The Galactic Alignment is a rare astronomical event that brings the solstice sun into alignment with the center of the Milky Way galaxy every 12,960 years. Building on the discoveries of his book Maya Cosmogenesis 2012, Jenkins demonstrates that the end-date of 2012 does not signal the end of time but rather the beginning of a new stage in the development of human consciousness. He recovers a striking common thread that connects the ancient cosmological insights of the Maya not only to Egyptian thought and Vedic philosophy but also to the diversity of humankind's metaphysical traditions ranging from Celtic sacred topography and Medieval alchemy to the Kabbalah and Islamic astrology. His work presents us with a groundbreaking synthesis of lost wisdom once common to ancient cosmologies that will help us understand the significance of this transformative cosmic milestone.
John Major Jenkins (1964-2017) was a leading independent researcher on ancient Mesoamerican cosmology. He authored five books on the Maya, including Maya Cosmogenesis 2012, Galactic Alignment, and Pyramid of Fire. He gave presentations at the prestigious Institute of Maya Studies in Miami, and in 1998, he was invited by the Indigenous Council of the Americas to speak at their conference in Merida, Mexico. He was featured on two episodes of the "Places of Mystery" TV show on Discovery Channel and appeared in the film Manifesting the Mind and the documentary 2012: Science or Superstition.
Introduction: Galaxia Nuncius (A Message From the Galaxy) PART ONE Mayan Cosmology and Calendrics 1. Search and Research 2. Reconstructing Ancient Mayan Cosmology 3. Recent Discoveries PART TWO Ancient Gnosis in Europe, Egypt, and Persia 4. Sacred Cartography in the British Isles 5. The Apocalypse Cross at Hendaye 6. Islamic Astrology and the Lunar Dragon 7. Mount Olympus and the Fall of Troy 8. The Galactic Mysteries of Mithraism 9. Abydos and the Sphinx: Egyptian Alignment Eras PART THREE Vedic India and the Primordial Tradition 10. Vishnunabhi and the True Anchor of the Vedic Yugas 11. Coomaraswamy and Guenon Point the Way 12. The Sundoor at World's End and the Clashing Cliffs 000 13. Sagittarius and the Metaphysics of Transcendence 000 14. Galactic Alignment and the Primordial Tradition 000 PART FOUR Unwinding and Rewinding History 15. The Geography of Precession 16. The United States of the Virgin 17. Circles of Water: The Galaxy in South America 18. Izapan Galactic Cosmology and the Ley-Line Grid 19. The Portal of Spiritual Conception PART FIVE Science and the End of an Illusion 20. Reiserian Cosmecology: Galactic Alignments and Evolution 21. Timing Parameters of the Alignment: 1998, 2012, 2220, 2240 22. Cosmogenesis or Catastrophe? 23. The Galactic Chakra System 24. The End of an Illusion Notes Bibliography Index