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John Major Jenkins is an independent researcher who has devoted himself to reconstructing ancient Mayan cosmology and philosophy.
Since 1986, John has traveled to Mexico and Central America seven times. In 1990 he helped build a school in San Pedro, near Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. In 1994 he delivered relief supplies to a Quich Maya community in the Western highlands of Guatemala.
Since beginning his odyssey of research and discovery with the Maya, John has authored dozens of articles and many books, including: Journey to the Mayan Underworld (Four Ahau Press, Boulder, CO: 1989) Mirror in the Sky (Four Ahau Press, 1991) Tzolkin:Visionary Perspectives and Calendar Studies (Borderland Sciences Research Foundation, Garberville, CA: 1992/1994) Mayan Sacred Science (Four Ahau Press, Boulder, CO: 1994) Maya Cosmogenesis 2012 (Bear & Company, Santa Fe, NM: 1998)
Soul Therapy Radio Interview with John Major Jenkins Interviewed by Deborah Skye
His 2002 book, Galactic Alignment: The Transformation of Consciousness According to Mayan, Egyptian, and Vedic Traditions was released with Inner Traditions International (Rochester,VT) in August 2002. As a visiting scholar, Jenkins has taught classes at The Institute of Maya Studies in Miami, The Maya Calendar Congress in Mexico, The Esalen Institute, Naropa University and many other venues both nationally and abroad.
John has been interviewed on numerous radio and television shows, including the Art Bell show, the Laura Lee show, Dr. Patricia Hill’s The Changing Paradigm, and has appeared in documentaries on Native American prophecy and the millennium such as The Fifth Gate (Milton Media, Denmark) and Earth Under Fire (Conscious Wave Video). In October of 2000, the Discovery Channel featured John’s work on two episodes of the “Places of Mystery” series, which continue to be broadcast regularly on the Travel Channel.
John’s careful scholarship and cutting-edge insights into why the Maya chose 2012 to been endorsed by the
most progressive thinkers of our day. You can view John’s latest articles on the Maya Cosmology and his brilliant insights to our world philosophy based on the Maya. www.Alignment2012.com
You can also go to Mayan Spiritual Journeys to watch videos of our latest trip to Izapa, the birthplace of the Mayan Calendar with John and myself sharing information on the Maya, 2012, the alignment and what we are currently experiencing via the birth-death process of the greatest story of our time.
“By far the best and most authoritative guide to the 2012 phenomenon. I doubt it will be followed by anything better.”
-Richard Smoley, Quest magazine
“As much as Jenkins has made a place for himself in the 2012 discussion through his independent research on the Maya and precession, he has made an even greater impact by applying academic rigor to the theories of his contemporaries and exposing…their inconsistencies with established Mayanist scholarship.”
-Benjamin Anastas, The New York Times Magazine
“The world is in a crisis. Systems need to be transformed and spiritually centered social activism is called for.” He believes that the Indian idea of an “indigenous mind” offers an alternative to modern materialism, “oriented more to… maintaining balance with a sustainable value system.” He also finds hopeful signs in farming, beer brewing, energy innovation, and health-food communities, as well as the popularity of meditation and other ways of freeing oneself from “the tangled knot of illusion.” This introduction to Mayan culture, from the scientist who uncovered much of it, replaces silly disaster scenarios with something both truthful and provocative.
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