2015 in Review. © John Major Jenkins.

This past year has been a challenging combination of personal losses (death of loved ones), ongoing financial difficulties, and successful research on three fronts:

1. Family genealogy, name origin, and Welsh/Celtic folklore
2. Book: Ivory Tower, House of Cards (and a few other Maya cosmology essays)
3. John Fante and Vincenzo literary research

There were a few important personal breakthroughs which hint that a new phase of life is dawning. In the past decade or so I’ve tended to not be public with my private life, including my marriage to my lovely wife, Ellen. The reason why was to protect her, and my personal space, from the onslaughts of idiotic trolls and debunkers who enjoy targeting myself, my friends, and my loved ones, picking through personal background experiences and statements in order to destroy and downplay my academic work.

The 2012 topic has required clear and discerning expositions, in terms of my efforts to reconstruct what the ancient Maya believed about it, and scholarly critics have chosen to stoop to the lowest of ethical limits by targeting my perceived religious persuasion, asserting imagined “influences” from New Age cult leaders and using pejorative terms like “pseudoscience,” attacking my personal “associations,” and asserting lies about my background (in peer-reviewed journals) in order to mitigate my pioneering role in the 2012 discussion. I’ve also had death threats and other nuisances from various trolls and debunkers, some acting anonymously like cowards, and in the wake of 2012 was physically assaulted in a public space. This unsavory milieu, which I never expected would be a reality I’d need to deal with, was not something I wanted to effect my wife, a sensitive soul who preferred to not be directly involved in those challenges of my career.

And so, on Facebook, in interviews, and in other public contexts I tended to not mention my personal life, my marriage, and my extended family of siblings and relatives. In any case, I firmly believed that my personal life, beliefs, and my political and religious preferences, were not relevant for gaining an understanding of my Maya cosmology work, which has proceeded through a dozen books since 1992 as a well-argued, well-supported and documented reconstruction --- an interdisciplinary synthesis of the  evidence. 

But as the world went wonky with deregulation and the social media mess grew to bizarre proportions, rational dispositions were sidelined in favor of spectacle, scandal, and personalities crashing and burning all around us. It’s the Trumpification of the media-sphere. It truly does seem like the world has gone increasingly insane since the late 1990s.  Throughout these past two decades I’ve held fast to principles of clarity and discernment, even while I’ve seen friends and colleagues adjusting their raps on 2012 to align with “what the marketplace wants.” Many walked away with their pockets crammed with cash, and that is precisely why our world is so messed up: the willing abandonment of values, ethics, and principles for the quick buck. And it’s true: very very very few who got into the 2012 biz cared in the least for reconstructing ancient Maya world-views. Nope, they wanted to sell doomsday or ascension gimmicks, associating 2012 with all kinds of ideas from crop circles to rogue planets.  

My decision to protect my loved ones from the pain inflicted by misguided 2012 debunkers and under-informed media trolls was a conscious decision. In some ways it was a continuation of a shift in my writing voice which began around 1992. Because, ironically, my earliest self-published books were open and highly personal narratives of my process of spiritual awakening and “coming of age.” These books and booklets were almost like extensions of my personal journals, which I’ve kept since a young age. Journaling my deepest innermost thoughts helped me get through the many difficult challenges of adolescence and young adulthood. My early travels as a young adult, into my 20s, were like personal quests to find where I belonged in the world.

This sounds fairly typical of youngsters, and most of us have gone through such trials and tribulations as we entered adulthood. But my experiences also seemed utterly unusual, not the kind of thing that most teenagers (certainly not my peers) went through in the early 1980s.  I wrote poetry and short stories and songs on the guitar, pouring out angst and soul. I took up meditation, yoga, and vegetarianism (all complete heresy in the Chicago suburbs of that era). I had dreams and visions and I tried to formulate my realizations into concepts and models. Ultimately, I became a fasting yogi and had chanted up a kundalini activation along with a vision of the boon-bestowing goddess. Where’s that in a John Hughes script?

I am deeply philosophical by nature, and was reading voraciously in many areas of science, religion, philosophy, and literature. And one final ingredient: I like traveling and traveling narratives. Seeing the world, being free, and writing about it became a channel for my growth into a writer. My early attempts to escape the nest included driving south shortly after my high school graduation, camping in the Arkansas Ozarks, hunting mushrooms in Gulf Coast Mississippi and Florida, and living in my van for eight months while going on a spiritual Vision Quest. And finally, at age 21, relocating to Boulder, Colorado and then traveling to Mexico and Central America the very next year, in 1986. 

Consequently, my early books documented my personal spiritual journey as a traveler, through geographies of the land and topographies of the mind. My outward travels reflected an inward process by which I was devising my own personal model of human consciousness and spiritual awakening. Along the way I synthesized and adapted many systems and ideas that I was encountering, in Hindu mysticism, quantum mechanics, Jungian psychology, comparative mythology, the I Ching, sacred geometry, and the Maya calendar. These were “edge” topics, but I was convinced that was where the goods were going to be found. Especially the math and philosophy underlying the Maya calendar --- that became my focus.

So, my books moved from travel narratives peppered with personal confessions and musings to a more scholarly formulation of a model, based on the 260-day Maya calendar, which was templated on a vision I had in 1985 that I called the Tree of Life. (I produced a painting of it at the time.) It was a vision of non-duality and a yantric tool for contemplation. This entire frame, or phase, of my work, went from 1985 to exactly May of 1994, whereupon the final expression of that work was manifested in my book Jaloj-Kexoj and Phi-64 (later renamed Mayan Sacred Science).
And with that, a completely new phase opened up in my work with the Maya cosmology, quite suddenly. It was like I burst through to another level. My previous work was driven by my personal life experiences, and an impulse to formulate a model that captured my insights and understandings into my personal spiritual awakening and identity. But a growing sense of “so what?” was happening in my thoughts, which would place my ego and my personal journey into proper perspective, a larger framework. My own model was sort of a clever “new system” within which the Maya calendar information could be integrated. And yes, it could be argued and shown to relate to Maya numbers, calendars, and concepts (such as Jaloj Kexoj).  But why should I waste my time promoting my own personal system? That seemed to be not directly in service to reviving or reconstructing the cosmology of the ancient Maya, in their own terms. It seemed that others in the 2012 discussion, such as Arguelles and McKenna (and, later, Calleman and Braden) were concerned with building their own systems and models. And thus they were adapting Maya concepts to modern lingo and models.

I realized that, despite my attachment to my clever “Tree of Life / Root Principle Cosmology” my work should rather be more deeply focused on reconstructing ancient Maya ideas that have been buried or lost, and finding language that was accurate and suitable to talk about those ideas. It wasn’t that I decided my earlier work was “wrong,” but that I wanted to really make a well-argued case for something quite revolutionary I had just discovered about the 2012 date in the Long Count calendar.   The connection I made happened rather abruptly, and with this new key the evidence --- already filed away in my mind from my extensive readings in the Maya Studies literature --- fell into place. So, 1994 was a distinct shift point in my approach, and I have always considered my earlier books as being from the first phase of my work (with the exception of certain contents of my 1992 book Tzolkin, which was a mix of visionary perspectives and calendar studies, including early comments on 2012 calendrics and astronomy).

But now I feel the need to shift back to more personal sharing. 2012 is three years gone in the bin of time. My marriage of almost 15 years went through many ups and downs and, incredibly sadly, my wife entered the Great Mystery in early 2015. Her passing, after a one-year illness, was incredibly painful and saddening and still reverberates with me every day. She died a few days after her 52nd birthday, and all who knew and loved her have been deeply saddened at such a bright light leaving the world. I share this briefly and will not linger: We had gone our separate ways in late 2012; she soon moved in with a new boyfriend and I remained in our house. The divorce was done in 2014. We remained on good terms, and I cherish many memories and experiences through some nineteen years of recognition, love, friendship, and sharing. Yes, from our first encounter in early 1996 (in the context of discussing the suicide of a mutual friend), to our final farewell in early 2015, we loved each other.  I wrote a tribute to her called “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” and also posted some pictures and one of my songs for her, which I wrote in 1997: http://alignment2012.com/Ellie-photos.html

Another loss of 2015 occurred in September, when my beloved cat-friend Tyko Sanders died. He was 13 ½ years old, and I got him when he was just six weeks old. We immediately bonded and shared a special connection. He stayed by my side through many years, including three lonely years after my wife left. My wife and I didn’t have children, and Tyko was like my little boy, my papa wingnut. There is a birthday spoof thing I did for a friend in early 2014, which at the 6:08 mark shows me holding Tyko: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2Yd2IccZ5g.   

Despite the ongoing financial difficulties of maintaining my house (I worked driving a delivery van in 2015), what kept me sane was attending to my writing and research. In the years after 2012 this took the form of organizing and collecting together my 2012 writings, attempting to find closure. Since few cared anymore about 2012, and almost everyone completely misunderstood it, my efforts were clearly directed toward posterity, for future historians who might care. The 2012 topic was horribly misplayed in our culture, in the media, and --- most disappointingly --- it was trampled on by professional Maya scholars. Looking at the ongoing literature today gives the clear impression that scholars largely conclude that 2012 was a “mythology” invented in the wake of 1960s and 70s counterculture by “New Age hacks,” with even deeper roots in dubious cults such as Theosophy. Within this distorted and incomplete framework, scholars like Kevin Whitesides, David Stuart, Stephen Houston, Ed Krupp, Anthony Aveni, and John Hoopes propagate and reinforce their conviction --- long held by many scholars --- that 2012 was largely never a meaningful topic to the ancient Maya, apart from being a happenstance of math & calendar. Another faction in Maya Studies is quietly echoing my ideas with increasing visibility in publications through 2015. But up through year 2012 the astronomy question with 2012 was largely swept under the carpet and ignored --- even by the two or three scholars who knew there was something to be explored there. (This part of the reception of my work is, as it turned out, most revealing of the dirty power of career politics in Maya Studies.)

Nevertheless, in 2014 I published two articles in peer-reviewed journals and updated my Update2012.com website, detailing many of the irrational and unethical things that scholars committed --- particularly directed at distorting and mitigating my work, even while my ideas were being increasingly echoed by the scholars themselves. 

The Experiment

This past year I continued my efforts --- indeed, upped the ante.  In January of 2015, I diligently and patiently began what I called “The Experiment.”  I selected five scholarly and scientific areas which inaccurately flayed me and my work, and asked the academic publishers and scientific institutions (NASA) to simply apply their stated policy of error correction. I documented exchanges, phone calls, emails, and my official filings with the AAUP (the Association of American University Presses). Quite simple requests, and precisely how science is supposed to be self-correcting. If it can’t do that, then science is broken and is being violated by those who our society empowers to practice it. In every instance my simple requests were evaded, ignored, and declined. My efforts went on, patiently and professionally, for almost ten months. It was actually the culmination of a longer effort with inaccurate scholarly assessments of my work, ongoing for almost two decades. I am not speaking here of reasoned disagreements or viable alternative viewpoints that engage the actual content of my work, but with false, juvenile, and unprofessional assertions and attacks.

I juggled five different areas of concern, like playing five chess games simultaneously.  The most egregious and unethical episode was in regards to Anthony Aveni’s 2009 book 2012: The End of Time, published by the University Press of Colorado, which I was forced to take to the higher court of the AAUP. The end result was a striking example of evasion, protectionism, and malfeasance, condoned and implemented by the Director of the AAUP and the Director of the University Press of Colorado. It resulted in a thoroughly documented and disgusting example of how science gets broken. I documented everything and wrote an engaging narrative in 65,000 words. The appendices include the voluminous email exchange which comprise the evidentiary meat of the study, so the entire book runs to some 260,000 words. It was completed in November, with some late additions into 2016, and is called Ivory Tower, House of Cards: How Scholars and Their Publishers Violate Science.  I provide below the jacket teaser:

This book is a narrative of over two decades of exchanges with scholars, their academic publishers and employers, and the professional association that oversees and validates them. It focuses on recent exchanges and documents a series of officially filed Complaints regarding scholarly errors requiring correction, and the responses of the publishers, the science agency (NASA), and committees that are appointed to oversee and uphold academic standards.  A bizarre world of contradictions, evasions, bigotry, and sanctioned character assassination is exposed, indicting an elite club of Ivory Tower scholars, friends and colleagues engaged in sloppy research and guild protection whose behavior violates science and threatens their bastion of unethical self-interest with immanent collapse, like a flimsy house of cards.

This will have to be a final effort on the 2012 front, because nothing more can really be said. Every transmitter needs a functioning receiver, and the receiver is broken. Nevertheless, I still enjoy researching aspects of Maya inscriptions, astronomy, and archaeoastronomy, and will be open to pursuing Maya research in the future. But it has a lower priority status now.

In 2015 I produced a few research essays on ancient Maya traditions and also several reviews of recent books. One is on the 3-11 Pik date at Chichen Itza. Another is a review of the 9th edition of Coe’s book The Maya. Both of these pieces were freely posted at The Center for 2012 Studies website: http://thecenterfor2012studies.com. The review contained two stand-alone mini-essays, as appendices: “The Curious Case of the La Corona Frontispiece” (http://thecenterfor2012studies.com/LC-677.pdf) and “The Maya Studies Phenomenon” (a satire).

I produced reviews of Cosmology, Calendars, and Horizon-Based Astronomy in Ancient Mesoamerica (2015) and Archaeoastronomy and the Maya (Oxbow Books, 2014). These self-standing reviews haven’t yet been posted online, but parts were incorporated into my book Ivory Tower, House of Cards.  A late essay of 2015  addressed David Stuart’s two pieces on “solstice-rebirth” in the inscription from Zacpetén (the latest posted to his blog on December 29). The implications were striking, and the astronomy at the Dark Rift hadn’t been noted by Stuart.  I wrote my piece right before New Year’s Day 2016, and some editing occurred after the 1st so it spans the two years, and I’ll reserve it for later discussion. My posts to Stuart’s blog occurred on January 1st and January 3rd --- in which I clarified the dates according to the standard and unambiguous Julian Day Numbers.    

Another effort of 2015 involved doing a final complete editorial run-through on my novel Remembering 2012. I made some hard editorial decisions, wrote up new summaries and promo statements about it, and changed the title to Three Plumes of Judas. I am working with an agent now, who submitted it to eleven publishers in September. There have been three declines so far, but I’m hoping for a good fit with a publisher and a decent advance.

Many mini-pieces were written on the fly and posted to my FB page and also the FB page for 2012: The Beginning (Shannon Kring’s documentary). I have collected these all together into one spot. I did three radio shows: a local blog radio interview; a place called ThaTalks out of London; and Jarrett Cole’s “These Changing Times” in Canada. I spoke at the Earth Keeper’s conference in Denver, May 30, 2015 --- my talk was on Vincenzo’s Star and I have the DVD that was made of it. A result of speaking with Graham Hancock and Robert Schoch at that conference was an essay I wrote and posted to my website, called “Are Galactic Alignments in World History the Key to an Integration of Recent Theories on the Rise and Fall of Civilization?” http://alignment2012.com/Galactic-Alignments-and-civilization.html. Graham released his book Magicians of the Gods in November, which cites and utilizes my galactic alignment work as a key to his conclusions. I journeyed to Boulder with friends on December 2 to see Graham speak at the Boulder Bookstore. I also spoke at SPRE in Fort Collins, October 16, 2015 --- sort of a retrospective angle of Maya cosmology research and new discoveries.

Many of my public speaking and performance events have been pretty low-key  this year. For example, I read poetry a few times in Loveland; I performed bouzouki and harp with my friend Franklin LaVoie at the Beltania Festival in Colorado Springs (May 16, 2015). I also performed my “Louhi Gazes Deep” poem there. Most interestingly, and fulfilling creatively, was being invited to record two poems and two songs with The Little House of Sound (http://www.littlehouseofsound.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/lhos.sessions/):

The Final Daze (6-2009): https://vimeo.com/148655181
Louhi Gazes Deep (5-1995): https://vimeo.com/148653739
Free Your Mind (2006, bouzouki intro): https://vimeo.com/148653149
Sailor’s Dream (2-1990): not posted?

My sessions are here: http://www.littlehouseofsound.com/new-index/#/john-major-jenkins/. The concept is the brainchild of Eric Smith. We recorded on December 7 in his solar powered studio-van in an outdoor setting. The weather was nice and we went to a spot overlooking the Poudre Valley as it runs through Windsor, with the Rocky Mountains in the background. I also recorded my poem “The Sea of Casuistry” at The Ranch studio in L.A., while enjoying a two-week holiday with family in southern California. A photo taken during the recording session (December 30, 2015) is above.

Throughout 2015 I recorded a great deal of poetry on my laptop. In November I sat down with my Sony camera and videotaped a series of eight or nine extemporaneous raps, about my recently completed Ivory Tower, House of Cards book, and other ongoing research. The result may be posted to Youtube, about two hours worth of material. I have many small essays I’ve written and not released anywhere, which document ongoing discoveries in the Celtic Name Origin research.

In April, on my personal umbrella-website, http://JohnMajorJenkins.com, I offered a 20th-anniversary re-release of my article “Maya Creation: The Stellar Frame and World Ages” (April 1995), and a new audio recorded of it: http://johnmajorjenkins.com/?p=164. Another piece posted to my website, called “Life, Innovative Writing, and the Enjoyable Read”: http://johnmajorjenkins.com/?p=155. There are also some new essays on The Center for 2012 Studies website, including an “Open Letter to Ed Krupp”:

July 23, 2015. Open Letter to Ed Krupp, following an email exchange (in June 2015) in which I summarized my response to his critiques of my work in his various presentations and articles between 2009 and 2014. After he declined to comment during our email exchange, I mailed him a package of essays (as agreed), my booklet titled Reconstructing Ancient Maya Astronomy (2012), and my Open Letter, inviting his response. Here is my cover letter mailed with the package, July 9, 2015. Here is a PDF of the Open Letter, receipt confirmed at Griffith Observatory on July 13, 2015. Given his under-informed assertions, clever selective quoting of my words, and factual errors, his response will be of interest, which I offered to post here. One wonders if he will attempt to wiggle around acknowledging any of it, much like Hoopes & Whitesides did. I initiated contact with Krupp to clarify his comments in the Preface he wrote for Cosmology, Calendars, and Horizon-Based Astronomy in Ancient Mesoamerica (eds Milbrath & Dowd, 2015). This item is relevant because it reveals a cognitive dissonance in how scholars within Maya Studies simultaneously echo and dismiss my work. Addendum: here is my initial email query to Krupp (June 2015).

I wrote a new guitar song in late 2015, based on a poem by Hugh Williams from 1839. This developed from my name origin research. Williams’ poem was called “A Song: Shenkin Shon,” which was submitted for the Golden Harp award at the Eistenfodd. My song based on it is called “Boys of the Olden Time.” At the very tail end of 2015, basically completed with lyrics on the afternoon of December 31, I wrote another guitar song which I called “Another New Year.”
As 2015 rolled to a close I was hit with a mortgage payment increase, with the principle payments added on, effectively doubling my monthly mortgage. I have no income, was recently let go from my delivery job (i.e., unethical employer behavior), and despite applying for many jobs have no income prospects in sight.

A note written December 31. The final 10 days of 2015 were filled with a family reunion in Los Angeles, at my older brother’s house. My sister and younger brother, with his family, were also present and we’ve had a really nice time. I recorded “Sea of Casuistry” at Todd’s recording shack, and have been working out a guitar progression in Am, C, and G which most certainly will become a song. Yesterday I saw a post from David Stuart on his blog, which involves solar rebirth at the winter solstice --- an inscription he wrote about in 2009. Very interesting, but it’s just another piece of evidence that supports my work which the scholars refuse to correctly contextualize, so I don’t really care anymore.  It is December 31, 2015. I’ll be going to a party tonight with my brother and his girlfriend, Cathy, at a house once owned by the P.T. Barnum family. Bringing my guitar, to ring in the New Year with new friends, music, and libations. Another year comes to a close. Cathy and her friend did a reading of my progressions and transits, and I need to hang on and take care of myself till November 2016, when things are supposed to get better. In the final days of 2015, Maya scholar David Stuart posted a piece on Zacpetén Altar 1. It’s about a solstice date and renewal. I wrote a brief treatment. Meanwhile, I was finishing up my newest song, called “Another New Year,” honing it in the shack at my brother’s place in little Happy Valley. 

Publications, Interviews, and Events of 2015:

SPRE presentation, Fort Collins. "Ancient Maya Wisdom and the Crisis of the Modern World." October 16, 2015. Write-up for event:

Ancient Maya Teachings and the Crisis of the Modern World

Ancient teachings of the Maya are still relevant today, as the challenge of spiritual awakening is ongoing. Understanding the cycles of time in which we live is essential, both as individuals and as members of the collective life-wave of humanity. The year 2012 came and went, and taught us something about the state of our collective consciousness. A retrospective glimpse at “what happened” will be briefly discussed.   Now, new discoveries are occurring in Maya Studies, as well as in the larger view of the ultimate origins of civilization. Deeper layers, previously unsuspected, are being uncovered. Meanwhile, the world seems to be spinning out of control as the old paradigm dies.  How do ancient Maya teachings speak to this crisis of the modern world? 

Earth-Keepers presentation: “Vincenzo’s Star.” Recorded, on DVD. May 30.

Jarrett Cole Radio program, June. "These Changing Times"  https://ckuw.ca/128/20150607.11.01-12.02.mp3.

One other blog radio program, online. May.

ThaTalks Radio. London. “The Mayan Renewal: An Era of Opportunity.” September 6, 2015. http://thatalks.com/edition87/.

Recording songs and a poem at Little House of Sound. Colorado. December 2015.

Poetry recorded at The Ranch in L.A. December 2015.

Songs recorded with brother Bill. January 3, 2016.

Poetry readings in Loveland. Performing with Franklin and open mics in Fort Collins. Poetry and bouzouki performance at The Beltania Festival in May (Colorado Springs)

Two hours of video recorded, late October. Audio recordings of poems and stories.

Chichen Itza Panel 1 essay of early 2015 posted online.

Review of Coe’s 9th edition of his book The Maya. Posted online.

Open Letter to Krupp, July. Posted online at The Center for 2012 Studies.

“Are Galactic Alignments in World History the Key to an Integration of Recent Theories on the Rise and Fall of Civilization?” Essay written May 31. Online at: http://alignment2012.com/Galactic-Alignments-and-civilization.html 

Ivory Tower, House of Cards: How Scholars and Their Publishers Violate Science. Book, completed November. 214,000 words. 

Piece for The Heretic Magazine. For my Column A Quarter Past Now. “Copernicus and the Spiritual Illumination of the Central Sun.”  Online: http://thehereticmagazine.com/a-quarter-past-now/

Edits to my novel, renamed Three Plumes of Judas, submitted to agent in September.

Collected items posted to FB page for 2012: The Beginning. 5600 words. https://www.facebook.com/2012TheBeginningDoc/

20th Anniversary of Maya Cosmogenesis meme, Posted to my JMJ wordpress blog. http://JohnMajorJenkins.com. April, 2015.

Various unpublished pieces:
A Limericky Day in Denver
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Calliope Dreams
Return to Healing 2015
Mini-essays related to the Name Origin Research / Saga O’Shenkyn
Trypping the Sprite Elastic (Tryptagonals, May)
Review-essay of Archaeoastronomy of the Maya (2014)
Terence McKenna and the Galactic Alignment
The Spirit of Cynghanedd
Metaphysical Math Musings of 1982
The Vision Revisited, Thirty Years  Later
Essay: “Zhēnyán Buddhism in China (Shingon in Japan) and the Mantra Magician Jin’gāngzhí.”
Quaker Heretics in the 1650s (includes fictional sketch of Sandwich & Wales ancestors)

Updated Author Bio. September 2015

John Major Jenkins is a pioneering voice in the evolving 2012 discussion with over twenty years of experience defining and debating the issues. Informed by innovative field work at key archaeological sites and inspired by living and working among the Highland Maya, Jenkins’ comprehensive work covers media misconceptions, assessments of 2012 theories, consciousness studies, Maya shamanism, archaeoastronomical research, Perennial Philosophy, academic misconceptions, and the crisis of sustainability faced in the modern world. His own unprecedented “galactic alignment theory” is now receiving new support from recent discoveries in the Maya inscriptions. While integrating the scientific and spiritual viewpoints, Jenkins honors contemporary Maya calendar tradition and the ancient Maya vision of a unified cosmos. 
       Since the conclusion of 2012, John has continued to fight academic shenanigans and professional violations in treating 2012 as a valid topic of rational inquiry. Some 800 pages of updates on his websites document the process that has unfolded in the two-and-a-half years since December 21, 2012. The results are in. Science, as it applies to understanding 2012, is broken. Why? Because scientists broke it. NASA and University Press publishers are complicit in broadcasting and publishing false and defamatory statements, and then defending them when confronted with their ethical violations. This situation is especially tragic, because ancient Maya spiritual wisdom and teachings address the intractable crisis that the modern world finds itself in. John's work explores the ongoing, and largely unrecognized, role of the galactic alignment in the vicissitudes of human history, including events that unfolded 12,800 years ago. Jenkins's background includes:     

John's work has been featured since 1998 in media produced by ABC Nightline, the U.S. News and World Report, the New York Times, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, The History Channel, and NBC’s SyFy Channel. He has taught at numerous institutes and universities nationally and abroad, including the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Antigua Guatemala, the Esalen Institute, Kingsley Hall in London, the Society of Henry XIII in Belgium, the University of Southern Oregon, the New England Antiquities Research Association, the Institute of Maya Studies in Miami, the Society for American Archaeology, and Naropa University. He is also a regular at popular venues such as the Conscious Life Expo, Megalithomania, and the Mind Body Spirit Expo.

Since the 1980s John’s articles have appeared in many magazines, newspapers, websites, journals, and book anthologies, including: The Mystery of 2012 (2007, Sounds True), You Are Still Being Lied To (2009, Disinformation Company), Towards 2012 (2008, Penguin). His major works include Maya Cosmogenesis 2012 (1998), Galactic Alignment (2002), Unlocking the Secrets of 2012, (3-CD audio program 2007), The 2012 Story (2009) and Lord Jaguar’s 2012 Inscriptions (2011).  His books have been translated into twelve languages. His work appeared in a feature profile in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, July 2007. Websites:

http://JohnMajorJenkins.com / http://Alignment2012.com / http://Update2012.com /

That’s all folks. January 23, 2016