Dr. Hundley takes a close look at the speculation originating everywhere, from evangelical Christianity to secular academia. Will the World End in 2012? Dr. Hundley’s conclusion may be what you least expect.
Author: Raymond Hundley
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Will life on earth really come crashing to a halt on December 21, 2012? Will solar storms trigger devastating earthquakes and volcanoes that obliterate humankind? Will a large-scale science experiment go awry, destroying our civilization? Is Earth on a collision course with an obscure planet? Will any of these events herald the end of the world? Dr. Raymond C. Hundley analyzes the predictions of the ten most prominent apocalyptic theories in the 2012 doomsday movement. He investigates the claims of scientists, theologians, mathematicians, technologists, and ancient prophets along with the credibility and probability of each theory. The 2012 predictions of the Mayan calendar are considered alongside the parallel calculations of 16th century astrologer Nostradamus. Dr. Hundley takes a close look at the speculation originating everywhere, from evangelical Christianity to secular academia. Will the World End in 2012? Dr. Hundley’s conclusion may be what you least expect. He challenges Christians to respond to these predictions not with fear, but with hope and joy. For believers and nonbelievers alike, Hundley’s logical evaluation of Earth’s potential demise provides a fascinating road map of where our civilization could be heading and how we can prepare our hearts and minds for what lies ahead.
This book cuts through rampant misinformation circulating about 2012 to present a coherent understanding of the Mayan calendar and the significance of the date.
Author: Will Black
This book cuts through rampant misinformation circulating about 2012 to present a coherent understanding of the Mayan calendar and the significance of the date. As an anthropologist and journalist, Will Black has conducted research into 2012 millenarianism for several years. He consequently offers a much broader and clearer picture than other books on the subject. In their haste to jump onto the 2012 bandwagon, most authors seem to have forgotten that the Maya are a real people, often living in as violently precarious circumstances as their ancestors. Will Black demolishes fantasies about crumbling calendar stones before examining the brutal cocaine wars blighting Central America. The hedonistic world of many westerners who have become interested in 2012 is contrasted sharply with the lives of ancient and modern Maya. The extraordinary world of shamans is contrasted with that of New Age seekers. Information about key visionary substances is offered.
Can we trust the Mayan alarm clock? Does the Bible say anything about 2012? What signs will tell us that Armageddon is near? This book provides a fascinating survey of both the historical past and the prophetic future.
Author: Mark Hitchcock
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
In 2012, the Bible, and the End of the World, bestselling prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock explores a fascinating last-days controversy that is gaining the attention of millions all over the globe. What should Christians make of the rapidly spreading speculations that the world will end on December 21, 2012? The ancient Mayans were expert astronomers and their advanced calendar cycles predict 12/21/2012 as a catastrophic day of apocalypse. This prophecy has spawned a growing number of fringe-element books, Web sites, and even a major movie—complete with all-star cast—scheduled to release in July 2009. Missing in the furor is a biblical perspective. Bible teacher Mark Hitchcock—whose books have sold more than 300,000 copies—examines the following questions: Why December 21, 2012? Can we trust the Mayan alarm clock? Does the Bible say anything about 2012? What signs will tell us that Armageddon is near? This book provides a fascinating survey of both the historical past and the prophetic future. Readers will discover how to effectively counter baseless speculation with biblical fact.
But most of the literature is built upon sensationalizing the idea that something will happen in 2012. Prophecy, destiny, catastrophe, apocalypse, extinction,
secret, mystery (and yes, the end of the world)—these are the terms that adorn
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Author: Matthew Restall
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Did the Maya really predict that the world would end in December of 2012? If not, how and why has 2012 millenarianism gained such popular appeal? In this deeply knowledgeable book, two leading historians of the Maya answer these questions in a succinct, readable, and accessible style. Matthew Restall and Amara Solari introduce, explain, and ultimately demystify the 2012 phenomenon. They begin by briefly examining the evidence for the prediction of the world's end in ancient Maya texts and images, analyzing precisely what Maya priests did and did not prophesize. The authors then convincingly show how 2012 millenarianism has roots far in time and place from Maya cultural traditions, but in those of medieval and Early Modern Western Europe. Revelatory any myth-busting, while remaining firmly grounded in historical fact, this fascinating book will be essential reading as the countdown to December 21, 2012, begins.
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December 21st, 2012. It's the end...or is it? It's the end of humanity believing we're alone...and the start of a very different world indeed. The world ends on December 21st, 2012. People get up on December 22nd completely unaware their world has ended. Only one man knows it has. He's a Jewish cowboy from the high plains of Colorado named Albert Mendoza Schweitzer. He's a horse doctor. While paying the Army back for his education in Afghanistan he meets the love of his life, a genuine Mongol princess. The Afghans love Doc; something al Qaeda cannot tolerate. In the flash of an IED Doc loses his love, his identity...and his upper skull, which is replaced by a metal mesh with some unusual side effects. His "Tin Head" makes him the only human capable of handling what happens just after midnight on December 21st, shortly after Doc is in a traffic accident. Doc meets the Grays on the plains of Northeastern Colorado. He can control them. He can control their ship. He and the ship become bonded. Doc delivers the New World over the ensuing months. He assists the Universe in arresting an ancient evil. And nothing at all is what it seems... What humanity thinks is super is only natural. The most dangerous beings in the Universe are revealed...and deeply feared. Don't be afraid...
From the author of The Real History Behind the Templars--the origins and stories behind end-of-the-world predictions throughout history, from Revelations to 2012.
Author: Sharan Newman
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
From the author of The Real History Behind the Templars--the origins and stories behind end-of-the-world predictions throughout history, from Revelations to 2012. In entertaining and sharp prose, historian Sharan Newman explores theories of world destruction from ancient times up to the present day- theories which reveal as much about human nature as they do about the predominant historical, scientific, and religious beliefs of the time. Readers will find answers to the following end-of-times questions: ?Did the Mayans really say the world will end in December 2012? ?How have the signs in the New Testament Book of Revelations been interpreted over the years? ?How did ancient Egyptians, Norse, and Chinese think the world would end? ?When did Nostradamus predict that the last days would come? ?Does the I Ching reference 2012? ?Why didn't the world end in Y2K? ?Are meteors, global warming, super-volcanoes, and the threat of nuclear war signs that the end is near?
According to many of these alarmingly titled books, the ancient Maya not only had a keen insight into the mystical workings of our planet and the cosmos, but they were also able to predict that the world will end in the year 2012.
Author: David Stuart
Publisher: Crown Archetype
The world's foremost expert on Maya culture looks at 2012 hysteria and explains the truth about what the Maya meant and what we want to believe. Apocalypse 2012: An Investigation into Civilizations End. The World Cataclysm in 2012. 2012: The return of Quetzalcoatl. According to many of these alarmingly titled books, the ancient Maya not only had a keen insight into the mystical workings of our planet and the cosmos, but they were also able to predict that the world will end in the year 2012. David Stuart, the foremost scholar of the Maya and recipient of numerous awards for his work, takes a hard look at the frenzy over 2012 and offers a fascination (and accurate) trip through Mayan culture and belief. Stuart shows how the idea that the "end of the Mayan calendar," which supposedly heralds the end of our own existence, says far more about our culture than about the ancient Maya. The Order of Days explores how the real intellectual achievement of ancient Maya timekeeping and worldview is far more impressive and remarkable than any of the popular, and often outrageous, claims about this advanced civilization. As someone who has studied the Maya for nearly all of his life and who specializes in reading their ancient texts, Stuart sees the 2012 hubbub as the most recent in a long chain of related ideas about Mesoamericans, the Maya in particular, that depicts them as somehow oddball, not "of this world," or as having some strong mystical link to other realms. Because the year 2012 has no prominent role in anything the ancient Maya ever actually wrote, Stuart takes a wider look at the Maya concepts of time and their underlying philosophy as we can best understand them. The ancient Maya, Stuart contends, were worthy of study and admiration not because they were strange but because they were altogether human, and they developed a compelling vision of time unlike any other civilization before or since.
This unique up-to-the-minute book explores the basis of the worldwide concern over the coming Mayan calendar 2012 prophecies date, which is almost upon us.
Author: James Burton Anderson
Publisher: Lion's Pride Pub.
Mayan prophecies have been the subject of heated debate for decades. Is there really a Mayan calendar 2012 prophecy of any kind? Although some in the media and government would have you believe otherwise, a very specific prophecy is factually documented in Mayan carvings. Author James Burton Anderson is a graduate engineer, life-long dedicated astronomer, archeologist, and fifty-year MENSA member. He has studied the Mayan calendar and its possible apocalyptic implications for over fifteen years, and believes that knowledge is power. James wants as many Americans as possible to understand exactly what all the fuss is about, and what dangers might actually occur. Only in this way can individuals make up their own minds whether this matter is worthy of very great concern or should simply be ignored. Is an apocalypse based on the Mayan calendar end of world scenario remotely possible? This unique up-to-the-minute book explores the basis of the worldwide concern over the coming Mayan calendar 2012 prophecies date, which is almost upon us. In May, Reuters reported a study showing that worldwide 10% of adult individuals believe the Mayan prophecy could signify the end of the world in December 2012. In America a startling 22% believe they will see the world end in their lifetime. Many very credible scientists and others are deeply concerned about survival. Anderson shares his startling findings on why this special Mayan calendar prophecy date might actually have more validity than governments will ever reveal. He is convinced that we are, in fact, in very urgent and present danger. He explores in helpful detail what we are not being told and why, and comes to some important conclusions. Are we actually in imminent danger? The many different "Mayan prophecies 2012 'End of the World' December 21" scenarios are explored in great detail, along with timely useful advice on the steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones. Whether or not the Mayan prophecy theories are valid, it is irrefutable that the Maya prophecy of their God's return is deeply rooted in their beliefs. Mayan prophecies may or may not come true on December 21, but making preparations for the inevitable coming disasters that will make hurricane Sandy seem like a spring shower simply makes common sense to many concerned scientists.
On the heels of Mark Hitchcock’s prophecy bestseller 2012, the Bible, and the End of the World comes a suspenseful novel (coauthored with bestselling novelist Alton Gansky) about the supposed expiration date of planet earth—December 21, ...
Author: Mark Hitchcock
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
On the heels of Mark Hitchcock’s prophecy bestseller 2012, the Bible, and the End of the World comes a suspenseful novel (coauthored with bestselling novelist Alton Gansky) about the supposed expiration date of planet earth—December 21, 2012. Andrew Morgan is a wealthy oil executive in search of the meaning of life. In his quest for answers he encounters the ancient Mayan predictions that the world will end in 2012. That the claims seem supported by math and astronomy drives him to check on them. Then he meets Lisa Campbell, an attractive Christian journalist also researching the Mayan calendar. When he learns that she is a Christian, he quickly dismisses what she has to say. As the time draws closer to December 21, 2012, a meteorite impact in Arizona, a volcanic eruption, and the threat of an asteroid on a collision-course with earth escalate fears. Are these indicators of a global apocalypse? Will anyone survive? Does Lisa’s Christian faith have the answers after all? Or has fate destined everyone to a holocaust from which there is no escape?
A spiritual guide based on predictions pertaining to the 2012 end of the Mayan calendar refutes Armageddon predictions while inviting readers to pursue a lifestyle based on truth and joy, in a resource that shares perspective-altering ...
Author: Sri Ram Kaa
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A spiritual guide based on predictions pertaining to the 2012 end of the Mayan calendar refutes Armageddon predictions while inviting readers to pursue a lifestyle based on truth and joy, in a resource that shares perspective-altering parables and transcending exercises designed to help people to recognize their relevance within the universe. Original.
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2013: THE END OF DAYS OR A NEW BEGINNING examines all the popular myths, prophecies, and predictions concerning 2012, including the Mayan teachings of time acceleration and global awakening on a consciousness level.
Author: Marie D. Jones
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
2013: THE END OF DAYS OR A NEW BEGINNING examines all the popular myths, prophecies, and predictions concerning 2012, including the Mayan teachings of time acceleration and global awakening on a consciousness level. It also takes an in-depth look at lesser-known predictions and prophecies, and at the more scientific and reality-based challenges we will face.
Oh , and a great many of them are also convinced that the world will come to an end in the year 2012. We can blame that on the ancient Mayans . They organized
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Author: Matt Towery
An analysis of the 2008 presidential election discusses how the election was orchestrated from behind the scenes by the media, pollsters, and political insiders, and explores the factors that lead to Obama's victory.
Yet while several chapters are devoted to this topic, this book covers much more.
Author: Richard G. Kyle
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
How will the world end? Doomsday ideas in Western history have been both persistent and adaptable, peaking at various times, including in modern America. Public opinion polls indicate that a substantial number of Americans look for the return of Christ or some catastrophic event. The views expressed in these polls have been reinforced by the market process. Whether through purchasing paperbacks or watching television programs, millions of Americans have expressed an interest in end-time events. Americans have a tremendous appetite for prophecy, more than nearly any other people in the modern world. Why do Americans love doomsday? In Apocalyptic Fever, Richard Kyle attempts to answer this question, showing how dispensational premillennialism has been the driving force behind doomsday ideas. Yet while several chapters are devoted to this topic, this book covers much more. It surveys end-time views in modern America from a wide range of perspectives--dispensationalism, Catholicism, science, fringe religions, the occult, fiction, the year 2000, Islam, politics, the Mayan calendar, and more.
The answer frighteningly is 'maybe', according to the Bible, the I Ching, the Mayans, meteorologists and vulcanologists. Apocalypse 2012 is cheerful sceptic Laurence E Joseph's investigation into the 2012 Doomsday phenomenon.
Author: Lawrence E. Joseph
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Catastrophical, The
Is the world really coming to an end in 2012? The answer frighteni- ngly is 'maybe', according to the Bible, the I Ching, the Mayans, meteorologists and vulcanologists. Apocalypse 2012 is cheerful sceptic Laurence E Joseph's investigation into the 2012 Doomsday phenomenon. Journalist and science writer Laurence E Joseph is our incisive and witty guide unravelling the religious, astrological and mystical prophecies behind the potentially earth-shattering events of 2012. And at the core of this book is Joseph's investiga- tion into the growing number of scientific researchers trying to figure out why conditions around our planet are becoming so bizarre. His adventures include: / Hooking up with the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement whose cheerful motto 'Live Long and Die Out' is now available as a tattoo. / Meeting the scientists who are trying to figure out why the present state of the sun is so worrisome -- is it just going through a phase or is something major going on? / Visiting Yellowstone National Park to see whether the seething supervolcano could soon stop civilisation dead in its tracks./ Exploring the possibility of a terrorist attack that could plunge the whole Northern Hemisphere into the equivalent of a nuclear winter.
From brilliant seers and religious visionaries to conspiracy theorists and fundamentalists, Apocalypse Not exposes prophecies of doom, including: *The Biblical prophets whose successful predictions have been ignored for two thousand years ...
Author: John Michael Greer
Publisher: Cleis Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
New Agers count off the days until the Mayan calendar ends in 2012. Evangelical Christians look for the Antichrist and long for the Rapture. Extropians dream of the Singularity, when super-intelligent computers will abolish all human limits to progress. Doomers stockpile freeze-dried food as they wait for civilization to crash and burn. Why are we waiting for Armageddon? Almost since the beginning of civilization, an insatiable willingness to believe has driven people to dream of the apocalypse that will replace the world they've got with the one they've always wanted. All of these predictions have one thing in common: every one of them has been wrong. From brilliant seers and religious visionaries to conspiracy theorists and fundamentalists, Apocalypse Not exposes prophecies of doom.--From publisher description.