(J. Douglas Kenyon, editor of Forbidden History and Atlantis Rising)
“I have reviewed dozens of books on the year 2012 and its meaning and consequences, but Frank Joseph’s Atlantis and 2012 presents us with many facts and research ignored by most of the other guides. I have especially high regard for Frank Joseph’s courage to question what the majority of academia, government, and media around the world have concluded about global warming. They have ignored the research showing global warming is actually the precursor to a new ice age. In addition to all the other fascinating bits to be found in Atlantis and 2012, I find the most important is Joseph’s emphasis on the reminder that global warming may just be the trigger for an oncoming ice age, which we now know can manifest in as little as 20 years!
“The Mayan civilization gave a gift to future humanity in the form of their Mayan calendar. Having witnessed periodic extinctions, they documented these cycles in the hopes of preparing and maybe even preventing what they could not: a dark end for our age. Their message is one of balancing the material and spiritual dimensions, because an imbalance brings on social decay and physical annihilation. Vested interests and the domination of the corporate world, which enforces its status quo, have brought us to the edge of extinction. Although humankind may be vastly diminished, the planet will survive.
“The Atlanteans were much like us--in fact, they are us if you consider reincarnation. Their insatiable appetite for material prosperity and military might mirror the world governments of today. Frank Joseph has used the works of two great seers, Plato and Edgar Cayce, to guide us through our past and future. Thanks to the Atlantis code (which we know as the Mayan calendar), he shows that we still have hope that we might be able to avoid what the Atlanteans failed to avoid. You must read this book--today!”
(Robert R. Hieronimus, Ph.D., author of United Symbolism of America and host of 21st Century Radio)
"Mr. Joseph has assembled an impressive array of details, some of which have been drawn from almost forgotten sources. . . . [He] is, without doubt, one of the foremost writers on lost civilizations, and makes it easy to follow and understand his reasoning. Whether or not you believe in these continents; whether or not you believe we are living in 'end times'; you can find something of interest within these covers. Pick up a copy."
(Michael Gleason, reviewer, May 2010)
"Joseph points to global cataclysms that affected our planet in c.3100 BC, 2200BC, 1600 BC, and 1200 BC. The next cataclysm could coincide with a solar superstorm and a reversal of the Earth's magnetic field, bringing on a new ice age. He cautions that our civilization could well be equally as fragile as those that rose and fell before it under the influence of massive cosmic and terrestrial forces."
(Nexus New Times Magazine, Vol. 17, No. 4, June/July 2010)
"New age libraries will relish the unusually concrete approach!"
(James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review, June 2010)
"Much has been written over the years about the so-called "Legend of Atlantis." More recently, a number of books have appeared anticipating what will happen to the earth in December 2012. . . for the first time we have in this new book by Frank Joseph the most well researched link between these two subjects."
(Alan Glassman, New Dawn Magazine, September 2010)
“Frank Joseph’s Atlantis and 2012 presents thoughtful insights to readers . . . this work provides much food for thought for readers concerned about 2012.”
(Intuitive Connections Network, June 2011)
From the Back Cover
“I have reviewed dozens of books on the year 2012, but Frank Joseph’s Atlantis and 2012 presents us with many facts and research ignored by most of the other guides. Thanks to the Atlantis code (which we know as the Mayan calendar), he shows that we still have hope that we might be able to avoid what the Atlanteans failed to avoid. You must read this book--today!”
--Robert R. Hieronimus, Ph.D., author of United Symbolism of America and host of 21st Century Radio
“Once again Frank Joseph has shown that when it comes to Atlantis and related subjects, no one else knows as much. In this case he has taken on two very difficult subjects but has succeeded in extracting some of the most fascinating history anyone has seen in a long time.”
--J. Douglas Kenyon, editor of Forbidden History and Atlantis Rising
Based on more than 25 years of research around the globe and statements from Edgar Cayce about Atlantis and its Pacific sister civilization of Lemuria, Frank Joseph reveals that the Mayan calendar was brought to Mexico by survivors of Atlantis. Uncovering the Atlantean influences in both ancient Mesoamerican culture and ancient Egyptian culture, he links the demise of Atlantis with the birth of the Olmec civilization in Mexico (the progenitors of the Maya), the beginning of the first Egyptian dynasty, and the start of the Mayan calendar.
Joseph explains that the Mayan calendar was invented by the combined genius of Atlantis and Lemuria and describes how it predicts an eternal cycle of global creation, destruction, and renewal. Correlating this recurring cycle with scientific studies on glacial ice cores and predictions from the Hopi, the Incas, and the Scandinavian Norse, Joseph reveals that 2012 could be the start of a new ice age and the advent of a massive solar storm. However, Joseph shows that the Maya knew the way to reestablish civilization’s cosmic balance before time runs out.
FRANK JOSEPH was the editor in chief of Ancient American magazine from 1993 until 2009. He is the author of Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America, The Destruction of Atlantis, The Lost Civilization of Lemuria, Survivors of Atlantis, and The Lost Treasure of King Juba. He lives in Minnesota.