More Reviews - The Complete Idiots Guide to 2012  

5.0 out of 5 stars
Finally, a realistic view of 2012 December 22, 2008
By Alan J. Ouimet
Having worked in the FBI for over 30 years I run sort of skeptical on prophecies of
the future. Yet, I found this just the right read for all the fuss over 2012. It is
simple, understandable yet erudite. The Andrews, from what I have read and
gather from their background, are very knowledgeable in what they do - and it
shows! The book is filled with information and warnings - warnings as to where
one can go off the edge.

Their feet are certainly on the ground as they offer possibilities in the future
based on traditions of the past. What more can one ask? Whether you are a
"believer" or not does not matter. Rest assured, even if you only seek information
about 2012 as a social obligation, as it will be on many lips, this is the book to get
what you need to know. And, if you believe there may be something to it, and I do,
there are some good tips as to what to do. So, for we fellow "Idiot's" this book is
quite erudite, simple and uncomplicated. I recommend it highly.

5.0 out of 5 stars
Tons of information that is easy to understand November 30, 2009
By Erin Johnson
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I wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered this book. Would it be a satire about
2012? I was pleasantly surprised to learn that it was not. From the first pages I
was hooked. I have tried to read other books about 2012. They get so technical
with some of the galactic explanations that my eyes glaze over. This book is
written for the average joe and it is filled with so much valuable information and
with such a well-rounded point of view. I'm certainly no expert on the subject, but
what is in this book resonates with me and makes a lot of sense to me. I would
highly recommend this book to anyone interested in what may or may not happen
come 12/21/12 and those simply interested in respecting our planet. I will be
referring back to this book often. I heartily thank the authors for a job well done.

5.0 out of 5 stars
great guides November 29, 2008
By A. Miller
Synthia and Colin Andrews are great guides into the mysteries that surround the
2012 Mayan prophesies. Well written and easily understandable, "2012" leads the
reader on a multi-faceted journey into the past, while offering very plausible
theories about our future. It is an engaging read that was enjoyable for myself,a
creative arts therapist, as well as my husband, who has less fluency with 'energy
language'. Both of us felt the information was conveyed in an ethical manner, and
that both authors' voices blended seemlessly to create a well-grounded as well as
intellectually stimulating read.

4.0 out of 5 stars
Nice message of Hope and Peace, March 22, 2012
By lee - See all my reviews

I enjoyed this book. The history of ancient peoples and the meaning of 2012 was
fascinating and enlightening. This book was refreshing in that it concentrated on
the positive message of 2012, as a possible new beginning for all of humanity,
instead of the doom and gloom so many people are espouting.

I too believe we can ALL make a difference by being kinder to each other, more
tolerant, and positive. And we ALL need to respect Mother Earth as the wonderful
and Majestic planet that she is. We can all make a positive change and help bring
peace and harmony to ourselves and the world as a whole. We are all ONE.

5.0 out of 5 stars
What Absolute Fun, February 4, 2012
By Michael Gooch "Management Consultant-HR" (Washington, Indiana) - See all
my reviews

I was thinking of writing a book about 2012 and I figured I had better read a couple
that were already on the market. My gist was to improve, not parrot. After reading
this book, I decided I could not produce a better book regarding all of the
signposts leading to our demise in '12.

While I don't believe in a single iota of any of these so called predictions, I find it
an enthralling and enjoyable deviation from my day to day mundane life. While
some of the predictions will certainly give the weak-minded pause to reflect, they
are all an exercise in how vast and funny the collective human consciousness
works. Great fun!

In my opinion, this book is well researched, well written and deep in scope. If you
are truly interested in the end of life as we know it, buy this book! If, like me you
are simply entertained by the silliness of people throughout the ages, it is well
worth the price.

Michael L. Gooch, SPHR - Author of Wingtips with Spurs

4.0 out of 5 stars
Most of the book very well done.., January 17, 2011
By markerf16 - See all my reviews

I liked very much the first half of this book but the second got very boring and I
started to find myself skipping over sections to get done with it. The first half is
more then worth the price of admission. The book as a whole is excellent for an
overview of Mayan terminology, calenders and belief systems!

5.0 out of 5 stars
Smart!, June 28, 2010
By Howard S. Gay Jr. (San Diego CA USA).

Synthia Andrews has really done her homework on all things Mayan and makes
esoterica seem easy, simple and clear. She has a talent for interpreting the
cosmological viewpoints of the Maya, the Gods, calendars, Time, math & Holy
Books with great insight and translates what we would refer to today as chi and
zeitgeist. Everything is in context as there are many chapters and sidebars for
notes and definitions. Never have i gotten scattered, lost or confused as can
happen in scholarly texts. She dispels some misconceptions too. The Mayans
were metaphysical but their society was well ordered and more highly conscious
than the legendary MU/Lemuria and Atlantis. I am merely giving a sketch of the
first 1/3 of the book which is all things Mayan. There is much more like todays
global concerns, climate change, health, science, prophecy, epidemics etc. The
bottom line is the suggestion to focus on positive change and transformation
rather than dwell on the destruction of the old and what is no longer sustainable.
A valuable resource. Enjoy!

5.0 out of 5 stars
New information to me..., June 15, 2010
By Child of the Universe - See all my reviews

An "Idiot's Guide" is simply that, a guide to those who have no previous
information of a subject. That being clear, this literature is a useful broad
introduction of the subject of 2012. This book does not thrive on fear for profits.
Fear is a large part of the coming of 2012 whether or not it is stated blatantly.
Change brings upon fear. I believe the authors are simply including this in their
compilation of facts and opinion combined. When a book of this type of context
and publication is being created, there is a massive limitation of the information
and elaboration involved. Consequently, the authors have extended as much as
they could regarding the time frame and limitations presented to them by creating
this piece of work. I personally find it to be an informative, and quite witty
interpretation of a subject that is larger than ANY author could cover in one
literary compilation.

5.0 out of 5 stars
Definitely worth buying - you'll feel In The Know, May 6, 2010
By Crystal Abrahams (Price, Utah) -

As 2012 approaches, we're all going to be confused about the conflicting reports,
and the source of those reports. This book totally explains, in a way we can
understand, the events expected and what sources the expectations come from. I
strongly recommend it. After I read it, I felt "In The Know" on the topic. Crystal
Abrahams, Author of 2012 Survival Guide.

5.0 out of 5 stars
Tons of information that is easy to understand, November 30, 2009
By Erin Johnson (DeWitt, MI, USA) - See all my reviews

I wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered this book. Would it be a satire about
2012? I was pleasantly surprised to learn that it was not. From the first pages I
was hooked. I have tried to read other books about 2012. They get so technical
with some of the galactic explanations that my eyes glaze over. This book is
written for the average joe and it is filled with so much valuable information and
with such a well-rounded point of view. I'm certainly no expert on the subject, but
what is in this book resonates with me and makes a lot of sense to me. I would
highly recommend this book to anyone interested in what may or may not happen
come 12/21/12 and those simply interested in respecting our planet. I will be
referring back to this book often. I heartily thank the authors for a job well done.

5.0 out of 5 stars
Very well-rounded look at the whole 2012 thing, October 26, 2009
By P. Card "SBP" (Los Angeles) - See all my reviews

This is the fourth book on 2012 I've read, and it's by far the most well-rounded. It
looks at it from every conceivable point of view, allowing the reader to decide for
him/herself what to believe or take to heart. Daniel Pinchbeck and John Major
Jenkins's books are very good as well, but are more focused on certain aspects of
2012. I don't like the word 'idiot' on my books though!

4.0 out of 5 stars
Good Mayan Overview, August 30, 2009
By D. Moss (Glacier, Montana) - See all my reviews

I found this guide useful mostly as an overview of the current understanding of
Mayan astronomy and time keeping. Overall it was thought provoking, interesting,
and enlightening, bringing together what is known from the various modern
scientific studies, ancient prophets and living Mayan Elders. Is it all true? No one
will know until December 21, 2012.

Very informative
January 14, 2009
By  Ade (San Diego, CA USA)

I own several books on the topic and found this one to be most informative and
helpful. It gives great insight into the events occurring today, both environmental
and soial, and how they relate to the Mayan prophecy. The authors point out the
dangers we are facing and how they can be overcome in a comprehensive and
optimistic way. I would recommend to anyone concerned with where our world is
heading. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews   

January 14, 2009
By  Fred K. Baggett Jr. (Houston, Tx}  

Good book, lot's of fact's on the Mayan and good information to go with the story
line. Enjoyable read, easy to follow, explained well. Help other customers find the
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Terrific Book
January 12, 2009
By  K. Miller "KM" (Orange, CA USA)  

I had been looking for a thoughtful and insightful explanation of what is
acknowledged to be a very complicated subject. This book fulfilled my
expectations and much more. I found it easy to understand as well as an easy
read. It contained many chapter breaks and and other pause points that allowed
me to absorb all the information at a pace that suited me.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is curious about coming events. It is
not a book about the end of world but an insightful and compassionate book at an
ancient civilization (Mayans) and a modern civilization (Earth, 2009).

Thank you for writing this book.

Unbias view to 2012 buzz
January 10, 2009
By  W "Neko" (CA USA)

This is a good introduction to the entire buzz about 2012. The authors of this book
presented the information in a way that made exploring 2012 myths and point of
views easy. And there is a lot to explore!

The book is organized into six parts. In Part 1: The Timekeepers, and Part 2:
Cosmic Treasure Hunt, the authors briefly explore the Maya world and culture. In
Part 3: Prediction of 2012, they present the Mayan predictions in a concise
manner, briefly compare them to other similar predictions such as Nostradamus's,
the Book of Revelation, and Edgar Cayce's, and countered all with a good sense
of skepticism. In Part 4, they explore the signs about how these prophesies may
be coming about, and in Part 5: Transition, and Part 6: After 2012, they give some
sound advice about what to do for 2012 and beyond.

This book goes beyond prophesies and skeptical counterpoints. It contains
information about climate change, diseases, crop circles and more presented in a
way that didn't overwhelm my skeptical-self. Overall, I liked this book a lot and I got
everything that I was looking for and more. Help other customers find the most
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My Coffee Table Book for Guests
January 7, 2009
By  Captin Gnarly "Captain" (Florida, USA)

A great overview of possibilities for 2012 covering the ancient races, prophets,
etc. Giving insights and enabling those who may have never read or believed
anything 2012. This book remains on my coffee table as a conversation starter to
include those who do not know much of this subject. I read all books, I will look
from the perspective of many authors on this subject, I however will not stay long
with the one sided views of what will/ could happen. This is a book that bring on
the facts, and gives them to the reader to make his/ her own decision or
preperations. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews   

GREAT BOOK ON 2012!!!,
November 8, 2008
By  HunnyBear

This book is well written, interesting, & easy to understand on the subject on
2012. Recommended for anyone new to the 2012 subject. For anyone who is
skeptical to what could or may happen around the 2012 year or beyond, my
advice is to prepare for these changes (just to be on the safe side), because our
planet is in great crises because of man-made pollution, cutting down of trees,
greed, and ignorance.
DVD Review: 2012 - Science or Superstition
Written by Fitz
Published February 13, 2009

On December 21, 2012, the Mayan calendar ends, at least according to
anthropologists and archaeologists. A new cycle will begin at that point. And,
whether you're a skeptic or believer, scientist or historian, there are some
interesting facts presented in the new documentary 2012: Science or Superstition.

Several authors and scientists discuss the many aspects of the end of the Mayan
calendar. Astronomers discuss the rise in frequency of sunspot activity.
Anthropologists discuss the techniques the ancients used to predict star patterns
across lifetimes and how they traveled various planes of consciousness. In short,
the viewer is exposed to multiple points of view, facts, and conjecture.

Ultimately it's up to the viewer to decide what they believe. I find myself squarely in
the skeptics' camp one this one.

It's interesting to go to the bookstore and see all the titles published around the
topic of 2012. Doing a quick search of the term "2012" on Amazon brought up 50
different books and DVDs from a variety of authors and sources, including a
Complete Idiot's Guide to 2012 published in October, 2008.

Hollywood has jumped on the bandwagon as well. Roland Emmerich has a movie
called 2012 slated to come out in November, 2009 starring John Cusack as a
researcher trying to counteract the events foretold by the end of the Mayan

The producers of the documentary attempt to highlight multiple views of the
subject matter and to interview experts from a variety of disciplines — often
conflicting ones — to provide as balanced a view as possible about what 2012
means. The documentary discusses a number of possibilities for what may occur,
but doesn't come out and say that they will happen. The fact that the producers
came at the topic from a multitude of viewpoints and scientific pursuits is very
helpful to the viewer who becomes hooked by the idea. The documentary
provides a jumping off place for viewers to do their own research and come up
with their own conclusions.

Some of the people interviewed for the documentary have very interesting
backgrounds as well, including, among others:

Dr. Anthony F. Aveni, professor of astronomy and anthropology at Colgate
University and a founder of archaeoastronomy and Mesoamerican
Archaeologist Benito Venegas Duran, working to preserve and research the
historical and anthropological heritage of Mexico;
Graham Hancock, author of such bestsellers as The Sign and The Seal,
Fingerprints of the Gods, and other books;
John Major Jenkins, a researcher dedicated to reconstructing Mayan cosmology
and philosophy;
Lawrence E. Joseph, a physicist and writer who has written many books and
magazine articles;
Jim Marrs, a conspiracy author of such bestsellers as Alien Agenda, Rule by
Secrecy, and Crossfire: the Plot that Killed Kennedy. Crossfire was used as the
basis for Oliver Stone's movie JFK.
I found 2012: Science or Superstition to be interesting and engaging, but I'm still a
skeptic. In 2012, I'll be 42 years old — and, as Douglas Adams said, 42 is the
answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything. Perhaps the
Mayans knew something we don't? Perhaps we'll find out on December 21, 2012.

If you're interested in the Mayan calendar and the phenomenon of 2012, I'd
recommend you take a look at 2012: Science or Superstition. It's good to get
information from a number of sources before Hollywood gets a hold of it!

The trailer (and some additional information) is available at the film's official

The Mayan Prophecy and the master cycle they identified and the world events
they predicted have already come true - the trends tell the story and as history is
now being written the work will be recorded as exemplary.

Grab your copy of The Complete Idiots Guide to 2012 while they remain in print.

Better still join Synthia and I with a whole host of experts on this topic, on the 2012
Galactic Alignment Cruise - List to the speakers, including Colin here:

DEC 2012.

"Its not a matter of guess work, wondering, doubting, it is for real, these are facts,
its happening.  Look out your window, turn on your TV to see
that"                                                                                  - Colin Andrews

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