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The final countdown?

On December 21, 2012, the Mayan calendar will complete its thirteenth cycle.
According to the Mayan belief system, the world will end. And if you don’t
believe the Mayans, you can check in with The Bible Code, The Nostradamus
Code, or The Orion Prophecy, all of which predict planet-wide doom. Then
again, maybe the year 2012 is just a new opportunity. Could 2012 bring us
good things instead of bad? This book gives readers a look at what the Mayan
prophecy is all about, what it means to them, and much more.

•Addresses Mayan predictions about global warming and climate change
•Includes a glossary of terms and symbols, resources for a changing world, and
exercises to assist the reader in their journey
•The existence of almost 600,000 websites on 2012 indicates a huge fascination
with this subject
The Mayan astronomers of the past were true mathematical scholars.   Through
continuous study and observation of the night sky they developed knowledge of
the mechanisms of the universe. In addition, they may have been the first
recorded explorers of consciousness.  Using techniques of the mind we are now
rediscovering they delved into the mysteries of time, energy, the interconnections
of time and space, and synchronicity.  Through their eyes we learn that we are
part of natural cycles and connections previously beyond our scope of
understanding.

This new book, co-authored by me and my wife Synthia, has just been published
by the popular series The Complete Idiots Guide.

Synthia and I have been given help from native people, scientists and well known
writers on this subject.  Our eyes have been opened and we have changed
through the process of writing this book.  The book ranges from native prophecy
through new age channels and scientific collaboration. We weed misconceptions
from facts.  The journey into 2012 encompasses earth changes, sustainable living
and a journey into our own souls. We hope you enjoy the expedition.
GEARING FOR A NEW TIME
June 3, 2009
The Telegraph.

Retired prof debunks end of days theory - On the net:
Read the paper of retired Dartmouth geology professor Vincent Malstrom at:
www.dartmouth.edu/~izapa/M-32.pdf.  

Remember the Harmonic Convergence back in August 1987, when folks
gathered at locations around the world, including Mount Monadnock, to
celebrate a new cosmic reality they were sure was predicted by ancient
Mayan calendars?

No?

Well, don't despair: In 2012, you'll have another chance to watch global
silliness tied to timepieces of pre-Columbian Central America, as some
people await an apocalypse they think is predicted by the turning of a page
in one of the longest calendars ever created.

Retired Dartmouth geology professor Vincent Malstrom, who has been
studying Mesoamerican calendars in the field and from afar for three
decades, won't be among the end-of-world watchers.

"This is an area with a lot of uncertainty . . . which leaves room for
interpretation," said Malstrom in a recent telephone interview. "The net
result is that you have all kinds of people getting into the act, trying to
decipher or at least interpret what they think is the answer, without much
knowledge."

Later in the talk, Malstrom was blunter about the folks selling books and
trinkets and sessions: "These guys are only out to make a buck on these
scare tactics."

The essence of this widespread hoo-hah – and I do mean widespread, since
there's already a
"Complete Idiot's Guide to 2012" – sees deep significance
in the fact that the so-called Mayan Long Count calendar winds up near the
2012 winter solstice, more than 5,100 years after it started counting.

The details of the resulting significance are a little iffy but tend toward the
doom, dismay and end of times, draped in the usual claims of ancient
wisdom and people who could see millennia into the future.....
Read full article
HERE.

January 28, 2009
Live Journal
Article in Live Journal: HERE.
Also
HERE.

January 6, 2009
Sirius XM Radio
Colin and Synthia interview on the program 'Broadminded' on Sirius XM
radio, hosted by Molly and Christine. The live interview can be heared at  
xmradio.com, although I believe you need to be a subscriber.

January 4, 2009
St Joseph News:
Authors of new book explain doomsday prediction
by Sylvia Anderson.  How would the governments of our planet prepare 6
billion people for the end of the world? ............They wouldn’t.

November 3, 2008
Los Angeles Times
Article about 2012 and our new book.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mayan3-2008nov03,0,6063707.
story
The LA Times article was also picked up by PressDemocrat.com:
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20081103/NEWS02/811030373/1034?
Title=End_of_world_conference_in_SF

October 9, 2008
Showtime Network TV
Synthia and my new book 'Complete Idiots Guide to 2012' was published this
week.  The day of its release we received a request to make a documentary
for the U.S. Television Showtime network, with comedians Penn & Teller. We
have considered but declined the invitation.  The format is not one that we
feel does justice to the book or the subject.

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When you read the new 2012 book you will come to appreciate that the
global trends currently underway confirms the need to enter the 2012 debate
seriously.
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are some of them:

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Alibris from Great Britain:
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Book:  New
Binding: First edition, TPBO, Trade paperback, New,
Publisher: Alpha Books, New York
Date Published: 2008
ISBN-13: 9781592578030
ISBN: 1592578039
Description: New. On December 21, 2012, the Mayan calendar will complete
its 13th cycle. According to the Mayan belief system, the world will end. It
might happen. Maybe good stuff will happen instead. Maybe the end of the
world is good stuff. Regardless, this book will fill you in on all the hubub
surrounding 2012 and provide enlightening information on how Hopi,
Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce and even the Bible compare with the Mayan
prophecy. There's no tongue-in-cheek here, these guys are serious
researchers and scholars. Seems like we just filled the bathtub with water
and laid-in some extra soup for the millennium, now we've got to do it all
over again?
Languages: English
Alibris ID: 9668310197
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'All Books of New Zealand':

In the year 2012, there will be a presidential election in Finland on January
15; the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games will begin in
London at 7:30 p.m. UTC on July 27; there will be 7 billion people living on
Earth on October 19, according to the U.S. Census Bureau; and, on
December 21, the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, referred to more
familiarly as the Mayan calendar, will complete its thirteenth cycle and,
based on all of these events- according to the Mayan belief system- the
world will come to an end. If you don't believe the Mayans, you can check in
with The Bible Code, which predicts a meteor, asteroid, or comet will collide
with the Earth; The Nostradamus Code, which opts for a possible nuclear
war or some other natural or man-made destruction; or The Orion Prophecy,
which claims there will be a reversal of the Earth's magnetic field. Pick your
poison - no matter what happens, we're all toast. Or maybe not - maybe the
year 2012 is just a new opportunity, the dawning of a new age, where we'll
all get a shot at a second chance and can opt to get things right this time.
Could 2012 bring us good things instead of bad? The Complete Idiot's
Guide to 2012 gives readers a look at what the Mayan prophecy is all about,
what it means to them, and much more: * The Cosmic Calendar revealed -
and how the ancient Egyptians, the Bible, the Koran, Nostradamus, Edgar
Cayce, and other sources all refer to an end time in 2012 * Global warming
and climate change, and how the Mayans predicted them * Your own
personal journal, and the tools you'll need to survive into the 6th Age * After
2012 - the end of the world or a Golden Age to come? * Glossary of terms
and symbols, resources for a changing world, and exercises to assist you in
your journey.
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Amazon Books United States of America:

Editorial Reviews
About the Author
Synthia Andrews has been studying the Mayan prophecies since the 1980s.
She is a respected bodywork practitioner and teacher. She has traveled
extensively with her husband, Colin Andrews, the foremost researcher into
the global mystery of crop circles, meeting with indigenous elders, New Age
channels, and well known researchers discussing their knowledge and
theories of the ancient prophecies.
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Customer Reviews from Amazon
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Spirit Village Review:
http://spiritvillage.blogspot.com/2008/11/complete-idiots-guide-to-2012.html

The Complete Idiot's Guide to 2012

The Complete Idiot's Guide to 2012, by Synthia Andrews and Colin Andrews.
On December 21, 2012, the Mayan calendar will complete its thirteenth
cycle. According to the Mayan belief system, the world will end. And if you
don’t believe the Mayans, you can check in with The Bible Code, The
Nostradamus Code, or The Orion Prophecy, all of which predict planet-wide
doom. Then again, maybe the year 2012 is just a new opportunity. Could
2012 bring us good things instead of bad? This book gives readers a look at
what the Mayan prophecy is all about, what it means to them, and much
more. It addresses Mayan predictions about global warming and climate
change. The book includes a glossary of terms and symbols, resources for
a changing world, and exercises to assist the reader in their journey. The
existence of almost 600,000 websites on 2012 indicates a huge fascination
with this subject. Synthia Andrews has been studying the Mayan prophecies
since the 1980s. She is a respected bodywork practitioner and teacher. She
has traveled extensively with her husband, Colin Andrews, the foremost
researcher into the global mystery of crop circles, meeting with indigenous
elders, New Age channels, and well known researchers discussing their
knowledge and theories of the ancient prophecies.
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REVIEWS
'The Complete Idiots Guide to 2012'
The balanced look at 2012 - Don't be taken in by both
extreme views that either 2012 is the end of the world or
there is nothing in it - There IS a lot to it.
GEARING FOR A NEW TIME
Educate yourself with the issues surrounding 2012 - Join the debate
     READER REVIEWS FROM AMAZON.COM

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   

Decent
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
most helpful reviews

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
helpful reviews   

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

Absolutely Fabulous
December 14, 2009
Teri and Toby Weiss - Power Place Tours
Congratulations to Synthia and Colin for an absolutely fabulous
clear, precise, creative, informative "laying out" of 2012!
In Peace and Love,

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.  

By  A. Miller (Madison, CT United States)   
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 seamlessly to create a well-grounded as well as
intellectually stimulating read.

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.
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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
calendar.

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
archaeoastronomy;
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
website.

http://
blogcritics.org/archives/2009/02/13/145338.php
THIS IS WHY 2012 IS DIFFERENT TO OTHER PROPHECIES
This is where the debate begins.  Take a few minutes to see how all the pieces come
together - Where the transformation takes place: SELECT EACH SUBJECT which we
have called 'The Global Health Chart'.
The period we are in is what this is all about.

Population - Climate - Human Health - Economy - Environment - Temperature - Politics -
Solar
- Human and Animal Resources - Life Beyond 2012 - Earth Changes.

And what about
Astrology? The Mayan carefully mapped out the astrology along side
astronomy and were able to predict periods that favoured certain changes. The 2012
Astrology chart is presented here EXCLUSIVELY by former FBI special agent and
Astrologer Alan J. Ouimet S.F.O. In Alan's own words, "The chart is stunning".
From Page 90 of The Complete Idiots Guide to 2012.
Copyright: Colin Andrews
May 26, 2009
The Sun Chronicle.

January 6, 2009
Live radio interview on  Sirius XM - Program
'Broadmined'

January 4, 2009
Featurew article in St Joseph News also on the Internet at:

StJoe News.

November 3, 2008
Los Angeles Times

November 12, 2009
New Haven Register
November 13, 2009
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

November 13, 2009
New York Times.

November 17, 2009
Springfield News-Sun

November 22, 2009
Sacremento Bee.
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