John Major Jenkins
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 ten times. In 1990 he helped build a school in San Pedro, near Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. In 1994 he delivered relief supplies to a Maya community in the Western highlands of Guatemala, and has come to understand Mayan cosmology from its source. Since beginning his odyssey of research and discovery with the Maya, John has authored dozens of articles and nine books, including: Mayan Sacred Science (1994), Maya Cosmogenesis 2012 (1998), and Galactic Alignment: The Transformation of Consciousness According to Mayan, Egyptian, and Vedic Traditions (2002).
His latest book, co-authored with Marty Matz, is called Pyramid of Fire and was released in November 2004. 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. The Discovery Channel featured John’s work on two episodes of the Places of Mystery series, and he was interviewed for a recent History Channel documentary. John’s careful scholarship and cutting-edge insights into why the Maya chose 2012 to end a great World Age cycle have been endorsed by some of the most progressive thinkers of our day. His focus has been to examine the astronomical orientations and carvings from the early Maya site of Izapa, which is recognized as the place where the 2012 calendar was invented some 2,100 years ago.
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