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March 25, 2017:
Appendices for the new release of my book
Journey to the Mayan Underworld,
available for purchase on Amazon and Create Space:

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Happy New Baktun!

The Great Return Conference in Copan:
Trip Report: "The 13th Baktun Completion."
(My Baktun-ending trip to Mexico, Guatemala, and Copan in Honduras, December 14 - 30, 2012)

December 1, 2012. (10 Ajaw). KGNU Radio appearance in Boulder.

December 6, 2012. Boulder, Colorado. A presentation and conversation with John Major Jenkins at the Boulder Evolver Spore, 8 - 10 pm. 20th & Pearl St. Sliding scale by donation.

December 9, 2012. Red Ice Radio Interview, with Henrik Palmgren. The 11th hour discussion on John Major Jenkins' 26 years of Maya cosmology and pioneering 2012 research:

December 10, 2012. Little Rock, Arkansas. John Major Jenkins gives two presentations on this date (audio was recorded). For the "12-12-12" Conference which runs over four days, December 9-12. A big event with Graham Hancock, David Hatcher Childress, Dr. Semir Osmanagich and others.

December 12, 2012. 8 Batz Initiation Day. Manifest Destination benefit event in Fort Collins, Colorado, organized by Teal Jandrain. Showing of exceprts from the film 2012: The Beginning.

Week of December 15-22: Print interviews apear in the U.K. Guardian and the San Francisco Guardian. Filming and tour at Izapa, December 15-16. John gives a talk at the Jades S.A. museum and store in Antigua Guatemala, on December 18th.

December 21, 2012: Broadcast and release of mini-documentary on Gaiam TV (footage taken at Izapa and environs on December 15-16, 2012).

The ultimate 2012 Tour-Conference program, Dec 18 - 22, 2012, at Copan, Honduras! "The Great Return" with Barbara MacLeod, David Sedat, Michael Grofe, John Major Jenkins, and many others. Included a showing of the film 2012: The Beginning to a crowd of over 1000 people on December 20th.


Previous events of 2012:

This FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, at 7 p.m.
Event and Film Showing in Fort Collins, Colorado. $5
This is my last local event, and a ridiculously affordable deal. A 1-hour presentation, Q & A, and the 52-minute documentary film 2012: The Beginning
Directions and Information here.

October 15, 2012: New Book! Reconstructing Ancient Maya Astronomy: The Field of 2012 Studies in 2012. Order here: A limited edition release, special offer.
(Note to Canadians: shipping prices will be the same.)

New Resource: READINGS from the writings of John Major Jenkins. Five hours of free excerpts read by the author, 1982 - 2012. Listen in and support the ongoing work. Launched in May 2012.

Speaking at the Symbiosis Gathering, Pyramid Lake, Nevada. May 17 - 21, 2012.

First Izapa Round Table Conference (June 19-21), and informal tour with John Major Jenkins (June 22-25), Tapachula Mexico.

Telluride Mushroom Festival, August 16-19, 2012

I will introduce a showing of the film 2012: The Beginning at the Nomad Theater in Boulder, Colorado, September 28, 2012

Attending the premier of 2012: The Beginning in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, October 24.

October 28, 2012. Presentation and film showing (of 2012: The Beginning) in Winnipeg, Canada, at Convocation Hall.

November 16, 2012. Fort Collins. A $5 event! 2 hours, presentation and film.
Come out out, Fort Collins friends.



My new book, Lord Jaguar's 2012 Inscriptions (2011) is now available in a limited edition release. Order your copy today.

My recent book, The 2012 Story: The Myths, Fallacies, and Truth Behind the Most Intriguing Date in History, was released on October 15, 2009. Check out the new Web Site. The book was released in paperback in October, 2010.

Special offer: 3-CD audio program (Unlocking the Secrets of 2012) with free book.

In addition, I have launched new Web Sites:
and the official John Major Jenkins web site.


The 2012 Movie

Guess What? There is ZERO evidence that the ancient Maya predicted the end of the world in 2012. The Maya calendar does not END in 2012. DOOMSDAY-2012 is a fallacious construct, a projection of exploitative and underinformed writers and Western nihilistic fantasy. A huge publicity campaign has begun for Hollywood's 2012 catastrophe movie, to open November 13, 2009. Is this Hollywood appropriation of 2012 mere harmless entertainment? At the very least, this entertainment comes at a price, and that is: the complete and utter misrepresentation of what 2012 meant to the creators of the 2012 calendar. I write about this in my new book, The 2012 Story. My nine books on Maya cosmology and tradition going back to 1989 explore the facts, the evidence, and the reconstruction of a lost paradigm.

Update: I was invited by Sony Pictures to attend and be interviewed at press conferences for the 2012 movies release, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and on the red carpet in Hollywood, November 3, 2009. I took the opportunity in the hopes that a shred of truth could be conveyed to the public. Alas, although I was interviewed by CNN, BBC, MTV, NBC, CNBC, ABC, CBS, and dozens of other news outlets, what I had to say ended up on all the editing room floors. Why? Because I reported the truth: There is no evidence that the ancient Maya predicted the end of the world in 2012. The Hollywood illusion machine was working overtime on quelling this truth, but luckily my stealthy associates and I were able to record this mini-movie at the red carpet. It's amazing what one has to do in order to get the simple truth across to a media that is choking on its greedy obedience to falsehood, deception, and disinformation.

My appearance on the Sean Hannity program on Fox News, August 2009

My appearance at the Hollywood red carpet premiere of the 2012 movie (be forewarned: it's an exercise in stealth journalism).

My appearance in ABC Nightline's 2012 report, November 2009

Documentary film accurately reports my pioneering work:
2012: Science or Superstition?

See the Youtube clip of my presentation at Unveiling the Portals of 2012 (an event in Fort Collins, Colorado January 2008).

In a special edition of December, 2007, The U.S. News and World Report included coverage of my 20 years of work to reconstruct ancient Maya cosmology and the importance of 2012.

My interview with Henrik at Red Ice Creations radio in Sweden is now featured on their website: The main one-hour interview is immediately available for listening. Please subscribe to Red Ice to access part 2, in which we explore more deeply the implications of the galactic alignment.

July 1, 2007. My work is featured in a piece on 2012 in the New York Times, Sunday Magazine. The piece is also available to view on the New York Times website.

January 2007. Results of my trip to Izapa in December 2006. Confirmation of the ballcourt alignment, and invitation to move the discussion forward. The azimuth gnomon, an astronomical instrument I designed for the Izapa trip. This self-funded research as an independent scholar led to being accepted as a National Fellow in The Explorer's Club (founded by Sir Edmund Hillary).

My comments on the new discovery at Tak'alik Ab'aj

Confused about the Galactic Alignment? It's an astronomical fact, but it has nothing to do with our orbit around the Galactic Center:

Here is my Fox News interview clip, recorded at the 2012 conference in Los Angeles, March 1, 2008.

Since 1998, I have appeared in many documentaries including Earth Under Fire (1998), The Fifth Gate (1999), The Discovery Channel's "Places of Mystery series (in 2000)," and many others too numerous to list. An unfortuante trend since about 2005, especially evident in the 2012 documentaries produced by 1080 Productions for the History Channel, is the unethical and inaccurate co-opting of my work, enslaving it to the fantasies of doomsday pimps. Unfortunately I was hoodwinked several times by lying producers and my work as it appears in the mainstream marketplace is now confused with pole flips, Nostradamus prophecies, solar flares, and other manifestations. 2012 has become sticky paper for irrational and poorly researched oddities and unethical documentary producers who, despite my clarifications which were offered to them during the interviews, chose to misinform the public about the facts of the Maya calendar. I wrote about this problem in my op-ed piece "How Not To Make a 2012 Documentary."

Over 2,000 years ago the early Maya formulated a profound galactic cosmology. They saw that the sun, on the winter solstice, was slowly moving toward the heart of the galaxy. Naturally enough, with their uncorrupted intelligence intact, they suspected that the world would go through a transformation when the solar and the galactic planes aligned. They devised their Long Count calendar to target when the cosmic alignment would maximize, and that time is AD 2012. We are lucky that the brilliant skywatchers who devised the 2012 calendar left carved monuments for us to decode, and that they have survived the decay of centuries, so that we can know exactly what they prophesied and believed about 2012.

Incredibly, at the early Maya site of Izapa in southern Mexico, the galactic cosmology and a profound spiritual teaching are preserved. Izapa speaks to us of the Galactic Alignment in 2012 as a transformative nexus in time, a still-point turnabout, inviting us to reconnect with our cosmic heart and eternal source. With the Divine Wisdom. But how can that be achieved? What is the original, undiluted, prophecy for 2012, divined by those ancient mystics and stargazers who invented the 2012 calendar?

Izapa's carved monuments provide the answers—now, for the first time in two millennia, the secrets of Mayan sacred science have been decoded. Now, we can directly read the 2012 revelation right at its source.

Here are a few indispensibly important gateways into the Galactic Alignment, 2012, and the importance of Izapa:

What is the Galactic Alignment?

Izapa: The Origin Place of the 2012 Calendar and the 2012 Prophecy; Izapa 2; Izapa 3.

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Please support my work by buying my DVDs and signed books direct from me, through this website. Your non-local independent Maya scholar thanks you!

July 7, 2007. The Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chichen Itza is included in the new list of the Seven Wonders of the World. The shadow serpent that appears on the equinox is no doubt the reason. But how many know about the even more profound alignment to the sun and the Pleiades in the zenith that I decoded in my 1998 book Maya Cosmogenesis 2012?

Report on the summer EVENTS 2007 (West Coast and Maya Tour 2007)

I was honored to be asked by Joscelyn Godwin to endorse his new book The Golden Thread (Quest Books).

Three interviews with Tiokasin Ghosthorse on WBAI radio, New York City. Listen to the three programs: March 15, March 22, and March 29, 2007. Other archived programs. Visit First Voices Indigenous Radio. Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Interview with Daniel Giamario, early expositor of the Galactic Alignment and founder of Interview took place on his Portland Radio program, February 2007.

Comments on Apocalypto and Aronofsky's The Fountain.

Radio interviews with Mike Hagan in 2006-7 are archived at Mike Hagan's RadiOrbit program. Access the first interview streaming or MP3 download.

John's video interview with The Broad Band Learning Channel was posted on February 1st, and is free to view. Other DVDs available.

Geoff Stray's important book, Beyond 2012. More info.