This is the
response that I received in response to yet another request that I made today
through the Interlibrary Loan service of the University of Kansas library
Please note that
the librarian responded:
have not been able to find any library to have holdings for these
This and the
fact that these “books” are not available from any used booksellers I have
contacted over the years indicates that these items are inaccessible to serious
academic scholars in a form that insures objective evaluation of their
significance. Given their unavailability, I do not think it is reasonable that
we be expected to consider them or even to acknowledge their existence. I will
make this clear to Gerd Hovelman when we submit our response.
this message to be my final request for copies of these items from you.
Dear Prof. Hoopes,
You have placed the following Interlibrary Loan requests
by Jenkins, John Major:
Journey to the Mayan Underworld
Journey to the Mayan Underworld (1989)
This book was primarily a travelogue of my first trip to Central America. I
returned overland to Chicago in March of 1987. Some strange adventures will be
found - hospitalized in San Cristobal, ecstacy in Zipolite, Kundalini in
Belize, robbed in Mexico City, my Tree of Life cosmology, fire ceremony in
Chamula, jailed in New Orleans. The original version of this book was standard
8.5" x 11", 160 pages, spiral bound with 30 photos, and I sold about
25 of them. Here are two excerpts:"March Morning in Mexico" and "Dirty Laundry."
7 Wind: A Quiché Maya Calendar for 1993 – available
7 Wind: Quiché Maya Calendar for 1993 and 8
Deer: Quiché Maya Calendar for 1994
Monthly calendar-wheels according to Quiché tradition. Utilizes the true count
of days. Includes 40 pages of text explaining modern shrine rituals and
calendar-priest initiations on 8 Batz. Color cover, spiral binding, 60-page
The text of this booklet can be found here.
Mirror in the Sky
Mirror in the Sky (1991)
8.5" x 8.5" spiral bound, full-color cover, 172 pages. In 1984-85 I
had a series of mystical experiences which sent me wandering around America.
The whole episode culminated in a spontaneous 3-day Vision Quest, alone in the
Appalachicola Forest of Northern Florida. What inspired me to write Mirror
in the Sky was my discovery that this entire episode (during which I
kept a detailed journal of dreams, thoughts and so on) was paralleled very
closely by planetary conjunctions and phenomena. As such, an uncanny parallel
between my inner experiences and astrological auguries was discovered, and is
explored in this unusual book.
Tzolkin: Visionary Perspectives and Calendar Studies
Tzolkin: Visionary Perspectives and Calendar
Studies (1992, 1994)
My study of the Mayan Calendar. I discuss the correlation debate and
reconstruct the Mayan Venus Calendar for modern use. I also explore the
visionary approach in studying the sacred calendar and present many new ideas.
40 pages of calendars are provided so the reader can track time in solidarity
with modern-day Maya daykeepers. Appendices, annotated bibliography and index.
Standard trade paperback, 8.5" x 5.5", 340 pages, published by Borderland Sciences Research Foundation (Bayside, CA) in 1994.
Excerpts can be found elsewhere on this Web Site.
The Center of Mayan Time
The Center of Mayan Time (1995).
This 110-page monograph explores the obvious questions that come up in
testing the end-date alignment thesis. I did all the line drawings for this
book. I interpret the iconography of Izapan monuments in terms of
likely astronomical meanings, following recent breakthroughs from
academia. I discuss what Mayanists have said about
the possibility that ancient Mesoamerican skywatchers knew
about precession, and look at the astronomical and calendric orientations
at Izapa. The evidence is in and the conclusion is clear: the
ancient skywatchers knew and calculated precession over 2100 years ago,
formalized the calculation as their Long Count calendar, and
elements in the Popol Vuh also reflect this knowledge. This monograph
is the preliminary research that evolved into MC2012.
Mayan Sacred Science
I have found the following site for these publications:
Unfortunately I have not been able to find any library to
have holdings for these publications. For inquire on any of these
publications contact the author directly at:John@Alignment2012.com
If you have any questions please contact me directly.
ILL Borrowing Head