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Beyond 2012: Catastrophe or Awakening?: A Complete Guide to End-of-Time Predictions Paperback – May 21, 2009
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“I support and encourage serious discussion of 2012, and the current level of the discussion--in quality and cogency--must be raised. Beyond 2012 does this with admirable comprehension and comprehensiveness, inviting us all to engage with this topic in deeper ways.” (John Major Jenkins, author of Tzolkin, Maya Cosmogenesis 2012, and Galactic Alignment)
“Beyond 2012 is the most comprehensive study of the 2012 phenomena to date. Geoff Stray’s detective story leaves no stone unturned as he uncovers the truths and the untruths concerning this fast-approaching date with destiny.” (Jay Weidner, coauthor of The Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye)
“Beyond 2012 is an invaluable resource. Fair, open-minded, and rational, Geoff Stray’s book displays the enormous range of the 2012 phenomenon; a sort of mega-mall of marvelous strangeness, insights, and sudden flashes of truth.” (Vincent Bridges, coauthor of The Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye)
"For anyone interested in this topic, Beyond 2012 is a can't-do-without-it reference, the first resource you'll go to whenever a new theory enters your field of vision. It will also be an amusing keepsake for 2013 and after, assuming that we survive whichever of the theories turns out to be accurate." (Deborah Adams, Curled Up With a Good Book, Sept 2009)
"Here in Geoff Stray's book, one finds an unprejudiced voice, and an intelligent mind that has investigated and evaluated much of the 2012 material, presenting the most intriguing discussion I have yet seen." (Robert Simmons, Metaphysical Buyer's Guide, Holiday 2009)
"New Age libraries will find it the item of choice for considering 2012 changes and challenges." (Midwest Book Review, Sept 2009)
"Beyond 2012 is a fascinating, comprehensive exploration into humanity's potential for a quantum leap forward. The many speculative, occult, religious, and fringe theories are examined, correlated, and compartmentalized. . . . Perhaps we are a few short years from the birth of our global brain." (Chris Lorenz, Dell Magazines, Feb 2010)
"One of the strengths of Beyond 2012 is that Stray has actually done the astrological and calendrical calculations, plus researched the alleged science behind the many theories he chronicles, summarily dismissing those whose figures don't add up." (Curtis McCosco, CirclesofLight.com, Jan 2010)
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“If there is one book you need to read about 2012, it is this one. Don’t believe a thing until you do. The facts, the fiction, and the reality--it’s all here, Made easy. Essential reading.”
--Andrew Collins, author of From the Ashes of Angels and Gods of Eden
“I support and encourage serious discussion of 2012, and the current level of the discussion--in quality and cogency--must be raised. Beyond 2012 does this with admirable comprehension and comprehensiveness, inviting us all to engage with this topic in deeper ways.”
--John Major Jenkins, author of Tzolkin, Maya Cosmogenesis 2012, and Galactic Alignment
In December of 2012 the Mayan Calendar’s Great Cycle will come to an end. Opinion remains divided as to whether apocalyptic scenarios of worldwide destruction or utopian visions of a spiritually renewed humanity will prevail after this key date has passed. What is certain, however, is that a rare galactic alignment will occur, one so unique that it is found at the core of many wisdom traditions from around the globe.
Geoff Stray has been collecting the vast amounts of data relating to the 2012 phenomena since 1982. Far from confining his research to the Maya, who provide the most prominent predictions indicating this date will herald significant changes for humanity, he has studied the prophetic traditions of other cultures--including the Tibetan, Chinese, Jewish, Ethiopian, and tribal cultures from around the globe--to show the kind of convergence of cosmic purposes happening along a number of parallel tracks. This book offers an extensive study of many modern theories, including Terence McKenna’s Timewave Zero and Maurice Cotterell’s sunspot research as well as anomalous phenomena such as near-death experiences and crop circles. Sifting through all the scientific research and speculation that the year 2012 has inspired, Geoff Stray provides an encyclopedic look at what we might really expect on this pivotal date.
GEOFF STRAY, an international speaker who has been researching the subject of the year 2012 since 1982, is the author of The Mayan and Other Ancient Calendars and 2012 in Your Pocket. He maintains the website Diagnosis 2012, the most comprehensive database available on 2012. He lives in England.
Top Customer Reviews
I completely concur with Vincent Bridges comment re: this book, (co-author of 'Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye: Alchemy and the End of Time) - i.e., "'Beyond 2012" is an invaluable resource. Fair, open-minded and rational. Geoff Stray's book displays the enormous range of the 2012 phenomenon: a sort of mega-mall of marvelous strangeness, insights, and sudden flashes of truth."
A few quotes from "Beyond 2012" to wet one's appetite:
- "In my opinion, there is enough independent corroboration here to show that this 2012 information is bubbling up from some deep communal level of mind and emerging from various human transmitters in order to give us a spiritual kick up the Aristotle!Read more ›
Quite simply, this is THE most comprehensive book on the subject of 2012 I have read so far. And the least agenda-based or theory-driven, so readers have more freedom to draw their own conclusions. Impressive in both its scope and depth, it not only covers familiar ground, but does so with fresh insights, and also reaches out to more distant vistas, to the "event horizon" surrounding 2012, and the predicted changes within its influence.
This is a beautiful book and though softbound I would say that no expense has been spared in its production. It's also a BIG book, almost 300 pages and is well worth the modest price, considering it represents 25 years of research. This book belongs in any serious (non-strictly empirical) thinker's library.
All I can add is I am a little concerned for the world come Dec 21 2012.
The information provided is the best I have found yet.
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My order did arrive on time and in good condition and I would buy from them again in the futurePublished on January 10, 2013 by Amazon Customer
WITH MY KINDLE, I READ WHILE MY KINDLE READS IT TO ME. IT'S A GREAT WAY TO STUDY. AM READING SEVERAL BOOKS PRESENTLY. THE LAST POPE IS ANOTHER AM PRESENTLY READING. Read morePublished on September 1, 2012 by willy
In his book, Beyond 2012: Catastrophe or Awakening?: A Complete Guide to End-of-Time Predictions Geoff Stray examines a variety of disaster theories. Read morePublished on July 30, 2012 by Sammy Sutton Author
have read several books on the subject and this is the best one so far... covers many points of view and predictions from many sources, finding support for some and not others... Read morePublished on July 26, 2011 by Lella
I've researched this subject since fall 2008. I have also read 'The Orion Prophecy' and 'Apocalypse 2012'. Of the three I like this one the best. Read morePublished on July 21, 2011 by R. Laroche
It would be interesting to know what Geoff Stray would surmise, with all these devestating tornados and floods this year. Read morePublished on June 1, 2011 by June Musick
this is the very best overview over 2012 you can buy for money.
The author not only presents the different theories but test in deep them, discovering how some simply don't... Read more
I ordered this expecting to find many plausible theories all in one place. However, the very first problem came up when I began reading many of the theories, only to find out at... Read morePublished on November 23, 2010 by Crystil Loeper