Hunting the 2012 meme

As Aeoli Kephas would say.... "this is not it"

Jan Irvine of Gnostic media hosts an excellent podcast with Prof. John Hoopes.

Michael Coe first mentioned it in his book of 1966, Jose Argueles picked it up in 1975, and controversially McKenna states in the invisible landscape of 1975 that at that time he was not aware of the Mayan calander when he picked his end date for timeline 2012.

In this show we investigate a modern mystery and phenomenon that has recently swept the world. It can be found discussed at large conventions for $300 for an admission ticket - where the so-called experts gather to promote their ideas of this field of study - and also in popular books, movies, radio shows, and TV programs.

I’m talking about 2012 and the history of the Mayan Calendar. But did 2012 really come from the Maya? Or from charlatans? What is fact, and what is fiction? And what is religion? Most of you will be surprised.

I interview John Hoopes, Director of the Global Indigenous Nations Studies Program, and Associate professor of Anthropology at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. He earned his doctorate from Harvard University in Anthropology, 1987.

Whether you’re a believer or not, this is one show you won't want to miss!

In our continuing investigation into the modern phenomenon of the New Age 2012 movement, I’m going to interview John Major Jenkins to discuss his work in his book Maya Cosmogenisis 2012. Last month in Podcast #004 - The 2012 Meme, I interviewed Prof. John Hoopes, who refuted the majority of the 2012 movement. However, Hoopes separated Jenkins’ work apart from the others in the 2012 movement, challenging some of Jenkins’ positions, while supporting others and calling Jenkins to publish his findings academically. Here Jenkins roles up his academic sleeves and is provided the full opportunity to answer to Hoopes’ criticisms, as well as fire off some of his own attacks on the 2012 movement.

John Major Jenkins has been researching Maya culture and cosmology since the 1980s. While undertaking careful archeo-astronomical investigations of ancient Maya sites, he was inspired in his work by living and working with the contemporary highland Maya. His pioneering books are internationally recognized and include Maya Cosmogenesis 2012, Galactic Alignment, and Unlocking the Secrets of 2012. They document and explore the relationships between the 2012 cycle-ending of the Maya calendar and astronomy, prophecy, and spiritual teachings. John believes it is possible to reconstruct and give voice to the ancient wisdom, addressing both spiritual and scientific considerations. Recently appointed a National Fellow member of Sir Edmund Hillary’s prestigious Explorer Club for his work at Izapa, the origin place of the 2012 calendar, Jenkins has taught at conferences and universities throughout the United States, as well as in Central America, Mexico, Canada, and Europe. His work has been featured in many documentaries and on The History Channel, the BBC, and the Discovery Channel.

Another excellent podcast from Jan Irvine of Gnostic Media

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