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The Book of Destiny: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012 Hardcover – Bargain Price, June 30, 2009


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: HarperOne (June 30, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061574147
  • ASIN: B0041T4O3K
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.7 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,487,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Fans will delight in how Barrios connects the Mayan dots.” (Library Journal )

From the Back Cover

Discover What the Prophecy of 2012 Means for Your Life

According to the Mayan Elders, at the moment of birth every human being is given a destiny. Our life challenge is to develop ourselves and our skills in order to fulfill this destiny, thus fueling our individual contribution to the planet. At the heart of The Book of Destiny is the sacred Mayan calendar, an extraordinary tool that allows the reader to discover this destiny, along with one’s special Mayan symbol, origin, as well as the protection spirits that accompany them through life. Poetically narrated, the book describes how the calendar contains the scientific legacy of the Mayan people, preserved and transmitted over the centuries through oral tradition and written texts.

Written at the request of the Mayan Elders, by member of the Guatemalan Elders Council and Mayan Priest Carlos Barrios, The Book of Destiny is a tool to help people understand their life purpose and to use this profound knowledge to make the best of their time on earth.

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I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in more information on this subject.
VG
The book is very well written with a smooth translation of the original text, and so it is also a delight to read.
NSD
The knowledge presented in this book represents the true Mayan sign and its meaning for each of the 20 day signs.
John D. Blanchard

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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By NSD on September 2, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is without question an excellent book that is comprehensively and thoughtfully written. Once I understood that this is the only book that has been approved by the Mayan leadership, I decided to read it first, and I'm very glad that I did. However, even if I had read other books on the subject first, I believe that the contents of this book would still have been very valuable. There seems to be so much confusion and fear associated with 2012. This book provides a very sensible, comprehensive understanding of the subject from a person who has the highly credible background to inform us. It is positive in perspective, while at the same time presenting what are serious issues that confront our present world. The book is very well written with a smooth translation of the original text, and so it is also a delight to read. It contains wisdom that is worthwhile to reflect on for a long time to come. I am left with anticipation of reading more from Mr. Barrios about what the Mayan have to share when this is deemed timely to impart.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Peggy A. Kornegger on November 28, 2009
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This is a very good book for anyone interested in an authentic overview of Maya teachings as they have been handed down for thousands of years. Readers should be cautious about relying too heavily on the information in many of the books now available on the Maya because they are often based on archeological studies that use interpretations of Maya history and culture made by the Spanish conquerers hundreds of years ago, which, not surprisingly, is completely inaccurate. Carlos Barrios's book is not one of those. I found it fascinating reading.
Peggy Kornegger,
author of Living with Spirit, Journey of a Flower Child
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J. Palacios on January 29, 2010
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As a descendant of Mayan heritage, I have read many books concerning the Mayan Calendar and the enigmatic date of 2012 and this is without a doubt the best book that I have been able to find. Many passages in this book will make you think deeply about what is going on in the world and in your own individual life. The Mayan Calendar is truly special because if you truly understand it, you know that it can help you discover the person that you were born to be and realize your purpose in life; that we all are part of a cosmic continuum.
Buy this book, you won't regret it!
"Reality is from the eyes inward and illusion is from the eyes outward."
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By John D. Blanchard on August 19, 2009
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Someone has finally written a book which truly describes the true Mayan Path. Don Carlos Barrios is an excellent writer and clearly conveys the essence of the pure meaning of the Mayan spirit and their roll as the time keepers for our age. Don Carlos is and Aqj'ij or Mayan Shaman and has studied the Mayan calenders and hieroglyphics extensively for over 35 years. The knowledge presented in this book represents the true Mayan sign and its meaning for each of the 20 day signs. Readers will find the information very informative and fascinating.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By C. Raedeke on July 29, 2009
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The only book I've found on Mayan calendrics/prophecies from a Mayan shaman and member of the Mayan Elders Council. Has an excellent, detailed section on each of the 20 Cholq'ij day signs. My favorite book on the subject!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Guillermo D. Lopez on March 16, 2012
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I belong to a group called "Calpulli". A "Calpulli" was for the indigenous people of Mexico a type of community educational/cultural/political learning center for a village or group of villages. Our group chooses a book, topic or theme to study. About two and a have years ago we choose The Book of Destiny to read/study. If you're looking for a fast read, this is not it. This is not a negative. The book is highly intricate, detailed and amazing. My area of interests are in the sciences and ancient cultures. Other members have areas of expertise in the Aztec/Mayan calendar and ancient cultures of the Americas. Most members, simply want to learn more about the calendar and its multitude of meanings. Most of us knew that this calendar was not just a date calendar, but The Book of Destiny presents the calendar into its proper perspective. The book explains the true meanings of the calendar through comparisons of current scientific terms and theories. It describes and explains the calendar's relationship to astronomy, mathematics, physics, human anatomy, biology, cellular construction and the list goes on. If you have a background in these areas, you will be absorbed by this book. If you don't have a strong base knowledge in these areas, you will be fascinated and educated at the same time. Our "Calpulli" is close to the end of this book. It has been fun and educational. Great book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By PAM on July 26, 2011
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Mr. Barrios gives us an open-hearted and highly informative understanding of cultures that have maintained a depth of knowledge most have never heard or even been exposed to. He and his Teachers are sublimely enriched by their centuries old calendars with their beautiful symbology. I deeply wish that more of us partake of this generous work directly from the inside and those who may ultimately help save our lives.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Christina E. Butler on December 10, 2009
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This is the real thing... checki it out through Earth Changes and several other websites who have contact with Carlos Barrios... pure motives... Imparative message to get out... 2012 not the end of the physical world but the 4th world on the Mayan Calandar and HUGE potential for Human growth and Planetary change for the good. Some practical things to start practicing that are REALLY simple and easy to do. KISS principal. and great place to start a schollarly persuit if you want to get deeper in to the Mayan Calendar and cultrue.
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