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The Mystery of 2012

The Mystery of 2012

Predictions, Prophecies, and Possibilities

by Arjuna Ardagh, Jose Arguelles, Gregg Braden, Carl Calleman, Gill Edwards, Jean Houston, PhD, Barbara Marx Hubbard, John Major Jenkins, Lawrence Joseph, Ervin Laszlo, PhD, Llewelyn Vaughn Lee, Dr. Meg Blackburn Losey, Joanna Macy, PhD, Karl Maret, Corrine McLaughlin, James O'Dea, Christine Page, John Petersen, Daniel Pinchbeck, Sharron Rose, Peter Russell, MA, DCS, FSP, Robert Sitler, Geoff Stray, and Jay Weidner

  • Reviewed by The Editors on Dec. 1, 2007

    The year 2012, the significance of which has morphed into mythic and archetypal proportions, will continue to inspire commentary and analysis, at least until that time of fateful reckoning arrives (technically December 21, 2012). No one really knows what will occur, but that won’t stop the endless and often fanciful speculations. Into this milieu comes The Mystery of 2012, which reflects the richness and diversity of views. Twenty-five contributors from a largely Western perspective—including Peter Russell, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Gregg Braden, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee,and IONS President James O’Dea—speculate on what humanity can expect and how to prepare. Their collective reach is broad and organized around four sections: the Mayan calendar and “cosmovision”; science, business, and politics; spirituality, signs, and symbolism; and evolution toward a new humanity. Many suggest that whatever happens, the preparation must begin now in each person’s heart and mind as we stretch toward our transformational potential.

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    Review published in Shift magazine

Keywords:
2012, calendar, mayan, myth
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