[Revisiting – from the Archives] John Major Jenkins interview – “The 2012 Meme, Part 2″ – #008 – Gnostic Media [audio]
by Jan Irvin
December 5, 2012
Originally released December 7, 2008.
In our continuing investigation into the modern phenomenon of the New Age 2012 movement, I’m going to interview John Major Jenkins to discuss his work in his book Maya Cosmogenisis 2012. Last month in Podcast #004 – The 2012 Meme, I interviewed Prof. John Hoopes, who refuted the majority of the 2012 movement. However, Hoopes separated Jenkins’ work apart from the others in the 2012 movement, challenging some of Jenkins’ positions, while supporting others and calling Jenkins to publish his findings academically. Here Jenkins roles up his academic sleeves and is provided the full opportunity to answer to Hoopes’ criticisms, as well as fire off some of his own attacks on the 2012 movement.
John Major Jenkins has been researching Maya culture and cosmology since the 1980s. While undertaking careful archeo-astronomical investigations of ancient Maya sites, he was inspired in his work by living and working with the contemporary highland Maya. His pioneering books are internationally recognized and include Maya Cosmogenesis 2012, Galactic Alignment, and Unlocking the Secrets of 2012. They document and explore the relationships between the 2012 cycle-ending of the Maya calendar and astronomy, prophecy, and spiritual teachings. John believes it is possible to reconstruct and give voice to the ancient wisdom, addressing both spiritual and scientific considerations. Recently appointed a National Fellow member of Sir Edmund Hillary’s prestigious Explorer Club for his work at Izapa, the origin place of the 2012 calendar, Jenkins has taught at conferences and universities throughout the United States, as well as in Central America, Mexico, Canada, and Europe. His work has been featured in many documentaries and on The History Channel, the BBC, and the Discovery Channel.
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