Fractal Time. Gregg’s work is now published in 17 languages and 33 countries and shows us beyond any reasonable doubt that the key to our future lies in the wisdom of our past. He lives in New Mexico.
Jean Houston, PhD, is an internationally known psychologist, scholar, behavioral scientist and teacher. She is the author or co-author of fifteen books, including Life Force; The Possible Human; Godseed; The Search for the Beloved; and The Hero and the Goddess. Jean Houston leads seminars, workshops and conferences throughout the country.
Janosh is a Dutch graphic designer, who has created computer generated art incorporating principles of sacred geometry since 2003. He owns Janosh Art and Design, a popular gallery in central Amsterdam, and regularly tours the U.S. and Europe, exhibiting his work in diverse locations, from the Supperclub in San Francisco to the United Nations. Visit www.janosh-art.com for more information.
John Major Jenkins is a leading expert in the mysteries of ancient Mesoamerican cosmology and calendars. As an independent researcher, he has authored five books and many articles, including Maya Cosmogenesis 2012 and Galactic Alignment.
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee was born in London in 1953, and has followed the Naqshbandi Sufi path since the age of 19, after meeting Irina Tweedie, author of Daughter of Fire: A Diary of a Spiritual Training with a Sufi Master. He has specialized in the area of dreamwork, integrating the ancient Sufi approach to dreams with the insights of modern psychology, and is the author of several books on the subject. Llewellyn has lectured extensively on Sufism, Jungian psychology, and dreamwork throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Daniel Pinchbeck is an author and journalist whose feature articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone,and Esquire, among others. His first book,Breaking Open the Head, was heralded as the most significant work on psychedelic experimentation since Terence McKenna. His second book, the bestselling 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, links indigenous prophecy, the environmental crisis, and modern technology in a new paradigm www.2012thebook.com.
Pinchbeck is a monthly columnist for Conscious Choice magazine and the editorial director of RealitySandwich.com.
Peter Russell earned his master's degree in computer science form Cambridge University, and trained as a meditation teacher in India under the guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He is the author of nine books including The Global Brain, From Science to God, and Waking Up in Time. Russell has consulted with IBM, Apple, American Express, Swedish Telecom, and Shell Oil on a variety of topics including self-development, creativity, stress management, and sustainable environmental practices.
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The Bible has plenty to say about end times. But until now, there has been no other book that—in straightforward prose that’s easy to understand —gathers ten scriptural prophecies, lays out a chronological checklist, and offers a guideline for sorting it all out. In What in the World Is Going On? Dr. David Jeremiah answers the hard questions, including these: "How is prophecy playing out in modern Europe?" "Why does Israel matter?" "How are oil reserves and Islamic terrorism related?" "Does the United States play a role in prophecy?" "How should we live in the end times?"
Events unfolding in today’s world are certainly unsettling, but they need not be confusing or frightening. Now you can know the meaning behind what you see in the daily news—and understand what in the world is going on!
“A clear, compelling primer on God’s heart for Israel and the dramatic Bible prophecies that will unfold in these last days. What I loved most is that David Jeremiah unashamedly examines and explains the biggest global trends of our day through the Third Lens of Scripture. And his description of Jesus’ unconditional love and compassion for Jews and Muslims is alone worth the read!”
—Joel C. Rosenberg, New York Times best-selling author, The Last Jihad and Epicenter: Why the Current Rumblings in the Middle East Will Change Your World