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The Mayan Factor: Path Beyond Technology Paperback – April 1, 1987
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"The Mayan Factor opened up a new audience for the understanding of cyclical time, as opposed to linear time. This is a perspective that we desperately need today. This book serves as a point of entry into a new cosmic consciousness." (Frank Waters)
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“The Mayan Factor opened up a new audience for the understanding of cyclical time, as opposed to linear time. This is a perspective that we desperately need today. This book serves as a point of entry into a new cosmic consciousness.”
“The Mayan Factor teaches us how to connect directly, sensuously, and electromagnetically with the Galactic Synchronization Beam, a time wave that is now triggering a new phase of galactic evolution. Since 1987, we have been exploring the galaxy with our minds, and The Mayan Factor is an essential guide.”
--Barbara Hand Clow, author of The Pleiadian Agenda
“An academic shaman, Argüelles peers into the sacred calendar of the ancient Maya and finds it is a bio-mathematical blueprint for life itself. There is a deep mythos at work here...Students of higher consciousness will find in it a positive force at work on global enlightenment.”
“José Argüelles, the high priest of the New Age movement...is the man who was responsible for the gathering of hundreds of thousands of people in 1987 to celebrate the Harmonic convergence. ”
“Argüelles's book--brilliantly conceived, meticulously researched, and eloquently reported--is a watershed explication of the myth, science, and mathematical prophecy of the enigmatic Maya of Central America, the “Diviners of Harmony.” Argüelles is a major visionary with his feet planted firmly on the ground and for this radical and pioneering interpretation of Mayan tradition, he deserves a wide readership.”
--East West Natural Health
Artist, poet and historian, JOSÉ ARGÜELLES initiated the Harmonic Convergence of August 1987. He is the author of Surfers of Zuvuya and Earth Ascending. He is currently touring the world promoting a 28-day, 13-month calendar based on Mayan mathematics.
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Arguelles' book entices unwary souls who are searching for enlightenment, but does them and the Maya people a severe injustice. IF you want to believe in Harmonic Convergences and the like then go ahead and buy this book. If you want genuine insight from real practicioners of Maya spiritual knowledge and from people who know and respect Maya culture, this is not the book for you.
I would recommend the following anthropologists' works "Time and the Highland Maya" by Barbara Tedlock, Dennis Tedlock's annotated translation of "The Popol Vuh" with K'iche shaman Andres Xiloj, and "Tortillas for the Gods" by Evon Vogt. And anything by Martin Prechtel, who is himself a Tzutujil shaman.
More often imagined correspondences and inventions such as 'The Loom Of The Maya' are presented as cosmic fact when they are products of Joe's imagination. Joe is a great artist and should present himself as such and not apostle of the next Baktun. The only way you could believe you are reading truth here is if you allow yourself to turn off discrimination and accept whatever wild stuff he says.
I have no doubt that Joe, has opened himself up to either off-world information and/or the depths of his own imagination. But this 'artistic' plethora was never grounded either in historical facts about the Mayan nor in logical thinking. The work remains a very loose artistic interpretation with Mayan influences.
Example from this book: "Instantaneously releasing themselves through chromo-molecular transport into the farther reacher of the galaxy into whence they had come, the Mayan sages nonetheless also prepared for a return."
Ok, that one had the word Maya in it. But where does this concept of chromo-molecular transport come from? We have no evidence of this concept in Maya life either past or present. It, like much other in this book, comes from Joes imagination.
Ultimately and unfortunately Mr Arguelles became convinced of his identity as a reincarnated Pacal Votan (Lord of Time) and created another system of Mayan glyphs called the Dreamspell. Dreamspell is not based on the pure interpretation of the Mayan Tzolkin.Read more ›
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A lot of technical information to absorb. Not an "easy read" but very interesting.Published 9 months ago by Anna Nicoletti
This man writes about the Mayan Civilization as if he were there. His knowledge is amazing.Published 9 months ago by merseyboo
Very good book. It's interesting. Difficult reading but the author knows what's he doing and the history everything is mind blowing.Published 15 months ago by Lizzie
This book will blow your mind. They should teach this in school.Published 18 months ago by Rob Pizza
Not sure that I want to travel a path laid out by a group of people who sacrificed humans to demons, then ate the leftovers, but it does make an interesting read.Published 19 months ago by A. Moubray
This is a very complex, esoteric book. Describes the Mayan calendar, their account of DNA, and how they left their land in Central America. Not something for a secular person.Published on February 16, 2013 by J. Howell
This man's vision has opened the eyes of so many others. I constantly reference my Dreamspell calendar and state of mind to take my world to a whole new wavelength. Read morePublished on December 2, 2012 by John T. Walker
This is fringe literature.
The author begins by demonstrating that this mystical stuff is much more powerful than traditional science - Jesuits lost their minds studying the I... Read more